Publications

Finger, J., Armstrong, M., Thomas, C., Levri, E., and Dybdahl, M. Invasive range expansion: environmental tolerance of widespread and restricted clonal lineages. manuscript submitted for Biological Invasions, 2020.

Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., and Dybdahl, M. Phenotypic Plasticity as an Explanation for Invasion Success. manuscript in editing phase.


Presentations

Talks:

  • Stressful Cities: Genomic Variation Across S. purpuratus Populations Associated with Coastal Urban Stress (2020) Western Society of Naturalists Virtual Conference.
  • Stressful Cities: Genomic Variation Across S. purpuratus Populations Associated with Coastal Urban Stress (2020). Center for Population Biology Workshop Flashtalk.
  • Phenotypic Plasticity as an Explanation of Invasion Success (2019). WSU Honor’s College Thesis Defense.

Poster Presentations:

  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., and Dybdahl, M. (2019). Phenotypic Plasticity as an Explanation of Invasion Success. National Evolution Conference in Providence, RI.
  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., and Dybdahl, M. (2019). Phenotypic Plasticity as an Explanation of Invasion Success.WSU Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA). 2nd place
  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., Hudak, A., and Dybdahl, M. (2018). Is Phenotypic Variation Within and Between Populations of a Parthenogenic Invasive Species Adaptive? Evolution Washington, Idaho, British Columbia and Oregon Conference (EVO-WIBO). undergraduate poster award
  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., Hudak, A., and Dybdahl, M. (2018). Is Phenotypic Variation Within and Between Populations of a Parthenogenic Invasive Species Adaptive? WSU SURCA. 1st place
  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., and Dybdahl, M. (2017). Phenotypic Differences in a Single Clonal Type in Newly Colonized and Established Populations. WSU SURCA. 2nd place
  • Armstrong, M., Smithson, M., and Dybdahl, M. (2017). Phenotypic Differences in a Single Clonal Type in Newly Colonized and Established Populations. National Evolution Conference in Portland, OR.
  • Thomas, C., Armstrong, M., Dybdahl, M., and Finger, J. (2016). Genotype specific differences in the predicted and observed spread of an invasive species. WSU SURCA.

Awards & Grants

  • UC Davis Graduate Research Award (2020)
  • WSU Outstanding Senior in Biology (2019)
  • Fulbright Semi-Finalist (2019)
  • WSU George Van Vleet Jr. Memorial Scholarship recipient (2018)
  • Certificate of Completion of Physalia Course in “Epigenomic Data Analysis” taken in Berlin, Germany (2018)
  • WSU School of Biological Sciences Summer Undergraduate research funding (2017, 2018)
  • WSU Emeritus Award (4 students selected) (2017)
  • WSU Presidential LEAD leadership Award Recipient (2017)
  • WSU School of Biological Sciences student spotlight (2017)
  • WSU College of Arts and Sciences summer mini-grant for personal research (2016, 2017)
  • WSU Brelsford Housing Award due to research involvement (2016-2017)
  • WSU Auvil Scholars Fellowship (2016)