Positions

Overview

  • Philosophy of science, particularly epistemological questions around the use of models, and other topics connected to evolutionary developmental biology. Areas of particular interest include model choice, criteria, and implications; homology; modularity; and the role of fiction in the teaching and practice of science.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2017 Animal Models in Translational Research: Rosetta Stone or Stumbling Block?BioEssays.  39:1700089-1700089. 2017
    2015 HOW DO MICROBIAL POPULATIONS AND COMMUNITIES FUNCTION AS MODEL SYSTEMS?Quarterly Review of Biology.  90:269-293. 2015
    2015 From experimental zoology to big data: Observation and integration in the study of animal development.Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology.  323:277-291. 2015
    2014 Model species in evo-devo: a philosophical perspective.Evolution and Development.  16:49-56. 2014
    2012 Model organisms: There's more to life than rats and flies.Nature Nature: New biology.  491:31-33. 2012
    2012 Rounding off the cow: Challenges and successes in an interdisciplinary physics course for life science studentsAmerican Journal of Physics.  80:913-922. 2012
    2009 Exemplary and surrogate models: two modes of representation in biology.Perspectives in Biology and Medicine.  52:485-499. 2009
    2007 Skeletal and pigmentation defects following retinoic acid exposure in larval summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatusJournal of the World Aquaculture Society.  38:353-366. 2007
    2005 Pigmentation development, defects, and patterning in summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus).Zoology.  108:183-193. 2005
    2003 Embryonic and larval staging of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus).Journal of Morphology.  255:162-176. 2003
    2003 Ecological developmental biology: preface to the symposium.Evolution and Development.  5:3-8. 2003
    2001 Homologies of process and modular elements of embryonic construction.Journal of Experimental Zoology.  291:1-12. 2001
    2000 Modularity in development and why it matters to evo-devoIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist.  40:770-776. 2000
    2000 Pigmentation development in hatchery-reared flatfishesJournal of Fish Biology.  56:1029-1052. 2000
    1997 Addressing the gender gap in evolutionary biology.Trends in Ecology and Evolution.  12:46-47. 1997
    1996 Developmental genetics and traditional homology.BioEssays.  18:489-494. 1996
    1995 Model systems in developmental biology.BioEssays.  17:451-455. 1995
    1994 A PHYLOGENETIC PERSPECTIVE ON TELEOST GASTRULATIONAmerican Naturalist.  144:133-152. 1994
    1993 Gastrulation and mesoderm morphogenesis in the white sturgeon.Journal of Experimental Zoology.  266:116-131. 1993
    1993 The mechanism of gastrulation in the white sturgeon.Journal of Experimental Zoology.  266:132-145. 1993
    1992 Abnormal craniofacial development in cyclopic salmonid fishes.Journal of Morphology.  211:23-29. 1992

    Chapter

    Year Title
    2014 Models in Context: Biological and Epistemological Niches.  153-166. 2014

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2010 Creating a Physics Course for Life Science MajorsIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E267-E267. 2010
    2006 Timing of colonial ascidian life cycle offset by warmer winter water temperatures in the Gulf of MaineIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. E154-E154. 2006
    2005 Using fictional species to teach real scienceIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 1112-1112. 2005
    2003 Pigmentation development in summer flounderIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 850-850. 2003
    2002 Evolving modularily: evolutionary origins and consequences of modular developmental resources.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 1198-1198. 2002
    1999 Early development of the summer flounder Paralichthys dentatus.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 138A-138A. 1999
    1999 Modularity in development and why it matters to devo-evo.Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 108A-108A. 1999
    1994 COMPARISON OF GASTRULATION IN FROGS AND FISHIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. 313-322. 1994
    1991 EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSES OF GASTRULATION IN THE WHITE STURGEONIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. A5-A5. 1991
    1990 COMPARISON OF GASTRULATION IN THE WHITE STURGEON (ACIPENSER-TRANSMONTANUS) AND AN ANURAN (XENOPUS-LAEVIS)Integrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. A43-A43. 1990
    1989 GASTRULATION IN THE WHITE STURGEON, ACIPENSER-TRANSMONTANUSIntegrative and Comparative Biology American Zoologist. A86-A86. 1989

    Principal Investigator On

    Teaching Activities

  • Developmental Biology Taught course 2019
  • Scientific Communication Taught course 2019
  • Evolution Taught course 2018
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2018
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2018
  • Marine Immersion Taught course 2018
  • Grad Outreach Communication Taught course 2018
  • Developmental Biology Taught course 2018
  • Field Experience Taught course 2018
  • Scientific Communication Taught course 2018
  • Evolution Taught course 2017
  • Field Experience Taught course 2017
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2017
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2017
  • Marine Immersion Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Biological Sci Taught course 2017
  • Developmental Biology Taught course 2017
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2017
  • Adv Rsrch Exp/Biol Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Evolution Taught course 2016
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2016
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2016
  • Marine Immersion Taught course 2016
  • Developmental Biology Taught course 2016
  • Scientific Communication Taught course 2016
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Intro Graduate Seminar Taught course 2015
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2015
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2015
  • Marine Immersion Taught course 2015
  • Biology of Animals Taught course 2014
  • Evolution Taught course 2014
  • Scientific Writing Taught course 2014
  • Marine Immersion Taught course 2014
  • Developmental Biology Taught course 2014
  • Field Experience Taught course 2014
  • Scientific Communication Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

    Full Name

  • Jessica Bolker