Annette Evans

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University of Connecticut

Contact Information

Email: annette.evans(at)uconn.edu

Office: BPB 322

Annette holding a male American kestrel Falco sparverius as part of a radio-telemetry study in Connecticut, 2013

Mailing Address: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut
75 N. Eagleville Road Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269


Education

PhD Student 2014-present University of Connecticut, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Major Advisors: Elizabeth Jockusch, Ph.D. and Mark Urban, Ph.D.

Master of Science 2012-2013 University of Auckland, New Zealand, Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity
Majoring in Biosecurity and Conservation, awarded with First Class Honors

Post-graduate Diploma 2011-2012 University of Auckland, New Zealand, Joint Graduate School in Biodiversity and Biosecurity
Majoring in Biosecurity and Conservation, awarded with Distinction

Bachelor of Science 2008-2010 University of Auckland, New Zealand, Faculty of Science
Double majoring in Biological Sciences and Geology

Presentations

  • Evans, A., Forester, B., Jockusch, E., and Urban, M. 2017, A widespread salamander does not show predict morph frequency shifts despite 40 years of climate change. Evolution Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Evans, A., Forester, B., Jockusch, E., and Urban, M. 2016, Comparing past to present: the distribution of red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) color morphs following 40 years of climate change. Special Highlands Plethodontid Conference, Highlands Biological Station NC.
  • Evans, A., Jockusch, E., and Urban, M., 2016. The distribution of Plethodon cinereus color morphs following 40 years of climate change. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department Graduate Seminar. University of Connecticut.
  • Evans, A. 2014, Scale insects as keystone species: the importance of honeydew to endemic gecko populations in a recovering island ecosystem. TES seminar series, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, University of Connecticut.
  • Evans, A. 2012, Scale insects as keystone species: the importance of honeydew to endemic gecko populations in a recovering island ecosystem. New Zealand Ecological Society conference.
  • Evans, A. 2012, Are scale insects keystone species in island trophic interactions? University of Auckland Joint Graduate School Seminar day
  • Evans, A. 2012, Has the ecological importance of scale insects been neglected as a restoration strategy in New Zealand forest ecosystems? New Zealand Entomological Society conference.
  • Evans, A. 2011,Trophic interactions between geckos and honeydew-producing scale insects in an isolated island ecosystem. Masters Research Proposal, University of Auckland.
  • Evans, A. 2011, The roles and importance of insects. Stonefields School.
  • Stavert, J., Evans, A. 2011, Reptile biodiversity and conservation. Henderson Valley School.

Publications

AE Evans, DR Towns and JR Beggs. The relative importance of sugar resources to endemic gecko populations in an isolated island ecosystem. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 39.2 (2015): 262

DR Towns, S Borelle, J Thoresen, RT Buxton and A Evans. Mercury Islands and their role in understanding seabird island restoration. New Zealand Journal of Ecology 40.2 (2016)

Research Grants

2017: Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-in-Aid-of-Research 2016: UConn EEB Zoology graduate research grant
2016: Rosemary Grant, Society for the Study of Evolution
2015: Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid of Research
2015: UConn EEB Zoology graduate research grant
2012: Ecological Society of New Zealand student travel grant
2012-2013: New Zealand Entomological Society 21st Anniversary Research Scholarship
2012: New Zealand Herpetological Society Research grant
2012-2013: University of Auckland Faculty of Science Masters Award
2010: University of Auckland Summer Research Scholarship
2009-2012: Studylink Bonded Merit Scholarship

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Publication by a New Career Researcher, New Zealand Ecological Society (2015)
  • University of Auckland Cultural Blues Award (2012)
  • 5th Place in the Ladies Open-composed team dance at the World Irish Dancing Championships, Belfast, Ireland (2012)
  • 1st in Class, BIOSCI 748, Weeds and Pest Management, University of Auckland (2011)
  • Senior Prize in Biological Sciences and Geology,University of Auckland (2010)
  • Ornithological Society of New Zealand - Auckland Student Prize (2007)

Teaching

Fall 2014 - Present: Teaching Assistant, Foundations of Biology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Herpetology, Biology of Vertebrates - University of Connecticut
2010 - 2012: Private tutor: Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics - Auckland, New Zealand

Society Memberships


Entrepreneurship

  • Co-owner of Macroscopic Solutions, LLC: Specializing in high-resolution, non-destructive imaging system, capturing detailed color images both in the laboratory and in the field

Macroscopic Solutions.