Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, with an emphasis in Animal Behavior, advisor A.C. Echternacht

B.S. in Biology, University of North Carolina at Asheville, December 2009, with a concentration in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology          

Grants, Awards and Achievements

2013 Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society ($1000) 

2013   Graduate Research Grant. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($1250) 

2012   Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution, Travel Award. University of Tennessee ($65) 

2012   Graduate Research Grant. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($900) 

2011   Graduate Research Grant. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee ($1500) 

2010   Bernhardt-Perry Award – Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Dept. of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Asheville 

2010   National Conference on Undergraduate Research Travel Grant ($1200) 

2009   Undergraduate Research Scholar

2009   Undergraduate Research Program Grant ($500)

Publications

Cantwell LR and Forrest TG. 2013. Response of Anolis sagrei to Acoustic Calls from Predatory and Non-predatory Birds. Journal of Herpetology 47(2): 293-298.

Kendall KD, Niemiller ML, Dittrich-Reed D, Chick LD, Wilmoth L, Milt A, Burt M, Lopes N, Cantwell LR, Rubio L, Allison A, Schussler EE. Departments can develop teaching identities of graduate students. CBE - Life Sciences Education. In Press

Presentations

August 2012      World Congress of Herpetology

March 2012        Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference 

April 2010           Annual meeting for the Association of Southeastern Biologists  

April 2010           National Conference on Undergraduate Research

December 2009   Fall Symposium for Undergraduate Research at UNCA

November 2009   State of North Carolina Undergraduate Research Symposium

Teaching Experience (descriptions from the course catalog):

Comparative Animal Behavior EEB/PSYC 450 (Spring 2013, Lecture TA)

Principles and methods of ethology with emphasis on ecological, developmental, physiological, and evolutionary aspects.

Honors Biodiversity Bio 138 (Fall 2012 – Lecture TA)

Same as BIO 130 but designed for high-achieving students. Unifying concepts and principles of biology, illustrated with diversity of life. Properties of life, molecular basis, origin of life, cells, genetics, introduction to kingdoms, origins of multicellularity, multicellular plants and animals, ideas about evolution, man’s place in nature. Emphasis on common themes in living systems (e.g., metabolism, protein and nucleotide sequence similarities, morphology), phylogeny construction, fossils, and the major plant and animal groups. 

 

Biodiversity Bio 130 (Fall 2010 – Spring 2012, Lab TA)

Unifying concepts and principles of biology, illustrated with diversity of life. Properties of life, molecular basis, origin of life, cells, genetics, introduction to kingdoms, origins of multicellularity, multicellular plants and animals, ideas about evolution, man’s place in nature. Emphasis on common themes in living systems (e.g., metabolism, protein and nucleotide sequence similarities, morphology), phylogeny construction, fossils, and the major plant and animal groups. 

Guest Lectures

Comparative Animal Behavior EEB/PSYC 450 (Spring 2013): Antipredator Behavior 

Animal Communication EEB/PSYC 454 (Fall 2012): Deception and Reliability in Animal Signals 

Outreach

2013 – Darwin Day volunteer, Information booth, UT campus

2012 – Boo at the Zoo volunteer, White nose syndrome in bats. Knoxville Zoo

2012 – Darwin Day volunteer, Information booth, UT campus

2011 – Educational talk: Reptiles and Amphibians of Tennessee, Camp Wesley Woods

Professional Memberships

Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

International Reptile Conservation Foundation

Animal Behavior Society

Herpetologist’s League

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