Rene Pauline Martin

Doctoral candidate
Primary office:
Dyche Hall


Summary

Advisor: Wm. Leo Smith
Research interests: Ichthyology, systematics, evolutionary biology, and phylogenetics/phylogenomics
Hometown: Vadnais Heights, MN

 

Education:

  • B.S. - Ecology and Natural Resources, St. Cloud State University (MN) 2014
  • M.S. - Ecology and Natural Resources, St. Cloud State University (MN) 2017



Publications:

  • Martin, R.P., Olson, E.E., Girard, M.G., Smith, W.L., & Davis, M.P. (2018) Light in the darkness: New perspective on lanternfish relationships and classification using genomic and morphological data. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 121, 71–85.                                  
  • Smith, W.L., Buck, C.A., Ornay, G.S., Davis, M.P., Martin, R.P., Gibson, S.Z., & Girard, M.G. (2018) Improving Vertebrate Skeleton Images: Fluorescence and the Non-Permanent Mounting of Cleared-and-Stained Specimens. Copeia. 106, 427–435.
  • Martin, R.P. & Davis, M.P. (2016) Patterns of Phenotypic Variation in the Mouth Size of Lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes). Copeia. 104, 795-807



Presentations:

  • Martin, R.P., Dias, A., Summers, A., & Gerringer, M. Variations in Bone Density within Deep-Sea Grenadiers (Macrouridae). Annual Meeting for The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology, Tampa, Florida, January 2019. Oral Presentation.
  • Martin, R.P. My Dive into Deep-Sea Research. STEM Fellows Seminar, St. Benedictine College, Atchinson, KS, November 2018.
  • Martin, R.P. Bioluminescence in the sea. Red Hot Graduate Research Seminar, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, November 2018.
  • Martin, R.P. The Role of Phylogeny in the Evolution of Body Shape of Lanternfishes (Myctophiformes). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Rochester, New York, July 2018. Oral Presentation.
  • 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.

 

Grants:

  • 2019 Summer Travel Scholarship ($250), Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Organization, University of Kansas
  • 2018 Graduate Scholarly Presentation Travel Fund ($500), University of Kansas, Graduate Studies
  • 2018 Student Collections Study Award ($1,250), Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • 2018 Friday Harbor Laboratories Financial Aid ($1,400), University of Washington
  • 2018 Summer Research Award ($3000), University of Kansas, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • 2018 KUW4KUW ($500), University of Kansas
  • 2017 Ida Hyde Scholarship ($2,000), University of Kansas
  • 2017 University Graduate Fellowship (UGF) ($28,621), University of Kansas
  • 2017 Student Research Fund ($986), St. Cloud State University
  • 2016 Edward C. Raney Grant ($800), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • 2016 Student Research Fund ($726), St. Cloud State University
  • 2015 Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grant ($2,500), American Museum of Natural History
  • 2015 Student Research Fund ($675), St. Cloud State University

 

Awards:

  • 2017 Distinguished Masters Thesis Award - 2017 ($200), St. Cloud State University
  • 2016 Outstanding Graduate Student Award, St. Cloud State University
  • 2016 Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University
  • 2015 Tracy Storer Award for Best Student Poster, Ichthyology ($300), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • 2015 Travel Award for Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop ($500), The Society of Systematic Biologists
  • 2015 Travel Award for the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists ($600), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • 2015 Denise McGuire Student Research Award ($200), St. Cloud State University

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