Curriculum Vitae

 

Jonathan A. Rader

 

      UNC Department of Biology

      Coker Hall, 120 South Rd.

      Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 

Education 

M. Sc. 2014.  Zoology and Physiology.  University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

B. Sc. 2009.  Natural Science and Mathematics, Geology Minor.  University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

A.Sc. Geology.  2006.  Casper College, Casper, Wyoming. 2006. 

 

Publications

Rader, J. A., P. Sabat, R.T. Chesser, S. D. Newsome and C. Martínez del Rio. Isotopic niches are not conservative. Evolutionary Ecology Research.  In prep.

Rader, J. A., S. D. Newsome, P. Sabat, R.T. Chesser, M.E. Dillon and C. Martínez del Rio.  Isotopic niches support Brown’s resource breadth hypothesis. Journal of Animal Ecology.  2016.

Newsome, S. D., P. Sabat, N. Wolf, J. A. Rader, and C. Martínez del Rio. Multi-tissue d2H analysis reveals altitudinal migration and tissue-specific discrimination patterns in Cinclodes. Ecosphere.  2015.

Rader, J. A., M. E. Dillon, R. T. Chesser, P. Sabat, and C. Martínez del Rio.  Body size evolution in a continental adaptive radiation: South American ovenbirds of the genus Cinclodes. The Auk.  2015.

 

Presentations and Published Abstracts

Rader, J. A. and T. L. Hedrick. 2016. Behavioral compensation for decreased air density in turkey vultures. SICB Annual Meeting 2016: Portland, OR.

Rader, J. A., M.E. Dillon and C. Martínez del Rio. 2015. Isotopic niches are not conservative and confirm Brown's resource breadth hypothesis.  SICB Annual Meeting 2015: Palm Beach, FL.

Rader, J. A., M. E. Dillon and C. Martínez del Rio.  2014.  Delineating ecological niches and their evolution from stable isotopes and museum specimens.  SICB Annual Meeting 2014: Austin, TX.

Rader, J. A., S. D. Newsome and C. Martínez del Rio.  2013.  Phenotype-environment correlations in Cinclodes ovenbirds: Linking morphology to isotopic niche. SICB Annual Meeting 2013: San Francisco, CA.

Rader, J. A., S. D. Newsome and C. Martínez del Rio.  2012.  Exploring phenotype-environment correlations in South American Cinclodes ovenbirds Part 1: Characterizing the isotopic niche.  NAOC-V 2012: Vancouver, B.C.

Rader, J. A., S. D. Newsome and C. Martínez del Rio.  2012.  Of Isotopes and Ovenbirds: Seeking phenotype-environment correlations in South American Cinclodes ovenbirds.  SICB Annual Meeting 2012: Charleston, SC.

Rader, J. A. and B. Breithaupt.  2009.  An evaluation of methods for estimating the body mass of large animals with reference to Apatosaurus excelsus.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology:  Vol. 29, No. 3 suppl.

Rader, J. A. and B. Breithaupt.  2008.  Mass Estimates for Apatosaurus excelsus: A comparison of modeling methods.  Undergraduate Research Day 2008, University of Wyoming: Laramie, WY.

 

Grants and Awards

2011 U.W. Zoology and Physiology L. Floyd Clark Scholarship.  $1500.00

2010 U.W. Zoology and Physiology L. Floyd Clark Scholarship.  $1500.00

Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Fellowship, Summer, 2008

Wyoming NSF EPSCoR Undergraduate Fellowship, Spring Semester, 2008

Eagle Scout, 1999. 

 

Invited Presentations

Guest Lecturer.  Oct. 2012.  University of Wyoming Mammalogy (Zoo 4370).   Mammalian Locomotion.

Guest Lecturer.  Sep. 2011.  University of Wyoming Vertebrate Anatomy, Embryology and Histology (Zoo 3010).  Evolution of the Tetrapod Appendicular Skeleton.

Guest Lecturer.  Nov. 2011.  University of Wyoming Vertebrate Anatomy, Embryology and Histology (Zoo 3010).  Comparison of Vertebrate Respiratory Systems.

Guest Lecturer.  Nov. 2010.  University of Wyoming Mammalogy (Zoo 4370).   Mammalian Locomotion.

University of Wyoming Brown Bag Series. Sep. 2011.  Of Isotopes and Ovenbirds: Ecomorphology of South American Cinclodes Ovenbirds.

 

Employment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015 to Present: Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Wyoming, 2010 to 2014: Graduate Teaching Assistant

RaderStudios, 2002 to Present: Freelance Scientific Illustrator, Portfolio available at www.raderstudios.com

Wyoming State Geological Survey, 2008 to 2010: Manager of the Wyoming State Fossil Collection

Upward Bound Program at the University of Wyoming, 2009 to 2010: Biology Instructor

Wyoming State Geological Survey, 2008: Paleontology Internship

 

Teaching Experience

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2015 to Present: Comparative Physiology

University of Wyoming, 2010 to 2014: Comparative and Environmental Physiology; Vertebrate Anatomy, Embryology and Histology; Mammalogy

 

Other Skills 

Paleontology

      Fossil collection, preparation, inventory and curation.

Computer Skills

      Statistical Analysis Software: R, SPSS, JMP, SigmaPlot

      Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Access, Publisher, Powerpoint

      Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, Pagemaker

      Basic Web Development

Scientific Illustration

      Three-Dimensional Reconstructions of Extinct and Extant Animals

      Three– Dimensional Anatomical Models

      Museum Display Design, Samples available upon request

Fine Art

      Sculpture, Photography and Two-Dimensional Media.    

 

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