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Jessica Light

Light, Jessica
Jessica Light
Associate Professor, Curator of Mammals, Biodiversity Research and Teaching Collections
268 WFES
Undergraduate Education
B.S. University of Michigan, B.S. in Biology
B.S. University of Michigan, B.S. in Resource Ecology and Management
Graduate Education
Ph.D. Louisiana State University, Ph.D. in Zoology
WFSC Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, 2018
Courses Taught

Recent Publications

PK Connors, JE Light, BP Tanis, JA Drew, CN Anderson and K Hinde. (2019) March Mammal Madness: a Story about Science and Social Media, Integrative and Comparative Biology 59:E42.

Demastes, James W., David J. Hafner, Mark S. Hafner, Jessica E. Light and Theresa A. Spradling. (2018) Loss of genetic diversity, recovery, and allele surfing in a colonizing parasite, Geomydoecus aurei, Molecular Ecology, https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.14997.

Benedict, Bridgett D., Adrian A. Castellanos and Jessica E. Light. (2018) Phylogeographic assessment of the Heermann’s kangaroo rat (Dipodomys heermanni), Journal of Mammalogy, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy166.

Cook, Joseph A. and Jessica E. Light. (2018) The emerging role of mammal collections in 21st century mammalogy, Journal of Mammalogy, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy148.

Takano, Oona M., Gary Voelker, Daniel R. Gustafsson and Jessica E. Light. (2018) Molecular phylogeny and novel host associations of avian chewing lice (Insecta: Phthiraptera) from South Africa, Syst Entomol., https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12319.

Andrew P. Anderson, Jessica E. Light, Oona M. Takano and Michael L. Morrison. (2018) Population structure of the Townsend’s big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii townsendii) in California, Journal of Mammalogy, 99(3):646-658, DOI: 10.1093/jmammal/gyy037.

Hodo, Carolyn L., Matthew R. Mauldin, Jessica E. Light, Kimberly Wilkins, Shiyuyun Tang, Yoshinori Nakazawa, Ginny L. Emerson, Jana M. Ritter, Joanne L. Mansell and Sarah A. Hamer. (2018) Novel Poxvirus in Proliferative Lesions of Wild Rodents in East Central Texas, USA. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 24(6):1069-1072.

Hodo, C.L., M.R. Mauldin, J.E. Light, K. Wilkins, S. Tang, Y. Nakazawa, G.L. Emerson, J.M. Ritter, J.L. Mansell, and S.A. Hamer. (2018), A novel poxvirus in proliferative lesions of wild rodents in east-central Texas. Accepted at Emerging Infectious Diseases.