About Me

 
 

Publications:


Mouton, P.F.N., Fleming, A. and Stanley, E. L., 2012. Synchronised versus asynchronised breeding in the lizard family Cordylidae: An evolutionary perspective. Journal of Zoology 288. 1469-7998


Greenbaum, E.B., Stanley, E.L., Kusamba, C., Moninga W.M., Goldberg, S.R., & Bursey, C.R. 2012. A new species of Cordylus (Squamata: Cordylidae) from the Marungu Plateau of southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. African Journal of Herpetology. 61. 14-39


Portik, D.M., Wood P. L., Grismer, J.L., Stanley, E. L., and Todd R Jackman, T. J., 2011. Identification of 104 rapidly-evolving nuclear protein-coding markers for amplification across all squamates using genomic resources. Conservation Genetics Resources


Stanley, E. L., Bauer, A. M., Jackman, T. R., Mouton, P. L. N. and Branch, W. R. 2011. Between a rock and a hard polytomy: rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizards (Cordylidae: Squamata). Molecular Phlylogenetics and Evolution 58. 53-70


Stanley, E. L., Kendal, R. L., Kendal, J. R., Grounds S., and Laland K. N. 2008. The effects of group size, rate of turnover and disruption to demonstration on the stability of foraging traditions in fish. Animal Behaviour 75. 565-572.


Presentations:

Arms and armour: Osteodermal varaition in African Girdled lizards. Oral presentation. 2013. 11th conference of the the Herpetological Association of Africa, in Pretoria, South Africa.


Arms and armor: the evolution of defense systems in African Girdled lizards. Invited seminar 2012. American Museum of Natural History, New York City, USA.


Evolutionary patterns of ecology and biogeography in the Cordylidae. 2012, Oral presentation. Advances in the Biogeography of African Amphibians and Reptiles: World Congress of Herpetology Symposium. Vancouver. Canada.


Between a rock and a hard polytomy: rapid radiation in the rupicolous girdled lizards

Invited departmental seminar 2011. The University of the Free State: Qwa-qwa, South Africa.


A Phylogenetic analysis of the Cordylus warreni species complex

Poster presentation: 2010. Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.


Evolutionary relationships within the Family Cordylidae (Squamata)

Oral presentation: 2009. Joint Meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in Portland, Oregon, USA.


A preliminary phylogenetic analysis of the family Cordylidae.

Oral presentation: 2008. 9th conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa, in Sterkfontein, South Africa.


Continuing research into the phylogenetic relationships of Leptodactylus (Anura: Leptodactylidae) using Rhodopsin, a nuclear marker.

Poster presentation. 2004 1st Brazilian Congress of Herpetology in Curitiba, Brazil.


Awards:

Best Student paper. 11th conference of the the Herpetological Association of Africa. March 2013


Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, National Science Foundation. $13,910. A synthetic analysis of evolutionary patterns in the Squamate family Cordylidae. March 2012


Exploration Fund grant, the Explorers Club. $1050. “Phylogenetic relationships of the Cape cliff lizards.” May 2011


Tracy Storer award, Joint meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI, July 2010


Full-year Research Fellowship, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, Sept 2008 to May 2009


Summer Research Fellowship, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, June to July 2008


Nesmith Dickinson Research Award, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 2004


Teaching:

Adjunct lecturer, Comparative Anatomy. 2011. Baruch College, CUNY


Teaching assistant, CT Scanning: Seminar and Research Practicum. 2011. AMNH


Teaching assistant, Evolution. 2008. Villanova University


Teaching assistant, General Biology. 2007. Villanova University


Field Work:

January-March 2011, Western Cape, South Africa. Lesotho.


October-November 2008, Swaziland. Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Gautang, South Africa.


July 2008 Western Cape, South Africa.


July 2004 Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil.


Greatest Fears:

Balloons / balloon animals

Scree

Spelunking

Wolfman/ Wolfmen






 

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West @ 79th street

New York, NY 10024


Office: (212) 313 7857

email: estanley@amnh.org


Education:

2009-present Richard Gilder Graduate School,

American Museum of Natural History, New York

Ph.D. Candidate. Comparative Biology

Advised by: Darrel Frost


2007-2009 Villanova University,

Villanova, PA

M.S. Biology

Co-advised by Aaron Bauer, Todd Jackman and William R. Branch.


2003-2004 University of Richmond,

Richmond, Virginia

Study abroad program

Advised by Rafael de Sa


2001-2005 University of St Andrews,

St. Andrews, Scotland

B.Sc Hons.  Zoology

Advised by Kevin Laland