Jack Sullivan 

Updated August, 2013

CURRICULUM VITAE

John M. (Jack) Sullivan

Department of Biological Sciences, Box 443051, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID 83844-3051
Office Phone: (208) 885-9049 Lab Phone: (208) 885-8062 Fax: 208-885-7905 e-mail: jacks@uidaho.edu
Date of Birth: 9/18/63
Married to D. Brandy Sullivan, Children: Connor J. Sullivan, Terra S. Sullivan

Education

1995 Ph.D. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut (Christine M. Simon)
1990 M.S. Zoology, University of Vermont (C. William Kilpatrick)
1985 B.A. Zoology, University of Vermont

Academic Positions

Professor of Zoology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho. July, 2008 - Present
Associate Professor of Zoology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho. July, 2002 - June, 2008
Assistant Professor of Zoology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Idaho. July, 1997 - June, 2002
Postdoctoral Fellow, January, 1996-July, 1997; Laboratory of Molecular Systematics, Smithsonian Institution (David L. Swofford)

Research Interests

Theoretical systematics; Comparative phylogeography, especially of montane taxa; Rodent systematics and evolution, especially chipmunks; Conservation genetics.

Early Research Experience

Graduate Research Assistant, 1993-1995; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut. Evolution of 12S rRNA in sigmodontine rodents.

Graduate Research Assistant, Summer, 1992; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut. mtDNA sequence variation in New Zealand cicadas.

Graduate Research Assistant, Summer, 1991; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Connecticut. Allozyme and mtDNA sequence variation in Magicicada.

Lab Technician, Fall, 1990; Department of Zoology, University of Vermont. DNA-DNA hybridization in sigmodontine rodents.

Field Technician, Summer, 1990; Department of Zoology, University of Vermont. Collection of sigmodontine rodents of Mexico.

Courses

Mammalogy, Principles of Systematics, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

Publications (*Asterisks indicate student research.)

Carstens, B. C., R. S. Brennan, V. Chua, C. V. Duffie, M. G. Harvey, R. A. Koch, C. D. McMahan, B. J. Nelsen, C. E. Newman, J. D. Satler, G., Seeholzer, K, Prosbic, D. C. Tank and J. Sullivan. 2013. Model selection as a tool for phylohgeographic inference: An example from the willow Salix melanopsis. Molecular Ecology, 22:4014-4028. doi 0.1111/mec.12347. (Download PDF).

*Sen, D., C. J. Brown, E. M. Top, and J. Sullivan. 2013. Inferring the evolutionary history of the IncP-1plasmids despite incongruence among backbone genes trees. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 30:154-166. (Published on-line August, 2012). doi:10.1093/molbev/mss210. (Download PDF).

*Hoissington, J. L., L. P. Waits, and J. Sullivan. 2012. Species limits and integrated taxonomy of the Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus): Genetic and ecological differentiation. Journal of Mammalogy. 93: 589-604. doi:10.1644/11-MAMM-A-021.1 (Download PDF).

*Reid, N., J. R. Demboski, and J. Sullivan. 2012. Phylogeny estimation of the radiation western American chipmunk (Tamias) in the face of introgression using reproductive protein genes. Systematic Biology, 61:44-62 . doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr094. (Download PDF).

*Evans, J. and J. Sullivan. 2011. Generalized mixture models for molecular phylogenetic estimation. Systematic Biology, 61:12-21. doi: 10.1093/sysbio/syr093. (Download PDF).

Francia, M. E., S. Wicher, D. A. Pace, J. Sullivan, S. N. J. Moreno, and G. Arrizabalaga. 2011. A Toxoplasma protein with homology to intracellular type sodium hydrogen exchangers is required for osmotolerance and protein processing. Experimental Cell Research. 317:1382-1386. doi:10.1016/j.yexcr.2011.03.020. (Link to Journal).

*Ripplinger, J. and J. Sullivan. 2010. Assessment of substitution-model adequacy using frequentist and Bayesian methods. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 27:2790- 2803. doi:10.1093/molbev/msq168. (Download PDF)

*Evans, J. and J. Sullivan. 2010. Approximating model probabilities in BIC and DT approaches to model selection in phylogenetics. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 28:343-349 doi:10.1093/molbev/msq195. (Download PDF).

*Hird, S., *N. Reid, J. R. Demboski, and J. Sullivan. 2010. Introgression at differentially aged hybrid zones in red-tailed chipmunks. Genetica, doi:10.1007/s10709-010-9470-z. (Download PDF).

*Ripplinger, J., Z. Abdo, and J. Sullivan. 2010. Effects of parameter estimation on maximum-likelihood bootstrap analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 56: 642-648. (Download PDF).

*Hird, S., and J. Sullivan. 2009. Assessment of gene flow across a hybrid zone in red-tailed chipmunks (Tamias ruficaudus). Molecular Ecology, 18:3097-3109. (Download PDF).

McPeek, M. A., D. L. DeAngelis, R. G. Shaw, A. J. Moore, M. D. Rausher, D. R. Strong, A. M. Ellison, L. Barrett, L. Reisberg, M. D. Breed, J. Sullivan, C. W. Osenberg, M. Holyoak, and M. A. Elgar. 2009. The golden rule of reviewing. The American Naturalist, 173: E155-E158. (Download PDF).

Swofford, D. L. and J. Sullivan. 2009. Phylogenetic inference using parsimony and other methods using PAUP*. Pp. 260-312 In (P. Lemey, M. Salemi, A.M. Vandamme, eds.). The Phylogenetic Handbook, Second Edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

*Ripplinger, J., and J. Sullivan. 2008. Does choice in model selection affect maximum likelihood analysis? Systematic Biology. 57:76-85. (Download PDF).

*Good, J., *S. Hird, *N. Reid, J. Demboski, S. Steppan, and J. Sullivan. 2008. Ancient introgression and mtDNA capture in non-sister species of chipmunks (Tamias). Molecular Ecology. 17:1313-1327.(Download PDF).

Nagler, J. J., T. Cavileer, J. Sullivan, D. G. Cyr, and C. Rexroad III. 2007. The complete estrogen receptor family in the rainbow trout: Discovery of novel ER a2 and both ERB isoforms. Gene, 392: 164-173.(Download PDF).

*Nielson, M, K. Lohman, C. H. Daugherty, F. W Allendorf, K. L. Knudsen, and J. Sullivan. 2006. Allozyme and mitochondrial DNA variation in the tailed frog (Anura: Ascaphus): The influence of geography and gene flow. Herpetologica, 62:235-258. (Download PDF).

Brunsfeld, S. J., and J. Sullivan. 2006. A multi-compartmented glacial refugium in the northern Rocky Mountains: Evidence from the phylogeography of Cardamine constancei (Brassicaceae). Conservation Genetics, 6:895-904. (Download PDF).

*Carstens, B.C., J. R. Demboski, J. M. Good, S. J. Brunsfeld, and J. Sullivan. 2005. The evolutionary history of the northern Rocky Mountain mesic forest ecosystem. Evolution, 59:1639-1652. (Download PDF).

*Carstens, B.C., A. Bankhead III, P. Joyce, and J. Sullivan. 2005. Testing population genetic structure using parametric bootstrapping: The MIGRATE-N test of population structure. Genetica, 124:71-75. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. and P. Joyce. 2005. Model selection in phylogenetics. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Evol. Syst., 36:445-466. (Download PDF) - Online Supplement (pdf).

*Steele, C. A., *B. C. Carstens, A. Storfer, and J. Sullivan. 2005. Testing hypotheses of speciation timing in Dicamptodon copei and Dicamptodon aterrimus (Caudata: Dicamptodontidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 36:90-100. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J., *Z. Abdo, P. Joyce, and D. L. Swofford. 2005. Evaluating the performance of a successive- approximations approach to maximum-likelihood phylogeny estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22:1386-1392. (Download PDF).

*Abdo, Z., V. Minin, P. Joyce, and J. Sullivan. 2005. Accounting for uncertainty in the tree topology has little effect on the decision theoretic approach to model selection in phylogeny estimation. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 22:691-703. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. 2005. Maximum-likelihood estimation of phylogeny from DNA sequence data. In (E. Zimmer & E. Roalson, eds.). Molecular Evolution, Producing the Biochemical Data. Part B, Methods in Enzymology, 395:757-779. ( Download proofs).

*Carstens, B. C., *J. D. Degenhardt, *A. S. Stevenson, and J. Sullivan. 2005. Accounting for coalescent stochasticity in testing phylogeographic hypotheses: Testing models of Pleistocene population structure in the Idaho giant salamander Dicamptodon aterrimus. Molecular Ecology, 14:255-265. (Download PDF).

*Carstens, B. C, J. Sullivan, L. M. Davalos, P. A. Larsen, and S. C. Pedersen. 2004. Exploring population genetic structure in three species of Lesser Antillean bats. Molecular Ecology. 13:2557-2566. ( Download PDF).

*Carstens, B. C., *A. L. Stevenson, *J. D. Degenhardt, and J. Sullivan. 2004. Testing nested phylogenetic and phylogeographic hypotheses in the Plethodon vandykei species group. Systematic Biology, 53:781-792. (Download PDF).

Minin, V., Z. Abdo, P. Joyce, and J. Sullivan. 2003. Performance-based selection of likelihood models for phylogeny estimation. Systematic Biology, 52:674-683. (Download PDF).

Swofford, D. L. and J. Sullivan. 2003. Phylogenetic inference using parsimony and maximum likelihood using PAUP*. Pp. 160 - 196 In (M. Salemi, A.M. Vandamme, eds.). The Phylogenetic Handbook. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Good, J. M., J. Demboski, D. M. Nagorsen, and J. Sullivan. 2003. Phylogeography and introgressive hybridization: Chipmunks (Tamias) in the northern Rocky Mountains. Evolution, 57:1900-1916. (Download PDF).

Demboski, J., and J. Sullivan. 2003. Extensive mtDNA variation within the yellow-pine chipmunk, Tamias amoenus (Rodentia: Sciuridae), and phylogeographic inferences for northwest North America. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 26:389-408. (Download PDF).

Winchell, C. J., J. Sullivan, C. B. Cameron, B. J. Swalla, and J. Mallatt. 2002. Evaluating hypotheses of deuterostome evolution with new LSU and SSU ribosomal DNA phylogenies. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 19: 762-776. (Download PDF).

Good, J. A., and J. Sullivan. 2001. Phylogeography of red-tailed chipmunks (Tamias ruficaudus), a northern Rocky Mountains endemic. Molecular Ecology, 10:2683-2696. (Download PDF).

Brunsfeld, S., J. Sullivan, D. Soltis, and P. Soltis. 2001. Comparative phylogeography of northwestern North America: A synthesis. Pp. 319-339 In (J. Silvertown and J. Antonovics, eds.) Integrating ecological and evolutionary processes in a spatial context. Blackwell Science, Oxford. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. and D. L. Swofford. 2001. Should we use model-based methods for phylogenetic inference when we know assumptions about among-site rate variation and nucleotide substitution pattern are violated? Systematic Biology, 50:723-729. (Download PDF).

Nielson, M. K., K. Lohman, and J. Sullivan. 2001. Phylogeography of the tailed frog (Ascaphus truei): Implications for biogeography of the Pacific Northwest. Evolution. 55:147-160. (Download.PDF).

Harris, D. J., D. S. Rogers, and J. Sullivan. 2000. Phylogeography of Peromyscus furvus (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae) based on Cytochrome b sequences. Molecular Ecology, 9: 2129 - 2136. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J., E. A. Arellano, and D. S. Rogers. 2000. Comparative phylogeography of Mesoamerican highland rodents: Concerted versus independent responses to past climatic fluctuations. The American Naturalist, 155:755-768. (Download PDF).

Mallatt, J., J. Sullivan, and C. J. Winchell. 2000. The relationship of lampreys to hagfishes: A spectral analysis of ribosomal DNA sequences. Pp. 106-118. In: Major Events in Early Vertebrate Evolution: Palaeontology, Phylogeny, and Development. (P. E. Ahlberg, ed.). Taylor and Francis.

Steppan, S. J., and J. Sullivan. 2000. The emerging statistical perspective in systematic biology: A reply to Mares and Braun on the status of Andalgalomys (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae). Journal of Mammalogy, 81:260-270. (Download.PDF).

Waits, L., J. Sullivan, S. J. O'Brien, and R. Ward. 1999. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeny for bears: single region trees and combined data trees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 13:82-92.

Sullivan, J., D. L. Swofford, and G. J. P. Naylor. 1999. The effect of taxon sampling on estimating rate-heterogeneity parameters of maximum-likelihood models. Molecular Biology and Evolution. 16:1347-1356. (Download PDF).

Mallatt, J., and J. Sullivan. 1998. 28S and 18S rDNA sequences support the monophyly of lampreys and hagfishes. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 15:1706-1718. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. and D. L. Swofford. 1997. Are guinea pigs rodents? The importance of adequate models in molecular phylogenetics. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 4:77-86. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J., J. A. Markert, and C. W. Kilpatrick. 1997. Phylogeography and molecular systematics of the Peromyscus aztecus group (Rodentia: Muridae) inferred using parsimony and likelihood. Systematic Biology, 46:426-440. (JSTOR Download).

Frati, F., C. Simon, J. Sullivan, and D. L. Swofford. 1997. Evolution of the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase II gene in Collembola. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 44:145-158. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. 1996. Combining data with different distributions of among-site rate variation. Systematic Biology, 45:375-380. (JSTOR Download).

Simon, C., L. Nigro, J. Sullivan, A. Franke, A. Grapputo, A. Martin, C. McIntosh. 1996. Large among-taxon differences in the 12S rRNA gene: Implications for the molecular clock. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 13:923-932. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J., K. E. Holsinger, and C. Simon. 1996. The effect of topology on estimates of among-site rate variation. Journal of Molecular Evolution, 42:308-312. (Download PDF).

Hickson, R. E., C. Simon, A. J. Cooper, G. Spicer, J. Sullivan, and D. Penny. 1996. A refined secondary structure model, conserved motifs, and alignment for the third domain of animal 12S rRNA. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 13:150-169. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J., K. E. Holsinger, and C. Simon. 1995. Among-site rate variation and phylogenetic analysis of 12S rRNA in Sigmodontine rodents. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 12: 988-1001. (Download PDF).

Sullivan, J. M. and C. W. Kilpatrick. 1991. Biochemical systematics of the Peromyscus aztecus assemblage. Journal of Mammalogy, 72:681-689.

Sullivan, J. M., C. W. Kilpatrick, and P. D. Rennert. 1991. Biochemical systematics of the Peromyscus boylii species group. Journal of Mammalogy, 72:681-696.

Solicited Book Review

Sullivan, J. 1998. Review of Molecular Evolution. (W.-H. Li, author). Systematic Biology, 47:173-175.

Invited Symposia and Workshops

2013 - Society of Systematic Biologists Presidential Address, Snowbird Utah. Systematic biology two decades after Snowbird 1993, and w(h)ither the species tree?

2007 - NSF Sponsored Workshop on Biogeography, Las Vegas Nevada.

2006 - Annual Meetings, Society of Systematic Biologists, Symposium on Species Delimitation: New Approaches for Discovering Diversity - Detecting Hybridization and Species Limits with Phylogeographic Data: Tamias.

2006 - Annual Meetings of the Idaho Academy of Sciences, Plenary Session - Genetics and Evolution of the Inland Mesic Forest Ecosystem.

2001 - University of Southern Illinois, Systematic Biology Symposium, Keynote Speaker. Statistical Tests in Comparative Phylogeography: Methods and Examples from the Pacific Northwest and Middle American Highlands.

1997 - International Theriological Congress VII, Symposium on Systematics and Biogeography of Montane Rodents of Southeastern Mexico and Northern Central America. Phylogeography and Molecular Systematics the Peromyscus aztecus complex.

1997 - International Theriological Congress VII, Symposium on Molecular Systematics of Peromyscine Rodents. The Importance of Adequate Models in the Molecular Systematics of Rodents.

1996 - Annual Meetings, Italian Society of Zoologists, Plenary Session - Advances in Molecular Systematics: Examining Conflict between Molecular and Classical Data Sets.

1995 - Annual Meetings, Society of Systematic Biologists, Symposium on Incorporating Molecular Evolution into Molecular Phylogenetic Analyses. Accommodating Among-Site Rate Variation in Phylogenetic Analyses.

1994 - New England Molecular Evolution Meetings. Gene Tree/Species Tree Symposium. Congruence and Conflict in Peromyscus Systematics.

Invited Departmental Seminars
2012 ­ Eastern Washington University, Darwin Day Lecture
2010 ­ University of Vermont, Department of Biological Sciences
2010 ­ Massey University, Department of Ecology
2010 ­ Massey University, School of Molecular Biosciences
2010 ­ Massey University, Alan Wilson Center for Molecular Evolution and Ecology
2009 ­ Texas Tech University, Department of Biological Sciences
2009 ­ University of Idaho, Fish & Wildlife Resources
2009 ­ Louisiana State University, Systematics, Ecology, & Evolution
2007 ­ Portland State University, Department of Biology
2005 ­ University of Texas, Integrative Biology
2004 ­ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Integrative Biology
2004 ­ University of Vermont, Department of Biology
2003 ­ University of Washington; Department of Biology
2003 ­ Boise State University; Department of Biology
2001 ­ University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Department of Biological Sciences
2000 ­ University of Connecticut; Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
1999 ­ University of Nevada, Reno; Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
1998 ­ University of Idaho; Departments of Statistics and Computer Science
1998 ­ Washington State University; Department of Zoology
1997 ­ University of Idaho; Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Resources
1997 ­ Brigham Young University; Department of Zoology
1996 ­ George Washington University; Department of Biological Sciences
1996 ­ National Museum of Natural History; Vertebrate Zoology
1996 ­ San Francisco State University; Biology Department
1996 ­ University of Idaho; Department of Biological Sciences

Contributed Talks/Posters
2013 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk, 2 posters).
2011 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk).
2010 ­ Annual New Zealand Phylogenetics Conference (1 talk).
2009 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (3 talks).
2008 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (2 talks).
2006 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk, 2 posters).
2005 ­ NSF/DFG Understanding Species Diversity on Earth (poster).
2004 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk, 1 poster).
2003 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk, 1 poster).
2002 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (1 talk, 1 poster).
2001 ­ Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists (3 talks).
2000 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings (2 talks, 1 poster).
2000 ­ Northwestern Regional Meetings, Wildlife Society.
1999 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings.
1998 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings.
1997 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings.
1996 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN Annual Meetings.
1995 ­ Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists.
1994 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN/SMBE Annual Meetings.
1994 ­ Eastern Great Lakes Molecular Evolution Meetings.
1993 ­ SSE/SSB/ASN/SMBE Annual Meetings.
1993 ­ New England Molecular Evolution Meetings.
1993 ­ University of Connecticut Graduate Student Symposium.
1992 ­ University of Connecticut Graduate Student Symposium.
1991 ­ University of Connecticut Graduate Student Symposium.
1990 ­ Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists.

Grants and Awards

2012 - NSF BEACON Project Grant, $20,945. September 2012 – August 2013. An Integrated Approach to Testing the Divergence with Gene Flow Model of Speciation; Empirical Genomics, Simulation, and in silico Evolution. This is a collaboration among Sullivan, James Foster, & David Hillis.

2011 - NSF BEACON Project Funding. $96,949. August 2011 - July 2012. An Integrated Approach to Testing the Divergence with Gene Flow Model of Speciation; Empirical Genomics, Simulation, and in Silico Evolution. This is a collaboration among Sullivan, James Foster, & David Hillis (University of Texas, who received an additional $55,527).

2010 - Outstanding Alumnus Award, University of Vermont, Department of Biology.

2008 - NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (PI: Larry Forney); $9,800,000 total, Sullivan is one of 9 participating faculty; February, 2008 - January, 2013. Center for Research on Evolutionary Processes. This is an IBEST grant (see Synergistic Activities).

2007 - NSF Systematic Biology & Biodiversity Inventories DEB-0717426. $200,000. August, 2007 - July, 2011. Collaborative Research: A Comprehensive Multigene Phylogeny of Chipmunks (Rodentia: Tamias): Testing Divergence with Gene Flow. UofI is the lead institution, and collaborator John Demboski (Denver Museum of Nature and Science) also received $200,000 for his activities on the same project.

2006 - NSF Microbial Genome Sequencing. $360,000. November 2006 - October 2008. The Genetic Diversity of Broad Host-Range Plasmids in Prokaryotes. (Eva Top, PI; Sullivan is Senior Personnel).

2005 - Idaho State Board of Education. Center for Research on Invasive Species & Small Populations; $102,200. April 2006 - March 2008. Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Genetic Variation in Small Populations of Plants and Animals Found in one of Idaho's Major Biodiversity Hotspots.

2003 - Idaho Department of Fish & Game State Wildlife Conservation Grant; $5,000. June 2003 - August 2003. Population Survey of Idaho Giant Salamanders (Dicamptodon aterrimus).

2002 - NSF EPSCoR REU Fellowship for Jeremiah Degenhardt; $2,250

2002 - NIH Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) (PI: Larry Forney); $10,200,000 total, $58,000 per year to Sullivan; February, 2002 ­ January, 2007; Center for Research on Evolutionary Processes.

2001 - Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence, University of Idaho Alumni Association.

2000 - NSF EPSCoR EPS-0080935 (PI: James A. Foster); $249,993 total, $41,078 to Sullivan; August 2000 ­ July 2002. Multidisciplinary Studies in Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Studies.

1999 - NSF Systematic Biology Panel DEB-9974124; $128,976; August 1999 ­ July, 2002. Testing Iterative Search Strategies for Maximum-likelihood Estimation of Phylogeny from DNA Sequence Data. David L. Swofford, Co-PI.

1999 - NSF EPSCoR EPS-9720634; $120,000; February 1999 - June 2001. Comparative Phylogeography of Northern Rocky Mountain Conifer-dwelling Rodents.

1998 - University of Idaho Research Council Seed Grant; $6,000; July 1998 - June 1999. Molecular Systematics and Population Genetics of Red-tailed Chipmunks (Tamias ruficaudus): An Initial Assessment of Genetic Structure in Northern Rocky Mountain Forest-dwelling Species.

1996 - Smithsonian Institution Molecular Evolution Post Doctoral Fellowship; $36,500; January, 1996- July, 1997. Sampling Properties of Model Parameters in Phylogenetic Analyses of DNA Sequence Data.

1995 - Outstanding Student Presenter. American Society of Mammalogists.

1994 - Edwin V. Gant Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies; $1,500; University wide competition in academic performance, professional potential, service, and integrity.

1994 - Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, University of Connecticut.

1993 - Graduate Research Traineeship in the Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation of Biodiversity; $14,000; NSF Sponsored fellowship, awarded through the EEB Department, University of Connecticut.

1993 - University of Connecticut Research Foundation Grant; $10,000; January- December, 1993. Among-site rate variation and phylogenetic analyses of DNA sequence data in sigmodontine rodents.

Graduate Students Supervised
Daniel J. Harris, PhD Student: Deceased
Marilyn M. Nielson, MS: Graduated December, 2000
Jeffrey M. Good, MS: Graduated May, 2002
Bryan C. Carstens, PhD: Graduated December, 2004
Jessica Hosington (Co-advised), MS: Graduated December, 2007
Sarah Hird (Co-advised), MS: Graduated June, 2008
Noah Reid, MS: Graduated August, 2008
Jason Evans, PhD: Graduated December, 2010
Jennifer Ripplinger, PhD: Graduated December, 2010
Kenneth Berger, PhD Student: Due to graduate December, 2013
Brice Sarver, PhD Student: Due to graduate December 2013
Genevieve Metzger, PhD Student: Due to graduate May 2016

Undergraduate Research Supervised
Nick Forshee 2010 - 2011
Tara Potter 2006 - 2007
Javan Bauder 2004 - 2006
Karina Villa Romero 2003-2004
Angela Stevenson 2002 - 2005
Jeremiah Degenhardt (REU Fellowship) 2002 - 2005
Stacey M. Gregory 1998-2001
Jeffrey M. Good 1998-1999

Graduate Committees
Zaid Abdo* - University of Idaho, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Patryce Avsharian* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Kerry Barnowe-Meyer* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Justin Bohling - University of Idaho, Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Frances Bonier* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Celeste Brown* - University of Idaho, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Amie-June Brumble* -University of Idaho, Department of Forest Resources
Matthew Carling* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Christine Cegelski* - University of Idaho, Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Isaac Erikson* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Ryan Garrick* - La Trobe University (Australia), School of Molecular Sciences
Andrew Giordano* - Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
William Godsoe* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Robert Grahn* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Travis Hagey - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
James Harper* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Craig Miller* - University of Idaho, Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Terry Miller* - University of Idaho, Department of Forest Resources
Matt Pennell - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Kimberly Peppin* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Matthew Rain* - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Darrin Rokyta* - University of Idaho, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Diya Sen* - University of Idaho,Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Steven Spears* - Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
Craig Steele* - Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
Todd Steury* - University of Idaho, Department of Fish & Wildlife Resources
Angela Streit* - Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
Smitha Surakanti* - University of Idaho, Bioinformatics & Computational Biology
Chris Winchell* - Washington State University, School of Biological Sciences
Jeremy Yoder - University of Idaho, Department of Biological Sciences
Li Zheng* - University of Idaho, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

*Asterisks indicate students whom have finished.

Postdoctoral Fellow Supervised
Dr. Anahi Espindola May, 2012 - Present
Dr. Christopher Drummond: April, 2006 - May, 2008
Dr. Roland Fleissner: September, 2003 - August, 2004
Dr. Kari Segraves: August, 2003 - July, 2005: NSF Interdisciplinary Informatics Postdoc
Dr. John R. Demboski: August, 1999 - July, 2001

Professional Societies

American Society of Mammalogists
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Society of Systematic Biologists

Service

Past-president: Society of Systematic Biologists, 2013
President: Society of Systematic Biologists, 2012
President-elect: Society of Systematic Biologists, 2011
Editor-in-Chief: Systematic Biology, 2007-2010
Associate Editor: Systematic Biology, 2001-2006
External Member of Search Committee, WSU
Animal Molecular Phylogeny Position. 2003
Nominating Committee: Society of Systematic Biologists, 2003 - 2004
Editorial Board: Systematic Biology, 1997-2000
NSF Panelist: 2001, 2003, 2008, 2012

Reviewer for:

American Zoologist, Annals Entomological Society of America, Bioinformatics, BioTechniques, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Conservation, BMC-Evolutionary Biology, Evolution, Copeia, Italian Journal of Zoology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Heredity, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Mammalian Genome, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, National Science Foundation, PLoS Evolutionary Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science, Transactions in Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Trends in Ecology and Evolution, The American Naturalist