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Douglas J. Emlen

Address: Division of Biological Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula Montana, 59812. Ph: (406) 243-2535; Fax: (406) 243-4184; E-mail: doug.emlen@mso.umt.edu 


Education:

Ph.D.  Princeton University, Dept. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, June 1994
B. A. Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences, May, 1989



Professional Positions:

Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, 2008 – present.
Associate Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, 2002 – 2007.
Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, 1996 – 2001.
NSF Environmental Biology Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Zoology, Duke University, July 1994 -July 1996.

Awards/ Honors:


Invited Participant, National Academy of Sciences Kavli Frontiers of Science, German-American Frontiers of Science Conference, Potsdam, Germany, June 2010.

Invited Speaker, P. T. Barnum Lecture, Tufts University, Oct. 2009.

Invited Panelist, Gordon Research Conference: “Genes & Behavior”, Lucca, Barga, Italy, Feb. 2008.

Elected to the Council, Society for the Study of Evolution (2007-2010)

Invited Speaker, National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium: “In the light of evolution: Adaptation and complex design” Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine CA, November 30 – December 2, 2006.

Invited Speaker, Atwood Lecture, University of Toronto. Sept. 2006.

Invited Speaker, George Williams Lecture, Stony Brook University, Sept. 2006. 

Invited Speaker, Gordon Research Conference: “Genes & Behavior”, Irvine CA, Feb. 2006.

Presidential Early Career Award, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C. 2002.

Invited Participant, National Academy of Sciences/Beckman Frontiers of Science Symposium, Irvine, California, November 14-16, 2002

American Naturalists Young Investigator Prize, June 1997


Grant History:


National Science Foundation Program in Organism-Environment Interactions.   “Collaborative Research: Genetic mechanisms of conditional-expression and trait exaggeration in weapons of sexual selection” with Laura Corley- Lavine (Washington State University) and Ian Dworkin (Michigan State University).  OEI-0919781, August 2009 – July 2014. $655,452.

National Science Foundation Program in Integrative Organismal Biology, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology.  “Collaborative Research: Insulin and limb-patterning pathway activities in the horns of beetles: An integrative study of the mechanisms of allometry, dimorphism, branching & curves” with Co-PI Laura Corley (Washington State University). IOS- 0642409, April 2007–March 2009. $265,000.

National Science Foundation CAREER Award ("Development and evolution of exaggerated morphologies in insects: An integrated study of beetles with horns"). IBN-0092873, July 2001–June 2006. $650,000.

National Science Foundation Award Supplement: $62,429 (July 2003-June 2004)

National Science Foundation Program in Integrative Biology, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology (“Does development bias the evolution of beetle horns?”) IBN-9807932, July 1998-June 2001. $250,000.

NSF Program in Integrative Biology, Developmental Mechanisms IBN-0078320 ("Insects as models for integrating development with evolution"), Symposium Grant for the International Congress of Entomology at Iguasu Falls, Brazil, August 2000; $15,700. Co-PI: Jason A. Hodin.

NSF Program in Integrative Biology, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology IBN- 9723637 (“Does development bias the evolution of beetle horns?”), July 1997 - June 1998. $40,000.

NSF-MONTS Program award #291832 (“Does Development bias the evolution of beetle horns?”), July 1997 - June 1998. $23,000.

NSF postdoctoral research fellowship in environmental biology DEB-9403323 (“Developmental basis of male dimorphism in the dung beetle Onthophagus taurus”) July 1994 - June 1996. NSF dissertation improvement grant DEB-924088 (“Evolution of bimodal male horn length variation in the dung beetle Onthophagus acuminatus”), 1993.

Smithsonian Predoctoral Fellowship (July 1992 - January 1993).

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute short-term fellowship (Aug. – December, 1991).

Princeton University graduate fellowship (July 1989 -June 1994).


Invited Seminars:


Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Cornell University, April 2012

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University, April 2012

Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, November 2011

Department of Zoology, Oregon State University, October 2011

School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, September 2011 (Invited by the graduate students)

Department of Biology, University of Virginia, May 2011 (Invited by the graduate students)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of California at Santa Cruz, Feb 2010

Department of Biology, Tufts University, October 2009 (P. T. Barnum lecture, invited by the graduate students)

Department of Biology, Northeastern University, September 2009

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, March 2009.

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program, Michigan State University, Feb. 2009.

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, Sept. 2008 (Festschrift to honor Peter & Rosemary Grant).

Gordon Research Conference, Genes & Behavior, Lucca, Barga, Italy, February 2008 (Discussion Leader)

Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas, Sept. 2007

Department of Entomology, University of Illinois, Sept. 2007

Department of Biology, Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand, June 2007.

National Academy of Sciences Sackler Colloquium: “In the light of evolution: Adaptation and complex design” Beckman Center of the National Academies, Irvine, CA, December 2, 2006.

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto. Sept. 2006 (Atwood Lecture; invited by the graduate students)

Department of Ecology & Evolution, Stony Brook University, Sept. 2006. (George Williams Lecture; invited by the graduate students)

Gordon Research Conference, Genes & Behavior, Irvine CA, February 2006

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, October 2005

Evolution Seminar Series, University of Wisconsin, October 2005

Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, October 2005 (J. T. Emlen Distinguished Lecture Series) ---- Highlighted in The Why? Files (“Bizarre beetle horns” by Paroma Basu, October 2005)

Progress in Evolutionary Ecology Colloquium: A Celebration of the Research of Peter and Rosemary Grant, University of British Columbia, August 2005

Evolution of Sexual Dimorphism Workshop, Universität Zürich and Centro de Stefano Franscini, Switzerland, August 2005

Department of Biology, Florida State University, April 2005; (invited by the graduate students)

Ecology & Evolution Seminar, Florida State University, April 2005

Department of Biology, University of Utah, December 2004

American Society of Naturalists, Vice-Presidential Symposium, Annual meetings of the SSE, ASN and SSB, Ft. Collins, Colorado, June 2004.

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, March 2004

Department of Zoology, University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia, March 2004

Department of Biology, Yale University, New Haven CT, October 2003

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton NJ, October 2003. --- Highlighted in The Princeton Journal of Science and Technology (“Digging for answers” by Wenfei Tong, May 2004).

Department of Entomology, Washington State University, Pullman WA, September 2003.

Department of Biology, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN, September 2003

Behavioral Phenotypes in Context Symposium, Animal Behavior Society Conference, Boisie ID, July 2003

Physiology of Plasticity Symposium, Society of Integrative & Comparative Biology Conference, Toronto, CA, Jan. 2003

Department of Biology, Northern Arizona University, September 2002

Department of Biology, Arizona State University, September 2002

Undergraduate Research Symposium Plenary Lecture, University of Montana, April 2002

Sigma Xi Lecture, University of Montana, March 2002

Department of Biology, University of California at Riverside, Oct.2001

Department of Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, Oct. 2001

Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, August 2001 --Graduate Tutorial Speaker (1 week of lectures, plus dept. seminar)

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Dec. 2000

Section of Evolution and Ecology, University of California at Davis, Nov. 2000

Department of Ecology and Evolution, State University of New York, Stony Brook, Nov. 2000

Department of Biology, Montana State University, Apr. 2000

Frontiers in Animal Behavior Series, University of California at Davis, Apr. 2000

Department of Biology, DePauw University, Greencastle IN, March 2000

Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle WA, Feb. 2000

Annual address to the Coleopterists Society, Entomological Society of America  conference, Atlanta GA, December 1999

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, Columbia MO, Dec. 99

Department of Biology, Indiana University, March 1999

Department of Biology, University of Houston, Jan. 1999

Department of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska, Nov. 1998

Developmental Constraints and Evolution Workshop, University of Kentucky, Lexington KY, September 1998

Hormones and Behavior Symposium, Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Carbondale IL, July 1998

Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, May 1998

Division of Biological Sciences, University of Montana, Feb., 1998

Department of Zoology, Duke University, December 1997

Department of Zoology, Cambridge University, U.K., November 1997

Wellcome Institute (Michael Akam lab) Cambridge University, U.K.,  Nov. 1997

Department of Zoology, University of Maryland, October 1997

Young Investigator Symposium, Joint meetings of the Society for the Study of Evolution and the Society of American Naturalists, Boulder Colorado, June 1997.--- Selected for “News” article, Science, July 11, p. 184

Department of Entomology, North Carolina State University, February 1997

Department of Biology, Wake Forest University, October 1996

Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, October 1996

Department of Biology, University of Montana, March 1996

Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, February 1996

Department of Biology, University of Pennsylvania, January 1996

Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire, April 1995

Department of Zoology, Duke University, January 1995, February 1995