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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

BA, Dartmouth College; PhD, University at Albany (SUNY); Postdocs: Duke, Univ. Minnesota, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute. UMBC Faculty 2000 - present. Australian National University 2007, 2010. UMBC Presidential Research Professor 2016-2019.

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). Current project on the conservation biology of the critically endangered Bahama Oriole. http://www.birdscaribbean.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Omland-Bahama-Oriole-NAOCposter2016.pdf

Teaching Interests

Introductory biology, diversity, evolution, phylogeny, population genetics, animal behavior, conservation. Especially interested in teaching clear tree thinking as there is no "ladder of progress" in evolution.

Intellectual Contributions

vol. online early Oxford University Press, Oxford Behavioral Ecology

vol. 29 28-36 Journal of Caribbean Ornithology

vol. 128 22-31 Wilson Journal of Ornithology

vol. 47 109-120 Journal of Avian Biology

vol. 115 89-98 Australia Emu: Austral Ornithology

vol. 69 839-847 Evolution

vol. 172 1-8 Elsevier Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology: Part B

3 vol. 68 791-801 Wiley Blackwell Evolution

3375 vol. 5 na - online only Nature Publishing Group Nature Communications

Princeton Guide to Evolution. J. B. Losos ed. Princeton, NJ Princeton University Press

13 vol. 3 4377-4387 Wiley and Sons Ecology and Evolution

4 vol. 83 362-371 Wiley / Blackwell Publishing Journal of Field Ornithology

10 vol. 2 2413-2429 Wiley / Blackwell Publishing Ecology and Evolution

vol. 20 2390-2402

vol. 20 2236-2239

vol. 166 404-414 American Midland Naturalist

vol. 128 678-687