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CURRICULUM VITAE

Spencer Christian Schubert
sschu001@odu.edu
PhD Student, Dominion Scholar
Old Dominion University, Department of Biological Sciences
5115 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23529

EDUCATION
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

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

AWARDS
Rufford Foundation Booster Grant Award                        £10,000                                         2018–present
Kirk Wetland Research Award                                                  $3,900                                            2018-present
Rufford Foundation 2nd Small Grant Award                      £5,000                                            2017
David Lee Conservation Fund (Birds Caribbean)           $1,000                                            2017
Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research                                       $1,000                                             2017
Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund                  $1,000                                             2016
Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant       $1,000                                             2016
NAOC 2016 Student Travel Grant Award                         $175                                                 2016
Rufford Foundation Small Grant Award                             £4,800                                             2016
AOU Student Membership Award                                         membership                                 2016

POSITIONS
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

PUBLICATIONS
Schubert, S. C., M. B. Pesendorfer, and W. D. Koenig. 2018. Context-dependent post-dispersal acorn predation in a California oak community. Acta Oecologia. 92:52–58.
Schubert, S. C. 2017. Nesting of the Puerto Rican Emerald (Chlorostilbon maugeaus) and a record of nestling parasitism by botflies (Philornis sp.). Journal of Caribbean Ornithology 30(2):**–**.

PRESENTATIONS
Schubert S. C. “Avian seed dispersal networks and forest community assembly in tropical farmland
landscapes of the Dominican Republic.” East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina (September 10, 2018).
Schubert, S. C. 2018. Effects of individual and neighborhood fruit availability on avian frugivore response to multiple annual fruit production of a tropical tree (Guarea guidonia, Meliaceae). 103rd ESA Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA.
Schubert S. C. “Contemporary studies of mutualism.” Guest Lecturer, Community Ecology Course, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA (October 25, 2017).
Schubert, S. C. 2017. Avian seed dispersal in pasture landscapes in the Dominican Republic: the role of perches as epicenters of natural forest regeneration. Birds Caribbean International Meeting XXI. Topes de Collantes, Cuba.
Schubert S. C. “El rol de las aves en la restauración natural de los ecosistemas forestales de la cuenca alta del Río Yaque del Norte.” Plan Yaque Inc., Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic. (February 10, 2017).
Garrod, H. M., S. C. Schubert, and R. L. Curry. 2017. Seasonal movements of Broad-billed and Narrow-billed Todies in the Dominican Republic. Wilson Ornithological Society Annual Meeting. Fort Meyers, FL.
Schubert S. C. “Avian seed dispersal in the Dominican Republic.” Cape Henry Audubon Society, Norfolk, VA (October 19, 2016).
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 DC.
Schubert, S. C. “Fenología reproductiva de árboles: perspectivas evolutivas de la zoochoria.” Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. (April 7, 2015).
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 Meeting. Minneapolis, MN.
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.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Ecological Society of America                                                                                                                 2018-present
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

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES
Research Associate, Fundación Verde Soy, Jarabacoa, DR                                                   2018–present
Birds Caribbean Meeting XXII (Guadeloupe) Planning Committee                                 2018–present
Field Ornithology Workshop (co-instructor), Universidad ISA, Santiago, DR           2018

REFEREE ACTIVITY
Plos ONE (1)                                                                                                                                                      2018

VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENTS, EDUCATION, & OUTREACH
Birding Club. Baiguate Summer Camp. Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic                     2018
Birding Tourism and Identification Workshops. Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic  2017
Festival de las Aves Endémicas del Caribe. Jarabacoa, Dominican Republic             2016
Peregrine Fund: Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk Conservation Project               2015
Volunteer, Blue-throated Macaw Conservation Center, Beni, Bolivia                            2013
Concordia Language Villages: Spanish Language Counselor                                              2013