Dr. Brett R. Riddle


Former Students

Lois Alexander, Ph.D.
Evolution and biogeography in the kangaroo rats and Heteromyid rodents. [Ph.D. RECEIVED 2004]
CURRENT POSITION: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, DEPT BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA.

Michael Boyles, M.S.
A phylogeographic investigation of the Mountain Chickadee. [M.S. RECEIVED 1994]
CURRENT POSITION: BIOLOGIST, NATIONAL PARK SERVICE.

Carolyn Ferrell, M.S.
Systematics and biogeography of the Great Basin pocket mouse, Perognathus parvus. [M.S. RECEIVED 1997].
CURRENT POSITION: UNKNOWN.

Edward Grant, M.S.
The phylogenetic affinities of Crenichthys and Empetrichthys using mtDNA. [M.S. RECEIVED 1994].
CURRENT POSITION: UNKNOWN.

Sean Harris, M.S.
Rana onca population ecology. [M.S. RECEIVED SPRING 2006]
CURRENT POSITION: WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST FOR URS IN SAN DIEGO.

Viktoria Hemmings , M.S.
Rana onca population ecology. [M.S. RECEIVED SPRING 2010]
CURRENT POSITION: UNKNOWN.

Derek Houston, Ph.D.         
Phylogenetic affinities and biogeographic implications of evolution in a clade of western North American cyprinids. [PH.D RECEIVED FALL 2009]
CURRENT POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL SCHOLAR AT BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY.

Kimberly Hunter, Ph.D
Systematics and biogeography of North and South American species of creosote bush (Larrea) using chloroplast DNA. [PH.D RECEIVED SPRING 1996] RECIPIENT OF UNLV FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING DISSERATION AWARD
CURRENT POSITION: ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY, MD.

Jef Jaeger, Ph.D.         
Population structure in Bufo punctatus and evolution of the Bufo punctatus species groupand Rana onca.[2002-2003 UNLV PRESIDENT’S GRADUATE FELLOW; 2006 COLLEGE OF SCIENCES OUTSTANDING GRADUATE DISSERTATION]
CURRENT POSITION: NPS PROJECT MANAGER, UNLV PUBLIC LANDS INSTITUTE.

Bruce Jones, Ph.D
Phylogeography of Phrynosma douglassi and P. platyrhinos: A comparative  analysis of diversification in deserts and woodlands. [PH.D RECEIVED FALL 1995] RECIPIENT OF UNLV FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING DISSERATION AWARD.
CURRENT POSITION: CHIEF GEOGRAPHER, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

Laura Kelley, M.A.S.  
Population genetics of Palmers’ chipmunk, Tamias palmeri. [M.A.S. RECEIVED 2002]
CURRENT POSITION: UNKNOWN.

Chris Lowery, M.S.     
Population assessment in Palmers’ chipmunk Tamias palmeri. [M.S. RECEIVED 2002]
CURRENT POSITION: USGS-BRD WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST.

Markus Mika , Ph.D
Phylogeography and landscape genetics of the flammulated owl: Evolutionary history reconstruction and metapopulation dynamics [PH.D RECEIVED SPRING 2010]
CURRENT POSITION: SCIENCE DIRECTOR, HAWKWATCH INTERNATIONAL.

Kerstan Micone, M.S.
Population ecology of Chaetodipus penicillatus in Clark Co., Nevada. [M.S. 2002]
CURRENT POSITION: NEVADA POWER WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST.

Zane Marshall, M.A.S.
Evolutionary and conservation units in the desert pocket mouse, Chaetodipus penicillatus. [M.S. 2006]
CURRENT POSITION: SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY DIVISION MANAGER .

Stacy Mantooth, Ph.D
From the valleys to the mountains: The biographic history of antelope squirrels, bats, and chipmunks in Western North America [PH.D RECEIVED SPRING 2010]
CURRENT POSITION: PROFESSOR AT COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA .

Markus Mika, Ph.D
Population genetics and recent evolutionary history of the Flammulated Owl (Otus flammeolus) [PH.D RECEIVED SPRING 2010]
CURRENT POSITION: SCIENCE DIRECTOR - HAWKWATCH INTERNATIONAL.

David Nickle, M.S.
Molecular phylogeographic structure within the Perognathus fasciatus species group. [M.S. RECEIVED 1994]
CURRENT POSITION: RESEARCH BIOLOGIST UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON.

David Orange, Ph.D
Comparative phylogeography within and among four species of lizards in western North American deserts (Crotaphytidae) [PH.D RECEIVED SPRING 1997]
CURRENT POSITION: HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS INSTRUCTOR.

Marikay Ramsey, M.S.
Bat species of the Spring Mountains of southern Nevada. [M.S. RECEIVED FALL 1995]
CURRENT POSITION: UNKNOWN.

Jason Williams, M.A.S.           
Community structure and habitat use by bats in the Upper Moapa Valley, Clark County, Nevada. [M.A.S. RECEIVED SPRING 2001]
CURRENT POSITION: NDOW NON-GAME WILDLIFE BIOLOGIST.