Seth M. Rudman: Curriculum Vitae

Current position

Assistant Professor
2021 – present
School of Biological Sciences
Washington State University

Contact Information
School of Biological Sciences Washington State University 14204 NE Salmon Creek Avenue Vancouver, WA 98686-9600 Phone: [360-546-9256]
Email: seth.rudman@wsu.edu


Table of Contents

  1. Current position
  2. Education
  3. Fellowships & Awards
  4. Teaching Experience
  5. Mentoring Experience
  6. Presentations
  7. Service and Public Outreach
  8. Further Education

Previous positions

Banting Postdoctoral Fellow- NSERC
2020 – 2021
Integrative Biology
University of Guelph Supervisor: Dr. J. Fryxell

Postdoctoral Research Associate
2016 – 2020
Department of Biology University of Pennsylvania Supervisor: Dr. P. Schmidt

Graduate Student
2010 – 2016
Biodiversity Research Center
University of British Columbia Supervisor: Dr. D. Schluter

Undergraduate researcher
2007 - 2010 Ecology and Evolution Biology
University of Rochester Supervisor: Dr. R. Glor

Education

2016

PhD in Zoology
University of British Columbia (supervised by Dolph Schluter)

2010

BSc in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Rochester

Fellowships & Awards

  • NSERC Banting Fellowship ($140000) | 2020-2021
  • PennChop Microbiome Program Pilot Award ($40000) | 2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Field Biology grant ($2300) | 2018
  • PennCHOP Microbiome Program Pilot Award (with P. Schmidt) ($40,000) | 2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Field Biology grant ($2,300) | 2018
  • University of Pennsylvania Field Biology grant ($1800) | 2017
  • FishEcology symposium talk award, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science | 2016
  • ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship ($3,500) | 2016
  • Zoology Graduate Student Travel Award, UBC ($400) | 2016
  • NSF International Travel Award, Theo Murphy meeting ($1,500) | 2015
  • Doctoral Four-Year fellowship, UBC ($68,000)| 2012-2016
  • BRITE Graduate Student Fellowship, UBC ($12,000) | 2010-2011
  • De Kewiet Summer Fellowship, University of Rochester ($4,000) | 2009
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, Organization for Tropical Studies ($3,100) | 2009
  • NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates, Avila University ($4,500) | 2008

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

Notice: Please see my Google Scholar page for a complete list.

  1. Grainger, T.N., S.M. Rudman, P. Schmidt, and J.M. Levine. 2021. Competitive history shapes rapid evolution in a seasonal climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118: e2015772118.

  2. Walters, A.W, M.K. Matthews, R. Hughes, T. Call, J. Malcolm, S.M. Rudman, P.D. Newell, A.E. Douglas, P. Schmidt, and J.M. Chaston. 2019. The microbiota influences the Drosophila melanogaster life history strategy. Molecular Ecology. 29: 639-653.

  3. Rennison, D.J.^, S.M. Rudman^, and D. Schluter. 2019. Parallel changes in gut microbiome composition and function during colonization, local adaptation, and ecological speciation. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology. 2019: 1911. ^Co-first authors

  4. Rudman, S.M ., S. Greenblum, R. Hughes, S. Rajpurohit, O. Kiratli, D. Lowder, S.Lemmon, D. Petrov, J. Chaston, and P. Schmidt. 2019. Microbiome community composition drives population dynamics and host adaptation. PNAS.

  5. Rennison, D.J, S.M. Rudman, and D. Schluter. 2019. Experimental test of predation and evolutionary divergence of species traits and genes in adaptive radiation. Evolution Letters. 3: 513-520.

  6. Lemmen, K.D., O. Butler, T. Koffel, S.M. Rudman , and C. Symons. 2019. Stoichiometric traits vary widely within species: a meta-analysis of common garden experiments. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

  7. Rudman, S.M. , J.M. Goos, J.B. Burant, K.V. Brix, and P.D. Jeyasingh. 2019. Ionomicsand elemental transport kinetics shaped by parallel evolution in threespine stickleback. Ecology Letters. 22: 645-653.

  8. Harmon, L.J, C.S. Andreazzi, F. Debarre, J. Drury, A.B. Martins, C.J. Melian, A. Narwani, S.L. Nuismer, M.W. Pennell, S.M. Rudman , O. Seehausen, D. Silvestro, M. Weber, and B. Matthews. 2019. Detecting the macroevolutionary signal of species interactions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 32: 769-782

  9. Gygax, M. , A.K. Rentsch, S.M. Rudman , and D.J. Rennison. 2018. Predation alters cryptic pigmentation in Threespine Stickleback. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 10:1589-1598.

  10. Rudman, S. M., M.A. Barbour, K. Csillery, P. Gienapp, F. Guillaume, N.G. Hairston,A.P. Hendry, J.R. Lasky, M. Rafajlovic, K. Rasanen, P.S. Schmidt, O. Seehausen, N. Therkildson, M.M. Turcotte, and J.M. Levine. 2017. What genomic data can reveal about eco-evolutionary dynamics. Nature Ecology and Evolution. 2: 9-15.

  11. Gibbons, T.C., S.M. Rudman, and P.M. Schulte. 2017. Low temperature and low salinity drive putatively adaptive growth differences in populations of threespine stickleback. Scientific Reports. 7: 16766.

  12. Rudman, S.M., M. Kreitzman, K. Chan and D. Schluter. 2017. Contemporary Evoystem Services: A reply to Faith et al. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32: 719-720.

  13. Rudman, S.M., M.A. Kreitzman, K. Chan, and D. Schluter. 2017. Rapid evolution and the provisioning of ecosystem services. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 32: 403-415.

  14. Rodriguez-Cabal, M.A., M.N. Barrios-Garcia, S.M. Rudman, A.D. McKown, T. Sato, and G.M. Crutsinger. 2017. It’s about time: genetic variation in subsidy phenology drives cascading effects on aquatic ecosystems. Freshwater Biology. 62: 356-365.

  15. Rudman, S.M., J. Heavyside, D.J. Rennison, and D. Schluter. 2016. Piscivore addition causes a trophic cascade within and across ecosystem boundaries. Oikos. 125: 1782-1789.

  16. El-Sabaawi, R.W., M.L. Warbanski, S.M. Rudman, R. Hovel and B.M. Matthews. 2016. Investment in boney defensive traits alters organismal stoichiometry and nutrient cycling in fish. Oecologia. 181: 1209-1220.

  17. Rudman, S.M. and D. Schluter. 2016. Ecological consequences of reverse speciation in stickleback. Current Biology. 26: 490-495.

  18. Gibbons, T.C., S.M. Rudman, and P.M. Schulte. 2016. Responses to simulated winter conditions differ between stickleback ecotypes. Molecular Ecology. 25: 764–775

  19. Rudman, S.M., M.A. Rodriguez-Cabal, A. Stier, T. Sato, J. Heavyside^, R.W. El- Sabaawi, and G.M. Crutsinger 2015. Adaptive genetic variation mediates top- down and bottom-up control in an aquatic ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Biology. 2015: 1234.

  20. Crutsinger, G.M., S.M. Rudman, M.A. Rodriguez-Cabal, A.D. McKown, T. Sato, A.M. MacDonald, J. Heavyside^, A. Geraldes, E.M. Hart, C.J. LeRoy, and R.W. El- Sabaawi. 2014. Testing a genes-to-ecosystem approach to understanding aquatic- terrestrial linkages. Molecular Ecology. 23: 5888-5903.

  21. Rudman, S.M., R. Powell, and J.S. Parmerlee, Jr. 2009. Ameiva fuscata on Dominica, Lesser Antilles: Natural history and interactions with Anolis oculatus. Herpetological Bulletin. 109: 17-24.

  22. Rudman, S.M., R. Powell, and J.S. Parmerlee, Jr. 2009. Ameiva fuscata (Dominican Ground Lizard). Arboreal activity and diet. Herpetological Review. 40: 219.

  23. Geneva, A.J., J. Ng, D. Scantlebury, A. Ossip-Klein, S. Rudman, A. Kelly, C. Reinhardt, and R. E. Glor (2010) Natural history of West Indian amphibians and reptiles [book review]. Herpetological Review 41:249-250.

  24. Rudman, S.M. and R. Powell. 2009. Typhlops dominicanus. Cat. of American Amphibians and Reptiles (879):1-4.

  25. Daniells, E.A., J.W. Ackley, R.E. Carter, P.J. Muelleman, S.M. Rudman, P.A. Turk, N.J. Velez-Espinet, L.A. White, and N.N. Wyszynski (2008). An annotated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Dominica. Iguana, 15: 130-141.

Teaching Experience

Teaching assistantships

• BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2015 • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2014 • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2013 • BIOL 334 Classical Genetics, UBC | 2012 • BIOL 224 Introduction to Genetics, UBC | 2011 • BIO 247 Environmental Animal Physiology, University of Rochester | 2009

Teaching accolades

• Nominated (by M. O’Connor) for the University of British Columbia Killam Teaching award | 2015 • Consistently rated >4.8/5 in teaching assistant reviews

Guest teaching lectures

  • BIOL 495 Biology Senior Seminar, Monmouth University | 2017
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2016
  • BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2015
  • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2015
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2014
  • BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2013
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2013

Organization of undergraduate class field work

  • BIOL 465 Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Vancouver Island, BC, UBC | 2015
  • BIOL 402 Sea-to-Sky alpine lake sampling British Columbia, UBC | 2014 Created field trip and handled field logistics
  • FRST 386 Musqueam Creek, Vancouver, BC UBC | 2013

Mentoring Experience

  • Undergraduate Co-supervisor In addition to the individuals listed below that chose to pursue independent research I have had 7 undergraduate researchers that have worked with me.

  • Honors Thesis, A. Goldfischer, “Evidence for character displacement in young a species pair of Drosophila ” | 2018-2019

  • Honors Thesis, J. Bozsik, “The relationship between genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity for temperature” | 2018-2019

  • Post-graduate research, M. Kinney, “Effects of eutrophication on reproductive isolation in threespine stickleback” | 2015-present

  • Honors Thesis, Q.Q. Qu, “Co-evolution between stickleback and their calanoid copepod prey “ | 2013-2014

  • Undergraduate research J. Heavyside, work together lead to 3 co-authored publications (papers 6,7,11) | 2012-2016

  • Honors Thesis, E. Sit, “Effects of Repeated Adaptive Radiations in Stickleback in Emerging Insect Communities” | 2011-2012

Presentations

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Natural and Experimental Ecosystems

  • CSEE 2021, Vancouver, BC | August 2021
  • Evolution 2019, Providence, RI (invited talk) | June 2019
  • University of Arizona, EEB Department (invited talk) | March 2019
  • Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France (talk) | August 2018
  • University at Buffalo Biology Department (invited talk)| April 2017
  • EcoLunch Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania | Oct. 2016
  • Genomic Basis of Eco-Evolutionary Change, Ascona, Switzerland (poster) | June 2016

Genes to Ecosystems: Effects of genetic changes on communities and ecosystems

  • Great Lakes Ecological Research Institute (invited talk) | March 2019
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists, St. John’s, NL (talk) | May 2018
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Groningen, NL (talk) | Aug. 2017
  • FishEc symposium, EAWAG, Lucerne, CH (talk) | July 2016
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science, Lucerne, CH (talk) | June 2015
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (talk) | Nov. 2014

Effects of Rapid Evolution on Communities and Ecosystems

  • Biology Seminar Series, University of Victoria (invited talk) | Feb. 2016
  • Joint Aquatic Sciences Conference, Portland, OR (talk) | May 2014
  • American Society of Naturalists, Pacific Grove, CA (talk) | Jan. 2014
  • Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, ON (talk) | July 2012

Trophic cascades in Freshwater Ecosystems

  • American Society of Naturalists, Pacific Grove, CA (talk) | Jan. 2016
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (talk) | Nov. 2015
  • Zoology symposium, University of British Columbia (talk) | Apr. 2013
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (poster) | Nov. 2011

Service and Public Outreach

Academic service

Expert Peer-Reviewer for:

American Naturalist, Aquatic Invasions, Biology Letters, Biological Conservation, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Copeia, Ecology Letters, Evolutionary Applications, Evolution Letters, Functional Ecology, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Visual Experiments, Molecular Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, PLOS One, Proceedings of the Royal Society-B, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science Advances, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Grant reviewer for:

  • Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France), Czech Science Foundation, Icelandic Research Fund

Volunteer community education

  • As part of the Community Scientist program at Science World Vancouver, I designed an interactive exhibit and answered questions from the public about the effects of eutrophication on aquatic ecosystems | 2013-2015.
  • Field guide for BioBlitz community biodiversity surveys in Whistler, BC and Sunshine Coast, BC | 2013-2014.
  • As a volunteer at the Beaty Biodiversity museum, I talked with the visiting public about ecology, evolution, and biodiversity. I also assisted the staff with questions about rapid evolution and fish ecology | 2011-2013.
  • Presenter for the University of Pennsylvania Biology Department High School Science Day for a seminar on how students can get involved in academic research | 2017.

Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

Published (h-index 9, Google Scholar) :

Teaching Experience

Teaching accolades

  • Nominated (by M. O’Connor) for the University of British Columbia Killam Teaching award | 2015
  • Consistently rated >4.8 /5 in teaching assistant reviews

Teaching assistantships

  • BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2015
  • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2014
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2013
  • BIOL 334 Classical Genetics, UBC | 2012
  • BIOL 224 Introduction to Genetics, UBC | 2011
  • BIO 247 Environmental Animal Physiology, University of Rochester | 2009

Invited undergraduate lectures

  • BIOL 495 Biology Senior Seminar, Monmouth University | 2017
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2016
  • BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2015
  • BIOL 402 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2015
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2014
  • BIOL 465 Diversity and Evolution of Fishes, UBC | 2013
  • FRST 386 Aquatic Ecology, UBC | 2013

Organization of undergraduate class field work

  • BIOL 465 Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre, Vancouver Island, BC, UBC | 2015
  • BIOL 402 Sea-to-Sky alpine lake sampling British Columbia, UBC | 2014 o Created field trip and handled field logistics
  • FRST 386 Musqueam Creek, Vancouver, BC UBC | 2013

Mentoring Experience

  • Undergraduate Co-supervisor In addition to the individuals listed below that chose to pursue independent research I have had 7 undergraduate researchers that have worked with me.

  • Honors Thesis, A. Goldfischer, “Evidence for character displacement in young a species pair of Drosophila ” | 2018-2019

  • Honors Thesis, J. Bozsik, “The relationship between genetic diversity and phenotypic plasticity for temperature” | 2018-2019

  • Post-graduate research, M. Kinney, “Effects of eutrophication on reproductive isolation in threespine stickleback” | 2015-2016

  • Honors Thesis, Q.Q. Qu, “Co-evolution between stickleback and their calanoid copepod prey “ | 2013-2014

  • Undergraduate research J. Heavyside, work together lead to 3 co-authored publications (papers 6,7,11) | 2012-2016

  • Honors Thesis, E. Sit, “Effects of Repeated Adaptive Radiations in Stickleback in Emerging Insect Communities” | 2011-2012

Selected Presentations (by topic)

Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics in Natural and Experimental Ecosystems

  • Evolution 2019, Providence, RI ( invited talk ) | June 2019
  • University of Arizona, EEB Department ( invited talk ) | March 2019
  • Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Montpellier, France | August 2018
  • University at Buffalo Biology Department ( invited talk )| April 2017
  • EcoLunch Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania ( talk ) | Oct. 2016
  • Genomic Basis of Eco-Evolutionary Change, Ascona, Switzerland (poster) | June 2016

Effects of Rapid Evolution on Communities and Ecosystems

  • Biology Seminar Series, University of Victoria ( invited talk ) | Feb. 2016
  • Joint Aquatic Sciences Conference, Portland, OR ( Symposium talk ) | May 2014
  • American Society of Naturalists, Pacific Grove, CA (talk) | Jan. 2014
  • Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, ON (talk) | July 2012

Genes to Ecosystems: Effects of genetic changes on communities and ecosystems

  • Great Lakes Ecological Research Institute ( invited talk ) | March 2019
  • Canadian Society of Zoologists, St. John’s, NL (talk) | May 2018
  • European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Groningen, NL (talk) | Aug. 2017
  • FishEc symposium, EAWAG, Lucerne, CH (talk) | July 2016
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science, Lucerne, CH ( invited talk ) | June 2015
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (talk) | Nov. 2014

Trophic Cascades in Aquatic Ecosystems

  • American Society of Naturalists, Pacific Grove, CA (talk) | Jan. 2016
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (talk) | Nov. 2015
  • Zoology symposium, University of British Columbia (talk) | Apr. 2013
  • Ecology & Evolution Retreat, Brackendale, BC (poster) | Nov. 2011

Service and Public Outreach

Academic service

Ad hoc peer-reviewer for (45 papers reviewed) :

American Naturalist, Applied Microbiology, Aquatic Invasions, Biology Letters, Biological Conservation, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Conservation Biology, Copeia, Ecology Letters, Evolutionary Applications, Evolution Letters, Functional Ecology, Genes, Hydrobiologia, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Visual Experiments, Molecular Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, PLOS One, Proceedings of the Royal Society-B, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Science Advances, Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Grant reviewer for:

  • Czech Science Foundation, Icelandic Research Fund

Volunteer community education

  • High School Science Day- University of Pennsylvania (2017) ^Presented seminar on how students can get involved in academic research and avenues for funding for undergraduate research.
  • As part of the Community Scientist program at Science World Vancouver, I designed an interactive exhibit and answered questions from the public about the effects of eutrophication on aquatic ecosystems | 2013-2015.
  • Field guide for BioBlitz community biodiversity surveys in Whistler, BC and Sunshine Coast, BC | 2013-2014.
  • As a volunteer at the Beaty Biodiversity museum, I talked with the visiting public about ecology, evolution, and biodiversity. I also assisted the staff with questions about rapid evolution and fish ecology | 2011-2013.
  • Presenter for the University of Pennsylvania Biology Department High School Science Day for a seminar on how students can get involved in academic research | 2017.

Professional Coursework

  • Evidence-Based Teaching, University of Pennsylvania | Feb. - March 2019
  • DigPed-Using technology in teaching, University of Pennsylvania | Feb. 2018
  • College Teaching, University of Pennsylvania | June-July 2017
  • Best Practices in Teaching, UBC | Apr. 2015
  • Food Web Theory, UBC (K. McCann) | Mar. 30 -31 2015
  • Stickleback Molecular Genetics Course, Stanford University (D. Kingsley and F. Jones) | July 2012

Further Education

  • Evidence-Based Teaching, University of Pennsylvania | Feb. - March 2019
  • DigPed-Using technology in teaching, University of Pennsylvania | Feb. 2018
  • College Teaching, University of Pennsylvania | June-July 2017
  • Best Practices in Teaching, UBC | Apr. 2015
  • Food Web Theory, UBC (K. McCann) | Mar. 30 -31 2015
  • Stickleback Molecular Genetics Course, Stanford University (D. Kingsley and F. Jones) | July 2012
Seth Rudman
Seth Rudman
Assistant Professor

The Rudman lab at WSU-Vancouver uses experiments and genomic tools to answer questions about the ecological and evolutionary fates of populations inhabiting rapidly changing environments.