Current positions: September 2007- present
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Research Scientist, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Sole proprietor, Cicada Research, P.O. Box 822, Storrs CT USA.
Previous position: August 2004- August 2007
Assistant Professor in Residence, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Education and training:
Postdoctoral Fellow October 1999- May 2004
Department: Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT USA.
Advisor: Dr. Chris Simon.
Research: Speciation and Reproductive Character Displacement in North American, New Zealand, and Australian cicadas.
Ph.D. June 1992- May 1999
Department: Department of Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.
Advisor: Dr. Richard D. Alexander.
Thesis: Sexual behavior in North American cicadas of the genera Magicicada and Okanagana.
M.Sc. Sept. 1990- May 1992
Department: Department of Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI USA.
B. Sc. Sept. 1986- May 1990
Department: Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven, CT USA.
Advisors: Drs. Rob DeSalle and Charles Remington.
Thesis: Biochemical approaches to phylogeny among the insect orders Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, and Megaloptera.
Awards: Honors, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Speciation, reproductive character displacement, genetic boundary analysis, phylogenetic reconstruction, mating behavior evolution, signal evolution, sexual selection, North American periodical cicadas, selected other North American cicada species, Australian cicadas, New Zealand cicadas.
- Postdoctoral study of biogeography, speciation and mating system evolution in Australian and New Zealand cicadas 2000- present.
- Ongoing study of distribution, speciation and sexual behavior of Magicicada and Okanagana (1995- present).
- Long-term study of periodical cicada emergences in central Illinois (1995- present).
- PhD. research examining female choice, mating behavior, and paternity in periodical cicadas, Magicicada spp. (Completed April 1999).
- Study of the distribution and behavior of syrphid flies at the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station, Nederland, Colorado (Completed June 1995).
- Research Assistant, Insect Division, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (Academic years 1991-1992, 1994-1995).
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY. Designed and executed an ecologically-oriented research project. Paper, Vegetational dynamics in old fields: Factors influencing old field succession (Published October 1993).
- Undergraduate Senior thesis Research: Year-long project under the supervision of Dr. Rob DeSalle and Dr. Charles L. Remington. Biochemical approaches to phylogeny among the insect orders Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Neuroptera, and Megaloptera (Completed May 1990).
Assistant Professor in Residence, UCONN:
- EEB 245: Evolutionary Biology (Spring 2007).
- EEB 245W: Writing section for Evolutionary Biology (Spring 2005, 2006, 2007).
- EEB 293WC: Methods of Field Ecology (Fall 2005, 2006).
- BIO 102: Foundations of Biology (Spring 2005, 2006).
- EEB 214: Biology of the Vertebrates (Fall 2004, 2005).
- BIO 108: Principles of Biology II (Fall 2004, 2006).
- Graduate and undergraduate laboratory training (Simon Lab: 2000-present).
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, The University of Michigan:
- BIO 305: Genetics (Winter 1994).
- BIO 494: Evolution and Human Behavior (Fall 1993).
- BIO 195: Intensive Introductory Biology (Winter 1993).
- BIO 154: Introductory Biology (Fall 1992).
- Bunker, G. J., M. L. Neckermann, and J. R. Cooley. 2007. New northern records of Tibicen chloromera (Hemiptera: Cicadidae) in Connecticut. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 133: 167-180.
- Fontaine, K. M, J. R. Cooley, and C. Simon. 2007. Evidence for paternal leakage in hybrid periodical cicadas (Hemiptera: Magicicada spp.). PLoS One 9: e892 (DOI: pone.0000892).
- Cooley, J. R. 2007. Decoding asymmetries in reproductive character displacement. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 156: 89-96.
- Cooley, J. R., D. Marshall, C. Simon, and K. Hill. 2006. Reconstructing Asymmetrical Reproductive Character Displacement In A Periodical Cicada Contact Zone. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 855-868.
- Hill, K. B. R., D. C. Marshall, and J. R. Cooley. 2005. Crossing Cook Strait: Probable human transportation of two New Zealand cicadas Kikihia scutellaris (Walker) and K. ochrina (Walker) (Hemiptera: Auchenorrhyncha: Cicadidae) from the North Island to the South Island. New Zealand Entomologist 28: 71-80.
- Cooley, J. R., D. C. Marshall, and C. Simon. 2004. The historical contraction of periodical cicada Brood VII (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Magicicada). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 112: 198-204.
- Cooley, J. R., and D. C. Marshall. 2004. Thresholds or comparisons: Mate choice criteria and sexual selection in a periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Behaviour 141: 647-673.
- Cooley, J. R. 2004. Asymmetry and mating success in a periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Ethology 110: 1-17.
- Cooley, J. R., C. Simon, and D. C. Marshall. 2003. Temporal separation and speciation in periodical cicadas. BioScience 53: 151-157.
- Marshall, D. C., J. R. Cooley, and C. Simon. 2003. Holocene climate shifts, life-cycle plasticity, and speciation in periodical cicadas: A comment and reply to Cox and Carlton. Evolution 57: 433-437.
- Cooley, J. R., and D. C. Marshall. 2001. Sexual signaling in periodical cicadas, Magicicada spp. Behaviour 138: 827-855.
- Cooley, J. R. 2001. Long-range acoustical signals, phonotaxis, and risk in the sexual pair-forming behaviors of Okanagana canadensis and O. rimosa (Hemiptera: Cicadidae). Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 94: 755- 760.
- Cooley, J. R., C. Simon, D. C. Marshall, K. Slon, and C. Ehrhardt. 2001. Allochronic speciation and reproductive character displacement in periodical cicadas supported by mitochondrial DNA, song pitch, and abdominal sternite coloration data. Molecular Ecology 10:661-672.
- Marshall, D. C., and J. R. Cooley. 2000. Reproductive character displacement and speciation in periodical cicadas, and a new 13- year species, Magicicada neotredecim. Evolution 54: 1313-1325.
- Cooley, J. R. 1999. Sexual behavior in North American cicadas of the genera Magicicada and Okanagana. Ph.D. Thesis, The University of Michigan.
- Cooley, J. R., G. S. Hammond, and D. C. Marshall. 1998. The effects of enamel paint marks on the behavior and survival of the periodical cicada, Magicicada septendecim (L.) (Homoptera) and the lesser migratory grasshopper, Melanoplus sanguinipes (F.) (Orthoptera). Great Lakes Entomologist 31: 161-168.
- Alexander, R. D., D. C. Marshall, and J. R. Cooley. 1997. Evolutionary Perspectives on Insect Mating. Pp. 1- 31 in: B. Crespi , J. Choe, eds. The evolution of mating systems in insects and arachnids. (Cambridge University Press).
- Marshall, D. C., J. R. Cooley, R. D. Alexander, and T. E. Moore. 1996. New records of Michigan Cicadidae (Homoptera) with notes on the use of songs to monitor range changes. Great Lakes Entomologist 29: 165- 169.
- Cooley, J. R. 1995. Floral Heat Rewards and Direct Benefits to Insect Pollinators. Ann. Ent. Soc. Amer. 88: 576-579.
- Cooley, J. R. 1995. Functional hypotheses concerning the mating behavior of Lytta nuttalli Say (Coleoptera: Meloidae) in the Front Range of central Colorado. Coleopterists Bulletin 49(2): 132.
Grants and proposals:
- PI, NGS: Making modern maps of Magicicada emergences 14 months/$19,739.
- Subcontract Co-PI, NSF-PEET: PEET: Auchenorrhyncha new experts 60months/$750,000. Funded through New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY.
- Collaborator, NUWC-Newport: Novel Bio-acoustic approach to improved sonar transmission power level generation with USW Application. 12 months/$20,000. Funded through NUWC-Newport.
- Co-PI, NSF-DEB: Systematics and biogeography of Australian Cicadettini and their relatives worldwide. 36 months/$575,480. In review. Proposed through The University of Connecticut.
Other relevant experiences:
- NSF-sponsored REU program, IES, Millbrook NY Summer 1989.
- Curatorial research assistant, University of Michigan Museum of Zoology Insect Division 1991-1992, 1994-1995.
- Partridge Films: The World of Wildlife, Series 2, Program 31: Seasons and Cycles. By Mark Hammond.
- Pixcom Productions, Montreal: Insectia III: Outlaws. Air Date 18-05-2000. Paola D'Agnolo, Production Coordinator.
- Japan Tele-Work LTD: Series Our Wonderful Spaceship. A film by Keiko Mori Yamada, with Mitsuhito Saito, Yasuo Kasugai, and Mitsuhiko Imamori.
- HGTV: The secret lives of Gardens: Life in an Oak tree Margaret Pickles, producer.
- BBC-TV: Time Machine Air Date: Summer 2004 (UK), Anushcka De Rohan, producer.
- BBC-TV: David Attenborough series, Life in the Undergrowth Episode 2. Tim Green, producer.
- Personal Response System subcommittee of the University of Connecticut IT planning committee (2006- 2007)
- Represented EEB department at Science, Engineering and Health Professions Collaborative Symposium for recruitment of minority students (2006, 2007).
- Connecticut Entomological Society
- Michigan Entomological Society.
- Animal Behavior Society.
- Entomological Society of America.
- Society for the Study of Evolution.
- Society of Systematic Biologists.
- Phi Beta Kappa.