Research Associates

Phyllis D. Coley and Thomas A. Kursar

Research associates Phyllis D. Coley and Thomas A. Kursar focus their current studies on the macro-evolution of chemical defenses in the genus Inga.

The title of Research Associate is used to denote an individual’s formal scholarly affiliation with the Institution. However, Research Associates are not employees of the Smithsonian. A STRI Research Associate may be someone who has demonstrated the qualities of superior achievement expected of an established and independent research scientist.

These qualities of superior achievement include, among others:

Research Associates are expected to pursue independent research, although collaboration with other scientists is highly desirable. They are expected to take an active interest in the welfare of the Institution by participating in the preparation of research proposals, education programs, communication activities, committees and task forces, and by providing assistance and advice to their colleagues.

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STRI Research Associates

Last name First Name Institutional Affiliation
Angehr George Museum of Biodiversity
Baer Boris University of California, Riverside
Barrios Hector University of Panama
Batterman Sarah University of Leeds
Belden Lisa Virginia Tech
Bernal Ximena Purdue University 
Bohlman Stephanie University of Florida
Boomsma J.J. Koos University of Copenhagen
Brawn Jeffrey University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Breedy Odalisca University of Costa Rica
Chisholm Ryan Princeton University
Coley Phyllis University of Utah
Comita Liza Yale University
Crofoot Margaret University of California Davis
Cubilla Luis University of Panama
Dalling James University of Illinois
Dechman Dina Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
Della Togna Gina Universidad Interamericana de Panamá
Dent Daisy University of Stirling
Dick Christopher University of Michigan
Dudley Robert University of California, Berkeley
Elsenbeer Helmut University of Potsdam
Escobar Jaime Universidad del Norte
Fernandez Hermogenes INDICASAT
Freestone Amy Temple University 
Gerwick William University of California, San Diego
Gilbert Gregory University of California Santa Cruz
Herrera Amalia n/a
Holtum Joseph James Cook University
Jiggins Christopher University of Cambridge
Jones Frank (Andy) Oregon State University
Kapheime Karen Utah State University
Kays Roland North Carolina State University and Museum of Natural Sciences
Kitajima Kaoru University of Florida/Kyoto University
Kline David Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
Knorschild Mirjam University of Ulm
Krause Heinrich Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
Kursar Thomas University of Utah
Lasso Eloisa Universidad de Los Andes
Laurance William James Cook University
Linares Mauricio Universidad de Los Andes
Lucas Peter Kuwait University
MacFadden Bruce University of Florida
Mejia Luis STRI
Meylan Anne Florida Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Commission’s, Florida Marine Research Institute
Meylan Peter Eckerd College
Moreno Ricardo University of Panama
Ogden Fred University of Wyoming
Parker Ingrid University of California, Santa Cruz
Potvin Catherine McGill University
Puebla Oscar GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Ranere Anthony Temple University
Roberts Tyson n/a
Rueger Nadja German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv), Leipzig
Ryan Michael University of Texas
Sanchez-Azofeifa Arturo University of Alberta
Santiago Louis University of California, Riverside
Sayer Emma Lancaster University
Schlinger Barney UCLA
Schnitzer Stefan University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Spalding Ana STRI
Srygley Robert USDA
Stockwell Henry
Tanner Edmund University of Cambridge
Taylor Ryan Salisbury University
Touchton Janeene Max Planck Institute
Tschapka Marco University of Ulm
Valencia Renato Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
Van Bael Sunshine Tulane University
Van Breugel Michiel Yale NUS College (Singapore)
Velasquez-Runk Julie The University of Georgia
Wardle David Nanyang Technological University
Warkentin Karen Boston University
Wikelski Martin Max Planck Institute
Wulf Janie Florida State University
Yanoviak Stephen University of Louisville
Zotz Gerhard University Oldenburg

STRI Associates in Communication

Name Institutional Affiliation
Andrew Coates Cresolus
Beth Coates Cresolus
Jacalyn Giacalone-Willis Montclair State University
Damond A. Kyllo STRI
Adriana Sautu Bio-Museo
Jorge Ventocilla STRI
Edwina von Gal Edwina von Gal & Co.
Christian Ziegler STRI


Rev 08/2017