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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
Courses Taught

Recent Publications

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.

Arcangeli, J., J.E. Light, and F.A. Cervantes. 2018. Molecular and morphological evidences of diversification in the Grayish mouse opossum Tlacuatzin canescens (Didelphimorphia). Journal of Mammalogy 99: 138-158.

Light, J.E., S.E. Harper, K.P. Johnson, J.D. Demastes, and T.A. Spradling. 2018. Development and characterization of 12 novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for the mammal chewing louse Geomydoecues ewingi (Insecta: Phthiraptera) and a comparison of next-generation sequencing approaches for use in parasitology.  Journal of Parasitology 104: 89-95.