Adjunct Assistant Professor, Creighton University (2017 – present)
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, Parent Lab, University of Idaho (2014 – 2017)
1) Color evolution and diversification of Galapagos endemic snails (Naesiotus)
2) The Loss of Ecological, Morphological, and Phylogenetic Heritage: Extinction in Pacific Land Snail Radiations. (NSF DBI #1523540)
PhD, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University (2014)
Dissertation Title: The evolution of salamander mimicry: Predators, prey, and perception
Dissertation Advisors: Dean C. Adams and Jeanne M. Serb
Committee Members: Brent Danielson, Nicole Valenzuela, David Vleck
BA, Biology, The University of St. Thomas (2009)
Research: Biodiversity of an invasive shrubby habitat
Adviser: Chester Wilson
MANUSCRIPTS SUBMITTED OR IN REVISION
Kraemer, A.C. and C.E. Parent. Predictable rise and fall of biological diversity on islands. In Preparation.
Shoobs, N.F., Kraemer, A.C., and C.E. Parent. A new, critically endangered species of Galápagos endemic land snail (genus Naesiotus). In Preparation.
PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS (* denotes undergraduate author)
Kraemer, A.C., C.W. Philip*, A.M. Rankin, C.E. Parent. Tradeoffs direct the evolution of coloration in Galàpagos land snails. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, In Press.
Sherratt, E., Alejandrino, A., Kraemer, A.C., Adams, D.C., and J.M. Serb. 2016. Trends in the sand: Directional evolution in the shell shape of recessing scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae). Evolution 70:2061-2073. PDF
Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. 2015. Mimicry and the importance of model toxicity. Evolutionary Ecology 29:511-523. PDF
Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. 2015. Batesian mimics influence the evolution of conspicuousness in an aposematic salamander. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28:1016-1023. [cover illustration] PDF
Kraemer, A.C. and D.C. Adams. 2014. Predator perception of Batesian mimicry and conspicuousness in a salamander. Evolution 68: 1197-1206. PDF
Kraemer, A.C., J. Kissner*, and D.C. Adams. 2012. Morphological color-change in the red- backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) while kept in captivity. Copeia 2012:748-755. PDF
SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
2017 Kraemer, A.C. and C.E. Parent. The loss of ecomorphological heritage: Extinctions in Pacific land snail radiations. NSF Collections-Based PRFB Symposium & Workshop, Cambridge, MA, USA (Poster).
2017 Kraemer, A.C. and C.E. Parent. Life on a sinking ship: Morphological diversification through island ontogeny. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, USA (Oral presentation).
2016 Kraemer, A.C. and C.E. Parent. What are we losing? The ecomorphology of decline in Galápagos land snails. International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology, and Conservation; Azores, Portugal (Oral presentation).
2016 Kraemer, A.C. and C.E. Parent. Color Diversification in the Endemic Land Snails of Galápagos. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, OR, USA (Oral presentation).
2014 Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. Coevolution of coloration and conspicuousness in a Batesian mimic. 6th Conference on the Biology of Plethodontid Salamanders, Tulsa, OK, USA (Oral presentation).
2014 Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. Coevolution of coloration and conspicuousness in a Batesian mimic. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX, USA. Also at the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Spring Symposium, Ames, IA (Oral presentation).
2013 Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. A likelihood framework for combining selective models for the evolution of phenotype. Evolution Annual Meetings, Snowbird, UT, USA (Oral presentation).
2013 Kraemer, A.C., J.M. Serb, and D.C. Adams. The evolution of aposematic traits in a Batesian mimicry system. Evolution Annual Meetings, Snowbird, UT, USA (Lightning talk).
2012 Kraemer, A.C., and D.C. Adams. Conspicuousness in a Batesian mimetic system as viewed through the eyes of predators. First Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology, Ottawa, ON, Canada (Oral presentation).
2011 Kraemer, A.C., J. Kissner, and D.C. Adams. Temporal color changes in the red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) while kept in captivity. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Oral presentation).
2011 Kraemer, A.C., J. Kissner, and D.C. Adams. Temporal color changes in the red-backed salamander (Plethodon cinereus) while kept in captivity. Evolution Annual Meetings, Norman, OK, USA (Poster).
2019 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Spring Symposium; Iowa State University (upcoming)
2016 Life on a Sinking Ship: The Rise and Fall of Galápagos’ Greatest Radiation; Keynote Address at the Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society Induction Ceremony; Creighton University; Omaha, NE
2016 The Rise and Fall of Diversity: Color and Extinction in Pacific Island Snails; Gonzaga University; Spokane, WA
2015 Predators and the Evolution of Coloration in Slimy Things; Palouse Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Group; Moscow, ID
2015 The Role of Morphology in Colonization: A Case Study Using Galápagos Land Snails; IBEST Thunder Thursday Lunch; University of Idaho
2011 – 2013 Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Program, Iowa State University (annually)
EXTERNAL AND COMPETITIVE AWARDS AND GRANTS
2015 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology; DBI #1523540 ($138,000)
2015 National Geographic Society for Research and Exploration; Awarded to PI Christine Parent with Andrew Kraemer as co-PI ($18,540)
2013 American Museum of Natural History Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Grant ($2,975)
2013 Herpetologists’ League E.E. Williams Grant in Ecology ($1000)
2013 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Grant-in-Aid of Research ($1000)
2012 Brown Graduate Fellowship, Iowa State University ($10,000)
2010 Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid ($900)
2010 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Honorable Mention
2009 Miller Fellowship, Iowa State University ($2,500/year for 3 years)
2009 EEB Program Graduate Research Fellowship, Iowa State University ($22,000)
INTERNAL AWARDS AND GRANTS
2018 Haddix Faculty Research Fund Grant; Awarded to Carol Fassbinder-Orth, Andrew Kraemer, and Aimee Schwab-McCoy ($15,000)
2014 Graduate Teaching and Learning Community Scholarship, HHMI ($500)
2013 William Clark Graduate Student Award in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology ($600)
2010 – 2013 Professional Advancement Grant, Iowa State University ($300/year)
2010 – 2011 Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology Graduate Student Research Award ($500)
2009 University of St. Thomas Department of Biology Keystone Award
Advised 3-6 undergraduate research assistants each semester with the goal of exposing the students to engaging research in evolutionary biology. During this time students collected data for ongoing projects and were encouraged to develop new hypotheses and original projects. This work was conducted at Iowa State University, the University of Idaho, and in Galápagos, Ecuador.
Advised 4 graduate students first as a peer mentor during graduate school and later as a postdoctoral mentor at the University of Idaho. Mentoring consisted of encouragement and support as well as professional assistance through the editing of grants and manuscripts.
INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD
2017-18 Biostatistics (BIO 310), Lecture & Lab, Creighton University
– Developed and implemented active techniques to teach students the concepts and application of biostatistical analysis.
2017 General Biology (BIO 205), Lab, Creighton University
2013 Evolution (BIOL 315), Lecture, Iowa State University
– Topics covered included: the evidence for evolution, mechanisms of evolutionary change, adaptation, genetics, species concepts, and the origins of life.
2014 Human Physiology Lab (BIOL 264), Iowa State University
2011 Vertebrate Biology Lab (BIOL 364), Iowa State University, 2011
2010 Principles of Biology Lab (BIOL 211), Iowa State University, 2010
2009 Comparative Anatomy and Physiology II (BIOL 350), University of St. Thomas
2008 Genetics, Ecology, and Evolution Lab (BIOL 202), University of St. Thomas
2008 Diversity and Adaptation Lab (BIOL 201), University of St. Thomas
2007 Diversity and Adaptation Lab (BIOL 201), University of St. Thomas
2018 Dimensions of Biodiversity (BIOL 404), University of Idaho
2015 Invertebrate Zoology (BIOL 484), University of Idaho
2013 Principles of Biology (BIOL 211), Iowa State University
2013 Evolution (BIOL 315), Iowa State University
2013 Herpetology (BIOL 457 Lab), Iowa State University
2012 Herpetology (BIOL 457 Lab), Iowa State University
SERVICE & OUTREACH
2019 Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. High School Science Academy: Will give an evening lecture titled, “Living in the City: What Urban Nature Can Teach Us About Evolution,” as well as a related field trip (upcoming)
2018 Nebraska Wildlife Rehab, Inc. High School Science Academy: Gave an evening lecture titled, “Paradise and Pavement: How Humans Affect Biodiversity” to a group of high school students from around Omaha. Additionally, I led these students into the field to discuss field-based studies of biodiversity.
2018 Creighton University’s Phi Sigma Honor Society: Elevator Talk Competition Judge
2018 Creighton University’s St. Albert’s Day/University Research Day: Undergraduate Research Poster Judge
2018 American Malacological Society Carriker Student Research Grant Competition Reviewer
2017 IUCN: I am currently updating IUCN Red List assessments for ~70 Galápagos and ~100 Hawaiian land snails. This update will help to inform research on Pacific Island extinctions as well as priorities for conservation
2015 Animals of the Night Annual Fundraiser: Will educate members of the community on the biology of reptiles and amphibians at the Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute
2015 Currently developing an online guide for the endemic land snails of Galápagos: This website will contain information on morphology, distribution, conservation status, and evolution. A complementary website will be developed for the Hawaiian land snails in collaboration with the Bishop Museum. The Galápagos guide can be found at: www.galapagossnaillab.wordpress.com
2015 Upward Bound: Discussed field-based research with high school students in Pullman, WA
2015 K-12 Outreach: Discussed field-based research with elementary school students in Roberts, WI
2012 Research Exploration: The Diversity of Basic Research at ISU: Introduced excelling high school students at Des Moines’ Central Campus High School to research and technology at ISU
2011 Skunk River Navy: Provided undergraduate students an opportunity to learn about Iowa biodiversity by performing IOWATER river assessments and monitoring invertebrate populations in the Skunk River, while simultaneously removing trash
2011 Symbi Science Days: Introduced middle school-aged students from Des Moines to the research being done at ISU through the GK-12 program
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS AND WORKSHOPS
2017 “Writing Winning NSF Grant Proposals” (8-hour workshop), Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops
2015 IUCN Global Assessor for the Red List
2015 University of Idaho Job Search Workshop
2014 Graduate Teaching and Learning Community (9-week program), Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Iowa State University
2014 Safe Zone Training Program, Iowa State University LGBT Student Services
2013 “Writing Winning NSF Grant Proposals” (8-hour workshop), Grant Writer’s Seminars and Workshops
2012 “Targeting the Right Granting Agency”, Iowa State University Parks Library
INSTITUTIONAL & PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
2012 EEOB Graduate Studies Committee
2012 GSO Curriculum Committee
2010 Graduate and Professional Student Senate
2010 Co-organized the Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society of Integrative and Comparative Biologists
Acta Herpetologica (1)
Behavioral Ecology (1)
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (1)
Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society (3)
Frontiers of Zoology (1)
Global Change Biology (1)
Journal of Biogeography (1)
Journal of Herpetology (1)
Proceedings of the Royal Society B (3)
The Science of Nature: Naturwissenschaften (2)