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Julie_Feinstein

Collection Manager, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics

Email:
jfsteinSPAMFILTER@amnh.org
Phone:
(212) 769-5663

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Education:

  • LaSalle College B.S. Biology
  • University of Delaware M.S. Botany
  • Columbia University Writing Program Certificate
  • City College of New York M.A. Biology
  • City University of New York Currently pursuing Ph.D. in Biology

Publications:

  • 2010. Robbins RK, Aiello A, Feinstein J, Berkov A, Caldas A, Busby RC, Duarte M. A Tale of two species, detritivory, parapatry, and sexual dimorphism in Lamprospilus collucia and L. orcidia (Lycaenidae: Theclinae: Eumaeini). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 42: 64-73.
  • 2009. Li S-H, Yeung CKL, Feinstein J, Han L, Le MH, Wang C-X, Ding P. Sailing through the late Pleistocene: unusual historical demography of an East Asian endemic, the Chinese Hwamei (Leucodioptron canorum canorum), during the last glacial period. Molecular Ecology 18: 622-633.
  • 2008. Feinstein J, Purzycki KL, Mori S, Hequet V, Berkov A. Neotropical Stratiomyids (Diptera) Reared From Fallen Flowers of Lecythis poiteaui Berg (Lecythidaceae): Do bat-pollinated flowers attract soldier flies? Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 135: 200-207.
  • 2008. Feinstein J, Yang X, Li S-H. Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the Black-browed Barbet species complex (Megalaima oorti). Ibis 150: 40-49.
  • 2007. Feinstein J, Mori S, Berkov A. Saproflorivory: A diverse insect community in the fallen flowers of Lecythidaceae in French Guiana. Biotropica 39(4): 549-554.
  • 2007. Berkov A, Feinstein J, Small J, Nkamany M, Centeno P. Yeasts isolated from Neotropical wood-boring beetles in SE Peru. Biotropica 39(4): 530-538.
  • 2006. Sakamoto J, Feinstein J, Rasgon JL. Wolbachia infections in the Cimicidae: Museum specimens as an untapped resource for endosymbiont surveys. Applied Environmental Mircrobiology 72(5): 3163-3167.
  • 2006. Feinstein J. The mitochondrial genome of Cygnus columbianus, the Whistling Swan. DNA Sequence 17(2): 99-106.
  • 2004. Feinstein J, Cracraft J. Solving a sequencing problem in the vertebrate mitochondrial control region using phylogenetic comparisons. DNA Sequence 15(5/6): 374-377.
  • 2004. Barker FK, Cibois A, Schikler P, Feinstein J, Cracraft J. Phylogeny and diversification of the largest avian radiation. Proceedings of the National. Academy of Science. USA 101: 11040-11045.
  • 2004. Feinstein J. DNA sequence from butterfly frass and exuviae. Conservation Genetics 5: 103-104.
  • 2004. Cracraft J, Barker FK, Braun M, Harshman J, Dyke GJ, Feinstein J, Stanley S, Cibois A, Schikler P, Beresford P, García-Moreno J, Sorenson MD, Yuri T, Mindell DP. Phylogenetic relationships among modern birds (Neornithes): toward an avian tree of life. In J. Cracraft and M. J. Donoghue, eds. Assembling the Tree of Life. Oxford University Press, New York.
  • 2000. Cracraft J, Feinstein J. What is not a Bird of Paradise? Molecular and morphological evidence places Macgregoria in the Meliphagidae and the Cnemophilinae near the base of the corvid tree. Proceedings of the Royal Society London F 233-241.
  • 1998. Cracraft J, Feinstein J, Vaughn J, Helm-Bychowski K. Sorting out tigers (Panthera tigris): mitochondrial sequences, nuclear inserts, systematics, and conservation genetics. Animal Conservation 1(2): 139-150.
  • 1997. Lee K, Feinstein J, Cracraft J. The phylogeny of the ratite birds: Resolving conflicts between molecular and morphological data sets. In D. Mindell, ed. Avian Molecular Evolution and Systematics. Academic Press.

Popular Science Publications:

  • 2011. Field Guide to Urban Wildlife. Stackpole Books.
  • 2009. Hotspots near you: Green Wood Cemetery Brooklyn NY. Birder's World.
  • 2006. Feather Color: What we see. Cover Story. Birder's World 20(3): 46-51.

Selected Abstracts:

  • 2005 Feinstein, J. and A. Corthals. The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection at the American Museum of Natural History. E-presentation. BBAG (Biomaterials Banking Advisory Group) e-workshop. June 13-25.
  • 2005 Feinstein, J. and A. Corthals. Freezing Black Rock Forest: long-term preservation of genetic resources at the American Museum of Natural History. Black Rock Forest Research Symposium. June 20. Cornwall, NY.
  • 2005 Feinstein, J. and A. Corthals. The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection. Annual meeting of the Board of Directors of Discover Life in America. May 20. Great Smokey Mountains National Park, Tennessee.
  • 2005 Feinstein, J. The role of genetic archives in the biodiversity crisis. Conservation Biology Symposium. March 5. Long Island University Brooklyn Campus, NY.
  • 2004 Feinstein, J. Biodiversity Crisis: the role of genetic archives in the sixth extinction. Long Island University Biology Seminar Series, Fall 2004.
  • 2004 Feinstein, J., X. Yang and S.-H. Li. Molecular systematics and historical biogeography of the Black-browed Barbet species complex (Megalaima oorti, S. Muller 1835). Abstracts of the 122nd Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, August 16-21, Quebec City. Quebec, Canada.
  • 2004 Feinstein, J. and A. Corthals. The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection at the American Museum of Natural History: archiving genetic resources. Abstracts of the 122nd Stated Meeting of the American Ornithologists’ Union, August 16-21, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.
  • 2004 Feinstein, J. and A. Berkov. Selectivity among insects breeding in fallen Lecythidaceae flowers. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, July 12-16, Miami.
  • 2004 Feinstein, J. and A. Corthals. The Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection at the Museum of Natural History. Abstracts of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, July 12-16, Miami
  • 2004 Corthals, A. and J. Feinstein. Preserving Insect Diversity: The online tissue specimen database of the Ambrose Monell Cryo Collection at the American Museum of Natural History. Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Symposium, American Museum of Natural History, March 24-26, New York.
  • 2004 Wright, A., J. Mercedes, M. Delarosa, J. Feinstein, A. Corthals. Freezing Insects: the effects of cryo-preservation protocols on nucleic acid degradation. 2004. Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Symposium, American Museum of Natural History, March 24-26, New York.

Collections/Teaching/Fieldwork:

  • Fieldwork in Peru. Los Amigos Research Station, January 5 - 28 2005, with City College of New York.
  • A Collecting Expedition in Central Park: A Member’s Day Event at the Museum of Natural History. September 2004. Ambrose Monell Laboratory for Molecular and Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Sonoran Desert scorpion collection. Tucson, Arizona. August 2004. Ambrose Monell Laboratory for Molecular and Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History and Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology Program.
  • Black Rock Forest arthropod collection. Cornwall, New York. September 2004. Ambrose Monell Laboratory for Molecular and Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Chiricahua Mountains butterfly collection. Portal, Arizona. October 2004. Ambrose Monell Laboratory for Molecular and Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Chiricahua Mountains butterfly collection. Portal, Arizona. October 2003. Ambrose Monell Laboratory for Molecular and Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Fieldwork in the rain forest of French Guiana, Station les Nouragues, January - March 2003, with City College of New York and the New York Botanical Garden.
  • Fieldwork in the cloud forest of Taiwan. July, 1999, with the American Museum of Natural History Department of Ornithology

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