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Anna Thanukos
Principal Editor

Anna Thanukos

Email: thanukos@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 643-6378

Her work: "I do writing and content development for outreach projects at the museum. So that means a lot of science writing — mostly for the Understanding Evolution website, but also for the main UCMP site, and for our newest project, Understanding Science."

Her background: Anna has a masters degree in Integrative Biology and a Ph.D. in Science Education, both from UC Berkeley. As she puts it, "I started working for UCMP as a grad student and haven't been able to quit the habit."

Her favorite thing about her work: "I get to learn about new scientific research every day and talk to the scientists who are doing that work. Plus, I feel like I'm doing something important to promote science literacy."

Publications:

Price, R.M., T.C. Andrews, T.L. McElhinny, L.S. Mead, J.K. Abraham, A. Thanukos, and K.E. Perez. 2014. The Genetic Drift Inventory: a tool for measuring what advanced undergraduates have mastered about genetic drift. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 13(1):65-75.   Read it


Andrews, T. M., R. M. Price, L. S. Mead, T. L. McElhinny, A. Thanukos, K. E. Perez, C. F. Herreid, D. R. Terry, and P. P. Lemmons. 2012. Biology undergraduates' misconceptions about genetic drift. CBE-Life Sciences Education. 11: 248-259.  Read it


Thanukos, A. and J. Scotchmoor. 2012. Making connections: evolution and the nature and process of science. Pp. 410-427 in K.S. Rosengren, S.K. Brem, E.M. Evans, and G.M. Sinatra (eds.), Evolution Challenges: Integrating Research and Practice in Teaching and Learning about Evolution. Oxford University Press, New York.


Ranney, M.A., and A. Thanukos. 2010. Accepting evolution or creation in people, critters, plants, and classrooms: The maelstrom of American cognition about biological change. Pp. 143-172 in R.S. Taylor and M. Ferrari (eds.), Epistemology and Science Education. Routledge, New York.


Thanukos, A. 2010. Views from Understanding Evolution: Coevolution in the classroom. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 3(1): 71-77.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2010. Views from Understanding Evolution: Communicating evolution as science. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 3(2): 254-260.   Read it


Thanukos, A. 2010. Views from Understanding Evolution: Evolutionary trees from the tabloids and beyond. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 3(4): 563-572.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2010. Views from Understanding Evolution: Names, they are a-changing. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 3(3): 410-415.   Read it


Thanukos, A., J.G. Scotchmoor, R. Caldwell, and D.R. Lindberg. 2010. Science 101: Building the foundations for real understanding. Science 330:1764-1765.


Scotchmoor, J., A. Thanukos, and S. Potter. 2009. Improving the public understanding of science: New initiatives. 96: 1760-1766.


Thanukos, A. 2009. Views from Understanding Evolution: A name by any other tree. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 2(2): 303-309.   Read it


Thanukos, A. 2009. Views from Understanding Evolution: Darwin's "extreme" imperfection. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 2(1): 84-89.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2009. Views from Understanding Evolution: From newsroom to classroom. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 2(3):533-537.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2009. Views from Understanding Evolution: How the adaptation got its start. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 2(4):612-616.   Read it


Lombrozo, T., A. Thanukos, and M. Weisberg. 2008. The importance of understanding the nature of science for accepting evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 1(3): 290-298.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2008. Views from Understanding Evolution: Bringing homologies into focus. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 1(4): 498-504.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2008. Views from Understanding Evolution: A look at linguistic evolution. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 1(3):281-286.  Read it


Thanukos, A. T. 2008. Views from Understanding Evolution: Parsimonious explanations for punctuated patterns. Evolution: Education and Outreach 1(2):138-146.   Read it


Scotchmoor, J. and A. Thanukos. 2007. Building an understanding of evolution: An online resource for teaching and learning. McGill Journal of Education. 42(2):225-244.  Read it


Thanukos, A. 2007. Views from Understanding Evolution: Parasites and pathogens take the leap. Evolution: Education and Outreach. 1(1):25-28.  Read it


Thanukos, A., and J. Scotchmoor. 2005. Understanding Evolution: An Evolution Website for Teachers. Pp. 198-200 in J. Cracraft and R. W. Bybee (eds.), Evolutionary Science and Society: Educating a New Generation. Proceedings of the BSCS, AIBS Symposium, November 2004, Chicago, IL.