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Renee Duckworth

Address:

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

University of Arizona

1041 E. Lowell

Tucson, AZ 85721

Email: rad3@email.arizona.edu 

 


Education

  • 2008-2009 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA– Ecology and Evolutionary Biology – G. G. Simpson Fellow

  • 2007-2008 Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA– Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology – Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2006-2007 Edinburgh University, UK – Institute of Evolutionary Biology – Postdoctoral Fellow

  • 2000-2006 Duke University, Durham, NC, USA – Biology – Ph.D.

  • 1998-2000 Auburn University, AL, USA – Zoology – M.Sc.

  • 1993-1997 Wittenberg University, OH USA – Biology – B.A.
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    Honors and Awards

  • Young Investigator Prize, American Society of Naturalists, 2009
  • Ned K. Johnson Young Investigator Award, American Ornithological Union, 2009
  • Invitation to Young Investigator Seminar, Princeton University, 2008
  • Invitation to Third Annual Young Scientists' Symposium, University of Michigan, 2007
  • National Science Foundation International Research Fellowship, 2006-8
  • Biology Department Grant-in-Aid, Duke University, 2005
  • NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Behavioral Processes Panel, 2004-5
  • American Museum of Natural History Frank M. Chapman Award, 2004
  • Animal Behaviour Society Grant, 2004
  • Marcia Brady Tucker AOU Travel Award
  • Duke University Biology Department Fellowship, 2003
  • Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research, 2003
  • Biology Department Grant-in-Aid, Duke University, 2003
  • Sally Hughes Schrader Travel Award, 2003
  • Marcia Brady Tucker AOU Travel Award, 2003
  • Kenneth Otis Distinguished Graduate Student Award, Auburn University, 2000
  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Research Grant, 2000
  • Graduate Student Research Grant, Auburn University, 1999
  • Emmet Bodenberg Award for Excellence in Environmental Studies, Wittenberg University, 1996
  • Undergraduate Research Grant, Wittenberg University, 1995
  • Wittenberg University Scholar Award, 1993-7

  • Professional Service and Membership

    Associate Editor for Condor: International Journal of Ornithology

    Miller Award Committee (2008-2010) and Student Awards Committee (2008), Cooper Ornithological Society

    Reviewer for:
    NSF grant proposals: Population and Evolutionary Biology Cluster, Behavioral Processes Cluster, Animal Behavior (3), CAREER award (2), Organism-Environment Interactions (2)


    Meeting Abstracts: International Society for Behavioral Ecology


    Journals: Evolution (4), American Naturalist (2), Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B (5), Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology Letters, Oikos, Behavioral Ecology (6), Evolutionary Ecology (3), BMC Ecology, Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Wilson Journal of Ornithology, Condor (2), Ibis

    Membership in Professional Societies (# of years): Society for the Study of Evolution (7), European Society for Evolutionary Biology (7), American Society of Naturalists (5), Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (9), American Ornithologists’ Union (7), Cooper Ornithological Society (1)

     



    Teaching Experience (yr / # of students)

    Instructor, University of Arizona

    Ornithology (2009 / 30)

    Supervisor, Harvard University

    Undergraduate research project, Robert Kirkham: Genetic constraints on the evolution of sexually selected plumage ornamentation

    Supervisor, Edinburgh University

    M.Sc. project, Louise Dear: Quantitative genetics of body size in a wild bird population

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Duke University

    BIO 46: AIDS and other emerging diseases (2002-2005 / 300)
    BIO 118: Genetics/Cell Biology (2001 / 60)
    BIO 151: Principles in Animal Physiology (2001 / 15)
    BIO 25: Introductory Biology (2000 / 12)

    Graduate Teaching Assistant, Auburn University

    ZY 251: Human Physiology (1999-2000 / 35)
    ZY 250: Human Anatomy (1998-1999 / 70-80)

    Guest Lecturer

    BIO 46: AIDS and other emerging diseases, Topic: Evolution and infectious disease (2004/280)
    ZY 250: Human Anatomy, 3 lectures (1999 / 125)