Assistant Curator of Mammalogy & Ornithology, MSU Museum Assistant Professor, MSU Department of Integrative Biology Scientific Associate, Bird Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum, Tring, UK, 2002-present Member of Editorial Board, Systematics and Biodiversity, 2003-present Fellow, American Ornithologists’ Union, 2007 American Ornithologists Union (AOU) Committee on Classification & Nomenclature, 1999-present Recent Aves Editor, Zootaxa, 2008-present Scientific Affiliate, Field Museum of Natural History, 2014-present Founder and editor, AVoCet (Avian Vocalizations Center at MSU); avocet.zoology.msu.edu
Dr. Rasmussen's research focuses on the diversity, vocalizations, taxonomy, and conservation of the avifauna of southern Asia. She recently (2012) co-authored the second edition of a two-volume book, Birds of South Asia: the Ripley Guide. Between 1998 and 2015, she has authored or co-authored the scientific descriptions of ten new species of Asian birds.
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Degrees Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1990 M.S., Walla Walla College, 1983