Museum

Aren M. Gunderson

Mammals Collection Manager

Office: 005 Museum
Phone: (907) 474-6947
Email: amgunderson@alaska.edu

Education
M.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2007.
B.S. Biology, University of Northern Iowa, 2002.

Research Interests
Biogeography, phylogenetics, and conservation of mammals, Alaska marmots, molecular techniques using degraded DNA, methods of museum specimen preservation, science education, and exhibit design.

Publications
Gunderson, A. M., B. K. Jacobsen, and L. E. Olson. 2009. Revised distribution of the Alaska marmot, Marmota broweri, and confirmation of parapatry with hoary marmots. Journal of Mammalogy 90(4):859-869.

Gunderson, A. M., H. C. Lanier, and L. E. Olson. 2012. Limited phylogeographic structure and genetic variation in Alaska's arctic and alpine endemic, the Alaska marmot. Journal of Mammalogy 93(1):66-75.

Presentations (Presenter is indicated by bold text.)

Hildebrandt, K.B.P., A. M. Gunderson, and L. E. Olson. “Managing agency and museum partnerships using Arctos, an online relational database.” Annual Meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, Rapid City, SD, 2013.

Lanier, H. C., A. M. Gunderson, V. Federov, M. Weksler, and L. E. Olson. "Comparative phylogeography of alpine mammals in eastern Beringia." American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, 2009, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska.

Gunderson, A. M. and L. E. Olson. “Distribution and phylogeography of North America’s most remote and poorly studied sciurid, the Alaska marmot (Marmota broweri).” American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, 2008, University of South Dakota, Brookings, South Dakota. (poster)

Nordquist, G. E., K. L. Pharis, C. A. Spak, and A. M. Gunderson. “Activity patterns of migratory bats in Minnesota.” American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, 2008, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.

Gunderson, A. M. and L. E. Olson. “The distribution and phylogenetic status of Alaska’s endemic marmot, Marmota broweri.” American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, 2006, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.

Listen
to Aren's segment on NPR's Whad'ya Know Show from August 2009.

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