Jeremy M. Bono

Jeremy M. Bono
Assistant Professor
Office: Osborne Center B347
Phone:  (719) 255-3668


Postdoc, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution/Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
NSF International Research Postdoctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC Canada
Ph.D. Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
B.A. Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Research Interests:

I am fascinated by the extraordinary diversity that characterizes the natural world. Much of this diversity results from the process of adaptation, and thus a central focus of my research has been to determine how the adaptive process shapes patterns of diversification within and between populations, and ultimately how this can lead to the creation of new species (speciation). I have worked with three insect study systems (fruit flies, ants, and thrips), each providing unique advantages for addressing questions at hierarchical levels ranging from genes to communities. My research approach combines field and laboratory work on the behavior and ecology of my study organisms, with molecular approaches that include methodologies from population genetics, molecular evolution, and genomics.

Selected Publications:

  1. Bono, J.M, Matzkin, L.M., Kelleher, E.S., and Markow, T.A. 2011. Postmating transcriptional change in reproductive tracts of con- and hetrospecifically mated Drosophila mojavaensis females. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108: 7878-7883
  2. Bono, J.M. and Markow, T.A. 2009. Postzygotic isolation in cactophilic Drosophila: larval viability and adult life-history traits of D. mojavensis/D. arizonae hybrids. J. Evol. Biol. 22: 1387-1395.
  3. Bono, J.M., Matzkin, L.M., Castrezana, S., and Markow, T.A. 2008. Molecular evolution and population genetics of two Drosophila mettleri cytochrome P450 genes involved in host plant utlization. Mol. Ecol., 17: 3211-3221.
  4. Bono, J.M. and Crespi, B.J. 2008. Cofoundress relatedness and group productivity in colonies of social Dunatothrips (Insecta: Thysanoptera) on Australian Acacia. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol., 62: 1489-1498.
  5. Bono, J.M., Blatrix, R., Antolin, M.F., and Herbers, J.M. 2007. Pirate ants (Polyergus breviceps) and sympatric hosts (Formica occulta and F. sp. cf. argentea): host specificty and coevolutionary dynamics. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 91: 565-572.
Bono's publications through PubMed

Courses Taught

  • BIOL XXXX Methods in Evolutionary Genetics
  • BIOL 4250 Evolution
  • BIOL 4420/5420 Behavioral Ecology
  • BIOL 4010 Senior Seminar

Student Research Projects

  • Undergraduate:  none
  • Graduate:  none

Student research opportunities

Students doing research in my lab have the opportunity to gain skills in molecular techniques such as PCR, gene sequencing, and microarray analysis, and in the design and execution of lab and field based experiments focused on questions in the fields of evolution, behavior and ecology.

Prerequisites for student research projects:

  1. BIOL 3020 (Cell Bio)

Contact Us

University of Colorado Colorado Springs, Department of Biology
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Telephone: 719-255-3266 staff assistance | Fax: 719-255-3047 | E-mail for staff assistance