CURRICULUM VITAE

 

EDUCATION

Master of Science - May 2017
Emphasis: Ecology and Natural Resources
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Bachelor of Science – December 2014
Major: Ecology and Field Biology (Natural Resources Emphasis)
St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Associate of Arts – May 2012
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015 - 2017: Graduate Research Assistant, Studying the evolution of deep-sea fishes for NSF deep-sea grant, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisor: Matt Davis

2015 - 2017: Graduate Research Assistant, Identification of larval fishes of North America, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisor: Matt Davis

2014: Fisheries Management Intern, Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division Glenwood, Minnesota. Supervisor: Jerry Wendlandt

2013, 2014: Undergraduate Researcher, Sailfin Molly Research, Department of Biology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisor: Shelly Elfelt

2007: Watercraft Inspector Intern, Department of Natural Resources, Minnesota

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2015, 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Organismal Diversity (BIOL 152), Department of Biology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisors: Neal Voelz, Jorge Arriagada

2015: Graduate Teaching Assistant for Ornithology (BIOL 324), Department of Biology, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisor: Marco Restani

2013, 2014: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Zoology (BIOL 308), Department of Biology, St. Cloud State University St Cloud, Minnesota. Supervisor:  Anthony Marcattilio

 

GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS

2017
• Ida Hyde Scholarship ($2,000), University of Kansas       
• University Graduate Fellowship ($28,621), University of Kansas
The Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Student Research Award ($1,300), The Society of Systematic Biologists
Student Research Fund ($986), St. Cloud State University

2016        
Edward C. Raney Grant ($800), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Student Research Fund ($726), St. Cloud State University
• Jerry Wolff Biology Graduate Student Enrichment Fund ($650), St. Cloud State University
George W. Friedrich Wildlife Protection Fund ($1,000), St. Cloud State University
• Charles Rehwaldt Endowment for the Biological Sciences ($300), St. Cloud State University

2015        
Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grant ($2,500), American Museum of Natural History
Travel Grant for Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop ($500), The Society of Systematic Biologists
Travel Grant for the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($600), American Society of Ichthyologists and  Herpetologists
• Jerry Wolff Biology Graduate Student Enrichment Fund ($1,800), St. Cloud State University
Student Research Fund ($675), St. Cloud State University

2014        
Harold & Gladys Hopkins Endowed Scholarship ($1000), St. Cloud State University
Al Grewe Memorial Scholarship ($750), St. Cloud State University
St. Cloud State Scholarship ($600), St. Cloud State University

2013        
• Harold & Gladys Hopkins Endowed Scholarship ($1000), St. Cloud State University

 

PUBLICATIONS

Martin, R.P., Olson, E.E., Girard, M.G., Smith, W.L., Davis, M.P. (2018). Light in the Darkness: New Perspective on Lanternfish Relationships and Classification Using Genomic and Morphological Data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2017.12.029

Martin, R.P., and Davis, M.P. (2016). Patterns of Phenotypic Variation in the Mouth Size of Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes)Copeia. 104(4):795-807.

 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2017        
Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. Repeated Evolution of Heterodonty in Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, Texas, July 2017. Poster Presentation.

Smith, W.L., Buck, C., Gibson, S., Davis, M.P., Martin, R.P., Girard, M. Techniques for the Improved Visualization of Vertebrate Anatomy. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, Texas, July 2017. Poster Presentation.

Martin, R.P. Relationships of Lanternfishes: A Phylogenomic Approach Using Ultraconserved Elements. Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, April 2017. Oral Presentation

2016        
Martin, R.P. Morphological Variance in the Dentition on the Oral Jaws in Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2016. Oral Presentation

Martin, R.P. Evolution of Jaw Length and Dentition Variation in Deep-sea Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, April 2016. Oral Presentation

Martin, R.P. Evolution of Jaw Length and Evidence of Niche Differentiation in Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Seminar Series, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota, January 2016. Oral Presentation.

2015        
Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. Evolution of Jaw Shape and Length Variation in Deep-sea Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Reno, Nevada, July 2015. Poster Presentation. Storer Award for Best Student Poster Ichthyology.

Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. Evolution of Jaws and Ecological Niche Specialization in Deep-sea Lanternfishes. Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, April 2015. Poster Presentation.

 

FIELD WORK AND COLLECTION VISITS

2016        
University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute:
Visited collections to observe and digitize specimens for research.

Deep-sea Pacific Trawl: Identified and collected deep-sea marine fishes and tissue samples from 25 trawls within the La Jolla Fan Valley aboard the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul.

2015        
Chicago Field Museum:
Visited collections to request loans and to observe and digitize specimens for research.

 

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2016        
Outstanding Graduate Student Award, St. Cloud State University
Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University

2015        
Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University
Tracy Storer Award for Best Student Poster, Ichthyology ($300), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

 

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

2017
Awards Committee, University of Kansas Graduate Student Organization

2016    
President, St. Cloud State Biology Graduate Student Association
• UCE Workshop hosted by the University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
• Tutor, Ecology and Field Biology, St. Cloud State University

2015        
• Systematics workshop hosted by the Society of Systematic Biologists, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Vice President, St. Cloud State Biology Graduate Student Association
• Tutor, Ecology and Field Biology, St. Cloud State University

2014    
Vice President, St. Cloud State Ecology Club
• Volunteer, North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, Minnesota
• Tutor, Ecology and Field Biology, St. Cloud State University

2013        
Vice President, St. Cloud State Ecology Club
• Volunteer, North American Amphibian Monitoring Program, Minnesota
• Tutor, Ecology and Field Biology, St. Cloud State University
• Judge, Central Minnesota Science Fair, St. Cloud State University

2012        
• Volunteer, Invasive Plant Monitor, Maplewood Nature Center, Minnesota

 

 

 

 

 

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