CV

Contact Information

Department of Biology
Anatomy-Zoology Building, Room E427
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Email: john.paul@colostate.edu

Education

2008 Ph.D., Biology
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Advisor: Stephen J. Tonsor

2001 M.S., Zoology
Department of Zoology, University of Florida
Advisor: Colin A. Chapman

1994  B.S., Ecology and Evolution
The Evergreen State College

Professional Appointments

2012 – present  Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Bioagricultural Sciences and Pest Management, Colorado State University
Advisor: John K. McKay

9/2008 – 2012  Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Biology, Colorado State University
Advisor: Amy L. Angert

Publications

Sedio, B.E., J.R. Paul, C.M. Taylor, and C.W. Dick. Fine-scale niche structure of Neotropical forests reflects legacy of the Great American Biotic Interchange. In press, Nature Communications.

Paul, J.R., S. Sheth, and A.L. Angert. 2011. Quantifying the impact of gene flow on phenotype-environment mismatch: a demonstration with the scarlet monkeyflower (Mimulus cardinalis). American Naturalist 178:S62-S79. link

Angert, A.L., S. Sheth, and J.R. Paul. 2011. Incorporating population variation in thermal performance into geographic range shift predictions. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51:733-750. link

Paul, J.R., C. Morton, C.M. Taylor, and S.J. Tonsor.  2009.  Evolutionary time for dispersal limits the extent, but not the occupancy of species’ potential ranges in the tropical plant genus Psychotria (Rubiaceae). American Naturalist 173:188-199. link

Paul, J.R., and S.J. Tonsor.  2008.  Explaining geographic range size by species age: a test using Neotropical Piper species. Pp 46-62 in: Tropical Forest Community Ecology, Carson, W.P. and S. Schnitzer, eds.  Blackwell Publishing. link

Pellathy, S.L., J.R. Paul, J.L. Cartier, and J. Wittfeldt. 2007.  Developing Investigative Skills Purposefully. Science and Children, November, pp. 46-49. link

Hostetler, M., R.S. Duncan, and J.R. Paul.  2005.  Post-construction effects of an urban development on migrating, resident, and wintering birds. Southeastern Naturalist 4:421-434. link

Paul, J.R., A.M. Randle, C.A. Chapman, and L.J. Chapman.  2004.  Arrested succession in logging gaps: is tree seedling survival limiting?  African Journal of Ecology 42:245-251. link

Awards

2008 Ernst Mayr Award (Society of Systematic Biologists, Evolution 2008, Minneapolis, MN)

2008  Mary Edmonds Award (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh; best graduate-student authored paper)

Grants and Fellowships

2011  National Science Foundation – REU for DEB-0950171 – $7,500

2010  National Science Foundation – “Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of range
limits in the scarlet monkeyflower”, (DEB-0950171; co-PI with Amy Angert) – $620,748

2007  Pittsburgh Partnership for ENERGizing Science in Urban Elementary Schools, content specialist at ASSET Inc., modifying teacher-training curriculum – $24,000 stipend (plus full tuition coverage).

2006  Pittsburgh Partnership for ENERGizing Science in Urban Elementary Schools, GK-12 NSF Sponsored Fellowship – $30,000 stipend (plus full tuition coverage).

2006  Botany in Action Fellowship – The Phipps Conservatory, $1,000.

2005  Pittsburgh Partnership for ENERGizing Science in Urban Elementary Schools, GK-12 NSF Sponsored Fellowship – $30,000 stipend (plus full tuition coverage).

2005  Botany in Action Fellowship – The Phipps Conservatory, $3,000.

2004  Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, $16,000.00 (plus full tuition coverage).

2004  Botany in Action Fellowship – The Phipps Conservatory, $3,000.

2003  Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, $1,000.

2003  Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, NC State, Tuition and Travel Scholarship, $1,050.

2003  Botany in Action Fellowship – The Phipps Conservatory, $3,000.

2002  Organization for Tropical Studies Fellowship, $3,270.

1998  Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, $650.

Working Groups, Workshops, and Courses

2008  National Evolutionary Synthesis Center Working Group “Tree Reasoning in Evolutionary Education”, NESCent, Durham, NC.

2006  Workshop on Molecular Evolution (& Extended Topics Session), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA

2003   Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, NC State University, NC

2002   Molecular Methods in Tropical Ecology, Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS), La Selva, Costa Rica

2002   Summer Institute in Statistical Genetics, NC State University, NC

Invited Presentations

2010  University of Nevada – Reno, Reno, NV

2010  Black Hill State University, Spearfish, SD

2009  Early Career Scientists Symposium 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2007  Frostburg State University, Frostburg, MD

2006  Western Pennsylvania Botanical Society, Pittsburgh, PA

2004  Powdermill Nature Reserve, PA

2000 3rd International Symposium-Workshop on Frugivores and Seed Dispersal, Sao Pedro, Brazil.

Submitted Presentations

2012  Ecological Society of America, 97th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR

2012  Guild of Rocky Mountain Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists, Ward, CO

2011  Society for Comparative and Integrative Biology, Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT

2010  Ecological Society of America, 95th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

2010  Guild of Rocky Mountain Ecologists and Evolutionary Biologists, Pingree Park, CO

2010  Evolution 2010, Portland, OR

2008  Evolution 2008, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

2007  Botany and Plant Biology 2007, Chicago, IL

2006  Evolution 2006, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY

2004  Ecological Society of America, 89th Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

1999  Ecological Society of America, 84th Annual Meeting, Spokane, WA.

University Teaching

2012 Lecturer, LIFE-102 (Introductory Biology), Colorado State University

2008 Teaching assistant, Ornithology (Pymatuning Lab of Ecology –University of Pittsburgh)

2002-05  Teaching assistant, Ecology (Pymatuning Lab of Ecology – University of Pittsburgh)

2002-03  Teaching assistant, Vertebrate Morphology, Lab (University of Pittsburgh)

2003 Teaching assistant, Mammalogy (Pymatuning Lab of Ecology – University of Pittsburgh)

2000-01  Teaching assistant, Avian Biology, Lab (University of Florida)

1998-00  Teaching assistant, Biology 2011, Lab (University of Florida)

1997-98  Teaching assistant, Biology 2010, Lab (University of Florida)

2001-10 Guest Lectures – Computational Biology 2004, 2005 (University of Pittsburgh); Avian Biology, 2001 (University of Florida), General Biology (Chatham University), 2007, Molecular Ecology (Colorado State University)

Service

2010 National Science Foundation – Proposal reviewer (Community Ecology and Population Biology Cluster)

2000-11   Manuscript reviewer: African Journal of Ecology, American Journal of Botany, American Naturalist, Biodiversity and Conservation, Ecography, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Evolutionary Ecology, Global Ecology and Biogeography

2006  Collaborative science resource specialist at Lincoln Technical Academy, an underprivileged urban Pittsburgh public school

2005  Collaborative science resource specialist at Alleghany Traditional Academy, an underprivileged urban Pittsburgh public school

2003-07  Annual career in science lecture to Pittsburgh high school students

2002  Ecology and Evolution Seminar Committee, University of Pittsburgh.

2000  Seminar committee, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.

1998-99  Ecoluch committee, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.

Relevant Work Experience

1999  Biologist (small mammal census) – Fort Lewis Military Installation, WA.

1999  Biologist (migratory bird census) – Klamath Bird Observatory, Ashland, OR.

1997  Biologist (small mammal census) – Fort Lewis Military Installation, WA.

1996  Biological consultant for City of Olympia, WA.

1996  Consultant for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

1995-96  Project Manager for Dr. Colin Chapman and Dr. Lauren Chapman’s (U. of Florida) research program, Kibale National Park, Uganda.

1995  Field Assistant, Barro Colorado Island, Panama.

Professional Societies

American Society of Naturalists

Ecological Society of America

Society for the Study of Evolution

Society of Systematic Biologists