Dr. Alyssa STEWART ( Ph.D. Evolution and Systematics )
ดร. อลิสา สจ๊วต

Department of Plant Science,
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand
Building N, The 2nd Floor, Room: N203/3
Tel: +66 2 2015232
Fax: +66 2 3547172
Email: alyssa.ste@mahidol.ac.th
Position: Lecturer




EDUCATION

2010-2015 Ph.D., University of Maryland at College Park, Department of Biology, concentration in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics; GPA: 4.0/4.0 (cum.)
2005-2008 B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biology, graduated with honors; Minor in Chemistry; GPA: 3.59/4.0(cum.), 3.66/4.0 (major)
2006-2007 Study Abroad, Mahidol University International College at Salaya, Thailand, Department of Biology; GPA: 3.88/4.0 (cum.)

APPOINTMENTS

Lecturer, April 2016 – present, Mahidol University, Faculty of Science, Department of Plant Science

GRANTS & AWARDS

2012-2015 National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship ($98,000 over 3 years)
2015 University of Maryland, Ann G. Wylie Dissertation Fellowship ($10,000)
2015 University of Maryland, Devra Kleiman Scholarship ($1,630)
2014 University of Maryland, Graduate Student Merit Award ($2,000)
2014 North American Society for Bat Research, Bat Conservation
2012 Explorer’s Club Washington Group, Exploration and Field Research Grant ($3,600)
2012 Society for the Study of Evolution, Rosemary Grant Research Award ($2,000)
2012 University of Maryland, Howard J. Brinkley Travel Award ($250)
2012 University of Maryland, Travel Award ($500)
2012 Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society of America, Honorable Mention for presentation
2010-2014 University of Maryland, University Fellowship ($20,000 over 4 years)
2010-2011 University of Maryland, Dean’s Fellowship ($9,260)
2009 Thailand Biodiversity and Research Training Grant ($3,700)
2008 University of North Carolina, Coker Award Nominee
2005-2008 University of North Carolina, Dean’s List

RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-2014 Data collection for doctoral research, southern Thailand; 16 months of fieldwork examining the interactions between nectarivorous bats and bat-pollinated flowers.
2012 Canopy Researcher Training Course, Cornell Tree Climbing Institute; learned techniques for ascending trees and conducting research in the canopy.
2011 Baja California Sur, Mexico, Dr. Winifred Frick; 1 week acquiring field techniques for the study of nectarivorous bats.
2009-2010 Prince of Songkla University at Hat Yai, Thailand, Department of Biology, Dr. Sara Bumrungsri; independent research on the impact of insectivorous bats and birds on arthropod communities.
2007-2009 Mercury Science Inc., Raleigh, NC, Dr. Thomas Stewart; research technician assisting in the development of novel assays for environmental toxins.
2006-2008 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biology, Dr. Karin Pfennig; honors thesis on reproductive character displacement in spadefoot toads; collaborative research on sexual selection, hybridization.
2006 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Biology, Dr. Robert Peet; field assistant surveying native and invasive riparian vegetation.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2013-2014 Prince of Songkla University, Research Mentor for 8 undergraduate students
2012 University of Maryland, Guest Lecturer, Population and Community Ecology
2012 University of Maryland, Teaching Assistant, Principles of Biology I (Cell and Molecular Biology)
2012 University of Maryland, Research Mentor for 2 undergraduate students
2011 Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, Research Mentor for 1 undergraduate student
2010-2011 University of Maryland, Teaching Assistant, Principles of Biology II (Ecology and Evolution)

SERVICE

2016 Peer Reviewer, Annals of Botany (1 article).
2015 Service Award Selection Committee Chair, University of Maryland; Department of Biology; Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Program.
2015 Volunteer, Ecology booth at Maryland Day, University of Maryland.
2015 Volunteer Judge, Science & Engineering Fair, Eleanor Roosevelt High School, MD.
2015 Peer Reviewer, Ecology and Evolution (1 article).
2014 Bat Education and Outreach; Department of National Parks, Thailand; helped create a National Parks display about Thailand’s bat diversity and the ecosystem services they provide.
2013-2014 English tutor for undergraduate students, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.
2012 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship workshop panelist, University of Maryland; Biological Sciences Graduate Program.
2011 Research Award Selection Committee, University of Maryland; Department of Biology; Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics Program.
2011 USDA APHIS (Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service) Earth Day Event, Riverdale, MD. Poster Presentation: Bat Pollination – important ecosystem services provided by nectarivorous bats.

PUBLICATIONS

2016 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. 2016. Flower-visiting bat species contribute unequally towards agricultural pollination ecosystem services in southern Thailand. Submitted.
2016 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. 2016. Differential pollen placement on an Old World nectar bat increases pollination efficiency. Annals of Botany, 117:145-152.
2015 Carter, G & AB Stewart. 2015. The floral bat lure dimethyl disulphide does not attract the palaeotropical Dawn bat. Journal of Pollination Ecology, 17:129-131.
2014 Stewart, AB, R Makowsky & MR Dudash. 2014. Differences in foraging times between two feeding guilds within Old World fruit bats (Pteropodidae) in southern Thailand. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 30:249-257.
2014 Sritongchuay, T, GA Gale, AB Stewart, T Kerdkaew & S Bumrungsri. 2014. Seed rain in abandoned clearings in a lowland evergreen rain forest in southern Thailand. Tropical Conservation Science, 7:572-585.
2011 Pfennig, KS & AB Stewart. 2011. Asymmetric reproductive character displacement in male aggregation behavior. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278:2348-2354.

PRESENTATIONS

2015 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Paleotropical bat- pollinated plants avoid interspecific pollen transfer despite sharing pollinators. Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.
2014 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Invited Talk: Resource partitioning and pollinator importance among Old World fruit bats. University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
2014 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Resource partitioning and pollinator importance among Old World fruit bats. (Bat Conservation International Award for best student presentation, $500.) North American Society for Bat Research, Albany, NY.
2014 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Resource partitioning & pollinator importance among Old World fruit bats. Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Cairns, Australia.
2014 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Old World fruit bats (Pteropodidae) vary in pollinator importance and selection exerted on night-blooming flower species. Evolution, Raleigh, NC.
2013 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Poster Presentation: Foraging habitats and diets of pollinating bat species in southern Thailand. International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD. 2012 
2012 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Old World fruit and nectar bats: Comparing the interactions of bat-pollinated plants with facultative versus obligate pollinators. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.
2012 Stewart, AB & MR Dudash. Oral Presentation: Old World nectar and fruit bats – A comparison of obligate and facultative pollinators to examine fitness implications for both plants and pollinators. (Honorable mention award.) Mid-Atlantic Ecological Society of America, Blacksburg, VA.
2008 Stewart, AB & KS Pfennig. Oral Presentation: A study of reproductive character displacement in the aggregation behavior of male spadefoot toads. Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.