Andrew P. Allen

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National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis

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Phone:  (805) 892-7405

Fax:      (805) 892-2510

Email:   drewa@nceas.ucsb.edu

  

  

EDUCATION

Ph.D.   August 2003, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Dissertation entitled “The Central Role of Metabolism from Genes to Ecosystems”. Dissertation committee: B. T. Milne (chair), J. H. Brown, A. Wagner, H. Olff.

M.S.    December 1996, Ecology and Environmental Sciences Program, University of Maine, Orono, ME. Thesis entitled “Spatial and Anthropogenic Gradients in the Structure of Avian Assemblages on Lakes”. Thesis committee: R. J. O’Connor (chair), W. H. Glanz, A. S. White.

B.S.     May 1994, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono ME.

  

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Postdoctoral Fellow, Proposal entitled “The Role of Temperature in the Origin and Maintenance of Biodiversity”. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, CA, March 2005 – present.

Postdoctoral Researcher, US NSF grant entitled “Biocomplexity: the Scale of Biodiversity”. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, September 2003 – February 2005.

Graduate Research Assistant, US NSF grant entitled “Self-organization in Semi-arid Landscapes: Tests of Optimality Principles”. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. September 1999 – August 2003.

Graduate Fellow, US NSF Graduate Research Traineeship in Ecological Complexity. Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, September 1998 – August 1999.

Quantitative Ecologist, Western Ecology Division Laboratory, US Environmental Protection Agency, Corvallis, OR, January 1997 – August 1998.

Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, US Environmental Protection Agency grant, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME, September 1994 – December 1996.

Field Ornithologist, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME, Summers 1992 – 1994.

  

  

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barabara, CA, March 2005.

Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe, NM, 2000.

United States US NSF Graduate Traineeship in Ecological Complexity, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 1998, 1999.

Special recognition award for outstanding performance of duties, Western Ecology Division Laboratory, US EPA, Corvallis, OR, 1998.

Mercer Graduate Student Award for Migratory Bird Research, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1995.

  

  

TALKS, POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Invited participant in workshop entitled “Allometry and composition in the ecology of aquatic primary producers” ARC-NZ Research Network for Vegetation Function. To be held 18-21 December, 2007.

Co-organizer of National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) workshop addressing Unifying
Current Theories of Ecology (Santa Barbara) 2007-2009. Organized in collaboration with Jessica Green (UC Merced),
Steve Hubbell (University of Georgia) and Pablo Marquet (Catholic University, Chile).

Setting the Absolute Tempo of Biodiversity Dynamics. Invited talk given at University of California, San Diego, CA, USA. May 2007.

Effects of Individual Energetics and Environmental Stochasticity on Biodiversity. Invited talk given at University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, USA. February 2007.

Effects of Individual Energetics and Environmental Stochasticity on Biodiversity. Invited talk given at University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA. January 2007.

Effects of Individual Energetics and Environmental Stochasticity on Biodiversity. Invited talk given at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. November 2006.

Co-organized workshop entitled “Unifying Current Theories of Ecology”. Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA, October 2006.

Invited participant in 10-year Smithsonian Institution project entitled "Biodiversity Science and Education Initiative". Second Meeting, Brasstown Valley Resort, GA, USA, September 2006.

The role of temperature in the origin and maintenance of biodiversity. Talk given at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN, USA, August 2006.

Linking Biological Currencies from Genomes to Ecosystems through Metabolism. Invited talk given at the University of California, Merced, March 2006.

The Role of Metabolic Processes in Long-term Population Dynamics and Evolution. Invited talk given at a workshop entitled "Ecological Response to Climate Change: scales of change, scales of observation". Helsinki University, Finland. November 2005.

Invited participant in the Smithsonian Institution ten-year Biodiversity Science and Education Initiative (BSEI). First Meeting in Balboa, Panama, October 2005. [Web Link]

Invited participant at a workshop entitled “Ecological Complexity: approaches, challenges and opportunities for integration.” Valparaiso Complex Systems Institute, Santiago, Chile, October 2005.

The central role of metabolism from genomes to ecosystems. Invited talk given at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, February 2005.

Metabolic constraints on ecosystem dynamics. Invited talk given at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES), University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, February 2005.

Metabolic constraints on ecosystem dynamics. Invited talk given at the Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, February 2005.

Linking biological currencies from genes to ecosystems. Invited talk given at the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, December 2004.

The role of temperature in the origin and maintenance of biodiversity. Invited talk given at a workshop entitled “Scaling Biodiversity”, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute and the Center for Theoretical Study, Charles University, Czech Republic, October 2004.

Metabolic constraints on global carbon dynamics. Invited talk given at a Gordon Research Conference entitled “Metabolic Basis of Ecology”, Lewiston, ME, USA, July 2004.

Linking biological currencies from genes to ecosystems. Invited talk given at a workshop on Biocomplexity, sponsored by Fudan University and the Santa Fe Institute, Shanghai, China, May 2004.

The central role of metabolism from individuals to ecosystems. Invited talk given in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, December 2003.

Body size and temperature effects from individuals to ecosystems. Invited talk given at a symposium entitled “Are There General Laws in Ecology?”, sponsored by Groningen University, De Veenhorst , Midlaren, the Netherlands, December 2002.

Invited participant at a workshop entitled “Toward an Ecology Based on First Principles: Body Size, Temperature and Stoichiometry”, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA, September 2002.

Global biodiversity, biochemical kinetics, and the energetic-equivalence rule. Talk given at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, USA, August 2002.

Power laws and zero-sum community dynamics. Poster presentation given at the British Ecological Society Annual Symposium, Birmingham, UK, April 2002.

Invited participant at a workshop entitled “Hierarchies and Scale”, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA, May 2001.

Invited participant at a workshop entitled “Fractals in Biology”, sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM, USA November 2000.

Are cryptogams fluvial landscapes? Poster presentation given at the International Association for Landscape Ecology Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA, 2000.

Lake shore birds as measures of lake quality: opportunities for volunteer monitoring. Invited talk given at a conference entitled “Enhancing the states’ lake management programs”, Cosponsored by the US EPA and Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission in cooperation with the North American Lake Management Society, Chicago, IL, April 1998.

  

  

SELECTED COMMENTARIES ON RESEARCH

Studying evolution beneath the waves. Interview on National Public Radio's Morning Edition, 13 June 2006. [Web Link]

Warmer weather could speed up evolution. Seed Magazine, 8 June 2006. [Web Link]

Taking Evolution's Temperature: Researchers Pinpoint The Energy It Takes To Make A Species. Science Daily, 31 May 2006. [Web Link]

Life on the scales: simple mathematical relationships underpin much of biology and ecology. Science News, 12 February 2005.

Ecology's big, hot idea. PLOS Biology, 14 December 2004.

Metabolic rate may be missing factor that aligns genetic evidence with fossil record. Dallas Morning News, 21 June 2004.

One rate to rule them all. New Scientist, 1 May 2004.

NM scientists unlock some of life’s secrets. Albuquerque Journal, 2 September 2002.

  

  

SERVICES AND OUTREACH

Reviewer for American Naturalist, Biological Conservation, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, Ecology, Ecology Letters, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Molecular Evolution, Oecologia, PLOS Biology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.

Judge, NM High School Science Fair, Albuquerque, NM, 2000.

  

  

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Ecological Society of America

  

  

REFERENCES

Available upon request.


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