Jared Wood, PhD

Jared Wood

Biological Sciences
Assistant Professor
3 years

Co-Director of the Dinosaur Research Project, Dinosaur Science Museum

Conservation biology and genetics of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrates

Ph.D. Conservation Biology and Genetics, University of Louisville, 2016

B.S. Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation, Summa Cum Laude, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2010 

Wood JP, Dowell SA, Campbell TS, Page RB. In Review. Introduction history and population genetics of the Argentine black-and-white tegu (Salvator merianae) in Florida. Biological Invasions.

Wood JP, Patton TM, Page RB. In Press. Movement and overwinter survival of released captive-raised alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) in southeastern Oklahoma, USA. Herpetological Review.

Wood JP, Dowell SA, Campbell TS, Page RB. 2016. Insights into the introduction history and population genetic dynamics of the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Florida. Journal of Heredity 107 (4): 349-362. 

Dowell SA, Wood JP, Campbell TS, Kolokotronis SO, Hekkala ER. 2016. Combining genetic and distributional approaches to sourcing introduced species: a case study on the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) in Florida. Royal Science Open Society 3: 150619. 

Wood JP, Campbell TS, Page RB. 2016. Characterization of 17 novel microsatellite loci in the Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) via 454 pyrosequencing. Amphibia-Reptilia 37:121-125.

Wood JP, Campbell TS, Page RB. 2015. Characterization of 14 novel microsatellite loci in the Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae) via 454 pyrosequencing. Amphibia-Reptilia 36: 444-449.

Patton TM, JP Wood. 2010. A herpetofaunal survey of the Boehler Seeps Preserve, with reports of new county records and recommendations for conservation efforts. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 89:67.        

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles 

Herpetologists’ League 

University of Louisville Faculty Favorite Award, 2011, 2012, 2013

William Clay Conservation Award, University of Louisville, 2012

Alpha Chi Honor Society, Southeastern Oklahoma State University, 2009

Jared Wood, Ph.D., enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, backpacking, weightlifting, and playing guitar. His wife is Heather, and they have two kids, Drake and Dina.