Hannah Owens

Post-doctoral fellow mentored by Rob Guralnick, University of Florida
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Advisors: Town Peterson, Ed Wiley
Research Interests: Ichthyology, climate change, biogeography
Hometown: Downers Grove, IL

Education:

  • Ph.D.  in ecology and evolutionary biology, University of Kansas, spring 2015; M.A. in ecology and evolutionary biology,  University of Kansas, 2008; B.S. in biology from KU, 2006.

Publications:

  • Owens, HL, LP Campbell, LL Dornak, EE Saupe, N Barve, J Soberon, K Ingenloff, A Lira-Noriega, CM Hensz, CE Myers, AT Peterson. 2013. Constraints on interpretation of ecological niche models by limited environmental ranges on calibration areas. Ecological Modelling 263: 10-18.
  • Barve, N, AJ Bonilla, J Brandes, JC Brown, N Brunsell, FV Cochran, RJ Crosthwait, J Gentry, LM Gerhart, T Jackson, AJ Kern, KS Oberhauser, HL Owens, AT Peterson, AS Reed, J Soberón, AD Sundberg, and LM Williams. 2012. Climate change and mass mortality events in overwintering monarch butterflies. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 83: 817-824.
  • Saupe, EE, V Barve, CE Myers, J Soberon, N Barve, CM Hensz, AT Peterson, HL Owens, A Lira-Noriega. 2012. Variation in niche and distribution model performance: The need for a priori assessment of key causal factors. Ecological Modelling 237-238: 11-22.
  • Owens, HL, AC Bentley, AT Peterson. 2012. Predicting suitable environments and potential occurrences for coelacanths (Latimeria spp.). Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 577 587. doi: 10.1007/s10531-011-0202-1.

Presentations:

  • Owens, H.L. 2014. Incorporating Phylogenetics and Ecological Niche Modeling for Biogeographic Analysis. International Biogeography Society Early Career Conference. Canberra, Australia.
  • Owens, H.L. 2013. A Phylogenetic Approach to Niche Evolution in Gadine Fishes. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • Owens, H.L. 2013. A Phylogenetic Approach to Niche Evolution in Gadine Fishes. Evolution. Snowbird, Utah.
  • Owens, H.L. 2012. Niche Conservatism in Gadine Fishes. World Congress of Herpetology. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Owens, H.L. 2012. I Wonder Where That Fish Will Go? Predicting Ecological Shifts in the Northwest Atlantic. NSF IGERT Video and Poster Competition. Washington, D.C. Poster and Video.
  • Owens, H.L. 2012. Whither Cod? Incorporating Climate Model Data Into Ecological Niche Models. National Center for Atmospheric Research Mesa Lab Research Reports. Boulder, Colorado.
  • Owens, H.L. 2011. Ecological Niche Modeling as a Tool for Anticipating the Potential Geography of Invasive Species. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Des Moines, Iowa. December.
  • Owens, H.L. 2011. Ecological Niche Modeling as a Tool for Anticipating the Potential Geography of Invasive Species. Annual Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Organization Retreat, Lawrence, Kansas. November.
  • Owens, H.L. 2011. Climate Change and the Distributions of Atlantic Fishes: A Correlative Modeling Approach. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Minneapolis, Minnesota. July.
  • Owens, H.L. 2010. Searching for Living Fossils: GIS and Niche Modeling. University of Kansas 9th Annual GIS Day, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Owens, H.L. 2010. Predicting the distributions of the coelacanths Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis. University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute Graduate Student Organization Annual Retreat, Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Owens, H.L. 2010. Predicting the distributions of the coelacanths Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis. Annual Meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division of the Association of American Geographers, Lawrence, Kansas. Poster.
  • Owens, H.L. 2010. Predicting the distributions of the coelacanths Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis; Annual Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI, July.
  • Owens, H.L. 2010. Predicting the distributions of the coelacanths Latimeria chalumnae and Latimeria menadoensis; Annual Graduate Student Research Competition, University of Kansas Department of Graduate Studies, Lawrence, KS, March. Poster.
  • Owens, H.L. 2009. The Mongolian Vertebrate Parasite Project: A Bird’s Eye View. University of Kansas Natural History Museum Graduate Student Organization Annual Retreat, Lawrence, Kansas. October.
  • Owens, H.L. 2008. Multiple species of Phoreiobothrium from the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, from the Gulf of Mexico. Oral Presentation. American Society of Parasitology. Arlington, Texas. June.
  • Owens, H.L. 2008. Multiple species of Phoreiobothrium from the blacktip shark, Carcharhinus limbatus, from the Gulf of Mexico. Oral Presentation. Southwest Association of Parasitologists. Lake Texoma, Oklahoma. April.
  • Owens, H.L. 2007. Species of Phoreiobothrium (Cestoda: Onchobothriidae) in the Blacktip shark (Carcharhinus limbatus) from the Gulf of Mexico and their potential applications as biological tags. University of Kansas Natural History Museum Graduate Student Organization Annual Retreat, Lawrence, Kansas. October.
  • Owens, H.L. 2006. New species of Phoreiobothrium (Cestoda: Onchobothriidae) from carcharhinid sharks from the Gulf of Mexico. Poster presentation. Southwestern Association of Parasitologists. Lake Texoma, Oklahoma. April.

Awards:

  • 2013. International Biogeography Society Student Travel Grant, $300.
  • 2012. National Science Foundation, Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, "Niche Evolution in Gadine Fishes," $14,753.
  • 2012. Panorama Small Grant, $685.60.
  • 2012. EEB Summer Scholarship, $2,000.
  • 2011. EEB GSO Retreat. Second Place Presentation.
  • 2010. University of Kansas, 9th Annual GIS Day, Third Place Presentation.
  • 2010. University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute Graduate Student Organization Retreat. First Place Presentation.
  • 2010. Michael S. Gaines Award for Excellence in Teaching, Principles of Biology Laboratory.
  • 2009–present. NSF Climate Change IGERT Fellowship
  • 2008. Marc Dresden Student Travel Grant
  • 2006. J. Michael Young Opportunity Award

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