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EDUCATION

2007-2013

Duke University

PhD, Biology (Advisor: Sönke Johnsen); Minor in Entomology, Certificate in College Teaching

2006-2007

University of California, Santa Barbara

Graduate studies in Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology

Advisor: John Endler

2000-2006

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

B.S. with High Distinction, Biological Sciences and Psychology, Minor in Music, Phi Beta Kappa

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-

Postdoctoral Fellow, Lund Vision Group, Lund University, Sweden

Advisor: Dan-Eric Nilsson

2009-2011

Program Coordinator, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Duke University

Coordinated 38 workshops and social events to facilitate career development, networking, and discussion of gender issues among women and men in the sciences.

A complete list of events is available upon request.

AWARDS, HONORS, AND FELLOWSHIPS

2014

Equipment Grant, Royal Physiographic Society of Lund, Sweden (130,000 SEK = 16,370 USD)

2013

One-Semester Fellowship Duke University Biology Department (19,000 USD)

2012, 2014

International Society for Behavioral Ecology Travel Awards (2,600 USD total)

2012

Conference Travel Fellowship, Duke University Graduate School (500 USD)

2011

Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research (1,000 USD)

2011

Duke Sigma Xi Sally Hughes-Schrader Travel Grant (625 USD)

2011

American Arachnological Society Travel Award (450 USD)

2011

Travel Award; Vision, Change, and the Case Study Approach, an NSF-funded Pre-Conference Workshop, Behavior 2011 (70 USD)

2011

First Place, Darwin Day Poster Competition, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

2010

Best Student Paper, American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting (100 USD)

2011, 2009

Duke Biology Grants-in-Aid (2,465 USD total)

2008

Friday Harbor Laboratories Scholarship (1,500 USD)

2007-2010

James B. Duke Fellowship (20,000 USD)

2007-2010

Graduate Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation (90,000 USD)

2006-2007

Block Grant, University of California, Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (24,000 USD)

2006

Honors Program Graduate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2005-2006

Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experiences Grant, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1,500 USD)

2000-2004

Regents Scholarship, University of Nebraska (full tuition paid)

2000-2004

Honors Program Textbook Scholarship, Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln (all textbooks paid)

2000-2003

Top Scholars Award, University of Nebraska (3,500 USD over 3 years)

2000

Pepsi Service Scholarship (1,000 USD)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Chouinard-Thuly L, Gierszewski S, Rosenthal GG, Reader SM, Rieucau G, Woo KL, Gerlai R, Tedore C, Ingley SJ, Stowers JR, Frommen JG, Dolins FL, Witte K (2017). Technical and conceptual considerations for using animated stimuli in studies of animal behavior. Current Zoology 63, 5-19.
Tedore C and Johnsen S (2017). Using RGB displays to portray color realistic imagery to animal eyes. Current Zoology 63, 27-34.
Tedore C and Johnsen S (2016). Disentangling the visual cues used by a jumping spider to locate its microhabitat. The Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 2396-2401.
Tedore C and Johnsen S (2015). Immunological dependence of plant-dwelling animals on the medicinal properties of their plant substrates: A preliminary test of a novel evolutionary hypothesis. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9, 437-446.
Tedore C and Johnsen S (2015). Visual mutual assessment of size in male Lyssomanes viridis jumping spider contests. Behavioral Ecology 26, 510-518.

Tedore C and Johnsen S (2013). Pheromones exert top-down effects on visual recognition in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, 1744-1756.

Tedore C and Johnsen S (2012). Weaponry, color, and contest success in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis. Behavioural Processes 89, 203-211.

POPULAR SCIENCE PUBLICATIONS

Clabby C and Tedore C (2013). Focus on Everything. American Scientist 101, 308-309.

INVITED TALKS

2016

Using RGB displays to portray color realistic imagery to animal eyes

Colouring the Future, Tübingen, Germany

2015

Vision in humans versus animals: what computer animation can and cannot test

Behaviour, Cairns, Australia

2015

Using Adobe products to generate computer animations from photographs

Behaviour, Cairns, Australia

2010

Color, leg waving, and weaponry in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

East Carolina University, Research in Progress Seminar Series, Greenville, NC, USA

CONTRIBUTED TALKS

2015

Visualizing the forest canopy through bird eyes (Poster Presentation)

International Congress of Neuroethology, Montevideo, Uruguay

2014

Do male jumping spiders visually assess opponent weapon or body size in contests over females?

International Society for Behavioral Ecology, New York, New York, USA

2013

A scanning retina with a narrow field of view: Do jumping spiders examine entire objects or only parts?

International Conference on Invertebrate Vision, Bäckaskog Castle, Sweden

2012

‘Don’t eat me!’ – Trade-offs between recognition speed and accuracy in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

International Society for Behavioral Ecology, Lund, Sweden

2012

‘Don’t eat me!’ – Trade-offs between recognition speed and accuracy in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis (Poster Presentation)

International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, MD, USA

2011

The evolution of species- and sex-specific signals in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

Duke University, Behavioral, Population, and Community Ecology Seminar Series, Durham, NC, USA

2011

The roles of visual and chemical cues in species and sex recognition in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

Animal Behavior Society and International Ethological Conference Joint Meeting, Bloomington, IN, USA

2011

The role of visual cues in species and sex recognition in the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

American Arachnological Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, USA

2010

Weapon size predicts dominance in the male jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, USA

2010

Weapon size predicts dominance in the male jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, USA

Awarded best student paper

2009

Visual posturing in male-male agonistic encounters of the jumping spider Lyssomanes viridis

Duke University, Behavioral, Population, and Community Ecology Seminar Series, Durham, NC, USA

PUBLIC OUTREACH PRESENTATIONS

2012

Small Minds in a Big Scary World

Wake Audubon Society, Monthly Speaker Series, Raleigh, NC, USA

2011

The Colorful World of Spiders

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, BugFest Talk, Raleigh, NC, USA

2011

How do tiny-brained animals discriminate between species and sexes in diverse habitats?

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, First Place in Darwin Day Poster Contest, Raleigh, NC, USA

2010

Jumping Spiders: Color, Leg Waving, & Weaponry

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Lunchtime Lecture Series Talk, Raleigh, NC, USA

2010

Jumping Spiders: Color, Leg Waving, & Weaponry

North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, BugFest Talk, Raleigh, NC, USA

2008

Webs and their Weavers

Eno River State Park, Workshop Co-Presenter, Durham, NC, USA

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

2014-2015

Organizational Committee Member, Friday Biology Seminar, Lund University Biology Department

2011-2013

Planning Committee Member, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Duke University

2009-2011

Program Coordinator, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), Duke University

2008-2011

Coordinator, Annual Silent Auction Charity Fundraiser, Duke Biology Department

2010

Panelist, Discussion of Duke screening of Naturally Obsessed, the Making of a Scientist

2010

Assistant, Arthropod Enthusiasts workshop, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC, USA

2007-2009

Co-Founder and Co-President, Women in Biology, Duke Biology Department

2006-2007

Planning Committee Member, Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE), University of California, Santa Barbara

2006

Consultant, Science Fair Luau, Santa Barbara, California, USA

Reviewer:

Animal Behaviour, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Ethology, Evolutionary Ecology, Graduate Women in Science, The Journal of Experimental Biology, PLOS ONE

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2015

Guest Lecturer and Coordinator of Student Projects, Sensory Biology, Lund University

2013-2015

Journal Club Facilitator, Foundations of Neurobiology, Lund University

2013

Teaching Assistant, Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, Duke University (two weekly discussion sections)

2012

Guest Instructor (once), Sensory Biology Seminar, Duke University

2012

Teaching Assistant, Genetics and Evolution, Duke University (weekly lab section)

2011

Teaching Assistant, Entomology, Duke University (weekly lab section)

2010

Teaching Assistant, Molecular Biology, Duke University (two weekly lab sections)

2007

Guest Lecturer (once), Population Genetics, University of California, Santa Barbara

2007

Teaching Assistant, Population Genetics, University of California, Santa Barbara (two weekly discussion sections)

STUDENTS SUPERVISED

2016

Klara Abrahamsson Kihlström, Lund University

2010

Laura Hubbard, Deans’ Summer Research Fellow, Duke University

2005-2006

Jeff Brunner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2005-2006

Undergraduate Researcher, Avian Cognition Lab, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

2003-2004

Biological Science Aid, GS-02, Biomass Research Lab, United States Department of Agriculture

LANGUAGES

English (native), Swedish (intermediate), French (intermediate), American Sign Language (intermediate)