Ethan Linck

Ph.D. Candidate, UW Biology

Curriculum Vitae

(updated 041817)

Education

Ph.D. 2014 - 2019 (expected). University of Washington, Seattle, WA

B.A. 2009 - 2013 Reed College, Portland, OR

Publications

Battey, C.J., Linck, E., Epperly, K.L., French, C., Slager, D., Klicka, J. 2018. A Migratory Divide In The Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris). The American Naturalist 191(2), 259-268. DOI: 10.1086/695439

Linck, E., Battey, C.J. 2017. Minor allele frequency thresholds strongly affect population structure inference with genomic datasets. bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/188623

Linck, E., Hanna, Zachary R., Sellas, A., Dumbacher, J.P. 2017. Evaluating hybridization capture with RAD probes as a tool for museum genomics with historical bird specimens. Ecology and Evolution 7(8). DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3065

Linck, E., Bridge, E.S., Duckles, J., Navarro-Sigenza, A.G., Rohwer, S. 2016. Assessing migration patterns in Painted Buntings using the world’s bird collections as an aggregated resource. PeerJ 4:e1871. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.1871

Linck, E., Schaack, S., Dumbacher, J. 2015. Genetic differentiation within a widespread “supertramp” taxon: molecular phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94(A), 113-121. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.08.018

Linck, E.. 2010. Notes on birds and logistics from the south side of Mount Giluwe, SHP. Muruk 10(1), 4-7.

In review

Linck, E., Fricke, E., Rogers, H. Varied abundance and functional diversity in the surviving bird communities of the Mariana Islands. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Grants & Awards

American Museum of Natural History Chapman Grant. 2018. $2,000.

American Ornithological Society Travel Award. 2018. $300.

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant. 2017. $20,084.

NDSEG Fellowship. 2016. $172,000.

WRF-Hall Fellowship. 2016. $13,000.

WRF-Hall Supplemental Funds. 2016. $5,100.

AOU Student Membership Award. 2015. $25.

Society of Systematic Biologists Graduate Student Research Award. 2015. $1,500

Reed College BURP Fund. 2012. $1,500.

Reed College Arch and Fran Diack Student Field Research Fund. 2010. $4,200.

Explorers Club Youth Activity Fund. 2009. $1,500.

Honors

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. 2016.

NSF GRFP Honorable Mention. 2015.

Commendation for Excellence, Reed College Junior Qualifying Exam. 2011.

Appointments

National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. 2016 - 2019. US Department of Defense.

Contributing Writer. 2016 - present. The Molecular Ecologist.

Visiting Researcher. 2016. Department of Ornithology & Mammology, California Academy of Sciences.

WRF-Hall Fellow. 2016. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Teaching Assistant. 2014-2016. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Research Assistant. 2014. Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado Boulder

Winter Caretaker. 2013-2014. Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory

NSF REU Student. 2013-2014. Summer Systematics Institute, California Academy of Sciences.

Teaching Assistant. 2013. Department of Biology, Reed College.

Research Assistant. 2012. Department of Biology, University of Utah.

NSF REU Student. 2011. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Presentations

Linck, E., Freeman, B.G., Dumbacher, J., Klicka, J. 2018. Ecological speciation across an elevational gradient in New Guinea Kingfishers? American Ornithological Society Meeting, Tucson, AZ.

Battey, C.J., Linck, E., Epperly, K.L., French, C., Slager, D., Klicka, J. 2017. A Migratory Divide In The Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris). Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory Graduate Student Talks, Gothic, CO.

Battey, C.J., Linck, E., Epperly, K.L., French, C., Slager, D., Klicka, J. 2017. A Migratory Divide In The Painted Bunting (Passerina ciris) (poster). Evolution Meetings, Portland, OR.

Linck, E. 2017. Phenotype, species limits, and adaptation in a New Guinea kingfisher. Graduate Student Symposium, UW Biology, Seattle, WA.

Linck, E. 2017. Natural history museums, DNA, and avian evolution. Trilogy Bird Club, Redmond, WA.

Linck, E. 2017. Natural history museums, DNA, and avian evolution. Eastside Audubon Society, Kirkland, WA.

Linck, E., Bridge, E.S., Duckles, J., Navarro-Sigenza, A.G., Rohwer, S. 2016. Assessing migratory behavior in Painted Buntings with specimen collections and remote sensing data. Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory Graduate Student Talks, Gothic, CO.

Linck, E., Sellas, A., Hanna, Z., Dumbacher, J. 2016. hyRAD, museum genomics, and the phylogeography of a New Guinea forest kingfisher. Evolution Meetings, Austin, TX.

Linck, E., Klicka, J., Zarza, E., Bryson Jr., R., McCormack, J. 2016. Phylogenomic phylogeography of the Rufous-capped Brush Finch. Graduate Student Symposium, UW Biology, Seattle, WA.

Urquhart, G.R., Maes, J.M., Linck, E. 2015. Critical Uncertainties and Gaps in the Environmental and Social-Impact Assessment of the Proposed Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua: Terrestrial Biodiversity. Second International Workshop on the Interoceanic Canal through Nicaragua, Managua, Nicaragua.

Linck, E. 2015. Guest Lecture: Island Biogeography. Biology 472: Community Ecology, UW Biology, Seattle, WA.

Linck, E. 2013. Molecular Phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus.) California Academy of Sciences Summer Systematics Institute Symposium, San Francisco, CA.

Linck, E. 2013. Molecular Phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus.) Oral Thesis Defense, Reed College, Portland, OR.

Linck, E., Schaack, S., Dumbacher, J. 2013. Molecular Phylogenetics of the Louisiade White-eye (Zosterops griseotinctus.) Students Talking About thesis Research (STARs) Seminar Series, Reed College, Portland, OR.

Selected Popular Writing

Why stoke won’t save us. In Press. High Country News.

Darwinian Sexual Selection and the Politics of Beauty 2018. Los Angeles Review of Books.

Bidding a Woeful Farewell to NSF’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) Program 2017. Undark Magazine.

Food Evolution (Review). 2017. The Stranger.

Keep it Public. 2017. Jacobin Magazine.

How Trump’s War on Science Might Hurt the University of Washington. 2017. The Stranger.

British Scientists Wanted No Exit From the EU. 2016. The Stranger.

Science News (weekly column). 2016. The Stranger.

Wilderness and “A Third-World Critique” in the Era of Climate Change. 2016. The Hypocrite Reader 69.

The UW Light Rail Station Will Help Bridge the Psychological Distance Between the Two Halves of the City. 2016. The Stranger.

Birds, Whiskey, and the Modern Evolutionary Synthesis: Ernst Mayr in the Solomon Islands. 2015. The Hypocrite Reader 59.

The Gorge. 2015. Bearings Journal 1.

A Trail Runner Defends His Right to Public Lands. 2015. High Country News.

Black Coffee. 2014. The Hypocrite Reader 47.

El Oso Plateado. 2014. The Hypocrite Reader 39.

The Enduring Appeal of Counting Birds. 2013. The Hypocrite Reader 33.

On Singing. 2013. The Hypocrite Reader 31.

Teaching Experience

Biology 472: Community Ecology. Fall 2015. Teaching Assistant. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Biology 452: Vertebrate Biology. Summer 2015. Teaching Assistant. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Biology 200: Introductory Biology II. Fall 2014. Teaching Assistant. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Biology 180: Introductory Biology I. Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016. Teaching Assistant. Department of Biology, University of Washington.

Biology 366: Population Ecology and Evolution. Spring 2013. Department of Biology, Reed College.

Field Experience

Chimbu Province, Papua New Guinea. 2017. Collecting specimens for dissertation research.

E Oregon, USA. 2017. General collecting for UWBM Ornithology.

Idaho & SE Washington, USA. 2015. General collecting for UWBM Ornithology.

Colorado, USA. 2014. Managing Boechera garden plots along an elevational transect.

Colorado, USA. 2013-2014. Winter caretaker at snowbound Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory field station.

Monteverde, Costa Rica. 2012. Bird surveys of pasture trees and pitfall trapping of dung beetles.

Northern Mariana Islands, USA. 2011. Point count bird surveys and forest ecology.

Sandaun Province, Papua New Guinea. 2010. Mist netting and point count bird surveys.

Oregon, USA. 2010. Bird banding assistant at a wetland molt migrant stopover site.

Michoacan, Mexico. 2010. Assistant naturalist, Expedition Travel / University of Florida group tour of Monarch butterfly colonies.

Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea. 2009. Naturalist in residence, Ambua Lodge.

Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea. 2008. GIS mapping of clan boundaries, Crater Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

Outreach & Service

Natural History Museum Collections

Departmental Service

Contributions to the field

Graduate Committee

J. Klicka; J. Hille Ris Lambers; R. Olmstead; L. Hauser

Collaborators

C.J. Battey (U Washington); D. Slager (U Washington); C. French (U Washington); E. Bridge (U Oklahoma); R. Bryson (U Washington); J. Duckles (U Oklahoma); J. Dumbacher (California Academy of Sciences); K. Epperly (U Washington); E. Fricke (U Iowa); R. Guralnick (U Florida); Z. Hanna (UC Berkeley); J. McCormack (Occidental College); A. Navarro-Siguenza (UNAM); A. Sellas (California Academy of Sciences); H. Rogers (U Iowa); S. Rohwer (U Washington), S. Schaack (Reed College), K. Sheldon (U Tennessee), E. Zarza (Occidental College)

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