The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology
Assistant Professor Department of Natural Sciences Baruch College & The Graduate Center City University of New York Visiting Scientist Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics American Museum of Natural History
A.B. 2000, University of Chicago Ph.D. 2006, University of Maryland, College Park
Email: jason.munshi-south [at] baruch.cuny.edu
Members of the Munshi-South lab are interested in the behavioral, ecological, and evolutionary impacts of large-scale human disturbance on wild vertebrate populations. Current lab projects are primarily focused on understanding the evolutionary implications of urbanization for wildlife in New York City. We study urban populations as model systems of rapid microevolution, but also aim to provide data for urban conservation and restoration efforts. To this end we collaborate with local government agencies and non-profits. Recently the lab has begun using next-generation sequencing and comparative genomic approaches to examine the genetic basis of adaptation.
Munshi-South, J. and K. Kharchenko. 2010. Rapid, pervasive genetic differentiation of urban white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) populations in New York City. Molecular Ecology 19(19): 4242-4254.
Munshi-South, J. and G. S. Wilkinson. 2010. Bats and birds: exceptional longevity despite high metabolic rates. Ageing Research Reviews 9: 12-19.
Munshi-South, J., L. Tchignoumba, J. Brown, N. Abbondanza, J. E. Maldonado, A. Henderson, and A. Alfonso. 2008. Physiological indicators of stress in African forest elephants (Loxodonta africana cyclotis) in relation to petroleum operations in Gabon, Central Africa. Diversity & Distributions 14(6): 993-1001.
Munshi-South, J. 2008. Female-biased dispersal and gene flow in a behaviorally monogamous mammal, the large treeshrew (Tupaia tana). PLoS ONE 3(9): e3228.
Munshi-South, J. 2007. Extra-pair paternity and the evolution of testis size in a behaviorally monogamous tropical mammal, the large treeshrew (Tupaia tana). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:201-212.
Munshi-South, J., L. H. Emmons, and H. Bernard. 2007. Behavioral monogamy and fruit availability in the large treeshrew, Tupaia tana, in Sabah, Malaysia. Journal of Mammalogy 88(6): 1427-1438.
Munshi-South, J., and G. S. Wilkinson. 2006. Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci in Bornean treeshrews (Tupaia spp.) Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 698-699.
Munshi-South, J., and G. S. Wilkinson. 2006. Diet influences life span in parrots (Order: Psittaciformes). Auk 123(1):108-118.