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Who is this guy?? (#1) (National Wildlife)
Who is this guy?? (#2) (NW International)
Who is this guy??(#3) (BBC Wildlife)
Who is this guy??(#4) (Day's Edge Productions)


 

Research Honors & Awards

Teaching Awards

  • Distinguished Early-Career Teaching Award, College of Science, University of Arizona, 2007
  • “The Most Inspirational Faculty” Distinction, Voted by graduating seniors of College of Science, University of Arizona, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010
  • "Featured Faculty" Distinction, selected by undergraduates at Department of Photography, Center of Creative Photography, Tucson, 2007
  • Inaugural "Best TA" Award, OBE Program, University of Montana, 1999

Outreach/Popular Science writing awards (selected)

  • The 2012 Honor Book Award (for illustrating Mammals of Montana, 2nd ed.), 2012
  • The Darwin Outreach Award, Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), 2009
  • BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Winner), 2011, 2012, 2014
  • The Nature’s Best Photography International Awards, Highly Honored Winner, 2012
  • The National Wildlife Photography, First place, 2011
  • Canon Inc. 2011 Wildlife Photographer, TV/Print Commercials, Japan, 2011
  • The National Wildlife Magazine's Featured American Photographer/Scientist, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • PhotoWorld, China, Featured Photographer, 2015
  • Photography Monthly Magazine, United Kingdom, Featured Photographer, 2014
  • BBC Wildlife Magazine, Featured Photographer, 2011

 

Education

Editorial service


Employment history

  • Professor, University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2010-cur.
  • Associate Professor, University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2006-2009
  • Assistant Professor, University of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2002-2006
  • Faculty Curator of Birds, Museum of Natural History, U niversity of Arizona, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, 2002-cur.
  • Instructor/Lecturer (Developmental Biology), University of Montana, Biological Sciences, 1998-1999
  • Research Associate, Alaska Research Center, Anchorage, US Dept. of the Interior, 1991-1992
  • Research Associate, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Kaktovik, Nat. Park Service, 1991-1992
  • Lead Biologist, Moscow State University Lab of Ornithology Expedition to the Caucasus National Preserves, 1990
  • Lead Biologist, Moscow State University Zoological Museum Biological Surveys of the Far East, Koreas, and Sea of Japan, 1987-1990
  • Project PI, Moscow State University Lab of Ornithology Biological Surveys of Western Himalaya Avifauna, 1984-1990
  • Research Associate, Moscow State University Zoological Museum Winter expeditions to the Middle East and Transcaucasia, 1986-1989
  • Ornithologist, Russian Academy of Sciences (Moscow) Biological Surveys of Kamchatka Peninsula, 1986-1988

Teaching

Instructor/Lecturer:

University of Arizona


University of Montana, others

Part-time Instructor/Guest Lecturer:

  • ECOL 600 - Evolution Core (2003-cur.)
  • Multimedia: Story-Telling in Natural Sciences (2012)
  • ECOL 405 - Behavioral Ecology (2003)
  • BIOL 306 - Mammalogy and Mammalogy Lab (1996, 1997, 1998)
  • BIOL 232 - Genetics & Evolution (1996: 6 sections, 1997)
  • BIOL 450 -Animal Behavior (1995)
  • BIOL 340 - Ecology Lab (1994, 1995)


Recent grant support:

  • NSF DEB – Reconciling innovation and adaptation during ongoing range expansion, 2012-2018, PI (+REU supplements)
  • NSF CAREER, Integrative Biology Program: Ecological and Physiological Systems – Evolution and ontogeny of conditional mating tactics in a model avian system, PI, 2005-2011
  • The David and Lucile Packard Foundation – Evolution of diversity in animal coloration: A novel evolutionary synthesis, 2005-2010, 2010-2014, 2014-2016
  • Fulbright Foundation Collaborative Research – Evolution of sex-determining systems in species with GSD, 2008-2010, co-PI
  • NSF/ESF/NERC Research Coordination Network: “Integrating Ecology and Endocrinology”, 2005-2010, co-PI
  • SSE 2009 “Darwin 200” Outreach Award for five public lectures and photoshow
  • ESF/EU Science Council – Offspring sex determination: Integrating ecological context and proximate mechanisms of non-random meiosis, 2006-2009, co-PI.
  • NSF DDIG (Rebecca Young-Ph.D. student) – Developmental origins and evolutionary consequences of modularity in a complex morphological trait, 2006-2009
  • NSF Mathematical Biology Panel – UMB: Mathematical insights into origin, evolution, and maintenance of conditional mating tactics: 2005-2009, PI
  • Kosciuszko Foundation – Rapid molecular evolution of spindle attachment sequences across avian species: Implications for maternal effects on sex-determination, 2006-2007, co-PI
  • NSF Population Biology Panel – UMB supplement: The evolution of transgenerational effects, 2005-2009, PI
  • NSF Population Biology Panel – The evolution of maternal effects in a model avian system. 2004-2009, PI
  • University of Arizona, Foreign Collaborations Grant
  • NSF Population Biology Panel – The evolution of sexual dimorphism in recently established populations: An ontogenetic perspective, 2000-2003, PI (+REU supplements)


National & international professional service (selected, last 3 years):

    Administrative service
  • Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, North American Ornithological Societies, 2012-2013
  • Science magazine, Newcomb Cleveland Prize Reviewer, AAAS, 2006, 2007
  • Steven J. Gould Award Committee, Society for the Study of Evolution, 2009-2011
  • Rosemary Grant Award Committee, Society for the Study of Evolution, 2010-2012
  • Board of Directors, Cooper Ornithological Society, 2006-2009
  • Councilor, Society for the Study of Evolution, 2009-2011
  • Steering Committee, RNC: Integrating Ecology and Endocrinology, NSF (USA), 2005-2009
  • Chair, The Katma Award Committee, Cooper Ornithological Society, 2007-2010
  • Student’s Research Award Committee, American Ornithologists’ Union, 2004-2007
  • Promotion & Tenure reviewer: U. Washington, Cornell University, University of Texas, Austin, Virginia Tech, Iowa State University, UCLA, Texas A&M, Michigan State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Oklahoma.
  • External Faculty Evaluation Committee: Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan (2009-2011). Principal Investigator selection for the following OIST Groups: Evolutionary Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolution of Complex Systems, Neurophysiology.
  • Expert Dissertation Opponent: Gothenburg University (2003), University of Queensland (2003), Lund University (2006), Imperial (2007), University of Groningen (2011).

    Grant panel service and reviews (last 5 years)
  • National Science Foundation, United States:
                Panel member (2008-2014): Evolutionary Processes (DEB x 4), DDIG (x3), Behavioral Systems (IOB), Mathematical Biology.
                Ad hoc Reviewer (2002-cur.): Population Biology/Evolution Cluster/Evolution Processes (58 proposals), Animal Behavior (12), Ecological & Evolutionary Physiology Program (34), Evolution of Developmental Mechanisms (9), Collaborative Research (17), NSF EPSCor (9). NSF ADVANCE, 2011, 2012 reviewer.
  • National Environmental Research Council, United Kingdom:
      Board Member:  2003-2007, 2012 (14 proposals)
  • Board Member, Swedish Research Council, 2013 (12 “super-grant” proposals)
  • Board Member, French National Research Agency (ANR), 2013-2014
  • Board Member, NCN Poland Agency, 2013
  • Board Member, Korean Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MEST) Research Grants, 2011-2012
  • Austrian Science Foundation: Panel member (2006-2012: 5 proposals)
  • Marie Curie EU Postgraduate Fellowships: 2007-2009 Advisory Panel Member (8 proposals/year)
  • Fulbright Commission (Czech Republic): Ad hoc reviewer, 2009-2011
  • Reviewer, M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust, 2011-2012
  • Reviewer, BSF (United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation), 3 proposals, 2011
  • Reviewer & Panelist, Israel Science Foundation (ISF), 8 proposals, 2009-2011.

    Referee service
  • Reviewer for Princeton University Press (3 book manuscripts, 12 book proposals)
  • Reviewer for Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution (3 books, 4 book proposals)
  • Reviewer for University of Chicago Press (3 book proposals)
  • Reviewer for Wiley Blackwell (4 book proposals)
  • Reviewer for University of California Press (2 book proposals, 3 books)
  • Reviewer for Academic Press (3 Evolution textbooks)
  • Reviewer for MIT Press (2 books, 1 book proposal)
  • Reviewer for scientific journals (only selected shown, other than in Editor or Associate Editor capacity; 2002-2014): Science (24); Nature (13); Trends in Ecology and Evolution (26); Evolution (46); American Naturalist (35); Proceedings of the  Royal Society London: Biol. Sciences (38); Biology Letters (11); PNAS (41); Ecology (4); J. Animal Ecology (9); BioScience (6); Animal Behaviour (7); Behavioral Ecology (19); Ethology (7); Ethologia (3); PLos Computational Biology (3) Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology (4); Auk (18); Theoretical Biology (2); Heredity (19); Genetica (13).Science magazine, Newcomb Cleveland Prize, Reviewer, AAAS, 2006, 2007


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Membership in professional societies

  • Society for the Study of Evolution
  • American Society of Naturalists
  • Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology
  • Cooper Ornithological Society
  • American Ornithologists' Union
  • Ecological Society of America

 


Photography represented by:

  • Visuals Unlimited, Inc
  • Nature Picture Library (UK)/Minden Pictures (US)
  • Bluegreen Pictures
  • Getty Images (to 2010)
  • AP Images (to 2010)
 

 

 

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