Tobias Landberg CV

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Curriculum vitae

current position

Doctoral candidate
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Connecticut, Storrs
Storrs, CT, USA

professional preparation

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA:
B.A., Anthropology Major, Biology Minor, May 2001

University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA:
M.S., Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, May 2004

University of Connecticut at Storrs, USA:
Ph.D. candidate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, advanced November 2005


Scientific Advisor
Research advisor to a collaborative project studying snapping turtle ecology. Responsibilities include project development and study design, camera attachment and deployment, teaching anatomy, trapping and handling turtles and communicating with the media. Jan 2008 - present.

Mentoring Fellow
Graduate Student Mentoring Fellow 2008, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut. For graduate students who are the primary mentors of undergraduate students.

Research Assistant
Jockusch Laboratory, UCONN, 2006-present Geometric morphometric and phylogenetic analysis of morphology in Batrachoseps salamanders

Teaching Assistant
Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2008
Evolution and Human Diversity, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2008
Vertebrate Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2007
Introductory Biology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, 2004-2006
Honors Introductory Physiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2003
Introductory Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2002-2003

Research Intern & Assistant
Functional Morphology & Comparative Physiology Lab, UMASS Amherst, 1998-2004
Research on the functional morphology of lung ventilation and locomotion of turtles and salamanders.

Curatorial Associate
Massachusetts Museum of Natural History Anthropological Primate Collections, 1997-2004.
Duties include preparation of osteological and preservation of soft- tissue materials, cataloguing specimens, maintaining beetle colony and training & supervising graduate and undergraduate student workers.

Student Instructor
Current Topics in Ecology and Evolution - Undergraduate Seminar, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Fall, 2008
Ecology and Evolution of Phenotypic Plasticity - Seminar for graduate students & professors - UMASS Amherst, Fall 2003


Landberg, T. & Azizi, E. (in press) Ontogeny of escape swimming performance in the spotted salamander. Functional Ecology.

Landberg, T. Allometric engineering of salamanders. Abstract published in Integrative and Comparative Biology. Talk presented at SICB annual meeting in San Antonio, TX January, 2008.

Landberg, T., J. Mailhot, and E.L. Brainerd, 2007. Lung ventilation during treadmill locomotion in a semi-aquatic turtle, Trachemys scripta. In press Journal of Experimental Zoology

Azizi, E., Landberg, T., and Wassersug, R. J. 2007. Vertebral function during tadpole locomotion. Zoology 110: 290-297.

Landberg, T., 2004. Ontogeny of escape response performance in spotted salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). MS Thesis, 41 pp., University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Landberg, T., J. Mailhot, and E.L. Brainerd, 2003. Lung ventilation during treadmill locomotion in a terrestrial turtle, Terrapene carolina. Journal of Experimental Biology 206(19): 3391-3404.

Landberg, T., J. Mailhot, and E.L. Brainerd. 2002. Lung ventilation during treadmill locomotion in the red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta. Integrative and Comparative Biology 42(6):1261A.

Azizi, E. and T. Landberg. 2002. Effects of metamorphosis on the aquatic escape response of the two-lined salamander (Eurycea bislineata). Journal of Experimental Biology 205(6): 841-849.

Brainerd, E.L. and T. Landberg. 2001. Ventilatory mechanics of an elongate aquatic salamander: Amphiuma tridactylum. American Zoologist 40(6):952A.

professional service

Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology
Functional Ecology
Journal of Experimental Biology
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology
Journal of Herpetology
Journal of Morphology
Physiological and Biochemical Zoology

The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
International Society of Vertebrate Morphologists
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Student representative to the Vertebrate Collections Committee, UCONN
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Association
Division of Vertebrate Morphology representative to the Student and Postdoc Affairs Committee of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (2008-2011)


Dwight Davis award for best student paper in vertebrate morphology (Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology) 2004
Schwenk Graduate Student Mentoring Fellowship (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut) 2007 $5000
NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant 2008 ($12000)