Edward D. Burress

Postdoctoral Associate

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Yale University

edwarddburress'at'gmail'dot'com

 

Education

Ph.D. Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn AL 36849. 2017.

M.S. Biology, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608. 2012.

B.S. General Biology and Psychology, Lees Mcrae College, Banner Elk, NC 28604. 2009.

 

Selected Publications (see Publications page or CV for complete list)

(22) Burress, E.D., M. Tan, & P.C. Wainwright. Head shape modulates the diversification of a classic cichlid pharyngeal jaw innovation. American Naturalist. DOI: 10.1086/705392. PDF.

 

(21) Burress, E.D. & P.C. Wainwright. 2019. Adaptive radiation in labrid fishes: a central role for functional innovations during 65 My of relentless diversification. Evolution 73:346-359. PDF.

(20) Piálek, L., E.D. Burress, K. Dragová, A. Almirón, J. Casciotta, O. Říčan. 2018. Phylogenomics of pike cichlids (Cichlidae: Crenicichla) of the C. mandelburgeri species complex: rapid ecological speciation in the Iguazu River and high endemism in the Middle Parana Basin. Hydrobiologia. Early View. PDF.

(19) Kokubun, E.E., K.O. Bonato, E.D. Burress, C.B. Fialho. 2018. Diet and body shape among populations of Bryconamericus ihernigii (Otophysi: Characidae) across the Campos Sulinos ecosystem. Neotropical Ichthyology. PDF.

(18) Burress, E.D., Piálek, L., Casciotta, J., Almirón, A., Tan, M., Armbruster, J.W., & Říčan, O. 2017. Island- and lake-like parallel adaptive radiations replicated in rivers. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 20171762. PDF.

(17) Burress, E.D., Alda, F., Duarte, A., M. Loureiro, Armbruster, A., & Chakrabarty, P. 2017. Phylogenomics of pike cichlids (Cichlidae: Crenicichla) and the rapid ecological speciation of an incipient species flock. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. PDF.

(16) Burress, E.D. & M. Tan. 2017. Ecological opportunity alters the timing and shape of adaptive radiation. Evolution. doi: doi: 10.1111/evo.13362. PDF.

(15) Bonato, K.O., Burress, E.D., Armbruster, J.W., & Fialho, C.B. 2017. Resource partitioning among syntopic Characidae corroborated by gut content and stable isotope analyses. Hydrobiologia doi: 10.1007/s10750-017--3314-0. PDF.

(14) Burress, P.B.H., E.D. Burress, J.W. Armbruster. 2017. Body shape variation within the Southern Cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus (Percopsiformes: Amblyopsidae). Zoomorphology. PDF.

(13) Bonato, K.O., Burress, E.D., & Fialho, C.B. 2017. Dietary differentiation in relation to mouth and tooth morphology of a neotropical characid fish community. Zoologischer Anzeiger 267: 31-40. PDF.

(12) Burress, E.D., Holcomb, J.M., Tan, M., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Ecological diversification associated with the benthic-to-pelagic transition by North American minnows. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 549-560. PDF.

(11) Burress, E.D., Holcomb, J.M., Orlandi-Bonato, K., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Body size is negatively correlated with trophic position among cyprinids. Royal Society Open Science. PDF.

(10) Burress, E.D., Holcomb, J.M., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Ecological clustering with a diverse minnow assemblage according to morpholgoical, dietary and isotopic data. Freshwater Biology 61: 328-339. PDF.

 

(9) Burress, E.D. 2016. Ecological diverversiication associated with the pharyngeal jaw diversity of Neotropical cichlid fishes. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 302-313. PDF.

 

(8) Burress, E.D., A. Duarte, W.S. Serra., and M. Loureiro. 2015. Rates of piscivory predict pharyngeal jaw morphology in a piscivorous lineage of cichlid fishes. Ecology of Freshwater Fish DOI: 10.1111/eff.12236. PDF.

 

(7) Burress, E.D. 2014. Cichlid fishes as models of ecological diversification: patterns, mechanisms, and consequences. Hydrobiologia doi: 10.1007/s10750-014-1960-z. PDF.

 

(6) Burress, E.D., A. Duarte, W.S. Serra, M. Loureiro, M.M. Gangloff, & L. Siefferman. 2013. Functional diversification of a predatory species flock. PLOS One e80929. PDF.

 

(5) Burress, E.D., M.M. Gangloff, & L. Siefferman. 2013. Trophic analysis of two subtropical South American freshwater crabs using stable isotope ratios. Hydrobiologia 702: 5-13. PDF

 

(4) Burress, E.D., A. Duarte, M.M. Gangloff, & L. Siefferman. 2013. Isotopic trophic guild structure of a diverse subtropical South American fish community. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 22: 66-72. PDF.

 

(3) Burress, E.D., A. Duarte, W.S. Serra, M.M. Gangloff & L. Siefferman. 2013. Species-specific ontogenetic diet shifts among Neotropical Crenicichla: using stable isotopes and tissue stoichiometry. Journal of Fish Biology. PDF.

 

(2) Serra, W.S., M. Zarucki, A. Duarte, E.D. Burress, F. Teixeira-de-Mella, I. González-Bergonzoni & M. Loureiro. New records of characiform fishes (Ostariophysi: Characiformes) for Uruguay. Checklist 9: 1576-1579. PDF.

 

 (1) Serra, W.S., A. Duarte, E.D. Burress, & M. Loureiro. 2011. Pisces, Perciformes, Cichlidae, Crenicichla tendybaguassu Lucena & Kullander, 1992: First record for Uruguay. Checklist: 7: 357-359. PDF.

 

 

Presentations­­­­­­­­

(11) Burress, E.D., Tan, M., & Armrbuster, J.W. 2017. Evolution of pharyngeal jaw shape, size, and associated musculature across the Neotropical cichlid phylogeny. Society for comparative and integrative biologists. New Orleans, LA.

(10) Burress, E.D., Oldrich, O., Pialek, P., Casciotta, J., Almiron, Tan, M., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Parallel phenotypic diversification and rapid speciation of Crenicichla species flocks: riverine analogs to the East African Great Lake cichlids. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Baton Rouge, LA. *Awarded ASIH Stoye General Ichthyology Award.

(9) Burress, E.D., Oldrich, O., Pialek, P., Casciotta, J., Almiron, Tan, M., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Parallel phenotypic diversification and rapid speciation of Crenicichla species flocks: riverine analogs to the East African Great Lake cichlids. Evolution. Austin, TX.

(8) Burress, E.D., Holcomb, J.M., Tan, M., & Armbruster, J.W. 2016. Ecological diversification associated with the benthic-to-pelagic transition by North American minnows. Southeastern Fishes Council. Jackson, MS. *Awarded 3rd Place student talk.

(7) Burress, E.D., Tan, M., Armbruster, J.W. 2015. Ecological diversification associated with the adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Reno, NV.

 

(6) Burress, E.D., J.M. Holcomb, J.W. Armbruster. 2014. The influence of phylogeny on minnow morphology, behavior, and physiology. Southeastern Fishes Council. Asheville, NC. *Awarded best student talk.

 

(5) Burress, E.D., M. Tan, & Jonathan W. Armbruster. 2014. Ecological diversification among Neotropical cichlid fishes. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Chattanooga, TN.

 

(4) Burress, E.D. & J.M. Holcomb. Delimitation of functional roles among cyprinid fishes: integrating geometric morphometrics, stable isotopes and tissue stoichiometry. Society for Freshwater Science. Jacksonville, FL, 2013.

 

(3) Burress, E.D., Michael M. Gangloff & Lynn Siefferman. Trophic analysis of two sympatric freshwater crabs in a subtropical South American stream. Society for Freshwater Science. Loiusville, KY, 2012.

 

(2) Burress, E.D., Michael M. Gangloff, Lynn Siefferman, Alejandro Duarte and Marcelo Loureiro. 2011. Intra- and interspecific resource partitioning by six sympatric mesopredatory Crenicichla (Teleostei: Cichlidae). North American Benthological Society annual meeting. Providence, R.I. May, 2011.

 

(1) Burress, E.D. & J. Carson. The effect of early learning and direct experience on parental capacity in fishes. Undergraduate Research, Banner Elk, NC, May 12, 2009.

 

 

Academic Awards

(4) College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) Dean's Graduate Student Research Award. 2017. Auburn University.

(3) Stoye General Ichthyology Award for best student talk in Ichthyology. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. 2016. New Orleans.

(2) 1st Place Student Talk. Southeastern Fishes Council. 2014. The influence of phylogeny on minnow morphology, behavior, and physiology.

(1) M.S. Thesis nominated by the ASU Biology Department for Outstanding Thesis Award in Science, Technology, and Mathematics (2012)

 

Popular Publications

Burress, E.D. 2011. The trophic ecology of subtropical pike cichlids. Buntbarsche Bulletin 265:8-13. PDF.

 

 

Society Affiliations

Society for the Study of Evolution

American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

Society for Freshwater Science (formerly North American Benthological Society)

Southeastern Fishes Council

 

 

Funding­­­­­­­­­

2015                    AU BSGSA Travel Grant. $250.

2013-2014            Jim Smith Fund. $1500.

2013-2014            Guy Jordan Endowment Fund. $1500.

2010-2011            Sigma Xi Grants-In-Aid. $1000.

2010-2011            Paul V. Loiselle Conservation Fund. $1400.

2010-2011            Office of Student Research, International Research Grant. $1500.

2010-2011            Office of Student Research Grant. $225.

2009-2010            Office of Student Research, International Research Grant. $1500.

2009-2010            Office of Student Research Grant. $500.

 

 

Teaching Experience

2014 (F)            Ecology, T.A., Auburn University

2014 (S)            Ecology, T.A., Auburn University

2013 (F)            Ecology, T.A., Auburn University

2013 (S)            Ecology, T.A., Auburn University

2012 (F)            Ecology, T.A., Auburn University

2012 (S)            Ecology, T.A., Appalachian State University

2011 (F)            Ichthyology, T.A., Appalachian State University

2011 (S)            Concepts in Biology II, T.A., Appalachian State University

2010 (F)            Concepts in Biology I, T.A., Appalachian State University

2010 (S)            Animal Behavior, T.A., Appalachian State University

2009 (F)            Concepts in Biology I, T.A., Appalachian State University

 

 

Teaching Reviews

My average student review score is 4.45 (5 point scale). Student comments that frequent

these reviews include my willingness to help, approachableness, well-preparedness, and laid-back teaching style.

 

 

Related Experience

2014-2016            Writing Consultant, Auburn University Miller Writing Center

 

 

Research Interests

Functional morphology

Evolutionary Ecology

Geometric morphometrics

Stable isotopes

Character evolution

Food webs

 

 

Outreach

2014            AU Explore, College of Science and Mathematics, - leading tours of the AU Natural History Museum to local middle school children.

2014            Auburn University Museum of Natural History open house – leading tours of AUMNH to the local public.

2014            Mentoring Brazilian Intern in the use of stable isotopes in food web and dietary studies.

 

Peer Review (I have served as a referee for the following journals)

Functional Ecology

Freshwater Biology

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society

Ecology of Freshwater Fish

Hydrobiologia

Journal of Fish Biology

Oikos

PeerJ

 

Outreach: Online media

My wildlife photography is featured for educational purposes on the following websites:

http://aquaesfera.org/

http://cichlidae.us/

http://www.ciklid.org/

http://en.cyclopaedia.net/wiki/

http://www.planetainvertebrados.com.br/

www.edburress.blospot.com (my personal webpage w/40,000+ unique views)

 

 

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