Christopher D. Beatty Ph.D.


 On the trail of Amazonian damselflies; Pacaya-Samiria National Park, Peru, 2008

On the trail of Amazonian damselflies; Pacaya-Samiria National Park, Peru, 2008

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, New York

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, CENTER FOR COMPARATIVE & POPULATION GENOMICS 2015

Supervisor: Robert Reed

CHRISTIAN ALBRECHTS UNIVERSITY OF KIEL, Kiel, Germany

RESEARCH FELLOW, GERMAN ACADEMIC EXCHANGE SERVICE (DAAD) 2015

Zoological Institute: Functional Morphology and Biomechanics

Supervisor: Stanislav N. Gorb

SANTA CLARA UNIVERSITY, Santa Clara, California

LECTURER IN ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, DEPT. OF BIOLOGY 2009-2014

Supervisor: Craig Stephens

UNIVERSIDADE DE VIGO, Pontevedra, Spain

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW , SPANISH MINISTRY OF EDUCATION & SCIENCE, 2007-2009

Supervisor: Adolfo Cordero-Rivera

EDUCATION

CARLETON UNIVERSITY, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Ph.D. BIOLOGY 2006

Supervisor: Tom Sherratt

Thesis: Warning Signal Evolution in Natural and Virtual Populations.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY, Corvallis, Oregon, USA

M.S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE-ECOLOGY 2002

Supervisors: Paul Jepson & Judy Li

Thesis: Habitat Associations and Life Histories of Odonata in Riverine Wetlands of the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Coursework emphasis in community ecology, insect ecology and systematics.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Urbana, Illinois, USA

B.S. ECOLOGY, ETHOLOGY & EVOLUTION 1996

Specialized curriculum including graduate-level courses in freshwater ecology and evolutionary ecology

 

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PUBLICATIONS

ARTICLES:                                                                 

M. Sánchez Herrera, C. D. Beatty, R. Nunes, E. Reaple, C. Salazar & J.L. Ware 2018.  A molecular systematic analysis of the Neotropical banner winged damselflies (Polythoridae: Odonata). Systematic Entomology 43: 56-67 DOI: 10.1111/syen.12249.

C. D. Beatty, M. Sánchez Herrera, J. H. Skevington, A. Rashed, H. Van Gossum, S. Kelso, & T. N. Sherratt. 2017. Biogeography and systematics of endemic island damselflies: the Nesobasis and Melanesobasis (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) of Fiji. Ecology & Evolution 7(17): 7117-7129. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3175.

R.A. Sánchez-Guillén, M. Wellenreuther, J.R. Chávez-Ríos, C.D. Beatty, A. Rivas-Torres, M.I. Velasquez-Velez & A. Cordero-Rivera 2017. Alternative reproductive strategies and the maintenance of female color polymorphism in damselflies. Ecology & Evolution 7(17): 5592-5602. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3083.

C. D. Beatty, J. A. Andrés & T. N. Sherratt 2015. Conspicuous coloration in males of the damselfly Nehalennia irene (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae): do males signal their unprofitability to other males? PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142684.

M. Sanchez Herrera, W.R. Kuhn, M.O. Lorenzo Carballa, K. M. Harding, N. Ankrom*, T. N. Sherratt, J. Hoffmann, H. Van Gossum, J.L. Ware, A. Cordero Rivera & C. D. Beatty 2015. Mixed Signals? Morphological and Molecular Evidence Suggest a Color Polymorphism in some Neotropical Polythore damselflies. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.012507.

J.L. Ware, C.D. Beatty, M. Sánchez Herrera, G. Theischinger, S. Valley, J. Johnson, C. Kerst and M.L. May 2014. The petaltail dragonflies (Odonata: Petaluridae): Mesozoic habitat specialists that survive to the modern day. Journal of Biogeography 41(7): 1291-1300.

J.S. Farnsworth & C.D. Beatty. 2012.  The Journal’s the Thing: Teaching Natural History and Nature Writing in Baja California Sur. The Journal of Natural History Education and Experience 6: 16-24.

C.D. Beatty & D.W. Franks. 2012. Discriminative Predation: Simultaneous and Sequential Encounter Experiments.  Current Zoology 58(4): 649-657.

M.O. Lorenzo Carballa, C.D. Beatty, R. Haitlinger, A.G. Valdecasas, C. Utzeri, V. Vieira & A. Cordero Rivera.  2011. Larval aquatic and terrestrial mites infesting parthenogenetic Ischnura hastata (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) from the Azores islands.  Experimental and Applied Acarology 54(3): 225-241.

C. D. Beatty, S. Fraser*, F. Pérez-Jvostov & T. N. Sherratt 2010. Dragonfly and Damselfly (Insecta: Odonata) Distributions in Ontario, Canada: Investigating the Influence of Climate Change. BioRisk 5: 225-241.

M.O. Lorenzo Carballa, C.D. Beatty, C. Utzeri, V. Vieira & A. Cordero Rivera. 2009. Parthenogenetic Ischnura hastata populations in the Azores revisited: present status and notes on biology, behaviour and population ecology. International Journal of Odonatology 12(2): 395-412.

H. Van Gossum, C. D. Beatty, M. Tokota´a & T. N. Sherratt 2008. The Fijian Nesobasis: A further examination of species diversity and abundance (Odonata: Zygoptera). Odonatologica 37(3): 235-245.

H. Van Gossum, C. D. Beatty, S. Charlat, H. Waqa, T. Markwell, J. H. Skevington, M. Tuiwawa & T. N. Sherratt 2007. Male rarity and putative sex-role reversal in Fijian damselflies (Odonata). Journal of Tropical Ecology 23(5): 591-598.

C. D. Beatty, H. Van Gossum & T. N. Sherratt 2007. Nesobasis species diversity and abundance: notes on an endemic damselfly genus of the Island group of Fiji (Zygoptera: Coenagrionidae). Odonatologica 36(1): 13-26.

H. Van Gossum, C. D. Beatty & T. N. Sherratt. 2006. The Zygoptera of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, the two larger islands in the Fiji archipelago. IDF-Report 9: 1-14.

A. Rashed, C. D. Beatty, M. R. Forbes & T. N. Sherratt 2005. Prey selection by dragonflies in relation to prey size and wasp-like colours and patterns. Animal Behaviour 70: 1195–1202.

T. N. Sherratt, A. Rashed & C. D. Beatty 2005. Hiding in Plain Sight. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 20(8): 414-416.

T. N. Sherratt & C. D. Beatty 2005. Island of the Clones. Nature 435(7045): 1039-1040.

C. D. Beatty, R. S. Bain & T. N. Sherratt 2005. The evolution of aggregation in profitable and unprofitable prey. Animal Behaviour 70: 199-208.

C. D. Beatty, K. Beirinckx & T. N. Sherratt 2004. The evolution of müllerian mimicry in multispecies communities. Nature 431(7004): 63-66.

T. N. Sherratt, A. Rashed & C. D. Beatty 2004. The evolution of locomotory behaviour in profitable and unprofitable simulated prey. Oecologia 138: 143-150.

T. N. Sherratt & C. D. Beatty 2003. The evolution of warning signals as reliable indicators of prey defense. The American Naturalist 162(4): 377-389. (featured in a News & Views article in Nature and an editor’s review in American Entomologist).

BOOK CHAPTERS/GOVERNMENT PUBLICATIONS:

M.O. Lorenzo Carballa, C. D. Beatty & A. Cordero Rivera 2011. Parthenogenesis in island insects - the case study of Ischnura hastata. In: M. Boieiro & A. Serrano (eds.) Terrestrial Arthropods of Macaronesia – biodiversity, ecology and evolution. Sociedade Portuguesa de Entomologia.

C.D. Beatty 2011. Tracking the River Cruiser. In: J.L. Li & M. Barbour (eds.) Wading for Bugs: Exploring Streams with the Experts. Oregon State University Press.

C. D. Beatty & K. L. Streeter 1999. Assessment of Habitat Conditions and Invertebrate Assemblages in the Streams of the Lower Tualatin River Basin. Final Report, Water Environment Services of Clackamas County, Oregon, USA.