Duncan J. Irschick                 

Positions
2010-present                          Full Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
                                               
2008-2009                               Associate Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2006-2007                               Assistant Professor, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

2001-2005                              Assistant Professor, Tulane University (awarded early tenure in 2005; moved to Univ. Mass Amherst as advanced Assistant Professor)

2000                                         Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California at Berkeley

1997 – 1999                           Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Cincinnati                                                                                                           

1992 - 1996                            Graduate student (Ph.D.), Washington University in St. Louis.“Adaptation, Performance Ability, and Evolutionary Diversification in Anolis Lizards

1987-1991                              Undergraduate (B. S., Zoology), University of California, Davis, CA

Teaching
2008-2011                   Co-Instructor, Biology of Social Issues (BIO 105), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (5 semesters)

2006-2008                   Instructor, Comparative Physiology (BIO 566), University of Massachusetts at Amherst (4 semesters)

2001-2006                   Instructor, Biostatistics and Experimental Design (EEOB 408/708), Tulane University (3 semesters)

2001-2006                   Instructor, Human Physiology (EEOB 333), Tulane University (5 semesters)

2001-2006                   Instructor, Ecological Physiology (EEOB 452/752), Tulane University (3 semesters)

2004, 2006                  Instructor, Graduate seminar (EEOB 681), Tulane University (2 semesters)

1999                             Co-Instructor, Freshman Biology (BIO 103), Univ. Cincinnati (1 semester)

1999                             Instructor, Seminar in Population Biology, "Ecomorphology: New approaches for an old idea" (BIO 996), Univ. Cincinnati (1 semester)

1998                             Instructor, Data analysis (Biometry, BIO 765), Univ. Cincinnati (1 semester)

1995-1996                  Teaching assistant, Fundamentals of Biology, Instructor-Garland Allen, Washington University (1 semester)

Postdoctoral researchers and Research assistant Professors supervised (7)
Dr. Anthony Herrel, Ph.D. University of Antwerp (9/01 – 12/02), Dr. Bieke Van Hooydonck, Ph.D. University of Antwerp (9/01 – 12/02), Dr. Martin Dallimer, Ph.D. University of Edinburgh (10/1/02 – 6/1/03), Dr. Jay Meyers, Ph.D. Northern Arizona University (4/1/05-3/1/2008), Dr. Jerry Husak. Ph.D. Oklahoma State University (1/1/2007-4/1/2008), Patricia L Brennan (Research assistant professor, 9/1/2010-present), Teri Orr, Ph.D. UC Riverside (10/2012-present)

Ph.D. and M.S. students supervised (9)
Shawn Vincent (9/01 – 12/05), Simon Lailvaux (9/02 – 12/05), Christine Buckley (9/02 – 4/08), David McMillan (9/03 – 5/09), Phillip Bergmann (1/04-6/08), Justin Henningsen (9/1/06 – present), Suellen Almeida (M.S. 2009-2010), Chi-Yun Kuo (9/1/09-present), Casey Gilman (9/1/10-present)

Undergraduate students supervised (45)
Julia Schelp (Summer research), Bryn Kelley (Independent study), Amanda Withey, Irina Showalter, Amy Halpren (Independent research), Nicole Foxworth (Independent study), Eileen Curran (Independent study), Emily Georges (Independent study), Hannah Tosi (Independent study-awarded a HHMI undergraduate research fellowship), Elyse Wagner (Independent study), Rachel Herman (Honors student), Kelly Kumm (Independent study), Heidi Li (Independent study), Hyun-Joo Kim (Independent study), Suellen Almedia, Independent study, Minority), Sandy Robinson (Independent study), Lauren Bonvini (Honors thesis), Amy Trombecky (Work-study), Simon Miner (Independent study), Laura Custer (Work-study), Jessica Wood (REU fellowship), William Bell (REU fellowship), Michael Kunen (Work-study), Issac Kremsky (Work-study), Jacqueline Fountain (Independent study), Jennifer Weaver (Work-study), Phuong-Di Dang (Honors student), Rachel Katz (Work-study), John Rossell (Independent study), Natasha Bloch (Honors student, Minority), Elizabeth Carlisle (Honors student), Justin Elstrott (Honors student), Andy Jimenez (LAMP student, Minority), John Danzell (LAMP student, Minority, Kevin Gibbons (Independent study), Christina Hartnett (Independent study), Rebecca Joachim (Independent study), Daniel Ballow (Independent study), Anemone Androsceu (Independent study), Daniel Hincaipe (Independent study), Veronica Webb (Independent study), Margarita Ramos (Independent study), Esteban Toro (Summer research in lab), Jon Forman (Summer research), Ted Macrini (Summer research), Stephen Koruba (Summer research).

Editorial Service
Executive Editor, Functional Ecology (2010-Present)
Associate Editor, Quarterly Review of Biology (2010-Present)
Associate Editor, Functional Ecology (2005-2010)
Open Conservation Biology Journal (2008-present)
Southeastern Naturalist (Guest editor, 2007)

Awards and fellowships

2012  National Science Foundation DDIG proposal.   Irschick DJ (PI), Chi-Yun Kuo (student).  Animal Behaviour panel   “DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Evolutionary ecology and functional morphology of a complex antipredator trait: tail autotomy in lizards”.  Submitted November 2012

2013  National Science Foundation pre-proposal.  Bergmann PJ (PI), Siler C (co-PI), Wagner G (co-PI), Irschick DJ (co-PI).  “A mechanistic study of the developmental and functional causes of limb re-evolution in Philippine skinks”.  Submitted January, 2013.

2013  National Science Foundation pre-proposal.  McElroy E (PI), Irschick DJ (PI).  “An experimental and comparative analysis of bipedal running in lizards”.  Submitted January 2013.

2012 CVIP Technology Development Fund, Crosby AJ (PI), Irschick DJ (co-PI). 2012. $25,000. Geckskin Adhesive Technologies. CVIP Technology Development Fund, University of Massachusetts at Amherst. 

2012 Human Frontiers Science Program (Ranked 6 from 800 submissions, awarded March 2012). $900,000. The role of subsurface structure in biological adhesion: insects to lizards. . D. J. Irschick (PI), AJ. Crosby (co-PI), Walter Federle (co-PI). Ranked 6 from 800 submissions.

2010 National Science Foundation award. $15,000. Animal Behaviour panel (DDIG 1011246). “DISSERTATION RESEARCH: How do a signal and whole-organism performance interact to determine reproductive success?”. Dissertation Improvement Grant. D. J. Irschick (PI), student (Justin Henningsen). Start date: 7/1/2010.

2009 National Institute of Health award, “Skill development: Object manipulation to tool use”. $291,589. Katrina Supplement Award. J. Lockman (PI), D. J. Irschick (co-PI). Start date: 2/01/09. 3R01HD043842-05S1.

2009 National Science Foundation. $11,460 (Funded for a symposium on “Hormones and Performance” at the annual SICB meetings for 2009). Physiological and Integrative Systems Panel (for supporting scientific workshops). “Hormonal regulation of whole-animal performance: Implications for selection”. J. Husak (PI), I. T. Moore (co-PI), D. J. Irschick (co-PI). Start date: 1/31/09.

2006 National Science Foundation award (IOB 0622164), Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel, Research for undergraduates, $6,000. D. Irschick (PI). Start date: 5/1/06.

2006 National Science Foundation award (IOB 0600731) Supplement award to conduct additional selection work on lizards. Environmental and Structural Systems. $14,207. D. Irschick (PI). Start date: 1/1/06.

2005 National Science Foundation award (IOB 0527930), Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel, Research for undergraduates, $6,000. D. Irschick (PI). Start date: 6/1/05. 

2004 National Science Foundation award (IOB 0421917). Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel “Comparative and convergent aspects of natural selection.” $327,589. D. Irschick (PI). Start date: 7/1/04.

2004 National Institute of Health award, “Skill development: Object manipulation to tool use”. $1.5 million. J. Lockman (PI), D. Irschick (co-PI). Notification of Ranking (1.5%) 7/15/03. Start date: 2/1/04.

2003 National Science Foundation (International supplement award). Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel “Convergence of ecological locomotor function in old and new world lizards”. $18,595. D. Irschick (PI).

2003 Board of Regents Support Fund, 2002 (for award period 2003-2007). “Recruitment of Superior Graduate Students to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University”. $76,000. D. C. Heins, PI; S. P. Darwin, Co-PI, D. Irschick, Co-PI

2002 Coypu Foundation award, “The molecular ecology of invasive reptile species: Inferring routes and timing of invasions” J. McLachlan (PI), D. Irschick (co-PI), S. Michael (co-PI). $135,460 to D. J. Irschick and Scott Michael (Direct costs).

2000 National Science Foundation award (IBN 9983003), Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel, Research for undergraduates, $6,393. D. Irschick (PI), B. C. Jayne (co-PI). Start date: 4/1/00.

2000 National Science Foundation award (IBN 9983003), Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Panel, "Life on a limb: The evolution of locomotion in arboreal specialists". $238,935, D. Irschick (PI), B. C. Jayne (co-PI). Start date: 4/1/00.

1994 Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award

1994 Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of Research, $500

1994 Presidential Undergraduate Fellowship, $1,000

1988/89 White Mountain Research Station Fellowship, $2,000 

Total external funds acquired: $3,550,728

Notable Media Attention
Magazines: Natural History Magazine, National Geographic News, Scientific American, Whats UP!, BBC Wildlife Magazine, National Wildlife Magazine, Popular Mechanics

Newspapers: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The National Examiner, Hampshire Gazette, Independent UK, The Columbus Dispatch, Springfield Republican, San Diego Union-Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Cincinnati Enquirer, The Toronto Star, Boston Examiner, New York Daily News, Canadian National Post, The Globe and Mail, Aiken Standard, New Zealand Herald, The Gaurdian

Online news journals and websites: MSNBC.com, FOXNEWS.com, Wired magazine.com, American Association for the advancement of Science, Science News, ScienceDaily, Wissenschaft-online (a German online news group), Yahoo! News, The Week, The Scientist, PhillyBurbs.com, Discovery Channel News, NewScientist.com, SmartPlanet.com, Tech Review, The Daily Planet, CNET.com, Daily KOS, CNN, Buisnessweek.com, Bloomberg.com

Radio and TV: BBC, NPR, Discovery Channel, ABC news, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Voice of America, WTOP Radio
Other: The Journal of Experimental Biology News and Views

News organizations for which opinions have been solicited (regarding other papers): The Scientist, Kentucky Mercury News, Twin Cities Pioneer Press, Dallas Star Telegram, Grand Forks Herald, The Charlotte Observer, Columbia Daily Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Portsmouth Herald, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, KCTV news, teenja.com, Miami Herald, diverssite.com, National Geographic News, New Orleans Times-Picayune, Discovery Channel News

Some featured work and accomplishments
-College Outstanding Faculty Research Award, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2014
- Evening lecture, Tulane University. 2014 Joint Chemical Engineering and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departments. “Of gecko toes and sharks teeth: The evolution of innovation and the imperfection of nature”
-NerdNite NOHO speaker, Northampton, MA, November 2013 “The Wonders of Geckskin”
-Winner, 2013 NASA LAUNCH Challenge – Geckskin technology chosen as one of top ten innovations by NASA, NIKE, USAID, and the State Department in this competition.
-Chosen by UMASS for the 2nd annual Vision Project – Publication quality presentation on Gecko research to the Massachusetts legislature, August, 2013
-Presenter; Dinner with the UMASS Trustees - September, 2013
-Featured on the UMASS promotional video (“Innovation and Impact”, 2012) for achievements with GeckskinTM, along with Al Crosby. Our two laboratories were the only research labs featured in the video.
-TEDx speaker, Sorbonne, Paris, France, “The New Age of Enlightenment” (2012)
-Awarded as a Fullbright “Specialist by the Fullbright foundation (2011). This honor allows different countries to invite me to visit and teach methods in functional morphology and field ecololgy, which is then paid for by the Fullbright foundation.
-Hilgendorf plenary lecturer (University Tubiengen, 2010)
-OCIB plenary lecturer (University of Ottawa and Carelton College, 2008)
- Graduate student choice speaker, University of Utah.
-Keynote address, Iowa State University. 2014 Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Symposium
-Consultant for Pixar Studios
-Featured on the Discovery Channel for “Weird Connections” on gecko adhesion (Gecko adhesion; Irschick et al. 1996)
-Named as a “Climate Change Expert” by the National Science Foundation for work on rapid evolution in island lizards (Featured on the Research Channel on “To What Degree? What Science is Telling us about Climate Change” (Rapid evolution in island lizards; Herrel et al. 2008)
-Research on gecko adhesion featured on “Head Games” and “Head Rush” for the Science Discovery TV network” (Gecko adhesion; Irschick et al. 1996)
-Selected to talk for the University of Massachusetts Amherst College Advisory Board (April 2012) (Gecko adhesion; Bartlett et al. 2012)
-Mashable “10 innovations poised to change sustainable industries”
-Daily Mail “Gecko feet inspire super thin 'glue pad' which can stick a 700lb object to a glass wall - without leaving a mark”
-CNN hailed the invention of GeckskinTM as one of top five Science breakthroughs in 2012
-CNET “The Holy Grail of Adhesives”
-Bloomberg News “14 Smart Inventions Inspired by Nature: Biomimicry”
-Wired Magazine “Gecko-inspired adhesive can hold 300 kg”
-New Scientist TV “Gecko-like tape holds up 42-inch TV”
-NPR “UMass Scientists Create Gecko-Like Super Adhesive”
Science Daily “Biologists Propose a New Research Roadmap for Connecting Genes to Ecology”

Research featured in the following books and textbooks:
“Lizards” by Pianka and Vitt 2003 (Lizard adhesion, Irschick et al. 1996)
“The Ecology of Adaptive Radiation” by Dolph Schluter (Radiation of mainland and island lizards; Irschick et al. 1997).
Herpetology textbook by Pough et al. 2005 (Lizard bipedalism, gecko adhesion; Irschick et 1996; Irschick and Jayne 1999)
“Moths that Drink Elephant tears” by Matt Walker (Effects of self-amputation and performance in spiders; Ramos et al. 2004)
“Lizards in an Evolutionary tree; Ecology and adaptive evolution of anoles” by Jonathan Losos (anole lizards; multiple papers)
“Evolution” textbook (2009) by D. Futuyma (Honest signalling in lizards; Vanhooydonck et al. 2005)
“The Tangled Bank: An Introduction to Evolution” by Carl Zimmer (Rapid evolution in island lizards; Herrel et al. 2008)
“The Flexible Phenotype” by Theunis Piersma (Effects of self-amputation and performance in spiders; Ramos et al. 2004)
“The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution” by Richard Dawkins (Rapid evolution in island lizards; Herrel et al. 2008)
“Nasty, Brutish, and Short: The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Animal Sex and Other Weird Behaviour” by Pat Senson- Kindle edition (Effects of self-amputation and performance in spiders; Ramos et al. 2004) 
“Man Down” by Dan Abrams (Human hammering performance)
“Evolution's Wedge: Competition and the Origins of Diversity” by Karin and David Pfennig (Rapid evolution in island lizards; Herrel et al. 2008)
“Campbell Biology Textbook” , 10th edition by Jane B. Reece, Neil A. Campbell, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Peter V. Minorsky, Steven A. Wasserman (Gecko adhesion Bartlett et al. 2012)
“NanoInnovation: What Every Manager Needs to Know” by Michael S. Tomczyk (Gecko adhesion, Bartlett et al. 2012)
“Biology NOW” W.W. Norton (Rapid evolution in island lizards; Herrel et al. 2008)
“From Gecko Feet to Adhesive Tape” by Cherry Press (Gecko adhesion; Bartlett et al. 2012)

Reviewer for (64 journals and organizations)
American Midland Naturalist, The Anatomical Record, The American Naturalist, The American Zoologist, Amphibia-Reptilia, Animal Behaviour, Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, Animal Biology (formerly Netherlands Journal of Zoology), Australian Journal of Zoology, Behavior, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Behavioral Ecology, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biotropica, Biology Letters, Bioessays, Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society, Bioscience, British Sciences Research Council, Copeia, Current Zoology, Ecology, Ecoscience, Ethology, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology Reports, Frontiers in Zoology, Functional Ecology, Herpetologica, Hormones and Behavior, Integrative Zoology, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Comparative Physiology, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Experimental Zoology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, Journal of Morphology, Journal of Natural History, Journal of Orthoptera Research, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Louisiana Board of Regents, Naturwissenschaften, National Geographic Society, The Molecular Ecology, National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation for South Africa, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada , Nature, Oecologia, Oikos, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, PLoS Biology, PLoS one, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Senckembergiana Lethaea, Southeastern Naturalist, Zoology, Zoologischer Anzeiger

Special Issues, Edited Volumes, and Symposia organized
Special Issue for Functional Ecology (published July 2007).  “Sexual selection, physiology, and performance”  D. J. Irschick, R. Van Damme, and A. Herrel.

Symposia for the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Paris, 2007 (Published February 2008 in Evolutionary Ecology Research).  “Natural selection on biomechanical traits”  D. J. Irschick and F. Le Galliard.

Symposia for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston 2009 (Accepted, Society-wide, to be published in Integrative and Comparative Biology in 2009) “Hormonal regulation of whole-animal performance: implications for selection” J. F. Husak, D. J. Irschick, and I. T. Moore.

Edited Volume.  Accepted for John Wiley-Blackwell Press.  Animal Signaling; Functional and Evolutionary perspectives.  D. J. Irschick, M. Briffa, J. Podos (Editors). Being organized as an edited book for publication in 2010.

Meeting talks and abstracts
(1) Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  1998.  A comparative analysis of laboratory and field escape performance in two lizard species (Callisaurus draconoides and Uma scoparia).  American Zoologist 37: 628A.

(2) Jayne BC, Irschick DJ.  1998.  Effects of incline on the three-dimensional kinematics of the hindlimb of a lizard.  American Zoologist  37: 635A.

(3) Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  1999.  Comparative three-dimensional kinematics of the hindlimb for high-speed bipedal and quadrupedal locomotion of lizards.  American Zoologist 38: 130A.

(4) Jayne BC, Sanwald M, Irschick DJ.  1999.  A field experiment on incline utilization and preferred speeds during the locomotion of lizards. American Zoologist 38: 514A.

(5) Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  2000.  Three-dimensional kinematics of the hindlimb during locomotion vary ontogenetically in lizards. American Zoologist 39: 617A

(6) Irschick DJ, Jayne BC.  2001. A comparative field study of the arboreal locomotion of lizards. American Zoologist 40: S6.11

(7) Irschick DJ.  2001.  Evolutionary approaches for studying functional morphology: Examples from studies of performance capacity.  American Zoologist 40: 276A

(8) Irschick DJ, Bocchi S, Full RJ.  2002.  Does power limit climbing performance?  Loading small climbing lizards.  American Zoologist 41:15.1

(9) VanHooydonck B, Jimenez M, Irschick DJ.  2002.  Effects of surface diameter on acceleration in arboreal lizards.  American Zoologist 41:15.2

(10) Irschick DJ.  2002.  Using phylogenies to understand the evolution of function and behavior in lizards.  American Journal of Physiology.  26.6A

(11) McMillan D, Rank NE, Irschick DJ, Dahlhoff, EP.  2002.  Effects of temperature on locomotory performance of two species of California willow beetles.  American Journal of Physiology.  35.11A

(12) Irschick DJ.  2003.  Studying performance in nature: Implications for fitness variation within populations.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  42:S2.4

(13) Irschick DJ, Full RJ.  2003.  Running without a back: Experimental manipulations of axial bending in geckos and effects on kinematics and force dynamics.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 42:36.4

(14) Ramos M, Christensen T, Irschick DJ.  2003.  Self-autonomy enhances performance in a spider, Tiddaren sysphoidesIntegrative and Comparative Biology.  42:34.5

(15) Vincent SE, Herrel A, Irschick D.  2003.  Kinematic comparisons of aquatic and terrestrial predation in a pitviper, Agkistrodon piscivorus.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 42:36.4

(16) Toro E, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2003.  Comparative biomechanics of jumping in Anolis lizards.  Flemish Journal of Sport Sciences.

(17) Toro E, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2003.  Biomechanical analysis of jumping in Anolis lizards.  [A7.22]. Society for Experimental Biology.

(18) Buckley C, Michael, S, Irschick DJ.  2004.  The effect of hatching timing and substrate type on performance and behavior of a direct-developing frog.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  43:32.3.

(19) Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  The evolution of dewlap size in Anolis carolinensis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:32.6 

(20) Irschick DJ, Carlisle E, Elstrott J, Ramos M, Vanhooydonck B, Meyers J, Herrel A. Comparing habitat use, morphology, and performance in two divergent Anolis lizard populations.  2004. Integrative and Comparative Biology.  43:33.5 

(21) Vincent S, Irschick DJ, Herrel A.  2004.  Has head shape evolved to match feeding mode in natricine snakes?  Convergence and constraints.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:39.4
 
(22) Carlisle E, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Morphology, behavior, and habitat use in two populations of Anolis carolinensis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:P2.87 

(23) Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Ontogeny of head shape, bite performance, and diet in the Jamaican lizard Anolis lineatopus.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:66.5 

(24) Elstrott J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Evolutionary correlations among morphology, habitat use and clinging in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology 43:66.6

(25) Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Ecological correlates of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. [A10.10]. Society for Experimental Biology.

(26) Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Porck J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Morphological and biomechanical correlates of differences in locomotor performance and substrate use in two species of Anolis lizards.  [A10.23]. Society for Experimental Biology.

(27) Dang P, Vincent S, Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2004.  The role of body size in Orthopteran jumping mechanics.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  44:543-543

(28) Lailvaux S, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Rumble in the Jungle: bite force, dewlap size, and male fighting ability in two species of Caribbean Anolis lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  44:587-587

(29) McMillan DM, Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Does the context of honest signaling change across populations?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  44:601-601

(30) Irschick DJ, Lailvaux S, Ramos M, Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Losos JB.  2004.  Life and death in the big city: Sexual signals, parasitism, and selection.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  44:576-576

(31) Rossell JM, Vincent SE, Herrel  A, Irschick DJ.  2004.  Do juvenile snakes compensate for their small size when feeding? Ontogeny of feeding performance in the water snake, Nerodia fasciata?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  44:632

(32) Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ, Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A.  2005.  Divergent roles for different color signals in a polygynous lizard: A test of the reinforcement and dual−function hypotheses.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  45:1045

(33) Buckley C, Adolph S, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Persistence of incubation effects on the phenotypes of hatchling western fence lizards, Sceloporus occidentalis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  45:972

(34) Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2005.  The temperature-dependence of clinging and sprinting ability in day geckos.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  45:964

(35) Vanhooydonck B, Herrel A, Irschick DJ.  2005.  Effects of substrate diameter on acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  45:1089

(36) Lailvaux SP, Irschick DJ.  2006.  The evolution of performance-based fighting ability in Caribbean Anolis lizards.  13th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leuven, Belgium.

(37) Huyghe K, Herrel A., Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2006.  The Hispaniolan twig Anole, Anolis sheplani: pushing the boundaries of morphospace. 13th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Leuven, Belgium.

(38) Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Performance and niche space in a community of lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  39.9

(39) Buckley CR, Irschick DJ, Adolph SC.  2007.  The persistence of environmentally-induced phenotypic variation in western fence lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 52.5

(40) McElroy E, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Linking badge morphology, performance, and field behavior in the ornate tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55.1

(41) Wood J, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Display behavior, sexual signal size, and performance in Anolis sagrei. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55.3

(42) Husak JF, Irschick DJ, Meyers J, Moore IT.  2007.  Hormones, sexual signals, and performance of green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis). Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55.4

(43) Irschick DJ, Meyers J.  2007.  A comparative analysis of natural and sexual selection in lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 64.4

(44) Bergmann PJ, Meyers J, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Evolving to be short and stubby – orthogenesis and grades of evolution in body plan in lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 36.2

(45) Herrel A, Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2007.  Morphological and biochemical correlates of differences in arboreal locomotor performance and substrate use in Anolis lizards.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology.A – Molecular & Integrative Physiology 146:S143

(46) Buckley CR, Adolph SC, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Ecomorphology among populations of the western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.

(47) Irschick DJ.  2008.  Sexual selection and functional morphology: A new frontier?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  27.2

(48) Henningsen JP, Husak JF, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Do androgens mediate seasonal changes in sexual signal size and bite-force performance in green anoles (Anolis carolinensis)?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  27.5

(49) Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ.  2008.  The role of badge size, bite performance and display behavior in predicting dominance in male ornate tree lizards. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 27.7

(50) Miner SV, Meyers JJ, Husak JF, Irschick DJ.  2008.  How do hormones, performance, sexual signals, and behavior interact to predict dominance in brown anoles?  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 27.8

(51) Bonvini LA, Irschick DJ, Gillis GB.  2008.  Losing Stability: Tail loss and jumping in the lizard Anolis carolinensis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42.5

(52) Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Conservatism in lizard vertebral number evolution is widespread but not universal. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 51.4

(53) Husak JF, Irschick JF, Irschick DJ, Meyers JJ, Moore IT.  2008.  Sexual signals, performance, and testosterone in Bahamian Anolis lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53.4

(54) McMillan DM, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Do long term changes in environmental temprature affect thermal tolerance in lizards? Integrative and Comparative Biology. 73.5

(55) Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2008.  Reduced constraint on vertebral number facilitates the diversification of lizards.  Canadian Journal of Zoologists Meeting.  May 2008.

(56) Husak JF, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Hormones as mediators of animal performance.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. S3.1

(57) McMillan DM, Rees B, Irschick DJ.  2009.  The role of HSP70 epxression in locomotion – Reduced sprint speeds after heat stress in Sceloporus occidentalis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 42.5 

(58) Irschick DJ, Henningsen J.  2009.  Trade-offs between force and accuracy in human performance.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 98.6

(59) Almeida S, Irschick DJ.  2009.  The kinetics and kinematics of human performance: Trade-offs between force and accuracy Integrative and Comparative Biology. 98.7

(60) Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Alternate pathways in the evolution of body elongation, locomotor performance and kinematics in two clades of lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 104.1

(61) Henningsen J, Herman R, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Tail autotomy and escape performance in a stream side salamander.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. 104.5

(62) McMillan DM, Rees B, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Thermal tolerance and Hsp70 expression in the Western fence lizard, Sceloporus occidentalis: Geographic variation in measures of acute stress and their role in selection on sprint speeds.  Experimental Biology Conference Abstract, New Orleans.

(63) Herrel A, Losos JB, Vanhooydonck B, Irschick DJ.  2009.  The evolution of locomotor performance in Anolis lizards: why are mainland anoles different?  International Ethological Conference  Abstract, Rennes, France.

(64) Irschick DJ, Almeida S.  2009.  Functional and behavioral limits on human hammering performance.  Society for Experimental Biology Conference Abstract, Glasgow, UK (The research presented in this talk was highlighted in many media outlets, including FOXnews.com, MSNBC.com, Science Daily, Scientific American, the Globe and Mail, The Week, and many others )

(65) Irschick DJ.  2009.  Tails of selection on sexual signal size and performance in anoles.  2009 Anolis symposium abstract, Harvard University, Boston.

(66) Henningsen J, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Dewlap manipulation and behavior in Anolis lizards.  2009 Anolis symposium abstract, Harvard, Boston.

(67) Vanhooydonck B, Huyghe K, Herrel A, Meyers JJ, Irschick DJ.  2009.  Evolution of dewlap traits in anoles from the Dominican Republic. 2009 Anolis symposium abstract, Harvard University, Boston.

(67) Almeida S, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Evaluating the affects of climate change on larval locomotor performance in Ambystoma maculatum.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Seattle, WA.  27.1

(68) Irschick DJ.  2010.  Correlational selection on sexual signal size and performance in lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Seattle, WA.

(69) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Loading effects on jumping and running in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).  Seattle, WA. 43.6
 
(70) Henningsen J, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Performance prevails over signal size during staged dominance encounters between male green anole lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Seattle, WA. 61.2

(71) Bergmann PJ, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Tempo and mode of lizard axial evolution.  Is body elongation a key innovation?  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Seattle, WA.  8.5

(72) Henningsen J, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Signal size, performance, and dominance: an experimental test with the green anole lizard.  Animal Behavior Society meeting, VA.

(73) Henningsen J, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Manipulating dewlap size reveals that performance is more important than signal size in determining the outcome of staged dominance interactions in male green anole lizards.  International Behavioral Ecology Congress.  Perth, Australia.

(74) Bartlett, MD, Croll AB, Paret BM, Gerberich BG, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ  2010.  Designing Bio-Inspired Adhesives for Shear Loading. Fall UMASS Polymer Event Poster Session. Amherst, MA.

(75) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2010.  How well do lizards learn to jump after tail loss?  Northeast Division of Vertebrate Morphology Regional meeting, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

(76) Gilman C, Irschick DJ.  2010.  Effects of perch stability on jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).  Northeast Division of Vertebrate Morphology Regional meeting, Harvard University, Boston, MA.

(77) Gilman C, Irschick DJ.  2011.  Effects of perch stability on jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis).  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Salt Lake City, UT. 58.1

(78) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2011.  The effect of physical pertubation on behavior: an example from the yellow-chinned anole (Anolis gundlachi).  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Salt Lake City, UT.  34.4

(79) Irschick DJ, Langerhans B.  2011. Microevoluiton of seasonal dimorphism in morphology and performance of a lizard.  Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Salt Lake City, UT. 40.4

 (80) Bartlett .D., Croll AB, Paret, BM, Gerberich BG, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2011.  The Importance of Compliance in Synthetic  and Natural Adhesive Systems.  Adhesion Society. Savannah, Georgia.

(81) Bartlett, MD, Croll AB, Paret BM, King DR, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2011.  The Importance of Compliance in Synthetic and Natural Adhesive Systems. Science of Adhesion GRS, Lewiston, ME.

(82) Bartlett, MD, Croll AB, Paret BM, Gerberich BG, Irschick, DJ, Crosby AJ.  2011.  Designing Bio-Inspired Adhesives for Shear Loading. Macromolecular Materials GRS and GRC Poster Session. Ventura, CA.

(83) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2011. Vertebral morphology and the facility of tail autotomy in lizards.  Northeast Division of Vertebrate Morphology Regional meeting, University of Rhode Island, MA.

(84) Bartlett.MD, Croll AB, King DR, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2012.  Scaling Reversible Adhesion in Synthetic and Natural Adhesive Systems. New England Workshop on the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (NEW.Mech). Providence, RI.

(85) Bartlett.MD, Croll AB, King DR, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ. 2012.  Designing Bio-Inspired Adhesives for Shear Loading: From Simple Structures to Complex Patterns. NEW.Mech Poster Session. Providence, RI.  (2nd Place Poster Competition)

(86) Bartlett.MD, Croll AB, King DR, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2012.  Looking Beyond Fibrillar Features to Scale Gecko-Like Adhesion. Rogers Corporation, Rogers, CT. 2012.

(87) Bartlett.MD, Croll AB, King DR, Paret BM, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ Looking Beyond Fibrillar Features to Scale Gecko-Like Adhesion. Fall UMASS Polymer Event Poster Session. Amherst, MA. 2012.

(88) Bartlett.MD, Croll AB, King DR, Paret BM, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2012.  High Capacity, Easy Release Adhesive Pads. Ignite Earth Day UMass, Amherst, MA.

(89) Kuo C, Gillis GB, Irschick DJ.  2012.  The role of practice (or lack thereof) on the recovery of jump performance in tailless green anole lizards, Anolis carolinensis.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charleston, SC.  2.1

(90) Gilman C, Irschick DJ.  2012.  Foils of flexion: The effects of perch compliance on lizard locomotion and perch choice in the wild.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charleston, SC.  60.1

(91) King D, Bartlett M, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2012.  Design criteria for reversible adhesives under shear loading.  Adhesion Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

(92) Bartlett, MD, Croll AB, Paret BM, King DR, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2011.  The Importance of Compliance in Synthetic and Natural Adhesive Systems. Science of Adhesion GRS, Lewiston, ME.

(93) Moen D, Irschick DJ, Weins JJ.  2012.  The role of history in adaptation to novel environments: the relationship between morphology, performance, and phylogenetic history in assemblages of frogs from three continents.  World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, CA.

(94) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2012.  Take this broken tail and learn to jump: Recovery can tail autotomy in lizards.  World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada.

(95) Crosby AJ, Bartlett M, Croll AB, Irschick DJ, Breid D, Davis C.  2012.  Lessons from Nature: Adhesion and Structure.  Pressure Sensitive Tape Council, Boston, MA.

(96) Kuo C, Irschick DJ.  2013.  A costly antipredator behavior in a gradient of predation pressure: tail autotomy in the side-blotched lizard Uta stansburiana.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA.  P1.147 (Poster)

(97) Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ, Federle W.  2013.  The evolution of gecko adhesion: An integrative perspective.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA.  27.2

(98)  Henningsen J, Husak J, Irschick DJ.  2013.  Dewlap displays and predation risk in green anole lizards.  Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA.  95.5

(99) Bartlett MB, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2013.Scaling Reversible Adhesion in Synthetic and Natural Adhesive Systems,  Adhesion Society Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL.

(100)  King DR, Bartlett MD, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2013.  Comparing the Performance of Draping Adhesives to Geckos on Various Surfaces.  Adhesion Society Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL.

(101) Hammerschlag, N, Luo J, Irschick DJ, Ault JS.  2013  A comparison of spatial and movement patterns between sympatric predators: Bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) and Atlantic Tarpon (Megalops atlanticus). Benthic Ecology Meeting, Savannah, GA.

(102) Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ, Federle W, Gilman C, King D, Imburgia M, Bartlett M, Showalter I.  2013.  The role of subsurface structure in biological adhesion: insects to lizards.  Human Frontiers Awardees Meeting.  Strasbourg, France.

(103) Gilman CA, Irschick DJ, King DR, Bartlett MD, Imburgia M, Federle W, Crosby AJ.  2013.  The role of structural compliance in lizard locomotion and locomotor ecology.  International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, Spain.

(104) King D, Irschick DJ, Crosby AJ.  2014.  Designing High Strength, Reversible Adhesives for “Real World” Surfaces.  Adhesion Society Meeting, San Diego, CA.

(105) Gilman CA, Geneva AJ, Glor RE, Albertson RC, Irschick DJ.  2014.  Preliminary analysis of hemiclitoris development in the lizard Anolis distichus.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX.  P2.100

(106) Irschick DJ, Hartog K, Escontrella D, Hammerschlag N.  2014.  New methods for assessing scaling and body condition in several shark species.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX.  45.3

(107) Kuo CY, Showalter, I, Federle W, Crosby AJ, Irschick DJ.  2014.  Digital tendon morphology and adhesive performance in five gekkotan lizards.  Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX.  P3.153.

Invited talks at meetings and plenary lectures
1997 - Society for the study of Amphibians and Reptiles meeting, Seattle, Washington.  “An evolutionary analysis of the ecological significance of maximal locomotor performance in West Indian Anolis lizards”.

2001 - The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, Illinois.  Oral presentation.  “Evolutionary approaches for studying functional morphology: Examples from studies of performance capacity”.  In the Symposium “Molecules, Muscles, and Macroevolution: Integrative Functional Morphology” (Invited speaker)

2002 – The American Physiological Society, San Diego, California.  Oral presentation.  “Using phylogenies to understand the evolution of function and behavior in lizards”.  In the Symposium “Phylogenetic Approaches to Understanding Physiological Evolution” (Invited speaker).

2002 – Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (Symposium). Antwerp, Belgium.  Oral Presentation.  “Is evolution predictable?  Co-evolutionary patterns of ecology, performance and morphology in old and new world lizard radiations” (Invited speaker)

2003 – The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto, Canada.  Oral presentation.  “Studying performance in nature: Implications for fitness variation within populations”.  In the Symposium “Selection and Evolution of Performance in Nature” (Invited speaker).

2004 – The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Boca Raton, Florida.  Oral Presentation.  “The ontogeny of habitat use and performance in Caribbean anoles”.  In the Symposium “The ontogeny of performance in vertebrates” (Invited speaker).

2004 – The International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Boca Raton, Florida.  Oral Presentation “Whole-organism studies of clinging and locomotion in arboreal pad-bearing lizards”.  In the

2004 – University of Montana, Missoula, Montana.  Oral presentation.  “Ontogeny, performance, male polymorphism, and selection in lizards”.
 
2007 – The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Phoenix, Arizona.  Oral presentation.  “Anti-predatory behavior and sexual dimorphism in Anolis lizards”.  In the Symposium “Ecological dimorphisms in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes” (Invited speaker with Bieke Vanhooydonck).

2007 - OCIB Symposium (Plenary lecturer).  Carleton University and the University of Ottawa, Canada.  “Bridging the gap between theory and reality in sexual selection; performance, fitness, and signaling”

2010 – Selected for the EvE Hilgendorf Lecture Series (Plenary lecturer), University of Tuebingen, Germany (funded by the Volkswagon Company).  Oral Presentation.  “The evolution of animal performance: from microevolution to macroevolution”

2012 – World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada. Oral Presentation. “The impact of tail loss on locomotor stability and mechanics.” (Invited speaker with Gary Gillis and Chi-Yun Kuo)

2012 - TEDx speaker, Sorbonne France, The New Age of Enlightnement. “Accidental science and the discovery of GeckskinTM”

2013 – SciTech Café, Amherst, MA. “What lets geckos walk up walls?”.

2013 – Graduate student choice speaker, University of Utah, 2013. “The evolution of innovation: Geckos, shark teeth and all the imperfections of nature”

2013 – Nerdnite Speaker, Northampton, MA. “The Wonders of Geckskin”

2014 – Keynote address, Iowa State University. 2014 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Research Symposium. “The evolution of innovation: Geckos, biomimicry and why life is imperfect”

2014 – Evening lecture, Tulane University. 2014 Joint Chemical Engineering and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Departments. “Of gecko toes and sharks teeth: The evolution of innovation and the imperfection of nature”

Invited seminars at Universities (64 invites total)
Domestic:
Clark University, Massachusetts
Cornell University, New York
Southeastern Louisiana University, Louisiana
University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma. 
University of Kentucky, Kentucky
University of Cincinnati, Ohio
Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
The University of California at Riverside, California
Indiana State University, Indiana
California State Northridge, California
Tulane University, Louisiana (2)
The University of California at Davis, California
The University of California at Berkeley, California
Sonoma State University, California
San Francisco State University, California
Brigham Young University, Utah
Amherst College, Massachusetts
The University of New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana State University, Louisiana
University of Southern Mississippi, Mississippi
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Louisiana (2)
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Ohio University
Harvey Mudd University, California
Brown University, Rhode Island
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts
Colorado State University, Colorado
Florida State University, Florida
Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma
Loyola University, Louisiana
Concord Field Station at Harvard University, Massachusetts
Union College, New York
University of Tours, France
SUNY Stony Brook, New York
Rhode Island College, Rhode Island
Tufts University, Massachusetts
Boston University, Massachusetts
Indiana University, Indiana
University of Connecticut, Connecticut
University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Tennessee (2)
University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Alabama
University of Chicago
Harvard University, Massachusetts
University of Idaho, Idaho
University of Vermont, Vermont
Brandeis University, Massachusetts
University of Utah, Utah
Iowa State University, Iowa
Villanova University, Pennsylvania

Northern Arizona University

Northeastern Ohio Universities College, Ohio

International:
Carelton University, Canada
University of Ottawa, Canada
University of Tuebingen, Germany
The University of Glasgow, UK
The University of Oxford, UK
University of Tours, France
University of Antwerp, Belgium
Kasetsart University, Thailand
University of Sorbonne, Paris, France
Macquarie University, Australia

University Service
Tulane University (2001-2005)
Evolutionary Systematics Search committee
Graduate program review committee

University of Massachusetts at Amherst (2006-Present)
Biology dept. committees
Ecological physiology search committee chair (2007)
Evolutionary developmental biologist search committee (2009)
AQUAD Biology assessment committee (2007)
Interim biology chair search committee (2007)
Hiring priorities Committee (2007-2009)
Space committee (2007-Present)
Biology chair search committee (2008-2009)
Personnel committee (2008-Present)
Sinauer lectureship committee (2007-Present)
Research advisory committee (2009-Present)
Personnel committee chair (2011-Present)
Research advisory chair (2011-present)

Other committees
OEB steering committee (2007-Present)
Darwin Fellow search committee (2007)
Darwin Fellow funding committee (2007-Present)
OEB Graduate review committee (2007 and 2008)
OEB Evolution core course committee (2008-Present)
OEB Graduate organizing committee (2008-Present)
Publications committee, British Ecological Society (2010-present)
OEB grant committee (Chair, Spring 2012)

Graduate student thesis committee member:
Doonata Roome (Member, Tulane University)
Jennifer Coulson (Member, Tulane University)
Michael Guill (Member, Tulane University)
Philip Bergmann (Chair, Tulane University)
Christine Buckley (Chair, Tulane University)
David McMillan (Chair, Tulane University)
Shawn Vincent (Chair, Tulane University)
Simon Lailvaux (Chair, Tulane University)
Sharlene Santana (Member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Joseph Chadwick (Member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Tom Eiting (Member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Nina Veselka (Member, M. S. University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Michael Bartlett (Member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Eliza Nelson (Member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Andrew John Smith (2011, member, OEB guidance committee)
Jose Iriarte-Diaz-Diaz (member, Brown University)
Daniel Moen (Member, State University of New York-Stony Brook, external Committee Member)
Olivier Dangles (2007, HDR defense, external committee member, University of Tours, France)
Katleen Huyghe (2009, Ph.D. defense, external committee member, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Christofer Clemente (2006, Ph.D. defense, external committee member, The University of Western Australia)
Bieke Vanhooydonck (2001, Ph.D. defense, external committee member, University of Antwerp, Belgium)
Stanley Shane (2011, Ph.D.  External committee member, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa)
Daniel King (2012, Ph.D.  External committee member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Yi-Fen Lin (2012, Ph.D. Guidance committee member, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

Service to Profession:
-Division of Vertebrate Morphology (Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology) Nominating committee 2009
-Division of Vertebrate Morphology (Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology) Poster evaluation committee (2 years)
-Division of Vertebrate Morphology (Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology) Best Student talk evaluation committee (2 years)
-NSF Dissertation Improvement Grant Panel member (3 years)
-NSF panel member (2 years)
-Editorial Service (Quarterly Review of Biology, Functional Ecology, Open Conservation Biology Journal, Southeastern Naturalist)
-Reviewer for 64 peer-reviewed journals and organizations
-Publications committee, British Ecological Society (2010-Present)