Nicholas R. Friedman

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Name
Nicholas R. Friedman
Alternative names
Nick
E-mail
nicholas.friedmanoist.jp
URL
http://nrfriedman.weebly.com/
Affiliation
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Section
Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit
Degree
PhD

Profile

I am interested in the origins of biodiversity: how did we get so many species, and how did they get to be so different from one another? My research focuses on reconstructing the evolutionary history of complex and elaborate traits, their functions, and their underlying mechanisms. In particular, I want to understand the origins of diversity in singing behavior and colorful feathers of birds, as well as the functional morphology of social insects. To accomplish this, I use an eco-informatics approach to classify animal behaviors in the wild, and a phylogenetic approach to compare hundreds of species in the museum.

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Aug 2015
 - 
Today
Researcher, Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
 
Mar 2013
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Aug 2015
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Zoology & Laboratory of Ornithology, Palacky University
 

Education

 
Sep 2007
 - 
May 2013
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Biological Sciences, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
 
Sep 2002
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May 2006
Bachelor of Arts (BA), Department of Biology, St. Mary's College of Maryland
 

Published Papers

 
Friedman, NR, Remes V, Economo EP
Integrative and Comparative Biology      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Ross, Samuel RP–J, Friedman NR, Janicki J, Economo EP
Journal of Animal Ecology      2019   [Refereed]
Cibois A, Thibaut J-C, Friedman NR, Omland KE, Desutter-Grancolas L, Robillard T, Pasquet E
Emu – Austral Ornithology      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Andersen, MJ, McCullough JM, Friedman NR, Peterson AT, Moyle RG, Joseph L, Nyari A
Emu – Austral Ornithology      2019   [Refereed][Invited]
Economo EP, Narula N, Friedman NR, Weiser MD, Guénard B
Nature Communications   9 1778   2018   [Refereed]

Teaching Experience

 
 

Awards & Honors

 
Mar 2019
Ecological Research Paper Award, Ecological Society of Japan
 

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Evolution of a multifunctional trait: shared effects of foraging ecology and thermoregulation on beak morphology with consequences for song evolution
Friedman, NR, Miller ET, Ball JR, Kasuga H, Remes V, Economo EP
Ecological Society of Japan   Mar 2019   
Urbanisation erodes acoustic diversity and stability in Okinawa [Invited]
Ross, SRP-J, Friedman NR, Yoshimura M, Donahue I, Economo EP
Ecological Society of Japan   Mar 2019   
A morphological integration perspective on the evolution of dimorphism among sexes and social insect castes [Invited]
Friedman, NR, Economo EP
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology   Jan 2019   
Urbanisation erodes acoustic diversity and stability in Okinawa, Japan
Ross, SRP-J, Friedman NR, Yoshimura M, Donahue I, Economo EP
Irish Ecological Association   Jan 2019   
Island song: soundscapes from a terrestrial acoustic monitoring network in Okinawa [Invited]
Friedman NR, Ross SRP-J, Dudley K, Yoshida T, Yoshimura M, Economo E
Taiwan-Japan Ecological Workshop   Nov 2018