Cassandra Martin

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Visiting Assistant Professor



Teaches courses in general biology, organismal biology, animal behavior, and ecological sciences. Her research area is insect mating behavior with a focus on the ecological factors that impose costs on female mate choice.

Education and Training

PhD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Biology with Specialization in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior

BS, Eastern Illinois University

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 101: Principles of Biology
  • BIOL 109: Environmental Science
  • BIOL 120: Forensic Biology (Spring 2016)
  • BIOL 123: Selected Topics in Biology - Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 201: Diversity of Living Systems

Area of Professional Interest

Evolutionary Behavioral Ecology

Recent Publications and Presentations

Martin CM, Kruse KC, Switzer PV. 2015. Social experience affects same-sex pairing behavior in male red flour beetles (Tribolium castaneum Herbst). Journal of Insect Behavior 28(3): 268-279.

Beckers OM, Martin CM, Wagner WE. 2011. Survival rates of planidial larvae of the parasitoid fly Ormia ochracea (Diptera: Tachinidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 84(3): 235-237.

Martin CM, Wagner WE. 2010. Female field crickets incur increased parasitism risk when near preferred song. PLoS ONE 5(3): e9592.