Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA • ambika.kamath[at]lifesci.ucsb.edu
- 2017-present: University of California Santa Barbara: Postdoctoral Researcher
- 2011 – 2017 Harvard University: Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
- 2007 – 2011 Amherst College: B.A. summa cum laude in Biology
- 2012, 2009 Organization for Tropical Studies
- Costa Rica Graduate Course in Tropical Biology
- South Africa Semester in Ecology and Conservation
- Kamath A, and JB Losos. Accepted Quantifying movement behavior, the first step of sexual selection, in the lizard Anolis sagrei. Proceedings of the Royal Society B [preprint here]
- Kamath A, and JB Losos. 2017. The erratic and contingent progression of research on territoriality in Anolis lizards. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 71:89 [link; preprint here].
- Kamath, A, RA Levin, and JS Miller. 2017. Floral size and shape evolution following the transition to gender dimorphism. American Journal of Botany [online here; open access] 104 : 451-460.
- Kamath, A, and JB Losos. 2017. Does ecological specialization transcend scale? Habitat partitioning among individuals and species of Anolis lizards. Evolution 71: 541-549 [online here].
- Brown, H, A Kamath, and M Rubega. 2017. Facilitating discussions about privilege among future conservation practitioners. Conservation Biology 31: 727-730 [PDF, Supp. Mat.].
- Kamath, A. 2016 Ornament morphology varies with display behaviour and sexual size dimorphism, but not habitat, in the fan-throated lizard (Sitana, Agamidae). Journal of Herpetology [PDF]
- Kamath, A, and R. Sreekar. 2016. Morphology, ecology, and behaviour of Hylarana intermedia, a Western Ghats frog. Acta Herpetologica 11: 15 – 20. [Open Access; link]
- Miller, JS, A Kamath, BC Husband, and RA Levin. 2016. Correlated polymorphism in cytotype and sexual system within a monophyletic species, Lycium californicum. Annals of Botany 117: 307 – 317.
- Kamath, A. and YE Stuart. 2015. Movement rates of the lizard Anolis carolinensis in the presence and absence of Anolis sagrei. Breviora 546 1 – 7 [PDF].
- Kamath, A, YE Stuart, and TS Campbell.2013. Behavioral partitioning by the native lizard Anolis carolinensis in the presence and absence of the invasive Anolis sagrei in Florida. Breviora 535: 1 – 10 [PDF]
- Kamath RS, M Dore, A Kamath, and AV Kamath. 2012. Reinterpreting Tal Chapper: The integration of social and environmental concerns through adaptive reuse in a wildlife sanctuary in northwest India. Interventions and Adaptive Reuse 3 [invited article; PDF]
- Miller JS, A Kamath, J Damashek, and RA Levin. 2011. Out of America to Africa or Asia: Inference of dispersal histories using nuclear and plastid DNA and the S-RNase self-incompatibility locus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 28: 793 – 801 [link]
- Miller JS, A Kamath, and RA Levin. 2009. Do multiple tortoises equal a hare? The utility of nine noncoding plastid regions for species-level phylogenetics in Tribe Lycieae. Systematic Botany 34: 796-804. [PDF]
- Kamath A. 2009. What is the unit of natural selection? Is the gene’s eye view of evolution unacceptably reductionist? Resonance 14: 1047-1059. [PDF]
GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and HONOURS
- 2015 Animal Behavior Society Student Research Award ($2000)
- 2014 National Geographic Young Explorer’s Grant ($5000)
- 2014 Madras Naturalists’ Society M. Krishnan Memorial Nature Writing Award
- 2012 Rosemary Grant Student Research Award, Society for the Study of Evolution ($2000)
- 2013, 2012 Kenneth Miyata Award for Research in Herpetology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University ($4285, $1485)
- 2013, 2012 South Asia Initiative Graduate Research Award, Harvard University ($2500, $4500)
- 2012-2015 Rufus B. Kellogg Fellowship for Graduate Studies, awarded once every three years based on academic excellence, Amherst College ($75,000)
- 2012-2013 Post-Course Research Grant, Organization for Tropical Studies ($850; declined)
- 2011-2012 Fellowships for Students from India, Harvard University
- 2011-2012 John Woodruff Simpson Fellowship for Graduate Studies, Amherst College ($2,300)
- 2011 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, the academic honor society, Amherst College Chapter
- 2011 Elected to Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, Amherst College Chapter
- 2011 Oscar E. Schotté Prize, for the best honors thesis in biology, Amherst College ($1,250)
- 2011 Oscar E. Schotté Scholarship, funding research in biology, Amherst College ($1,250)
- 2008-2011 Schupf Scholarship, funding independent research, Amherst College ($28,645)
- 2010 Charles W. Cole Scholarship, awarded to the undergraduate with established financial need who stands highest in academic rank in the sophomore class, Amherst College
- 2009 Sawyer Prize, for promise as a student of biology, Amherst College ($1,220)
- 2009 Walker Prize, awarded for proficiency in mathematics, Amherst College ($1,124)
- 2008 Edward Hitchcock Fellowship, for summer research, Amherst College ($4,800)