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Professor Andrew Townsend Peterson is working at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, KU Biodiversity Institute in USA. He is as a University Distinguished Professor with highly cited researcher in 2016. His work focuses on aspects of the geography of biodiversity, with a focus on tropical ornithology and systematics, distributional ecology, and disease transmission risk mapping. His group of students and colleagues is diverse and global, including people interested in the three themes of his interests, from many countries and backgrounds. One component of his research focuses on the alpha taxonomy of birds, as well as on the phylogeny of recently radiated clades of birds. Tied to this focus is work with the basic geography of bird distributions, and with the composition of local avifaunas, based on detailed site inventories and scientific collections around the world. His work with the geographic and ecology of species' distributions, however, has taken me into other fields, including conservation biology and planning, invasive species biology, and disease transmission systems. In the latter field, his work has focused on numerous disease systems, including Chagas Disease, malaria, dengue, leischmaniasis, and ebola/ Marburg. In general, his work is collaborative in nature, and usually involves geographers, computer scientists, and biologists. His selected awards and honors are as Julie Denslow Prize Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation and also Phi Beta Delta, honor society for international scholars 2015 – Present.