Museum

Genomic Resources Staff

Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt

Genomic Resources Collection Manager

Office: 008 Museum
(907) 474-6914 (office)

Email: kbhildebrandt@alaska.edu

M.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2011)
B.S., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks (2006)
 

Research Interests
Molecular ecology, phylogeography, speciation and species limits, rates of molecular evolution, molecular techniques, conservation genetics

Alaskan research
Resolve the longstanding taxonomic uncertainty surrounding the Glacier Bay water shrew (Sorex alaskanus) and increase our understanding of its distribution and abundance using both field and molecular techniques.

Madagascar Research
Phylogeography and and conservation genetics of the aquatic tenrec (Limnogale mergulus) using DNA extracted from fecal pellets.

Collecting aquatic tenrec scat in central Madagascar, May 2008 (Photo: J.L. Fiely)

Publications

Roberts, T.E. , T.R.B. Davenport, K.B.P. Hildebrandt, T. Jones, W.T. Stanley, E.J. Sargis, and L.E. Olson. (2009). The biogeography of introgression in the critically endangered African monkeyRungwecebus kipunjiBiology Letters online before print. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2009.0741

Olson L.E., Z. Rakotomalala, K.B.P. Hildebrandt, H.C. Lanier, C.J. Raxworthy, & S.M. Goodman. 2009. Phylogeography of Microgale brevicaudata (Tenrecidae) and description of a new species from western Madagascar.  Journal of Mammalogy 90: 1095-1110.

Olson, L.E., E.J. Sargis, W.T. Stanley, K.B.P. Hildebrandt, and T.R.B. Davenport. 2008. Additional molecular evidence strongly supports the distinction between the recently described African primate Rungwecebus kipunji (Cercopithecidae, Papionini) and Lophocebus. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 48: 789–794

Laakkonen, J., A. Smith, K.B.P. Hildebrandt, J. Niemima, and H. Henttonen. 2005.   Significant morphological but little molecular differences between Trypanosoma of rodents from Alaska. Journal of Parasitology. 91:1:201-203.

 
Presentations

(Presenter is indicated by bold text.)

"Documenting biodiversity: the role of temporal museum collections and the need for continued growth." Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Portland, OR. 2011. Darrin P. Lunde, Kyndall B. P. Hildebrandt, John J. Ososky, Suzanne C. Peurach, Craig A. Ludwig, Linda K. Gordon, Neal Woodman, Alfred L. Gardner, Louise H. Emmons, Richard W. Thorington Jr., Don E. Wilson, and Kristofer M. Helgen.

"Behind the scenes: the hidden gems of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History Mammal Collections." Poster presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Portland, OR. 2011. Suzanne Peurach, Kyndall Hildebrandt, and Meghan Truckey.

"A preliminary analysis of morphological and molecular differentiationamong the three species of Rhynchocyon." Oral presentation, Annual Meetingof the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007.  William T. Stanley, Galen B. Rathbun, Trina E. Roberts, Kyndall Hildebrandt, and Link E. Olson.

"Additional molecular data support the phylogenetic position and taxonomic status ofRungwecebus kipunji (Primates: Cercopithecidae)." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007.   Link E. Olson, William T. Stanley, Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Eric J. Sargis, andTim R.B. Davenport.

"Mitonuclear phylogeography and species limits in the Malagasy mole-tenrec, Oryzorictes hova." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM, 2007.   Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

"Taxonomic and distributional status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay watershrew (Sorex alaskanus)." Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Amherst, MA, 2006.  Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt and Link E. Olson.

"The effects of differential dispersal on phylogeographic structure among Madagascar's oryzorictine tenrecs." Poster presentation, Evo-WIBO meetings (Evolutionary Biologists in the Pacific Northwest), Port Townsend, WA, 2006. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

"The effects of differential dispersal on phylogeographic structure among Madagascar's oryzorictine tenrecs."   Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Fairbanks, AK, 2005. Kyndall B.P. Hildebrandt, Steven M. Goodman, and Link E. Olson.

 
Grants and Awards

University of Alaska Fairbanks Graduate School (2011
Thesis Completion Grant

American Society of Mammalogist Grant in Aid (2009
Project: Phylogeography and environmental niche modeling of the web-footed tenrec (Limnogale mergulus)

Alaska EPSCoR Graduate Research Fellowship (2008)
Project: Distributional and taxonomic status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay Water Shrew (Sorex alaskanus)

Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Travel Grant  (
2006)
Project: Travel to American Society of Mammalogist Conference in June 2006.  Presented on the taxonomic and distributional status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay water shrew (Sorex alaskanus).

Alaska EPSCoR Undergraduate Summer Research Internship Grant (
2005)
Project: Using sex-linked molecular markers to test species limits in Malagasy tenrecs

University of Alaska Fairbanks Research Opportunities Program, Office of Sponsored Programs (
2005)
Project: Taxonomic status of the enigmatic Glacier Bay Water Shrew (Sorex alaskanus)

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