Former Lab Members

Flavia by the oceanFlavia Barbosa; Ph.D. (2011)

Postcopulatory Sexual Selection in a Soldier Fly

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow in Biology
Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte” in Tours, France.


Jennifer Hamel; Ph.D. (2011)Jen Hamel

Communication about Predation Risk between Parents and Offspring Groups in Treehoppers

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Elon University
McMichael Science Bldg, 124G
2625 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
phone: (336) 278-5577

Peter Marting; (2011)

Peter Marting on a ladder in a tropical forest canopy

Competitive signal masking in a duetting treehopper

Animal Behavior PhD Student School of Life Sciences Arizona State University 926 S Wilson St., Tempe AZ (314) 378-5621






Laura Sullivan-Beckers; Ph.D. (2008)Laura Sullivan-Beckers

The Ecology of Mate Choice: Identifying the Agents of Sexual Selection on Mating Signals in Enchenopa Treehoppers

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Paul De Luca; Ph.D. (2007)Paul De Luca

Age effects on reproductive behavior in the treehopper Umbonia crassicornis (Hemiptera: Membracidae)

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Frédéric Legendre; Post-Doc (2008)Frederic Legendre

The evolution of social behavior

Systématique et Evolution
Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle


Gabe McNett; Ph.D. (2007)Gabe McNett

Noise and signal transmission properties as agents of selection in the vibrational communication environment.

Associate Professor
Dept. of Biology
501 Westminster Ave.
Westminster College
Fulton, MO 65251



Rob Snyder; Ph.D. (2008)

Diversification in plant feeding insects: Patterns of host-plant specialization and mating signal evolution inferred from species-level phylogeny and population genetics.

Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam, NY


Karthick Ramaswamy; Ph.D. (2009)Karthik Ramaswarmy




Rafael Rodríguez; Post-Doc (2002-2006)Rafael Rodriguez

Sexual selection and communication systems

Associate Professor 
Department of Biological Science 
Lapham Hall, P.O. Box 413 
3209 N. Maryland Avenue
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Milkwaukee, WI 53203


Chung-Ping Lin; Post-Doc (2003-2004)Chung-Ping Lin

Molecular systematics, phylogeography

Professor (full)
Department of Life Sciences
National Taiwan Normal University
Taipei, Taiwan



Holly Shugart; MS (2004)

Holly Shugart

Feeding ecology and maternal care in the treehopper Umbonia crassicornis

Ph.D. Student
Department of Entomology and Nematology
University of Florida, Gainesville