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I am Heru Handika. I study small mammals in Southeast Asia. Currently, I am a PhD student in Esselstyn's Lab at the Museum of Natural Science and the Department of Biological Sciences, Louisiana State University, USA.
I am interested in understanding how topographically complex islands generate species diversity. I look for patterns of species distribution, and learn on how species adapt to their environment after colonizing islands.
I value the important of collection-based research in understanding biodiversity. I have led or participated to field research on Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bangka, Belitung (Indonesia), Borneo (Malaysia), Samar (the Philippines), and Victoria (Australia).
Museum of Natural Science
Louisiana State University
119 Foster Hall
Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA