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Curriculum Vitae

Henri A. Thomassen

Institute of Evolution and Ecology
University of Tübingen
Auf der Morgenstelle 28
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
Email: hathomassen(at)ucla.edu
Phone: +49 7071 29 76947  (w)

Visiting Scholar:

Center for Tropical Research
Institute of the Environment
University of California, Los Angeles
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
619 Charles E. Young Dr. East
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496

 

Work experience

2011-present    Research Associate, Institute for Evolution and Ecology, University of Tübingen, Germany

2007-2011        Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Tropical Research, Institute of the Environment, University of California, Los Angeles, US

2005-2006        Curatorial assistant at the National Museum for Natural History, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands

2005-2006        Postdoctoral researcher at the sections of Animal Ecology, Integrative Zoology and Behavioural Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands

2000-2005        Ph.D. student at the section of Evolutionary Morphology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands. Dissertation: “Swift as sound. Design and evolution of the echolocation system in Swiftlets (Apodidae: Collocaliini)”, available online at: https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/3024

 

Education

2005                   Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Leiden University.

1999                   M.Sc. Biological Sciences, Leiden University

1995                   B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Leiden University

 

Conferences and lectures

2011

Lund University, Sweden. Invited oral presentation: “The origin and conservation of biodiversity

8th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology, and Genetics of Wildlife, Berlin, Germany. Oral presentation: “Incorporating intraspecific variation in reserve design: a multi-taxa approach

European Society for Evolutionary Biology Congress, Tübingen, Germany. Oral presentation: “A potential role for sexual selection in the divergence of Tropical Pacific honeyeaters (Myzomela)

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Invited oral presentation: “The origin and conservation of biodiversity

2010

Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany. Oral presentation: “Biodiversity: what is the origin and how do we keep it intact?”

University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK. Oral presentation: “Mapping evolutionary potential: conserving biodiversity in the face of climate change.”

Evolution 2010, Portland, OR, USA. Oral presentation: “Conserving evolutionary process: the utility of intra-specific morphological and genetic variation in conservation prioritization.”

Evolution 2010, Portland, OR, USA. Co-author on oral presentation: “Historical and environmental influences on intra-archipelago diversification in a South Pacific tree skink.”

Evolution 2010, Portland, OR, USA. Co-author on oral presentation: “Historical demography and landscape genetics of a Neotropical cloud forest direct developing frog.”

UCLA Climate Change Consortium Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, USA. Oral presentation: “Mapping evolutionary process: conserving biodiversity in the face of climate change.”

American Ornithologists Union 128th meeting, San Diego, CA, USA. Co-author on oral presentation: “Environmental heterogeneity does not influence the structure of the hybrid zone between Passerina cyanea and Passerina amoena.”

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases meeting, Atlantic City, NJ, USA. Poster presentation: “Ecological modeling of infectious disease.”

2009      

NIH/MISMS Influenza Dynamics and Evolutionary Analysis Workshop, Dakar, Senegal. Invited oral presentation: “Ecological modeling of infectious disease.”

Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases meeting, Park City, UT, USA. Poster presentation: “Ecological modeling of infectious disease.”

2008     

American Ornithologists Union 126th meeting, Portland, OR, USA. Oral presentation: “Facing climate change: a framework for including adaptive variation in conservation prioritization.”

American Ornithologists Union 126th meeting, Portland, OR, USA. Co-author on poster presentation: “Effects of Avian Migration and Anthropogenic Change on the Distribution and Transmission Risks of Avian Influenza.”

NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems joint workshop, University of Maryland, MD, USA. Poster presentation: “Conserving adaptive variation: putting process on the map.”

2007     

Museum of Natural History, Naturalis, Leiden, The Netherlands. Lecture: “Conserving adaptive variation: putting process on the map.”

2006

“In the spotlight”, Leiden University, The Netherlands. Invited seminar: “Echolocation in Swiftlets – an overview.”

2005

Center for Tropical Research, University of California, Los Angeles, USA. Lecture: “Swift as sound. Design and evolution of the echolocation system in Swiftlets.”

Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Invited lecture: “Swift as sound. Design and evolution of the echolocation system in Swiftlets.”

2002      

EEW Symposium, Leiden, The Netherlands. Oral presentation: “The evolution of echolocation in Swiftlets. Setting the stage: a new phylogeny based on cytochrome-b DNA and phylogenetic information in vocalizations.

International Ornithological Congress, Beijing, China. Oral presentation: “Phylogeny and evolution of vocalization in Indo-Australian Swifts and Swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae).”

2001      

9th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Antwerp, Belgium. Poster presentation: “The evolution of echolocation in swiftlets. Setting the stage: a new phylogeny based on cytochrome-b DNA and phylogenetic information in vocalizations.”

1999       

International Conference on Vertebrate Morphology, Jena, Germany. Oral presentation “Vocalization as a means to explain phylogeny and evolution of Indo-Australian Swifts and Swiftlets (Aves: Apodidae)