Alan Harvey

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Education

B.Sc. Biological Sciences, Stanford University (1981)
Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona (1988)

Postdoctoral fellowships

National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, Shannon Point Marine Center (1989 - 90)
Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Marine Station at Link Port (1991 - 92)
Tilton Fellowship in Systematics, California Academy of Sciences (1991 - 92)

Professional appointments

Visiting assistant professor, Department of Biology, Swarthmore College (1993 - 94)
Assistant curator, Department of Invertebrates, American Museum of Natural History (1994 - 98)
Assistant professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University (1998 - 2001)
Associate professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University (2002 - 2012)
Professor, Department of Biology, Georgia Southern University (2012 - present)

Graduate students

Alexandra Dorfzaun (current)

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B.Sc. Biology, Georgia Southern University
M.S. Thesis topic: Tradeoffs between pollinator deterrence and seed pod protection by ants on an extrafloral nectary bearing plant.

Presentations

Harvey, A. W. & A. Dorfzaun. Colony structure in Brachymyrmex patagonicus: supercolonies or microterritories? 76th Georgia Entomological Society Meeting, Statesboro, GA (2012).

Sarah Mock (2008)

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B.Sc. Biology, Georgia Southern University
M.S. Thesis topic: Arthropods associated with webs of the subsocial spider Anelosimus studiosus (Theridiidae)

Presentations

Mock, S.A. & A. W. Harvey. The arthropod community associated with webs of the subsocial spider Anelosimus studiosus (Theridiidae). 31st American Association of Arachnologists meetings, Susquehanna, PA (2007).
Mock, S.A. & A. W. Harvey. Community structure of social spider webs (Anelosimus studiosus). 70th Georgia Entomological Society Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA (2006).
Mock, S. A.* & A. W. Harvey. Ecology of the "spider bug" (Ranzovius contubernalis), a commensal resident of spider webs. 67th Georgia Entomological Society Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA (2003). (*winner, best undergraduate poster)

Cameron Storey (2007)

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B.Sc. Biology, University of South Carolina (Aitken)
M.S. Thesis title: Preference and performance of the water lily aphid (Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae) among native and invasive duckweeds (Lemnaceae)

Presentations

Storey, M.* & A. W. Harvey. The influence of previous experience on host plant preferences in the waterlily aphid (Rhopalosiphum nymphaeae). 70th Georgia Entomological Society Meeting, Jekyll Island, GA (2006). (*2nd place, best student paper competition)

Nyron Bovell (2005)

B.Sc. Biology,
M.S. Thesis title: Turn alternation in two species of Paramecium

Publications

Harvey, A.W. & N. Bovell. 2006. Spontaneous alternation behavior in Paramecium. Learning and Behavior 34(4):361-365.

Undergraduate students (independent study)

Bradley Corbin (2012-13): Extrafloral nectaries in Richardia: exotic interactions [Honor's Thesis]
Collin Enfinger (2011-12): Practical thigmotaxis and spontaneous alternation behavior in roly polies (Armadillidium vulgare) [Honor's Thesis]
Gary Whitford (2010): Hunger-mediated phototaxis in adult brine shrimp (Artemia salina)
Rusty VIckers (2010): Extrafloral nectaries in Carolina Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana)
Alexandra Dorfzaun (2009): Aggressive partitioning of tree trunks by competing colonies of Patagonian Rover Ants
Allison Shiflett (2009): Rapid herbivory-induced activation of extrafloral nectaries in Chinese Tallow
Charles Hevi (2007): On the function of trichomes on the leaves of Southern Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)
Joe Waddell (2006): Behavioral responses to changes in local food availability in two species of crab spiders
Shannon DeLorenzo (2006): Chasing the moon or fleeing the sun? The confusing tale of phototaxis in the brine shrimp Artemia salina
Eric Swett (2004): How residents of a waterless environment (stored grain) respond to water
Annie Howard (2004): Noncapture techniques for the detection of terrestrial mammals
Annie Howard (2004): Using hair samples to identify Bulloch County mammals
Shemika Lockey (2003): Interaction of temperature and body size on aggression in Red Imported Fire Ants
Michael Cole (2003): Low levels of aggressiveness in apparent non-nestmates in the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta
Sarah Mock (2003): Community of arthropods in the webs of the social spider Anelosimus studiosus
Sarah Mock (2002): The Ecology of the "Spiderbug" Ranzovius contubernalis
Roger McConkey (2002): Factors affecting Pantala flavescens activity in parking lots
Roger McConkey and Tommy Petain (2002): Hunger levels in the field and the time it takes to reach satiation in the lab for Erythemis simplicicollis larvae
Scott Bruckmair (2000): Costs of enlarged major chela in Uca pugilator
Lacrissa Cook (2000 Ronald McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program): Origins of an uncommon but destructive precipitate found in alcohol-preserved crustacean collections