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David J. Lohman

David J. Lohman

Assistant Professor

The City College of New York
160 Convent Ave, MR730

New York , NY 10031
Email:
Office Phone: (212) 650-8456

Education:

  1. Ph.D. in Biology Harvard University 2004
  2. M.A. in Biology Harvard University 2000
  3. Fulbright Scholar Griffith University, Australia 2005-2006
  4. B.S. in Biology Summa cum Laude Bradley University 1995

Biography:

Dr. Lohman studies the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of insects in the Old World tropics. He uses a combination of field ecology and molecular phylogenetic methods to investigate how interactions between insects and other organisms shape hyper-diverse communities in tropical forests.

Recent Grants and Fellowships
2011 Wegman Brothers Faculty Fellowship (CCNY)

2010 CCNY City Seeds (with Marina Fernando): Buddhism and biodiversity conservation in Southeast Asia: past, present, and future

2010 PSC-CUNY Research Award - The evolution of 'migration' genes in the Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus


Publications
Basset, Y., R. Eastwood, L. Sam, V. Novotny, T. Treuer, D.J. Lohman, V. Novotny, S.E. Miller, G.D. Weiblen, N.E. Pierce, S. Bunyavejchewin, W. Sakchoowong, P. Kongnoo & M.A. Osorio-Arenas. 2011. Cross-continental comparisons of butterfly assemblages in rainforests: implications for biological monitoring. Insect Conservation and Diversity. In review.

Basset, Y., R. Eastwood, L. Sam, V. Novotny, T. Treuer, D.J. Lohman, V. Novotny, S.E. Miller, G.D. Weiblen, N.E. Pierce, S. Bunyavejchewin, W. Sakchoowong, P. Kongnoo & M.A. Osorio-Arenas. 2011. Rainforest butterfly assemblages compared across three biogeographical regions using standardized protocols. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. In review.

D.J. Lohman* M. de Bruyn*, T. Page, K. von Rintelen, R. Hall, P. K. L. Ng, H.-T. Shih, G. C. Carvalho, & T. von Rintelen. 2011. Beyond Wallace's Line: genetics and geology inform biogeographical insights in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. In press. *joint first authors

Vaidya, G., D.J. Lohman, & R. Meier. 2011. SequenceMatrix: concatenation software for the fast assembly of multigene datasets with character set and codon information. Cladistics 27: 171-180.

Lohman, D.J., K.K. Ingram, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Winker, F.H. Sheldon, R.G. Moyle, P.K.L. Ng, P.S. Ong, L.K. Wang, T.M. Braile, D. Astuti & R. Meier. 2010. Cryptic genetic diversity in “widespread” Southeast Asian bird species suggests that Philippine avian endemism is gravely underestimated. Biological Conservation 143: 1885-1890.

Rizali, A., D.J. Lohman, D. Buchori, L.B. Prasetyo, H. Triwidodo, M.M. Bos, S. Yamane & C.H. Schulze. 2010. Ant communities on small, disturbed troical islands: effects of island size and isolation are obscured by "tramp" species. Journal of Biogeography 37: 229-236.

Sodhi, N.S., T.M. Lee, C.H. Sekercioglu, E.L. Webb, D.M. Prawiradilaga, D.J. Lohman, N.E. Pierce, A.C. Diesmos, M. Rao & P.R. Ehrlich. 2010. Poor native people value forested parks. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 1175-1188.

Russell, J.A., C.S. Moreau, B. Godman-Huertas, M. Fujiwara, D.J. Lohman & N.E. Pierce. 2009. Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 106: 21236-21241.

Gomez, J.P., R. Sison & D.J. Lohman. 2009. New and notable birds from Alabat Island, Quezon, Philippines. Forktail 25: 148-151.

Sheldon, F.H., D.J. Lohman, H.C. Lim, F. Zou, S.M. Goodman, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Winker, T.M. Braile & R.G. Moyle. 2009. Phylogeography of the magpie-robin species comples (Aves: Turdidae: Copsychus) reveals a Philippine species and novel dispersal patterns in the Indian Ocean and S.E. Asia. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1070-1083.

Lohman, D.J. & V.U. Samarita. 2009. The biology of carnivorous butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Miletinae: Miletini) and their ant-tended hemipteran prey in Thailand and the Philippines. Journal of Natural History 43: 569-581.

Lohman, D.J., D. M. Prawiradilaga & R. Meier. 2009. Improved COI barcoding primers for South East Asian perching birds (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 37-40.

Lohman, D.J., D. Peggie, N.E. Pierce & R. Meier. 2008. Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology 8: 301.

Eastwood, R.E., D.J. Lohman & A. King. 2008. New ant associations and biological data for Australian lycaenid butterflies. Australian Entomologist 35: 47-56.

Sodhi N.S., D. Astuti, A.C. Diesmos, P.G.P. Ericson, N. Fernandopulle, S. Kotagama, E. Kudavidanege, H.C. Lim, B. Lee, S.L.H. Lim, Y. Lin, D.J. Lohman, W. Meckvichai, H. Miranda, R.G. Moyle, P. Ong, K.A. Pan, D. M. Prawiradilaga, M.A. Rahman, A. Rahmani, F.H. Sheldon, M.Y. Stoeckle, S. Sulandari, L.K. Wang & K. Winker. 2007. Barcoding Indo-Malayan birds. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 55: 397-398.

Clements, R., D. Bickford & D.J. Lohman. 2007. Can YouTube save the planet? The Scientist 21: 26.

Clements, R., N.S. Sodhi, D. Bickford, D.J. Lohman & M. Posa. 2007. Science outreach by online video sharing. Nautilus: [11 July 2007]

Lohman, D.J., D. Bickford & N.S. Sodhi. 2007. The Burning Issue. Science 316: 376.

Bickford, D., D.J. Lohman, N.S. Sodhi, P.K.L. Ng, R. Meier, K. Winker, K. Ingram & I. Das. 2007. Cryptic species: a new window on diversity and conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 22: 148-155.

Lohman, D.J., Q. Liao & N.E. Pierce. 2006. Convergence of chemical mimicry in a guild of aphid predators. Ecological Entomology 31:41-51.

Pierce, N.E., M.R. Braby, A. Heath, D.J. Lohman, J. Mathew, D.B. Rand & M.A. Travassos. 2002. The ecology and evolution of interactions between lycaenid butterflies and ants. Annual Review of Entomology 47: 733-771.

Lohman D.J. & K.D. McConnaughay. 1998. Patterns of defensive chemical production in wild parsnip seedlings (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.). Chemoecology 8: 195-200.

Lohman D.J., A.R. Zangerl & M.R. Berenbaum. 1996. Impact of floral herbivory by parsnip webworm (Oecophoridae: Depressaria pastinacella Duponchel) on pollination and fitness of wild parsnip (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.). American Midland Naturalist 136: 407-412.

Departments:

Biology:
Assistant Professor
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