Aquatic biology, ecology, biostatistics,
R, astronomy, and optical physics

aquatic biology, ecology, statistics,


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I am always looking for enthusiastic undergraduates to join my research lab! Currently, I do not have any graduate level positions available. If you are interested in conducting aquatic research, please send me an email with your resume or curriculum vitae.

I completed my bachelor's degree at Ball State University in 2009 where I worked under Dr. Melody Bernot and Dr. Mark Pyron I completed my PhD at Kansas State University in 2014, under the advisement of Dr. Keith Gido. I am currently enrolled in the graduate school at Emporia State University, where I am pursuing my passion for physics under the advisement of Dr. Jorge Ballester.

I conduct research on stream fishes on Konza Prairie, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and throughout the Midwest and Great Plains. I teach a variety of courses at the university level; introductory and upper level biology, ecology, statistics for program R, science in popular culture, and courses on recognizing pseudoscience and bad science. For a list of my courses, please visit my Curriculum Vitae page.

I am currently a member of the Biology faculty at Emporia State University.  I am also the expert science correspondent for the Fish Nerds. I volunteer teach science at the Wonder Workshop Children's Museum where I provide information on local fishes and give hands-on activities about all the wonders of science to kids ages 6-12. I also volunteer teach Emporia Middle School students about numerous scientific topics as part of the Beta Beta Beta Honors Biology program. 

For more information on the work I'm doing, classes I teach, and all the nerdy hobbies I have, check out the links up top or keep scrolling down!

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Languages - English och Svenska

Hallå. Välkomna att min lab. Jag studerar åarna och fysik. Min svenska är bara medelmåttig och inte för professional samtalar. Jag tittar för högskola studenter att arbeta i min lab, om du är intressan. Min famijl kom från sverige till amerika när min mormor var yng.


Dr. Martin with Dr. Paul Ehrlich. 2012.
Dr, Martin with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, 2017.