CURRICULUM VITAE - Wm. Leo Smith

Education:

Ph.D., Columbia University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2005

M.Phil., Columbia University, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2002

Certificate, Columbia University, Environmental Policy, 2002

M.S., Villanova University, Biology, 2001

B.S., University of California, San Diego, General Biology, 1997

Professional Experience:

University of Kansas:
Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2013-

Assistant Curator, Biodiversity Institute, 2013-

Curator-in-charge, Ichthyology, Biodiversity Institute, 2013-

Research Associate, Biodiversity Institute, 2006-2013


The Field Museum:
Research Associate, Department of Science and Education, 2013-

Associate Curator, Department of Science and Education, The Field Museum, 2013-2013

Assistant Curator, Department of Zoology, The Field Museum, 2007-2012

Head, Division of Fishes, The Field Museum, 2008-2013


Other Experience:
Faculty Member, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 2008-2013

Lerner-Gray Postdoctoral Fellow, American Museum of Natural History, 2005-2007

Graduate Research Fellow, Columbia University, 1999-2005

Graduate Research Assistant/Fellow, Villanova University, 1997-1999

Herbert R. Axelrod Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 1997

Grants:

National Science Foundation:
NSF DEB-1258141, Collaborative research: Collaborative Research: Diversification in the Deep-Sea and the Evolution of Fangs, Bioluminescence, Hermaphroditism, and Marine Habitat Transitions (with PIs M.P. Davis and J.P. Sparks), $425,000, 2013-2016.

NSF DEB-1060869, Collaborative research: Causes and consequences of exceptional diversity in spiny-rayed fishes (with PIs P.C. Wainwright and T.J. Near), $288,507, 2011-2014.

NSF EF-0732642, Collaborative Research: Assembling the Euteleost Tree of Life - Addressing the Major Unresolved Problem in Vertebrate Phylogeny (with PIs R.E. Broughton, K.E. Carpenter, T.C. Grande, J. A. Lopez, G. Lu, G. Ortí, E.O. Wiley, and co-PIs J. Diamond, N.I. Holcroft, G.D. Johnson, and C. Li), $2,999,885, FMNH cover sheet $261,598, 2007-2012

NSF DEB-0716155, Collaborative Research: Phylogenetics and Key Innovations in Labroid Fishes (with PIs P.C. Wainwright and T.J. Near), $449,999, 2007-2010

NSF DEB-0405246, Dissertation Research: Scorpionfish (Teleostei: Scorpaenoidei) Phylogenetics and the Evolution of Venom in Fishes (with PI M.L.J. Stiassny), $11,970, 2004-2006

 

Non-NSF Extramural Funding:
The Negaunee Foundation, Evolution in the deep-sea: Using three-dimensional reconstructions to explore abyssal fishes - $32,000, 2011

The Institute of Museum and Library Services, Providing Long-Term Security and Access to Genetic Resources at Field Museum (with H. K. Voris), $120,999, 2009-2010.

Lerner-Gray Grant for Marine Research, American Museum of Natural History, $2,000, 2003

Honors and Awards:

Lerner-Gray Postdoctoral Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, 2005-2007

Distinction in Doctoral Research, Columbia University, 2005

Lerner-Gray Graduate Research Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, 2002-2005

Center for Environmental Research and Conservation Graduate Faculty Fellowship, Columbia University, 1999-2004

Kalbfleisch Graduate Research Fellowship, American Museum of Natural History, 1999-2002

Graduate Research Fellowship, Villanova University, 1999

Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 1997

Editorial Experience and Outreach:

Editorial Board, Systematic Biology, 2014-

Editorial Board, Frontiers in Phylogenetics, Phylogenomics, and Systematics, 2014-

Associate Editor, Copeia, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2009-

Illustration and Figure Editor, Copeia, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2005-

Founding member and presenter, What the Fish?, podcast series from The Field Museum, 2012–2013

Book Review Editor, Copeia, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 2006-2009

Fieldwork:

Taiwan - midwater and deepwater marine surveys, 2014 (Chief Scientist)

San Diego Trough and coastal California - midwater and benthic marine surveys, 2010 (Chief Scientist)

Taiwan - midwater and deepwater marine surveys, 2009 (Chief Scientist)

New York - marine, estuarine, and freshwater surveys, 2000-2007

Madagascar - marine, estuarine, and freshwater surveys, 2003

Florida - marine surveys, 2001 (Chief Scientist)

California - marine and estuarine surveys, 1995-1998

Mexico, Baja Peninsula - marine and estuarine, and freshwater surveys, 1996-1997

University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS 66045; 785.864.6874 ©2016 W.L. Smith


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