Curator of Mammals
  University of Alaska Museum of the North
  907 Yukon Drive
  99775-6960
  tel: 907-474-5998
  link.olson@uaf.edu

  Associate Professor
  Department of Biology and Wildlife

  Research Associate
  Institute of Arctic Biology

 
 
 
 
 
 

Current graduate students
Nick Kerhoulas (PhD student). Evolution of hoary marmots (Marmota caligata).

Jon Martin (PhD student). Conservation and landscape genetics of Alaska's bats.

Former graduate students
Hayley Lanier (PhD, 2010). "Phylogeography and evolution of the collared pika (Ochotona collaris)." Now a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan.

Kyndall Hildebrandt (MS, 2011). "Comparative phylogeography and landscape genetics in two species of small insectivorous mammals." Now a Museum Specialist in the Division of Mammals at the U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian.

Ryan Cooper(MS, 2010). "Multilocus phylogeography of singing voles (Microtus miurus and M. abbreviatus)."

Anna Ferry (MS, 2007). "Phylogenetic and phylogeographic insights into the origin of Madagascar's shrews."

Aren Gunderson (MS, 2007). "Distribution and phylogeography of the Alaska marmot (Marmota broweri)." Now the Collection Manager in the Department of Mammalogy at the University of Alaska Museum

Former postdocs
Trina E. Roberts, Ph.D. (2005-2008). Phylogeny, phylogeography, and diversification of treeshrews. Now the Associate Director of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History.

Marcelo Weksler, Ph.D. (2005-2007). Phylogeography of the singing voles and Beringean biogeography. Now a faculty member at the Museu Nacional, UFRJ, Brazil

Former undergraduate students
Jonathan Fiely (UAF Office of Sponsored Programs Undergraduate Research Grant: Variation in the quill morphology of Madagascar's spiny tenrecs [Tenrecidae, Tenrecinae])

Kyndall Hildebrandt (UAF Office of Sponsored Programs Undergraduate Research Grant: Taxonomic status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay water shrew [Sorex alaskanus]; EPSCoR Undergraduate Summer Fellowship: Using sex-linked molecular markers to test species limits in Malagasy tenrecs)

Josie Bonham (Checklist of the mammals of Cambodia; EPSCoR Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship: Using mitochondrial DNA sequence data to help identify Cambodian mammals)

Sarah Moore (REU project: Phylogeny of treeshrews based on the mtDNA cytochrome-b gene)

Charlene Fortner (REU project: Synoptic skeletal collection of the mammals of Alaska)

 

 

 
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