Blake Mathys, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae

Teaching Portfolio

BlakeMathys@hotmail.com


Education

Ph.D. Ecology and EvolutionRutgers UniversityJanuary 2010
B.S. Biology; Minor: Field BiologyOhio Northern University May 2002

Ph.D. Dissertation: Morphological evolution of birds recently introduced to islands: patterns of diversification
Advisor: Dr. Julie L. Lockwood


Employment

7/2012 to presentAssistant Professor of Environmental Science (see teaching portfolio for classes taught)Ohio Dominican University
2012Adjunct Professor: Ecology (spring)Ohio Dominican University
2011-2012Adjunct Professor: Biological Sciences II (fall, spring, summer) and Introductory Biology (winter)Columbus State Community College
2011-2012Adjunct Professor: Science & Society (6 sections)Franklin University
2011Co-Instructor: Animal Behavior & Conservation; Field course at La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa RicaHunter College
2009-2011Visiting Assistant Professor: Cells & Molecules and Biodiversity & Evolution lecture and laboratoryStockton University
2010-2011Part-time Lecturer: Ornithology (summer and spring), Wildlife Ecology & Conservation (fall)Rutgers University
2010 Adjunct Professor: Introduction to Natural Resources (fall) Rowan University
2008 Co-instructor: The Ecology of the Jersey Shore; Byrne First-Year Seminar Rutgers University
2004-2009 Teaching Assistant: Vertebrate Zoology laboratory (4 semesters); Ichthyology laboratory (1 semester); Invertebrate Zoology laboratory (1 semester); General Biology laboratory (3 semesters) Rutgers University
2004 Intern: Northern Elephant Seal monitoring, Southeast Farallon Island, CA Point Blue (formerly PRBO)
2003, 2004 Field Technician: Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Fire Study, FL University of California, Santa Cruz
2003 Hawk Counter: Chelan Ridge Raptor Migration Project, WA HawkWatch International
2002 Teaching Assistant: General Biology laboratory Missouri State University
2001 Intern: Fish sampling Ohio EPA, Division of Surface Water


Peer-reviewed Publications

2017

Mathys, D.A., Mathys, B.A., Mollenkopf, D., Daniels, J. & Wittum, T.E. Enterobacteriaceae harboring AmpC (blaCMY) and ESBL (blaCTX-M) in migratory and non-migratory wild songbird populations on Ohio dairies.
Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases. doi:10.1089/vbz.2016.2038
2017

Urig, H., Nolting, J., Mathys, D., Mathys, B.A. & Bowman, A. Influenza A virus surveillance in under-represented avian species, Ohio, 2015. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. doi:10.7589/2016-05-106
2016

Le Gros, A., Clergeau, P., Zuccon, D., Cornette, R., Mathys, B.A. & Samadi, S. Invasion history and demographic processes associated with rapid morphological changes in the Red-whiskered bulbul established on tropical islands. Molecular Ecology. 25(21):5359-5376. doi:10.1111/mec.13853
2011

Mathys, B.A. & Lockwood, J.L. Contemporary morphological diversification of passerine birds introduced to the Hawaiian archipelago. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 278(1716):2392-2400.
2011

Mathys, B.A. First record of Aplomado Falcon (Falco femoralis) for the West Indies. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 123(1):179-180.
2009 Mathys, B.A. & Lockwood, J.L. Rapid evolution of great kiskadees on Bermuda: an assessment of the ability of the Island Rule to predict the direction of contemporary evolution in exotic vertebrates. Journal of Biogeography. 36(12):2204-2211.
In prep

Mathys, B.A. & Lockwood, J.L. Contemporary evolution of exotic bird morphology in response to insularization: does the Island Rule hold for exotic passerines?
In prep

Valentin, R., Lockwood, L., Mathys, B.A. & Fonseca, D. The role of founder effects in producing morphological divergence between Hawaiian exotic bird populations.


University Service

2013-14 Admission Committee for Undergraduate Programs
2013 to presentFounder and Faculty Advisor: Ohio Dominican Birding Club
2013 to present Justice/Common Good/Truth Planning Committee
2014 to present Ohio Dominican Sustainability Council
2015-16 Committee on Academics and Traditional Undergraduate Enrollment
2016 to present Course Evaluations Committee
2016 to present Advisor and Supervisor for Recycling Students on Campus


Professional Presentations

2006
4th North American Ornithological Conference

Veracruz, Mexico

Poster: Contemporary Evolutionary Change of the Introduced Great Kiskadee Pitangus sulphuratus Population in Bermuda
2008
International Biogeography Society

4th Biennial meeting in Mérida, Mexico

Poster: Rapid Morphological Evolution of Exotic Passerine Birds on Islands


Funding

2013 Ohio Dominican University Summer Research Grant: $2,000 for “Evolution of non-native birds on the Hawaiian archipelago”
2007 Co-wrote proposal to National Geographic Society: $14,000 grant (#8261-07) awarded for "Do non-native species show macro-evolutionary patterns? Non-native passerines and the Island Rule" (Dr. Julie L. Lockwood, Principal Investigator)


Professional Memberships

June 2012 – Present
International Biogeography Society
Ecological Society of America


Professional Service

Peer reviewer for Biological Invasions, Ibis, Oikos, The Auk, Ethology, Biological Conservation, and Ecology


State & Federal Permits

March 2012 to present Federal master bird banding permit
State of Ohio bird banding permit
March 2013 to present U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service salvage permit for bird specimens
State of Ohio permit to salvage bird and mammal specimens
State of Ohio permit to capture fish (using electrofishing, seines, and minnow traps) and small mammals (using Sherman live traps)


Research Interests

Biogeography, avian introductions, morphological evolution, ecological and evolutionary consequences of body size, impacts of invasive species, evolutionary effects of insularity




Updated 9 February 2017

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