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Karen Wright
Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Biology
University of New Mexico
Museum of Southwestern Biology
167 Castetter Hall, MSC03 2020
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
Voice mail: (505) 246-0353
Email (replace (AT) with @): karen(AT)sevilleta.unm.edu
Curriculum vitae PDF

I received a BA in Biology and a BS in Environmental Science from the University of Delaware in 1996. Much of my coursework was at the University of Montana. During and after my undergraduate work I held various temporary field biology positions in California, Alaska, Arizona, Texas and Brazil. I went for my MS at Oregon State where I studied the beetles and true bugs of Hazelnut. I finished in 2000 and took a job at the University of New Mexico Biology Department working for the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Program. During this time, I started a long term monitoring project on the bees of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge. After 10 years, I left the Sevilleta job to join Kelly Miller's lab in insect systematics. I am working within the Eucerini (Apidae) on the genus Melissodes, the long-horned bees, as well as continuing the research I started at the Sevilleta LTER.

Current research: Phylogeny of Melissodes (Apidae), Long-term monitoring of bees at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, Long-term monitoring of the flowering phenology of the plants at the Sevilleta NWR, and Effects of removal of Salt Cedar at the Bosque del Apache NWR.

Karen Wright
Karen Wright

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Kelly B. Miller Lab, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, 167 Castetter Hall, MSC03 2020, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 USA
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