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Peer-Reviewed Publications

23. Corn KA, Martinez CM, Burress ED & Wainwright PC. Early View. A multifunction trade-off has contrasting effects on the evolution of form and function. Systematic Biology.Cenote Chenha de Sacalum

22. Arroyave J, Martinez CM, Martínez-Oriol FH, Sosa E & Alter SE. 2021. Regional-scale aquifer hydrogeology as a driver of phylogeographic structure in the Neotropical catfish Rhamdia guatemalensis (Siluriformes: Heptapteridae) from cenotes of the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Freshwater Biology. 66, 332-348.

21. Larouche O, Benton B, Corn KA, Friedman ST, Gross D, Iwan M, Kessler B, Martinez CM, Rodriguez S, Whelpley H, Wainwright PC & Price SA. 2020. Reef-associated fishes have more maneuverable body shapes at a macroevolutionary scale. Coral Reefs. 1-13.

20. Friedman ST, Price SA, Corn KA, Larouche O, Martinez CM & Wainwright PC. 2020. Body shape diversification along the benthic-pelagic axis in marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 287, 20201053.

19. Burress ED, Martinez CM & Wainwright PC. 2020. Decoupled Jaws Promote Trophic Diversity in Cichlid Fishes. Evolution. 74(5), 950-961.

18. Price SA, Larouche O, Friedman ST, Corn KA, Wainwright PC & Martinez CM. 2020. A CURE for a major challenge in phenomics: a practical guide to implementing a quantitative specimen-based undergraduate research experience. Integrative Organismal Biology. 2(1), obaa004, 1-10.

17. Barley AJ, Diesmos AC, Siler CD, Martinez CM & Brown RM. 2020Taxonomic Revision of Philippine Sun Skinks (Reptilia: Squamata: Scincidae: Eutropis), and Descriptions of Eight New Species. Herpetological Monographs. 34, 39-70.

16. Martinez CM & Wainwright PC. 2019. Extending the Geometric Approach for Studying Biomechanical Motions. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 59(3), 684-695.

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15. Price SA, Friedman ST, Corn KA, Martinez CM, Larouche O & Wainwright PC. 2019. Building a body shape morphospace of teleostean fishes. Integrative & Comparative Biology. 59(3), 716-730.

14. Martinez CM, Kao B, Sparks JS & Wainwright PC. 2019. Pectoral dimorphism is a pervasive feature of skate diversity and offers insight into their evolution. Integrative Organismal Biology. 1(1), 1-14. Featured in **IOB Blog**

13. Friedman ST, Martinez CM, Price SA & Wainwright PC. 2019. The influence of size on body shape diversification across Indo-Pacific reef fishes. Evolution. 73(4), 1873-1884.

12. Arroyave J, Martinez CM & Stiassny MLJ. 2019. DNA barcoding uncovers remarkable cryptic diversity in the African long-finned tetra Bryconalestes longipinnis (Günther 1864) (Alestidae: Characiformes). Journal of Fish Biology. 95, 379-392.

11. Frisk MG, Shipley ON, Martinez CM, McKown KA, Zacharias JP & Dunton KJ. 2019. First observations of long-distance migration in a large skate species, the winter skate: implications for population connectivity, ecosystem dynamics, and management. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 11(2), 202-212.

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10. Martinez CM, McGee MD, Borstein SR & Wainwright PC. 2018. Feeding ecology underlies the evolution of cichlid jaw mobility. Evolution. 72 (8), 1645-1655.

9. Martinez CM & Sparks JS. 2017. Malagasy cichlid subfamilies differentially limit impacts of body shape evolution on oral jaw form and function. Evolution. 71(9), 2219-2229. **Journal Cover**; Featured in **Evolution Digest**

8. Martinez CM & Stiassny MLJ. 2017. Can and eel be a flatfish? Observations on enigmatic asymmetrical heterenchelyid eels from the Guinea Coast of West Africa. Journal of Fish Biology. 91, 673-678.  Featured in: **New Scientist****Hakai Magazine** & **JFB Top 20 Downloaded Paper in 2018**

7. Martinez CM, Duplisea DE, Cerrato RM & Frisk MG. 2017. Exploration of trends in interspecific abundance-occupancy relationships using empirically derived simulated communities. PLoS ONE. 12(1), e0170816.

6. Martinez CM, Rohlf FJ & Frisk MG. 2016. Re-Evaluation of batoid pectoral morphology reveals novel patterns of diversity among major lineages. Journal of Morphology. 277(4), 482-493.

5. Martinez CM, Rohlf FJ & Frisk MG. 2016. Sexual dimorphism in sister species of Leucoraja skate and its relationship to reproductive strategy and life history. Evolution & Development. 18(2), 105-115.

4. Dunton K, Jordaan A, Secor D, Martinez CM, Kehler T, Hattala K, van Eenennam J, Fisher M, McKown K, Conover DO & Frisk M. 2016. Age and growth of Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus, in the New York Bight. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 36, 62-73.

3. O’Leary SJ, Martinez CM, Bauman H, Abercrombie D, Conover DO, Poulakis GR, Murray CH, Feldheim KA & Chapman DD. 2016. Population genetics and geometric morphometrics of Key silversides, Menidia conchorum, a marine fish in a highly fragmented inland habitat. Bulletin of Marine Science. 92(1), 33-50.

2. Martinez CM, Arroyave J & Sparks JS. 2015. A new species of Ptychochromis from southeastern Madagascar (Teleostei: Cichlidae). Zootaxa. 4044, 79-92.

1. Bergsma GS & Martinez CM. 2011. Mutualist induced morphological changes enhance growth and survival of corals. Marine Biology. 158, 2267-2277.

Book Chapters

Vaz DFB, Martinez CM, Friedman ST & PP Rizzato. In Press. Morphological Descriptions and Taxonomy. In S Midway, C Hasler, P Chakrabarty (Eds.), Methods for fish biology, second edition. American Fisheries Society.

Education & Positions Held

(2018-Present)  Postdoctoral Associate. Department of Evolution and Ecology. University of California, Davis (Supervisor: Peter Wainwright)

(2016-2018)  UC Davis Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Evolution and Ecology. University of California, Davis (Supervisor: Peter Wainwright)

(2014-2016) Gerstner Scholar & Lerner-Gray Postdoctoral Fellow. Department of Ichthyology, American Museum of Natural History (Supervisor: John Sparks)

(2014) Ph.D. Marine & Atmospheric Science, Stony Brook University. Burghardt Turner Graduate Fellow. Dissertation Title: Diversity of Skates (Batoidea: Rajoidei) and the Spatial Structure of NW Atlantic Communities (Advisor: Michael Frisk)

(2006) B.Sc. Aquatic Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara. Distinction in Major. Honors Thesis: Two-Part Study of a Mutualism Between a New Species of Gammarid Amphipod and Montiporan Corals (Mentor: Russell Schmitt)