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CURRICULUM VITAE

Goggy Davidowitz

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Assistant Professor
Department of Entomology
University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0036

 

and

 

Assistant Professor, Joint

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ 85721-0088

 

Office phone:  (520) 626-8455
Lab phone:      (520) 621-7033
FAX:               (520) 621-1150
E-mail:             goggy@email.arizona.edu

 

Chronology of Education

 

1990-1998      Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (minor in Entomology), University of Arizona (UA). Advisor, Dr. Nancy Moran

Dissertation Title: An empirical test of the relationship between environmental variability and phenotypic plasticity in the pallid-winged grasshopper (Trimerotropis pallidipennis)

 

1987-1989      M.Sc. in Zoology, Summa Cum Laude, Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ), Israel. Advisor, Dr. Eitan Tchernov

Thesis title: An ecomorphological approach to habitat subdivision between two sympatric species of Apodemus (Muridae) in Israel

 

1983-1986       B.Sc. in Biology, HUJ, Israel

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Chronology of Employment

 

2009-present   Assistant Professor, Department of Entomology, UA

2011-present   Joint Assistant Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), UA

2010-present   Member, Institute of the Environment, (IE), UA

1990-present   Member, Center for Insect Science, (CIS), UA

2002-2011       Assistant Research Scientist, EEB, UA

2007-2008          Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Integrative and Organismal Systems: Organism-Environment Interactions Program and Structures, Materials and Movement Program

2007-2009       Adjunct Scientist, Department of Entomology, UA

2007                Visiting Professor (one month), Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie, Paris, France

2007                Visiting Professor (one month), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France

1999-2002       Research Associate, Department of Biology, Duke University

1998-2002       Research Associate, EEB, UA

1992-1996       Teaching Assistant, EEB, UA

1990-1991       Research Assistant, EEB, UA

1989-1990       Chief Research Assistant, HUJ, Israel

1989                Lecturer, Vertebrate Zoology, Everyman’s University, Israel

1987-1988       Teaching Assistant, HUJ

1984-1986       Research Assistant, HUJ

1981-1982       Chief Conservationist, Judean Desert, The Society for Protection of Nature, Israel

1979-1982       Desert Field Guide, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

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Honors and Awards

 

2011                NSF CAREER Award

2003-2006       Four commendation letters from the Associate Dean of the College of Science at UA in recognition for being singled out by undergraduate students for having a significant positive influence on their academic career.

1998                Dean’s Fellowship, College of Science, UA

1997                Flinn Genetics Fellowship

1996                NSF Research Training Grant in Biological Diversification

1996                UA Graduate Fellowship

1995                NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

1995                Flinn Genetics Summer Support Fellowship

1995                Flinn Genetics Fellowship

1994                NSF Research Training Grant in Biological Diversification Graduate Fellowship

1992                Graduate College Registration Scholarship

1991                The Benjamin Eckstein Award for the Best Masters of Science Degree in Zoology for 1990-1991, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

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Service and Outreach

 

Service to the Profession

 

2012    External reviewer for promotion to rank of Full professor

 

Journal Editorial Boards:

2012-present   Associate Editor, Frontiers in Endocrinology

2011-present   Associate Editor, Frontiers in Genetic Architecture

2009-present   Associate Editor, Functional Ecology

2008-present   Editorial Board, Open Zoology Journal

 

Reviews for Journals:

Acta Zoologica Sinica, The American Naturalist, Arthropod Structure & Development, Australian Journal of Botany, Annals of Botany, Biology Letters, Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Ecological Entomology, Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, Evolution, Evolution & Development, Evolutionary Ecology Research, Functional Ecology, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Insect Physiology, Journal of Insect Science, Naturwissenschaften, Oecologia, Oikos, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Science

 

Service for National Science Foundation:

2007-2008      Program Director, National Science Foundation (NSF), Division of Integrative and Organismal systems (IOS): Organism-Environment Interactions (OEI) Program and Structures, Materials and Movement (SMM) Program

2011                Grant review panel member Organism-Environment Interactions

2006                            Grant review panel member, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology

2005                            Grant review panel member, Evolutionary Genetics Panel

 

Reviews for Granting Agencies- National:

1999-2012      National Science Foundation: ad hoc reviews for six programs: Organism-Environment Interaction Program, Population and Evolutionary Processes Program, Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology Program, Population Biology Program, International Research Fellows Program, Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis Program

2007                California Department of Food and Agriculture

 

Reviews for Granting Agencies- International:

2012                Israel Science Foundation (ISF)

2012                Netherlands organization for Scientific Research (NOW) Holland (Earth and Life Sciences division)

2011                Agence Nationale De La Recherche (ANR) France (Biodiversité, évolution, écologie et agronomie)

 

University Service and Outreach

 

Departmental committees:

2009-2010       Chair, Peer Review Committee

2010                Chair, Institute of the Environment Hiring Initiative Ad Hoc Committee.

2010-present   Curriculum Committee

2011-2012       HATCH Grant Proposal Review Committee

2011-2012       Insect Festival Committee

2010                Insect Systematics Search Committee

 

College committee:

2010-present   Curriculum Committee, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

 

University committees:

2010-present   Executive Committee, Center for Insect Science

2009-present   Admissions Committee, Entomology and Insect Sciences Graduate Interdisciplinary Program (EIS-GIDP)

2004-2010       Executive Committee, EIS-GIDP

2010                Travel Awards Committee, Institute of the Environment

2010                Travel Awards Committee, Center for Insect Science

2010                Board Member, NSF ADVANCE site visit

2009                Travel Awards Committee, Center for Insect Science

2007                Chair, Program Admissions Committee, Insect Science GIDP

2007                Faculty Research Proposal Review Committee, Center for Insect Science,

2005-2006       Travel Awards Committee, Center for Insect Science

2005-2006       Chair, Admissions Committee, Insect Science GIDP

2001                Organizer, Manduca sexta Biology Symposium, Center for Insect Science

1996                            Voting member (graduate student representative) EEB search committee for Evolutionary Geneticist Faculty

1995                Mentor in Native American Biology Bridge Program

1994-1995       Mentor in Undergraduate Research Training Program

 

Other Service

2010                Invited as Adjudicator of PhD thesis, Andhra University, India. Thesis Title: "Studies on life history and larval performance of some tropical butterfly species"

2009-present   Expert Consultant: The Round Table Group

2008                Consultant for The History Channel on hawkmoth evolution

2003                Judge for best student paper, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto, Canada

1996                International Science and Engineering Fair, Grand Awards Judge (Zoology)

1996                Mentor for United States Congressional Volunteer Program

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Publications

* based on work done as a graduate student

 

Refereed Journal Articles:

 

Von Arx M., J. Goyret, G. Davidowitz, and R.A. Raguso. (2012). Floral humidity as a reliable sensory cue for profitability assessment by nectar-foraging hawkmoths. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 9471-9476.

 

Davidowitz G., H.F. Nijhout, and D.A. Roff. (2012). Predicting the response to simultaneous selection: genetic architecture and physiological constraints. Evolution 66:2916-2928.

 

Potter K., J.L. Bronstein, and G. Davidowitz. (2012). Choice of oviposition sites by Manduca sexta and its consequences for egg and larval performance. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 144:286-293.

 

Miranda, V.A., G. Davidowitz, J. L. Bronstein, and S. P. Stock. (2012). The effect of insect host age and diet on the fitness of the entomopathogenic nematode - bacteria complex. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. (in press).

 

Barron-Gafford, G.A., U. Rascher, J.L. Bronstein, G. Davidowitz, B. Chaszar, and T.E. Huxman. (2012). Herbivory of wild Manduca sexta causes fast down-regulation of photosynthetic efficiency in Datura wrightii: an early signaling cascade visualized by chlorophyll fluorescence. Photosynthesis Research 113:249-260.

 

Potter K., G. Davidowitz, and H. A. Woods. (2011). Cross-stage consequences of egg temperature in the insect Manduca sexta. Functional Ecology 25:548-556.

 

Snell-Rood, E., G. Davidowitz, and D.R. Papaj. (2011). Reproductive tradeoffs of learning in a butterfly. Behavioral Ecology 22:291-302.

 

Stillwell, R.C. and G. Davidowitz. (2010). Sex differences in phenotypic plasticity of a mechanism that controls body size: implications for sexual size dimorphism. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:3819-3826.  

 

Stillwell, R.C. and G. Davidowitz. (2010). A developmental perspective on the evolution of sexual size dimorphism of a moth. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:2069-2074.

 

Alarcón, R., J.A. Riffell, and G. Davidowitz, J.G. Hildebrand, and J.L. Bronstein. (2010). Sex-dependent variation in the floral preferences of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Animal Behavior 80:289-296.

 

Nijhout H.F., D.A. Roff and G. Davidowitz. (2010). Conflicting processes in the evolution of body size and development time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 365:567-575.

 

Stillwell, R.C., W. Blanckenhorn, T. Teder, G. Davidowitz, and C.W. Fox. (2010). Sex differences in phenotypic plasticity of body size and variation in sexual size dimorphism – from physiology to ecology. Annual Review of Entomology 55:227-245.

 

Potter K., G. Davidowitz, and H.A. Woods. (2009). Insect eggs protected from high temperatures by limited homeothermy of plant leaves. Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3448-3454.

 

Bronstein J., T.E. Huxman, B. Horvath, M. Farabee, and G. Davidowitz. (2009). Reproductive biology of Datura wrightii: the benefits of a herbivorous pollinator.  Annals of Botany 103:1435-1443.

 

*Davidowitz, G. (2008). Population and environmental effects on the size-fecundity relationship in a common grasshopper across an aridity gradient. Journal of Orthoptera Research 17:265-272.

 

Riffell, J.A., R. Alarcón, L. Abrell, G. Davidowitz, J. L. Bronstein, and J. G. Hildebrand. (2008). Behavioral consequences of innate preferences and olfactory learning in hawkmoth-flower interactions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 105:3404-3409.

 

Alarcón, R., G. Davidowitz, and J.L. Bronstein. (2008). Nectar usage in a southern Arizona hawkmoth community. Ecological Entomology 33:503-509.

 

Nijhout, H.F., G. Davidowitz, and D.A. Roff. (2006). A quantitative analysis of the mechanism that controls body size in Manduca sexta. Journal of Biology 5:16 1-15.

 

Davidowitz, G., D.A. Roff, and H.F. Nijhout. (2005). A physiological perspective on the response of body size and development time to simultaneous directional selection. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45:525-531.

 

Davidowitz, G. and H.F. Nijhout. (2004). The physiological basis of reaction norms: the interaction between growth rate, the duration of growth and body size. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44:443-449.

 

Davidowitz, G., L.J. D’Amico, and H.F. Nijhout. (2004). The effects of environmental variation on a mechanism that controls insect body size. Evolutionary Ecology Research 6:49-62.

 

Davidowitz, G., L.J. D’Amico, and H.F. Nijhout. (2003). Critical weight in the development of insect body size. Evolution & Development 5:188-197.

 

*Davidowitz, G. (2002). Does precipitation variability increase from mesic to xeric biomes? Global Ecology and Biogeography 11:143-154.

 

D’Amico, L.J., G. Davidowitz, and H.F. Nijhout. (2001). The developmental and physiological basis of body size evolution in an insect. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B  268:1589-1593.

 

*Davidowitz, G., and M.L. Rosenzweig. (1998). The latitudinal gradient of species diversity among North American grasshoppers (Acrididae) within a single habitat: A test of the spatial heterogeneity hypothesis. Journal of Biogeography 25:553-560.

 

Horwitz, L.K., and G. Davidowitz. (1992). Dental pathology of wild pigs (Sus scrofa) from Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology 38:111-123.

 

Davidowitz, G., and Y. Leshem. (1981). Raptor migration survey in Eilat and Ein-Gedi, spring 1981. Torgos 3:9-16 (in Hebrew).

 

Chapters in Scholarly Books and Monographs:

 

Nijhout, H.F., and G. Davidowitz. (2009). The developmental-physiological basis of phenotypic plasticity. In Whitman, D. W. and T. N. Ananthakrishnan (eds.). Phenotypic Plasticity in Insects: Mechanisms and Consequences  pp. 589-608. Science Publishers, Inc. Plymouth, UK.

 

Davidowitz G., and L. Kolska Horwitz. (2007). Inter-population variation in wild boar from Israel. In: Albarella,U. Dobney, K., Ervynck A., and Rowley-Conwy, P. (eds.) Pigs and Humans: 10,000 Years of Interaction. pp 228-240. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

 

Bronstein, J.L., T.E. Huxman, and G. Davidowitz. (2007). Plant-mediated effects linking herbivory and polllination. In: Ohgushi T., T.G. Craig, and P.W. Price (eds) Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs, pp.75-103. Cambridge University Press.

 

Nijhout, H.F., and G. Davidowitz. (2003). Developmental perspectives on phenotypic instability, canalization, and fluctuating asymmetry. In: Polak, M. (ed.) Developmental Instability (DI): Causes and Consequences pp. 3-13. Oxford University Press.

 

Davidowitz, G. (1999). Grasshoppers. in: S.J. Phillips and P.W. Comus (eds.) In: A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. S.J. Phillips and P.W. Comus (eds.) Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

 

Davidowitz, G. (1990). The Mousterian rodent community of the Quneitra Valley as suggested by the recent rodent community. In: Goren-Inbar, N. (ed.) Quneitra, A Mousterian Site on the Golan Heights pp.220-223. Qedem, Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. 

 

Davidowitz, G., E. Tchernov and L.K. Horwitz. (1986). Faunal remains from the water-well in Tel-Mor preliminary report. in: Nir, Y. Water Level of Ancient Wells as an Indicator of Early Sea Levels and Neotectonic Changes in the Mediterranean Coastal Area of Israel. Geological Survey of Israel, report GSI/3/4/86.

 

Book:

 

Davidowitz, G. and E. Gdallison (eds). (1982). The Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, second edition pps. 220 (in Hebrew) SPNI publication.

 

Book Review:

 

Davidowitz G. (2013). Book Review: Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects. Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, Stephen P. Roberts. Quarterly Review of Biology (in press).

 

Davidowitz, G. (2009). Book Review: Ecological Developmental Biology: Integrating Epigenetics, Medicine and Evolution.  Scott F. Gilbert and David Epel.  Integrative  and Comparative Biology 49:727-729.

 

 

Work in Progress

 

Snell-Rood, E.C., G. Davidowitz and D.R. Papaj (in review). Plasticity in learning causes immediate and trans-generational changes in energy allocation. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

 

Contreras, H.L., M. von Arx, J.L. Bronstein, J. Goyret, C. Pierce, R.A. Raguso, and G. Davidowitz (in review). The effect of ambient humidity on the foraging behavior of the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. Journal of Comparative Physiology- A.

 

Davidowitz G. (2014). Growth and Differentiation. in L. B. Martin, C. K. Ghalambor and H. A. Woods, Integrative Organismal Biology. Wiley and Sons. (invited).

 

 

Duong, N., T. Cao, G. Davidowitz, A. Dornhaus. (in preparation) Metabolic aging and how metabolism affects lifespan in worker bumble bees (Bombus impatiens).

 

Stillwell, R.C., A. Daws, and G. Davidowitz. (in revision). The ontogeny of sexual size dimorphism of a moth: when do males and females grow apart? Oecologia.

 

Davidowitz, G., D.A. Roff, and H.F. Nijhout. Physiological synergism and antagonism in the evolution of life histories. American Naturalist.

 

Helm, B.R., and G. Davidowitz. Ontogenetic scaling of insect tracheal system size influenced by diet quality. Journal of Experimental Biology.

 

Harrison, J. F., A. Cease, J. M. VandenBrooks, T. Albert, N. Pierce, and G. Davidowitz. Caterpillars selected for large body size and short development time are more susceptible to oxygen-related stress. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology.

 

Thaler, J.S., H. Contreras, and G. Davidowitz. Effects of predation risk and plant resistance on Manduca sexta caterpillar feeding behavior and physiology. Ecological Entomology.

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Two of our publications had commentaries written about them:

Parker J., and Johnston L.A. (2006). The proximate determinants of insect size. Journal of Biology 5:15-19, is a commentary on Nijhout et al. 2006.

 

Stern D. (2001). Body-size evolution: how to evolve a mammoth moth. Curr. Biol. 11:R917-R919, is a commentary on D’Amico et al. 2001.

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Conferences/Scholarly Presentations

 

Invited Seminar Presentations

2012           University of Arziona: Hildebrand lab grooup

2012           University of Arizona, Hexapodia: Center for Insect Science

2012           Conversations with Faculty: Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) orientation, University of Arizona

2011           Conversations with Faculty: Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) orientation, University of Arizona

2011           University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2010           University of Houston, Department of Biology and Biochemistry

2009           University of Kentucky, Department of Entomology (3 talks)

2009           University of Arizona, Department of Entomology

2009           Field Safety, Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) orientation, University of Arizona

2008           University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The NSF review process: The inside scoop

2008           Center for Insect Science (CIS), Postdoctoral Program for Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT). Securing NSF grants: some tricks and tips

2007           Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie (UPMC - Paris VI), Department of Fonctionnement et Evolution des Systèmes Ecologiques, Paris, France

2007           Ecole Normale Supérieure - Laboratoire d’Ecologie, Paris, France.

2007           University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences

2007           Field Safety, Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) orientation, University of Arizona

2006           Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel, Department of Life Sciences

2006           University of Arizona, Department of Entomology

2006           University of Arizona, Hexapodia: Center for Insect Science

2006           Field Safety, Undergraduate Biology Research Program (UBRP) orientation, University of Arizona

2006           National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, Arlington, VA

2005                 National Science Foundation, Integrative and Organismal Biology, Arlington, VA

2005                 Leiden University, Netherlands, Institute of Biology

2005                 University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of Biological Sciences

2004                 University of Arizona, Department of Entomology

2004                 Vanderbilt University, Department of Biology

2004                 University of South Carolina, Department of Biological Sciences

2004                 University of Arizona, Division of Neurobiology

2003                 University of California at Riverside, Department of Biology

2002                 University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2001                 University of Arizona, Department of Entomology

2001                 University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

2000                 University of Arizona, Center for Insect Science

2000                 Duke University, Population Biology Seminar

1997           NEC Research Institute, Princeton NJ

1996           University of Arizona, Flinn Genetics Program Research Presentation

1996           University of Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

1995           University of Arizona, Center for Insect Science

 

Invited Symposium Presentations

2012           Entomological Society, Rehovot, Israel

2012           Symposium on insect morphometrics, Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN

2011           Research Insights in Semiarid Ecosystems (RISE) Symposium, University of Arizona

2010           Symposium on Ecological Development, European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, Paris, France

2010           Symposium on life history evolution in butterflies. 6th International Conference on the Biology of Butterflies 2010 (ICBB), Alberta, Canada

2008           Symposium on Evolution and Development of Integrated Phenotypes at the International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa

2008           Symposium on Ecology and Evolution of Herbivore Pollination Systems at the International Congress of Entomology, Durban, South Africa

2008           Invited symposium participant: Temperature, Ectotherms and Energetics, Fourth International Meeting in Africa for Comparative Physiology & Biochemistry, Mara Simba Lodge, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya (declined due to civil war)

2007           Invited Expert to working group on: Thermal adaptation in ectotherms: Linking life history, physiology, behaviour and genetics. European Science Foundation (ESF), Barcelona, Spain

2006           Symposium: Ecological Stoichiometry of Terrestrial Animals, Ecological Society of America, Memphis TN

2004                 Symposium: Selection Experiments as a Tool in Evolutionary and Comparative Physiology: Insights into Complex Traits, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans

2004           Symposium: The Evolution of Thermal Reaction Norms for Growth Rate and Body Size in Ectotherms. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans

2003           Symposium: Desert Ecology of Arthropods. Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch

2001           Manduca sexta Biology Symposium, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona

1994           University of Arizona, NSF Research Training Grant in Biological Diversification Symposium

 

Contributed Papers at Conferences

2013           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA (two posters)

2012           XVI International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste, Stockholm, Sweden

2012           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Charleston, SC (two presentations, two posters)

2011           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Salt Lake City, UT (two presentations)

2010           Society for the Study of Evolution, Portland, OR

2010           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Seattle WA

2009           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston MA

2008           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Atlanta, GA

2006           Ecological Society of America, Memphis TN

2006           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Orlando, FL

2005           International Workshop on the Evolution of Sexual Size Dimorphism, Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland

2005           European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Krakow, Poland

2005           Biannual Soil Ecology Society, Chicago, IL, poster with undergraduate Benjamin Collins

2005           Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada

2005           Society for the Study of Evolution, Fairbanks, Alaska

2005           Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division of AAAS, poster with undergraduate Jenni Barker

2005           University of Arizona, Center for Insect science, Hexapodia

2004           Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR

2004           Student Showcase, University of Arizona, poster with undergraduate Rebecca Ruppel

2004           Student Showcase, University of Arizona, poster with undergraduate Kelly Mackay

2003           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Toronto, Canada

2003           Society for the Study of Evolution, Chico CA

2003           European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Leeds UK

2002           American Society of Naturalists, Banff, Canada.

2002           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Anaheim, CA

2001           Society for the Study of Evolution, Knoxville TN

2001           Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Chicago, IL

2000           Society for the Study of Evolution, Bloomington, IN

1999           Society for the Study of Evolution, Madison WI

1997           Society for the Study of Evolution, Boulder CO

1996           Ecological Society of America , Providence RI

1996           Society for the Study of Evolution, St. Louis MO

1996           Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science, Los Angeles

1995           The Fourth Annual Poster Hexapodium, Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona

1995           Sixth Annual Conference of the University of Arizona Undergraduate Biology Research Program, University of Arizona. 

1994           Ecological Society of America, Knoxville, TN

1994           Southwest Association of Biologists, Ghost Ranch NM

 

Community Presentations:

2012           Arizona
Mystery Writers group

2012           Science Saturday at the Santa Rita Experimental Range

2010           Sonoran Arthropod Studies Institute (SASI), Tucson, Arizona

2010           Palo Verde High School, Tucson, Arizona (5 talks)

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Grants and Contracts

 

Federal:

2011-2016 NSF, CAREER: The flight-fecundity tradeoff – functional physiology and fitness. (PI, 100% effort). $881,000.

 

2012-2013 NSF, Research Opportunity Award (ROA), supplement to CAREER (PI, 15% effort); in collaboration with Heidy Contreras, University of La Verne. $25,000.

 

2010-2011 Supplemental funding to DoD-DARPA. (PI, 100% effort). $78,124.

 

2010-2012 NSF, Collaborative Research: Scale and context-dependence of relative humidity to adult Manduca sexta behavior. (coPI, 50% effort); with Robert Raguso, Cornell University. $612,000.

 

2006-2010 DoD-DARPA, Cyborg moths: melding microelectromechanical systems with neurons for motion control in freely flying insects. (coPI- 20% effort); in collaboration with John Hildebrand and Richard Levine (UA). Joel Voldman (MIT) and Thomas Daniel (UW, Seattle). $6,230,000.

 

2009           NSF, Symposium on Evolution and Development of Integrated Phenotypes at the International Congress of Entomology in Durban, South Africa. (coPI, 40% effort) in collaboration with Lisa Nagy (UA) and Elizabeth Jockush University of Connecticut, Stores. $20,000.

 

2008-2009 NSF-ADVANCE, Mutualistic entomopathogens: A model system for studies of mutualism and multitrophic interactions. (coPI, 33% effort) in collaboration with Patricia Stock and Judith Bronstein (UA). $34,933.

 

2003-2006 NSF, A model for species interactions: costs and benefits of linked herbivory/pollination in Datura wrightii and Manduca sexta (coPI, 33% effort) in collaboration with Judith Bronstein and Travis Huxman (UA). $474,000.

 

2002-2005 NSF, The Physiological Regulation of Simultaneously Selected Traits (PI, 60% effort) in collaboration with Fred Nijhout (Duke) and Derek Roff (UC Riverside). $585,399.

 

2006           Supplemental Funding to: NSF, The Physiological Regulation of Simultaneously Selected Traits (PI, 100% effort). $39,048.

 

1999-2003 NSF, The Role of Development in Reaction Norm Evolution (coPI, 50% effort) in collaboration with Fred Nijhout (Duke University). $270,000.

 

1995           NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (PI, 100% effort). $8000.

 

 

University of Arizona:

2012-2013 Institute of the Environment (UA) Faculty Exploratory Research Grant: Linking physiology and climate change (PI, 100% effort). $10,000.

 

2008           Center for Insect Science (CIS) seed grant. Oviposition site choice: From neurons to selection. (coPI, 20% effort) in collaboration with Leif Abrell, Judith Bronstein, John Hildebrand, Travis Huxman, Jeff Riffell (UA). $10,000.

 

2005           CATTS fellowship for Insect Discovery (coPI, 50%) in collaboration with Kristen Potter. $32,000.

 

Total funding                                                                                                            $9,309,504

Total funding to University of Arizona                                                                 $4,363,227

Total funding to UA since start of Assistant Professor position (2009)             $1,606,124

Total funding to Davidowitz since start of Assistant Professor position (2009)           $1,333,562

 

Sabbatical Visitors

2011 Jennifer Thaler, Cornell University

 

Extent of Teaching

 

2010 ENTO415/EIS515, Insect Biology (With David Byrne and Xianchun Li). 23 students.

 

2011 ENTO 401/EIS501, Ecological Physiology. 14 students.

         ENTO415/EIS515, Insect Biology (With Kathleen Walker and Xianchun Li). 24 students.

 

2012 ENTO 401/EIS501, Ecological Physiology. 20 students.

         ENTO415/EIS515, Insect Biology (With Kathleen Walker and Xianchun Li). 28 students.

 

Guest Lectures:

Fundamentals in Ecology Core Course (ECOL 600B): 2003. 2004, 2005, 2007

Topics in Social Insect Biology (ECOL 497S/597S): 2010

 

 

Individual Student Contact

 

Undergraduate Advising:

 

Honors Research Supervision:

2012 Undergraduate Honors Program for Clayton Pierce

2006 Undergraduate Honors Program for Suzanne Steinberg

2006 Undergraduate Honors Program for Brianne Kiley

 

Independent Study:

 

Research Supervision:

 

Graduate Advising:

 

Major Advisor:

Ph.D., current:

Bryan Helm (EEB)

Nhi Duong (EIS)

Jaika Ojha (EIS)

Cristina Francois (EIS)

 

Ph.D., graduated: 

Kristen Potter (co-advisor) 2010. Life on a leaf: Causes and consequences of oviposition- site choice in Manduca sexta. Kristen Potter is currently a postdoc at Arizona State University.

 

 

Committee Member:

Ph.D., current

Chan Lin (EIS)

Daniel Charbonneau (EIS)

Ginny Fitzpatrick (EEB)

Joseph Deas (EIS)

Lisa Wang (EEB)

Matthew Nielsen (EEB)

Pedro Rodrigues (EIS)

Eileen Jeffrey (EIS)

 

Ph.D., graduated

Emilie Snell-Rood (EEB)

Matthew Herron (EEB)

 

M.Sc., current

Christopher Bibbs (EIS)

Jason Schaller (EIS)

 

M.Sc., graduated

Aaron Beyerlein (EIS)

Victoria Miranda (Entomology)

 

Graduate Independent Studies:

 

Postdoctoral Training

2012-present, Martin von Arx, NSF grant: Scale and context-dependence of relative humidity to adult Manduca sexta behavior.

2012-present, Chandreyee Mitra, PERT Fellowship (NIH): Mud puddling in butterflies: An example of sexually selected male provided direct benefit?

2007-2010, Craig R. Stillwell, PERT Fellowship (NIH): The Ontogeny and Developmental Physiology of Sexual Size Dimorphism. Stillwell is a postdoctoral fellow at Michigan State University.

2009-2011, Heidy A. Contreras, NSF grant: Scale and context-dependence of relative humidity to adult Manduca sexta behavior

2011, Bernard Wone, NSf grant: CAREER: The flight-fecundity tradeoff - functional physiology and fitness