Bonnie Bowen


Bonnie S. Bowen

Dept. of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology
Dept. of Natural Resource Ecology and Management
Dept. of Zoology and Genetics
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa  50011
Telephone:  (515) 294-6391


Doctor of Philosophy, Genetics, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
Bachelor of Science, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1972

2005-present Executive Director/Director of Academics & Research, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford, Iowa
2004-present Adjunct Asst. Professor, Dept. Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, and Affiliate Asst. Professor, Dept. Natural Resource Ecology & Mgmt., Iowa State University,     Ames, Iowa
2003-2004 Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept. Natural Resource Ecology & Mgmt., and Lecturer, Dept. Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1995-2002 Affiliate Assistant Professor, Dept. Natural Resource Ecology & Mgmt., and Lecturer, Dept. Zoology/Genetics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
1992-94 Volunteer Wildlife Biologist, National Biological Survey, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota
1988-92 Wildlife Biologist (Research), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, North Dakota
1985-87 Assistant Professor, Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania
1983-86 Post-doctoral Research Associate, State University of New York, Albany
1981-83 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. Biology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
1981  Visiting Lecturer, Dept. Biology, Univ. of California, San Diego
1978-80 Post-graduate Research Biologist, Univ. of California, San Diego

1995-present Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in evolutionary and conservation biology, especially communally breeding birds and freshwater mussels
1988-94 Analysis of studies of the effects of burning and grazing on ground-nesting birds
1983-87 Study of genetic structure and behavior of communally breeding gray-breasted jays in southeastern Arizona
1978-80 Study of behavior and ecology of communally breeding groove-billed anis in Costa Rica
1975-78 Study of genetics and population biology of the California vole in California
September 2001-2004. Army Corps of Engineers, “Genetics of Lampsilis higginsii mussels in the Upper Mississippi River.”
September 1998. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service “Genetic characterization of Lampsilis higginsii mussels.”
September 1998.  National Science Foundation, Professional Opportunities for Women in Research and Education (POWRE), for research on “Microsatellites as markers of evolutionary processes in a social bird.”

Cooper Ornithological Society 
     Past-President April 2004-2007

     President April 2003-2005

     President-elect 2001-2003

     Treasurer 1999-2002
     Board of Directors 1997-1999
Ornithological Societies of North America, Chair of Coordinating Committee, 2000-present

North American Ornithological Conference, Co-Chair of Convening Committee and Co-Chair Financial Management Committee 2002-2006



American Ornithologists' Union                               North Dakota Natural Science Society
American Society of Mammalogists                        Sigma Xi
American Society of Naturalists                              Society for Conservation Biology
Animal Behavior Society                                          Cooper Ornithological Society
Society for the Study of Evolution                           Genetics Society of America
International Society for Behavioral Ecology         Iowa Academy of Science

Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society


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