2007 – 2013 PhD Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona
2002 – 2006 BA Biology and Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Research & Professional Experience
2018- Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Virginia Commonwealth University
2014-17 Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico
2013 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California Davis
2012 Adjunct Faculty, Pima Community College Desert Vista
2012 Graduate Teaching Associate, Introduction to Global Change
2012 Graduate Teaching Associate, Evolutionary Biology
2009 Grant Writer, Environmental Education Exchange
2008 Research Associate, Conservation International
2007 Laboratory Technician, Helliker Lab, University of Pennsylvania
2002-06 Research Technician, Janzen Lab, University of Pennsylvania
Wieczynski D, Boyle B, Buzzard V, Duran S, Henderson A, Hulshof CM, Kerkhoff A, McCarthy M, Michaletz S, Swenson S, Asner G, Bentley L, Enquist B, Savage V. 2019. Climate shapes and shifts functional biodiversity in forests worldwide. Nature 116: 587-592.
Derroire G, Powers J, Hulshof CM, Varela L, Healy J. 2018. Contrasting patterns of leaf trait variation among and within species during tropical dry forest succession in Costa Rica. Nature Scientific Reports 8: 285.
Allen K, Dupuy JM, Gei MG, Hulshof CM, Medvigy D, Pizano C, Salgado-Negret B, Smith CM, Trierweiler A, Van Bloem SJ, Waring BG, Xu X, Powers JS. 2017. Will seasonally dry tropical forests be sensitive or resistant to future changes in rainfall regimes? Special Issue Environmental Research Letters 12: 023001s. Featured in Highlights of 2017 collection from Environmental Research Letters.
Hulshof CM, Violle C, Spasojevic M, McGill B, Damschen E, Harrison S, Enquist B. 2013. The relative importance of intra- and interspecific trait variation in the maintenance of plant species diversity. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 921-931.
Hulshof CM, Martinez-Yrizar A, Burquez A, Boyle B, Enquist B. 2013. Functional plant trait variation in tropical dry forests: A review and synthesis. In Tropical Dry forests of the Americas: Ecology, Conservation, and Management (eds. J. Powers and A. Sanchez), CRC Press, New York. pp 129-140.
Hulshof CM, Swenson NG, Stegen JJ, Enquist CF, Enquist BJ. 2012. Interannual variability of growth and reproduction in the tropical tree Bursera simaruba – The role of allometry and resource variability. Ecology 93:180–190.
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Grants, Awards, & Fellowships
2017 National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Fellowship (declined due to move)
2016 National Science Foundation Macrosystems Biology Early Career Award
2016 Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust Small Research Grant
2016 NASA EPSCoR IDEAS Small Grant Award
2015 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Cooperative Research Grant
2015 Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation Travel Award
2014 Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority Fellowship
2012 National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Biology
2012 Ecological Society of America Student Travel Award
2012 Institute of the Environment Graduate Student Travel Award
2011 Graduate and Professionals Student Council Travel Award
2010 Philanthropic Educational Organization Scholar Award Nominee
2010 Institute of the Environment Dissertation Improvement Grant
2009 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
2009 Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Doctoral Program
2009 Tinker Summer Field Research Grant
2008 NSF/OTS Graduate Student International Fellowship
2008 NSF-Amazon PIRE Travel Grant, Tapajós National Forest, Brazil
2007 Graduate Diversity Fellowship, University of Arizona
2006 Nassau Research Fund, University of Pennsylvania
2006 Binns-Williams Research Fund, University of Pennsylvania
2005 NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowship
Courses Taught: Data Science for Biologists; General Biology; Principles of Ecology; Quantitative Analyses in R; Modeling in Population Ecology
Peer Reviewer: American Naturalist, Annals of Botany, Biotropica, Ecology, Functional Ecology, Global Ecology and Biodiversity, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, PlosONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, among others
Professional memberships: Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation; Ecological Society of America; Faculty advisor for UPRM ESA-SEEDS student chapter (2014-2017)