Matthew Chmielewski, Ph.D.

Portland State University

Department of Biology

Center for Life in Extreme Environments


Matthew W. Chmielewski, Ph.D.


Pacific Lutheran University Department of Biology
Rieke Science Center, Room 159 Tacoma, WA 98447
phone: (774) 249-0210
email: mwc@plu.edu
website: mwchmiel.github.io


Education


Ph.D., Biology 2019. Portland State University. Portland, OR.

Dissertation Title: Avian Dispersal Networks, Metacommunity Structure, and Bryophyte Community Assemblages

Certificate of Innovation in College Teaching 2019. Portland State University. Portland, OR.

M.A., Biology 2008. Clark University. Worcester, MA.

B.A., Biology, Environmental Science and Policy 2004. Clark University. Worcester, MA


Academic and Education Appointments


Visiting Assistant Professor. 2019-current. Pacific Lutheran University. Parkland, WA.

Courses:
BIOL 116: Introductory Ecology
BIOL 205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 368: Ecology


Adjunct Professor. 2018-2019. Portland Community College. Portland, OR

Courses Taught:
BI 231: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture & Lab
BI 232: Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
BI 233: Human Anatomy and Physiology III Lab





Teaching Assistant. 2011-2019. Portland State University. Portland, OR

Courses Taught:
BI 204 Fundamentals of Biology I Lab (2 years)
BI 205 Fundamentals of Biology II Lab (2 years)
BI 206 Fundamentals of Biology III Lab (2 years)
BI 251 Principles of Biology I Lab (2 years)
BI 252 Principles of Biology II Lab (2 years)
BI 253 Principles of Biology III Lab (2 years)
BI 301 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab (5 years, lead TA 2 years)
BI 302 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (5 years, lead TA 2 years)
BI 303 Human Anatomy and Physiology III Lab (5 years, lead TA 2 years)
BI 399 Human Anatomy Dissection Technician (1 year)
BI 471/571 Plant Ecology (2 years)
BI 473/573 Field Sampling (1 year)

Course Field Support:
BI 410 Bird Banding (1 year)
BI 414 Ornithology (2 years)

Fulbright Fellow. 2015. Chile

Education Interpreter. 2009. Franklin Park Zoo. Boston, MA

Founder. 2003-2007. The Great Labor Day Mosquito Count. Clark University. Worcester MA


Grants and Awards


Boone Teaching Assistant Award 2018. $100

NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2017. $19,304

Botanical Society of America Student Research Award 2016. $500

Portland State University Student Education Travel Grant 2016. $500

Partner of Americas Travel Award 2015. $1,000

Fulbright Student Award 2015. $16,000

Portland State University Forbes Lea Research Scholarship 2013. $800

American Bryological and Lichenological Society Anderson and Crum Award 2013. $500

Clark University Graduate Fellowship 2004. $28,000

Clark Achievement Grant 2000. $32,000




Publications


Prather, H., Casanova-Katny, A., Clements, A., Chmielewski, M.W., Balkan, M., Shortlidge, E., Rosenstiel, T., Eppley, S.M. Species-specific effects of passive warming in an Antarctic moss system. Royal Society Open Science. 6(11): 190744

Chmielewski, M.W., Eppley, S.M. 2019 Forest passerines as a novel dispersal vector of viable bryophyte propagules. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Sciences B. 286(1897)

Eppley, S.M., Rosenstiel, T.N., Chmielewski, M.W., Woll, S.C., Shaw, Z.M., Shortlidge, E.E. 2018. Rapid population sex ratio changes in the moss Ceratodon purpureus. American Journal of Botany. 105(7): 1232-1238

Chmielewski, M.W., Khatchikian, C., Livdahl, T. 2010 Estimating the per Capita Rate of Population Change: How Well Do Life-History Surrogates Perform? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103(5): 734-741

Submitted

Chmielewski, M.W., Eppley, S.M. Species-specific interactions in avian-bryophyte dispersal networks. Royal Society Open Science.

In Preparation

Chmielewski, M.W., Eppley, S.M. Metacommunity structure of epiphytic bryophytes in fog-maintained patches of relict Valdivian forest of north-central Chile. Target: Oikos


Research Appointments


Research Assistant: Climate change impacts on the ecology of Antarctic bryophytes 2018. King George Island, South Shetland Islands, and Antarctic Peninsula. Eppley/Rosenstiel Labs (Portland State University) with Casanova-Katny lab (Temuco Catholic University, Chile)

Field Technician: Monitoring avian demographics, Saipan, CNMI 2011. Institute for Bird Populations. Point Reyes Station, CA

Field Technician: Monitoring avian demographics, Oregon, USA 2010. Institute for Bird Populations. Point Reyes Station, CA

Field Technician: Harvard Forest LTER heating plots 2008-2009. Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, MA

Field Assistant: Bonobo social behavior, Lui Kotale Field Site, Democratic Republic of Congo 2008. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Leipzig, Germany.

Field Assistant: Nutrient input impacts on marsh elevation and belowground carbon balance 2007. Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. New Haven, CT

Research Assistant: Demographics of the invasive mosquito, Aedes albopictus 2003-2004. Clark University Department of Biology. Worcester, MA


Academic Presentations:


Chmielewski, M.W. 2019 Metacommunity Structure of epiphytic bryophytes in fog-maintained patches of relict Valdivian forest in North-Central Chile. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Louisville, KY.

Chmielewski, M.W. 2019 Metacommunity Structure of epiphytic bryophytes in fog-maintained patches of relict Valdivian forest in North-Central Chile. Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America. Tucson, AZ.

Chmielewski, M.W. 2019 Forest passerines as a novel dispersal vector of viable bryophyte propagules. Graduate Student Research Symposium. Portland State University, Department of Biology. Portland, OR.

Chmielewski, M.W. 2018 Species-specific interactions in bryophyte-avian dispersal networks. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR

Chmielewski, M.W. 2017 Bryophytes on the Wing: Avian topical load of bryophyte spores varies by size and behavior. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America. Portland, OR

Chmielewski, M.W. 2016 Bryophytes on the Wing: First Evidence of Widespread Bryophyte Spore Vectoring on Bird Surfaces. Annual Meeting of the Botanical Society of America. Savannah, GA

Chmielewski, M.W. 2015 First Evidence of bryophyte vectoring by forest passerines: Species and sex differences. Meeting of the International Association of Bryologists. Puerto Navarino, Chile

Chmielewski, M.W. 2009 Testing the r’ method of estimating per capita growth rate in Aedes albopictus. International Symposium on the Asian Tiger Mosquito: Ecology, Evolution, Epidemiology, and Control. Rutgers University

Chmielewski, M.W. 2004 Diel Transcript Abundance of Nitrate Reductase and Nitrite Reductase in the Marine Diatom Thalassiosira psuedonana. Academic Spree Day. Clark University.

Chmielewski, M.W. 2003 Explorations in Atlantic Shoreline Ecology: A web resource for primary and secondary education students. Academic Spree Day. Clark University


Invited Talks:


Animal-Mediated Dispersal of Bryophytes 2019. Portland State University. Portland, OR

Avian Dispersal Networks and Metacommunity Structure in Bryophyte Assemblages 2019. Reed College. Portland, OR

Wellness in Your Professional Life 2018. Office of Academic Innovation Fall Mini-Conference. Portland State University. Portland, OR

Classroom engagement, student interactions, and time management 2017. Office of Academic Innovation Winter Mini-Conference. Portland State University. Portland, OR

Career management, skill acquisition, and CV building in graduate school. 2017. Graduate Research Prospectus. Portland State University Department of Biology. Portland, OR

Strategies for applying, and making the best of the Fulbright experience 2016 University of Portland. Portland, OR

What is it like to be a scientist? Glencoe Elementary School. 2015. Portland, OR

Abundancia, diversidad, y estructura de metacomunidades de briofitas 2015. Parque Nacional Bosque Fray Jorge Ranger Station. Chile


Service and Outreach:


Undergraduate Science Writing Assessment Committee. 2019. Department of Biology. Pacific Lutheran University. Parkland, WA

Peer Reviewer: Journal of Ecology, Austral Ecology (2), New Phytologist

Contributing Writer: Graduate Student Handbook. 2018. Office of Academic Innovation. Portland State University. Portland, OR

Advisory Panel for Program Development: Certificate in College Teaching. 2017-2018. Office of Academic Innovation & Office of the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs. Portland State University. Portland, OR.

LSAMP Scholarship and Grant Workshop Mentor. 2017. Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation. Portland State University. Portland, OR.

Planting Science High School Classroom Mentor. 2017-current. plantingscience.org

Outreach Volunteer 2017 Oregon Museum of Science and Industry: After Dark Outreach Program. Portland, OR

Outreach Volunteer 2016-2019 Natural History Museum Open House. Department of Biology. Portland State University. Portland, Oregon

Nonprofit Board Member. 2009-2014. Reserve Management and Intercultural Exchange Program. Aula Global/Global Classroom. Littleton, MA.

President. 2013-2014. Biology Investigations and Outreach (Biology graduate student org). Portland State University. Portland, OR.

Treasurer. 2012-2013. Biology Investigations and Outreach (Biology graduate student org). Portland State University. Portland, OR.

Nonprofit Ecological Reserve Manager & Anti-poacher. 2006 Aula Global Reserve. Monteverde/Santa Elena. Costa Rica.


People Mentored


Jessica Shamek: PhD Student at Portland State University, McNair Scholar, NSF GRFP Recipient

Cammille Mitchell: Field Technician with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

Ariadna Covarrubias-Ornelas: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, Oregon Health Sciences University Summer Equity Internship Program, NSF REU 2017 University of Michigan.

Sara Herrejon Chavez: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation, NIH BUILD EXITO Scholar, NSF REU Student

Katya Davidson current Postbac student

Samantha Martin

Jenn Groody

Jake Bevis


Professional Affiliations:


Ecological Society of America

Botanical Society of America

American Bryological and Lichenological Society

Fulbright Association