Mark N. Grote
Sr Statistician, PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1996
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, California 95616, USA
Fax: (530) 752-8885
- I studied math, statistics and genetics as an undergraduate at the University of Washington, and continued there for a M.S. in Statistics. My master's thesis advisor was Joe Felsenstein of the Department of Genetics. I worked as an applied statistician in the Department of Physical Anthropology at UW for a couple of years before going to UC-Berkeley in the early 1990's for more graduate school. My Ph.D. advisors at Berkeley were Glenys Thomson (Integrative Biology) and Terry Speed (Statistics). At UC-Davis I was a post-doctoral researcher in Evolution and Ecology for several years, supervised by John Gillespie and Chuck Langley.
I started out as a statistical population geneticist, investigating selection at the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) loci and the connection between linkage disequilibrium and population structure. But I've become more of a generalist after interacting with faculty and students in the Department of Anthropology. My current projects are varied: I'm collaborating on studies of environmental predictors of yield in traditional cropping systems (milpa maize in Central America, and cereals in medieval England) as well as advising on several dissertation projects. Multi-level modeling and computational tools like the Gibbs Sampler are common elements of my work.
Koster, J.M., M.N. Grote and B. Winterhalder (2013) Effects on household labor of temporary out-migration by male household heads in Nicaragua and Peru: an analysis of spot-check time allocation data using mixed-effects models. Human Ecology 41(2):221-237.
Towner, M.C., M.N. Grote, J. Venti and M. Borgerhoff Mulder (2012) Cultural macroevolution on neighbor graphs: vertical and horizontal transmission among Western North American Indian societies. Human Nature 23(3):283-305.
Bunce, J.A., L.A. Isbell, M.N. Grote and G.H. Jacobs (2011) Color Vision Variation and Foraging Behavior in Wild Neotropical Titi Monkeys (Callicebus brunneus): Possible Mediating Roles for Spatial Memory and Reproductive Status. International Journal of Primatology 32(5):1058-1075.
Arlet, M.E., M.N. Grote, F. Molleman, L.A. Isbell and J.R. Carey (2009) Reproductive tactics influence cortisol levels in individual male gray-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena). Hormones and Behavior 55(1):210-216.
Chambers, K.J., S.B. Brush, M.N. Grote and P. Gepts (2007) Describing Maize (Zea mays L.) landrace persistence in the Bajio of Mexico: A survey of 1940s and 1950s collection locations. Economic Botany 61(1):60-72.