DR. Corey Devin Anderson
Office: Bailey Science Center, Room 1104
Ph.D., Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology (Washington University)
B.A., Integrative Biology (University of California at Berkeley)
I am an ecologically and behaviorally-minded evolutionary biologist. My research program spans the broad fields of population genetics, landscape ecology, and spatial statistics, focusing on how biotic and abiotic factors interact to affect patterns of animal movement, mating, and genetic variation, as well as the repercussions of these patterns for inferring microevolutionary processes. Although I consider myself to be primarily an empirical researcher, I am also actively involved in developing conceptual, computational, and statistical frameworks for conducting spatial analysis (as most of the data I work with is spatially explicit). Methodologically, my research combines field work, molecular-genetic lab work, and computational biology.
As an adviser, my general philosophy is that all students are different and hence require varying levels of independence and advising. Whenever possible, I prefer to work with undergraduate and graduate students who complement, rather than mirror, my own interests (as this is often the basis for successful collaboration).
At the moment, my main responsibility is a required upper-division course called “Ecology and Evolution” (Biology 3250). I am currently developing courses in GIS/spatial analysis and biometry (to be taught in 2013). From my own experience, most biology students lack sufficient training in mathematics (esp. statistics) and scientific writing, so I tend to emphasize these skills whenever possible in my courses.
Rosenberg MS, Anderson CD (2011) PASSaGE: Pattern Analysis, Spatial Statistics, and Geographic Exegesis. Version 2. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/j.2041.210x.2010.00081.x
Anderson CD, Rosenberg MS (2011) Variation in association with manmade edges exhibited by the Timber Rattlesnake. Journal of Herpetology 45(1): TBA.
Anderson CD, Epperson BK, Fortin M-J, Holderegger R, James PMA, Rosenberg MS, Scribner KT, Spear S (2010) The importance of spatial scale and temporal scale in landscape-genetic studies of gene flow. Molecular Ecology 19: 3565-3575.
Anderson CD (2010) Effects of movement and mating on gene flow among overwintering hibernacula of the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Copeia 2010(1): 54-61.
Pearson DL, Anderson CD, Mitchell BR, Rosenberg MS, Navarrete R, Coopmans P (2010) Testing hypotheses about bird extinctions at Rio Palenque, Ecuador with informal species lists. Conservation Biology 24(2): 500-510.
Anderson CD (2009) Conservation genetics of the Desert Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus edwardsii). Copeia 2009(4): 740-747.
Anderson CD, Talcott M (2006) Clinical practice versus field surgery: a discussion of the regulations and logistics of implanting radiotransmitters in snakes. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(5): 1470-1471.
Anderson CD (2006) Utility of a set of microsatellite markers developed for the Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) for population-genetic studies of the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus). Molecular Ecology Notes 6(2): 514-517.
Anderson CD, Drda WJ (2005) Crotalus horridus, Drinking behavior. Herpetological Review 36(4), 456-457.