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2013 Ph.D., Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
2007 M.S., Dept. of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University
2004 B.A., Environmental Biology, Saint Mary’s University
2015-present Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences & Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program, Western Michigan University
2014-2015 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Willamette University
2013-2014 Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas
2007 Research Associate, Southeastern Louisiana University
2004 Biological Technician, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
2003 Biological Technician, United States Geological Survey
2002 Fisheries Intern, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Non Peer-Reviewed Publications
Lujan, K. N., Bloom, D.D., Watson, L.C. 2013 A Rumble in the Jungle. New York Times, OP-ED. January 17, 2013.
Sidlauskas, B., Bernard, C., Bloom, D., Bronaugh, W., Clementson, M., and Vari, R.P. 2011. Ichthyologists Hooked on Facebook. Science. 332: 537.
*Press coverage by: BBC, CBC, Science Daily, Smithsonian Science, The Guyana Press
2013 National Geographic Committee on Research and Exploration, “Inventory of the Aquatic Beetles of Tafelberg Tepui, Suriname”, ($26,500) *Co-PI
2010 Centre for Global Change Science grant ($4519)
2008 Lerner-Gray Grant, American Museum of Natural History ($2,200)
2008 Sigmi Xi Grant-Aid of Research ($977)
2006 Southeastern Louisiana University, Travel Grant ($1,196)
Van Nynatten, A.D., Bloom, D.D., Lovejoy, N.R., and Chang, B.S.W. 2014. Rapid visual pigment evolution in a radiation of freshwater anchovies. Evolution Meetings. Raleigh, NC.
Elbassiouny, A., Hui, T.H., Bloom, D.D., Lovejoy, N.R. 2014. Molecular Phylogenetics and the Evolution of Reproductive Mode in Halfbeak Fishes from Southeast Asia. Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium. Guelph, ON.
Dobrovetsky, M., Kolmann, M.A., Bloom, D.D.., and Lovejoy, N.R. 2014. Did ancient invasion of South American rivers drive morphological and ecological diversification in Neotropical anchovies? Ontario Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution Colloquium. Guelph, ON.
Short, A.E.Z., Bloom, D.D., & Fikacek, M. 2013. Diversification of the water scavenger beetles: pattern and process. Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Austin, Texas.
Van Nynatten, A.D., Bloom, D.D., Lovejoy, N.R., and Chang, B.S.W. 2013.Improving the molecular detection of positive selection using biogeographic data. International Biogeography Society Special Meeting. Montreal, Canada.
Van Nynatten, A.D., Bloom, D.D., Lovejoy, N.R., and Chang, B.S.W. 2013. Effects of marine and freshwater habitats on the evolution of visual pigments. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. (Poster)
Bloom, D.D., Piller, K.R., and Lovejoy, N.R. 2012. Do freshwater fishes diversify faster than marine fishes? A test using state-dependent diversification analyses and molecular phylogenetics of New World Silversides (Atherinopsidae). Joint Congress on Evolution Meetings. Ottawa, Canada.
Bloom, D.D. 2011. Does habitat control lineage diversification rates? A test using molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Silversides (Atherinopsidae). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Minneapolis, MN. *Stoye award for best student presentation.
Bloom, D.D. and Piller, K.R. 2011. Does habitat control lineage diversification rates? A test using molecular phylogeny and biogeography of Silversides (Atherinopsidae). Evolution Meetings. Norman, OK. (Poster)
Bloom, D.D 2010. Into the Amazon: How Marine Fishes Rode the Wave of a Global Sea-Level Rise into South American Freshwater Rivers. Centre for Global Change Science Symposium, Toronto, Canada. *Invited speaker
2015-2016 Western Michigan University
- ENVS 2250 Environmental Ecology
- BIOS 5525 Fish Biology (Ichthyology)
2014-2015 Department of Biology, Willamette University (Instructor of record)
- BIO 376 Evolutionary Biology
- BIO 125 Ecology, Evolution, and Diversity (Lecture & Lab)
- BIO 110 Principals of Biology (Lecture & Lab)
2007-2012 Department of Biological Sciences, University of Toronto Scarborough (Teaching Assistantships):
- Macroevolution Lab
- Introductory Biology Lab
- Ecology and Evolution Lab
- Guest Lecture, Ecology and Evolution (~80 students)
2004-2007 Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Louisiana University (Teaching Assistantships):
- Tropical Ecology Field Course (Costa Rica),
- Ichthyology Lab
- Introductory Biology Lab
Student Mentoring Experience
Undergraduate students at University of Toronto Scarborough:
Erin Brown (2009-2010) Undergraduate thesis. A comparison of morphological diversity between marine and freshwater anchovy clades.
Justin Wakileh (2010-2011) Undergraduate thesis. Evolutionary transitions between habitats: molecular phylogenetics of Beloniformes
Between 2007 and 2012, I trained >12 undergraduate and master’s students in molecular phylogenetics and lab techniques.
2011 Stoye Award, Best talk in General Ichthyology (Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists)
2011 Donald A. Chant Scholarship, University of Toronto ($342)
2011 Jack Dainty Scholarship, University of Toronto ($5194)
2004 Beta Beta Beta National Biology Honors Society
2003 American Fisheries Society Minnesota Chapter, Travel award ($500)
Professional Service and Outreach
Journals: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Biological Journal of Linnaean Society, Systematic Biology, Bulletin of Marine Science, Environmental Management, Neotropical Ichthyology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Fish Biology, PLoSOne, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Evolution, Ecology Letters, Zootaxa, Zookeys.
Granting Agencies: Foundation of Science and Technology (Portugal), Sigma Delta Epsilon (Graduate Women in Science), FONDECYT (Federal science funding agency, Chile), National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology (ad-hoc reviewer)
Other Service and Committee work
2016-present Subject Editor, Zookeys
2013, 2104 Co-Organizer Systematics discussion group, University of Kansas
2012 Knowledge: Production & Dissemination in the Digital Age. *Panel Member 2010-2011 Scarborough Rep., Graduate Student Organization, University of Toronto 2009 Search committee member, tenure track faculty position Dept. Biological Sciences, University of Toronto at Scarborough
2009 Volunteer Organizer, Canadian Society of Zoologists Meeting hosted by UTSC
2008 Co-Organized graduate student fundraiser, American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology
2008 Graduate Student participation committee, American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology
2007 Co-Founder/Organizer Louisiana BioBlitz
2007 Vice-President Southeastern Louisiana University Graduate student organization