Staff Profiles

Robert Anderson, Ph.D

Research Associate Vertebrate Zoology, Mammalogy

  • Education


      Postdoctoral Fellow in Mammalogy, AMNH, 2003
      Ph.D. (honors) in Biology (Sytematics and Ecology), Univ. of Kansas, 2001
      B.A. (cum laude) in Biology, Kansas State University, 1994

  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      I conduct biogeographic research that draws upon diverse data sources (fieldwork, morphology, climatology, remote sensing, physiology, and genetics).  In this interdisciplinary investigation, I continually appreciate the broad undergraduate education I received in and beyond biology at Kansas State University.  Beginning in my dissertation at the University of Kansas and postdoc at the American Museum of Natural History, I have used and helped develop methods for modeling species niches and distributions.  These techniques are broadly applied in conservation biology, invasive species, zoonotic diseases, and the effects of climate change on biodiversity.  Neotropical mammals represent my taxonomic and geographic specialty, but I have worked on various other taxa and in several regions.  I take pride in the individual and collective accomplishments of the students in my lab, and I enjoy bringing biology, geography, and mathematics together through teaching undergraduate and graduate courses.  In addition to my research associate position at AMNH, I am a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution (National Museum of Natural History) and an associate professor at CCNY/CUNY.  

The Anderson Lab 

  • Publications