CV


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:

2016-present: Darwin College, Research Fellow
2015-present: University of Cambridge, Postdoctoral Fellow

2015: University of Montana, Adjunct Professor (Ornithology, 73 students)
2013: University of Montana, Adjunct Professor (Ornithology; 52 students)

2014: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
2014: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Ornithology (lab & field)
2013: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (lab & senior capstones)
2012: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy (lab & senior capstones, BIOE403)
2010-2012: NASA Montana Graduate Research Fellow
2010: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Principles of Biological Diversity (lab, biob 171 : 49 students)
2010: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Ornithology (lab, bio 311 : 29 students)
2009: University of Montana, Teaching assistant: Diversity of Life (lab, bio 109 : 46 students)
2009 - present: University of Montana, Research assistant: Flight Lab

Fellowships, Awards, & Grants:

2016: Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology Mimi Koehl & Steven Wainwright Award, Honorable Mention
2015: NCBS-inSTEM-Cambridge Postdoctoral Fellowship ($150,000 [approx.])
2015: Drollinger-Dial Traveling Fellowship ($2,500)
2014: Journal of Experimental Biology Traveling Fellowship (~$2,500)
2014: Drollinger-Dial Research Award ($1000)
2014: PEO Fellowship Montana Nominee
2013-2014: Bertha Morton Fellowship ($3000)
2012: David Nicholas Award Research Grant ($500)
2011-2012: NASA Montana Space Consortium Fellowship ($10,000)
2011: Society of Experimental Biology Student Grant (~$250)
2011: NASA MSGC Symposium: Best Graduate Student Presentation ("The Columbia Prize") ($350)
2011: Nasa Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium Travel Grant ($150)
2010-2011: NASA Montana Space Consortium Fellowship ($10,000)
2009: Lewis & Clark College SAAB Conference Grant ($650)
2008: Sigma Xi Grants In-Aid of Research ($500)
2008: Lewis & Clark College SAAB Research Grant ($1500)

Publications:
(pdfs available on request)


In association with Crandell & Tobalske, 2015
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 (in press) (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. 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 

Manuscripts in Review
(please email me for a copy)

Crino, O, Klaassen Van Oorschot, B, Crandell, KE, Tobalske, BW, Breuner, C. Flight performance in the altricial zebra finch: sustained effects of the developmental environment across life-history stages. (in review)

Hagey, TJ, Uyeda, JS, Crandell, KE, Cheney, JA, Autumn, K, Harmon, LJ. Tempo and mode of performance evolution across multiple independent origins of adhesive toe pads in lizards. (in review)

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:
(* = undergraduate co-author)

Crandell, KE. July 2016. The mechanics of slow flight in birds. Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK

Crandell, KE. March 2016. Aerodynamics, kinematics, and skeletal function in the slow flight of birds. The Royal Veterinary College, Hawkshead Campus, UK

Crandell, KE. January 2016. Aerodynamics, kinematics, and skeletal function in the slow flight of birds. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Portland, OR. (awarded Mimi Koehl & Steven Wainwright Award Honorable Mention)

Crandellk, KE. The aerodynamics, kinematics, and musco-skeletal contribution of avian slow flight. Society for Experimental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Crandell, KE. Feb 2015. Bird flight: Inside Out! Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Public Seminar. Denver, CO. 

Crandell, KE, Crino, OL, Klaassen Van Oorschot, BK, Breuner, CW, Tobalske, BW. January 2015. The developmental environment has sustained effects on flight performance in Zebra finch. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. West Palm Beach, FL.

Crandell, KE, Smith, AF, Tobalske, BW. January 2015. Coping with compliance during take-off and landing in the Diamond dove (Geopelia cuneata). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, FL. 

Crandell, KE. June 2013. Dabbling and diving: A phylogenetic analysis of avian take-off flight. Evolution. Snowbird, UT.

Smith, AF*, Crandell, KE, Tobalske, BW. June 2013. The effects of substrate compliance during takeoff in the Diamond dove. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium. Moscow, ID.

Crandell, KE. June 2013. The function of avian distal wing bones during flight. Northwest Biomechanics Symposium. Moscow, ID

Crandell, KE. January 2013. The function of avian distal wing bones during flight. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. San Francisco, CA.

Crandell, KE. October 2012. Unsteady airflow in flight. Fire Sciences Laboratory. USDA Forest Service Seminar Series. Invited Speaker.

Crandell, KE. April 2012. From ground to air: take-off flight in birds. Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium. Bozeman, MT.

Crandell, KE, BW Tobalske. January 2012. A novel unsteady aerodynamic mechanism in avian flight. Contributed Talk. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. Charleston, SC.

Crandell, KE, and BW Tobalske. July 2011. Aerodynamics of tip-reversal upstroke in a revolving pigeon wing. Contributed Talk. Society of Experimental Biology. Glasgow, UK.

Crandell, KE. June 2011. Unsteady Aerodynamics in Avian Flight.  Invited Brown-Bag Seminar, Harvard University Concord Field Station Morphology Group. Concord, Massachusetts. 

Crandell, KE. April 2011. Unsteady Aerodynamics in Avian Flight. Montana Space Grant Consortium Research Symposium. Bozeman, Montana. (Awarded "Best Graduate Student Presentation")

Crandell, KE.  November 2010.  Aerodynamics, Kinematics, and Ecology of Slow Flight.  Organismal Biology & Ecology Seminar Series. University of Montana, Missoula. 

Crandell, KE, A Herrel, JB Losos, K Autumn. January 2010. Micro-morphology and performance of Anolis toe pads. Poster. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference. Seattle, WA. 

Crandell, KE, A Herrel, JB Losos, K Autumn. October 2009. Frictional adhesion, ecology, and toe morphology in island and mainland Anolis. Contributed Talk. Anolis Symposium IV. Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Cambridge, MA 

Crandell, KE, A Herrel, JB Losos, M Sasa, K Autumn. January 2009. A comparative analysis of claw and toe morphology and clinging performance in mainland and island Anolis. Contributed Talk. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference. Boston, MA. 

Crandell, KE. September 2008. A comparative analysis of claw and toe morphology in Anolis. Poster Presentation. Rogers Science Conference. Portland, OR 

International & Field Experience:

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


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) 

Current Community & Media:
(see "outreach" tab above)

2016-present: Health & Safety Committee, Darwin College, Cambridge
2016: Cambridge Science Festival "Beyond Images" Contributor
2015-present: University of Cambridge Department of Zoology Postdoctoral Society Secretary 
2014 - 2015: DBS Graduate Student Faculty Representative
2012 - 2014: DBS Graduate Student Organization President
2013 - present: ICN SpectrUM (Missoula Science Museum) Volunteer Coordinator and dissection education volunteer
2012: Research featured in September issue of Revista Quo (Robots Como Pajaros)
2011 - present: Leader/Organizer of Biology Book Club (classes include "Ecomorphology and Comparative Methods" and "Comparative Biomechanics")
2010-2011: DBS Graduate Student Organization Treasurer



last updated September 2016
free free to email me for a detailed CV.



Contact Info:
Kristen E Crandell
Insect Biomechanics Workgroup
Department of Zoology
University of Cambridge
Research Fellow, Darwin College

kec51 AT cam.ac.uk



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