Assistant Research Professor
Office: Peterson Hall, Building 22,
More info and current CV:
- cave biology
- community ecology
- conservation biology
Fulbright Research Fellow, 2016-17, Project: Research and Conservation of
Imperiled Endemic Invertebrates of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
- PhD: 2014, Biological
Sciences (emphasis: cave and community ecology), Northern Arizona University
- Elected Member: 2012, Sigma
- Fellow: 2009, Royal
- Fellow: 2006, The
- MS: 2003, Environmental
Science and Policy (emphasis: habitat modeling & remote sensing), Northern
- Graduate Certificate: 1998,
UNESCO/Cousteau School of Ecotechnie, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
I am a community ecologist interested in
the conservation and management of cave-dwelling arthropods and bats. My
research falls broadly into three research themes of cave ecology: (1)
modeling and understanding the biogeography, distributional patterns,
and habitat selection of cave-dwelling arthropods (in particular,
cave-restricted taxa) and bats; (2) investigating community structure
and dynamics of cave-dwelling arthropods; and, (3) quantifying
the effects of global climate change and other human-caused
disturbances on cave-dwelling animal populations (in
particular, narrow-range endemic species), primarily in the American
Southwest and Polynesia.
Projects (either funded, pending or proposals
in preparation) include: (i) inventory, habitat characterization and
conservation of endemic invertebrates on Rapa Nui (Easter Island); (ii) modeling
distributions, biogeography, habitat requirements, and species
interactions of the ~75 known cave-adapted arthropods on the Hawaiian Islands;
(iii) estimating population size, characterizing habitat, analyzing diet
with metagenomic techniques and DNA barcoding of the world’s
most endangered bat (Bulmer’s fruit bat, Aproteles bulmerae)
in Papua New Guinea; (iv) modeling the effects of global climate
change on cave-dwelling arthropods and bats of the American Southwest; (v)
biodiversity, genetic relatedness and conservation of cave-adapted
invertebrates of caves in Guangxi Province, Southern China; and, (vi) charting
dispersal patterns of select endemic arthropod species across Polynesia using
Dr. Wynne's Google Scholar Page
J.J. In Review. White-Nose Syndrome
Decontamination Procedures for Backcountry Subterranean Projects. Park
Wynne, J.J. and W.A. Shear. Accepted. A new millipede (Austrotyla awishashola, n.
sp., Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae) from New Mexico, USA, and the
importance of cave moss gardens as refugial habitats. Zootaxa.
Wynne, J.J., T.N. Titus, and P.J. Boston. Accepted. The
importance of planetary caves in the search for life and establishing
astronaut bases. EOS.
J.J. 2016. The Importance of Caves in Our Solar System. NSS News March
Wynne, J.J., J. Jenness, M.D. Jhabvala,
T.N. Titus, D. Billings. 2015. Detecting terrestrial caves by applying topographic analysis techniques
to thermal imagery. Abstract #9029, 2nd International Planetary Caves
Conference, Flagstaff, AZ.
Taiti, S. and J.J. Wynne. 2015. The
terrestrial Isopoda (Crustacea, Oniscidea) of Rapa Nui (Easter Island),
with descriptions of two new species. ZooKeys 515: 27–49.
Bernard, E.C, F.N. Soto-Adames, and J.J. Wynne.
2015. Collembola of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) with descriptions of
five endemic cave-restricted species. Zootaxa 3949:
Harvey, M.S. & J.J. Wynne. 2014. Troglomorphic Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida:
Pseudoscorpiones) of northern Arizona, with descriptions of two new short-range
endemic species. Journal of Arachnology 42: 205–219.
Wynne, J.J., E.C. Bernard, F.G. Howarth, S. Sommer, F.N.
Soto-Adames, S. Taiti, E.L. Mockford, M. Horrocks, L. Pakarati, & V.
Pakarati-Hotus. 2014. Disturbance relicts in a rapidly changing world: the Rapa
Nui (Easter Island) factor. BioScience 64: 711–718.
Wynne, J.J. & K.D. Voyles. 2014. Cave-dwelling
arthropods and vertebrates of North Rim Grand Canyon, with notes on ecology and
management. Western North American Naturalist 74: 1–17.
Wynne, J.J. 2014. Reign of the Red Queen: The future of bats
hangs in the balance. The Explorers Journal 92: 40–45.
Peck, S.B. & J.J. Wynne. 2013. Ptomaphagus
parashant new species (Coleoptera: Leiodidae: Cholevinae:
Ptomaphagini): the most troglomorphic cholevine beetle known from Western North
America. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67: 309–317.
Wynne, J.J. 2013. Inventory, conservation and management of
lava tube caves at El Malpais National Monument, New Mexico. Park
Science 30: 45–55, +appendix.
Mockford, E.L. & J.J. Wynne. 2013.
Genus Cyptophania Banks (Psocodea: Lepidopsocidae): Unique features,
augmented description of the generotype, and descriptions of three new
species. Zootaxa 3702: 437–449.