Curriculum vitae

ONDI L. CRINO
Centre for Integrative Ecology
Deakin University
Victoria, Australia
ondi.crino@deakin.edu.au
ondicrino.com

RESEARCH INTERESTS
I am broadly interested in the physiological and hormonal mechanisms that modulate phenotypic plasticity. Specifically, my research focuses on the immediate and sustained effects of the developmental environment on phenotype and fitness using birds as a model system.

EDUCATION
Doctorate in Philosophy, Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula, Montana– May 2013
Masters in Science, Department of Zoology, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – August 2008
Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Lewis & Clark College, Portland, Oregon -December 2002

WORK EXPERIENCE
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, March, 2015 – Present
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia – August 2013 – Present
Research Assistant, University of Montana, May 2013-August 2013; January 2009-December 2010
Teaching Assistant, University of Montana, August-December 2008; January 2011-May 2013
Research Technician, Arizona State University, August 2004-July 2005
Field Technician, University of Washington, March-August 2004
Intern, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, June 2003-August 2003
Undergraduate Intern, Archbold Biological Station, February-June 2003

PUBLICATIONS – *denotes undergraduate coauthor
Crino, O.L., Breuner, C.W. (2015) Developmental stress: evidence for positive phenotypic and fitness effects in birds. Journal of Ornithology: DOI 10.1007/s10336-015-1236-z.

Crino, O.L., *Prather, C., *Driscoll, S.C., Good, J.M., Breuner, C.W. (2014) Developmental stress increases reproductive success in male zebra finches. Proceedings of the Royal Academy B, 281: 20141266.

Crino, O.L., *Driscoll, S.C., Ton, R., Breuner, C.W. (2014) Corticosterone exposure during development improves performance on a novel foraging task in zebra finches. Animal Behaviour, 91: 27-32.

Crino, O.L., *Driscoll, S.C., Breuner, C.W. (2014). Developmental stress has sustained but not lifelong effects on body size and total and free corticosterone responses in the zebra finch. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 196: 123-129.

Crino, O.L., *Johnson, E.E., Blickley, J.L., Breuner, C.W., Patricelli, G.L. (2013). The effects of experimentally elevated traffic noise on nestling white-crowned sparrow stress physiology, immune function, and life-history. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216: 2055-2062.

Crino, O.L., *Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., *Johnson, E.E., Malisch, J.L., Breuner, C.W. (2011) Proximity to a high traffic road: glucocorticoid and life history consequences for nestling white-crowned sparrows. General and Comparative Endocrinology, 173: 123-132.

Duhrkopfl, R.E., Baldridge, R.S., Crino, O.L. (2011) Predation by Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) on eggs, larvae, and pupae of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culcidae). Southwestern Entomologist, 36: 119-124.

McGraw, K.J., Nolan, P.M., Crino, O.L. (2011) Carotenoids bolster immunity during moult in a wild songbird with sexually selected plumage coloration. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 102: 560-572.

Crino, O.L., Larkin, I., Phelps, S.M. (2010) Stress coping styles and singing behavior in the short-tailed singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina). Hormones and Behavior, 58: 334-340.

Campbell, P., Pasch, B., Pino, J.L., Crino, O.L., *Phillips, M., Phelp, S.M. (2010) Geographic variation in the songs of Neotropical singing mice: testing the relative importance of drift and local adaptation. Evolution, 64: 1955-1972.

Ophir, A.G., Crino, O.L., *Wilkerson, Q.C, Wolff, J.O., Phelps, S.M. (2008) Female-directed aggression predicts paternal behavior, but female prairie voles prefer affiliative males to paternal males. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution, 71: 32 – 40.

McGraw, K. J., Crino, O.L., Medina-Jerez, W., Nolan, P.M. (2006) Effect of dietary carotenoid supplementation on food intake and immune function in a songbird with no carotenoid coloration. Ethology, 112: 1209-1216.

McGraw, K.J., Nolan, P.M., and Crino, O.L. (2006) Carotenoid accumulation strategies for becoming a colorful house finch: analyses of plasma and liver pigments in wild molting birds. Functional Ecology, 20 : 678-688.

PRESENTATIONS – – *denotes undergraduate coauthor
Crino, O.L., Hurley, L.L., Mainwaring, M.C., Duvall, C., Buchanan, K.L., Griffith, S.C. (2015) Divorce in a socially monogamous bird: hormonal mechanisms and reproductive consequences. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, Florida (talk).

Crandell, K.E., Crino, O.L., Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., Breuner, C.W., Tobalske, B.W. The developmental environment has sustained effects on flight performance in the zebra finch. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, West Palm Beach, Florida (poster).

Crino, O.L., Breuner, C.W. (2014) Developmental stress increases reproductive success in male zebra finches. International Congress of Neuroendocrinology, Sydney, Australia (poster).
Crino, O.L., *Driscoll, S.C., Ton, R., Breuner, C.W. (2013) Corticosterone exposure during development improves performance on a novel foraging task in zebra finches. Australasian Evolution Society, Geelong, Australia (talk).

Crino, O.L., *Driscoll, S.C., *Prather, C.T., Breuner, C.W. (2013) Does developmental stress modulate reproductive tactics in the zebra finch? Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, California (talk).

Crino, O.L., *Driscoll, S.C., Breuner, C.W. (2012) Does developmental stress modulate reproductive tactics in the zebra finch? Symposium on Avian Endocrinology, Gifu, Japan (poster).

Crino, O.L., Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., *Driscoll, S.C., Tobalske, B.W., Breuner, C.W. (2012) Developmental stress: morphological, behavioral, and physiological consequences in the zebra finch. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Charleston, South Carolina (talk).

*Driscoll, S.C., Crino, O.L., Breuner, C.W. (2012) The forgetful finch: Does developmental stress affect learning ability in the zebra finch? Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Charleston, South Carolina (poster).

Crino, O.L., *Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., Breuner, C.W. (2011) Stress physiology, sexually selected traits, and reproductive success in the mountain white-crowned sparrow. Animal Behavior Society, Bloomington, Indiana (poster).

Crino, O.L., *Johnson, E.E., Breuner, C.W. (2011) Proximity to a high traffic noise: Does traffic noise explain increased nestling stress? Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah (talk).

*Johnson, E.E., Crino, O.L., Breuner, C.W. (2011) The effect of roads on avian communities: Indirect effects on nestlings through parental feeding rates. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Salt Lake City, Utah (poster).

Crino, O.L., *Klaassen Van Oorschot, Malisch, J.L., Breuner, C.W. (2010) The effects of roads on avian communities: how are nestling white-crowned sparrows affected? The Mono Lake Committee (talk).

Crino, O.L., *Klaassen Van Oorschot, Malisch, J.L., Breuner, C.W. (2010) The effects of roads on avian communities: how are nestling white-crowned sparrows affected? Physiological Ecology, Bishop, California (talk).

Crino, O.L., *Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., Malisch, J.L., Breuner, C.W. (2010) The effects of distance to road, nest site characteristics, and parental stress responses on nestling stress in the white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys oriantha). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Seattle, Washington (talk).

*Klaassen Van Oorschot, B., Crino, O. L., Breuner, C. (2009). The effect of nest habitat on reproductive success of the mountain white-crowned sparrow. OSU Undergraduate Research Symposium. Corvallis, OR. (invited, Honorable Speaker award).

Crino, O.L., Larkin, I., Phelps, S.M. (2009) Stress coping styles and singing behavior in the short-tailed singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina), Physiological Ecology, Mammoth, California (talk).

Crino, O.L., Larkin, I., Phelps, S.M. (2007) Behavioral and hormonal differences in wariness between two populations of short-tailed singing mice. Meeting of Animal Behavior Society, Burlington, Vermont (talk).

Crino, O.L., Ophir, A.G., Wolff, J.O., Phelps, S.M. (2006) Female Prairie voles prefer affiliative males but not good fathers. Meeting of Animal Behavior Society, Snowbird, Utah (poster).

Crino, O.L., Baldridge, R.S., Duhrkopf, R.E. (2002) Laboratory and field studies of predation on Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) larvae and pupae by Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Meeting of the American Mosquito Control Association, Denver, Colorado (poster).

POPULAR PRESS
“A stressful youth makes for a devoted finch dad.” Science News, October 15th, 2014.
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/scicurious/stressful-youth-makes-devoted-finch-dad

Doctoral research summarized in “The fall of the sparrow from providence,” in The Sparrow by Kim Todd Reaktion Books LTD, London, U.K, 2012.

GRANTS AND AWARDS
Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship ($25,000), Department of Education, Australian Government, 2015
Dorthy Skinner Award (Honorable Mention), Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, 2015
Teaching Innovation Award ($1,000), Office of Research for Undergraduates (OREOS), University of Montana, 2012
Student Research Grant ($500), Montana Academy of Sciences, April 2012
Institute on Ecosystems Fellowship ($8,000), National Science Foundation-Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), January, 2012
Grants-in-Aid of Research ($1,000), Sigma Xi, University of Montana, December, 2011
Clancy Gordon Environmental Scholarship ($2,000), University of Montana, May, 2011
This scholarship is awarded to one graduate student at the University of Montana who demonstrates excellence in research aimed to solve environmental problems.
Grants-in-Aid of Research ($1,000), Sigma Xi, April, 2011
Grants-in-Aid of Research ($1,000), Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, January, 2011
Student Research Grant ($800), Animal Behavior Society, April, 2010
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention, 2007
Alumni Fellowship ($45,000), University of Florida, 2005 – 2008
Dean’s Scholarship ($4,000), Lewis & Clark College, 1999 – 2002

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Teaching Assistant, Biology for non-majors, University of Montana, Fall 2012
Co-creator, Entering Mentoring, University of Montana, Spring 2012
Teaching Assistant, Behavior and Evolution, University of Montana, Spring 2012, 2013
Teaching Assistant, Ecology, University of Montana, Fall 2011
Co-creator, Philosophy of Teaching, University of Montana, Spring 2011
Teaching Assistant, Ornithology, University of Montana, Spring 2011
Teaching Assistant, Genetics and Evolution, University of Montana, Spring 2010
Teaching Assistant, Diversity of Life, University of Montana, Fall 2008
Teaching Assistant, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, University of Florida, Summer 2008
Teaching Assistant, Integrated Principles in Biology, University of Florida, Fall 2006 and Spring 2008

OUTREARCH EXPERIENCE
Volunteer, The Girls Way, Missoula, Montana, May 2011-present
I worked with girls ages 9-18 to help them understand the biological bases of stress and to develop effective coping strategies to manage stressful situations such as bullying.

Tutor, Study Jam, University of Montana, Sept. 2008 – May 2009
I assisted undergraduates with biology homework, papers, and test preparation for five hours a week.

Secretary, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), May 2006 – May 2008
I contributed to the organization and mobilization of University of Florida community members to encourage and support undergraduate and graduate women in science, mathematics, and engineering.

Volunteer and Group Leader, The Nature Conservancy, March 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005
I contributed to an annual, one-week long botanical inventory study of the flora of Santa Cruz Island. I assisted in the training of volunteers in 2001 and served as a co-leader in 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Group Leader, NSF Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math, September 2001 – May 2002
I led middle school girls in science activities to help build interest and self-esteem in science.

MENTORSHIP
I have mentored three undergraduates at the University of Montana through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) funded Montana Integrated Learning Experiences for Students (MILES). One of these students was a first generation college student and two were women. My collaborations with these students have resulted in one co-authored publication and five student presentations (including three at national meetings).
Brett Klaassen Van Oorschot, MILES Fellow, Fall 2009
Erin Johnson, MILES Fellow, Fall 2010
Stephanie Driscoll, recipient of MILES research award, Fall 2011

SOCIETY MEMBERSHIPS
Sigma Xi (October 2005 – Present)
Animal Behavior Society (August 2006 – Present)
Phi Theta Kappa (1999 – Present)

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