Lab Members

The Man, The Myth, The Legend

Rob Moyle. Rob is interested in understanding the patterns and processes of avian diversification. He hails from New York.


Graduate Students

Luke Campillo.  Luke is broadly interested in avian biogeography and plumage coloration.  He hails from Westmont, IL.


Luke Klicka. Luke is interested in avian phylogeography and population genetics.  He hails from Cambridge, MN


Joe MantheyJoe is interested in processes driving population genetic patterns in natural populations.  He hails from Fond du Lac, WI


Carl Oliveros.  Carl is interested in Philippine and Southeast Asian ornithology, biogeography, and conservation.  He hails from Las Pinas City, Philippines.

Undergraduate Students

Elia Rieder.  Elia is working with grad student Luke Campillo.

Delaney Bates.  Delaney is working with grad student Carl Oliveros on molecular systematics of Southeast Asian birds.

Will Gunderson.  Will Gunderson is working with grad student Luke Campillo on phylogeography of Philippine endemic birds.

Christine Spencer.  Christine is working with grad student Joe Manthey.

Former Lab Members

Pete Hosner, (Ph.D. 2007–2014).  Pete is currently a postdoctoral fellow working with Rebecca Kimball at the University of Florida.


Muhammad Janra, (M.A. 2010–2014). Muhammad is currently a recruiter at Varsity Company International.


Mike Andersen, (Ph.D. 2008–2013).  Mike is currently a Frank M. Chapman postdoctoral fellow working with Brian Smith at the American Museum of Natural History.  He will start as Assistant Professor and Associate Curator at the University of New Mexico in the Fall 2015 semester.


Robin Jones, (M.A. 2010–2013).  Robin is currently working with Daniel Ksepka on avian evolution in the fossil record and curating exhibitions in the science department at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT


Nikki Boggess, (Undergraduate student 2012–2013). 


Meredith Burke, (Undergraduate student 2012).  Meredith is currently a student tester in the Informatics Division of the KU Biodiversity Institute.


Hannah Shult, (Undergraduate student 2008–2012).  Hannah is currently a master's student working with Jeff Davis and Claudia Husseneder at Louisiana State University.


Joshua Selbe, (Undergraduate student 2012).  Josh is currently an undergraduate student at Pittsburg State University.


Luis Antonio Sanchez-Gonzalez, (Postdoctoral Associate 2009–2010).  Luis is currently a Career Associate Professor at Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.