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

aquatic biology, ecology, statistics,

Subtitle

EDUCATION

Emporia State University          Physics                                             MS, 2016-present

Kansas State University             Biology                                             PhD, 2014
Ball State University                   Aquatic Biology & Fisheries        BS, 2009 cum laude
  

LANGUAGES

English

Swedish


APPOINTMENTS 

2017-present Contracted Author for American Printing House for the Blind

2015-present Biology Faculty, Emporia State University

2013-present Chief Science Correspondent, Fish Nerds podcast

2012-2013 Fellow, Kansas State University and National Science Foundation STEM Education Program Grant

2008-2009 Fellow, Ball State University Honors

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

North American Native Fishes Association, since 2018

The Skeptics Society, since 2017

Emporia Amateur Radio Society, since 2016

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, since 2016

Society for Freshwater Science, since 2007

 

GRANTS

2018, High Impact Learning Grant

2018, VWR Charitable Foundation Founder's Grant

2018, Kathrine K. White Faculty Incentive Grant

2017, fall Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant

2017, High Impact Learning Grant

2017, spring Faculty Research and Creative Activities Grant

2011, spring Kansas State University Travel Grant
2010, Kansas Academy of Science Grant
2008-2009, Ball State University Honors Fellow/ Student Research Grant

 
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Large-scale fish and habitat sampling and surveys; large and small scale experimental manipulation in controlled units and in situ;  collaboration with a network of scientists (long-term ecological research stations, LTER); boat electrofishing on large rivers; backpack electrofishing small streams;  aquatic macroinvertebrate sampling; identification and analysis; stream metabolism; univariate and multivariate statistical analyses;  water chemistry; fish diet analysis; stable isotope analysis; stream organic matter processing; algal biomass analysis (fluorometry); clear and stain technique for vertebrates; spectroscopy; emission spectra; managing graduate student teachers; organization of laboratory equipment; ordering laboratory supplies; hazardous waste management; interdisciplinary collaboration; communication; podcasting; outreach; and public relations.

 

PEER REVIEWER

Aquatic Sciences

Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (2015-present)

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Science on the Silver Screen (GB459/PS500); Instructor of Record

-         Students watch films or television series episodes from popular culture with professionals in a variety of scientific disciplines, the professor pauses the film to discuss a brief background of the science used in particular scenes and whether what the film portrays is realistic or not.

-          Students keep a notebook of each film to record questions and comments.

 

Tropical Field Ecology, San Salvador, Bahamas (GB459); Guest Instructor

-         Students will be able to identify common terrestrial plants, and aquatic invertebrates and vertebrates

-          Students will snorkel at bays, reefs, caves, and mangroves around the island

-          Learn about the culture of the island

 

Alternative Facts: understanding bias, common statistics, and source credibility (GB459/859); Instructor of Record

-          Students will gain an understanding of the basics of statistics by learning how to

-          Evaluate data with the aspects of both precision and accuracy

-          Critically read scientific news and reports and examine the content with dialectical  thinking

-          Analyze the key elements in a study or a report, including weight of evidence, potential bias, and source credibility

-          Identify unstated assumptions

-          Examine appropriate citations and distinguish between fact and opinion, and

-          Analyze the principles and/or logic in text

 

Guest speakers:

-     Head of Watch Operations for the Protective Intelligence Branch of the Department of Defense examining the accuracy of online intelligence content from around the world that could threaten national security, primarily focuses on social media content.

-     Professor and researcher in psychology that studies prejudice and stereotyping; belief in pure evil and pure good; prosociality and altruism; political psychology and political orientation; magical thinking, fantasy, and superstition.

-     Engineer from Kennedy Space Center working on technology for NASA Space Launch System.

-     Freelance investigative science journalist who covers fisheries at the intersection of science and sustainability and has been featured in publications like Discover Magazine and National Geographic.

-     Science outreach (K-12 and university) and podcast expert exploring the importance of conservation, native organisms, and interacting with the public.


Teaching Physical Sciences in Middle / High Schools (PS516/GB584); Instructor of Record

-     Help pre-service teachers acquire the ability to create learning environments that encourage and enable all children to learn science. To achieve this goal, the course assignments, readings, discussions, and activities help pre-service secondary teachers appreciate the importance of science in society, understand the nature of science and science education, know current techniques and trends in science education, locate and evaluate resources for science education, understand the K-7-12 science standards, and design effective educational science experiences to help students construct understanding of key concepts

 

Introduction to program R (GB459/859); Instructor of Record

-          teach the basics of program R to undergraduate and graduate students

-          cover topics like; how to install R, using RStudio, introducing code writing, basic math, creating/importing/manipulating dataframes and matrices, basic graphing and statistical analyses

 

Masters Project (GB 809 and 859); Instructor of Record

-           supervise graduate students' projects, aid with materials, methods and results

 

Field and Lab (GB 303); Instructor of Record

-           focus on basic understanding of science and taxonomy for K-12 education majors

-          discuss equipment costs, experience age-appropriate hands-on classroom activities, and give presentations to elementary age students

 

General Biology (GB 101); Instructor of Record

-           created and set up labs, field work experience and syllabi

-           focus on understanding, using and appreciation of science concepts in main fields of biology

 

Principles of Biology (GB 141); Instructor of Record

-           created and set up labs, field work experience and syllabi

-           focus on understanding and using science concepts, understanding of basic statistical analyses, graphical interpretation, and gaining expertise in written and oral scientific communication

 

K-12 (2013-2016)
Science teacher for elementary after school program at the Children's Museum Wonder Workshop, Manhattan, KS.

-           create science-based activities and lesson plans

-           focus on explaining scientific phenomena and understanding science

 

Resident scientist for advanced physics, general chemistry and meteorology class at Junction City High School, Junction City, KS.

-          created classroom labs, field trips, coursework and modules

-          focus on application of science

 

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (2009-2014)
Fish Ecology (BIOL 682); Graduate Teaching Assistant

-          created labs and field trips

-          focus on data collection, manipulation and interpretation

 

Organismic Biology (BIOL 201); Graduate Teaching Assistant

-          generated lab presentations, set up lab equipment and samples

-          focus on understanding and identifying organisms and taxonomic relationships

 

Fisheries Management and Techniques (BIOL 696); Guest lecturer

-          on 'Fish condition, application and indices.' September 13, 2010, Kansas State University

 

Principles of Biology (BIOL 198); Graduate Teaching Assistant

-          generated lab presentations

-          focus on general understanding of basic scientific principles

 

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (2008-2009)

Advanced SCUBA Diver (PEP 221); Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

-          group leader

-          focus on correct use of equipment and basic SCUBA skills

 

ADVISING

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY (2015-present)

2018-present D. Kennedy, MS Biology

2017-present S. Schneider, MS Biology

2017-present G. Wang, MS Biology

2016-2018 A. Alamri, MA Biology

2016-2018 S. Alqahtani, MA Biology

2016-2017 A. Buchanan, MA Biology

2016-2017 N. Alamer, MA Biology

2016-2017 N. Alqarni, MA Biology

2016-2017 M. Portofee, MS Biology

2015-2018 W.K. Blair, MS Biology

 

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (2010-2013)

2012 Mentor in the Independent Study in Biology program at Kansas State University

2010 Mentor in the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Kansas State University

     - provide research experiences and professional development for talented undergraduate students in the biological sciences

 

HONORS and AWARDS

2013 Session leader in Science, Engineering, Agriculture group for Spring 2013 GTA Orientation: being an effective teacher. Kansas State University, Hale Library. January 16.

2012-2013 Kansas State University National Science Foundation fellow; Graduate STEM Fellows in K-12 Education program (DGE-0841414).

2008-2009 Ball State University Honors Fellow

2002 World Champion for Destination Imagination in creative problem solving and improvisation, 6th place

2002 and 2004 State Champions for Destination Imagination in creative problem solving and improvisation

 

SERVICE

2018-present Faculty Advisor for Emporia State University’s Amateur Radio Club

2017-present Emporia State University's Ecology & Biodiversity Committee

2017-present Emporia State University's Secondary Education Committee

2016-present Emporia State University's Natural Areas Advisory Committee

2016-present Volunteer for beta beta beta biology honors club teaching middle school science

2015-present Faculty advisor for Emporia State University’s Marine Biology Club
2014-2017 Volunteer science teacher and booster at the Children's Museum WonderWorkshop, Manhattan, KS

 

CERTIFICATIONS
Silver Advanced SCUBA diver

SLAM SCUBA diver

Amateur radio technician KEØGXW

HAZWOPER

 

POST-GRADUATION EDUCATION COURSES (because learning is fun!)

2018                 Emporia State University                        Accessibility: Learning and Information Technology

2018                 Emporia State University                        JumpStart: making quality online courses

2016                 Cornell & University of Queensland    Sharks! Biodiversity,biology & conservation

2016                 Udemy                                                         My Favorite Universe

2016                 Australian National University               ASTRO4 Cosmology

2016                 Harvard                                                       PH525 Data Analysis - Life Sciences    

2015                 Harvard                                                       SPU30 Super-Earths and Life

2015                 Udemy                                                         The Inexplicable Universe

 

PRESENTATIONS
*indicates students

 

Martin. E.C. 2018. Fishing for Life. Oral presentation for Enhancing Your Future, Emporia, KS. March 3.

 

Alamri, A.*, S. Alqahtani,* and E.C. Martin. 2018. Pilot Study: building a non-recirculating microcosm system and testing how temperature influences growth of Southern Redbelly Dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster). Poster presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Manhattan, KS. February 8-9.

 

Martin, E.C. 2017. Doctor of Ecology or: How I learned to think and love science. Oral presentation and workshop for Enhancing Your Future, Emporia, KS. March 4.

 

Martin, E.C. 2016. Native Kansas Fishes. Oral Presentation at Emporia Middle School. Emporia, KS. October 25 and November 10. (Invited presentation)

 

Martin, E.C. 2016. Who are scientists, what is science, and a brief overview of local fishes. Oral Presentation at Joliet Public School District 86, Joliet, IL. May 27. (invited presentation)

 

Martin, E.C. 2016. Life underwater: Exploring extreme adaptations of fishes locally and globally. Oral Presentation for Science After Seven at Radius Brewery, Emporia, KS. April 21. (invited presentation)

 

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2013. Macroconsumer ontogenetic shifts affect stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Society for Freshwater Science, Jacksonville, FL, May.

Martin, E.C. 2012. Getting into a research program - for undergraduates. Plymouth High School, Plymouth, IN, December 20. (invited presentation)

 

Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Poster Presentation at LTER ASM, Estes Park, CO, September.

Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Konza Prairie workshop, Manhattan, KS, June.

Martin, E.C., A.M. Veach, K.B. Gido and W.K. Dodds. 2012. Consumer distribution and diversity affect prairie stream ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Society for Freshwater Science, Louisville, KY, May.

Martin, E.C., J.E. Whitney, and K.B. Gido. 2012. Habitat Associations of Prairie Stream Fishes Across a Stream Size Gradient. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, January.

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Poster Presentation at North American Benthological Society, Providence, RI, May.

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Kansas Academy of Science, Baldwin City, KS, April.

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2011. Effects of prairie stream fish assemblage structure on ecosystem properties. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, January.

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2010.  Dynamics of fish communities and environmental variables in Kings Creek. Poster Presentation at North American Benthological Society / American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Conference, Santa Fe, NM, June.

Martin, E.C. and K.B. Gido. 2010. Factors influencing recruitment in two prairie stream fish, P. erythrogaster and C. anomalum. Oral Presentation at Southwestern Association of Naturalists Conference, Junction City, TX, April.

Martin, E.C., and K.B. Gido. 2010. The long and short of it: density-dependent growth in juvenile stonerollers (Campostoma anomalum) within and among cohorts. Oral Presentation at Kansas Natural Resources Conference, Wichita, KS, February.

Martin, E.C., M.J. Bernot and R.J. Bernot. 2009. Preferential uptake of nitrogen across multiple trophic levels. Oral Presentation at North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI, May.

 

Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2008. Fish Assemblages: The Influence of Habitat and Hydrology. Oral presentation at Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife, Columbus, OH, December.

 

Martin, E. Bernot, M.J., Calkins, M., and M. Hunt. 2008. Algal colonization of urban pavements in freshwater ecosystems. Poster presentation at Indiana Academy of Science, Evansville, IN, October.

 

Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2008. Fish Assemblages: The Influence of Habitat and Hydrology. Oral presentation at Indiana Academy of Science, Evansville, IN, October.

Pyron, M., J.S. Beugly, E. Martin. 2008.  Fish assemblages of shallow inner bend habitats of the Wabash River during 30 years of human impact.  Oral Presentation at Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Clifty Creek State Park, IN, February. 

 

Martin, E., and M. Pyron.  2007.  The aquatic snails of Indiana. Poster presentation at Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Pokagon State Park, IN.

 

Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2007.  Fish assemblages of agricultural headwater streams in east-central Indiana.  Oral Presentation at Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Madison, WI.

 

Martin, E., M. Pyron, and J.S. Beugly. 2007. Historic and current distributions of aquatic gastropods in Indiana. Poster presentation at Midwest Fisheries and Wildlife Conference, Madison, WI, December.

Pyron, M. and E. Martin. 2006. Aquatic snails of Indiana. Indiana Academy of Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, November.