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David Lohman

Assistant Professor

School/Division

Division of Science

Department

Biology

Office

Marshak Science Building MR730 (office) | MR522 (lab)

p: 212-650-8456 (office)

p: 212-650-8588 (lab)

f: 212-650-8585

e: dlohman@ccny.cuny.edu

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  • Profile

    Dr. Lohman studies the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of insects in the Old World tropics.  He uses a combination of field ecology and molecular phylogenetic methods to investigate how interactions between insects and other organisms shape hyper-diverse communities in tropical forests.


  • Education

    Postdoctoral Fellow, National University of Singapore, 2006-2009
    Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University, 2004-2005
    Ph.D. in Biology, Harvard University, 2004
    M.A. in Biology, Harvard University, 2000
    Fulbright Scholar, Griffith University (Australia), 2005-2006
    B.S. in Biology, Bradley University, 1995


  • Courses Taught

    Biology 44300 - Insect Ecology


  • Research Interests

    David Lohman studies the ecology and evolution of insects in the tropical forests of Southeast Asia. He uses a combination of field ecology and molecular phylogenetic methods to investigate how interactions between insects and other organisms shape hyper-diverse communities in the tropics. He is also studies the phylogeography of butterflies and other organisms in the Indo-Australian archipelago.


  • Publications

    Lohman, D. J.#, M. de Bruyn#, T. Page, K. von Rintelen, R. Hall, P. K. L. Ng, H.-T. Shih, G. C. Carvalho, & T. von Rintelen. 2011. Biogeography of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics in press. # joint first authors

    Vaidya, G., D.J. Lohman, & R. Meier. 2010. SequenceMatrix: concatenation software for the fast assembly of multigene datasets with character set and codon information. Cladistics 27: 171-180

    Sodhi, N.S., T.M. Lee, C.H. Sekercioglu, E.L. Webb, D.M. Prawiradilaga, D.J. Lohman, N.E. Pierce, A.C. Diesmos, M. Rao & P.R. Ehrlich. 2010. Poor native people value forested parks. Biodiversity and Conservation, 19: 1175-1188.

    Lohman, D.J., K.K. Ingram, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Winker, F.H. Sheldon, R.G. Moyle, P.K.L. Ng, P.S. Ong, L.K. Wang, T.M. Braile, D. Astuti & R. Meier. 2010. Cryptic genetic diversity in “widespread” Southeast Asian bird species suggests that Philippine avian endemism is gravely underestimated.Biological Conservation 143: 1885-1890.

    Rizali, A., D.J. Lohman, D. Buchori, L.B. Prasetyo, H. Triwidodo, M.M. Bos, S. Yamane & C.H. Schulze. 2010. Ant communities on small, disturbed tropical islands: effects of island size and isolation are obscured by “tramp” species. Journal of Biogeography,37:229-236.

    Russell, J.A., C.S. Moreau, B. Godman-Huertas, M. Fujiwara, D.J. Lohman & N.E. Pierce. 2009. Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), 106: 21236-21241.

    *Gomez, J.P., R. Sison & D.J. Lohman. 2009. New and notable birds from Alabat Island, Quezon, Philippines. Forktail, 25:148-151.

    Sheldon, F.H., D.J. Lohman, H.C. Lim, F. Zou, S.M. Goodman, D.M. Prawiradilaga, K. Winker, T.M. Braile & R.G. Moyle. 2009. Phylogeography of the magpie-robin species complex (Aves: Turdidae: Copsychus) reveals a Philippine species and novel dispersal patterns in the Indian Ocean and S.E. Asia. Journal of Biogeography, 36:1070-1083.

    Lohman, D.J. & V.U. Samarita. 2009. The biology of carnivorous butterfly larvae (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae: Miletinae: Miletini) and their ant-tended hemipteran prey in Thailand and the Philippines. Journal of Natural History, 43: 569-581.

    Lohman, D.J.,D. M. Prawiradilaga & R. Meier. 2009. Improved COI barcoding primers for South East Asian perching birds (Aves: Passeriformes). Molecular Ecology Resources, 9: 37-40.

    Lohman, D.J., D. Peggie, N.E. Pierce & R. Meier. 2008. Phylogeography and genetic diversity of a widespread Old World butterfly, Lampides boeticus (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae). BMC Evolutionary Biology, 8: 301.

    Eastwood, R.E., D.J. Lohman & A. King. 2008. New ant associations and biological data for Australian lycaenid butterflies.  Australian Entomologist, 35: 47-56.

    Sodhi N.S., D. Astuti, A.C. Diesmos, P.G.P. Ericson, N. Fernandopulle, S. Kotagama, E. Kudavidanege, H.C. Lim, B. Lee, S.L.H. Lim, Y. Lin, D.J. Lohman, W. Meckvichai, H. Miranda, R.G. Moyle, P. Ong, K.A. Pan, D. M. Prawiradilaga, M.A. Rahman, A. Rahmani, F.H. Sheldon, M.Y. Stoeckle, S. Sulandari, L.K. Wang & K. Winker. 2007. Barcoding Indo-Malayan birds. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 55: 397-398.

    Clements, R., D. Bickford & D.J. Lohman. 2007. Can YouTube save the planet? The Scientist, 21: 26.

    Clements, R., N.S. Sodhi, D. Bickford, D.J. Lohman & M. Posa. 2007. Science outreach by online video sharing. Nautilus: http://blogs.nature.com/nautilus/2007/04/ [11 July 2007]

    Lohman, D.J., D. Bickford & N.S. Sodhi. 2007. Policy Forum: The Burning Issue. Science, 316: 376.

    Bickford, D., D.J. Lohman, N.S. Sodhi, P.K.L. Ng, R. Meier, K. Winker, K. Ingram & I. Das. 2007. Cryptic species: a new window on diversity and conservation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22: 148-155.

    Lohman, D.J., Q. Liao & N.E. Pierce. 2006. Convergence of chemical mimicry in a guild of aphid predators. Ecological Entomology, 31:41-51.

    Pierce, N.E., M.R. Braby, A. Heath, D. J. Lohman, J. Mathew, D.B. Rand & M.A. Travassos.  2002.  The ecology and evolution of interactions between lycaenid butterflies and ants.  Annual Review of Entomology,47: 733-771.

    Lohman D.J. & K.D. McConnaughay. 1998. Patterns of defensive chemical production in wild parsnip seedlings (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.). Chemoecology, 8: 195-200.

    Lohman D.J., A.R. Zangerl & M.R. Berenbaum. 1996. Impact of floral herbivory by parsnip webworm (Oecophoridae: Depressaria pastinacella Duponchel) on pollination and fitness of wild parsnip (Apiaceae: Pastinaca sativa L.). American Midland Naturalist, 136: 407-412.


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