Curriculum Vitae- Dr. Ruedas
- Ph.D., 1992, Texas A&M University
- Dissertation: Genome Size Evolution in the Class Mammalia.
- M.Sc., 1986, Fordham University
- Chromosomal variability in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis (Bangs, 1895) with evidence for the recognition of a new species.
- B.Sc., 1984, Fordham University
- Assistant Professor: 2001-present, Department of Biology, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.
- Curator: 2001-present, Portland State University Museum of Vertebrate Biology, Portland, Oregon.
- Research Associate: 1999-present, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois.
- Research Assistant Professor: 1995-present, Department of Biology and Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico.
- Adjunct Curator of Vertebrates: 1993-present, Dióscoro Rabor Museum of Natural History, University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Phillipines.
- Research Associate: 1993-present, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
- Assistant Chief, Medical Ecology Unit: 2000-2001, Special Pathogens Branch, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia.
- Research Assistant Professor: 1995-2000, Department of Biology and Division of Mammals, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico.
- Curator of Mammals: 1999-2000 University of Wisconsin Zoological Museum; University of Wisconsin, Madison.
- Instructor: 1997, Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute (Anatomy & Physiology).
- Faculty Research Fellow: June-August 1995, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Assistant Professor: 1994-1995, University of Puerto Rico, Cayey University College.
- Scientist-in-Residence: 1993-1994, Thomas More College, Ohio River Biological Research Station.
- Assistant Curator and Coordinator: 1992-1994, Philippine Biodiversity Inventory Program; Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Adjunct Assistant Professor: 1993, Department of Biology, The College of Mount Saint Joseph, Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Associate Editor: 1987-1991, The Southwestern Naturalist.
- Graduate Assistant, Teaching: 1986-1991, Texas A&M University, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, College Station, Texas.
- Graduate Assistant, Teaching; 1991, Texas A&M University, Department of Biology, College Station, Texas.
- Research Assistant; 1987 Section of Mammals, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Graduate Assistant, Teaching; 1986-1991, Texas A&M University, Wildlife & Fisheries Dept, College Station, Texas.
- Research Assistant; 1985-1986. Department of Herpetology, New York Zoological Park, Bronx, New York.
- Intern; 1985, Department of Mammalogy, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York (served in Bolivia).
- Environmental Health Technician; 1983-1985, Bureau of Environmental Health Protection-Medical Entomology Laboratory, Westchester County Health Department, White Plains, New York.
- Graduate Teaching Assistant; 1984-1986, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, New York.
Courses taught at other universities
- University of New Mexico:
- Graduate/Undergraduate: Mammalogy; Systematics; Research Seminar; Ethics in Research Seminar; Research Techniques Seminar.
Albuquerque Technical and Vocational Institute
- Undergraduate: Human Anatomy and Physiology (lecture, laboratory).
- University of Puerto Rico:
- Undergraduate courses: Introductory Biology (majors and non-majors); Ecology; Herpetology, Evolution; Vertebrate Zoology; Animal Behavior; Conservation Biology; Seminar in Research Techniques.
- Texas A & M University:
- Natural History of the Vertebrates (laboratory and lecture substitution); Mammalogy (Laboratory and lecture substitution); Chordate Anatomy (Laboratory only).
- Fordham University:
- Graduate courses: Mammalogy Laboratory; Principles of Ecology Laboratory.
- Undergraduate courses: Biological Concepts Laboratory; Zoology Laboratory.
- College of Mount Saint Joseph:
- General Biology (non-majors; lecture and laboratory).
- Thomas More College
- Vertebrate Biology, Ichthyology, Aquatic Biology (guest lecturer).
- Miami University of Ohio
- Vertebrate Biology (guest lecturer).
- University of New Mexico:
Service to Profession
- Service to Scientific Organizations
National Science Foundation Panel Member, International Programs (International Research Fellowship Awards; biology); January 1998, 2000; invited for 2001.
Federal Bureau of Investigation, Expert Witness (rodent morphology)
Steering Committee Co-Chairman, Joint American Society of Mammalogists - European Mammal Society - Spanish Society of Mammalogy Meeting; held 19 - 24 June 1998, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group (for whom I run the listserver "LAGOMORF")
IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group (for whom I run the listserver "RODENT-L")
International Relations Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
Systematic Collections Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
Program Committee, American Society of Mammalogists
Ad-hoc Web Subcommittee of the Committee on Information Retrieval, Amer. Soc. Mammalogists
Biological Anthropology search committee, Department of Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Computer Systems Administrator search committee, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office
Meeting Sessions Chaired
Evolution & Population Biology, North American Bat Research Symposium, October 1998
Biogeography of the Southwest, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, April 1998
Biogeography, American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, June 1997
Conservation Biology: ecological and behavioral factors, Ecological Society of America Meeting, August 1997
HONORS, GRANTS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
Lubee Foundation, $186,243: "A Field Guide to the bats of Sulawesi." Principal Investigator, funded.
National Science Foundation, $220,001: Division of Environmental Biology, Systematic and Population Biology, Systematic Biology Panel: "Molecular Zoogeography of Indo-Pacific Rodents." PI, with Juan Carlos Morales (Columbia University).
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $10,000: "Biogeography, systematics, and taxonomy of montane cottontails, genus Sylvilagus, in the Americas" Funded 1 June 2000 - 31 May 2001.
National Institutes of Health, $86,601: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Hantavirus infections: ecology, immunity, and treatment (5P01 AI3978-03)-Research supplement for underrepresented minority investigator." 1 August 1999-31 July 2000.
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, $10,000: "Biogeography, systematics, and taxonomy of New Mexico's montane cottontails, genus Sylvilagus." Funded 1 June 1999 - 31 May 2000.
National Science Foundation, $80,747: Division of Environmental Biology, Research Collections in Systematics and Ecology Panel: "Improvement of the Museum of Southwestern Biology's Biological Materials Collections: A genetic resource for the 21st Century." Co-PI, with T. L. Yates and W. L. Gannon. Funded February 1999.
National Geographic Society, $20,000. Biodiversity in Sulawesi's Central Peninsula: A new species of macaque? Funded April 1998.
The Field Museum of Natural History, $950 Collections Use Grant. Accepted for February 1998.
Center for Environmental Research and Conservation, $12,550: "Biogeography and evolution of rodents in Wallacea: a molecular approach using mitochondrial and nuclear genes." Principal investigator, with Juan Carlos Morales (Columbia University).
National Science Foundation/University of Wisconsin (Madison) Linkages Program, $6,000: Summer Faculty Research Fellowship with Dr. John A. W. Kirsch; DNA/DNA hybridization studies of Southeast Asian Rodentia.
Howard Hughes Foundation, $3,000: "Ecological and morphological variation in Puerto Rican tetrapods: Pilot proposal for long term investigative research and training in zoology." Funded for 1 January - 31 December 1995.
The Field Museum of Natural History, $650 Collections Use Grant. Accepted for January 1994.
The Nature Conservancy, $1,500: "Systematic status and conservation of the Trans-Pecos cottontails, genus Sylvilagus." 1990-1991.
Memorial Student Center-Jordan Institute for International Awareness, $1,500; to hold a symposium entitled: "Fragile communities: Ecological perspectives in the Americas."
Texas A&M University Graduate College Award, $125 to present a paper entitled "Nuclear DNA content variation in Chiroptera: a genome size approximation to the question of monophyly versus paraphyly in bats," at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Manhattan, Kansas, June 1991.
Ludwig and Paula Altman Cell Biology Travel Fund, $280; to present a paper entitled "Chromosomal variability in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis: evidence for a major subdivision in the species" at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1986.
Seivers' Grant, $125 to attend Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Madison, Wisconsin, June 1986.
Theodore Roosevelt Fund of the American Museum of Natural History, $800 for thesis project entitled "Chromosomal variation in the New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis." 1985-1986.
Ludwig and Paula Altman Cell Biology Travel Fund, $250; to present a paper entitled "Analysis of hair morphology in the Ursidae using scanning electron microscopy," at the Annual Meeting, American Society of Mammalogists, Orono, Maine, June 1985.
Department of Chemistry, Fordham University, $500; for computer facilities use.