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C.V. for Jeff Arendt

Personal Information

  • US citizen

Current Address

Department of Biology
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Telephone: (909) 787-4231
FAX: (909) 787-4286
Email: jarendt@citrus.ucr.edu
http://www.biology.ucr.edu/people/postdocs.html

Current Position

  • Research Associate, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside.

Previous Position

  • 1998-2001 Post-doctoral Researcher. Department of Biological Science, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.
  • 1998 Adjunct Lecturer. Department of Biological Science, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY.

Educational History

  • 1997 PhD. Biology, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, USA Dissertation: The Optimistic Growth Strategy: evolution and costs of rapid growth in pumpkinseed sunfish. Major Professor: David Sloan Wilson.
  • 1991 Bsc. Cum Laud. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA Major: Ecology, Ethology and Evolution.

Awards and Grants

  • 2001-2005 NSF IBN-0117536 Project Title: Muscle fiber recruitment in relation to growth and swimming speed in spadefoot toads ($320,022).
  • 1996-1997 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant DEB-9423718. Project Title: Evolution and costs of rapid growth in pumpkinseed sunfish. PI Dr. David S. Wilson, Binghamton University, NY ($5,590).
  • 1993 New York State Museum, Biological Survey Honorarium. Project Title: Effects of interspecific competition on evolution of life history traits. ($1,000).
  • 1997 Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Research. Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, Binghamton University.
  • 1997 Distinguished Dissertation Award. Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Research, Binghamton University.
  • 1992-1997 Binghamton University: Tuition Scholarship

Publications

Arendt, J. D. and Reznick D. N. in review. Evolution of juvenile growth rates in guppies (Poecilia reticulata): predator regime or resource levels. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.

Arendt, J. D. 2003. Reduced swimming speed is a cost of rapid growth in anuran tadpoles; problems of autocorrelation and inferences about growth rates. Functional Ecology, 17:328-334. Download a PDF copy

Arendt, J. D., D. S. 2001 Wilson, E. Stark. Scale strength as a cost of rapid growth in pumpkinseed sunfish. Oikos. 93:95-100. Download a PDF copy

Swenson, W., J. D. Arendt, and D. S. Wilson. 2000. Artificial selection of microbial ecosystems for 3-chloroaniline biodegradation. Envtl. Microbiol. 2:564-571

Arendt, J. D. 2000. Allocation of cells to proliferation vs. differentiation and its consequences for growth and development. J. Exp. Zool. (Mol. Dev. Evol.) 288:219-234. Download a PDF copy

Arendt, J. D. and D. S. Wilson. 2000. Population differences in the onset of cranial ossification in pumpkinseed (Lepomis gibbosus), a potential cost of rapid growth. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 57:371-376. Download a PDF copy

Arendt, J. D. and D. S. Wilson. 1999. Countergradient selection for rapid growth in pumpkinseed sunfish: disentangling the ecological and evolutionary factors. Ecology 80:2793-2798. Download a PDF copy

Arendt, J. D. 1997. Adaptive intrinsic growth rates: an integration across taxa. The Quarterly Review of Biology 72:149-177. Download a PDF copy

Arendt, J. D. and D. S. Wilson. 1997. Optimistic growth: competition and an ontogenetic niche-shift select for rapid growth in pumpkinseed sunfish (Lepomis gibbosus). Evolution 51:1946-1954. Download a PDF copy

Conference Presentations

  • 2004 The Proximate Determinates of Body Size in Spadefoot Tadpoles: cell size, cell number and functional consequences. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. New Orleans.
  • 2003 Skeletal Development as a Cost of Rapid Growth in Pumpkinseed Sunfish. invited talk for 27th Annual Larval Fish Conference, Santa Cruz, CA.
  • 2003 Multiple developmental mechanisms determine body size in spadefoot toad tadpoles. Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE), Cal. State University, Chico.
  • 2002 Build 'em big or build 'em slow. (SSE), Univ. of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
  • 2002 A preliminary model for integrating evolutionary ecology and development. IGERT Mini-symposium on Microevolution and Development (poster).
  • 2001 Swimming speed as a cost of rapid growth in tadpoles. Ecological Society of America (ESA), Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • 2000 Using development to explain an ecological trade-off between swimming speed and growth rate in larval toads. (SSE), Univ. of Indiana, Bloomington.
  • 1999 Population differences in morphology: a potential cost of rapid growth. (SSE), Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • 1998 Population variation in the onset of ossification of pumpkinseed sunfish: a potential cost of rapid growth. (SSE), Univ. of B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
  • 1996 Bullies and Wimps: interspecific competition alters intraspecific social behavior in pumpkinseed sunfish. Ecology and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes (EEEF), Univ. of N.M., Albuquerque.
  • 1996 Selection for rapid growth compromises scale strength in pumpkinseed sunfish. (SSE), Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO.
  • 1995 Costs of rapid growth: scale strength in pumpkinseed sunfish. (SSE), McGill Univ., Montreal, Quebec.
  • 1994 Optimistic growth rates in pumpkinseed sunfish. (EEEF), Univ. of Victoria, B.C..
  • 1993 The effect of interspecific competition for life-history traits in sunfish. New York Natural History Conference III, Albany, NY.

Teaching Experience

  • 1998 -Adjunct lecturer, Binghamton University, Introductory Ecology (360), Lecture with Laboratory
  • 1998 -Development and Evolution, Graduate Seminar co-taught with Dr. William Stein, Jr.

Related Academic Activities

  • 1993-94 President for Biology Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University.
  • 1993 Co-coordinator of 18th Annual Biological Sciences Research Symposium, Binghamton University.
  • 1992-93 Secretary for Biology Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University.
  • 1991-92 Biology Department representative for Graduate Student Organization, Binghamton University.

References

1) Dr. David Reznick, Department of Biology, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.

2) Dr. David S. Wilson, Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA. Phone #: (607) 777-4393, FAX #: (607) 777-6521, Email: dwilson@binghamton.edu

3) Dr. William Stein, Jr., Department of Biological Sciences, Binghamton University. Binghamton, NY 13902-6000 USA. Phone #: (607) 777-4391, FAX #: (607) 777-6521, Email: wstein@binghamton.edu

 

Updated 28 April 2004