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Jason E. Bond
Biological Sciences
Professor and Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences; Curator of Arachnids and Myriapods

Office: 101 Rouse Life Sciences

101 Rouse Life Sciences Building
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-8713
Fax: (334) 844-9234


Ph.D. - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
M.S. - Virginia Tech
B.Sc. - Western Carolina University

Research and Teaching Interests

Google Scholar Profile

Systematics, taxonomy, and evolution of terrestrial arthropods with an emphasis on arachnids and myriapods (specifically spiders and millipedes).  We employ molecular, morphological, and ecological approaches to study questions related to evolutionary diversification at multiple hierarchical levels (populations – higher taxa).

Graduate Students

Nicloe Garrison (Ph.D. candidate)

Charles Stephen (Ph.D. candidate)

Rebecca Godwin (Ph.D. student)

Kellie Bourguignon (M.S. student)

Lacie Newton (M.S. student)

Postdoctoral Scholars

Juanita Rodriguez Ph.D.

Vera Opatova Ph.D.

James Starrett Ph.D.

Selected Publications

Opatova V, JE Bond, M Arnedo. 2016. Uncovering the role of the Western Mediterranean tectonics in shaping the diversity and distribution of the trap-door spider genus Ummidia (Araneae, Ctenizidae). Journal of Biogeography, doi:10.1111/jbi.12838.

Garrison NL, Rodriguez J, Agnarsson I, Coddington JA, Griswold CE, Hamilton CA, Hedin M, Kocot KM, Ledford JM, Bond JE. 2016. Spider phylogenomics: untangling the Spider Tree of Life. PeerJ 4:e1719, 1-35.

Folt, B, N Garrison, J. Rodriguez, C Guyer, JE Bond. 2016. Phylogeography and Evolution of the Red Salamander (Pseudotriton ruber). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 98: 97-110.

Hamilton CA, BE Hendrixson, JE Bond. 2016. Taxonomic revision of the tarantula genus Aphonopelma Pocock, 1901 (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae) within the United States. Zookeys, 560: 1-340. http://doi.10.3987/zookeys.56.6264.

Rodriguez J, JP Pitts, JA Florez, JE Bond, CD von Dohlen. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of Pompilinae (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae): evidence for rapid diversification and host shifts in spider wasps. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 94: 55-64.

Graham M, BE Hendrixson, CA Hamilton, JE Bond. 2015. Miocene extensional tectonics explain ancient patterns of diversification among turret-building tarantulas (Aphonopelma mojave group) in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Journal of Biogeography, 42: 1052-1065, doi: 10.1111/jbi.12494.

Hendrixson BE, AV Guice, JE Bond. 2015. Integrative species delimitation and conservation of tarantulas (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Theraphosidae) from a North American biodiversity hotspot. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 8: 120-131. doi: 10.1111/icad.12089.

Bond JE, NL Garrison, CA Hamilton, RL Godwin, M Hedin, I Agnarsson.  2014. Phylogenomics: Resolves a Spider Backbone Phylogeny and Rejects a Prevailing Paradigm for Orb Web Evolution. Current Biology, 24: 1765-1771.

Schultheis, AS, D Nicholas, PT Justin, JE Bond, DK Shiozawa. 2014. Comparative transcriptomics allows for rapid development of population-level nuclear markers in Hesperoperla pacifica (Plecoptera: Perlidae). Freshwater Science, 33: 364-373.

Hamilton, CA, BE Hendrixson, MS Brewer, JE Bond. 2014. An Evaluation of Sampling Effects on Multiple DNA Barcoding Methods Leads to An Integrative Approach for Delimiting Species: A Case Study of the North American Tarantula Genus Aphonopelma (Araneae, Mygalomorphae, Theraphosidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution,71: 79-93.

Bond JE, RL Godwin. 2013. Taxonomic Revision of the Trapdoor Spider Genus Eucteniza Ausserer (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Euctenizidae). ZooKeys 356: 31–67. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.356.6227.

Lamb T, Pollard R, Bond JE. 2013. Genetic variation corroborates subspecific delimitation in the Namib fog-basking beetle, Onymacris unguicularis (Haag) (Tenebrionidae, Coleoptera). ZooKeys 353: 47–60. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.353.6228.

Brewer MS, JE Bond. 2013. Ordinal-Level Phylogenomics of the Arthropod Class Diplopoda (Millipedes) Based on an Analysis of 221 Nuclear Protein-Coding Loci Generated Using Next-Generation Sequence Analyses. PLoS ONE8(11): e79935. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079935. 

Opatova V, JE Bond, MA Arnedo. 2013. Ancient origins of the Mediterranean trap-door spiders of the family Ctenizidae (Araneae, Mygalomorphae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution69: 1135-1145.

Brewer MS, L Swafford, CL Spruill CL, JE Bond. 2013. Arthropod Phylogenetics in Light of Three Novel Millipede (Myriapoda: Diplopoda) Mitochondrial Genomes with Comments on the Appropriateness of Mitochondrial Genome Sequence Data for Inferring Deep Level Relationships. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68005. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068005.

Bond JE, SJ Taylor.  2013. A new species of Tarsonops (Araneae, Caponiidae) from southern Belize, with a key to the genera of the subfamily Nopinae.  Zookeys289: 57–64.


Undergraduate Graduate
Evolution and Systematics - BIOL3030

Last updated: 08/26/2016