Assistant Professor (starting Fall 2018), Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University, USA
Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Collective Behavior at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Germany, with Damien Farine, 2017-2018
Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, 2015-2017, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, with Rachel Page, 2015-2017 & John Ratcliffe, University of Toronto, 2016
Ford Predoctoral Fellow, 2011-2014, Department of Biology, University of Maryland
PhD, University of Maryland, 2015, with Jerry Wilkinson
- 2017 National Geographic Grant (WW-057R- 17, $19,275)
- 2017 Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Support ($4K)
- 2013 Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grant ($1,250)
- 2013 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant ($19,737)
- 2012 Grant-in-Aid of Research, American Society of Mammalogists ($1,500)
- 2010 Grant-in-Aid of Research, American Society of Mammalogists ($1,439)
- 2010 Research Grant, Explorer’s Club Washington Group ($1,000)
- 2010 Cosmos Scholar Grant ($2,000)
- 2010 Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research ($400)
GRANTS I HELPED WRITE
- 2017 “Tracking and manipulating cooperative relationships in vampire bats” Smithsonian Scholarly Studies Award to Rachel Page ($54,168)
- 2015 “Acoustic-GPS tracking of frog-eating bats to reveal foraging flexibility in a changing world” National Geographic Grant to Yossi Yovel
- 2017 Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellowship ($34K/year)
- 2017 Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellowship ($24K/6-months)
- 2015 Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship Award ($40K/year, declined)
- 2011 Eugenie Clark Summer Fellowship, University of Maryland ($2.1K)
- 2011 Ford Predoctoral Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences ($22K/year)
- 2009 Graduate Fellowship, University of Maryland ($15K)
- 2007 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($10K)
- 2001 Robert & Helen Appel Presidential Research Scholarship, Cornell
- 2016 NSF Travel Award, International Society for Behavioral Ecology ($1000)
- 2015 Biology Grad Student Research Award, University of Maryland (UMD, $400)
- 2014 Interdivisional Award, American Psychological Association ($500)
- 2013 Research Award, BEES Graduate Program, UMD ($250)
- 2013 Howard J. Brinkley Travel Award, UMD Biology Department ($600)
- 2013 Travel Grant, American Society of Mammalogists ($300)
- 2013 Merit Award, UMD Biological Sciences Graduate Program ($1000)
- 2013 Student Research Video Award, UMD Biology Graduate Program ($500)
- 2012 Best poster award in category, UMD Bioscience Day
- 2008 A. Brazier Howell Award, American Society of Mammalogists ($1,500)
- 2007 Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Western Ontario ($600)
- 2005 Magna cum laude, Cornell University
- 2005 Paul Schreurs Memorial Award, for excellence in undergrad research ($500)
- 2004 Bat Research News Award, North American Society for Bat Research ($500)
- 2018 German Bat Research meeting (plenary talk)
- 2017 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (job interview)
- 2016 Naturkundemuseum, Berlin, Germany (based on visit)
- 2016 Psych Dept, University of Washington (job interview)
- 2015 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. “Tupper Talk”
- 2015 Cambridge University, UK (based on visit)
- 2014 Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
- 2014 Eastern Michigan University Biology Department, Ann Arbor, MI.
- 2014 American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
- 2012 Oakland University, Michigan, USA.
- 2007 Instituto de Ecología, UNAM, Mexico.
- Carter G. 2018. German Bat Research Meeting, Heidesee, Germany.
- Carter G. 2017. Göttinger Freilandtage: Social Complexity.
- Carter G. 2017. Cognition, Behavior, and Evolution Network Meeting, Amsterdam.
- Carter G. 2017. North American Symposium on Bat Research. Knoxville, TN, USA.
- Carter G. 2017. Behaviour2017. Estoril, Portugal.
- Crisp R and Carter G. 2017. STRI Fellows Symposium. Panama City, Panama. (poster)
- Carter G. 2016. International Society for Behavioral Ecology. Exeter, UK.
- Carter G. 2016. Manipulation of vampire bat social networks. STRI Fellows Symposium, Panama City, Panama.
- Carter G. 2015. Why vampires network. 45th meeting of the North American Society for Bat Research, Monterey Bay, CA.
- Carter G. 2014. Complex cooperation: Food sharing in vampire bats is not simply “Tit for tat”. 44th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Albany, NY.
- Carter G. 2013. Do vampire bats perform reciprocity? International Bat Research Conference. San Jose, Costa Rica.
- Carter G. 2013. Does reciprocity explain food sharing in vampire bats? Animal Behavior Society Meeting. Denver, CO.
- Carter G. 2012. Social bonds, kinship, and cooperative food sharing in the vampire bat. Conference of Ford Fellows. Irvine, CA.
- Carter G. 2011. Evolution of Cooperation: why do unrelated vampire bats share food with each other? Conference of Ford Fellows. Irvine, CA. (poster)
- Carter G. 2011. Food Sharing Between Unrelated Vampire Bats: Cooperation, Byproduct, or Coercion? 41st North American Symposium on Bat Research, Toronto, ON.
- Carter G, R Mies, and G Wilkinson. 2011. Reciprocal food sharing in vampire bats revisited. 91st Annual American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, Portland, OR.
- Carter G, A Shaked, and G Wilkinson. 2010. Reciprocal food sharing in vampire bats revisited. 40th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Denver, CO.
- Carter G, J Ratcliffe, and B Galef. 2010. Spatial cues overshadow shape and scent cues in a fruit and flower bat. Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Williamsburg, NC.
- Carter G. 2009. Flower bats (Glossophaga soricina) and fruit bats (Carollia perspicillata) rely on spatial cues over shapes and scents when relocating food. 39th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Portland, OR.
- Carter G, A Menchaca, M Nowak, and R Medellin. 2008. Do all three vampires duet? 38th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Scranton, PA.
- Carter G. 2008. Antiphonal exchanges allow individual discrimination in white-winged vampire bats. 88th American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, Brookings, South Dakota. (Winner of 2008 A. Brazier Howell Award)
- Carter G, M Skowronski, P Faure, and B Fenton. 2007. Vocal communication in white-winged vampires (Diaemus youngi). 14th International Bat Research Conference, Merida, Mexico.
- Carter G, M Skowronski, B Fenton and P Faure. 2007. Do adult vampires duet at night? Antiphonal calling among adult white-winged vampire bats (Diaemus youngi). 87th American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
- Carter G. 2006. Antiphonal calling behaviour in white-winged vampires (Diaemus youngi). 36th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Wilmington, NC.
- Carter G, C Coen. 2006. Investigating host preferences in the white- winged vampire (Diaemus youngi). Annual Bat Association of Taiwan Meeting. Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute, Taiwan.
- Carter G, I Lovette, J Hermanson. 2004. Noninvasive identification of the avian host species of white-winged vampire bats (Diaemus youngi) from fecal samples. 34th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Salt Lake City, Utah. (Winner of 2004 Bat Research News Award)
RELEVANT JOB EXPERIENCE
- Contract Naturalist, Audubon Naturalist Society, Woodend Nature Sanctuary, 2011
- Research Assistant, McMaster University with Jeff Galef and John Ratcliffe, 2009
- Activity Leader at Tunbridge Afterschool Program, Tunbridge, VT. I developed and led an 8-week course called “Curious Naturalists” for K-6 students, 2007
- Bat Specialist, Cusuco National Park, Honduras, Operation Wallacea, Summer 2005
- Program Director, Ecology & Environmental Science, Camp Wakpominee, 2000-2002
Teaching assistantships: Mean student evaluation score = 3.8 out of 4 (University of Maryland Biology Department average = 3.2/4, college average = 3.1)
- 2015 Principles of Animal Behavior, University of Maryland (UMD)
- 2010 Principles of Genetics, UMD
- 2009 Human Anatomy and Physiology, UMD
- 2007 Introductory Biology, University of Western Ontario (UWO)
- 2006 Animal Behaviour, UWO (2007 Graduate Student Teaching Award)
- 2006 Introductory Biology, laboratory, UWO
- 2004 Field Biology, Cornell University
Invited guest lectures
- 2015 2 lectures, Animal Behavior, UMD College Park
- 2013 1 lecture, Animal Behavior, UMD Baltimore County
- 2012 Graduate seminar on social network analysis, UMD
- 2010 Graduate seminar on evolution of cooperation, UMD
Public outreach events
- 2017 “Bat Nights” at Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (every month), National Public Radio video
- 2016 12 “Bat Nights” at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, and several other small-group presentations
- 2015 Caves and the origins of echolocation. National Speleological Society, DC Grotto, 5/21/15; Howard Hughes Medical Institute JumpStart Program
- 2014 Museum of Texas Tech University. 10/30/14. Lubbock, Texas; Great Lakes Bat Festival. 9/28/14. Ann Arbor, Michigan (2,750 attendees); Public display volunteer with Organization for Bat Conservation at GM Wintergarden; Howard Hughes Medical Institute JumpStart Program; ATLAS Symposium for recruiting under-represented minorities in STEM
- 2013 Great Lakes Bat Festival. 9/28/13. Southfield, Michigan (2,250 attendees); Cave bats and bat caves. National Speleological Society, DC Grotto, 9/12/13; Great Lakes Bat Festival. Two talks and all-day video presentation. 9/29/12. Southfield, Michigan.
- 2012 Southfield Public Library. 9/28/12; raised $4,697 through the scientific crowdfunding site petridish.org; Annandale, VA bat event 8/15/12; Arlington, VA Bat Festival 8/19/12; Howard Hughes Medical Institute JumpStart Program (also 2014, 2015), AIBS Cross-generational Conversation Event in DC
- pre-2012 Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 12/22/10; 50+ voluntary public talks on bats at summer camps and other organizations
Mentoring in research
- 3 high school students
- 14 undergraduates or recent graduates
- 5 masters students or post-masters students
- 2 PhD students
Community service outside academia
- Tutored at-risk youth in GED at Our House Job Training Center, 2010-2011
- Mentored kids for 4-H Urban Youth Program, 2003-2004
Article peer reviews (>76)
Current Biology (1), Proceedings B (7), Biology Letters (1), Ecology Letters (1), American Naturalist (1), Philosophical Transactions B (1), Behavioural Ecology (1), Animal Behaviour (7), Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (9), PLOS ONE (17), Royal Society Open Science (2), Integrative and Comparative Biology (2), Ethology (5), Journal of Mammalogy (5), Behavior (3), Scientific Reports (2), Acta Chiropterologica (3), Zoo Biology (2), Biotropica (1), Behavioral Processes (1), WIREs Cognitive Science (1), Bat Research News (1), Hystrix (1), and Frontiers in Comparative Psychology (1) .
2 reviews for Animal Behavior Society Student Research Grants (1), North American Society for Bat Research Student Awards (1)
- since 2004, North American Society of Bat Research
- 2006-2015, American Society of Mammalogists
- since 2009, Animal Behavior Society
- 2014-2015, American Institute of Biological Sciences
- since 2016, International Society of Behavioral Ecology
- served on the UMD Department of Biology Graduate Student Selection Committee
- served as Student Representative for Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Student Taskforce, acting as a liaison between the student body and the department at the University of Maryland in 2012. Changed the website from static to a wiki.
- volunteered at the ATLAS Symposium for recruiting under-represented minorities in science, tech, engineering, and math.
- designed logo for North American Society of Bat Research (declined monetary prize)
- tutored a teacher at the Gamboa Discovery School, Panama in basic statistics
- “Alyssa Stewart Service Award For Graduate Students Helping Other Graduate Students Which Is The Most Prestigious Service Award Offered Even Though You Can’t Write It On Your CV.”