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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.

Research Interests

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.

Field Experience

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

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