UCLA dept. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
2013. PhD. Candidate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
2012. Admitted to PhD. Program, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.
1998-2001. Admitted to graduate school at the University of Georgia Institute of Ecology
1998. Bachelor of Science. Institute of Ecology, Franklin College of Arts and Sciences,
University of Georgia.
Scholarships, Awards, and Fellowships
2014. 2015. Okinawa Insititute of Science and Technology, Economo Lab funding and support
for the genomic phylogeny of the ant genus Strumigenys – $30,000
2014. Research and Conference Award, UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology – $2000
2014. California Academy of Science, Participant, The Ant Course.
2013. NSF Graduate Research Fellowship – $96,000, 3 years of funding.
2001. California Academy of Science, Participant, The Ant Course.
1997-2000. Teaching assistant (Herpetology, General Ecology and Population Ecology)
1998. Co-recipient of the Linnaeus Fund Award of The Chelonian Research
1998. University of Georgia Natural History Museum Fellowship.
1993. Alpha Kappa Delta essay scholarship, Junior Classical League Latin
scholarship, and Georgia state-funded Hope scholarship.
2013. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Internship – $5000
1996. Natural History Museum, University of Georgia.
2001-2011. Owner and president of The Cornerstone Floor Group. Athens, GA -
Asheville, NC - New York, NY.
Appointments in Science
2014-present. Terrestrial Invertebrates Technical Team, Member Appointment, ant species of special concern, Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
2013-present. Curator of Georgia ants, California Academy of Science.
2013-present. Volunteer curator of ants, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, Collection of Arthropods.
2011-present. Collections Associate, University of Georgia Collection of Arthropods.
Senior Associates Dr. E. Hoebeke, Dr. Cecil Smith
2001-2011. Museum Volunteer Curator, University of Georgia Natural History
Museum, Entomology. (Supervisor Dr. Cecil Smith).
1998. Research assistant. Behavioral Ecologist: Institute Of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens GA. Advised by Dr. P.A. Gowaty, >40 hours per week.
1997-1998. Lab Technician: Institute Of Ecology University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Identifying ground dwelling arthropods to family level.
1997. Museum of Natural History Fellow: University of Georgia Natural History
Museum, Athens, GA. Research included study of niche use and biodiversity
indices of small mammals and amphibians with regard to habitat type and previous
land use. Advised by Dr. Joshua Laerm.
1997. Field Assistant: Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA. I
developed and implemented a systematic approach to insect sampling during fertile
bluebird periods. Advised by Dr. Ken Ross and Dr. Patricia A. Gowaty.
2015. Wetterer, J.K., B. Guénard, and D. Booher. Geographic spread of Vollenhovia emeryi (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Manuscript, accepted in Asian Myrmecology.
2012. D. Booher, J. A. MacGown, and R. M. Duffield, Colony structure and spatial partitioning of
cavity dwelling ant species in nuts of eastern US forest floors. Abstracts of the 59th Annual Conference of the Mississippi Entomological Association,
October 22-23, 2012. Midsouth Entomologist 6:96
2005. Tuberville, T. D., K. A. Buhlmann, R. K. Bjorkland and D. Booher 2005. Ecology
of the Jamaican slider turtle (Trachemys terrapen) with implications for
conservation and management. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:908-915.
2014. In Manuscript Booher, D.B. & Duffield, R.M. (2012) U.S. Caste Variation in Vollenhovia emeryi
and North American record of Vollenhovia nipponica In Maryland. Unpublished manuscript.
2014. Submitted Manuscript. Biogeography and social evolution in the model ant genus Temnothorax. Guénard, B, J.Z. Shik, D. Booher, D. Lubertazzi, and G. Alpert. September 7, 2014.
Contributed Papers at Scientific Meetings: Presentations
2014. Oral Presentation. Douglas B. Booher. Congruence of Morphological Characters in Habitats
Occupied by Strumigenys Species? International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Cairns, Australia. July 13-18.
2012. Douglas B. Booher, Joe A. MacGown, Richard M. Duffield, Stephen P. Hubbell.
Density and Dispersion of Cavity Dwelling Ant Species in Nuts of Eastern
US Forest Floors. November 2012 Entomological Society of America, Knoxville
TN. Poster presentation.
1998. Douglas B. Booher Morphological differences between Jamaican slider populations, a new species?
Presented at the University of West Indies, Kingston Jamaica.1998.
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