Mentoring and teaching

What can you do with a major in biology?

       A list of career resources: Careers in biology

 

Courses

Neurobiology of Social Interactions [Dartmouth, Spring 2016 and Spring 2017]

Introduction to Ecology (Ecology 310) [Univ. of WI, 2015]

 

Biology foreign studies program (FSP) 2010. 

Biology foreign studies program (FSP) 2010. 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Biology Foreign Studies Program  

(Costa Rica and Caymen Islands, Winter 2010)

Biostatistics (Winter 2009)

Ecology (Spring 2008)

Marine Biology (Fall 2007)

 

 

Additional Teaching Experience

NSF GK-12 Instructor (2012-2013): Teaching 7th grade one day per week  

 

Undergraduate researchers

Alex Walker (2015)

Robin Costello (2012-2013, senior research)

Lisa Carson (2011-2013, summer research, WISP fellowship)

Sarah Heyborne (2012-2013, WISP fellowship)

Colleen Cowdery (2010-2012, WISP and HHMI fellowship)

Janel diBiccari (2011, summer research)

Jen Fownes (2010, leave-term research)

 

Mentored student publications

Symes, L. B., M. P. Ayres, C. Cowdery*, and R. Costello*. Energetic, morphometric, and acoustic trade-offs define signal diversification ridges in Oecanthus tree crickets. In press.

Costello, R. A* and L. B. Symes. 2014 Effects of anthropogenic noise on male signaling behaviour and
female phonotaxis in Oecanthus tree crickets. Animal Behaviour 95: 15-22.

Collins, N.+, E.V.D Berghe, and L.M. Carson*. 2014. Two new species of Neoxabea, three new species of
Oecanthus, and documentation of two other species in Nicaragua (Orthoptera: Gryllidae:
Oecanthinae). Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 140: 163-184.

Brown, N.*, J. Fownes*, M. Grear*, and D. O’Donnell*. 2010. Blindfolded birdwatching: The effect of harmonics on the localization of bird calls. Dartmouth Undergraduate Journal of Science. 2010 (Summer). 

*Undergraduate or high school student
+Citizen scientist

 

Highlights and Pictures

Robin Costello talks about her senior research on how road noise affects the calls of male tree crickets and the ability of females to localize calling males

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkdWcfsmOTw

Robin Costello collecting road noise stimuli for playbacks.

Robin Costello collecting road noise stimuli for playbacks.

Last move of the field season (2012).

Last move of the field season (2012).

Lisa Carson bringing order to cricket chaos.

Lisa Carson bringing order to cricket chaos.

Robin devises the 'acoustically transparent recording chamber' (also known as mesh curlers on a string)

Robin devises the 'acoustically transparent recording chamber' (also known as mesh curlers on a string)

Colleen Cowdery presents her poster at the student research symposium

Colleen Cowdery presents her poster at the student research symposium

Janel diBiccari building her catalog of insect ID photos.

Janel diBiccari building her catalog of insect ID photos.

Sarah Heyborne preparing to measure crickets.

Sarah Heyborne preparing to measure crickets.

Laurel and Janel. New York to Montana in 4 (?) days with crickets that sang all the way.

Laurel and Janel. New York to Montana in 4 (?) days with crickets that sang all the way.

Janel shows what you can do with a lot of field gear and really awesome spatial skills.

Janel shows what you can do with a lot of field gear and really awesome spatial skills.

Jen Fownes hunting crickets.

Jen Fownes hunting crickets.

Laurel and Jen in Costa Rica on the Bio FSP. Bigger insects!

Laurel and Jen in Costa Rica on the Bio FSP. Bigger insects!