Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Perry L. Wood Jr. 

Cnemaspis pyschedelica

Cnemaspis pyschedelica

Biodiversity Institute
University of Kansas
1450 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Email: perry.wood@ku.edu
CV download: Perry L. Wood, Jr. CV 9-18-17

Education

B.S. in Biological Science, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA; graduation June 17, 2007.

M.S. in Biological Science, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, September 2011. Advisors: Todd R. Jackman and Aaron M. Bauer. Thesis: Systematics, biogeography, taxonomy and delimiting species complexes in the Southeast Asian Lizard Genus Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 inferred from mitochondrial and fast-evolving protein coding nuclear loci.

Ph.D Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Advisor: Dr. Jack W. Sites, Jr. Phylogenomics, biogeography and convergent evolution in a radiation of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887).

Postdoctoral Researcher: At the University of Kansas’ Biodiversity Institute, KU Natural History Museum, Lawrence, KS and at the Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL. Advisors: Rafe M. Brown and Jamie R. Oaks. Comparative phylogenomics of the Philippines and Generalizing Bayesian phylogenetics to infer shared evolutionary events. January 2017–present.

Grants and Awards

2017 Oaks, J.R. (PI), Wood, Jr., P.L. (senior personnel OR postdoctoral scholar), Grismer, L.L. (senior personnel), Siler, C.D. (senior personnel). Generalizing Bayesian phylogenetics to infer shared evolutionary events. ($551,169). 3/2017–2/2020.
2015 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG): Phylogeny, biogeography, and convergent evolution in a radiation of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) ($16,335).
2015 Society for Systematic biologists workshop grant ($1,750).
2015 Society for the study of Evolution travel award ($500).
2013 Foreign Language Areas Studies Grant, Indonesian/Thai ($15,000).
2012 Research Presentation Award from BYU Graduate Studies ($400).
2012 American Society of Ichthyologist and Herpetologist travel Award ($300).
2009 Research Fellowship, Villanova University ($7,000).
2009 Student travel award, Villanova University ($620).
2009 Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, Villanova University ($1,150).
2008 Graduate Student Summer Fellowship, Villanova University ($2,000).
2008 Student travel award, Villanova University ($700).
2006 Student researcher of the year, La Sierra University ($100).
2006 Rychman Undergraduate Research Endowment, La Sierra University ($1,900).
2005 Rychman Undergraduate Research Endowment, La Sierra University ($995).
2003 Rychman Undergraduate Research Endowment, La Sierra University ($1,000).
2003 University Research Council, La Sierra University ($400).
2002 Rychman Undergraduate Research Endowment, La Sierra University ($460).

Publications

Peer Reviewed Papers Submitted and in Preparation

Wood, P. L., Jr., Leaché, A. D., Gamble, T., Grismer, L. L., A., Aowophol, A., and Sites, J. W., Jr. A Geologically-driven Rapid Radiation on the Sunda Shelf. In preparation for Nature Communications.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Leaché, A. D., Grismer, L. L., and Sites, J. W., Jr. Island biogeography paradox: insights from Southeast Asian rock gecko ddRADseq and sequence capture data. In preparation for Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., and Sites, J. W., Jr. Convergent evolution of insular gigantism in Southeast Asian Rock Geckos. In revision for Evolution.

Davis, H. R., Grismer, L. L., Cobos, A. J., Murdoch, M. L., Sumarli, A. X., Anuar, S., Muin, M.A., and Wood, P. L., Jr. Checklist of the herpetofauna of Hutan Lipur Gunung Senyum, Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Russian Journal of Herpetology, in press.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Thura, K. K., Zin, T., Quah, E. S. H., Murdoch, M. L., Grismer, M. S., Lin, A., Kyaw, H., and Lwin, N. Twelve new species of Cyrtodactylus Gray (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from limestone habitats in east-central and southern Myanmar demonstrate high localized diversity and unprecedented microendemism. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Ngadi, E., Izam, N. A. M., and Ahmad, N. Sympatry, ecomorpholgy, cryptic speciation, and convergent evolution in the scincid genus Tytthoscincus (Linkem, Diesmos, & Brown) from the Sky-island Archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, in press.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Lim, K. K. P., Liang, J. L. A new species of swamp-dwelling skink (Tytthoscincus) from Singapore and Peninsular Malaysia. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, in press.

Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Siti, A. M. N. Systematics and the Natural History of the Mountain Reed Snakes (genus Macrocalamus Günther, 1864) with the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, submitted.

Peer Reviewed Publications

2017

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Thura, K. K., Zin, T., Quah, E. S. H., Murdoch, M. L., Grismer, M. S., Lin, A., Kyaw, H., and Lwin, N. Phylogenetic taxonomy of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) with descriptions of three new species from Myanmar. Journal of Natural History, DOI 10.1080/00222933.2017.1367045.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., Aowophol, A., Aguilar, C., Cota, M., Grismer, M. S., Murdoch, M. L., and Sites, J. W., Jr. Three new karst-dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887 (Squamata; Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand and the phylogenetic placement of C. punctatonuchalis and C. vandeventeri. PeerJ, DOI 10.7717/peerj.2884.

Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Siti, A. M. N., Muin, M. A. A new species of frog of the genus Abavorana Oliver, Prendini, Kraus & Raxworthy 2015 (Anura: Ranidae) from Gunung Jerai, Kedah, northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4320 (2): 272–288.

Quah, E. S. H., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Thura, M. K., Zin, T., Kyaw, H., Lwin, N., Grismer, M. S., Grismer, M. S., Murdoch, M. L. A new species of Mud Snake (Serpentes, Homalopsidae, Gyiophis Murphy & Voris, 2014) from Myanmar with a first molecular phylogenetic assessment of the genus. Zootaxa, 4238 (4): 571–582.

2016

Aguilar, C., Wood, P. L., Jr., Belk, M., Duff, M. H., and Sites, J. W., Jr. Different roads lead to Rome: Different integrative taxonomic approaches lead to the discovery of two new lizard lineages in the northernmost species of the Liolaemus montanus group (Squamata: Liolaemidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI:10.1111/bij.12890.

Blackburn, D., Wood, P. L., Jr., Burk, T. J., Crawford, B., Wright, S. M., and Adams, B. J. 2016. Evolution of virulence in Photorhabdus spp., entomopathogenic nematode symbionts. Systematic and Applied Microbiology, 39, no. 3 (2016): 173–179.

Cobos, A. J., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Quah, E. S. H., Muin, M. A. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships of geckos of the Hemiphyllodactylus harterti group, a new species from Penang Island, Peninsular Malaysia, and a likely case of true cryptic speciation within H. titiwangsaensis. Zootaxa, 4107 (3): 367–380.

Davis, H. R., Grismer, L. L., Klabacka, R. L., Muin, M. A., Anuar, S. and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2016. The phylogenetic relationships of a new Stream Toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a montane region in Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4103 (2): 137–153.

Grismer, L. L., Muin, M. A., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Anuar, S. 2016. The transfer of two clades of Malaysian Sphenomorphus Fitzinger (Squamata: Scincidae) into the genus Tytthoscincus Linkhem, Diesmos, & Brown and the description of a new Malaysian swamp-dwelling species. Zootaxa, 4092 (2): 231–242.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Aowphol, A., Cota, M., Grismer, M. S., Murdoch, M. L., Grismer, J. L. Out of Borneo: historical biogeography of the Stream-Toad Ansonia Stoliczka (Anura: Bufonidae) and the discovery a limestone cave dwelling species from Thailand. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI:10.1111/bij.12886.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Awophol, A., Murdoch, M. L., Aguilar, C., Cota, M., and Grismer, M. S. 2016. Taxonomy, phylogeny, and distribution of Bronchocela rayaensis (Squamata: Agamidae) on the Thai-Malay Peninsula. Zootaxa, 4092 (3): 414–420.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Grismer, M. S., Murdoch, M. L., Muin, M. A., Davis, H. R., and Cobos, A. J. 2016. Two new Bent-toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex from Peninsular Malaysia and multiple instances of convergent adaptation to limestone forest ecosystems. Zootaxa, 4105 (5): 401–429.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S. Davis, H. R., Cobos, A. J., Murdoch, M. L. 2016. A new species of karst forest Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus Gray) not yet threatened by foreign cement companies and a summary of Peninsular Malaysia’s endemic karst forest herpetofauna and the need for its conservation. Zootaxa, 4061(1): 001–017.

Grismer, L. L., Quah, E. S. H., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Davis, H. R., Murdoch, M. L., Cobos, A. J.,Grismer, J. L., Cota, M., Bussarawit, S. 2016. Targaryen Dragons in the mist: three new species of Pseudocalotes Fitzinger (Squamata: Agamidae) across the sky island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4136(3): 461–490.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Syafiq, M. F., Badli-sham, B. H., Rizal, S. A., Ahmad, A. B., and Quah, E. S. H. 2016. On the taxonomy and phylogeny of the skinks Lipinia sekayuensis Grismer, Ismail, Awang, Rizal, & Ahmad and Lipinia surda Boulenger from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 4147(1): 059–066.

Sumarli, A. S. I., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Amirrudin, B. A., Rizal, S.,Ismail, L. H., and Linkem, C. W. The first riparian skink (Genus: Sphenomorphus Strauch, 1887) from Peninsular Malaysia and its relationship to other Indochinese and Sundaic species. Zootaxa, 4173 (1): 029–044.

2015

Pauwles, O. S. G., Sumontha, M., Kunya, Kirati, K., Nitikul, A., Samphanthanit, Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L. 2015. Acanthosaura phuketensis (Squamata: Agamidae), a new long-horned tree agamid from southwestern Thailand. Zootaxa, 4020(3): 473–494.

Riyanto, A., Grismer, L. L., and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2015. Cyrtodactylus rosichonarief sp. nov. (Squamata: Gekkonidae), a new swamp-dwelling bent-toed gecko from Bunguran Island (Great Natuna), Indonesia.  Zootaxa, 3964(1): 114–124.

Riyanto, A., Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr. 2015. The fourth Bent-toed Gecko of the genus Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Java, Indonesia. Zootaxa, 4059(2): 351–363.

Reeder, T. W., Townsend, T. M., Mulcahy, D. G., Noonan, B. P., Wood, P. L., Jr., Sites, J. W., Jr., and Wiens, J. J. 2015. Integrated analyses resolve conflicts over squamate reptile phylogeny and reveal unexpected placements for fossil taxa. PlosOne, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118199

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Quah, E. S. H., Muin, M. A.,  Chan, K. O., Sumarli, A. X., and Loredo, A. I. 2015. Repeated evolution of sympatric, palaeoendemic species in closely related, co-distributed lineages of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) across a sky-island archipelago in Peninsular Malaysia Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174, 859–876.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Lee, C. H., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Ngadi, E., Sites, J. W., Jr. 2015. An integrative taxonomic review of the agamid genus Bronchocela (Kuhl, 1820) from Peninsular Malaysia with descriptions of new montane and insular endemics. Zootaxa, 3948(1): 001–023.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr.,  Tri, N. V., Murdoch, M. L. 2015. The systematics and independent evolution of cave ecomorphology in distantly related clades of Bent-toed Geckos (Genus Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827) from the Mekong Delta and islands in the Gulf of Thailand. Zootaxa, 3980(1): 106–126.

Grismer, L. L.,Wood, P. L., Jr., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Ngadi, E., Ahmad, N. 2015. A new insular species of Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis Boulenger). Zootaxa, 3985(2): 203–218.

2014

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Chan, K. O., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Riyanto, A., Ahmad, N., Muin, M. A., Sumontha, M., and Pauwels, O. S. A. 2014. Systematics and natural history of Southeast Asian Rock Geckos (genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) with descriptions of eight new species from Malaysia and Indonesia. Zootaxa, 3880(1): 001–147.

Grismer, J. L., Bauer, A. M., Grismer, L. L., Thirakhupt, K., Aowphol, A., Oaks, J. R., Wood, P. L., Jr., Chan, K. O., Neang, T., Cota, M., and Jackman, T. 2014. Multiple origins of parthenogenesis, and a revised species phylogeny for the Southeast Asian butterfly lizards, Leiolepis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, DOI: 10.1111/bij.12367.

Ngo, V. T., Grismer, L. L., Pham, H. T., and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Na–Nui Chua Nature Reserve, Central Vietnam. Zootaxa, 3760(4): 539–552.

Chan, K. O., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Muin, M. A., Quah, E. S. H., Sumarli, A. S. I., Chan, J. A., and Grismer, L. L. 2014. Integrative taxonomy uncovers a new species of upland Stream Toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3764(4): 427–440.

Grismer, L. L., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Muin, M. A., and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2014. A diminutive new species of a cave-dwelling Wolf Snake (Colubridae: Lycodon Boie, 1826) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3815(1): 051–067.

Grismer, L. L., Belabut, D. M., Quah, E. S. H., Chan, K. O., and Wood, P. L., Jr., Hasim, R. 2014. A new species of karst forest-adapted Bent-toed Gecko (genus Cyrtodactylus) belonging to the C. sworderi complex from a threatened karst forest in Perak, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3755(5): 434–446.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Quah, E. S. H., Muin, M. A., Mohamed, M., Chan, K. O., Sumarli, A. S-I., Chan, J. A., Loredo, A. I., and Heinz, H. M. 2014. The phylogenetic relationships of three new species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from poorly explored regions in northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3786(3): 359–381.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Amirrudin, B. A., Sumarli, A. S. I., Vazquez, J. J. Ismail, L. H. B., Nance, R., Muhammad, A. B. M. A., Mohamad, N. A. B. O., Rizaijessika, S. A., Kuss, M., Murdoch, M., and Cobos, A. 2014. A new species of insular Rock Gecko (Genus Cnemaspis Strauch, 1887) from the Bidong Archipelago, Terengganu, Peninsular. Zootaxa, 3755(5): 447–456.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Chan, K. O. 2014. Cyrts in the city: A new Bent-toed Gecko (Genus Cyrtodactylus) represents the only endemic species of vertebrate from Batu Caves, Selangor, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3774(4): 381–394.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Cota, M. 2014. A new species of Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Thailand. Zootaxa, 3760(1): 67–78.

Sadlier, R. A., Whitaker, T., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Bauer, A. M. 2014. A new species of scincid lizard in the genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from far northwest New Caledonia. Zootaxa, 3795(1): 045–060.

Sadlier, R. A., Bauer, A. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., Smith, S., Whitaker, T., A., and Jackman, T. R. 2014. Cryptic speciation in cryptic skinks: a molecular phylogeny of the New Caledonian Nannoscincus  (Reptilia: Scincidae) and recognition of two new species in the genus. Zoologia Neocaledonica 8, Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia.  Muséum national d’Histolire naturelle, Paris: 45–68.

Sadlier, R. A., Bauer, A. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., Smith, S. A., Whitaker, T., Jourdan, H., and Jackman, T. R. 2014. Localized endemism in the southern ultramafic bio-region of New Caledonia as evidenced by the lizards in the genus Sigaloseps (Reptilia: Scincidae), with descriptions of four new species. Zoologia Neocaledonica 8, Biodiversity studies in New Caledonia.  Muséum national d’Histolire naturelle, Paris: 79–113.

Welton, L. J., Wood, P. L., Jr., Oaks, J. R., Siler, C. D., and Brown, R. M. 2014. Fossil-calibrated phylogeny and historical biogeography of Southeast Asian water monitors (Varanus salvator complex). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 74: 29–37.

2013

Wood, P. L., Jr., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S. M. S., and Muin, M. A. 2013. A new species of lowland karst dwelling Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from northwestern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3691:538–558.

Aguilar, C., Wood, P. L., Jr., Cusi, J. C., Guzman, A., Huari, F., Lundberg, M., Mortensen, E., Ramirez, C., Robles, D., Suarez, J., Ticona, A., Vargas, V. J., Venegas, P., and Sites, J. W., Jr. 2013. Integrative taxonomy and preliminary assessment of species limits in the Liolaemus walkeri complex (Squamate, Liolaemidae) with descriptions of three new species from Peru. Zookeys, 364: 47–91.

Loredo, A. I., Wood, P. L., Jr., Evan Quah, S. H., Shahrul, A., Greer, L. F. Ahmad, N., and Grismer, L. L. 2013. Cryptic speciation within Asthenodipsas vertebralis (Boulenger, 1900) (Squamata: Pareatidae), the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia, and the resurrection of A. tropidonotus (Lidth de Jude, 1923) from Sumatra: an integrative taxonomic analysis. Zootaxa, 3664(4): 505–524.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Anuar, S., Muin, M. A., Quah, E. S. H., McGuire, J. A., Brown, R. M., and Ngo V. T. 2013. Integrative taxonomy uncovers high levels of cryptic species diversity in Hemiphyllodactylus Bleeker, 1860 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) and the description of a new species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 169: 849–880.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Mohamed, M., Chan, K. O., Heinz, H. M., Sumarli, A. S-I, Chan, J., and Loredo, A. 2013. A new species of karst-adapted Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from a threatened karst region in Pahang, Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3746(3): 463–472.

Grismer, L. L., Anuar, S., Muin, M. A., Quah, E. S. H., and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2013. Phylogenetic relationships and description of a new upland species of Bent-toed Gecko (Cyrtodactylus Gray, 1827) of the C. sworderi complex from northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 3616: 239–252.

Sadlier, R. A., Bauer, A. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., Smith, S. A., and Jackman, T. R. 2013. A new species of scincid lizard in the genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from southern New Caledonia and a review of Caledoniscincus atropunctatus Roux. Zootaxa, 3694(6): 501–524.

2012

Wood, P. L., Jr., Heinicke, M. P., Jackman, T. R., and Bauer, A. M. 2012. Phylogeny of Bent-toed Geckos (Cyrtodactylus) Reveals a West to East Pattern of Diversification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 65: 992–1003.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Quah, E. S. H., Anuar, S., Muin, M. A., Sumontha, M., Ahmad, N., Bauer, M. A., Wangkulangkul, S., and Pauwels, O. S. G. 2012. A phylogeny and taxonomy of the Thai-Malay Peninsula Bent-Toed Geckos of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae): combined morphological and molecular analyses with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa 3520: 1–55.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Lim K. K. P. 2012. Cyrtodactylus majulah, A new species of bent-toed Gecko (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Singapore and the Riau Archipelago. Rafflels Bulletin of Zoology, 60: 487–499.

Johnson, C. B., Evan Quah, S. H., Shahrul, A., Muin, M. A., Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Greer, III, L. F., Onn, C. K., Ahmad, N., Bauer, A. M., and Grismer, L. L. 2012. Phylogeography, geographic variation, and taxonomy of the Bent-toed Gecko Cyrtodactylus quadrivirgatus Taylor, 1962 from Peninsular Malaysia with the description of a new swamp dwelling species. Zootaxa 3406: 39–58.

Portik, D. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Stanley, E. L., and Jackman, T. R. 2012. Development of 104 rapidly-evolving nuclear protein-coding markers for amplification across all squamates using genomic resources. Conservation Genetic Resources, 4: 1–10.

Sadlier, R. A., Whitaker, T., Wood, P. L., Jr., Bauer, A. M., and Jackman, T. R. 2012. A New Species of Scincid Lizard in the Genus Caledoniscincus (Reptilia: Scincidae) from northwest New Caledonia. Zootaxa, 3229: 47–57.

2011

Chan, K. O., Grismer, L. L. Anuar, S., Quah, E., Grismer, J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Norhayati, A. 2011. Additions to the herpetofauna of Perlis State Park in northern Peninsular Malaysia with the description of a new species of Chiromantis Peters 1854 (Anura: Rhacophoridae). Russian Journal of Herpetology,18: 253–259.

Grismer, L. L., Grismer, J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Ngo V. T., Neang, T., and Chan, K. O. 2011. Herpetology on the fringes of the Sunda Shelf: A discussion of discovery, Taxonomy, and Biogeography. Proceedings volume of the Tropical Vertebrates conference Bonn Germany. Bonner Zoologische Monographien Nr. 57/2011, 57–97.

Grismer, L. L. Quah, E. S. H., Siler, C. D., Grismer, J. L. Chan, K. O., Wood, P. L., Jr., Shahrul, A. M. S., and Norhayati, A. 2011. Peninsular Malaysia’s first limbless lizard: a new species of skink of the genus Larutia Böhme) from Pulau Pinang, Peninsular Malaysia with a phylogeny of the genus Zootaxa, 2799: 29–40.

Rooijen, J. V, Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Grismer, L. L., and Grossmann, W. 2011. Color pattern dimorphism in the Colubrid snake Oligodon purpurascens (Schlegel, 1837)(Reptilia: Squamata). Russian Journal of Herpetology, 18: 215–220.

2010

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., Grismer, J. L., Neang, T., Chav, T. and Holden, J. 2010. A new cryptic species of Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 from Thailand and Cambodia. Zootaxa, 2488: 22–38.

Chan, K. O., Grismer, L. L., Masafumi, M., Nishikawa, K., Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Diacus, B., and Norhayati, A. Herpetofauna of Gunung Panti Forest Reserve, Johor, Peninsular Malaysia. 2010. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 2: 75–86.

Grismer, L. L., Chan, K. O., Grismer J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and A. Norhayati. A checklist of the herpetofauna of the Banjaran Bintang, Peninsular Malaysia. 2010. Russian Journal of Herpetology, 17: 147–160.

Grismer, L. L. Sumontha, M., Cota, M. Grismer, J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., Pauwels, O. S. G., and Kunya, K. 2010. A revision and redescription of the rock gecko Cnemaspis siamensis (Taylor 1925) (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Thailand with descriptions of seven new species. Zootaxa, 2576: 1–55.

Neang, T., Grismer, L. L., Chan, K. O. Grismer, J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Youmans, T. M. 2010. First Report on the Herpetofauna from Dalai Mountain in Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary, Southwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Cambodian Journal of Natural History, 2: 127–143.

2009

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., Grismer, L. L., Ahmad, N., Chan, K. O. and Bauer, A. M. 2009. Two new montane species of Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 (Squamata: Agamidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 2012: 28–46.

Chan, K. O., Grismer, L. L.,Wood, P. L. Jr., Grismer, J. L., and Norhayati, A. 2009. Preliminary checklist on the herpetofauna of Pulau Besar, Melaka, Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 20: 81–87.

Grismer, L. L., Norhayati, A., Chan, K. O., Daicus, B., Muin, A., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Grismer, J. L. 2009. Two new diminutive species of Cnemaspis Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 2019: 40–56.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Grismer, J. L. 2009. A new insular species of skink of the genus Sphenomorphus Strauch 1887 (Squamata: Scincidae) from Pulau Perhentian Besar, Terengganu, Peninsular Malaysia. Tropical Life Sciences Research, 20: 51–69.

Ngo V. T., Bauer, A. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Grismer, J. L. 2009. A new species of Gekko Laurenti, 1768
(Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Dong Nai Province, Southeastern Vietnam. Zootaxa, 2238: 33–42.

2008

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., Norhayati, A., and Senawi, J. 2008. Two new species of Ansonia Stoliczka, 1870, (Anura: Bufonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Herpetologica, 64: 321–340.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., Youmans, T. M. and Nasir, N. B. 2008. Additions to the hereptofauna of Endau-Rompin, Johor, West Malaysia. Herpetological Review, 39: 112–121.

Grismer, L. L., Grismer, J. L., Wood, P.L. Jr., and Chan, K. O. 2008. The distribution, taxonomy, and redescription of the geckos Cnemaspis affinis (Stoliczka 1887) and C. flavolineata (Nicholls 1949) with descriptions of a new montane species and two new lowland, karst-dwelling species from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 1931: 1–24.

Grismer, L. L., Chan, K. O., Grismer, J. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Daicus, B. 2008. Three new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia. Zootaxa, 1921: 1–23.

Grismer, L. L., Neang, T., Chav, T., Wood, P. L., Jr., Oaks, J., J., Holden, Grismer, J. L., Szutz, T. R. and Youmans, and T. M. 2008. Additional amphibians and reptiles from the Phnom Samkos Wildlife Sanctuary in northwestern Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, with comments on their taxonomy and the discovery of three new species. Rafflels Bulletin of Zoology, 56: 161–175.

2007

Grismer L. L., Chav, T., Neang, T., Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer J. L., Youmans T. M., Ponce, A., Daltry J. C., and Kaiser, H. 2007. The herpetofauna of the Phnom Aural Wildlife Sanctuary and checklist of the herpetofauna of the Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia. Hamadryad, 3: 216–241.

Grismer, L. L., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Youmans, T. M. 2007. Redescription of Crytodactylus sworderi (Smith 1925) from Southern Peninsular Malaysia. Hamadryad, 31: 250–257.

2006

Grismer, L. L., Youmans, T. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., Ponce, A.,Wright, S. B., Jones, B. S., Johnson, R., Sanders, K. L., Gower, D. J., Norsham, S. Y. and Lim, K. K. P. 2006. Checklist of the herpetofauna of Pulau Langkawi with taxonomic comments. Hamadryad, 29:15–32.

Grismer, L. L., Youmans, T. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Grismer, J. L. 2006. Checklist of the herpetofauna of the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia with comments on biogeography, natural history and adaptive types. Rafflels Bulletin of Zoology, 54: 157–180.

2004

Wood, P. L., Jr., Youmans, T. M., Grismer, J. L., Wheatley, J., Wright, S., Valdivia, C., Pounce, M., Escobar, L., Amin, S., Baker, P., Bernard, J., Looper, S., Marsh, N., Martin, L., Padilla, N., Rosser, R., Srivastava, A., Srivastava, V., Wright, X., Yeen, L. S., Kaiser, H., and Grismer, L. L. 2004. First report of the herpetofauna of Pulau Sibu, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 28: 116–119.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, L. L., Youmans, T. M., Looper, S., Kaiser, H., and Grismer, J. L. 2004. A first report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Besar, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 28:106–109.

Grismer, L. L., Sukumaran, J., Grismer, J. L., Youmans, T. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Johnson, R. 2004. Report on the herpetofauna from the Temengor forest reserve, Perak, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 29: 15–32.

2003

Escobar III, R. A., Grismer, J. L., Youmans, T. M.,Wood, P. L., Jr., Kendall, S. D., Castro, J., Magil, T., Rasmussen, C., Szutz, T. R., Hover, S. M., Morgan, D., Raynor, C., Mccloskey, K., Izvernari, N., Hunter, A., Bernard, J. M., Hinojosa, N., Dyer, T., Anlauf, J., Martinez, J., Andreiko, S., Gregory, R., Yeen, L. S., Wuertz, W., Kaiser, H., and Grismer, L. L. 2003. First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Tinggi, Johor, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 27: 259–262.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Youmans, T. M., Raynor, C., Bernard, J. M., Hinojosa, N., Dyer, T., Andreiko, S., van Dijk, P.P., Wuertz, W., and Yeen, L. S. 2003. First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau, Dayang, Pahang, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 27: 284–285.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Szutz, T. R., Grismer, J. L., Youmans, T. M., and Grismer, L. L. 2003. First report on the herpetofauna of Pulau Sembilang and Pulau Seribuat, Pahang, West Malaysia. Hamadryad, 27: 281–284.

Shorter Contributions and Notes

2008

Wood, P. L., Jr., Grismer, J. L., and Muin, M. A. 2008. Lygosoma bowringgi. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 39: 483.

Chan, K. O., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Grismer, J. L. 2008. Lithobates catesbeianus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 39: 479.

Grismer, L. L., Anuar, S. M., Wood, P. L., Jr., and Muin, M. A. 2008. Leiolepis triplodia. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 39:238–239.

Youmans, T. M., and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2008. Bufo melanostictus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 38: 97.

2007

Wood, P. L., Jr. 2007. Ptychozoon kuhli. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 38: 102.

Wood, P. L., Jr. 2007. Hemidactylus platyurus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 38: 100.

Wood, P. L., Jr. 2007. Dendrelaphis caudolineatus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 38: 103.

2003

Wood, P. L., Jr., Nurul, Ain, E., and Morgan, D. 2003. Dendrelaphis striatus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 34: 264.

Grismer, J. L., C. Rasmussen, and Wood, P. L., Jr. 2003. Sibynophis melanocephalus. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 34: 266.

Youmans, T. M., Wood, P. L., Jr. 2003. Pareas vertebralis. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 34: 389.

Wood, P. L., Jr., Youmans, T. M., and Szutz, T. 2003. Elaphe flavolineata. Geographical distribution. Herpetological Review, 34: 388.

Field Research and other Professional Experience

2016 Field research in Myanmar (3 weeks).

2016 Field research in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand (4 weeks).

2015 Field research in Peninsular Malaysia and Thailand (4 weeks).

2015 Field research in Peninsular Malaysia and Pulau Lang Tengah (3 weeks).

2014 Field research in Peninsular Malaysia and Adjacent Islands (Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Peneang, Pulau Redang)(5 weeks).

2012 Field research in the Peruvian Andes, Peru (3 weeks).

2010 Field research in Peninsular Malaysia and Adjacent islands (Pulau Penang and Pulau Langkawi) (6 weeks).

2009 Field research in the National Parks of Thailand (Sai Yok National Park, Doi Inthanon National Park, and Khao Kitchakoot National Park) (6 weeks).

2009 Assessor for the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List.

2009 Field research on the amphibians and reptiles in the Cambodian Cardamom Mountains (2 weeks).

2008 Field research on amphibians and reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia and its off shore islands Pulau Besar and the Perhentian archipelago (4 weeks).

2007 Field research on amphibians and reptiles in Peninsular Malaysia and its off shore islands Pulau Perhentian and Pulau Penang (3 weeks).

2006 Field research on the amphibians and reptiles in Phnom Samkos, and Pursat, Cambodia.

2005 Field research in the Seribuat Archipelago, and adjacent Peninsular Malaysia (Frasier’s Hill, and Endau-Rompin) (6 weeks).

2005 Field research on the reptiles and amphibians of Penang Island, the Langkawi Archipelago, and the Seribuat Archipelago (West Malaysia), Sabah (East Malaysia), Peninsular Malaysia, and Cambodia (12 weeks).

2004 Featured researcher on Animal planet film, “Reptile Kings: Search for the Tioman Pit Viper”.

2004 Field research on the reptiles and amphibians of islands in the Seribuat Archipelago, (West Malaysia), Peninsular Malaysia, and Borneo (3 weeks).

2003 Field research on the reptiles and amphibians of islands in the Seribuat Archipelago, (West Malaysia), Sabah (East Malaysia), and Peninsular Malaysia (4 weeks).

2002 Field research on the reptiles and amphibians of Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia, and islands in the Seribuat Archipelago, West Malaysia (3 weeks).

Invited Presentations

2011 Presented speaker for the La sierra University Biology departmental seminar. Title: Systematics, biogeography, taxonomy and delimiting species complexes in the Southeast Asian Lizard Genus Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 inferred from mitochondrial and fast evolving protein coding nuclear loci.

2008 Invited speaker to the 1st international symposium on agamid lizards, Zoologisches Forschungs museum A. Koenig, Bonn, Germany. Title: A preliminary phylogeny of the genus Acanthosaura Gray 1931, inferred from mitochondrial DNA.

2005 Invited presentation at the Regional Symposium on Environment and Natural Resources, Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia. Title: Color pattern variation in the brown kukri snake, Oligodon purpurascens: color pattern polymorphism or two distinct species?

Presentations

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Poster. Randy Klabacka, César Aguilar, Aaron M Bauer, Alessandro Catenazzi, Eli Greenbaum, Perry L. Wood Jr., Jack W Sites Jr, Federico Valdez, Ryan Wilkes and Tony Gamble Phylogeny and biogeography of New World leaf-toed geckos, Phyllodactylus (Phyllodactylidae: Gekkota).

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Evan Quah and Shahrul Anuar Paleoendemism and genetic uniformity across 17 different clades in the sky-island archipelago of Peninsular Malaysia.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Cesar Aguilar, Perry L. Wood Jr., Mark Belk and Jack W. Sites Jr. All roads lead to Rome: different integrative taxonomic approaches suggest the same species boundaries in the northernmost Linnean taxa of the Liolaemus montanus group.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Alexandra Sumarli, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Amirrudin B. Ahmad and Syed A. Rizal. A new riparian skink (genus Sphenomorphus Strauch 1887) from Peninsular Malaysia supports the hypothesis that the Thai-Malay Peninsula is a biogeographical crossroad between Indochina and Sundaland.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Perry L. Wood Jr., L. Lee Grismer and Jack W. Sites Jr. Convergent evolution of insular gigantism in the southeast Asian rock geckos (Cnemaspis Strauch 1887).

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Anthony Cobos, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Shahrul Anuar, Evan S. H. Quah and Mohd A. Muin.  Phylogenetic relationships of geckos in the Hemiphyllodactylus harterti group, a new species from Penang Island, and a likely case of cryptic species within H. titwangsaensis.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr., Shahrul Anuar, Mohd A. Muin and Brandon Burch. A new karst-adapted species of the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Peninsular Malaysia and the future of endemic reptiles in karst ecosystems.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas. Matthew Murdoch, Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr. and Neang Thy. Phylogeographic substructuring of the Cyrtodactylus intermedius group across the Cardomom Mountains of Indochina as well as the independent evolution and conservation of cave ecomorphs.

2015  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting at the University of Kansas.  Hayden Davis, L. Lee Grismer, Perry L. Wood Jr. and Shahrul Anuar. Historical biogeography and phylogeny of a new stream toad of the genus Ansonia Stoliczka 1870 (Anura: Bufonidae) from a montane region in Peninsular Malaysia.

2015  Presented speaker at the Evolution meetings, Guarujá, Brazil. Uncovering species boundaries in the mountain horned lizards, Acanthosaura (Gray 1827): multilocus species delimitation using coalescent methods.

2013  Fourth author at the 2nd International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Preliminary phylogenetic relationships within the genus Macrocalamus Günther, 1864 (Serpentes, Colubridae).

2013  Second author at the 2nd International Conference on Alfred Russel Wallace. Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Phylogenetic relationships and taxonomy of Southeast Asian Cnemaspis (Squamata: gekkonidae): a multilocus and morphological analysis.

2012  Presented speaker at the 8th World Congress of Herpetology. Vancouver, British Colombia. Systematics and biogeography of Southeast Asian Lizard Genus Acanthosaura Gray, 1831: cryptic species, rapid radiations and selective sweeps.

2012  Second author at the 8th World Congress of Herpetology. Vancouver, British Colombia. Phylogenetic relationships within the Cyrtodactylus pulchellus complex: an example of the hidden diversity of lizards on the Malay Peninsula.

2011   Eco-lunch Brigham Young University: Systematics, biogeography, taxonomy and delimiting species complexes in the Southeast Asian Lizard Genus Acanthosaura Gray, 1831 inferred from mitochondrial and fast evolving protein coding nuclear loci.

2009 Presented speaker at the Joint meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Portland, Oregon. Title: Systematics of the genus Acanthosaura Gray 1931, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes.

2009  Presented speaker at the Tropical Vertebrate Symposium on a changing world. Bonn, Germany, A. Koenig, Bonn, Germany. Systematics of the genus Acanthosaura Gray 1931, inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear genes.

2008 Presented speaker at the Joint meetings of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Montreal 2008. Title: A preliminary phylogeny of the genus Acanthosaura Gray 1931, inferred from mitochondrial DNA.

2006 Presented at Biology Colloquium, La Sierra University. Title: Color pattern polymorphism, in Oligodon purpurascens, based on morphology, color pattern, and molecular analyses.

2005 Presented at Biology Colloquium, La Sierra University. Title: Color pattern polymorphism, in Oligodon purpurascens, based on morphology, color pattern, and mtDNA.

2005  Presented at the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research. Color pattern variation in the brown kukri snake, Oligodon purpurascens: color pattern polymorphism or two distinct species?

Work Experience

2012–14 Teaching Assistant, Evolutionary Biology, Brigham Young University.
2009 Teaching Assistant, Lower Vertebrates (Herpetology), Villanova University.
2008 Teaching Assistant, General Biology, Villanova University.
2005 Student Teacher, Tropical Field Biology, La Sierra University.
2004 Student Teacher, Tropical Field Biology, La Sierra University.
2003 Teaching Assistant, Tools and Methods II, La Sierra University.
2001–06 Research/Curatorial Assistant, La Sierra Herpetological Collection, La Sierra University.

Professional Memberships

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Herpetologists’ League
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society of Systematic Biologists
AAAS/Science

Service as a Manuscript Reviewer

Asian Herpetological Research, Checklist, Herpetologica, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Herpetology, Organisms, Diversity and Evolution, Russian Journal of herpetology, Salamandra, Zoological Studies, Zootaxa

Community Service

2011 “Amphibians and Reptiles of Southeast Asia.” Presentation at Wildomar Elementary School, Wildomar, CA.
2005 “Amphibians and Reptiles of Southeast Asia.” Presentation at Cottonwood Canyon Elementary School, Lake Elsinore, Ca.
2005 “Undergraduate Research” Presentation at the Kiwanis Club, Riverside, California.

Current Research Interests

  • Co-phylogeography of the Herpetofauna of the Malay Peninsula, across the Isthmus of Kra and the Kangar-Patani line.
  • Evolutionary systematics, species delimitation, and historical biogeography of geckos and agamid lizards in Southeast Asia.
  • Evolutionary systematics, species delimitation, and historical biogeography of geckos and agamid lizards
    in Southeast Asia.
  • Theoretical systematics, Bayesian coalescence methods for delimiting species complexes.
  • Adaptive radiations and substrate adaptation in reptiles in Southeast Asia.

References

Dr. Aaron M. Bauer: Department of Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085 USA. Email: aaron.bauer@villanova.edu

Dr. L. Lee Grismer: Department of Biology, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA 92515 USA. Email: lgrismer@lasierra.edu

Dr. Jack W. Sites Jr.: Department of Biology, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA. Email: jack_sites@byu.edu

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