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Publications

  • Polo-Cavia, N., T. Engstrom, P. Lopez and J. Martin. 2010. Body condition does not predict immunocompetence of western pond turtles in altered versus natural habitats. Animal Conservation: 256-264.

  • Escalona, T., T. Engstrom, O. Hernandez, B. Bock, R. Vogt and N. Valenzuela. 2009. Population genetics of the endangered South American freshwater turtle, Podocnemis unifilis, inferred from microsatellite DNA data. Conservation Genetics: 1683-1696.

  • Engstrom, T.N., T. Edwards, M.F. Osentoski and E.M. Myers. 2007. A Compendium of PCR Primers for mtDNA, Microsatellite, and Other Nuclear Loci for Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises. Chelonian Research Monographs 4: 124-141.

  • Wiens, J., T. Engstrom and P. Chippindale. 2006. Rapid diversification, incomplete isolation, and the "speciation clock" in North American salamanders (Genus plethodon). Evolution: 2585-2603.

  • Engstrom, T., H. Shaffer and W. McCord. 2004. Multiple data sets, high homoplasy, and the Phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines. Systematic Biology: 693-710.

  • Engstrom, T., H. Shaffer and W. McCord. 2004. Multiple data sets, high homoplasy, and the Phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines. Systematic Biology: 693-710.

  • Fujita, M., T. Engstrom, D. Starkey and H. Shaffer. 2004. Turtle phylogeny. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution: 1031-1040.

  • Engstrom, T., P. Meylan and A. Meylan. 2002. Origin of juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in a tropical developmental habitat in Caribbean Panama. Animal Conservation: 125-133.

  • Engstrom, T., H. Shaffer and W. McCord. 2002. Phylogenetic diversity of endangered and critically endangered southeast Asian softshell turtles (Trionychidae. Biological Conservation: 173-179.

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Educational Background

  • 2003 – Ph.D, UC Davis (Population Biology)

  • 1994 – B.S., Eckerd College (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2003-Present – Assistant/Associate Professor , CSU Chico

  • 2002-2003 – Post Doc, SUNY Stony Brook

  • 1995 – Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Foundation

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