Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Michael Chaise Gilbert

Education___________________________________________________________

2017 (Fall)

Ph.D. Student; University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Mentor: Dr. R. Craig Albertson

2014 – 2016

Master of Science, Biology; Western Kentucky University (WKU)

Mentor: Dr. Michael L. Collyer

Co-Chair and Committee Member: Dr. Steve Huskey

Committee Member: Dr. Carl W. Dick

Thesis Title: Impacts of habitat fragmentation on the cranial morphology of a threatened desert fish (Cyprinodon pecosensis)

2011 – 2014

Bachelor of Science, Biology; Murray State University (MSU)

Research Mentor: Dr. Michael Flinn

2009 – 2011

Associate of Science; West Kentucky Community and Technical College

Teaching  Appointments_______________________________________________

2016 – 2017

Adjunct Professor of Biology; Murray State University

Publications__________________________________________________________

(* = undergraduate)

In prep: Gilbert, MC, S Dutton*, ML Collyer. Impacts of habitat fragmentation on the cranial morphology of a threatened desert fish.

Presentations_________________________________________________________

Oral

Gilbert, MC, ML Collyer. 2016. Impacts of habitat fragmentation on the cranial morphology of a threatened desert fish (Cyprinodon pecosensis). WKU Research Symposium: Reach Week. Bowling Green, Kentucky

Flinn, MB, B Richardson, MC Gilbert, B Tumulo, C Soldo. 2014. Hatchery Creek restoration at Wolf Creek dam, Russel County, KY: Constructing the “Field of Dreams”. Kentucky Academy of Science Annual Meeting. Lexington, Kentucky

Poster

Gilbert, MC, ML Collyer. 2016. Impacts of habitat fragmentation on the cranial morphology of a threatened desert fish (Cyprinodon pecosensis). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. New Orleans, Louisiana

Gilbert, MC, H Cetin, MB Flinn. 2013. Remote sensing analysis of seasonal variation of Chlorophyll-a concentration in Kentucky Lake using Landsat images to determine gradients in habitat quality for Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Hypophthalmichthys molitrix. Murray State University Scholar’s Week. Murray, Kentucky

Grants______________________________________________________________

2015     Graduate student research grant, WKU ($1500)

2015     Graduate student travel grant, WKU ($400)

2015     Graduate student travel grant, WKU Biology ($400)

2012     Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Award (Research Grant), MSU ($500)

Awards______________________________________________________________

2016     WKU Research Symposium Session Winner: Best Oral Presentation

2016     WKU Biology Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant

2015     WKU Biology Graduate Teaching Assistantship

2015     American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists Raney Award ($900)

2014     WKU Biology Graduate Teaching Assistantship

Certificates_________________________________________________________

2015 Best Practices in Mentoring and College Teaching (WKU)

Research Experience_______________________________________________

2016     QTAG Research Assistant

Created a digital database for the WKU Ichthyology collection and assisted in developing new catalogs and rehydrating desiccated collections.

2014 – 2016 Collyer Morphometrics Lab (WKU)

Graduate Thesis Research: Impacts of habitat fragmentation on the cranial morphology of a threatened desert fish (Cyprinodon pecosensis)

2012 – 2014 Flinn Aquatic Ecology Lab (MSU)

  1. Assisted in collecting preliminary data for a pre- and post-evaluation of the restoration of Wolf Creek Hatchery
  2. Developed and conducted a study investigating the diet
    selection of invasive Hypophthalmichthys molitrix and the
    interaction with native planktivores, as well as assisted the
    graduate student who inherited the project
  3. Assisted in conducting research on four local gar species found in the region with the goal of determining diagnostic
    characters for quick identification for use by anglers
  4. Assisted with data collection for habitat usage and diet preference of re-introduced Atractosteus spathula (alligator gar) in the Clark’s River, Paducah, KY.

2012 – 2013 Flinn Aquatic Ecology Lab (MSU)

Primary Field Technician for Graduate student collecting dietary and telemetry data corresponding to reintroduced Atractosteus spathula in Clarks River, Kentucky

Teaching Experience__________________________________________________________

2017                    BIO 216 Lecture: Biological Inquiry and Analysis. Murray State University

2016-present  BIO 101 Lecture: Biological Concepts. Murray State University

2015-2016       BIOL 225 Lead Teaching Assistant: Zoology Lab. Western Kentucky University

2014                    BIOL 225 Teaching Assistant: Zoology Lab. Western Kentucky University

2013-2014         BIO 216 Teaching Assistant: Biological Inquiry and Analysis. Murray State University

Mentoring________________________________________________________________

Graduate
2015-2016: Mentored undergraduate students (5) in research pertaining to trophic morphology and database management (e.g., digitizing).
2016: Mentored undergraduate students (2) in statistical analyses related to plant ecology.
Undergraduate
2013-2014: Mentored new undergraduate students (3) in field collection techniques, water quality tests, data collection, and protocol.

Professional Workshops_____________________________________________________________

As a Student

Geometric Morphometric Workshop using geomorph for R, Université du Québec à Montréal (2015)