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GONZALEZ, LAURA I

Laura I Gonzalez

Assistant Professor of Instruction, Research Fellow
Biology Instruction Office, Department of Integrative Biology


ligg@austin.utexas.edu

Phone: 512-471-5368

Office Location
BIO 114C

Postal Address
205 W 24TH ST
AUSTIN, TX 78712

BS Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1988)

PhD University of New Mexico (1998)

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara (1999-2000)

I am interested in understanding the spatial distribution of populations and incorporating this understanding in conservation and management of biodiversity.  My research is not restricted to any particular taxa or region but I have mainly worked with terrestrial birds and marine invertebrates in Mexico and the Pacific coast. I have used field studies and large data analysis as approaches to tackle my research questions.

Dawson, M. N., P.H. Barber, L. I. González-Guzmán, R. J. Toonen, J.E. Dugan, and R. K. Grosberg. 2011. Phylogeography of Emerita analoga (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae), an eastern Pacific Ocean sand crab with long-lived pelagic larvae. Journal of Biogeography 38:1600-1612.

Parmesan, C., S. Gaines, L.I. González-Guzmán, D. M. Kaufman, J. Kingsolver, T. A. Peterson, and R. Sagarin. 2005. Empirical perspectives on species borders: environmental change as challenge and opportunity. Oikos 108:58-75

González-Guzmán, L.I. and D.W. Mehlman. 2001. Developmental stability across the breeding distribution of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher (Tyrannus forficatus). Ecology Letters 4:444-452.

Böhning-Gaese, K., L.I. González-Guzmán, and J. H. Brown. 1998. Constraints in dispersal and the evolution of the Northern Hemisphere avifauna. Evolutionary Ecology 12:767-783.

Chapters in edited volumes

Ferrusquía-Villafranca, I., L. I. González-Guzmán, and J-L. E. Cartron. 2005. Northern Mexico’s landscape, part 1: the physical setting and constraints in modeling biotic evolution. In: J-L. E. Cartron, G. Ceballos, and R. Felger, eds. Biodiversity, ecosystems and conservation in northern Mexico. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Ferrusquía-Villafranca, I. and L. I. González-Guzmán. 2005. Northern Mexico’s landscape, part 2: the biotic setting across space and time. In: J-L. E. Cartron, G. Ceballos, and R. Felger, eds. Biodiversity, ecosystems and conservation in northern Mexico. Oxford University Press.

BIO 373 Ecology

UGS 303 Scientific Inquiry Across Disciplines

Graduate students

Tania S. Peña-Baca, PhD. 2014

Courtney Abshire, MS. 2010

Undergraduate students

Huy Ly

Anisa Webb


Jeff Scott

Hanh Nguyen

Courtney Abshire