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
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
VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENTS, EDUCATION, & OUTREACH
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