Ph.D. in Biology, Fordham University, Bronx, NY.
- Dissertation: Bird Migration through an Urban Landscape: Stopover Site Selection, Associations with Native and Non-native Plants, and Stress Hormone Levels.
M.S. in Ecology and Organismal Biology, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI.
- Thesis: Thermoregulation and Behavior of a Peripheral Population of Evening Bats (Nycticeius humeralis)
B.S. in Anthropology-Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
RESEARCH AND FIELDWORK
Dissertation Research, Migratory Birds in the New York City Region
- Mist-netted, banded, bled, collected feathers, observed foraging behavior, coordinated point counts, and recorded nocturnal flight calls of birds for dissertation research
- Used ELISAs to quantify corticosterone levels in blood plasma
- Used stable isotope ratio analysis of feathers to determine origin of birds
- Hired, trained, and supervised field crews of up to 10 people each season
- Mentored high school students conducting research at the Mianus River Gorge
Volunteer, Bedford Audubon Society
- Helped band birds for Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) project.
Thesis Research, The Bat Community of Black Creek, Michigan
- Mist-netted, banded, radio-tracked, and video-recorded bats for thesis research
Research Assistant, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
- Created and analyzed a deer mouse pedigree from 13 years of data.
- Helped with research on attitudes towards wildlife in Michigan.
Volunteer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, East Lansing, Michigan
- Helped write and edit migratory bird publications for Joint Venture Science Coordinator.
Wildlife Assistant, The Trustees of Reservations, Ipswich, Massachusetts
- Monitored nesting Piping Plovers and Least Terns. Organized and summarized tern data.
TEACHING AND OUTREACH
Teaching Post-doc, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
- Teach a lecture section of Introductory Biology I & II (BISC 1403 & BISC 1404)
- Supervise laboratory sections of Introductory Biology I & II (BISC 1413 & BISC 1414)
Science Faculty, Nightingale-Bamford School, NY, NY
- Taught Biology to 9th graders
- Taught Life Science to 6th graders
- Assisted with other school responsibilities as needed
Teaching Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
- Taught a lecture section of Introductory Biology II (BISC 1404)
- Developed and taught an online/laboratory hybrid section of Foundations in Biology to continuing education students (BISC 1010)
- Led a laboratory section of Introductory Biology I (BISC 1413)
Guest Speaker, Bronx High School of Science
- Spoke with students in an Animal Behavior class about applications of animal behavior to wildlife conservation and management
Senior Teaching Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
- Taught lecture sections of Introductory Biology I & II (BISC 1403 & 1404)
Graduate Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University
- Lead laboratory sections of Introductory Biology I & II (BIRU 1413 & 1414).
American Museum of Natural History:
- Adventures in Science Instructor
- Led a prehistoric life-themed camp (“Virtual Worlds”) for 7th and 8th graders.
- Adventures in Science Teaching Assistant
- Assisted with an evolution-themed camp (“The Evolution Institute”) for 7th and 8th graders.
- Invited Speaker, LANG Program
- Spoke with students about careers in wildlife biology.
- Adventures in Science Instructor
- Wrote curriculum and led workshops for 3rd – 6th graders based on the exhibit “Brain: The Inside Story”.
- Meet the Scientist
- Wrote and led “Caught on Video: The Secret Life of Bats”, an interactive multimedia presentation for families in the Discovery Room.
Bat Walk Leader, Old Westbury Gardens
- Led nature walks on bats and crepuscular animals for children and adults.
Graduate Assistant, Department of Biology, Eastern Michigan University
- Led laboratory and recitation sections of Introductory Biology for Majors & Introductory Biology for Non-Majors (BIOL 110 & 105).
Interpreter & Building Supervisor, Fenner Nature Center, Lansing, Michigan
- Taught classes, led interpretive and outreach programs, cared for resident animals, supervised building, and helped with community events.
Teacher Naturalist, Drumlin Farm Day Camp, Massachusetts Audubon Society
- Developed curriculum and led natural history and farm-related activities.
Docent & Library Facilitator, University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History,
- Led museum tours for school groups (K-8th grade) and biodiversity workshops for families.
Bricklin, R.B., E. Thomas*, J.D. Lewis, and J.A. Clark. 2016. Foraging Birds during Migratory Stopovers in the New York Metropolitan Area: Associations with Native and Non-native Plants. Urban Naturalist 11:1-16. http://www.eaglehill.us/subscriberURNA/pdfs-URNA-11/05%20U119c%20Bricklin%20complete.pdf
Bricklin, R.B., A. Kurta, S.M. Smith, and B. Scullon. 2007. Long-term Philopatry of a Hibernating Eastern Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus subflavus). Michigan Birds and Natural History 14(5): 183-185.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
Nuttall Ornithological Club Blake-Nuttall Funds
Clare Booth Luce Professional Development Funds
Clare Booth Luce Fellowship
Mianus River Gorge Preserve Suburban Research Assistantship
Fordham University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Summer Fellowship
Fordham University Presidential Scholarship
American Society of Mammalogists Grant-in-Aid
Eastern Michigan University Department of Biology Meta Hellwig Scholarship
Eastern Michigan University Travel Awards
Seminar in Jesuit Pedagogy, Fordham University
Stable Isotopes in Biogeochemistry and Ecology (Iso-Camp), University of Utah
Advanced Bander Workshop, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Rochester, NY
Bander Training Course, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, Rochester, NY
Sound Analysis Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY