Education

University of Massachusetts Amherst, PhD Candidate: 2010 - present

University of New Mexico, M.S. Biology: 2007 - 2010

University of New Mexico, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, Biology: 2002 - 2006

  • Summa Cum Laude, Department of Biology
  • Honors Thesis: Validation of Portable Ultrasonography as a Nondestructive Method for Calculating Reproductive Effort in Lizards        

Fellowships, Scholarships, and Grants (graduate)

Grants-in-Aid of Research ($500) - 2013 - Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society

OEB Research Grant ($1000) - 2011 - OEB, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Fellowship for Graduate Student Travel ($2000) - 2011 - Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

Incoming Student Graduate School Fellowship ($16000) - 2010 -  University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sevilleta LTER Summer Research Fellowship ($3500) - 2009 - Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research

Sevilleta LTER Summer Research Fellowship ($3500) - 2008 - Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research

Graduate Research Allocations Committee ($550) - 2008 - Biology Graduate Student Association, UNM

Student Research Allocations Committee ($500) - 2008 - Graduate and Professional Student Association, UNM

Gaige Fund Award ($500) - 2007 - American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Grove Summer Scholarship ($3500) - 2007 - Department of Biology, University of New Mexico

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Gilman C.A., Corl A., Sinervo B., and D.J. Irschick. (in prep). Genital evolution in the polymorphic lizard, Uta stansburiana.

Klaczko J., Gilman C.A., Irschick D.J., and J. Losos. (in review). Genital shape evolution in Anolis lizards assessed by elliptical Fourier analysis. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Grabar R.D., Gilman C.A., and Irschick D.J. (2016). Effects of surface diameter on jumping kinematics and performance in two arboreal gecko species (Correlophus ciliatus and Rhacodactylus auriculatus). Herpetologica 72:32-39.

Gilman C.A., Imburgia M.J., Bartlett M.D., King D.R., A.J. Crosby, and D.J. Irschick. (2015). Geckos as springs: Mechanics explain across-species scaling of adhesion. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0134604.

King D.R., Bartlett M.D., Gilman C.A., Irschick D.J., and A.J. Crosby. (2014). Creating Gecko-like Adhesives for "Real World" Surfaces. Advanced Materials 26:4345-4351.

Gilman C.A., Candelaria G., Gershman B., Norenberg J.P., and B.O. Wolf. (2013). Respiratory biology during gravidity in Crotaphytus collaris and Gambelia wislizenii. Journal of Herpetology 47:262-269.

Gilman C.A., and D.J. Irschick. (2013). The foils of flexion: the effects of compliance on lizard locomotion and perch choice in the wild. Functional Ecology 27:374-381.

Warne R.W., Gilman C.A., Garcia D.A., and B.O. Wolf. (2012). Capital breeding and allocation to life-history demands are highly plastic in lizards. American Naturalist 180:130–141.

Gilman C.A., Bartlett M.D., Gillis G.B., and D.J. Irschick. (2012). Total recoil: Perch compliance alters jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis). Journal ofExperimental Biology 215:220-226.

Warne R.W., Gilman C.A., and B.O. Wolf. (2010). Tissue carbon incorporation rates in lizards: implications for ecological studies using stable isotopes in terrestrial ectotherms. Physiological andBiochemical Zoology 83:608-617.

Gilman C.A., Toolson, E.C., and B.O. Wolf. (2008). Effects of temperature on behavior of Trimerotropis pallidipennis (Orthoptera, Acrididae). Southwestern Naturalist 52:162-168.

Gilman C.A., and B.O. Wolf. (2007). Use of portable ultrasonography as a nondestructive method for estimating reproductive effort in lizards. Journal of Experimental Biology 210:1859-1867.

Science Writing (selected - No link)

Gilman C.A. (2015). Ant Ranchers? Natural History Magazine. 123:48.

Gilman C. (2014). Trophic Ecology. In Discoveries in Modern Science: Exploration, Invention, Technology. Ed. James Trefil. Vol 3. p1152-1155. Cengage Learning: Farmington Hills, MI.

Gilman C., and Wolf B. (2008). Ultrasound: a lizard life history tool. Program (Civco Medical Solutions) 17:14.

Professional Presentations (during PhD)

Oral Presentations

International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, Spain - 2013

  • "Diabolical displacement: the role of structural compliance in lizard locomotion and locomotor ecology"

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC - 2012

  • "Foils of flexion: the effects of perch compliance on lizard locomotion and perch choice in the wild"

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT - 2011

  • "The effects of perch stability on jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis)"

Division of Vertebrate Morphology Regional Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA - 2010

  • "The effects of perch stability on jumping performance and kinematics in green anole lizards (Anolis carolinensis)"

Poster Presentations

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX - 2014

  • "Preliminary analysis of hemiclitoris development in the lizard Anolis distichus"

Teaching experience

Teaching Associate, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • OEB 697K: Science Communication - Created, developed, and solo-instructed a new course at UMass Amherst intended to introduce life science graduate students to science communication.  Lectures, guest speakers, and written and oral assignments were designed to increase students’ abilities to communicate science to diverse non-scientific audiences. The value of science communication was stressed for students planning to remain in academia, as well as for those pursuing careers elsewhere. (2 semesters)

Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst

  • Biology 101: Introductory Biology II – Lectured and led students through lab exercises designed to introduce them to dissection, physiology, medical diagnosis, natural selection, phylogenetics, and soil community ecology (1 semester)
  • Biology 542: Ichthyology – Lectured and led laboratory investigations on the anatomy and comparative study of the major lineages of fishes (1 semester)

Teaching Assistant, University of New Mexico

  • Biology 248L: Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab II – Lectured and tested students on the macro and micro anatomy and physiology of human organ systems and cadaver anatomy (1 semester)
  • Biology 435L: Animal Physiology – Designed and led lectures and labs intended to introduce students to animal anatomy and physiology using computer simulations and wet labs (3 semesters)
  • Biology 445/545: Biology of Toxins – Responsible for grading quizzes, assignments, and tests for ~ 100 students (2 semesters)
  • Biology 221: Introductory Genetics - Lectured and led students through lab exercises designed to introduce students to introductory concepts in genetics (1 semester)

 

 

updated August 2015