Boyer's research interests encompass evolution, historical biogeography, and
systematics of invertebrates. Her research at Harvard focused on the suborder
Cyphophthalmi, a group of tiny Opiliones (daddy long-legs or harvestmen) with a global
distribution. 

As a lecturer, she designed and taught an ecology class for non-majors, as well as a
molecular ecology course for masters students. She has taught in field settings,
including a semester-long field biology course at the University of California South
Pacific Research Station in Moorea, French Polynesia. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Swarthmore College M.A., University of California, Berkeley Ph.D.,
Harvard University 

Boyer has been teaching at Macalester since 2007. 

Articles

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Additional minnows and topminnow identified as suitable sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus) hosts (with Kiru Wolf, Mark C. Hove, Bernard E. Sietman, and Dan J. Hornbach), Ellipsaria (2012)
 

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Evolutionary and biogeographic history of an ancient and global group of arachnids (Arachnida, Opiliones, Cyphophthalmi) with a new taxonomic arrangement (with G Giribet, P Sharma, L R. Benavides, R M. Clouse, B L. de Bivort, D Dimitrov, G Y. Kawauchi, J Y. Murienne, and P J. Schwendinger), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2012)
 

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First cytogenetic study of a member of the harvestman family Pettalidae (with F Šťáhlavský, M S. Harvey, and G Giribet), Australian Journal of Entomology (2012)
 

Contributions to Books

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Methods for Molecular Studies in Systematics (with G. Giribet), Harvestmen: Biology of the Opiliones (2007)
 

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Pettalidae Shear ,1980 (with G. Giribet,), Biology of the Opiliones (2007)
 

Presentations

Phylogeography of Aoraki denticulata in the South Island of NZ, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2008)