Trisha Lyn Spanbauer
University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Ph.D.: Geology and Biology
Dissertation: Sizes, shifts, & structures: A statistical exploration of changes in diatom morphologies and communities
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
B.F.A.: Visual Art and Art History. Certificate: Women’s Studies
Graduated with High Honors
2019 to Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences & Lake Erie Center, University of Toledo
2017 to 2019 NSF Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin
2015 to 2017 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, National Research Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
2010 to 2015 Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
2009 to 2010 Laboratory Technician (III), School of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Stone, J.R., J.E. Saros, T.L. Spanbauer (2019) The Influence of Fetch on the Holocene Thermal Structure of Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park. Frontiers in Earth Science 7: 28.
Sundstrom, S.M., D.G. Angeler, C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, L. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, T.L. Spanbauer, C. Stow, C.R. Allen (2018) The distribution and role of functional abundance in cross‐scale resilience Ecology 99(11): 2421-2432.
Hampton, S.E., S. McGowan, T. Ozersky, S.G.P. Virdis, T.-T. Vu, T.L. Spanbauer, B.M. Kraemer, G. Swann, A. Mackay, S. Powers, M.F. Meyer, S.G. Labou, C.M. O’Reilly, M. DiCarlo, A.W.E. Galloway, S. Fritz (2018) Recent ecological change in ancient lakes Limnology and Oceanography 63: 2277-2304. doi: 10.1002/lno.10938
Chuang, W.C., A. Garmestani, T.N. Eason, T.L Spanbauer, H.B. Fried-Petersen, C.P. Roberts, S.M. Sundstrom, J.L. Burnett, D.G. Angeler, B.C. Chaffin, L. Gunderson, D. Twidwell, C.R. Allen (2018) Enhancing quantitative approaches for assessing community resilience Journal of Environmental Management 213: 353-362.
*Spanbauer, T.L., S. Brown, R. Cartier, D. Conley, S.C. Fritz, C. Schiller, E.C. Theriot, C. Whitlock, P. Zahajská (2018) Yellowstone Lake Coring Projects: Research with a History Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 27(1): 6-10.
Spanbauer, T.L., S.C. Fritz, P.A. Baker (2018) Punctuated changes in the morphology of an endemic diatom from Lake Titicaca Paleobiology 44(1):89-100. doi: 10.1017/pab.2017.27
Scown, M.W., J.E. Flotemersch, T.L. Spanbauer, A.S. Garmestani, T. Eason, B.C. Chaffin (2017) People and water: Exploring the social-ecological condition of watersheds of the conterminous United States. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5: 64. doi: 10.1525/elementa.189
Kelly, P.T., T. Bell, A.J. Reisinger, T.L. Spanbauer, L.E. Bortolotti, J.A. Brentrup, C. Briseño-Avena, X. Dong, A.M. Flanagan, E.M. Follett, J. Grosse, T. Guy-Haim, M.A. Holgerson, R.A. Hovel, J.Y. Luo, N.C. Millette, A. Mine, M.E. Muscarella, S.K. Oliver, H.J. Smith (2017) Ecological Dissertations in Aquatic Science (Eco-DAS): An excellent networking opportunity for early career aquatic scientists. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 26: 25-30.
Sundstrom, S. M., T. Eason, R.J. Nelson, D.G. Angeler, C. Barichievy, A.S. Garmestani, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, L. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, T.L. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow, and C.R. Allen (2017) Detecting spatial regimes in ecosystems. Ecology Letters 20: 19–32. doi:10.1111/ele.12709
Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz, A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, J.R. Stone, C.A. Stow, S.M. Sundstrom (2016) Body size distributions signal a regime shift in a lake ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160249.
Angeler, D. G., C.R. Allen, C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A.S. Garmestani, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, L.H. Gunderson, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, R.J. Nelson, M. Nyström, T.L. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow and S.M. Sundstrom (2015) Management applications of discontinuity theory. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12494
Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz, A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, and J.R. Stone (2014) Prolonged Instability Prior to a Regime Shift. PLOS One 9 (10): e108936. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0108936
Nemec, K. T., J. Chan, C. Hoffman, T. L. Spanbauer, J. A. Hamm, C. R. Allen, T. Hefley, D. Pan and P. Shrestha (2014) Assessing Resilience in Stressed Watersheds. Ecology and Society 19 (1): 34. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol19/iss1/art34/
Fritz, S.C., P.A. Baker, P. Tapia, T. Spanbauer, K. Westover (2012) Evolution of Lake Titicaca basin and its diatom flora over the last ~ 370,000 years. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 317-318: 93–103.
Saros, J.E., J.R. Stone, G.T. Pederson, K. Slemmons, T.L. Spanbauer, A. Schleip, D. Cahl, C.E. Williamson, D.R. Engstrom (2012) Climate-induced changes in lake ecosystem structure inferred from coupled neo- and paleoecological approaches Ecology 93:2155–2164. doi: 10.1890/11-2218.1
*Weber, K.A., T.L. Spanbauer, D. Wacey, M.R. Kilburn, D.B. Loope, R.M. Kettler (2012) Biosignatures link microorganisms to iron mineralization in a paleoaquifer Geology 40: 747–750.
Byrne-Bailey, K.G., K.A. Weber, A.H. Chair, S. Bose, T.K. Knox, C. Chow, T.L. Spanbauer, O. Chertkov, J.D. Coates (2010) Completed genome sequence of the anaerobic iron-oxidizing bacterium Acidovorax ebreus strain TPSY. Journal of Bacteriology 192: 1475–1476.
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PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS
Spanbauer, T.L., C. Briseño-Avena, K.J. Pitz, E. Suter (submitted) Bridging the Salty Divide, Revisited: Salty Sensors, Fresh Ideas
Garmestani, A.S., D.G. Angeler, C. Barichievy, B.C. Chaffin, T. Eason, N.A.J. Graham, D. Granholm, M. Knutson, K.L. Nash, R.J. Nelson, M. Nystrom, T.L. Spanbauer, C.A. Stow, S. Sundstrom, D. Twidwell, C.R. Allen (submitted) Challenges and guidance for managing social-ecological systems
GRANTS & FELLOWSHIPS
2017 to 2019
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Texas at Austin Ancient DNA meets modern genomes: an exploration of diatom evolution, ecology, and environmental change in the Yellowstone Basin ($174,000)
2015 to 2017
Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Academies Research Associateship Program ~ National Research Council, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Measuring the Resilience of Ecosystems with Archival and Historical Long-Term Data Sets ($82,500)
2014 to 2015
Presidential Fellowship, University of Nebraska – Lincoln ($24,000)
2013 to 2016
NSF Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology (Co-PI) Morphology and Molecules: Diatom Diversification, Extinction, and Dispersal in an Ancient Tropical Lake System ($180,000)
2012 to 2013
American Microscopical Society, Student Research Fellowship ($800)
Mid-America Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Student Research Award, The Paleontological Society ($800)
Graduate Student Research Grant, Geological Society of America ($1,850)
2010 to 2013
NSF Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) ($96,750)
HONORS & AWARDS
Geological Society of America, On to the Future Award
Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Student Travel Award
Myerly-Martin Award for Excellence in Graduate Research: Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
2010 to 2012
Honorable Mention, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
International Diatom Symposium Student Travel Award
North American Diatom Symposium Student Travel Award
TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP EXPERIENCE
2017 to present
Graduate research mentor, University of Texas at Austin
2014 to 2015
Undergraduate research mentor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Instructor of record, Environmental Geology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
Guest Lecturer, Biogeography, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
2010 to 2011
High School Mentor, EnvironMentors Program
2009 to 2015
Laboratory Technician/Research Assistant, University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Supervision of undergraduate and REU students working on independent projects
2001 to 2002
Teaching Assistant, Art 299/499: Advanced Printmaking Workshop, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
ICDP workshop on The Lake Tanganyika Drilling Project (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) Preliminary sedimentary DNA results from Lake Tanganyika
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky) Revealing historical processes in Yellowstone Lake through paleolimnology and molecular ecology
ESA Ignite session, Ecological Society of America (New Orleans, LA) Extreme events, scale, and the paleoecological record
ICDP workshop on Scientific Drilling of Lake Nam Co (Beijing, China) Diatoms and aDNA prospects in Lake Nam Co
EcoRe3 Workshop, PAGES (Salt Lake City, UT) Abrupt change in paleoecological records: from a systematic review to a meta-analysis
University of Toledo (Toledo, OH) History and diversity: Understanding microscopic organisms in large lakes
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI) Ancient DNA and modern genomes: an exploration of diatom evolution and environmental change in the Yellowstone Basin
EcoRe3 Workshop, PAGES (Finse, Norway) Integrating paleolimnology with resilience theory
Tarleton State University (Stephenville, TX) Pursing careers in the natural resource sciences
Indiana State University (Terre Haute, IN) Punctuational change in the size of an endemic diatom from Lake Titicaca
USEPA (Cincinnati, OH) A look at recent environmental change through the lens of paleoecology
Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) Diatom Diversification in an Ancient Tropical Lake System
SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
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Spanbauer, T.L., J. Cooper, E.C. Theriot Chloroplast genomes of closely related Stephanodiscus species and populations: towards a phylogeography Oral presentation given at the North American Diatom Symposium, Eatonton, GA.
Spanbauer, T.L., E.C. Theriot, L. Naski Keffer, P.R. Owen, Scientists working with K-12 educators: a method to expand research-based inquiry in the classroom Oral presentation given at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, San Juan, PR.
Spanbauer, T.L. and E.C. Theriot Heritability of morphological variation in the Stephanodiscus niagarae complex (Thalassiosiraceae: Bacillariophyta) Oral presentation given at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Spanbauer, T.L. and E.C. Theriot Plastid variation in closely related diatoms Oral presentation given at the Phycological Society of America annual meeting, Vancouver, BC.
W. Chuang*, T.L. Spanbauer*, T. Eason, A. Garmestani Quantitative approaches for assessing ecological and community resilience Oral presentation co-delivered at the Ecological Society of America annual meeting, Portland, OR.
Spanbauer, T.L, S.C. Fritz, T. Eason, and A.S. Garmestani Using paleolimnology to test resilience theory Oral presentation given at the ASLO Summer Meeting, Santa Fe, NM.
Spanbauer, T.L and S.C. Fritz Evolutionary change in a dominant phytoplankton species complex in Lake Titicaca during the last ~370,000 years Oral presentation given at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Granada, Spain.
Spanbauer, T.L and S.C. Fritz Morphological Evolution of a Dominant Phytoplankton from Lake Titicaca Video poster presentation at the UNL Research Fair, Lincoln, NE.
Spanbauer, T.L., C.R. Allen, D.G. Angeler, T. Eason, S.C. Fritz, A.S. Garmestani, K.L. Nash, and J.R. Stone Paleo-thresholds: What the past can tell us about abrupt changes in ecosystems Oral presentation at Resilience 2014, Montpellier, France.
Spanbauer, T.L., T. Hefley, J. Stone, and S.C. Fritz Using paleoecological data to test models and indicators of extinction. Poster presentation at the ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
Spanbauer, T.L*. and T. J. Hefley* Modeling critical transitions in natural systems: Can extinctions be predicted? Poster presentation at the IGERT Annual meeting, Washington, D.C.
Spanbauer, T.L., J.R. Stone, J.E. Saros, and S.C. Fritz The Paleoecology of the Holocene Diatom Flora of a Pristine Alpine Lake and Its Implications for Regional Paleoclimatology. Poster presentation, International Diatom Symposium, St. Paul, MN.
Spanbauer, T.L., J.R. Stone, J.E. Saros, and S.C. Fritz Cyclotella Response to Climate Change During the Holocene: An Analysis of the Diatom Paleoecology of a Pristine Alpine Lake in Glacier National Park. Poster presented at the 20th North American Diatom Symposium, Lake Okoboji, IA.
Spanbauer, T.L., D. Wacey, M.R. Kilburn, R.M. Kettler, D.B. Loope, K.A. Weber Biosignatures in Spheroidal Iron Oxide-Rich Concretions from the Navajo Sandstone. Poster presented at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, San Francisco, CA.
INVITED WORKING GROUPS
June 2019 ICDP Workshop on Scientific Drilling of Lake Tanganyika, Africa
May 2018 EcoRe3 - Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems, PAGES
May 2018 ICDP Workshop on Scientific Drilling of Lake Nam Co (Tibetan Plateau)
Jan. 2018 AnDiNa IV: Species Range Shifts & Local Adaptations
Mar. 2017 EcoRe3 - Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems, PAGES
Oct. 2016 Eco-DAS Ecological Dissertation in the Aquatic Science, ASLO/University of Hawai’i
Oct. 2014 Powell Center Working Group, Understanding and Managing for Resilience, USGS
Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management, Hydrobiologia, Ecography, Microorganisms, Water, Nature Communications, Ecology, Diatom Research, American Journal of Botany
National Geographic Society, Paleontological Society, AmeriCorps
2018 to present
Diatom Data Steward, Neotoma Paleoecology Database
Panelist, National Science Foundation
2014 to 2015
McNair Scholar’s Judge, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
2014 to 2015
Student Ambassador, Paleontological Society
2013 to 2014
Review Panel, Geosciences Teaching Activities, On the Cutting Edge, SERC
2012 to 2013
Graduate Research Fair Planning Committee, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
2011 to 2014
Council of Students, Chancellor’s Commission on the Status of Women, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
2010 to 2011
IGERT Student Graduate Representative of the Steering Committee, University of Nebraska – Lincoln
2017 to present
Texas Memorial Museum, Public outreach activities and K-12 teacher training
2009 to 2015
Nebraska State Museum, Public outreach activities and programming for K-12
2008 to 2014
University Place Community Organization, Treasurer, Board of Directors and River Clean-up Supervisor
2010 to 2011
Huntington Elementary Community Learning Center, Volunteer
Feb. 2019 Network Modeling Tutorial, NIMBioS
Aug. 2017 SNP genotyping and high-throughput amplicon sequencing, Oregon State University
May 2017 Metagenomics and Genome Variant Analysis, CCBB – University of Texas at Austin
Aug. 2016 GIS Applications in Aquatic Ecology & Evolution, St. Louis University
Mar. 2015 La Kretz Center Conservation Genomics Workshop, UCLA
July 2014 Bioinformatics & NGS Workshop, UNL
June 2014 Preparing Future Faculty Course, UNL
Jan. 2014 Tropical Ecology Course, Organization for Tropical Studies
Aug. 2012 Sao Paulo School of Advanced Science – evolution, SP.SAS-evo
June 2011 Preparing for an Academic Career in the Geosciences, Cutting Edge
Mar. 2011 Science: Becoming the Messenger, NSF
Feb. 2011 Taking Charge of Your Career Development, UNL
Jan. 2011 Teaching and Learning Workshop – Systems-thinking, UNL
American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography, Geological Society of America, International Paleolimnology Association, The Paleontological Society