Spencer Christian Schubert
PhD Student, Dominion Scholar
Old Dominion University, Department of Biological Sciences
5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529

Ph.D.               Old Dominion University, Department of Biological Sciences               2015-present
Major: Ecology
Advisor: Dr. Eric L. Walters

B.A.                 St. Olaf College, Department of Biology                                                              2009-2013
Majors: Biology & Spanish
Advisor: Dr. John L. Giannini

Dominion Scholarship – Old Dominion University       stipend & tuition                     2015-2019
Buntrock Scholarship – St. Olaf College                              tuition remission                    2009-2013

Kirk Wetland Research Award                                                  $3,900                                         2018-present
Rufford Foundation 2nd Small Grant Award                      £5,000                                         2017-present
David Lee Conservation Fund (Birds Caribbean)           $1,000                                          2017-present
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research                                       $1,000                                          2017-present
Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund                  $1,000                                          2016-present
Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant       $1,000                                          2016-present
NAOC 2016 Student Travel Grant Award                         $175                                              2016
Rufford Foundation Small Grant Award                             £4,800                                          2016
AOU Student Membership Award                                         membership                              2016

Teaching Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, ODU, Norfolk, VA            2017—present
Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, ODU, Norfolk, VA              2015—2017
Biologist, Southern Sierra Research Station, Parker, AZ                                                      2015
Intern, ITES-UPR, El Verde Field Station, Puerto Rico                                                          2015
Intern, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Hastings Natural History Reservation, CA    2014
Field Assistant, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Dominican Republic                                   2014

Schubert, S. C., M. B. Pesendorfer, and W. D. Koenig. Post-dispersal acorn survival in a heterogeneous landscape: potential consequences for regeneration of California oaks and scatter-hoarder behaviors. In preparation.
Schubert, S. C. Nesting of the Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugeaus) and a record of nestling parasitism by botflies (Philornis sp.). In press, Journal of Caribbean Ornithology.

Schubert, S. C., M. B. Pesendorfer, and W. D. Koenig. 2016. Western Scrub Jay scatter-hoarding and post-dispersal acorn fate: when habitat matters. North American Ornithological Conference VI. Washington D.C.
Schubert, S. and A. Vianey. 2013. Carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes rodent fur: Niche differentiation in remnant and planted prairies. 27th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Poster Session. La Crosse, WI.
Angell, D., A. Vianey, A. Murphy, D. Pirtle, and S. Schubert. 2013 Stable isotope analysis highlights contrasting use of C3 and C4 plants resources by prairie small mammals. 98th ESA Annual Convention. Minneapolis, MN.

Cape Henry Audubon Society Meeting, Oct 2016. Norfolk, VA.
Escuela de Biologia, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Apr 2015. Santo Domingo, DR

Festival de las Aves Endémicas del Caribe: Elementary School Outreach (DR)     May-Jun 2016
Peregrine Fund: Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk Conservation Project             Mar-Apr 2015
Volunteer, Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, Beni, Bolivia                          Aug-Nov 2013
Concordia Language Villages: Spanish Language Counselor                                            Mar-Aug 2013
St. Olaf Spanish Department: Tutor                                                                                                 Jan-May 2013
Cannon River Watershed Partnership: Elementary School Class Talks                     Oct-Dec 2012
St. Olaf Men’s Soccer Reserves Assistant Coach                                                                     Aug-Oct 2012
St. Olaf Natural Lands Elementary School Field Trip Monitor                                         2011-2012

Wilson Ornithological Society                                                                                                            2017-present
The Society for the Study of Evolution                                                                                          2016-present
American Ornithological Society                                                                                                      2016-present
Animal Behavior Society                                                                                                                        2015-present
Birds Caribbean                                                                                                                                           2015-present