I am a Research Associate in the Department of Scientific Computing
, Director of FSU's High Performance Computing facility
and manage the Technical Support Group in the Department of Scientific Computing
. In addition to my management responsibilities, I coordinate the development and user support of PAUP* and maintain research activities in the study and implementation of models and search algorithms used in phylogenetic inference.
I also have a passion for the outdoors, even though I currently spend most of my time behind a computer. After completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I was an Associate Director of George Mason University's (GMU) Center for Experiential Education
in Fairfax, Virginia. During my tenure at the Center I managed the opening of Bull Run Marina under a joint management agreement between GMU
and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
- 2000. Ph.D., Environmental Science and Public Policy, George Mason University. Advisor: Dr. Carl H. Ernst
- 1994. M.S., Biology, George Mason University
- 1991. B.S., Biology, George Mason University
- 1991. Certificate, Environmental Resource Management, George Mason University
Workshops and Teaching
- 2007, 2002, and 2004. Lecturer, Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics course sponsored by the American Genetic Association, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity/National Cancer Institute, and The Smithsonian Institution's Conservation & Research Center. Font Royal, Virginia and Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Oahu, Hawaii.
- 2003. Faculty, Phylogenetic Methods, 5-day intensive course. Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok, Thailand.
- 2001 and 2003. Lecturer, Molecular Evolution II: Methods, Models, and Reliability In An introduction to Bioinformatics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida.
- 2000. Faculty, Molecular Taxonomy for the exploration of biodiversity: principles and methods in phylogenetic analyses, 2-week intensive course. Museum of Natural Science, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina.
Selected Publications and Presentations
- Swofford, D. L., J. C. Wilgenbusch, and C. Bell. (In Prep.) PAUP*: Phylogenetic Analysis Using Parsimony (*and other methods), Manual. Sinauer, Sunderland, Massachusetts.
- Nylander, J. A., J.C. Wilgenbusch, D. L. Warren, D. L. Swofford. 2008. AWTY (Are We There Yet): a system for graphical exploration of MCMC convergence in Bayesian phylogenetics. Bioinformatics 24:581-583.
- Nylander, AA., J. C. Wilgenbusch, D.L. Swofford. 2006. AWTY: A system for graphical exploration of MCMC convergence in Bayesian phylogenetic inference. University of Florida and Florida State University Phylogenetic Symposium, Cedar Key, FL.
- Jackson, V., D. L. Swofford, M. Holder, and J. C. Wilgenbusch. 2004. A computer simulation study of the accuracy of phylogenetic methods for estimating ancestral states. Evolution Meeting, Fort Collins, CO.
- Kelchner, S. A., D. L. Swofford, J. C. Wilgenbusch. 2004 Evaluating partitioned models for phylogenetic analysis of combined data. Botany Conference, Snowbird, UT.
- Wilgenbusch, J. C. and D. L. Swofford. 2003. Inferring Evolutionary Trees with PAUP*. Pages 6.4.1-6.4.28 in A. D. Baxevanis, D. B. Davison, R. D. M. Page, G. A. Petsko, L. D. Stein, and G. D. Stormo (eds.) Current Protocols in Bioinformatics, Wiley and Sons, New York.
- Wilgenbusch, J. C. and K. de Queiroz. 2000. Phylogenetic relationships among the phrynosomatid sand lizards inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences generated by heterogeneous evolutionary processes. Systematic Biology 49:592-612.
- Wilgenbusch, J. C. and D. P. Gantz. 2000. The effects of hormonally induced oviposition on egg viability in the common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Herpetilogica 56:1-7.
- Ernst, C. H., J. C. Wilgenbusch, T. P. Boucher, and S. W. Sekcienski. 1998. Growth, allometry, and sexual dimorphism in the Florida box turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri. The Herpetological Journal 8:72-78.
- Ernst C. H., J. C. Wilgenbusch, T. P. Boucher, and S. W. Sekscienski. 1998. Morphometrics of the fossil box turtle, Terrapene innoxia Hay 1916, from Florida. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3:99-102.
- Ernst, C. H., J. C. Wilgenbusch, D. R. Morgan, T. P. Boucher, and M. Sommerfield. 1996. Fishes of Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Maryland Naturalist 39:1-60.
- Ernst, C. H., T. P. Boucher, S. W. Sekscienski, and J. C. Wilgenbusch. 1995. Fire ecology of the Florida Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina bauri. Herpetological Review 26:185-187.
- Editorial Board Member, Systematic Biology.
- Panelist, Ad hoc Reviewer National Science Foundation.