Terry McGlynn Brief CV, March 2014
Depatment of Biology
California State University Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747 USA
Office: +1 (310) 243-1077
Mobile: +1 (626) 487-7314
Associate Professor of Biology, CSU Dominguez Hills 2010-current
Assistant Professor of Biology, CSU Dominguez Hills 2007-2010
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of San Diego 2000-2007
Assistant Professor of Biology (Visiting), Gettysburg College 1999-2000
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Houston 1999
Instructor, University of California Education Abroad Program 1998
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, Occidental College 2007- current
Research Associate, San Diego Natural History Museum 2005-2008
Ph.D. 1999 Environmental, Population and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado
A.B. 1993 Biology, Occidental College, Los Angeles
Peer-Reviewed Publications since 2010 (about 45 since 1999)
Larson, H.K., S.K. Goffredi, E.L. Parra, O. Vargas, A. Pinto-Tomas, T.P. McGlynn. 2014. Distribution and dietary regulation of an associated facultative Rhizobiales-related bacterium in the omnivorous Giant Tropical Ant, Paraponera clavata. Naturwissenschaften. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-014-1168-0
Jandt, J.M., H.K. Larson, P. Tellez, T.P. McGlynn. 2014. To drink or to grasp? How bullet ants (Paraponera clavata) differentiate between sugars and proteins in liquids. Naturwissenschaften DOI: 10.1007/s00114-013-1109-3
McGlynn, T.P., A. Alonso-Rodriguez, M. Weaver. 2013. An experimental test of species-energy theory: patch occupancy and colony size in tropical rainforest litter-nesting ants. Oikos 122: 1357-1361.
Guénard, B. and T.P. McGlynn. 2013. Intraspecific thievery in the Ant Ectatomma ruidum is mediated by food availability. Biotropica 45: 497-502.
McGlynn, T.P., E.K. Poirson. 2012. Ants accelerate litter decomposition in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 437-443.
Huang, C., K.L. Tully, D.A. Clark, S.F. Oberbauer, T.P. McGlynn. 2012. The δ15N signature of the detrital food web tracks a landscape-scale soil phosphorus gradient in a Costa Rican lowland tropical rain forest. Journal of Tropical Ecology 28: 395-403.
McGlynn, T.P., S.E. Diamond, R.R. Dunn. 2012. Tradeoffs in the evolution of caste and body size in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole. PLOS One 7: e48202
McGlynn, T.P. 2012. The ecology of nest movement in social insects. Annual Review of Entomology 57: 291-308.
Jenkins, C.N. N.J. Sanders, A.N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C.A. Brühl, X. Cerda, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guénard, J.E. Lattle, J.-P. Lessard, T.P. McGlynn, S.B.
Menke, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, H.L. Vasconcelos, M.D. Weiser, R.R. Dunn. 2011. Global diversity in light of climate change: the case of ants. Diversity and Distributions 17: 652-662.
Wood, W.F., Hoang, T. and T.P. McGlynn. 2011. Volatile components from the mandibular glands of the turtle ants, Cephalotes alfaroi and C. cristatus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 39: 135-138.
McGlynn, T.P. 2010. Serial monodomy in the gypsy ant Aphaenogaster araneoides: does nest odor reduction influence colony relocation? Journal of Insect Science 10: 204.
McGlynn, T.P., T. Dunn, E. Wayman, and A. Romero. 2010. A thermophile in the shade: light-directed nest relocation in the Costa Rican ant Ectatomma ruidum. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26: 559-562.
Weiser, M.D., N.J. Sanders, D. Agosti, A.N. Andersen, X. Arnan, C.A. Bruhl, X. Cerda, A.M. Ellison, B.L. Fisher, M.C. Fitzpatrick, H. Gibb, N.J. Gotelli, A.D. Gove, B. Guenard, M. Janda, M. Kaspari, E.J. Laurent, J-P. Lessard, J.T. Longino, J.D. Majer, S.M. Menke, T.P. McGlynn, C.L. Parr, S.M. Philpott, M. Pfeiffer, J. Retana, A. Suarez, H. Vasconcelos, S.P. Yanoviak, R.R. Dunn. 2010. Canopy and litter ant assemblages share similar climate-species density relationships. Biology Letters 6: 769-772.
McGlynn, T.P., M.D. Weiser and R.R. Dunn. 2010. More individuals but fewer species – Tests of the more individuals hypothesis from experiments on a diverse tropical fauna. Biology Letters 6: 490-493.
Foucaud, J., J. Orivel, A. Loiseau, J. H. C. Delabie, H. Jourdan, D. Konghouleux, M. Vonshak, M. Tindo, J.-L. Mercier, D. Fresneau, J.-B. Mikissa, T.P. McGlynn, A. S. Mikheyev, J. Oettler and A. Estoup. 2010. Worldwide invasion by the little fire ant: routes of introduction and eco- evolutionary pathways. Evolutionary Applications 3: 363-374.
McGlynn, T.P. 2010. Polygyny in thief ants responds to competition and nest limitation but not food resources. Insectes Sociaux 57: 23-28.
McGlynn, T.P. 2010. Effects of biogeography on community diversity. Nature Education Knowledge 1:32.
McGlynn, T.P. 2010. How does social behavior evolve? Nature Education Knowledge 1:33.
Suarez, A.V., T.P. McGlynn, N.D. Tsutsui. 2010. Biogeographic and taxonomic patterns of introduced ants. in: Ant Ecology, L. Lach, K. Abbott, and K. Parr, eds, Oxford University Press.
Extramural Grants and Awards since 2007 (exceeding $5 million as PI and Co-PI)
2013-2018 “CSUDH Robert Noyce Scholarship Program” National Science Foundation DUE-1339961, (Co-PI) $800,000.
2013-2016 “International Research Experiences For Students: Carbon, Fire and Climate Change in Australia,” National Science Foundation OISE-1261015, (PI) $249,922.
2012-2015 “Tropical Ecology Mentorship Program of CSU Dominguez Hills,” National Science Foundation, OISE-1130156, (PI) $149,626.
2010-2016 “Noyce Master Teacher Fellowship Initiative at California State University Dominguez Hills,” National Science Foundation DUE-1035131, (Co-PI) $2,998,201.
2009-2012 “International Research Experiences for Students: Tropical Ecology Mentorship Program of Southern California,” National Science Foundation, OISE –0854259, (PI) $150,677.
2005-2009, “International Research Experiences for Students: Tropical Ecology Mentorship Program of Southern California,” National Science Foundation Grant No. OISE-0526551,; OISE-0749047 transfer of award, (PI) $49,354
2005-2009 “Complex interactions among water, nutrients and carbon stocks and fluxes across a natural fertility gradient in tropical rain forest,” National Science Foundation Grant No. EAR-0421178 (Co-PI) $1,638,730.
2007-2009, “Edaphic and climatic determinants of ant biodiversity across western Australia” National Geographic Society, PI, $18,532.
Excellence in Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity, CSU Dominguez Hills, 2011
President, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, North Amer. Section, 2010
George C. Eickwort Student Research Award, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, North American Section, 1999
2012 – 2013 Contributor, Principles of Biology textbook published by Nature
2010 – current Subject editor for Biotropica
Courses taught since 2000
Southwestern Research Station/American Museum of Natural History
Ants of the Southwest (3 times)
Organization for Tropical Studies
Social Insects in the Tropics, Faculty resource person (2012)
Tropical Biology: An Ecological Approach, Faculty resource person (4 times)
Biostatistics (Spring 2012)
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Advances and Misconceptions in Science and Science Teaching (2011-2014)
Graduate Biostatistics (once annually, 2007-2010; each semester, 2011-current)
General Biology, Laboratory (1-2 sections annually, 2007-2011)
Independent Study in Biology (4-6 participants annually, 2007-current)
Seminar in Biomedical and Biological Research (2009, 2011)
Principles of Biology II, Laboratory (4 sections annually, 2007-2010)
University of San Diego
Behavioral Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory (annually, 2000-2005)
Biology of Organisms, Lecture and Laboratory (every semester, 2000-2006)
Ecology, Laboratory (2001)
Insect Biology, Lecture and Laboratory (annually, 2001-2006)
Teacher Preparation and Education Professional Development Experience
Director of Science Subject Matter Preparation, CSUDH, 2011 – current
Teaching in Science Advisor at CSUDH, 2010 – current
Google Digital Ambassador to CSU Dominguez Hills (conducted by the CSU Chancellor’s office in partnership with Google), 2012 – 2013
Co-facilitator of inquiry learning institutes for LAUSD high school biology teachers
Mentor to K-12 teachers researching at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica
2013 Ulises Dumas (Edison Middle School, LAUSD)
2010 David Hicks (Sun Valley High School, LAUSD)
2010 Daniel McDonnell (Sun Valley High School, LAUSD)
2009 Felicia Burt (Jefferson High School, LAUSD)
2008 Justin Betzelberger (East Valley High School, LAUSD)
M.S. thesis supervision
Felicia Burt (2011) Hannah Larson (2012), Valerie Neino (2014), Doris Muniz (2014), Loan Anh Do (2014)
Graduate advising committees
Dudenka Anaya (2009), Alice Adkins (2010), Matt Bettino (2010), Rizwana Kauzer (2010), Kacie Barton (2012), Christina Kieffer (2013), Karter Boutros (2013), Jennifer Boren (2014), Rolando Lopez (2014)
Ching-Yu Huang (2010); currently a postdoc at UC Santa Cruz
Recent Institutional Service at CSU Dominguez Hills
University Senate, 2013-current
University Committee on Educator Preparation, 2008-current
Biology Committee on Retention, Tenure and Promotion, 2011-current
Science Subject Matter Preparation Program (SMPP) Director, May 2011-current
Teaching in Science Advisor, Jan 2010 – current
College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Council on Research, 2012-2014
University Grade Appeals Review Board Investigator, Spring 2012
Biology Graduate Committee, 2007-current
Biology Curriculum Committee, 2008-current
Biology Space Committee, 2008-current