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Sarah R. Supp

National Science Foundation
Department of Geography
550 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
tel: (435) 757-2979
email: sarah@weecology.org | twitter: @srsupp
url: sarahsupp.org | Citations: http://tinyurl.com/scholar-srsupp

Professional Appointments

(2014-present) National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Intersections of Biology & Mathematical & Physical Sciences 
Host Institutions: University of Maine and University of Vermont
Visiting Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography
Supporting Scientists: Brian McGill, Nicholas Gotelli, & Jack Williams

(2013 – 2014) Postdoctoral Research Associate
Stony Brook University – Ecology and Evolution Department
Advisor: Catherine H. Graham

Education

(2007 – 2013) Ph.D. in Ecology
Utah State University – Department of Biology & The Ecology Center
Dissertation: Local and regional drivers of biodiversity: From life-history traits to system-level properties
Advisor: S. K. Morgan Ernest

(2007) B.S. Biology, magna cum laude,
minors in Chemistry and Spanish
Valparaiso University – Department of Biology
Advisor: Laurie S. Eberhardt

Research Experience

(2014-present) National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. Dynamic Macroecology: Globally assessing body size diversity response in plant and animal communities. NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship – Intersections of Biology & Mathematical, Physical, & Engineering Sciences: Sarah R. Supp, P.I.

(2013-2014) Postdoctoral Research Associate. Using time-series, ecology, and physiology to predict climate change impacts on hummingbird biodiversity. NASA Biodiversity Grant: Catherine Graham, Scott Goetz, Susan Wethington, and Don Powers, P.I.s

(2007-2013) Graduate Research Assistant. Long-term monitoring and manipulation of a desert
ecosystem. S. K. Morgan Ernest, P.I.

(2010) Graduate Research Assistant. Advancing macroecology using informatics and entropy maximization. Ethan P. White, P.I.

(2009) Graduate Research Assistant. Mammalian community database. Ethan P. White, P.I.

(2007) ASIANetwork Research Fellow. Water quality in east central China and northwest Indiana: issues, perceptions, and approaches for resolution. Jonathan Schoer, P.I.

Publications

  1. Graham, C.H., S.R. Supp, D.R. Powers, P.A. Beck, M.C.W. Lim, A. Shankar, T.A. Cormier, S.J. Goetz and S. Wethington. submitted. Winter conditions influence biological responses of migrating hummingbirds. Ecology
  2. Supp, S. R., D. N. Koons, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. in review. Using life history trade-offs to understand core-transient structuring of a small mammal community. Ecosphere. (PeerJ preprint)
  3. Supp, S. R., F.A. La Sorte, T.A. Cormier, M.C.W. Lim, D.R. Powers, S.M. Wethington, S.J. Goetz, and C.H. Graham. 2015. Citizen-science data provides new insight into annual and seasonal variation in migration patterns. Ecosphere 6: 15
  4. Shaw, A.K., D.E. Stanton, S. R. Supp, A. Budden, S. Eby, P.L. Reynolds, R. Salguero-Gómez, D.R. Scholes, and N.B. Zimmerman. 2015. Ecology postdocs in academia: primary concerns and possible solutions. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 96: 140-152.
  5. Scholes, D.R., D.E. Stanton, and S. R. Supp. 2014. ESA’s Early Career Ecologist Section: Supporting the professional development of early career ecologists in all career trajectories. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 95: 435-438.
  6. Supp, S. R. and S. K. M. Ernest. Species-level and community-level responses to disturbance: a cross-community analysis. Ecology 95: 1717-1723.
  7. White, E. P., E. M. Baldridge, Z. T. Brym, K. J. Locey, D. J. McGlinn, and S. R. Supp. 2013. Nine simple ways to make it easier to (re)use your data. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. 6: 1-10.
  8. Supp, S. R. 2013. Local and regional drivers of biodiversity: from life-history traits to system-level properties. Graduate Dissertation. Utah State University. (Digital Commons)
  9. Supp, S. R., X. Xiao, S. K. M. Ernest, and E. P. White. 2012. An experimental test of the response of macroecological patterns to altered species interactions. Ecology. 93: 2505-2511.
  10. Cobbold, S. M. and S. R. Supp. 2012. Patch shape alters spider community structure: links between microhabitat choice and sensitivity to increased edge habitat. Journal of Insect Conservation. 4: 581-589.
  11. Thibault, K. M., S. R. Supp, M. Giffin, E. P. White and S. K. M. Ernest. 2011. Species composition and abundance of mammalian communities. Ecology. 92: 2316.
  12. Supp, S. R. and E.P. White. 2010. Measures of journal quality should separate reviews from original research. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution. 3: 16-19.
  13. O’Donnell, R. S. R. Supp and S. M. Cobbold. 2010. Hindrance of conservation biology by delays in the submission of manuscripts. Conservation Biology. 24: 615-620.

Manuscripts

  1. Supp, S. R., T. A. Cormier, F. A. La Sorte, G. Bohrer, D. Powers, S. Wethington, S. Goetz, and C H. Graham. In prep. Citizen science and remote sensing data reveal environmental impacts on migration variation across seasons and years
  2. Graham, C.H., B. Weinstein, A. Shankar, M. Lim, and S.R. Supp. in prep. Non-analog communities: taxonomic, trait, and phylogenetic diversity response to climate change.
  3. Isbell, F., sDiv Biodiversity Changes Working Group. in prep. Assessing biodiversity change at local to global scales.

Data and Software Products

  1. MACD: Manipulated Animal Community Database. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.969831
  2. METE: Software for Analyzing Harte et al.’s Maximum Entropy Theory of Ecology. E.P. White, D.J. McGlinn, X. Xiao, S.R. Supp, K.M. Thibault. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.815905
  3. Portal-rodent-dispersal: Accompanies the Supp, Koons, and Ernest project examining individual-level rodent trap data for 10-year time series at the Portal Project. Includes data & code to replicate analyses and figs. S.R. Supp. GitHub https://github.com/weecology/portal-rodent-dispersal/
  4. Experimental-rads: Accompanies the Supp and Ernest project examining change in the rank-abundance distribution (rad), species richness, total abundance, and species composition in a wide variety of manipulated terrestrial animal communities. Includes data and code to replicate analyses and figures. S.R. Supp. GitHub. https://github.com/weecology/experimental-rads/
  5. PortalExperimentalMacroeEco: Accompanies the Supp, Xiao, Ernest, and White publication in Ecology (doi: 10.1890/12-0370.1). Includes data and code to replicate analyses and figures from the paper. S.R. Supp, X. Xiao. https://github.com/sarahsupp/PortalExperimentalMacroeEco/
  6. Experiments and the Rank Abundance Distribution (Slides from 2012 Ecological Society of America Conference). S.R. Supp. Figshare.http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.95835
  7. Experimental evidence suggests that richness and total abundance primarily determine macroecological patterns (slide deck from 2011 Ecological Society of America Conference). S.R. Supp. Figshare.http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.95850
  8. Online Presence for graduate students (presentation from 7 December 2012 Utah State University Ecolunch). S.R. Supp. Prezi. http://prezi.com/yugz4zgdo3qh/onlinepresence/

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught as Instructor
(2015) Software Carpentry Bootcamp (University of Michigan, WISE)
(2014) Software Carpentry Bootcamp (Data Science Center, New York University)
(2013) Software Carpentry Bootcamp (Women in Science & Engineering, MIT)
(2012) Software Carpentry Bootcamp (Washington University at St. Louis)
(2012) Evolutionary Biology (BIOL 5250, Utah State University)

Courses Taught as Teaching Assistant
* indicates Utah State University, Valparaiso University, Utah Dept of Wildlife Resources
(2013) Software Carpentry Programming Bootcamp*
(2012) Software Carpentry Programming Bootcamp*
(2012) Introduction to R*
(2010) Evolutionary Biology* (BIOL 5250)
(2008) Ornithology* (BIOL 5560)
(2007) Human Physiology* (BIOL 2420)
(2007) Field Biology (BIO 350)
(2007) Science of the Indiana Dunes, for non-science majors (NS 102)
(2006) Ecology (BIO 440)

Guest Lectures
(2011) Macroecology, Macroecology and Conservation* (BIOL 4750)
(2011) Evolution, Speciation and Systematics* (BIOL 5250)

Student Mentoring
(2013) Andrea Nieto, Biology Undergraduate, University of Azuay, Ecuador
(2013) Gabriela Samaniego, Biology Undergraduate, University of Azuay, Ecuador
(2013-2014) Marisa Lim, Ecology and Evolution, Ph.D. Student, Stony Brook University
(2013-2014) Anusha Shankar, Ecology and Evolution, Ph.D. Student, Stony Brook University
(2013-2014) Ben Weinstein, Ecology and Evolution, Ph.D. Student, Stony Brook University

Outreach
(2014) Grades 9-12 Discussion. Female Scientists who Code (Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr, PA)
(2011) Grades K-6 Science Lesson. What is a Scientist? (District 33, Hastings, NE)
(2004 – 2007) Earthtones environmental education team (Valparaiso University)

Grants and Awards

(2015) Centennial Mentoring Program, Ecological Society of America, funded $2,000
(2014-2016) sDiv workshop proposal, Quantifying Biodiversity Changes, funded $20,000
(2014-2017) National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Intersections of Biology, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. “Dynamic Macroecology: Globally assessing body size diversity response in plant and animal communities”, funded $207,000
(2013) Graduate Researcher of the Year Nomination, Biology, Utah State University
(2012-2013) School of Graduate Studies Fellowship, Utah State University, $6,000
(2012-2013) Ecology Center Fellowship, Utah State University, $15,000
(2012) Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant, Utah State University, $300
(2012) Center for Women and Gender Travel Grant, Utah State University, $300
(2012) Ecology Center Travel Grant, Utah State University, $600
(2012) Ecology Center Travel Grant, Utah State University, $500
(2010) James A. and Patty MacMahon Scholarship, Utah State University, $500
(2010) Biology Department Travel Grant, Utah State University, $300
(2010) Ecology Center Travel Grant, Utah State University, $1,000
(2009) Ecology Center Travel Grant, Utah State University, $700
(2008) Biology Department Travel Grant, Valparaiso University, $200
(2008) Board of Directors’ Award, Exceptional Student Research, Valparaiso University
(2007) ASIANetwork Research and Travel Grant, $14,000
(2007) Phi Beta Kappa, Valparaiso University
(2003-2007) Presidential Scholarship, Valparaiso University

Selected Presentations

  1. Supp, S.R. 2015, pending. Citizen science and open science: collaborative approaches to evaluate evaluating ecological dynamics in the Anthropocene. Ecological Society of America. Baltimore, MD. Invited Organized Oral Session.
  2. Supp, S.R. 2015, pending. Dynamic macroecology for a changing world. Northern Illinois University, Department of Biological Sciences, DeKalb, IL. Invited seminar.
  3. Supp, S.R. 2014. Species-level and community-level diversity responses to disturbance: a cross-community analysis. Biodiversity Change workshop. s-Div, German Centre for Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, Germany. Invited presentation.
  4. Supp, S. R., A. Cormier, F. A. La Sorte, G. Bohrer, S. Goetz, D. Powers, S. Wethington, M. Lim, and C. H. Graham. 2014. Using citizen-science data to evaluate the drivers of annual and seasonal variation in hummingbird migration. Gordon Research Conference and Seminar, Unifying Ecology Across Scales, Biddeford, ME. Invited poster
  5. Graham, C.G., R. Supp, D. Powers, S. Goetz, and S. Wethington. 2014. NASA Biodiversity and Ecological Forecasting Team Meeting. Silver Springs, MD. Invited presentation, co-presented
  6. Supp, S. R., A. Cormier, F. A. La Sorte, S. Goetz, D. Powers, S. Wethington, M. Lim, and C. H. Graham. 2014. Using citizen-science data to compare interannual variation in hummingbird migration patterns. Animal Movement Symposium. Raleigh, NC. Oral presentation
  7. Supp, S. R., T. A. Cormier, F. A. La Sorte, S. Goetz, M. Lim, D. Powers, S. Wethington, and C. H. Graham. 2014. Describing hummingbird migratory patterns and variation using eBird data. Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ithaca, NY. Invited presentation
  8. Supp, S. R. and S. K. M. Ernest. 2013. Life-history trade-offs among core and transient species regulate local diversity and community structure. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, MN. Oral presentation.
  9. Supp, S. R. 29 March 2013. Moving macroecology forward with novel experimental approaches. Utah State University, Logan, UT. Departmental seminar
  10. Supp, S. R. 8 November 2012. Moving macroecology forward with novel experimental approaches. Washington University at St. Louis. Invited seminar
  11. Supp, S. R., Ernest, S.K.M. 2012. Testing the drivers of the species-abundance distribution: the relative importance of composition and state variables. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Portland, OR. Oral presentation
  12. Supp, S. R., Ernest, S.K.M. 2012. Experimentally testing the drivers of the species-abundance distribution: the relative importance of composition and state variables. Gordon Research Conference, Metabolic Basis of Ecology, Biddeford, ME. Invited poster
  13. Supp, S. R., Ernest, S.K.M. 2012. Experimentally testing the drivers of the rank abundance distribution – sensitivity to anthropogenic change? Gordon Research Seminar, Metabolic Basis of Ecology, Biddeford, ME. Invited presentation
  14. Supp S. R., Xiao, X, Ernest, S.K.M., White, E.P. 2011. Experimentally altering biotic interactions has different effects on static and dynamic macroecological patterns. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Austin, TX. Oral presentation
  15. Supp, S. R., O’Donnell, R. P, Cobbold, S. M. 2010. Hindrance of conservation biology by delays in the submission of manuscripts. Student Conference on Conservation Science. Cambridge, UK. Invited poster
  16. Mohlman, S. R. & Ernest, S. K. M. 2009. Predator influences on prey community structure in a long-term experimental rodent-plant system. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM. Poster
  17. Mohlman, S. R. & Ernest, S. K. M. 2009. Pocket mouse invasion influences desert plant community structure in place of absent Kangaroo rats. American Society of Mammalogist Annual Meeting. Fairbanks, AK. Poster
  18. Mohlman, S. R., O’Donnell, R. P., Cobbold, S. M. 2008. Is the progress of conservation biology hindered by delays in the submission of conservation manuscripts? Faculty and Graduate Student Research Symposium, Utah State University. Logan, UT. Poster
  19. Mohlman, S. R., Field, J., Schoer, J. 2008. Water quality in east central China and northwest Indiana: issues, perceptions, and approaches for resolution: Part II. ASIANetwork Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX. Poster
  20. Eberhardt, L., Mohlman, S. R., Zuercher, R., Lute-Kulaga, M. 2007. Yellow-bellied sapsucker (Sphyrapicus varius) feeding preferences for Carya ovata in relation to species diversity in Northwest Indiana woods. Indiana Dunes Research Forum. Highland, IN. Poster

Media

O’Donnell et al. 2010 highlighted in:

  1. Dolgin, E. 2009. Endangered papers. Nature. 461: 831. doi: 10.1038/nj7265-831c.
  2. Dolgin, E. 2010. Research Remand. The Scientist. http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/27889/title/Research-remand/

Related Professional Experience & Training

(2015) Co-organizer for ESA Special Session, Challenges in professional development for early career ecologists, Baltimore, MD
(2015) Project lead for ESA Centennial Mentoring Program, Baltimore, MD
(2014-present) Co-PI for sDiv working group on Quantifying Biodiversity Change, scaling
(2014-present) Invited participant for working group on Understanding Recent Biodiversity Change, Canadian Institute of Ecology and Evolution, Regina, Saskatchewan
(2014-present) Invited participant for sDiv working group on Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems, sCAFE, Leipzig, Germany
(2014-present) Contributing Member of International Network of Next Generation Ecologists (INNGE), Open Science working group
(2013-present) Vice-Chair of Early Career Ecologist section, Ecological Society of America
(2012-present) Instructor for Software Carpentry Foundation and Mozilla Science Lab
(2014) Biodiversity Change workshop invited participant, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
(2014) NIMBioS Tutorial invited participant, Computing in the Cloud, Knoxville, TN
(2012-2014) Chair of Gordon Research Seminar, Unifying Ecology Across Scales
(2012) Instructor Certification. Teaching Software Carpentry, teaching.software-carpentry.org – a group committed to teaching scientists how to program
(2010-2011) Advanced Programming for Biologists. Utah State University
(2010) Ecology Center Director Student Search Committee. Utah State University.
(2009) Hantavirus Safety Training. Utah State University.
(2009-2010) Ecology Seminar Series Committee Co-Chair. Utah State University.
(2008-2011) Biology Department Student Representative. Utah State University.
(2008-2010) Ecology Seminar Series Committee & Graduate Student Host. Utah State University.
(2008-2010) Biology Graduate Student Association President. Utah State University.
(2008) Introduction to ArcGIS interactive course with ESRI Certification. Utah State University.
(2006) Resource Management, Invasive plant species control. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Student Conservation Association.

Service

Manuscript reviewer for Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Biogeography, Ecology and Evolution, Ecology Letters, Ecological Applications, Ecology
Grant reviewer for Graduate Women in Sciences
Conference organizer for Gordon Research Seminar-Unifying Ecology Across Scales
Founding officer for Ecological Society of America Early Career Ecologist Section

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