CV & Pubs

CV Stynoski 2017     Google Scholar Profile

 

EDUCATION

2012   PhD, Biology; University of Miami, Department of Biology

2006   BS, Behavior and Neuroscience; Michigan State University, Department of Zoology

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2014-2017   Postdoctoral Researcher, Hoke Lab; Colorado State University, Department of Biology

2011-2014   Director of Undergraduate Programs; Organization for Tropical Studies

2009-2011   Coordinator of Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU); NSF & CRUSA

PUBLICATIONS

*undergraduate author; ^published with former name, Chang

In review      Stynoski JL, Fischer EK, Hughes KA, Hoke KL. Low sample sizes mislead inferences of population divergence based on SNPs in RNA-seq data. In review, Molecular Ecology Resources.

In press        Dugas MB, Strickler S, Stynoski JL. Begging reveals offspring quality and shapes maternal provisioning in an egg-feeding poison frog. In press, Journal of Environmental Biology.

In press       Trama FA, Rizo Patron Viale FLS, Kumar AS, Stynoski JL, McCoy MB, Springer MC. The management of Typha domingensis (Typhaceae) affects macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Palo Verde Wetland, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. In press, Ecological Restoration.

In press        Stynoski JL, O’Connell LA. Developmental morphology of granular skin glands in pre-metamorphic egg-eating poison frogs. In press, Zoomorphology.

2016             *Tortorelli CM, *Gannon DG, Stynoski JL, Trama FA. Rhinella yunga Predation. Nota de Historia Natural, Herpetological Review. 47:442.

2016             Dugas MB, Stynoski JL, Strickler S. Larval aggression is independent of food limitation in nurseries of a poison frog. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:1389-1395.

2016             *Baruch EM, *Manger MA, Stynoski JL. Anolis humilis lizards discriminate between aposematic and cryptic model insects. Journal of Herpetology 50:245-248.

2015             Stynoski JL, Schulte LM, Rojas B. Poison frogs, quick guide. Current Biology 25: R1026-R1028. 

2014             Stynoski JL, *Shelton G, Stynoski P. Maternally derived chemical defenses are an effective deterrent against some predators of poison frog tadpoles (Oophaga pumilio). Biology Letters 10: 20140187.

2014             Stynoski JL, *Torres-Mendoza Y, Sasa-Marin M, Saporito RA. Ontogeny of alkaloid-based chemical defenses in the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio. Ecology 95: 587-593.

2013             Stynoski JL, Castro E, Vargas O. Rhaebo haematiticus and Craugastor fitzingeri reproductive behavior. Natural history note in Herpetological Review 44:129-130.

2012             *DiRenzo G, Stynoski JL. Second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D) patterning in selected frogs and lizards of Costa Rica. Anatomical Record 295:597-603.

2012             Stynoski JL, *Noble V. To beg or to freeze: multimodal sensory integration directs behavior in a tadpole. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:191-199.

2011             *Ozel D, Stynoski JL. Differences in escape behavior between a cryptic and an aposematic litter frog. Journal of Herpetology 45: 395-398.

2009             Stynoski JL. Discrimination of offspring by indirect recognition in an egg-feeding dendrobatid frog (Oophaga pumilio). Animal Behaviour 78:1351-1356.

2008             ^Chang JL. Sexual dimorphism of the second-to-fourth digit length ratio (2D : 4D) in the Strawberry Poison Dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Costa Rica. Journal of Herpetology 42 (2):414-416.

2006             *^Chang JL, *Doughty S, Wade J, Lovern MB. Sexual dimorphism in the second-to-fourth digit length ratio in green anoles, Anolis carolinensis (Squamata: Polychrotidae), from the southeastern United States. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 1489-1494.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

Major awards:

2016-2017    American Association of University Women American Postdoctoral Fellowship: $30,000

2011-2012    National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project (OISE): $14,316

2010-2011    University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences Dissertation Year Fellowship: $22,000

2007-2010    University Fellowship from University of Miami: $100,000

2002-2006    Michigan State Honors College Professorial Assistantship and Tuition Grant

Travel and minor awards:

2006-2011    Kriloff Travel Scholarship, University of Miami: $1400

2010             Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Seibert Award: $250

2010             University of Miami Department of Biology Outstanding Student Paper

2008             Organization for Tropical Studies Rowe Family Foundation Fellowship: $4000

2008             American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Gaige Award: $500

2008             Jay M. Savage Graduate Research Support Fund: $500

2008             William H. Evoy Graduate Research Support Fund: $1200

2008             University of Miami Summer Graduate Research Fellowship: $5000

2008             University of Miami “Beyond the Book” Award: $2500

2007             Organization for Tropical Studies Post-Course Award: $500

2006             University of Miami GAFAC Travel Award: $250

2006             Cole International Study Award: $1000

2005             Jeffery Cole Academic Excellence Award: $2500

2004             David D. Anderson Award for Writing: $500

2002-2007    CASMI Scholars Award: $2500 annually

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Formal teaching:

Colorado State University

2015             Lecturer: Animal Behavior (3 cr.)

Duke University & Organization for Tropical Studies

2014             Resident Professor: Research Practicum (3 cr.); research projects in community and public health; Semester Abroad Program in Global Health

2011, 2014   Lecturer: Scientific Writing (3 cr.)

University of Costa Rica & Organization for Tropical Studies

2016, 2017   Coordinator: Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (6 cr.)

2013, 2014   Co-Coordinator: Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach (6 cr.)

University of Miami

2007             Teaching Assistant: Ecology Laboratory (1 cr.; designed course, included semester-long research project and manuscript writing)

2007             Teaching Assistant: General Evolution/Biodiversity Laboratory (1 cr.)

Informal teaching:

2008-2013 Citizen science leader at La Selva Biological Station. 40+ groups of 6-40 participants (K-12, university students, tourists, seniors) from various countries assisted in doctoral field work with artificial breeding sites for poison frogs

2010-2013 Field Research Instructor: Tropical Ecology with K-12 study abroad groups; World Leadership School

2012-2016 Visiting Instructor: Sustainability and Environmental Science; CIEE: Council on International Educational Exchange

2010-2013 Visiting Faculty: Tropical Biology; Undergraduate Semester Abroad Program (USAP). Duke University & Organization for Tropical Studies

2009-2013 Instructor: Native American & Pacific Islander Research Experience (NAPIRE); NSF & Organization for Tropical Studies

2009   Instructor: English for Naturalist Guides; NSF, Citigroup & Organization for Tropical Studies

INVITED TALKS

2016             Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, Seminario Biología

2012, 2014   Harvard University, Herpetology course

2013, 2014   John Carroll University, Tropical Ecology course

2011, 2013   Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, Curso de Ecologia Tropical y Conservación

2011             John Carroll University, Biology Seminar

CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Symposia Organized:

2017             “Mujeres herpetólogas en Latinoamérica: logros y desafíos”, XI Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetología

2014             “Parental care in frogs”, IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetología

2013             “Field-based learning for tropical biologists of the 21st century”, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

2013 Field Education working group, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Oral Presentations:

2017             “Repeated evolution of incomplete ear development in acoustically communicating toads”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, USA

2016             “Repeated evolution of incomplete ear development in acoustically communicating toads”, III International Herpetology Symposium, Sarapiquí, Costa Rica

2014             “Defensas químicas de origén materno son una defensa efectiva contra algunas depredadores de renacuajos de la rana roja venenosa (Oophaga pumilio)”, IV Congreso Latinoamericano de Herpetología

2014             “Begging tadpoles pay multiple costs”, Animal Behavior Society

2013             “Natural predators of poison frog tadpoles (Oophaga pumilio) differ in aversion to alkaloid-based chemical defenses”, Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

2012             “Ontogeny of alkaloid-based chemical defenses in the strawberry poison frog, Oophaga pumilio”, World Congress of Herpetology, by co-author Ralph Saporito

2011             “Cuidado parental en la ranita roja”, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica Simposio Semana de Sciencias Biologías

2011             “Creating a web-based reprint resource on assessment, study abroad, internationalization, etc.”, NSF-RCN Communicating Science Workshop

2010             “To eat but not to be eaten: honest begging signals and visual detection of predators and mothers by tadpoles of the strawberry poison frog (Oophaga pumilio)”, Joint Meeting for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

2009             “Discrimination of offspring by indirect recognition in an egg-feeding dendrobatid frog (Oophaga pumilio)”, Joint Meeting for Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

2007             Oral: “Sex and lab effects in the second-to-fourth digit ratio of green anoles”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology 

Poster Presentations:

2016             “Repeated evolution of incomplete ear development in acoustically communicating toads”, Animal Behavior Society (Columbia, MO, USA) and Evolution and Development of the Auditory System (Delmenhorst, Germany)

2015             “A few more raindrops: maternal site choice in obligate egg-feeding frogs”, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

2012             “Investigating natural predators of poison frog tadpoles (Oophaga pumilio) with video cameras and choice tests”, World Congress of Herpetology

2012             “Use of clickers for active student engagement in ethics training in Research Experience for Undergraduates programs”, NSF REU BIO Program Directors

2009             “Regulación de cuidado materno en la rana venenosa (Oophaga pumilio)”, La Selva Environmental and Cultural Fair

2009             “Sexual dimorphism in the second-to-fourth digit length ratio (2D:4D) in the strawberry poison dart frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Costa Rica”, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

2008             “Discriminación maternal de la cría en la rana venenosa (Oophaga pumilio)”, La Selva Environmental and Cultural Fair

2003             “Identifying and isolating polymorphisms for feline asthma in the cat genome”, University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum, Michigan State University

POPULAR MEDIA COVERAGE

2014             “Mama frog’s care includes a gift of poison”, ScienceNews

2014             “Out of their element: Students produce films in Costa Rica”, National Geographic Explorers Journal

2013             “Poison frogs make their babies toxic too”, National Geographic

2013             “Mother frogs arm their tadpoles”, Nature, Vol 503, Research Highlights

2011             “Las ranitas ‘blue jeans’ son madres muy dedicadas”, La Nación, Costa Rica

2010             “Honey, I lost the kids…”, BBC Wildlife Magazine

WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING

2015-2016    Graduate Training; Next-Generation Sequencing and Bioinformatics; Colorado State University, NSF-GAUSSI Program

2014             Workshop: Parasites of Amphibians; IV Congreso Colombiano Zoología

2013             Workshop: Critical Thinking Assessment and Rubric Development; Network of Conservation Educators and Practitioners (NCES); American Museum of Natural History & Duke University

2012, 2013   Training: Duke University Talent Identification Program facilitator

2010, 2012   Workshop: NSF BIO REU Program Directors

2011             Workshop: Communicating Science: Tools and Solutions; NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN): Tropical Forests in a Changing World

2007             Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach; Organization for Tropical Studies

2007             Training: Research Ethics; University of Miami

2006-2007    Workshops: Teaching Diverse Learners; University of Miami

MENTORING EXPERIENCE

2015-2016    Kate Knights, Koedi Lawley, Lauren Carey, Duncan Ziegler, Damian Garno, and Lindsey Rogien at Colorado State University

2013             Jenna McGugan from Harvard University

2012             Georgia Shelton from Harvard University; Cora Skaien from University of British Columbia

2011             Yaritbel Torres-Mendoza from John Carroll University

2010             Ana Priscilla Brenes and Marco Arguedas, Costa Rican high school interns; Ramiro Mata, NSF REU program at La Selva; Virginia Noble from University of British Columbia; Eli Hornstein from University of North Carolina

2009             Meredith Strider and Grace DiRenzo, NSF REU program at La Selva

2008             Deniz Ozel from University of Miami

2007             2 middle-school teachers and 6 students during NIH “Research in Ecology” summer program at the University of Miami

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2014-2017    Breeding toads in Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon & transcriptomics and evo-devo techniques to understand the evolution of ear loss

2014-2016    Exploring Trinidadian guppy neuroethology through analysis of SNPs and selection processes in RNA-seq data from brains following common garden experiment

2007-2014    Field work exploring parental behavior and chemical ecology in strawberry poison frogs at the La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

2003-2006    Exploring role of hormones and muscle use on the morphology and behavior of green anoles & song learning and song control nuclei in zebra finches as an undergraduate research assistant with Dr. Juli Wade at Michigan State University, Department of Neuroscience

2002-2003    Sequenced polymorphisms for feline asthma with Dr. Susan Ewert at the Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine

2001-2002    Explored social behavior of captive giraffes with Dr. Sue Margulis at the Brookfield Zoo, Department of Animal Behavior and Conservation

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Thesis Committee Participation:

2016-            Mileidy Betancourth Cundar, PhD Candidate. Grupo de Ecofisiología, Comportamiento y Herpetología, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

2015-            Peter Condori Ccarhuarupay, Licenciatura Candidate. Universidad Nacional de San Antonio Abad del Cusco, Cusco, Perú

Solicited Peer Reviewer:

2016             Acta Ethologica, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Biotropica, Ethology, National Geographic Society, Zoology

2015             Alytes, Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology, PLoS ONE, Ecology Ethology and Evolution, Anatomical Record, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, National Geographic Society, National Science Foundation, The Science of Nature

2014             Anatomical Record, Biology Letters, Journal of Herpetology, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Animal Behaviour, National Geographic Society

2013             American Naturalist, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioural Processes

2012             Animal Behaviour, Evolutionary Ecology

2010             Animal Behaviour

2009             Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

2008             Copeia

Other Service:

2015             Co-Coordinator; Department of Biology Postdoctoral Professional Development Group at Colorado State University

2014-            Education Committee Member; Board of Organization for Tropical Studies

2011-2013    Steering Committee Member; NSF Research Coordination Network (RCN): Tropical Forests in a Changing World

2009-2010    Seminar Coordinator; La Selva Biological Station

2007-2008    Graduate Representative; Aresty Chair for Tropical Biology Search Committee, University of Miami

2006-2007    Vice President; Biology Graduate Student Association, University of Miami

2006             Student Representative; Graduate Curriculum Committee, University of Miami

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Animal Behavior Society

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

International Society for Behavioral Ecology

Pan-Am Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

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