Rene Martin

Rene Martin

PhD Student
785.864.2316
Dyche Hall

Rene Martin is a PhD aspirant studying the evolution of deep-sea fishes

Research: 

2015 - 2017    

Graduate Research Assistant, Studying the evolution of deep-sea fishes for  NSF deep-sea grant, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

 

2015 - 2017    

Graduate Research Assistant, Identification of larval fishes of North America, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota.

 

2014        

Fisheries Management Intern, Department of Natural Resources – Fisheries Division Glenwood, Minnesota.

 

2013, 2014    

Undergraduate Researcher, Sailfin mollie mate-choice copyingSt. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minnesota. 

 

Publications: 

Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. (2016) Patterns of Phenotypic Variation in the Mouth Size of Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Copeia104(4):795-807

 

Education: 

Master of Science – May 2017

  Emphasis: Ecology and Natural Resources

  St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

Bachelor of Science – December 2014    

  Major: Ecology and Field Biology (Natural Resources Emphasis)        

  St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN                    

Associate of Arts – May 2012                            

  Liberal Arts and Sciences

  Century College, White Bear Lake, MN

 

Grants: 

2017       

• The Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Student Research Award ($1,300), The Society of Systematic Biologists

Student Research Fund ($986), St. Cloud State University

2016        

Edward C. Raney Grant ($800), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Student Research Fund ($726), St. Cloud State University

 

2015        

Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grant ($2,500), American Museum of Natural History

Travel Grant for Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop ($500), The Society of Systematic Biologists

Travel Grant for the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($600), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Student Research Fund ($675), St. Cloud State University

 

Awards: 

2017       

• University Graduate Fellowship ($28,621), University of Kansas

 

2016

• Jerry Wolff Biology Graduate Student Enrichment Fund ($650), St. Cloud State University

• George W. Friedrich Wildlife Protection Fund ($1,000), St. Cloud State University

• Charles Rehwaldt Endowment for the Biological Sciences ($300), St. Cloud State University

Outstanding Graduate Student Award, St. Cloud State University

Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University

 

2015

• Jerry Wolff Biology Graduate Student Enrichment Fund ($1,800), St. Cloud State University

Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University

Tracy Storer Award for Best Student Poster, Ichthyology ($300), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

 

2014        

• Harold & Gladys Hopkins Endowed Scholarship ($1000), St. Cloud State University

• Al Grewe Memorial Scholarship ($750), St. Cloud State University

• St. Cloud State Scholarship ($600), St. Cloud State University

 

2013

• Harold & Gladys Hopkins Endowed Scholarship ($1000), St. Cloud State University

 

Teaching: 

2015, 2016    

- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Organismal Diversity (BIOL 152), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

 

2015              

- Graduate Teaching Assistant for Ornithology (BIOL 324), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

 

2013, 2014    

- Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Zoology (BIOL 308), St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

 

Professional Presentations: 

Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. Repeated Evolution of Heterodonty in Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, Texas, July 2017. Poster Presentation.

Smith, W.L., Buck, C., Gibson, S., Davis, M.P., Martin, R.P., Girard, M. Techniques for the Improved Visualization of Vertebrate Anatomy. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Austin, Texas, July 2017. Poster Presentation.

Martin, R.P. Morphological Variance in the Dentition on the Oral Jaws in Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans, Louisiana, July 2016. Oral Presentation.

Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. Evolution of Jaw Shape and Length Variation in Deep-sea Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Reno, Nevada, July 2015. Poster Presentation. Storer Award for Best Student Poster Ichthyology.

 

Major Field Experience: 

2016 - Deep-sea Pacific Trawl: Identified and collected deep-sea marine fishes and tissue samples from 25 trawls within the La Jolla Fan Valley aboard the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul.

 

Collections Visited: 

2015 - Chicago Field Museum: Visited collections to request loans and to observe and digitize specimens for research.

 

Professional Societies: 

2015 - 2017    

• American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

• Society of Systematic Biologists