John Bates

Research Summary
Our lab studies the evolution of birds at the level of species and populations using comparative genetic and morphologic approaches based on extended museum specimens and places that evolution in the context of landscape and climate change.
Phylogeography, Biological Evolution, Population Genetics, Speciation, Genetics
  • Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, Ph.D. Zoology 12/1993
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, M.S. Evol. and Evol. Biology 05/1987
  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, B.S. Biology 06/1983
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. DuBay SG, Wu Y, Scott GR, Qu Y, Liu Q, Smith JH, Xin C, Hart Reeve A, Juncheng C, Meyer D, Wang J, Johnson J, Cheviron ZA, Lei F, Bates J. Life history predicts flight muscle phenotype and function in birds. J Anim Ecol. 2020 May; 89(5):1262-1276. View in: PubMed

  2. Bicudo TC, Sacek V, de Almeida RP, Bates JM, Ribas CC. Andean Tectonics and Mantle Dynamics as a Pervasive Influence on Amazonian Ecosystem. Sci Rep. 2019 11 14; 9(1):16879. View in: PubMed

  3. Lawson LP, Bates JM, Menegon M, Loader SP. Divergence at the edges: peripatric isolation in the montane spiny throated reed frog complex. BMC Evol Biol. 2015 Jul 01; 15:128. View in: PubMed

  4. Winger BM, Bates JM. The tempo of trait divergence in geographic isolation: avian speciation across the MaraƱon Valley of Peru. Evolution. 2015 Mar; 69(3):772-87. View in: PubMed