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Kevin Omland

Professor

Biological Sciences
Biological Sciences Bldg, Room 425
Phone
410-455-2243
410-455-1704
omland@umbc.edu
Education
Ph D, The University at Albany, SUNY (1995)
BA, Dartmouth College (1985)
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About

Grew up in Vermont; attended Dartmouth College; PhD University at Albany (SUNY); Postdocs Duke, U Minnesota, Smithsonian National Zoo. Hired UMBC 2000. Sabbatical Australian National University 2007. Now Professor, Biological Sciences.

Research Interests

Evolutionary Biology - Molecular phylogeny and population genetics of closely related birds to study speciation and character evolution. Recent research has focused on the orioles (genus Icterus), as well as ravens (genus Corvus).

Teaching Interests

Introductory Biology (part 2, evolution and diversity), evolution, evolutionary genetics, animal behavior. Especially interested in teaching clear "tree thinking" as there is no "ladder of progress" in evolution.

Intellectual Contributions

vol. 115 89-98 Australia Emu: Austral Ornithology

vol. 69 839-847 Evolution

Presentations

(Author & Presenter) (Author) (Author) (Author) (Author) (Author) American Ornithologists' Union Meeting Oral Presentation Speciation Reversal in Common Ravens American Ornithologists' Union University of Oklahoma