© 2016 by Trisha Spanbauer. Proudly created with Wix.com

Trisha Lyn Spanbauer

EDUCATION

2015   

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

Ph.D.: Geology and Biology

Dissertation: Sizes, shifts, & structures: A statistical exploration of changes in diatom morphologies and communities

 

2002   

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee                       

B.F.A.: Visual Art and Art History. Certificate: Women’s Studies

Graduated with High Honors

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

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

PUBLICATIONS

 

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.

doi: 10.1130/G33062

 

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.

 

*indicates journal cover

 

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)

 

2012                

Mid-America Paleontology Society (MAPS) Outstanding Student Research Award, The Paleontological Society ($800)

 

2011                

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

 

2013

Geological Society of America, On to the Future Award

 

2013                

Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Student Travel Award

 

2012                

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

 

2010                

International Diatom Symposium Student Travel Award

2009                

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

 

2013                

Instructor of record, Environmental Geology, University of Nebraska – Lincoln

2011                

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

                              

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2019    

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

2018    

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

 

2017    

EcoRe3 Workshop, PAGES (Finse, Norway) Integrating paleolimnology with resilience theory

 

2016    

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

 

2015    

USEPA (Cincinnati, OH) A look at recent environmental change through the lens of paleoecology

 

2014    

Organization for Tropical Studies (Costa Rica) Diatom Diversification in an Ancient Tropical Lake System

 

SELECT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

*indicates co-lead authorship

2019    

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.

 

2018    

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.

 

2017    

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.

 

2016    

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.

 

2015    

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.

 

2014    

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.

 

2013    

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.

 

2012    

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.

 

2010    

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.

 

2009    

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

 

SERVICE

Manuscript Reviewer

Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Environmental Management, Hydrobiologia, Ecography, Microorganisms, Water, Nature Communications, Ecology, Diatom Research, American Journal of Botany

 

Proposal Reviewer

National Geographic Society, Paleontological Society, AmeriCorps

 

2018 to present

Diatom Data Steward, Neotoma Paleoecology Database

2017                

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

 

OUTREACH

 

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

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association for the Sciences of Limnology & Oceanography, Geological Society of America, International Paleolimnology Association, The Paleontological Society

Email: trisha.spanbauer@utoledo.edu