Jill E. Jankowski (PDF)
                               
                    Department of Biology & Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
                    Bartram Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA • Phone: (352) 273-1967 • jjankow2@ufl.edu

EDUCATION
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
•    Ph.D., Biology, Advisors: Doug Levey, Scott Robinson                                            expected May 2010                                       
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
•    M.Sc., Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology, Advisor: Kerry Rabenold           2004
•    B.Sc., Ecology, Evolution and Population Biology w/ Honors (Spanish minor)           2002

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2007 - 2010    Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Florida, Department of Biology
2004 - 2007    Alumni Graduate, University of Florida, Department of Biology
2003 - 2004    Curator of Ross Biological Reserve, Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences
2002 - 2003    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences
2001 - 2002    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, Department of Biological Sciences

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
•    Ph.D. Thesis: Patterns of avian diversity and elevational range limits in                         Aug 2004 - present
     tropical montane landscapes (Manu National Park, Peru).
•    Ecologist: Caribbean Wintering Migrant Bird Census, U.S. Virgin Islands                   Dec 2005 - Jan 2006
     National Park, St. John Island, Virgin Islands
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
•    Master’s Thesis: Distribution and abundance of montane avian species and                 Aug 2002 - May 2004
      patterns of diversity in the Tilarán mountain range, Monteverde, Costa Rica.
•    Ecologist: Spruce-fir Bird Community Resilience to Invasion of Balsam                       May 2002, 2009
     Woolly Adelgid, Southern Appalachian Mountains, USA
•    Research Assistant: Radio telemetry, trapping and banding of Downy                          Jan 2000 - May 2001
     Woodpeckers (Picoides pubescens), Ross Biological Reserve, Indiana

PROPOSALS IN REVIEW
What determines altitudinal distributions of Andean birds?  The relative importance of species interactions and physiology. 
NSF DEB Ecology.  $899,626.  2010-2012. Co-PI’s: Scott Robinson.

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (* denotes publications with undergraduates)
Jankowski, J.E., Merkord, C.L., Rios, W.F., Cabrera, K.C., Salinas R., N., Silman, M.R. (in review) Links between Andean
     bird and tree communities: Using current associations to anticipate effects of climate change. Global Change Biology.
Laurance, W.F., Useche, D.C., Shoo, L.P., Merkord, C.L.,--- Jankowski, J.E., et al. (in review) Global warming and the
     vulnerability of tropical biota: Where do thermal specialists live?  Global Change Biology.
Jankowski, J.E., Robinson, S.K., Levey, D.J. (in press) Squeezed at the top: Interspecific aggression constrains elevational
     ranges in tropical birds. Ecology.
Gasner, M.R., Jankowski, J.E., Ciecka, A.L., Kyle, K.O., Rabenold, K.N. (in press) Projecting impacts of climate change on
     Neotropical montane forests. Biological Conservation.
*Levey, D.J., Londoño, G.A., Ungvari-Martin, J., Hiersoux, M.R., Jankowski, J.E., Poulsen, J.R., Stracey, C.M., Robinson,
     S.K. (2009) Urban mockingbirds quickly learn to identify individual humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of
     Sciences USA 106: 8959-8962. (PDF)
Steadman, D.W., Montambault, J.R., Robsinson, S.K., Oswalt, S.N., Brandeis, T.J., Londoño, G.A., Reetz, M.J., Schelsky,
     W.M., Wright, N.A., Hoover, J.P., Jankowski, J., Kratter, A.W., Martinez, A., Smith. J. (2009) Relative abundance, habitat
     use, and long-term population changes of wintering and resident landbirds on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Wilson Journal of
     Ornithology 121: 41-53. (PDF)
*Jankowski, J. E., Ciecka, A.L, Meyer, N.Y., Rabenold, K.N. (2009) Beta diversity along environmental gradients: Implications
     of habitat specialization in tropical montane landscapes.  Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 315-327. (PDF)
Jankowski, J.E. & Rabenold, K.N. (2007) Endemism and local rarity in birds of Neotropical montane rainforest. Biological
     Conservation 138: 453-463. (PDF)

PEER-REVIEWED MANUSCRIPTS (in preparation)
Jankowski, J.E. (in prep) Habitat heterogeneity and avian diversity in tropical mountains: Bringing a landscape perspective to
     elevational gradients.  Planned for Ecological Monographs, to be submitted March 2010.
Merkord, C.L., Jankowski, J.E., Thompson III, F.R., Faaborg, J. (in prep) Point counts suggest partial migration in birds on the
     Eastern Slope of the Andes.  Planned for Ecological Applications, to be submitted February 2010.

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (Not peer-reviewed)
Jankowski, J.E., Londoño, G.A., Merkord, C.L. (2009) Photographic guide of the birds of Centro de Investigación Wayqecha.
     Photo contributors: Butrón, R., Chaves, J., Jankowski, J., Koch, P., Londoño, G., Merkord, C., Peterson, Z., Spalding, A. 
     Associación para la Conservación de la Cuenca Amazonica, Cusco, Peru.
Ciecka, A., Gasner, M., Jankowski, J., Kyle, K., Rabenold, K, Spalding, A. (2008) Vocalizations of the Top 101 Monteverde
     Pacific-slope Forest Birds. Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
•    Teaching Assistant, General Ecology, Profs. Michelle Mack & Robert Holt                Spring 2009
•    Teaching Assistant, Integrative Principles of Biology II Lab, Prof. Kent Vliet               Fall 2008, 2009
•    Teaching Assistant, Lab in Biological Sciences, Prof. Kent Vliet                                  Summer 2009
•    Teaching Assistant, Avian Biology, Prof. Douglas Levey                                             Spring 2007-2008, 2010
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
•    Teaching Assistant, Introductory Field Ecology, Profs. Jeff Lucas, Kerry Rabenold     Spring 2003
•    Teaching Assistant, Conservation Biology, Prof. Kerry Rabenold                                Fall 2002
•    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Field Ecology, Prof. Kerry Rabenold                    Fall 2001

MENTORING OF STUDENTS
•    Rosalbina Butrón Loayza, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Peru.
     Project title: Estudio comparativo de la estructura de las comunidades de aves en parches de bambu y sitios sin bambu en el
     Parque Nacional del Manu.
•   Marcela Salazar, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. Project title: How does avian song vary with elevation?  The
     role of body size and sexual selection in song diversification.
•   Maura Jurado Zevallos, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima, Peru. Project title: Variación en la composición de la
     avifauna en el Centro de Investigación Wayqecha durante la época seca.

PRESENTATIONS (all presentations are talks unless otherwise indicated)
•    I3 NSF Research Day (Poster), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2009
•    Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, USA, 2009
•    Evansville Birding Club Presentation, Evansville, IN, USA, 2009
•    Southeastern Ecology & Evolution Conference, Gainesville, FL, USA, 2009 (awarded 2nd Best Presentation)
•    Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Paramaribo, Suriname, 2008
•    Research Presentation for Middle School Students, Wayqecha Biological Station, Asociación Conservación Amazonica,
     Cusco, Peru, 2007 (in Spanish)
•    Invited Talk, Facultad de Biología, Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad & Asociación Conservación Amazonica,
     Cusco, Peru, 2006 (in Spanish)
•    School of Science Research Symposium (Poster), Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA, 2003
•    Midwest Ecology & Evolution Conference (Oral & Poster), University of Akron, OH, USA, 2003
•    Ecolunch, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA, 2002
•    Honor’s Research Symposium (Poster), Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, W. Lafayette, IN, USA, 2002

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS
•    National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2009
•    Student Research Grant, Animal Behavior Society, 2007
•    Graduate Research Grant, Amazon Conservation Association, 2007
•    Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid-of-Research, 2003, 2006
•    American Ornithologists’ Union Research Award, 2003, 2005
•    Brian Riewald-Olowo Award, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, 2005
•    Alumni Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida, 2004
•    Alton A. Lindsey Graduate Fellowship in Ecology, Purdue University, 2003
•    A.E. Bergstrom Research Award, Association of Field Ornithologists, 2003

SERVICE
Reviewer: Biological Conservation, Florida Field Naturalist
Guest Lectures:
•    Latin American Ornithology, Prof. Ursula Valdez, Cusco, Peru, 2007 (in Spanish)
•    Avian Biology, Prof. Douglas Levey, University of Florida, 2007-2010
•    General Ecology, Prof. Robert Holt, University of Florida, 2009
•    Conservation Biology, Prof. Kerry Rabenold, Purdue University, 2003

LANGUAGES
Spanish (fluent)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Ecological Society of America; Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation; Animal Behavior Society; American
Ornithologists’ Union; Sigma Xi

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