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As an integrative biologist in a time of changing climate, major anthropogenic drivers as well as local environmental perturbations frame my work.  I employ a hypothesis driven approach with robust lab and field components to provide a deeper mechanistic understanding of biological adaptations that promote physiological homeostasis and ecological persistence of organisms under a changing environment.
HOLLIE M. PUTNAM – CURRICULUM VITAE
University of Rhode Island
Department of Biological Sciences
Phone: 401-874-9510; Email: hputnam@uri.edu
http://www.putnamlab.com
 
 

POSITIONS HELD
2016 - Present       Assistant Professor: University of Rhode Island, Department of Biological Sciences
2016                        Research Associate: University of Washington, School of Aquatic and Fisheries Science
2014 - 16                NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow: UH, HIMB
2013 - 16                Assistant Researcher: UH SOEST Young Investigator
2013                        Postdoctoral Researcher: Hawaii EPSCoR Ecological Genomics & Metabolomics

 
EDUCATION
2012                             Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology: University of Hawaii, Manoa (UH)
                                           DIssertation: Resilience and acclimatization potential of reef corals under predicted climate change stressors
2008                             Master of Science in Biology: California State University, Northridge (CSUN)
                                           Thesis: The effects of temperature fluctuations on coral physiology
2004                             Bachelor of Science in Biology: University of Wisconsin, Superior (UWS)
                                           Dual Majors in Biology and Broad Field Science                    
 
PUBLICATIONS
40. Torda G, Donelson JM, Aranda M, Barshis DJ, Bay L, Berumen M, Bourne DG, Cantin N, Foret S, Matz M, Miller D, Moya A, Putnam HM, Ravasi 
       T, van Oppen MJH, Vega-Thurber R, Vidal-Dupiol J, Voosltra CR, Watson S-A, Whitelaw E, Willis B, Munday PL. (2017) Adaptive responses to 
       climate change in corals. Nature Climate Change, 7(9), 627-636. ^Cover Article

39. Qiu, H, Zelzion, E, Putnam, HM, Gates, RD, Wagner, NE, Adams, DK, & Bhattacharya, D (2017) Discovery of SCORs: Anciently derived, highly
       conserved gene-associated repeats in stony corals. Genomics. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ygeno.2017.06.003

38. Putnam HM=, Barott, KL=, Ainsworth TD, Gates RD. (2017) The resilience and vulnerability of reef corals. Current Biology 27(11):R528-R540  
       https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2017.04.047

37. Putnam HM=, Adams DK=, Zelzion E, Wagner NE, Qiu H, Mass T, Falkowski PG, Gates RD and Bhattacharya D. (2017) Divergent evolutionary
       histories of DNA markers in a Hawaiian population of the coral Montipora capitata. PeerJ e3319 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.3319

36. Baghdasarian G, Osberg A, Mihora D, Putnam HM, Gates RD, and Edmunds PJ (2017) The effects of temperature and pCO2 on the
       population regulation of Symbiodinium spp. in a tropical reef coral. Biological Bulletin 232:123-139

35. Sogin EM, Putnam HM, Nelson CE, Anderson P, and Gates RD. (2017) Correspondence of coral holobiont metabolome with symbiotic
       bacteria, archaea and Symbiodinium communities. Environmental Microbiology Reports 9(3):310-315. doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12541

34. Gallardo-Escarate C, Valenzuela-Muñoz V, Boltaña S, Nuñez-Acuña G, Valenzuela-Miranda D, Gonçalves AT, Détrée C, Tarifeño E, Farlora R;
       and Putnam HM (2017) The Caligus rogercresseyi miRNome: discovery and transcriptome profiling during the sea lice ontogeny. AgriGene
       doi: 10.1016/j.aggene.2017.03.002.

33. van Oppen MJH, Gates RD, Blackall LL, Cantin N, Chakravarti LJ, Chan WY, Cormick C, Crean A, Damjanovic K, Epstein H, Harrison PL, Jones
       TA, Miller M, Pears RJ, Peplow LM, Raftos DA, Schaffelke B, Stewart K, Torda G, Wachenfeld D Weeks AR, and Putnam HM (2017) Shifting
       paradigms in restoration of the world's coral reefs. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13647

32. Claar DC, Fabina NS,  Putnam HM, Cunning R, Sogin E, Baum JK, and Gates RD. (2017) Embracing complexity in coral-algal symbioses.  in
       Algae Symbioses edited by Grube, Seckbach, and Muggia

31. Putnam HM, Davidson JM, & Gates RD (2016) Ocean acidification influences host DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in
       environmentally susceptible corals. Evolutionary Applications 9(9):1165-1178

30. Bhattacharya D, Agrawal S, Aranda M, Baumgarten S, Belcaid M, Drake JL, Erwin D, Foret S, Gates RD, Gruber DF, Hanna B, Lesser MP, Levy
       O, Liew YJ, MacManes M, Mass T, Medina M, Mehr S, Meyer E, Price DC, Putnam HM, Qiu H, Shinzato C, Shoguchi E, Stokes AJ, Tambutté S,
       Tchernov D, Voolstra CR, Wagner N, Walker CW, Weber APM, Weiss V, Zelzion E, Zoccola D and Falkowski PG. (2016) Comparative genomics
       explains the evolutionary success of reef-forming corals. eLife, 5, e13288

29. Mass T=, Putnam HM=, Drake JL=, Zelzion E, Gates RD, Bhattacharya D, and Falkowski PG. Temporal and spatial expression pattern of
       biomineralization proteins during early development in the stony coral Pocillopora damicornis. (2016) Proceedings of the Royal Society B
       20160322 http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.0322 

28. Boulotte NM, Dalton SJ, Carroll AG, Harrison PL, Putnam HM, Peplow LM, van Oppen MJH. (2016) Exploring the Symbiodinium rare
       biosphere provides evidence for symbiont switching in reef-building corals. ISMEJ doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.54

27. Madin JS, Connolly SR, Darling E, Falster D, Hoogenboom MO, Huang D, Keith SA, Mizerek T, Pandolfi JM, Putnam HM, and Baird AH. (2016) A
       trait based approach to advance coral reef science. Trends in ecology & evolution, 31(6), 419-428.

26. Madin JS, Anderson KD, Andreasen MH, Bridge TCL, Cairns SD, Connolly SR, Darling E, Diaz M, Falster D, Franklin EC, Gates RD, Hoogenboom 
       MO, Huang D, Keith SA, Kosnik MA, Kuo C-Y, Lough JM, Lovelock CE, Luiz O, Martinelli J, Mizerek T, Pandolfi JM, Pochon X, Pratchett MS,
       Putnam HM, Roberts TE, Stat M, Wallace CC, Widman E, and Baird AH. (2016) The Coral Trait Database. Nature Scientific Data 3: 160017

25. Sogin EM, Putnam HM, Anderson PE, and Gates RD. Metabolomic signatures of increases in temperature and ocean acidification from the
       reef-building coral, Pocillopora damicornis. (2016) Metabolomics 12:71

24. Cunning R, Yost D, Guarinello M, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2015) Variability of Symbiodinium communities in waters, sediments, and
       corals of thermally distinct reef pools in American Samoa. Plos ONE 10(12): e0145099

23. Putnam HM and Gates RD. (2015) Preconditioning in the reef-building coral Pocillopora damicornis and the potential for trans-generational
       acclimatization in coral larvae under future climate change conditions. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:2365-2372 ^Featured “Inside
       JEB”, NSF Science360 Top Story, Natural History Magazine, and in the Washington Post

22.   van Oppen MJ, Oliver J, Putnam HM, and RD Gates. (2015) Building coral reef resilience through assisted evolution. Proceedings of the
       National Academy of Sciences 112(8), 2307-2313 ^Cover Article

21. Gibbin EM, Putnam HM, Gates RD, Nitschke MR, and Davy SK. (2015) Species-specific susceptibility to ocean acidification and cellular
       acidosis in reef corals is influenced by thermal sensitivity. Marine Biology 10.1007/s00227-015-2617-9

20. Edmunds PJ, Adjeroud M, Baskett M, Baum J, Baums I., Budd A, Carpenter RC, Fabina N, Fan T-Y, Franklin E, Gross K, Han S, Jacobson L,
       McClanahan T, O’Leary J, van Oppen, MJH, Pochon X, Putnam HM, Smith TB, Stat M, Sweatman H, van Woesik R, and Gates RD. (2014)
       Persistence and change in community composition of reef corals through present, past and future climates. Plos One 9(10): e107525.
       doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107525 ^NCEAS working group product

19. Edmunds PJ, Burgess S, Putnam HM, Baskett ML, Bramanti L, Fabina NS, Han X, Lesser MP, Madin JS, Wall CB, Yost DM, and Gates RD. (2014)
       Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the Scleractinia: An integral projection model approach. Marine Biology DOI
       10.1007/s00227-014-2547-y ^NCEAS working group product

18. Comeau S, Carpenter RC, Nojiri Y, Putnam HM, Sakai K, and Edmunds PJ. (2014) Pacific-wide contrast highlights resistance of reef calcifiers
       to ocean acidification. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281(1790) 20141339

17. Edmunds PJ, Pochon X, Levitan DR, Yost DM, Belcaid M, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2014) Long-term changes in Symbiodinium communities in Orbicella annularis in St. John, United States Virgin Islands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 506:129-144

16. Pochon X, Putnam HM, Gates RD. (2014) Multi-gene analysis of Symbiodinium dinoflagellates: a perspective on rarity, symbiosis, and
       evolution. PeerJ 2:e394. http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.394
         ^Selected as one of the top 10 most noteworthy coral articles by editors and Top Marine Biology Papers – September 2015 Collection

15. Gibbin EM, Putnam HM, Davy SK, and Gates RD. (2014) Intracellular pH and its response to CO2-driven seawater acidification in symbiotic
       versus non-symbiotic coral cells. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 1963-1969 doi: 10.1242/​jeb.099549

14. Fabina NS, Putnam HM, Franklin EC, Stat M, and Gates RD. (2013) Symbiotic specificity, association patterns, and function determine
       community responses to global changes:  Defining critical research areas for coral-Symbiodinium symbioses. Global Change Biology
       19:3306-3316

13. Putnam HM, Mayfield AB, Fan TY, Chen CS, and Gates RD. (2013) The physiological and molecular responses of larvae from the reef-building
       coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to near-future increases in temperature and pCO2. Marine Biology 160:2157-2173

12. Mayfield AB, Chan PH, Putnam HM, Chen CS, and Fan TY. (2013) The effects of a variable temperature regime on the physiology of the reef-
       building coral Seriatopora hystrix: results from a laboratory-based reciprocal transplant. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:4183-4195

11. Edmunds PJ, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2012) Photophysiological consequences of vertical stratification of Symbiodinium in the tissue of
       the coral Porites lutea. Biological Bulletin 223:226-235

10. Putnam HM, Stat M, Pochon X, and Gates RD. (2012) Endosymbiotic flexibility associates with environmental sensitivity in scleractinian
       corals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:4352-4361 ^Highlighted as an NSF Discoveries Article

9.   Fabina NS, Putnam HM, Franklin EC, Stat M, and Gates RD. (2012) Transmission mode predicts specificity and interaction patterns in coral-
       Symbiodinium communities. Plos ONE 7(9):e44970

8.   Pochon X, Putnam HM, Burki F, and Gates RD. (2012) Identifying and characterizing alternative molecular markers for the symbiotic and
       free-living dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. PLoS ONE 7(1):e29816

7.   Franklin EC, Stat M, Pochon X, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2012) GeoSymbio: A hybrid, cloud-based web application of global geospatial
       bioinformatics and ecoinformatics for Symbiodinium-host symbioses. Molecular Ecology Resources 12:369-373

6.   Franklin EC, Stat M, Pochon X, Putnam HM , and Gates RD. (2011) Rapid development of a hybrid web application for synthesis science of
       Symbiodinium with Google apps. in Jones, M. (ed.), Peer Reviewed Proceedings of the Environ. Info. Manage. Conf.

5.   Edmunds PJ, Putnam HM, Nisbet RM, and Muller EB. (2011)  Benchmarks in organism performance and their use in comparative analyses.
       Oecologia 167:379-390

4.   Putnam HM, and Edmunds PJ. (2011) The physiological response of reef corals to diel fluctuations in seawater temperature. Journal of
       Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 396:216-223

3.   Putnam HM, Edmunds PJ, and Fan TY. (2010) Effect of a fluctuating thermal regime on adult and larval reef corals.  Invertebrate Biology
       129:199-209

2.   Putnam HM and Edmunds PJ. (2009) Responses of coral hosts and their algal symbionts to thermal heterogeneity.
      Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, July 2008:393-397

1.   Putnam HM, Edmunds PJ, and Fan TY. (2008) Effect of temperature on the settlement choice and photophysiology of larvae from the reef
       coral Stylophora pistillata. Biological Bulletin 215:135-142
 
Submitted
2017                        NSF Elucidating adaptive potential through coral holobiont functional integration (Putnam, Bhattacharya, Harel, $489,079)
2017                        USDA-NIFA Functional Annotation Of The Eastern Oyster Genome (Putnam-PI, Puritz Gomez-Chiarri, $2,500,000)
2017                        NOAA JISOA LOI Assessing the capacity for evolutionary adaptation to ocean acidification in geoduck: Influence of parental
                                 exposure (Goetz, Roberts, Putnam, $70,000)
2017                        Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) Pre-proposal: Development of environmental conditioning practices to
                                 decrease impacts of climate change on shellfish aquaculture (Putnam and Roberts, invited for full proposal Oct 2017)
 
Funded
2017-2021              US Israel Binational Science Foundation Function of Acid-Rich Proteins in Coral Biomineralization across Diverse Climates
                                 ($220,000 split equally between PIs Mass and Putnam)
2017                        The Aquaculture Genome Co-Coordinators of USDA-NIFA National Research Support Project 8 (NRSP8) Evaluating the genetic
                                 potential for environmental adaptation in eastern oysters through re-sequencing (Gomez-Chiarri, Proestou, Putnam, EOGC,
                                 $10,000)
2017                        University of Rhode Island Council for Research Proposal Development Grant Building genomic resources for examining the
                                 role of DNA methylation in coral acclimatization (PI Putnam, $14,019)
2017 -                      French American Cultural Exchange (FACE) Partner University Fund (PUF) Exploring how coral reproduction may cope with
                                 21st century (co-author and Senior Personnel Putnam)
2016                        National Science Foundation, LTER Proposal Renewal, LTER: MCR III: Long-Term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem
                                 (Associate Investigator)
2016                        WHOI Ocean Life Institute Postdoctoral Scholar Fellowship (Declined award)
2015-2020              Paul Allen Foundation, Building a Biological Toolkit to Mitigate Ocean Acidification Impacts and Restore Coral Reefs. (PI Gates
                                 and van Oppen $3.9 million, co-author and Senior Personnel Putnam)
2014-2016              NSF Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantifying the genetic and epigenetic contribution to stress response in corals
                                 ($170,000, PI Putnam)
2014-2015              NSF EPSCoR Hawaii, A multi-scale analysis of function in Hawaiian corals contextualized by climate change, phase 2: Genetic,
                                 epigenetic and metabolic contributions to stress response in corals (PI Gates $130,895, Co-author & lead researcher Putnam)
2013                        UH SOEST Young Investigator Fellowship ($126,000, PI Putnam)
2012 - 2010            US Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellowship ($112,828, PI Putnam)
2012                        Lerner Gray Fund for Marine Research ($1,500)
2012                        Achievement Rewards for College Scientists – ARCS Foundation ($5,000)
2012                        UH College of Arts & Sciences Student Research Award ($2,900)
2011                        UH Charles and Margaret Edmondson Research Fund Grant ($1,925)
2010                        Steven Berkeley Marine Conservation Fellowship Honorable Mention ($1,000)
2008                        International Society for Reef Studies/Ocean Conservancy Fellowship ($14,150)
2008                        California Pre-Doctoral Summer Research Program ($9,320)
2007                        NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship ($4,579)
2007                        CSUN Associated Students Thesis Funding ($1,000)
2006                        CSUN Graduate Studies Thesis Support Grant ($700)
2005                        CSUN The University Corporation Student Projects Grant ($1,500)
2004, 2003             UWS Undergraduate Research Foundation Fellowship ($500)
2003                        NSF/Sea Grant Marine Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship ($4,500)

SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
2012                        Western Society of Naturalists Best Student Talk Honorable Mention
2012                        Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research Travel Funding ($900)
2012                        UH Graduate Division Dai Ho Chun Travel Award ($2,000)
2012                        Robert W. Hiatt Memorial Fund Scholarship ($158)
2011                        UH Tester Memorial Symposium Best Speaker – Honorable Mention
2009, 2006             Marine Technology Society Student Scholarship ($4,000)
2008                        CSUN Outstanding Biology Graduate Student Award
2008 - 1999            Marshall H. and Nellie Alworth Memorial Scholarship  ($25,000)
2008                        CSUN Chapter Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium Award
2007                        Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholar ($3,000)
2007                        CSUN James R. Simpson Scholarship ($2,000)
2007                        International Women’s Fishing Assn. Ryan Kelley Memorial Scholarship ($1,000)
2007                        CSUN Oppenheimer Award for Excellence in Research and Teaching Promise
2006, 2005             CSUN Student Research & Creative Works Symposium Top Presenter
2005                        CSUN Associated Students Scholarship ($1,500)   
2004 - 1999            Swenson Family Foundation Scholarship (~$23,000)
2004                        UWS Undergraduate Research Travel Grant ($250)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE
                    
2017                        Instructor: University of Rhode Island BIO345: Marine Environmental Physiology
2017                        Instructor: Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science Coral Reef Ecology
2017                        Guest Lecturer: University of Rhode Island- BIO 345: Marine Environmental Physiology
2017                        Guest Lecturer: University of Washington- FISH 270: Aquatic Ecophysiology
2015                        Instructor: University of Hawaii Manoa - Marine Biology 603: Career Skills for Marine Biologists
2014                        Guest Lecturer: University of Hawaii Manoa - Biology 410: Corals and Coral Reefs
2013                        Guest Lecturer: University of Hawaii Manoa - Biology 404: Advanced Topics in Marine Biology
2013                        Guest Lecturer: Hawaii Pacific University -  MARS 2062: Marine Invertebrate Zoology
2013                        Guest Lecturer: University of Hawaii Manoa - Biology 410: Corals and Coral Reefs
2012                        Guest Lecturer: University of Hawaii Manoa - Biology 404: Advanced Topics in Marine Biology
2011                        Guest Lecturer: Hawaii Pacific University -  MARS 2062: Marine Biology
2010                        Guest Lecturer: University of Hawaii Manoa - Biology 30:1 Marine Ecology and Evolution
2009                        Field Course Lecturer: Three Seas Program, Moorea French Polynesia - Coral Biology Section Lectures and Labs
2008                        Teaching Assistant: UH - Intro Biology Lab (2x)
2008                        Field Course Lecturer: University of Wisconsin, Superior - Coral Reef Ecology Field Course, Caye Caulker Belize
2008 - 2005            Graduate Research Assistant: CSUN - Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research, French Polynesia, US VI
2008 - 2005            Teaching Associate/Graduate Assistant: CSUN - Intro Biology Lab (4x), Biometry (2x), Exp Design & Analysis, and Phys Ecology      
 
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
 
2012                      Research Assistant: HIMB Genetics Core Facility - Next Generation Sequencing, QPCR, Library Preparation
2012 - 2009          Graduate Research Assistant: HIMB - Investigating new molecular markers for the dinoflagellate Symbiodinium
2005                      Volunteer Research Assistant: HIMB - Coral Disease and Fish Parasitology
2005 - 2004          Lab Researcher: US Environmental Protection Agency, Minnesota - Gene Expression in the Amphibian Thyroid-Pituitary Axis
2003                      NSF/Sea Grant Research Fellow: UH - Submarine Groundwater Discharge and Link to Invasive Macroalage
2004 - 2002          Research Staff: University of Wisconsin, Superior - Coral Reef Ecology and Long-Term Monitoring
2004 - 2001          Research Assistant: Lake Superior Research Institute - Aquatic Toxicology, Field Ecology, Research Cruises
 
 
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
 
2017                        Workshop Participant: Astrangia Working Group, Roger Williams University
2017                        Workshop Participant: Eastern Oyster Comparative Genomics workshop: Knoxville, Tennessee National Shellfisheries 
                                 Association meeting
2017, 2016             Working Group Participant: Coral Reef Resilience: USGS John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis
2016                        Workshop Participant: Conservation and Gene Expression Workshop: University of California Conservation Genomics
                                 Consortium
2016                        Workshop Participant: U.S. Investigator Coral Bleaching Workshop, Honolulu Oahu Hawaii
2016                        Workshop Participant: Trans-generational plasticity and rapid adaptation to climate change in coral reef organisms: Turtle
                                 Bay, Oahu Hawaii
2016                        Session Chairperson - Acclimatization and Adaptation: International Coral Reef Symposium 2016, Honolulu HI
2016                        Organizing Committee: Building Coral Reef Resilience through Assisted Evolution, Townsville Australia
2016                        Editor: Coral Traits Database coraltraits.org
2015                        Physiology and Fittness Node Coordinator: EarthCube CReSCyNT - Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Research
                                 Coordination Network
2014                        Working Group Participant: Coral Traits Workshop. Sydney Institute of Marine Science
2014                        Organizing Committee: Comparative genomic approaches to understanding the architecture of metazoans. Rutgers
University, New Brunswick, NJ
2013                        Organizing Committee: Earth Cube: Developing a Community Vision of Cyberinfrastructure Needs for Coral Reef Systems
Science. HIMB, HI; National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, CA
2013                        Course Participant: Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structure (STAMPS) course. Marine
Biological Lab, Woods Hole Mass.
2012                        Workshop Participant:  Environmental Proteomics. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
2012                        Workshop Participant:  Climate change and species interactions: Ways forward. Cary Inst of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook NY
2012                        Working Group Participant: Tropical coral reefs of the future: Modeling ecological outcomes from the analyses of current and
historical trends. (Focus on coral physiology) NCEAS, Santa Barbara, CA
2011                        Workshop Participant: How Adaptable are Coral Reef Ecosystems to Climate Change? Fast-Tracking Genetics-Based
Approaches. Great Barrier Reef Foundation, University of Queensland Brisbane, Australia.
2011                        Course Participant: Ocean Acidification and Coral Reefs. Pauley Summer Program Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology,
University of Hawaii Manoa
2011                        Working Group Participant: Tropical coral reefs of the future: Modeling ecological outcomes from the analyses of current and
historical trends. (Focus on coral ecology) National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS), Santa Barbara, CA
2011                        Course Participant: Light and Photosynthesis on Coral Reefs. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Puerto Morelos,
Mexico
2009                        Course Participant: Biomechanics, Ecological Physiology and Genetics of Intertidal Communities.  Partnership for
Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO), Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University.
2006                        Course Participant: Marine Invertebrate Zoology, Friday Harbor Labs, University of Washington 
 
 
PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
 
Journal Reviewing:
American Naturalist, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Biogeosciences, Biology Letters, Bulletin of Marine Science, Conservation Biology, Coral Reefs, Ecology and Evolution, eLife, Evolutionary Applications, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Global Change Biology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Heredity, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, Journal of Thermal Biology, Marine Biotechnology, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology*, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Nature Scientific Reports, PeerJ, PLOS ONE, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the International Coral Reef Symposium, Science, The American Naturalist
 
Proposal and Dissertation Reviewing:
National Science Foundation (external and panel), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, James Cook University PhD Dissertations, Edith Cowan University PhD Dissertation Proposal, Canada Foundation for Innovation
 
Committees: 
Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research Executive Committee, NSF EarthCube Coral Workshop Planning Committee (UH, NCEAS)
 
Community Resource Development:
CReSCyNT Coral Reef Science and Cyberinfrastructure Network, Disciplinary Node Leader - http://earthcube.org/node/2020
Geosymbio - https://sites.google.com/site/geosymbio/ - now at http://coraltraits.org/
SymTyper - http://www.symtyper.com
Coral Trait Database Editor - http://coraltraits.org/
Genomic Resources
          - Montipora capitata genome sequencing and annotation – in prep with the Bhattacharya lab (Rutgers)
  
 
 
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
 
International Society for Reef Studies, International Symbiosis Society, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology,
 
 
MENTORING

Dissertation/Thesis Committees:
Kevin Wong URI PhD 2017- Advisor
Erin Roberts URI PhD 2017- Committee Member
Ashley Potter CSUN MS 2017- Committee Member

Research Experience Mentoring
Pei Hsun Chan, National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium Taiwan MS Student (2010 – 2012); Carly Richer, UH Manoa undergraduate (2010 - 2011); Kirsten Fujitani, UH Manoa undergraduate (2011 - 2012); Madison Kosma, UH Manoa undergraduate (2011 - 2012); Keisha Bahr, UH Manoa undergraduate (2011 - 2012); Melissa Sales, Alaska Pacific University undergraduate (2012 - Present); Ben Denvir, UH Manoa undergraduate (2013); Justin Stuart, UH Manoa undergraduate (2013); Mckenzie Hoover, Chaminade University undergraduate (2013); Stephanie Ng, Hawaii Pacific University post-bac (2013); Amanda Appleson, University of Miami undergraduate (2013), Grace Foulds, Cardiff University post-bac (2014), Jolly Ann Cruz, Northern Marianas College Saipan undergraduate (2014), Rashim Khadka, UH Manoa undergraduate (2014), Kodi Sims post-bac (2014), Juliana Andrade, Brazil Scientific Mobility Program undergraduate (2015), Zoe Sims, Princeton undergraduate (2015), Ellie Vaughan (2016), Valeria Schmidt BIOS Princeton (2017), Yingqi Zhang BIOS Colgate College (2017), Andrew Petlock, URI undergraduate (2017), Max Zavell, URI undergraduate (2017), Erin Bowman, URI undergraduate (2017)
 
 
INVITED LECTURES
2017                        Guest Speaker: University of Quebec at Rimouski
2017                        Guest Speaker: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
2016                        Guest Speaker: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Rhode Island
2016                        Guest Speaker: ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University
2016                        Guest Speaker: Department of Biology, University of Sydney
2016                        Guest Speaker: Department of Biology, Boston University
2016                        Guest Speaker: Marine Science Institute, University of Texas Austin
2016                        Guest Speaker: Department of Biology, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
2015                        Guest Speaker: Department of Biology, University of North Florida
2015                        Guest Speaker: School of Marine Science, University of Maine
2015                        Session Speaker: NSF OA PI Meeting, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
2015                        Guest Speaker: Department of Integrative Biology, University of South Florida
2013                        Guest Speaker: Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, NJ
2013                        Guest Speaker: Sesoko Station Tropical Biosphere Research Center, Okinawa Japan
 
 
ORAL PRESENTATIONS (*indicates presentation speaker)
 
35. Putnam HM, Spencer L, Roberts S, Goetz FW (2017) The Potential for Acclimatization to Ocean Acidification through Epigenetic Memory in  
          Geoduck Clams. National Shellfisheries Association meeting Knoxville, TN
34. Putnam HM* (2016) Genetic, epigenetic, and symbiotic contributions to resilient reefs of the future. Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological
          Research All Investigators Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA.
33. Putnam HM, Davidson, JM, Ritson-Williams R, Gates RD (2016) Ocean acidification influences DNA methylation and phenotypic plasticity in
          environmentally susceptible corals SICB Annual Meeting Portland, OR
32. Putnam HM, Ritson-Williams R, Gates RD (2015) Corals in a changing climate: A trans-generational perspective. 44th annual Benthic Ecology
Meeting, Quebec
31. Putnam HM* (2014) Coral traits: Scaling from micro to macro. Coral Traits Workshop. Sydney Institute of Marine Science, Australia
30. Putnam HM*, Fabina NS, Yost DM, Vik D, and Gates RD (2014) Differing assembly dynamics of Symbiodinium communities in generalist and
specifist corals across a gradient of thermal variance. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Honolulu, HI
29. Putnam HM* (2013) Partitioning of Coral-Symbiodinium interactions across taxa, location, and environments. GDRI meeting “Biodiversity of
Coral Reefs” Paris, France
28. Putnam HM* (2013) Structure and function of reefs in the future. Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research All Investigators
Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA.
27. Putnam HM* (2013) Climate change and coral health. HI EPSCoR Research Retreat, Volcano, HI
26. Putnam HM* (2013) A multi-scale analysis of function in Hawaiian corals contextualized by climate change. Hawaii EPSCoR Research Retreat,
UH Hilo, HI
25. Putnam HM* and Gates RD (2012) Climate change and parental effects in spawning corals. Western Soc. of Naturalists 93rd Meeting,
Monterey, CA  ^best oral presentation honorable mention
24. Putnam HM* and Gates RD (2012) Parental effects may provide acclimatization potential to corals exposed to climate change stressors. 12th
International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia
23. Putnam HM* (2012) How will corals respond to future climate change? Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Honolulu Chapter
Symposium, Honolulu, HI
22. Putnam HM*, AB Mayfield, TY Fan, CS Chen, and Gates RD (2012) The physiological and molecular responses of larvae from the reef-building
coral Pocillopora damicornis exposed to near-future increases in temperature and pCO2. 37th Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium. UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI
21. Putnam HM* and Gates RD (2011) Parental effects may influence response of brooding corals to climate change stressors. Western Society
of Naturalists 92th Annual Meeting, Vancouver, WA.
20. Putnam HM* and Gates RD (2011) Interactive effects of climate change on a brooding reef coral. Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological
Research All Investigators Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA.
19. Putnam HM* (2011) Coral reefs under a changing climate.  Invited seminar Coral Reef and Climate Change Teacher Training Workshop.
Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology. Kaneohe, HI
18. Putnam HM* Stat M, Pochon X and Gates RD. (2011) Diversity in Symbiodinium communities and environmental susceptibility of
reef-building corals. 36th Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium. UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI
17. Putnam HM* and Gates RD (2011) Resilience and acclimatization potential of reef corals under predicted global climate change stressors.
Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Puerto Morelos, Mexico
16. Putnam HM* Stat M, Pochon X and Gates RD (2010) Diversity in Symbiodinium communities and environmental susceptibility of
reef-building corals. European International Society for Reef Studies Symposium, Wageningen, The Netherlands
15. Putnam HM*, Edmunds PJ, Fan TY, and Gates RD (2010) Physiological response of Pocillopora damicornis to interactive climate change
stressors. Western Society of Naturalists 91th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
14. Putnam HM* (2010) How will corals respond to climate change? National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting, Taiwan.
13. Putnam HM* Stat M, Pochon X and Gates RD (2010) Symbiodinium diversity, host specificity, and the resilience of reef corals. Academia
Sinica, Taiwan
12. Putnam HM* (2010) Coral reefs at the crossroad: How will corals respond to climate change? Hanauma Bay Educational Lecture Series,
Oahu, HI
11. Duncan Seraphin K*, Lemus J*, Veary KC*, Wong K*, Smith D* and Putnam HM* (2010) Communicating Ocean Sciences: Linking Educators
and Research Scientists in a Cultural Context. Hawaii Educational Research Association Conference, Honolulu, HI
10. Putnam HM* Stat M, Pochon X and Gates RD (2009) Characterizing Symbiodinium diversity and host specificity in the corals of Moorea,
French Polynesia. Western Society of Naturalists 90th Annual Meeting, Seaside, CA.
9. Edmunds PJ*, Putnam HM and Gates RD (2009)  The photophysiological consequences of vertical stratification of the dinoflagellate
Symbiodinium in tissues of the coral Porites lutea. Western Society of Naturalists 90th Annual Meeting, Seaside, CA.
8. Putnam HM* and Edmunds PJ (2008) Responses of coral hosts and their algal symbionts to thermal heterogeneity.  11th International Coral
Reef Symposium, Fort Lauderdale, FL
7. Putnam HM*, Edmunds PJ, and Fan TY (2008) The effects of fluctuating thermal regimes on various life stages of brooding reef corals. CSUN
Chapter Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium
6. Edmunds PJ*, Putnam HM, and Fan TY. (2008) The effect of temperature on the settlement choice and photophysiology of larvae from the
reef coral Stylophora pistillata. The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Meeting, San Antonio, TX
5. Putnam HM* and Edmunds PJ (2008) Flexibility of coral response to diel thermal fluctuations. The Society for Integrative and Comparative
Biology Meeting, San Antonio, Texas.        
4. Putnam HM* and Edmunds PJ (2007) Thermal heterogeneity produces different responses in coral hosts and their algal symbionts. Western
Society of Naturalists 88th Annual Meeting, Ventura, CA
3. Putnam HM* and Edmunds PJ (2007) Physiological response of scleractinian corals to a highly variable thermal environment. National
Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Kenting, Taiwan
2. Putnam HM* and Edmunds PJ (2006) Does frequent variation matter? Physiological response of scleractinian corals to a highly variable
thermal environment.  Western Society of Naturalists 87th Annual Meeting, Redmond, WA
1. Kerr HM*  (2003) Ecological Impacts of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) and its dissolved constituents into the coastal waters of two
Hawaiian bays. NSF/Sea Grant Marine Science Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium. UH, Honolulu, HI
 
 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS (# indicates undergraduate mentee)
 
21. Putnam HM, Spencer L, Roberts S, Goetz FW. The potential for environmental conditioning practices to decrease the impacts of climate
          change on shellfish aquaculture. Northeast Aquaculture Conference & Exposition Providence, RI
20. Putnam HM, Spencer L, Roberts S, Goetz FW.  Capacity for adaptation and acclimatization to ocean acidification in Geoduck through

          epigenetic mechanisms. NOAA OA meeting Seattle, WA
19. Putnam HM, Sogin E, Belcaid M, Peterson M, Anderson P, Gates RD (2013) A multi-scale analysis of function in Hawaiian corals
contextualized by climate change. Hawaii EPSCoR Statewide Conference, Honolulu, HI
18. Gates RD, Putnam HM, Yost DM (2012) Shifting symbiotic states & diversity patterns as an indicator of climate change. Moorea Coral Reef
Long Term Ecological Research All Investigators Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA
17. Gates RD, Putnam HM, Yost DM (2012) Assessing shifts in diversity pattern and symbiotic state as indicators of climate change. Climate
change and species interactions: ways forward workshop. Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook, NY
16. Putnam HM, Gates RD (2012) Parental effects are modulated by climate change stressors in spawning corals. 3rd International Symposium
on The Ocean in a High CO2 World. Monterey, CA
15. Gates RD, Putnam HM, Yost DM (2012) Shifting symbiotic states and diversity patterns as an indicator of climate change NSF LTER All
Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, CO
14. Putnam HM (2012) How will corals respond to future climate change? Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Honolulu Chapter
Symposium, Honolulu, HI
13. Rodriguez KD#, Kosma MM#, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2012) Latent effects in juvenile Pocillopora damicornis spawned under predicted
climate change conditions. 37th Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium. UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI  ^best poster presentation honorable mention
12. Putnam HM. (2011) Coral resilience and acclimatization to global stress.  EPA STAR Graduate Fellowship Conference. Washington DC.
11. Richer C#, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2011) Diurnal patterns of Symbiodinium growth in Pocillopora damicornis under global climate
change conditions. Marine Option Program Statewide Symposium. Honolulu, HI ^best poster presentation
10. Richer C, Putnam HM, and Gates RD. (2011) Diurnal patterns of Symbiodinium growth in Pocillopora damicornis under global climate change
conditions. 36th Albert L. Tester Memorial Symposium. UH Manoa, Honolulu, HI
9. Putnam HM, Edmunds PJ, Fan TY, and Gates RD. (2010) Physiological response of Pocillopora damicornis to interactive climate change
stressors. European International Society for Reef Studies Symposium, Wageningen, The Netherlands
8. Putnam HM and Gates RD. (2010) Studying the effects of global climate change stressors on Hawaiian reef corals. Hawaii EPSCoR Statewide
conference. Honolulu, HI
7. Putnam HM and Gates RD. (2009) Resilience and acclimatization potential of reef corals under predicted global climate change stressors. 
Moorea Coral Reef Long Term Ecological Research All Investigators Meeting. Santa Barbara, CA
6. Putnam HM* Stat M, Pochon X and Gates RD. (2009) Characterizing Symbiodinium diversity and host specificity in the corals of Moorea,
French Polynesia. 6th International Symbiosis Society Congress. Madison, WI
5. Putnam HM and Edmunds PJ. (2006) Physiological response of scleractinian corals to high frequency temperature fluctuations.  National
Science Foundation, Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting.  Estes Park, CO
4. Korte JJ, Kerr HM, Bugge ME, Korte LM, Kosian PA, Holcombe GW, Tietge JE, and Degitz SJ. (2006) Deiodinase type I, II, and III expression in
amphibian pituitary, thyroid, and limb bud at key stages of development and after exposure to the thyroid hormone synthesis modulators: methimazole, perchlorate and propylthiouracil.  The Toxocologist 90(1):397. Abstract 1942
3. Korte JJ, Kerr HM, Batterman SL, Holcombe GW, Kosian PA, Tietge JE, and Degitz SJ. (2005) Gene expression patterns of the amphibian
HPT-axis in normal development and after exposure to the modulators methimazole, perchlorate and propylthiouracil. The Toxocologist 84(1):358. Abstract 1754.
2. Kerr HM and Burkett EW. (2005) The relative importance of disturbance agents on the coral community of a pristine location. Western Society
of Naturalists 86th Annual Meeting, Seaside, CA.
1. Kerr HM and Burkett EW. (2004) Monitoring coral disease on the patch reefs of Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, Belize. 33rd Annual Marine
Benthic Ecology Meeting, Mobile, AL