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Javier Monzon Faculty Profile

Javier Monzon

Associate Professor of Biology
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
RAC 125


  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Infectious Diseases and Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, Stony Brook University, 2013-2015
  • PhD in Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, 2012
  • BA in Biology, Queens College, City University of New York, 2004


  • Adducci II A, Jasperse J, Riley S, Brown J, Honeycutt R, Monzón J. 2020. Urban coyotes are genetically distinct from coyotes in natural habitats. Journal of Urban Ecology 6: juaa010.

  • Adducci II A, Monzón JD. 2021. How a big city reduced the genetic diversity of coyotes. Frontiers for Young Minds 9: 563171.

  • Monzón JD, Friedenberg NA. 2018. Metrics of population status for long-lived territorial birds: A case study of golden eagle demography. Biological Conservation 220, 280–289.
  • Monzón JD, Friedenberg NA. 2018. How can we quickly assess the status of eagles? Environmental Science Journal for Teens.
  • Monzón JD. 2018. Teaching ecology using a writing intensive, research-based, collaborative learning approach. Syllabus 7(1).
  • Tokarz R, Sameroff S, Tagliafierro T, Jain K, Williams SH, Cucura DM, Rochlin I, Monzón J, Carpi G, Tufts D. 2018. Identification of novel viruses in Amblyomma americanum, Dermacentor variabilis, and Ixodes scapularis ticks. mSphere 3, e00614-00617.
  • Nagy C, Weckel M, Monzón J, Duncan N, Rosenthal MR. 2017. Initial colonization of Long Island, New York by the eastern coyote, Canis latrans (Carnivora, Canidae), including first record of breeding. Check List 13, 901-907.
  • Kays RW, Monzón JD. 2017. Northeastern coyote cannot be a distinct species without isolation: a response to Way and Lynn. Canid Biology & Conservation 20, 5-6.
  • Monzón JD, Atkinson EG, Henn BM, Benach JL. 2016. Population and evolutionary genomics of Amblyomma americanum, an expanding arthropod disease vector. Genome Biology and Evolution 8, 1351-1360.
  • Toledo A, Monzón JD, Coleman JL, Garcia-Monco JC, Benach JL. 2015. Hypercholesterolemia and ApoE deficiency result in severe infection with Lyme disease and relapsing-fever Borrelia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112, 5491–5496.
  • Monzón JD. 2014. First regional evaluation of nuclear genetic diversity and population structure in northeastern coyotes (Canis latrans). F1000Research 3, 66.
  • Janson CH, Monzón J, Baldovino MC. 2014. Experimental analysis of predator and prey detection abilities in rainforest: who has the advantage? Behaviour 151, 1491–1512.
  • Monzón JD, Kays R, Dykhuizen DE. 2014. Assessment of coyote–wolf–dog admixture using ancestry-informative diagnostic SNPs. Molecular Ecology 23, 182–197.
  • Monzón, J. 2013. SOS por el oso de anteojos. Impacto Tolimense 20, 8-9. [Popular science article about the spectacled bear in Colombia.]
  • Monzón J. 2012. Rapid evolution of northeastern coyotes. PhD Dissertation, Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, USA.
  • Monzón J, Moyer-Horner L, Palamar MB. 2011. Climate change and species range dynamics in protected areas. Bioscience 61, 752–761.


  • Ecology
  • Zoology
  • Animal Behavior
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Animal Ecology and Conservation (First-Year Seminar)
  • Conservation Genetics