Biography Of Bonnie Bowen


Bonnie Bowen
Address:  P.O. Box 16333, Portal, AZ 85632

Academic Degree:  Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley.  (1978).


Recent Academic Affiliations

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Retired), Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

Executive Director, ISU ADVANCE Program (2006-2012)

Executive Director, Iowa Lakeside Laboratory, Milford, IA (2004-2006)

Membership In Scientific Societies

Animal Behavior Society

American Ornithologists’ Union

Cooper Ornithological Society

Society for the Study of Evolution

Sigma Xi

Research Interests

Recruitment, retention and advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Behavior and genetics of communally breeding Mexican Jays in southeastern Arizona

Behavior and ecology of communally breeding Groove-billed Anis in Costa Rica

Effects of habitat management (burning and grazing) on ground-nesting birds

Application of genetics to questions in conservation biology

Genetics and population biology of the California vole 


O’Connor, A.M., S.W. Gahn, and B.S. Bowen.  2012.  Becoming a Professor: an Analysis of Gender on the Promotion of Faculty from Associate to Full Professor.  International Journal of Gender Science and Technology.  Vol.4, No.1,  78-101.

McCormack, J.E., B.S. Bowen and T.B. Smith. 2008. Integrating paleoecology and genetics of bird populations in two sky island archipelagos. BMC Biology 6:28.

Bhagabati, N. K., J. L., Brown, and B. S. Bowen.  2004.  Geographic variation in Mexican Jays (Aphelocoma ultramarina):  Local differentiation, polyphyly, or hybridization?  Molecular Ecology 13:2721-2734.

Bowen, B. S.  2002.  Groove-billed Ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris).  In The Birds of North America, No. 612 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.).  The Birds of North America, Inc., Philadelphia, PA. 

Bowen, B. S., and W. Richardson.  2000.  Genetic characterization of Lampsilis higginsii.  Final Report submitted to USGS.  

Koford, R. R., B. S. Bowen, J. T. Lokemoen, and A. D. Kruse.  2000.  Cowbird parasitism in grassland and cropland in the northern Great Plains.  Pp. 229-235 in J. N. M. Smith, T. Cook, S. I. Rothstein, S. K. Robinson, and S. G. Sealy, eds., Ecology and management of cowbirds and their hosts, University of Texas Press.  388 pp.

Kruse, A. D., and B. S. Bowen.  1996.  Effects of burning and grazing on nesting waterfowl in North Dakota.  J. Wildl. Manage. 60:233-246.

Bowen, B. S., R. R. Koford, and J. L. Brown.  1995.  Genetic evidence for undetected alleles and unexpected parentage in the gray-breasted jay.  Condor 97:503-511..

Bowen, B. S., and A. D. Kruse.  1993.  Effects of grazing on nesting by upland sandpipers in southcentral North Dakota.  J. Wildl. Manage. 57:291-301.

Bowen, B. S, R. R. Koford, and S. L. Vehrencamp.  1991.  Seasonal pattern of reverse mounting in the groove-billed ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris).  Condor 93:159-163.

Koford, R. R., B. S. Bowen, and S. L. Vehrencamp.  1990.  Groove-billed anis:  joint nesting in a tropical cuckoo.  Pp. 335-355 in P. Stacey and W. Koenig, eds., Cooperative breeding in birds:  long term studies of ecology and behavior.  Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge.

Bowen, B. S, R. R. Koford, and S. L. Vehrencamp.  1989.  Dispersal in the communally breeding groove-billed ani (Crotophaga sulcirostris).  Condor 91:52-64.

Vehrencamp, S. L., R. R. Koford, and B. S. Bowen.  1988.  The effect of breeding-unit size on fitness components in groove-billed anis.  Pp. 291-304 in T. H. Clutton-Brock, ed., Reproductive success:  studies of individual variation in contrasting breeding systems.  Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Bowen, B. S., and R. R. Koford.  1987.  Dispersal, population size, and genetic structure in Microtus californicus:  empirical findings and computer simulation.  Pp. 180-189 in B. D. Chepko-Sade and Z. T. Halpin, eds., Mammalian dispersal patterns:  the effects of social structure on population genetics.  Univ. of Chicago Press, Chicago.

Vehrencamp, S. L., B. S. Bowen, and R. R. Koford.  1986.  Breeding roles and pairing patterns within communal groups of groove-billed anis (Crotophaga sulcirostris).  Anim. Behav. 34:347-366.

Koford, R. R., B. S. Bowen, and S. L. Vehrencamp.  1986.  Habitat saturation in groove-billed anis (Crotophaga sulcirostris).  Am. Nat. 127:317-337.

Bowen, B. S.  1982.  Temporal dynamics of microgeographic structure of genetic variation in Microtus californicus.  J. Mammalogy 63:625-638.

Koford, R. R., G. S. Wilkinson, and B. S. Bowen.  1980.  First record of an aplomado falcon (Falco femoralis) in Costa Rica.  Brenesia 17:23-25.

Bowen, B. S., and S. Y. Yang.  1978.  Genetic control of enzyme polymorphisms in the California vole, Microtus californicus.  Biochemical Genetics 16:455-467.