Jamie Oaks

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Washington
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Advisors: Rafe Brown, Mark Holder
Research Interests: Phylogenetics, biogeography, phylogeography of reptiles and amphibians
Hometown: Oshkosh, WI

Jamie was awarded an NSF postdoc.

Education:

  • PhD in EEB from KU
  • M.S. in biology from Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge
  • B.S. in biology from the University of Wisconsin—Oshkosh

Publications:

  • Siler, C.D., J.R. Oaks, L.J. Welton, C.W. Linkem, J. Swab, A.C. Diesmos, and R.M. Brown. 2012.  Did geckos ride the Palawan raft to the Philippines?  Journal of Biogeography: DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02680.x.
  • Oaks, J.R.  2011. A time-calibrated species tree of crocodylia reveals a recent radiation of the true crocodiles. Evolution 65(11), 3285–3297. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01373.x
  • Siler, C.D., J.R. Oaks,  J.A. Esselstyn, A.C. Diesmos, and R.M. Brown.  Submitted.  Phylogeny and biogeography of Philippine bent-toed geckos (Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) contradicts a prevailing model of Pleistocene diversification.
  • Oaks, J.R., J.M. Daul, and G.H. Adler. 2008. Life span of a tropical forest rodent, Proechimys semispinosus. Journal of Mammology 89(4): 904-908.
  • Grismer, L.L., T. Neang, T. Chav, P.L. Wood, J.R. Oaks, J. Holden, J.L. Grismer, T.R. Szutz, and T.M. Youmans. 2008. Additional amphibians and reptiles from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in Northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, with comments on their taxonomy and the discovery of four new species. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 56(1): 161-175.

Recent Presentations:

  • Oaks, J.R., J. Sukumaran, J.A. Esselstyn, C.W. Linkem, C.D. Siler, R.M. Brown.  2010. Comparative phylogeography of terrestrial vertebrates across Philippine Pleistocene aggregate island complexes.  Evolution 2010, Portland, Oregon.
  • Oaks, J.R.  2010. Objective partition choice and the phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the true crocodiles (Crocodylus).  KU Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Seminar Series.  Lawrence, Kansas.
  • Oaks, J.R.  Objective Partitioning in Phylogenetic Inference.  Oral presentation at the Sigma Xi Research Paper Competition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, April 2009.
  • Oaks, J.R., and C.W. Linkem.  Accommodating Among-Site Rate Variation in Phylogenetic Inference: Data Partitioning as a Random Variable and the Objective Choice of Partition Strategy.  Oral presentation at Evolution 2009, Ernst Mayr Competition, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho, June 15, 2009.
  • Linkem, C.W., and J.R. Oaks.  Empirical Examination and Utility of the Dirichlet Process Prior in Bayesian Phylogenetics:  A Test with Scincid and Anolis Lizards. Evolution 2009, Ernst Mayr Competition, University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho,June 15, 2009.
  • Oaks, J.R.  Objective partition choice and the phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of the true crocodiles.  Oral presentation at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Portland, Oregon, 24 July 2009.
  • Oaks, J.R.  Approximate Bayesian Computation in the Chiricahua Mountains.  KU Natural History Museum Lunch Seminar Series, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, May 2009.
  • Oaks, J.R.  Accommodating Among-Site Rate Variation in Phylogenetic Inference:  Data Partitioning as a Random Variable and the Objective Choice of Partition Strategy.  KU Natural History Museum Graduate Student Organization Retreat, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, December 2008.
  • Oaks, J.R.  Evolution of the True Crocodiles (Crocodylus).  Oral presentation at the Sigma Xi Research Paper Competition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, April 2008.  (Awarded 2nd place).

Recent Awards:

  • 2011. Panorama Research Grant. Comparative Phylogeography of a Dynamic Archipelago. $1,000.
  • 2011. KU Office of Graduate Studies Doctoral Student Research Award. Phylogeography of a Dynamic Archipelago. $2,000.
  • 2011. Kenneth B. Armitage Award for Excellence in Teaching. BIOL 350 Introduction to Genetics. $250.
  • 2010. NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. Comparative Phylogeography of a Dynamic Archipelago. $14,886.
  • 2010. NSF travel and training grant. ~$1,000.
  • 2010. KU Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Summer Fellowship. $4,000.
  • 2010. KU Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award. May. $300.
  • 2010. KU Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Travel Award. June. $300.
  • 2010. KU Biodiversity Institute Travel Grant. $300.
  • 2009. Henri Seibert award for best paper in Systematics/Evolution.
  • 2009. Estimating Species Trees Workshop Travel Grant.
  • 2009. Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research.
  • 2009. Society of Systematic Biologists Award for Graduate Student Research.
  • 2009. Panorama Grant.

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