Rebecca Clement

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PhD Student
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Current Research

I am a PhD candidate in Biological sciences and in the Computational Biology Institute at George Washington University interested in the evolution and ecology of insects, especially Australian termites. You know that feeling when you open a brand new box of chocolates and you have no idea what’s inside of them, but you know it’s going to be good? That’s how I feel when I’m opening up pieces of dead wood trying to find termites. I love imagining the hidden worlds of termites and insects that live in a place most people don’t think too much about--decaying wood and plant material. My current project involves understanding how biogeographical history and environmental conditions/habitat types shape Australian termite distributions, their gut symbionts and the mounds they build.

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Education

B.S., Biology, Brigham Young University, Utah, U.S.A., 2017

Publications

Clement R.A., Frandsen P.B., Mcknight T., Nelson C.R. 2018. Fly family diversity shows evidence of livestock grazing pressure in Mongolia (Insecta: Diptera). J. Insect Conserv. 22:0. doi: 10.1007/s10841-018-0056-x

 

Clement, R.A., H. Flores-Moreno, L.A. Cernusak, A.W. Cheesman, A.R. Yatsko, S. Allison, P. Eggleton, A.E. Zanne. 2021. Assessing the Australian termite diversity anomaly: how habitat and rainfall affect termite assemblages. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9 (2021): 237. Doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.657444

Hoque, M. N., Istiaq, A., Clement, R. A., Gibson, K. M., Saha, O., Islam, O. K., ... & Hossain, M. A. (2020). Insights Into the Resistome of Bovine Clinical Mastitis Microbiome, a Key Factor in Disease Complication. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11, 860. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2020.00860

Hoque, M. N., Istiaq, A., Clement, R. A., Sultana, M., Crandall, K. A., Siddiki, A. Z., & Hossain, M. A. (2019). Metagenomic deep sequencing reveals association of microbiome signature with functional biases in bovine mastitis. Scientific Reports, (August), 1–14. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-49468-4

Clement R.A., Frandsen P.B., Mcknight T., Nelson C.R. 2018. Fly family diversity shows evidence of livestock grazing pressure in Mongolia (Insecta: Diptera). J. Insect Conserv. 22:0. doi: 10.1007/s10841-018-0056-x

Clement, R.A., Saxton, N.A., Standring, S., Arnold, P.R., Johnson, K.K, Bybee, D.R., Bybee, S.M. 2021. Phylogeny, Migration, and Geographic Range Size Evolution of Anax Leach Dragonflies (Anisoptera: Aeshnidae). (In press) Rahnavard, A., Dawson T., Clement, R.A., Stearrett, N., Perez-Losada, M., Crandall, K.A. Epidemiological associations with genomic variation in SARS-CoV-2. (In submission)

Laboratory

Keith Crandall and Amy Zanne