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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS:

Roi Holzman, 2006-2010; currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Rita Mehta, 2005-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz.

Kristin Bishop , 2007-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University.

Steven Day, 2003-2005; currently Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Thomas Near, 2000-2003 (Center for Population Biology Postdoc); currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University.

Michael Alfaro, 2001-2003; currently Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at University of California, Los Angeles.

Lara Ferry-Graham, 1999-2002; currently a Research Affiliate at Moss Landing Marine Laboratory, CA.

John Friel, 1995-1998; currently Curator of Vertebrates in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.

Ralph Turingan, 1993-1995; currently Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology.

Affiliates

Mirthe de Haas, June 2009 - September 2009, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Philippe Vullioud, July 2009 - September 2009, University Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Richard Svanbäck, December 2000-May 2001, former Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Umëa, Sweden. Research project while at UC Davis: suction feeding in largemouth bass.

Christopher Sanford, 2000, Associate Professor of Biology at Hofstra University, NY. Research project while at UC Davis: the relationship between volumetric and pressure changes in the buccal cavity during suction feeding the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) using sonomicrometry.

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GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Dan Warren, Ph.D. December 2009, UC Davis. Thesis research: methodological advances in the construction and application of environmental niche models. Dan is currently an NSF Bioinformatics postdoctoral researcher with Dan Bolnick in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, Austin.

Rose Carlson, Ph.D. June 2008, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of ecological and morphological diversity in darter fishes (Percidae: Etheostomatinae). Rose is currently a postdoctoral researcher with George Lauder in the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

David Collar, Ph.D. September 2007, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of functional and morphological diversity in centrarchid fishes. Dave is currently a postdoctoral researcher with Jonathan Losos in the Department of Organismal and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.

Timothy Higham, Ph.D. August 2006, UC Davis. Thesis research: hydrodynamics of suction feeding in centrarchid fishes. Tim is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University.

Andrew Carroll, Ph.D. August 2005, UC Davis. Thesis research: musculoskeletal basis of suction feeding performance. Andrew is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Evansville, Indiana. Email: ac204@evansville.edu

C. Darrin Hulsey, Ph.D. July 2004, UC Davis. Thesis research: the evolution and ecology of trophic specialization in the trophically polymorphic Herichthys minckleyi. Darrin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Daniel Bolnick, Ph.D. July 2003, UC Davis. Thesis research: testing the long-standing theory that competition can drive disruptive selection and niche expansion. Dan is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, Austin.

Thomas Waltzek, M.S. December 2001, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of jaw protrusion in cichlids.

Justin Grubich, Ph.D. December 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: biomechanical basis of convergent evolution of mollusc crushing in teleost fishes. Justin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the American University of Cairo, Egypt.

Steve Schenk, M.S. May 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional basis of claw diversity in brachyuran crabs. Steve is currently a Biology Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Kellie Rebello, M.S. August 1995, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional morphology and ecology of feeding in pufferfishes.

Barton Richard, M.S. August 1994, Florida State University. Thesis research: scaling of functional morphology in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.