Matthew Girard

Doctoral aspirant
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Advisor: Leo Smith
Research Interests: The anatomical and molecular evolution of carangiform fishes
Hometown: Miami, FL

Education:

Loyola University Chicago – Bachelor of Science: Biology with Ecology Emphasis


Publications:

  • GIRARD, Matthew G.; W. Leo SMITH. In Review. “The Phylogeny of Marine Sculpins in the Genus Icelinus with Comments on the Evolution and Biogeography of the Pseudoblenninae.
  • SMITH, W. Leo; Jennifer H. STERN; Matthew G. GIRARD; Matthew P. DAVIS. 2016. “Evolution of Venomous  Cartilaginous and Ray-Finned Fishes." Integrative and Comparative Biology (2016): icw070.

 

Presentations and Conferences: 

  • Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - New Orleans, LA - July 2016. Presentation: Phylogenetic and anatomical diversity of venomous cartilaginous and ray-finned fishes. SMITH, W. Leo*; Matthew G. GIRARD; Jennifer H. STERN; Matthew P. DAVIS           
  • Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - New Orleans, LA - July 2016. Presentation: Carangiformes: Relationships and Anatomical Investigation. GIRARD, Matthew G.*; W. Leo SMITH               
  • Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology - Portland, OR - January 2016. Presentation: Phylogenetic and anatomical diversity of venomous cartilaginous and ray-finned fishes. SMITH, W. Leo*; Matthew G. GIRARD; Jennifer H. STERN   
  • Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology - Portland, OR - January 2016. Presentation: Intra- and interspecific relationships of sculpins, in genus Icelinus. GIRARD, Matthew G.*; W. Leo SMITH  
  • Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Reno, NV - July 2015. Presentation: Intra- and interspecific relationships of sculpins, in genus Icelinus. GIRARD, Matthew G.*; W. Leo SMITH  

 

Grant Funding: 

  • 2016 University of Kansas Department of Graduate Studies Research Fellow. Title: Exploring Dorsal Fin Evolution in Carangiform Fishes: $5,000.00       
  • 2016 University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Summer Research Support. Title: Exploring Dorsal Fin Evolution in Carangiform Fishes: $3,500.00
  • 2016 Biodiversity Institute Panorama Grant. Title: Exploring Dorsal Fin Evolution in Carangiform Fishes: $1,000.00
  • 2016 Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research. Title: Exploring Dorsal Fin Evolution in Carangiform Fishes: $1,400.00
  • 2016 American Society of Ichthyologist and Herpetologist Clark Hubbs Fund. Title: Carangiformes: Relationships and Anatomical Investigation: $600.00
  • 2015 University of Michigan Species Tree Grant-in-Aid: $500.00

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