Alexis Mychajliw

investigating the past, present, and future of island mammals. and ones with wiggly noses, too.

Presentations

Symposia

Lead organizer, “From the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene: Fossils, genes, and the future of Caribbean Mammals” at the upcoming International Mammalogical Congress. Australia, 2017. Come join us!

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Invited Talks

2015. Plagiodontia Lecture Series, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
“¿Quién murió y cuando? El desarrollo de una cronología y el modelo de la dinámica de extinción en los mamíferos del Caribe
2015. Stanford Geballe Workshop Series: The Bestial and the Beastly: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human-Animal Relationships.
“Of Mice & Men: commensal mammals as living artifacts & natural experiments”
2015. UC Berkeley Global Change Biology Center. Integrating biology and paleobiology to enhance conservation of terrestrial ecosystems on a rapidly changing planet.
“A Role for Ataxic Metrics in Conservation – Island Systems”

Conference Presentations & Posters

Presenter

SVP-2015-Dallas-Meeting-Logo-2014-08-08-(640x640)2015. Talk, Species Interactions Workshop, UCSC-Stanford.
“Interdisciplinary approaches to Late Pleistocene/Holocene human-animal interactions”
2015. Talk, Young Environmental Scholars Conference, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment.
“The prescience of the past: how fossils can help guide conservation in a changing world”
2015. Colbert Poster Prize Session, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting.
SVP-2014-logo-(452x640)“Putting the ‘ancestor’ in ancestral state reconstructions: phylogenies with fossil tips reveal hidden evolutionary patterns in small mammals” View here
2014. Talk, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting.
“Islands are not continents: phylogeny and body size drive unique extinction dynamics in the Caribbean”
2013. Talk, Species Interactions Workshop, UCSC-Stanford.
“Molecular and isotopic methods for diet reconstruction through time in an endangered mammal”
2013. Poster, Student Conference on Conservation Science– New York.
Screen Shot 2016-05-29 at 11.51.15 PM“Integrating ancient and modern DNA to conserve a “living fossil” mammal, the solenodon”
2012. Poster, American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting.
“Origin and timing of a recent insular colonization of muskrats, Ondatra zibethicus”


Contributor
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cllj7izwoaels7k2016. §Gibson, LM, et al. Stanford Earth Sciences 13th Annual Research Review.
“The relationship between livestock and the endangered Hispaniolan solenodon, Solenodon paradoxus”
2016. Cooke, SB, et al. American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting. “New primate femur from Pedernales province, the Dominican Republic extends therange of Hispaniolan monkeys.” View hereindex
2015. Cooke, SB, et al. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting.
“Endemic primate extinctions in the Greater Antilles”
2015. §Sztraicher, D, et al. American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting.
“Regional variation in population size and culture in Early and Mid-Holocene Peru”
2015. Goldberg, A, et al. American Association of Physical Anthropology Annual Meeting.
“Evidence for the peopling of South America: archeological and genetic perspectives”logo-focus-none-width-600
2014. §Cussen, L, et al. Student Conference on Conservation Science – New York.“Applying local ecological knowledge to the conservation of the Hispaniolan solenodon”
2013. §Cussen, L, et al. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting.
“Conserving & understanding a mammalian “living fossil”, Solenodon paradoxus, through indexpaleontological outreach in the Dominican Republic” View here

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