Lab Alumni

Graduate Students

Justin TouchonJustin Touchon, PhD. (2002-2009) Developmental ecology and reproductive mode plasticity of a Neotropical treefrog: Interacting abiotic and biotic environmental effects over three life stages. Belamarich award winner for the Most Outstanding Biology Dissertation at BU. Currently an NSF International Postdoc at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and a postdoc with Mike McCoy at East Carolina University.

Smithsonian “Meet Our Scientists” video interview of Justin “frog follower” Touchon.

Michael Caldwell

(Photo by V. Briggs)

Michael Caldwell, PhD. (2003-2010) The use of vibrational information by red-eyed treefrogs for communication and antipredator defense. Belamarich award winner for the Most Outstanding Biology Dissertation at BU. Currently a postdoc with Mark Bee at the University of Minnesota.

Science Friday coverage of Michael’s discovery of vibrational communication by competing male red-eyed treefrogs, including his video recordings of  tremulation behavior.

Myra checking eggs

(Photo by M. Caldwell)

Myra Hughey, PhD. (2005-2011) Integrating species interactions and spatial dynamics to explain insect distribution and abundance on a patchy resource. Currently a postdoc with Lisa Belden at Virginia Tech.


Ivan Gomez-Mestre (Postdoc 2002–5), now Staff Scientist at Estación Biológica de Doñana, Spain.

James Vonesh (Postdoc 2003–4), now Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University.

Michael McCoy (Postdoc 2008–9), now Assistant Professor, East Carolina University.

Venetia Briggs (Postdoc 2007–9), now Research Associate, University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale

Justin Touchon (Postdoc 2009–2010), now NSF International Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Tobias Landberg (Postdoc 2010–2011), now Assistant Professor, Arcadia University