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Advisor: Dr. Deborah Roan Smith
Research interests: Honey bees (biology, foraging ecology, and beekeeping development), bee systematics, exotic vs. native species competition, and Human and bees (Ethnobiology)
Hometown: Kathmandu, Nepal (till 2009); Toronto, Canada (2010-2013): Lawrence, KS (2013-2018), and Next???
Advisor: Town Peterson
Research Interests: Museum and genomics approaches to understand the basis of avian diversity, evolution and behavior. Mechanisms for slowing /preventing the loss of biodiversity (in Sri Lankan ecosystems). Study of bird guilds as ecological indicators.
Hometown: Kandy, Sri Lanka
Advisor: Sharon Billings
Research Interest: The Effects of Anthropogenic Change and Climate Change on Terrestrial Ecosystems; in particular Plant Communities, Monitoring and Modeling, Drought Management, Water Resources Management.
Hometown: Mashhad, Iran
Adviser: Chris Beard
Research interests: The Great Old World Biotic Interchange: mammalian faunal exchange between Africa and Asia at the Oligocene – Miocene boundary; fossil primate systematics; Afrothere systematics
Hometown: Richmond, Kentucky
Advisor: A. Townsend Peterson
Research interests: Parasitic diseases- Mapping the risk of infectious diseases- Ecological niche modeling applied to Public Health- Spatial epidemiology of vectors of infectious diseases