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Joshua A. Drew, Ph.D.

Lecturer and Director MA in Conservation Biology Program

Columbia University

Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology

1200 Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY 10027

p (212) 854-7807

e jd2977 [at] columbia [dot] edu

twitter: @Drew_Lab


Doctor of Philosophy (2008) Boston University Marine Program

Master of Science (2000) The State University of New York at Albany

Bachelor of Arts (1998) Drew University


7/13 –present Research Associate: American Museum of Natural History, NY, NY

7/12 – present Lecturer: Columbia University, New York, NY

8/11- 1/12 Adjunct Professor: East West University Chicago, IL

9/08- 6/12 Postdoctoral Research Scientist: Field Museum Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience:

Columbia University:

Conservation Biology, Historical Ecology, Thesis Development Seminar, Ichthyology, Marine Conservation Biology Environmental Biology, Coastal Ecology, Thesis Development Seminar (1&2)

East West University:

History of Life , Cellular Biology

Field Museum: Phylogenetics

Peer Reviewed Publications: (* Denotes student co-authors)

29) Eastwood EK*, López EH*, Drew JA. (2015) Population Connectivity Measures of Fishery-Targeted Coral Reef Species to Inform Marine Reserve Network Design in FijiNature: Scientific Reports 6: 19318

28) Drew JA, Amatangelo KL, Hufbauer RA. (2015) Quantifying the Human impacts on Papua New Guinea Reef Fish Communities Across Space and Time. PLOS One 10(10): e0140682.

27) Drew JA. (2015) Taking a Bite Out of Lost Knowledge Sharks Teeth, Extinction, and the Value of Preemptive Collections. In Collecting for the Future: Museums, Communities, and Climate Change. (Wehner K, Robin L, and Newell J. eds) Routledge Press. In press.

26) Waldrop LD, Adolph AC, Diniz Behn CG, Braley E, Drew JA, Full RJ, Gross LJ, Jungck JA, Kohler B, Prairie JC, Shtylla B, and Miller LA. (2015) Using Active Learning to Teach Concepts and Methods in Quantitative Biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology in press.

25) Thurstan RH, McClenachan L, Crowder LB, Drew JA, Kittinger JN, Levin PS, Roberts CM, Pandolfi JM. (2015) Filling Historical Data Gaps to Foster Solutions in Marine Conservation. Ocean and Coastal Management 115: 31-40.

24) Drew JA (2015) Using Technology to Expand the Classroom in Time, Space, and Diversity. Integrative and Comparative Biology 55: 926-932.

23) McClenachan L, Cooper A, Hardt M, McKenzie M, and Drew JA (2015) Extinction, Ecosystem Productivity, and Archives: The Conservation Need for Robust Historical Ecology Research. Conservation Biology in press.

22) McClenachan L, Cooper A, McKenzie M and Drew JA (2015) The Importance of Surprising Results and Best Practices in Historical Ecology. Bioscience 65: 932-939.

21) Drew JA and Gumm JM (2015) Learning and Behavior in Reef Fish: Fuel for Microevolutionary Change? Ethology 121(1) 2-7.

20) Golden AS *, Naisilsisili W, Ligairi I, and Drew JA (2014) Combining Natural History Collections with Fisher Knowledge for Community-Based Conservation in Fiji. PLOS One 9(6): e101407.

19) Sims, CA*, Riginos C, Ploomberg SP, Huelsken T, Drew JA, Grutter AS (2014) Cleaning up the Biogeography of Labroides dimidiatus using Phylogenetics and Morphometrics. Coral Reefs 33(1) 223-233.

18) Darling E*, Shiffman D*, Cȏté I, and Drew JA (2013) The Role of Twitter in the Life Cycle of a Scientific Publication. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6(1) 32-43

17) Drew JA, Phillips C, and Westneat MW (2013) Shark Tooth Weapons from the 19th Century Reflect Shifting Baselines in Central Pacific Predator Assemblies. PLoS ONE 8(4): e59855

16) Drew JA and Kaufman L. (2013) Functional Endemism: Population Connectivity, Shifting Baselines, and the Scale of Human Experience. Ecology and Evolution 3(2) 45-456.

15) Drew JA and Barber PH (2012) Comparative Phylogeography in Fijian Coral Reef Fishes: A Multi-Taxa Approach Towards Marine Reserve Design. PLOS One 7(10): e47710.

14) Drew JA, Holmes D*, Mandecki J*, McCord C*, Mungkaje A, Richardson A*,and Westneat MW (2012) Biogeography and Conservation of Shorefishes in Papua New Guinea With a Preliminary Checklist of the Marine Fishes of Bootless Bay, Central Province, Papua New Guinea. BMC Ecology 12:15.

13) Allen GR and Drew JA (2012) Pomacentrus maafu a New Species of Damselfish From the Southwest Pacific. Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 18(3) 171-180.

12) Allen GR, Erdmann MV, and Drew JA (2012b) Description of Amblyglyphidodon flavopurpureus new species (Pisces: Pomacentridae). Pp. 1126-1129. In: Allen G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volume III. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia.

11) Allen GR, Erdmann MV, and Drew JA (2012a) Description of Amblyglyphidodon silolona new species (Pisces: Pomacentridae). Pp. 1130-1135. In: Allen G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. Reef fishes of the East Indies. Volume III. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia.

10) Drew JA (2011) Natural History Institutions and Bioinformatics: their role in Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology 25(6) 1250-1252.

9) Drew JA, Allen GR, and Erdmann MV (2010) Congruence Between Genes and Color Morphs in a Coral Reef Fish: Population Variability in the Indo- Pacific Damselfish Chrysiptera rex (Snyder, 1909). Coral Reefs 29(2) 439-444.

8) Allen GR, Drew JA, Fenner D. (2010) Amphiprion pacificus, a New Species of Anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, and Wallis Island. Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 16(3) 129-138.

7) Drew JA, and Barber PH (2009) Sequential Cladogenesis of Pomacentrus moluccensis (Bleeker, 1853) Supports the Peripheral Origin of Marine Biodiversity in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 53:355-359.

6) Drew JA, Allen, GR, Kaufman L, and Barber PH (2008) Regional Color and Genetic Differences Demonstrate Endemism In Five Putatively Cosmopolitan Reef Fishes.Conservation Biology 22(4) 965-975.

5) Allen GR, Drew JA, and Kaufman, L. (2008) Amphiprion barberi, a New Species of Anemonefish (Pomacentridae) from Fiji, Tonga, and Samoa. Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 14(3) 105-114.

4) Allen GR, Drew JA, and Barber PH (2008) Cirrhilabrus beauperryi, a New Wrasse (Pisces: Labridae) from Melanesia. Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology 14(3) 129-140.

3) Drew JA, and Henne A (2006) Conservation Biology and Traditional Ecological Knowledge: Integrating Academic Disciplines for Better Conservation Practice. Ecology & Society 11(2) 34.

2) Drew JA, (2005) Application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Marine Conservation. Conservation Biology 19(4) 1286-1293.

1) Semmons BX, Brumbaugh D, and Drew JA, (2005) Interpreting Space Use and Behavior of Blue Tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, in the Context of Habitat, Density and Intra-Specific Interactions. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74: 99-107.

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