Kenneth James Chapin

Kenneth James Chapin

Curriculum Vitae

Contact information


Website:                        www.kennychapin.com

Email:                         chapinkj@gmail.com

Mail:                         Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

                        University of Arizona

P.O. Box 210088, Tucson, AZ 85721

Appointments


2018–        Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona

2018–        Research Associate, U.S. Geological Survey, Southwest Biological Science Center, Canyonlands Field Station, Moab, UT.

2016–18        Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Neurobiology, Psychology and Behavior, University of California, Davis.

2016        Instructor, Evolution (EEB120). Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA.

2015–16        Instructor, Animal Behavior (EEB129). Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA.

2009–11        Collections Manager, Department of Arthropoda (wet and pinned collections), West Texas A&M University.

Degrees


2016        PhD, Biology. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Advised by Dr. Peter Nonacs. Dissertation: Behavioral ecology of cave and epigean Phrynus longipes. Link

2011        MS, Biology. Department of Life, Earth & Environmental Sciences, West Texas A&M University (WTAMU), Canyon, Texas. Advised by Dr. W. David Sissom. Thesis: Ecology and natural history of the tree-inhabiting social amblypygid Heterophrynus batesii (Amblypygi: Phrynidae) in Eastern Amazonian Ecuador. Link

2008        BA, Environmental Studies. Collegium of Natural Sciences, Eckerd College (EC), St. Petersburg, Florida. Minors: Biology and Visual Art. Advised by Dr. Elizabeth Forys.

2005        Certification, Environmental Education. Project WILD and Project WILD Aquatic. Council for Environmental Education, Houston, Texas.

Research Grants & Awards


2018        Open Access Publishing Fund, University of Arizona ($560)

2018        Open Access Fund, UC Davis ($1000)

2017        Herbert Levi Memorial Fund for Arachnological Research, American Arachnological Society ($1660)

2016        Travel Grant, Animal Behavior Society ($500)

2016        Scherbaum Award for Distinguished Research by a Graduate Student, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($100)

2016        Research award, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($1500)

2016        Travel Award, Animal Behavior Society ($500)

2015        Lasiewski Award for Outstanding Research Accomplishments in Organismic Biology, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($200)

2015        Research Grant, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($1000)

2015        Student Research Grant, Animal Behavior Society ($1500)

2014        Research Grant, Tubb Canyon Desert Conservancy (co-PI, $60,000)

2014        Travel Award, American Arachnological Society ($300)

2014        Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund, American Museum of Natural History ($2500)

2014        The Explorers Club Exploration Fund, The Explorers Club ($2000)

2013        Faucett Research Grant, UCLA Latin American Institute ($2000)

2013        Travel Grant, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($1000)

2012        1st place, poster competition, 36th Meeting of the American Arachnological Society ($200)

2012        Travel Grant, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA ($335)

2012        Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploration & Field Research, American Philosophical Society ($5000)

2012        Travel Award, American Arachnological Society ($500)

2010        Killgore Student Research Grant, WTAMU ($482)

2010        Lloyd David and Carlye Cannon Wattis Foundation, Denver Museum of Nature & Science ($800)

2009        Killgore Student Research Grant, WTAMU ($499)

2009        Killgore Research Enhancement Grant, WTAMU ($5000)

Academic fellowships


2015–16        Holmes O. Miller Fellowship ($6000)

2015–16        EEB Departmental Fellowship, UCLA ($6500)

2014–15        Nominee, Fred Eiserling and Judith Lengyel Graduate Doctoral Fellowship, UCLA

2014–15        Edwin W. Pauley Fellowship, UCLA, UCLA ($15,000)

2013–14        EEB Departmental Fellowship, UCLA ($6500)

2011–12        Edwin W. Pauley Fellowship, UCLA ($15,000)

2011–15        UCLA Regents Stipends ($40,345)

2011–15        UCLA Regents Registration Fees Grant ($40,735)

2011–15        UCLA Fees Remissions ($29,468)

2011–12        Nonresident Tuition Grant, UCLA ($15,102)

2010–11        Student Endowment Scholastic Scholarship, WTAMU (declined)

2009–11        Graduate Research Assistantship, WTAMU ($30,000)

2007–08        Excellence Awards Nomination, EC

2004–08        Honors Scholar, EC ($24,000)

2004–08        Florida Bright Futures Medallion Scholar

Peer-reviewed publications


14.        Chapin KJ, Smith KH. in press. Vertically stratified arthropod diversity in Florida upland hardwood forests. Florida Entomologist.

13.        Chapin KJ, Winkler DE, Wiencek P*, Agnarsson I. 2018. Island biogeography and ecological modeling of the amblypygid Phrynus marginemaculatus in the Florida Keys archipelago. Ecology & Evolution. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.4333 Link

12.         Chapin KJ, Chen E*. 2018. Reproductive strategy of a cave-living arachnid with indeterminate growth (Phrynus longipes). Journal of Arachnology 46:380–383. Link

11.        Winkler DE, Gremer JR, Chapin KJ, Kao M, Huxman TE. 2018. Rapid alignment of functional trait variation with locality across the invaded range of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii). American Journal of Botany. Link

10.         McArthur IW*, Miranda G, Seiter M, Chapin KJ. 2018. Global patterns of sexual dimorphism of Amblypygi. Zoologischer Anzeiger 273:56–64. Link

9.         Chapin KJ, Reed-Guy S*. 2017. Territoriality mediates atypical size-symmetric cannibalism in the Amblypygi Phrynus longipes. Ethology 123:772–777. Link

8.         Chapin KJ, Nonacs PN, Hayes L. 2017. Evaluating an open-exam approach to engaging students in evolutionary paradoxes: Cheating to Learn. American Biology Teacher 79:140–144. Link

7.         Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Kueppers LM. 2016. Soil moisture mediates alpine life form and community productivity responses to warming. Ecology 97:1553–1563. Link

6.         Chapin KJ, Hebets EA. 2016. Invited Review: Behavioral Ecology of Amblypygi. Journal of Arachnology 44:1–14. (cover photo) Link

5.         Chapin KJ, Hill-Lindsay S*. 2015. Territoriality evidenced by asymmetric intruder-holder motivation in an amblypygid. Behavioural Processes 122:110–115 Link

4.         Chapin KJ. 2015. Cave-epigean behavioral variation of the whip spider Phrynus longipes (Arachnida: Amblypygi) evidenced by activity, vigilance, and aggression. Journal of Arachnology. 43:214–219. (cover photo) Link

3.         Chapin KJ. 2014. Microhabitat and spatial complexity predict group size of the whip spider Heterophrynus batesii in Amazonian Ecuador. Journal of Tropical Ecology 30:173–177. Link

2.         Chapin KJ. 2011. A subcuticular permanent marking technique (Visual Implant Elastomer) for Scorpions. Journal of Arachnology 39(1):194–6 Link

1.         Chapin KJ, Meylan PA. 2011. Turtle populations at a heavily used recreational site: Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Columbia and Suwannee Counties, Florida. Herpetological Conservation & Biology 6(1):51–60 Link

*denotes undergraduate co-author

Book chapters


         Chapin KJ. 2017. Arthropod Life History. In Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. SpringerNature doi:10.1007/978-3-319-47829-6_820-1 Link

Submitted publications


         Chapin KJ, Piexoto P, Briffa M. in revision. Further mismeasures of animal contests: a new framework for assessment strategies. Behavioral Ecology.        

         Chapin KJ. in revision. Evolutionary dynamics of cave and surface organisms. In: Cave life — drivers of diversity and diversification. NOVA Science Publishers, New York.

        Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. in review. Assessment strategies are dynamic: an evolutionary model of animal contests. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology.

         Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, François O, Garmon JD, Gaut BS, Huxman TE. in review. Multiple introductions and population structure during the rapid expansion of the invasive Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii). Molecular Ecology.

Presentations


2018        Chapin KJ. 2018. The behavior and evolution of contests. Departmental Seminar, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

2017        Chapin KJ, Winkler DE, Agnarsson I. 2017. Island biogeography and ecological modeling of the amblypygid Phrynus marginemaculatus in the Florida Keys archipelago. The 102nd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

2017        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Kao M, Garmon D, Huxman TE. Local adaptation during the rapid expansion of the invasive Sahara mustard in the southwest. Ecological Society of America 102nd Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

2017        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Huxman TE. 2017. Introduction of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) in North America: Evolutionary and environmental mechanisms promoting invasive species success. The XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China.

2017        Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. 2017. Ignore information, make mistakes, and underestimate your enemies: behavioral plasticity in resolving animal contests. 54th Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, Toronto, Canada.

2017        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Huxman T. 2017. The unusual population structure of a pervasive invasive: Sarah mustard in National Parks. The 19th George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites, Norfolk, VA.

2016        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Garmon D, Huxman T. 2016. Using population genomics to uncover the rapid colonization of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) in the United States. The 25th Annual Cal-IPC Symposium, Yosemite National Park, CA.

2016        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Garmon D, Huxman T. 2016. Using population genomics to uncover the rapid colonization of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournifortii) in the United States. 2016 California Invasive Plant Council Symposium, Yosemite, CA.

2016        Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. 2016. Contests, cannibals, and caves: understanding agonistic interactions in whip spiders (Amblypygi). Allee Symposium, 53rd Annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, Columbia, MO.

2016        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Garmon D, Huxman T. 2016. Genomic analyses of the rapid colonization of Sahara mustard in the US. 101st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

2016        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Garmon D, Huxman T. 2016. Population genomics and the rapid colonization of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) in the United States. Botany 2016, Savannah, GA.

2016        Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. 2016. Investigating resource contests with the amblypygid Phrynus longipes. 20th International Congress of Arachnology, Boulder, CO.

2016        Chapin KJ. 2016. Behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology of the amblypygid Phrynus longipes. EcoEvoPub, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

2016        Chen E, Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. 2016. Optimal egg size and tradeoffs between offspring number and quality in an amblypygid. Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, UCLA Research Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

2016        Chen E, Chapin KJ, Nonacs P. 2016. When Tradeoffs Break Down: Increased Parental Investment In Both Offspring Number and Quality In an Amblypygid. UCLA Undergraduate Poster Day, Los Angeles, CA.

2016        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Garmon D, Huxman TE. 2016. Mustard mayhem! Pinning the origin and pathways of a highly invasive species. Mathias Symposium 2016. Bodega Marine Laboratory. Bodega Bay, CA.

2015        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Huxman TE, Garmon D. 2015. Determining the origins of the invasive Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) in North America. San Diego Botanic Garden Symposium, San Diego, CA.

2015        Winkler DE, Chapin KJ, Huxman TE, Garmon D. 2015. Enabling long term solutions for biocontrol of Sahara mustard (Brassica tournefortii) invasion in North American Deserts. The Biodiversity and Invasive Species Network, Borrego Springs, CA.

2014        Khodadadi N*, Chapin KJ. 2015. Multilevel olfactory recognition and discrimination in the whip spider Phrynus longipes (Arachnida: Amblypygi). Eighteenth Annual Biology Research Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles.

2014        Chapin KJ. 2014. Knowing what to fight for, how to win, and when to give up: Contest strategies of a giant arachnid. 51st Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Princeton University.

2014        Chapin KJ. 2014. Contesting territories: Asymmetric resource value and assessment strategies in a whip spider. Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, University of Ohio, Newark.

2013        Chapin KJ. 2013. The evolution of incipient sociality in cave cannibals. EcoEvoPub, UCLA.

2013        Chapin KJ. 2013. Ecology of the cave-surface behavioral syndrome of Puerto Rican whip spiders. 98th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

2013        Chapin KJ. 2013. Understanding cave adaptation: the cave-surface behavioral syndrome of whip spiders. 50th Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, University of Colorado, Boulder.

2013        Chapin KJ. 2012. The ecology of group formation: Spatial complexity and microhabitat characteristics predict group size of Amazonian whip spiders. Sixteenth Annual Biology Research Symposium, University of California, Los Angeles.

2012        Chapin KJ. 2012. Microhabitat and spatial complexity predict whip spider group size. 36th Annual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay.

2010        Chapin KJ. 2010. The Tropical Amblypygi Project: Genetic Evidence and Ecological Implications for the Social Organization of Amazonian Amblypygi.  Lloyd David and Carlye Cannon Wattis Foundation Internship Program for Zoology Symposium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Department of Zoology, Denver, CO.

2010        Chapin KJ. 2010. Vertical Stratification of Florida Insects and Arachnids. Texas A&M University System’s Pathways Student Research Symposium, West Texas A&M University.

2009        Chapin KJ. 2009. A subcuticular permanent marking technique in a scorpion. 7th Annual Process of Scientific Investigation Symposium, West Texas A&M University.

2008        Chapin KJ. 2008. Applications of geographic information systems (GIS) in herpetology. 31st All-Florida Herpetology Conference, Gainesville, FL.

2007        Chapin KJ, Meylan PA. 2007. The use of geographic information systems in herpetological field biology. 1st Annual Eckerd College Student Research Symposium, Eckerd College.

Teaching Experience


Course Instructor

2016         Evolution, UCLA (EEB120, 4 cr)

2016         Animal Behavior, UCLA (EEB129, 4 cr)

2015        Animal Behavior, UCLA (EEB129, 4 cr)

Invited Guest Lecturer

2016        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2016        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2015        Animal Behavior, UCLA (EEB129, 4 cr)

2013        Behavioral Ecology, UCLA (EEB126, 4 cr)

Teaching Assistant/Associate/Fellow

2016        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2016        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2015        Animal Behavior, UCLA (EEB129, 4 cr)

2015        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2014        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2013        Introduction to Ecology & Behavior, UCLA (EEB100, 4 cr)

2013        Behavioral Ecology Field Biology Quarter, UCLA (EEB132, 8 cr)

2013        Behavioral Ecology, UCLA (EEB 126, 4 cr)

2012        Animal Behavior, UCLA (EEB 129, 4 cr)

2011        Zoology, WTAMU (BIOL 1413, 4 cr)

2010        Zoology, WTAMU (BIOL 1413, 4 cr)

2009        Biology Department, Hillsborough Community College

2008        GIS for Environmental Studies, EC (ES341, 4 cr)

Individual Student Mentoring


Directed Research (BIOC 492, NSCS 492; University of Arizona)

2018–        Karly Garrett, Blue Paat

Independent study (EEB199; University of Arizona)

2018–        Carmen Contreras, Leilanie Moran-Barrera, Lakme Caceres

Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (NPB199, 2 cr; UC Davis)

2017–18        Shirley Huang

2017        Grace Lara

2016–17        Kaniya Francis

Whitcomb Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Biology & Biochemistry (UCLA)

2013        James Woo. Research title: The genetical mating system of a little-known animal with incipient sociality: testing for multiple paternity in the whip spider Heterophrynus batesii. ($3000)

 Honors Directed Research (EEB198, 4 cr; EEB194, 2 cr; UCLA)

2014–15        Niloofar Khodadadi. Paper title: Multilevel olfactory recognition and discrimination in the whip spider Phrynus longipes (Arachnida: Amblypygi).

Directed Research (EEB199, 4 cr, UCLA)

2015–16        Sarah Reed-Guy. Paper title: Two-stage, size-symmetric cannibalism caused by agonistic territory contests in Phrynus longipes.

2012–13        Kenneth Kim. Poster title: Agonistic interactions vary between cave and forest whip spiders.

Undergraduate Student Research Program (EEB99, 2 cr, UCLA)

2014–15        Michelle Laing

2014–15        Lauren Lesko

2014        Bella Cianciolo

2014        Niloofar Khodadadi

2013–14        Melissa Barcelona

2013–14        Ying Zhi Lim

2013–14        Tyler Waits

2013–14        Eugenia Wong

2012        Melissa Barcelona

2012        Joshua Leu

2012        Matthew Molinare

2012        Ryan Tom

2012        Eugenia Wang

2012        Raymond Zhou

Student Field Research Assistants

2018        Pseudoscorpion expedition

                Greg Chism (UA)

                Alaina Michaels (UA)

2014        Puerto Rico Expedition:

Alma Basco (High school)

Laura Caicedo (National Speleological Society)

Patrick Casto (Metropolitan State University of Denver)

Jose Sanchez (University of Puerto Rico)

2012        Puerto Rico Expedition

Kimberly Dolphin (UCLA)

Chelsea Vretenar (University of Ohio)

2010        Yasuní, Ecuador Expedition

Taylor Donaldson (WTAMU)

Volunteer Laboratory Research Assistants

2015–16        Sarah Hsu

2015–16         Kaitlyn Hanna Smith

2014–16        Emily Chen

2014–15        Carrie Gonzales

2014–15        Michelle Laing

2014–16        Sarah Reed-Guy

2014–16        Jason Reum

2014–15        Lauren Myers

2013–15        Sloan Lindsay-Hill

2013        Lindsay Almaleh

2013        Jocelyn Oppenheim

Outreach & Service


Peer-reviewer & Editor Roles

        Animal Behaviour

        American Biology Teacher

         American Naturalist

        Behavioral Ecology

        Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

        Canadian Entomologist

         Ethology

        Invertebrate Systematics

        Journal of Arachnology

        Journal of Natural History

         North American Congress for Conservation Biology

        PeerJ

        Proceedings of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences

        Review Editor for Social Evolution, Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution

        Zoologischer Anzeiger

Institutional service

2019        Student Research Grants Reviewer, Animal Behaviour Society

2018        Student Research Grants Reviewer, Animal Behaviour Society

2016–18        NSF grant IOS-1557951 website Administrator

2015–16        Committee Member, EEB Departmental Grants, UCLA

2016        Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Facebook Editor, UCLA

2015        Invited Panelist, Professional Skills for Biological Research, UCLA

2014–15        Committee Member, EEB Departmental Awards, UCLA

2014        Invited Panelist, Professional Skills for Biological Research, UCLA

2013–14        Committee Member, EEB Graduate Research Awards, UCLA

2013        Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Facebook Editor, UCLA

2011–16         Lab Website Administrator, Nonacs Lab, UCLA

Media & Press Coverage

2018        SciShow Link; Science Moab Link

2017        The Scientist Link; National Geographic Link; Earth Touch News Network Link; National Geographic Link

2016        BBC Mundo Link; Cover photo, Journal of Arachnology 44(1) Link; Science & Vie découvertes; UCLA Newsroom Link; STEAM Register Link; NewsHump Science Blog Link; (e) Science News Link; Science Newsline Link; Phys.org Link; Newswise Link; HNGN Link; EurekAlert Link; Science Codex Link

2015        Cover photo, Journal of Arachnology 43(2) Link; BMC Ecology Link; LiveScience Link; Tech Insider, Business Insider, Inc Link; BBC.com Link; The Explorer’s Club Link; Animal Behavior Society Link

2014        UCLA Fund, Gifts at Work Link

Professional Affiliations

2018–        Member, Florida Entomological Society

2016–        Review Editor in Social Evolution, Frontiers in Ecology & Evolution

2015–        Member, American Naturalist Society

2014–        Associate Member, National Speleological Society

2012–         Member, Animal Behavior Society

2012–         Nominated Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science

2010–         Member, Ecological Society of America

2009–         Member, American Arachnological Society

2008–         Nominated Associate Member, Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society

2007–08         President Elect, Eckerd College Herpetology Society, EC

2004–08        Member, Eckerd College Herpetology Society, EC

2004–08        Member, Earth Society of EC

Field Expeditions


2018        Archbold Biological Station, Florida. Pseudoscorpion population genomics, UA

2017        Archbold Biological Station, Florida. Pseudoscorpion behavioral ecology, UCD

2015        Miami-Dade, Florida. Whip spider biogeography, population genetics, and phylogenetics, UCLA

2015        SW United States. Sahara mustard population genomics, UCI

2014        Florida Keys and Everglades, Florida. Whip spider biogeography, population genetics, and phylogenetics, UCLA

2014        Baja California, Mexico. Physiology and distribution, UCI

2014         Puerto Rico. Whip spider behavioral ecology and population biology. Puerto Rico, UCLA

2013        San Jacinto Mountains, California. Behavioral Ecology Field Biology Course (EEB126, 8 credits), UCLA.

2012         Puerto Rico.  Whip spider behavioral ecology and population biology. Puerto Rico, UCLA

2012        Florida Keys and Everglades, Florida. Whip spider distribution pilot research. UCLA

2011         Yasuní, Ecuador. Whip spiders population genetics and behavioral ecology; arachnid and myriapod inventory. Tiputiní Biodiversity Station; WTAMU; UCLA        

2011        Texas. Scorpion collection for laboratory research, WTAMU

2011        Chihuahuan Desert, Texas. Arachnological museum collections, WTAMU

2010        St. Sebastian River Preserve State Park, Florida. Canopy invertebrate ecology, WTAMU

2010        Chihuahuan Desert, Texas. Entomological museum collections, WTAMU

2008        Yasuní, Ecuador. Conservation ecology of canopy communities; genetic and morphological sampling, population surveys. Tiputiní Biodiversity Station and Yasuní Research Station, Texas State University, San Marcos

2007        Tampa Bay, Florida. Eckerd College Dolphin Project. EC

2007–08        Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida. freshwater turtle ecology and population genetics, EC; WTAMU

2007                Australia. Natural History of Australia Course, EC

2004–09         Rainbow Springs State Park, Florida. Rainbow Run freshwater turtle ecology and population genetics, EC; WTAMU