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Education:

Ph.D. 2015  University of Montana, Missoula,  Organismal Biology & Ecology
        Dissertation: Aerodynamics, kinematics, and ecology of slow flight in birds 
        Advisor: Bret Tobalske

B.A. 2009 Lewis & Clark College - Biology & Mathematical Sciences 
      Thesis: A comparative analysis of frictional adhesion, ecology, and toe morphology
      in island and mainland 
Anolis lizards
      Advisor: Kellar Autumn

Academic Positions:
Current Positions:

2017-present Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, University of Bangor
2018-present Associate Editor Trainee for Functional Ecology

Lecturer Positions:

2018 fall Bangor University, Contributing Lecturer, Ornithology (scheduled)
2018 spring Bangor University, Contributing Lecturer, Ornithology (32 students)
2015 University of Montana, Adjunct Professor of Ornithology (73 students)
2013 University of Montana, Adjunct Professor of Ornithology (52 students)

Research Positions:

2015-2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, Insect Biomechanics Workgroup
2016-2017 Research Fellow, Darwin College, University of Cambridge
2010-2012 NASA Montana Graduate Student Research Fellow
2009-2015 Research assistant, Flight Lab, University of Montana
2008-2010 Research assistant, Losos Lab, Harvard University 

Independent Practical Lecturer (U.S. University "Teaching Assistant"), University of Montana 

2014: Vertebrate Design & Evolution - Comparative Anatomy (18 students)
2014: Ornithology (37 students)
2013: Vertebrate Design & Evolution - Comparative Anatomy (19 students)
2012: Vertebrate Design & Evolution - Comparative Anatomy (23 students)
2012: Ornithology (32 students)
2010: Principles of Biological Diversity (49 students)
2010: Ornithology (29 students)
2009: Diversity of Life (46 students)


Fellowships, Awards, & Grants:

Fellowship and Grant funding totaling over £237,000

2017-2020 Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship (£126,000)
2015-2017 NCBS-inStem Cambridge Postdoctoral Fellowship (£100,000)
2016-2017 Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge University
2016 Honorable Mention, Mimi Koehl & Steven Wainwright Award
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
2015 Society for Experimental Biology Travel Grant (~$225)
2015 Drollinger-Dial Travel Fellowship ($2,500)
2014 Journal of Experimental Biology – Company of Biologists Travel Fellowship (~$2,500)
2013 Drollinger-Dial Research Grant ($1,000)
2013 Montana State Nominee for International PEO Fellowship
2013-2014 Bertha Morton Fellowship, University of Montana ($3,000, top 20 student at UM)
2012 David Nicholas Award Research Grant ($500)
2011-2012 NASA Montana Fellowship ($10,000)
2011 Society of Experimental Biology Student Grant (£150)
2011 NASA Montana Symposium
Best Graduate Student Presentation “Columbia Prize” ($350)
2011 NASA Montana Space Consortium Research Symposium Travel Grant ($150)
2010-2011 NASA Montana Fellowship ($10,000)
2009 Lewis & Clark College SAAB Conference Grant ($650) 
2008 Sigma Xi Grants In-Aid of Research - 2008 ($500)
2008 Lewis & Clark College SAAB Research Grant  ($1500)


Publications:
(pdfs available on request)


In association with Crandell & Tobalske, 2015
Crandell, KE, Smith, AF, Crino, OL, Tobalske, BW. (2018). Coping with compliance during take-off and landing in the dimaond dove (Geopelia cuneata) PLoS ONE e.0199662

Hagey, TJ, Uyeda, JC, Crandell, KE, Cheney, JA, Autumn, K, Harmon, LJ (2017). Tempo and mode of performance evoltuion across multiple independent origins of adhesive toe pads in lizards. Evolution. 71(10):2344-2358

Crino, O, Klaassen Van Oorschot, B, Crandell, KE, Tobalske, BW, Breuner, CW. (2017) Flight perfomrance in the altricial zebra finch: developmental effects and reproductive consequences. Ecology & Evolution. 71(10):2344-2358

Warrick, DR, Hedrick, TL, Biewener, AA, Crandell, KE, Tobalske, BW (2016). Foraging at the endge of the world: low-altitude, high-speed maneuvering in barn swallows. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B Biological Sciences. 371(1704). DOI:10.1098/rstb.2015.0391 (link)

Hagey, TJ, Puthoff, JB, Crandell, KE, Autumn, K, Harmon, LJ. (2016) Modeling observed animal performance using the Weibull distribution. Journal of Experimental Biology. DOI:10.1242/jeb.129940  (link)

Herrel, A, Moureaux, C, Laurin, M, Daghfous, G, Crandell, KE, Tolley, KA, Measey, GJ, Vanhooydonck, B, Boistel, R. (2016) Frog origins: inferences based on ancestral reconstructions of locomotor performance and anatomy. Fossil Imprint 71:108-116 (link)

Crandell, KE, Tobalske, BW. (2015) Kinematics and aerodynamics of avian upstrokes during slow flight. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:2518-2527 doi:10.1242/jeb.116228
(link) (supplemental material) (cover article)

Munoz, MM, Crandell, KE, Campbell-Staton, S, Fenstermacher, K, VanMiddlesworth, P, Sasa, M, Losos, JB, Herrel, A. (2015) How similar are aquatic Anolis lizards - a detailed ecomorphological examination of four Central American Species. Journal of Natural History. DOI:10.1080/00222933.2015.10005714 (link)

Crandell, KE, Herrel, A, Sasa, M., Losos, JB, Autumn, K. (2014) Stick or Grip? Co-evolution of adhesive toepads and claws in Anolis lizards. Zoology.117(6):363-369 (link) (cover article)

Provini, P, Tobalske, BW, Crandell, KE, Abourachid, A. (2014) Transition from wing to leg forces during landing in birds. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:2659-2666. doi:10.1242/jeb.104588 (link)

Provini, P, Tobalske, BW, Crandell, KE, Abourachid, A. (2012). Transition from leg to wing forces during take-off in birds. Journal of Experimental Bioogy. 215:4115-4124. (link)

Losos, JB, Woolley, M, Mahler,DL, Torres-Carvajal, O, Crandell, KE, Schaad, E, Narvaez, AE, Ayala-Varela, F, Herrel, A.  (2012) Notes onthe natural history of the little known Ecuadorian horned anole, Anolis proboscis. Brevoria. 531:1-17. (link) [supplementary material]

Crandell, KE, and Tobalske, BW.  (2011) Aerodynamics of tip-reversal upstroke in a revolving pigeon wing.  Journal of Experimental Biology.  214:1867-1873. (link)

Images: Geopelia Cuneata (Diamond dove) on the cover of the Journal of Experimental Biology in conjunction with Crandell & Tobalske, 2015
Anolis sagrei on the cover of Zoology, in conjunction with Crandell et al. 2014

Select Published Abstracts:

Crandell, KE, Sutton, GP, Burrows, M, Federle, W (2017). Jumping from substrates of variable compliance and mass in locusts. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:E232

Hedrick, TL, Biewener, AA, Crandell, KE, Tboalske, BW (2017) Prey captures by freely living barn swallows. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57:E287

Crandell, KE. Crino, OL, Klaassen Van Oorschot, BK, Breuner, CW, Tobalske, BW. (2015) The developmental environment has sustained effects on flight performance in Zebra finch. Integrative and Comparative Biology

Crandell, KE. (2013) The function of avian distal wing bones during flight. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 53:e270

Tobalske, BW, Warrick, DR, Heers, AM, Dial, TR, Crandell, KE. (2011) Effects of wing morphology on aerodynamics in birds revealed using revolving-wing models. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 51:E139

Crandell, KE, Herrel, A, Losos, JB, Autumn, K. (2010) Micro-morphology and performance of Anolis toe pads [Abstract]. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(1):e219 

Crandell, KE, Herrel, A, Losos, JB, Sasa, M, Autumn, K. (2009) A comparative analysis of claw and toe morphology and clinging performance in mainland and island Anolis [Abstract]. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49(1):E40 

Herrel, A, Velasco, J, Sasa, M, Campbell-Staton, S, Crandell, KE, Fenstermacher, K, Frank, H, Mahler, L, Munoz, M, VanMiddlesworth, P, Losos, J. Why are mainland anoles different? An ecomorphological perspective [Abstract]. Integrative and Comparative Biology 49(1):E74 

Newsletters:

Crandell, KE, Autumn, K, Herrel, A. 2010. Anolis Newsletter VI. Frictional adhesion and toe pad micro-morphology of mainland Anolis. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University: Cambridge, MA. pp. 30-34 PDF 

Munoz, MM, Herrel, A, Crandell, K, Sasa, M, Losos, JB. 2010. Anolis Newsletter VI. Natural History of Aquatic Anoles from Costa Rica and Panama. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University: Cambridge, MA. p. 163 PDF 

Academic Presentations:
[* = accompanying published abstract, ** = undergraduate coauthor]

Invited Speaker:

Jul 2016 Department of Zoology. University of Cambridge, UK.
Feb 2015 Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Public seminar. Denver, CO, USA.
Oct 2012 USDA Forest Service Seminar Series. Missoula, MT, USA.
Jun 2011 Harvard University Concord Field Station. Concord, MA, USA.

Conference Presentations:

May 2018** Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Division of Vertebrate Morphology Satellite Meeting, London, UK
Jan 2017* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. New Orleans, LA, USA
Jan 2016* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR, USA
- Awarded Mimi Koehl & Steven Wainwright Award “Honorable Mention”
Jul 2015 Society for Experimental Biology. Prague, Czech Republic.
Jan 2015* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. [Poster] West Palm Beach, FL
Jan 2015* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology [Talk] West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 2013* Evolution. Snowbird, UT, USA.
Jun 2013** Northwest Biomechanics Symposium. [two talks] Moscow, ID, USA.
Jan 2013* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA, USA.
Apr 2012 Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium. Bozeman, MT, USA.
Jan 2012* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charleston, SC, USA
Jul 2011 Society for Experimental Biology. Glasgow, UK.
Apr 2011 Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium. Bozeman, MT, USA.
- Awarded "Best Graduate Student Presentation"
Jan 2010* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Seattle, WA, USA.
Oct 2009 Anolis Symposium IV. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA, USA
Jan 2009* Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Boston, MA, USA.
Sept 2008 Rogers Science Conference. Portland, OR, USA

International & Field Experience:

2015 - present: UK-based postdocs
2011 - Tanzania: Field Ecology
2010 - Ecuador: Anolis ecomorphology 
2010 - Dominican Republic: Anolis performance and biogeography
2009 - Gamboa, Panama: Anolis ecomorphology
2008 - La Selva, Playa Piro, and Palo Verde, Costa Rica: Anolis ecomorphology
2007 - Osaka, Japan: Language Immersion program


Reviewer For:

Animal Cells and Systems, Biology Open (2x), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (2x), Biology Letters, Ecology & Evolution, Functional Ecology (2x), Journal of Morphology, Journal Royal Society Interface, Journal of the Royal Society Open Science, PeerJ, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, PLoS ONE, PNAS


Professional Societies:
Sigma Xi (2013 - present)
American Society of Naturalists (2013 - present)
Society for Experimental Biology (2011 - present)
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2008 - present) 

Recent Service:
(see "outreach" tab above)


2018 Assisted with organizing Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Regional Meeting, London
2017-present CNS Women’s Network co-chair & secretary, Bangor University
2016-2017 Governing Body Member, Darwin College
2016-2017 Member-at-large, Health & Safety Committee, Darwin College, Cambridge
2015-2017 Secretary, University of Cambridge Department of Zoology Postdoctoral Society
2014-2015 DBS Graduate Student Faculty Representative, University of Montana
2012-2014 DBS Graduate Student Organization President, University of Montana
2013-2015 Interdisciplinary Collaborative Network (ICN) Volunteer Coordinator
2013-2015 SpectrUM (Science Museum, Missoula) volunteer and education project design


last updated August 2018
free free to email me for a detailed CV or .pdfs of my research output!



Contact Info:
Kristen E Crandell
School of Biological Sciences
Bangor University
Bangor, Gywnedd, UK

email: kcrandell AT bangor.ac.uk

twitter: @kriscrandell



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