2011 Ph.D., University of Washington, Biology
2000 B.S., University of Michigan, Natural Resources & Environment
2013 NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biology, 2013-2016
2013 Postdoctoral Travel Award, University of Utah
2011 Advanced Studies Institute II: Mathematical Modeling in Conservation Biology, Lake Naivasha, Kenya
2011 Washington Research Foundation – Hall Writing Fellowship
2010 Advanced Studies Institute I: Mathematical Modeling in Conservation Biology, Hoedspruit, South Africa
2009 NSF International Doctoral Dissertation Enhancement Project
2007-10 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
2007 American Philosophical Society – Lewis & Clark Fund for Exploratory Research
2007 American Museum of Natural History - Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund
2007 Sargent Award, University of Washington
2007 Sigma Xi Grants-in-aid-of-research
2006 Experimental Field Ecology Award, University of Washington
2005-07 NSF IGERT Fellowship, Multinational Collaborations to Environmental Challenges
2005 Recruitment Award, University of Washington
Teaching Experience and Lectures
2013 Instructor – R for Beginners, University of Utah
2013 Guest speaker – Maintaining an Online Presence, Graduate and Advanced Lady Scientist Workshop,
University of Utah
2011 Teaching assistant – Invertebrate Zoology, University of Washington
2010-11 Teaching assistant – Foundations in Physiology, University of Washington
2010 Guest speaker – Experimental Evolutionary Ecology, University of Washington
2010 Guest speaker – Tropical Biology , University of Washington
2009 Guest speaker – Learning to Learn in the Biological Sciences, University of Washington
2005-05 Teaching assistant – Introductory Biology, University of Washington
Sheldon, K.S. & N.M. Nadkarni. 2013. Seed rain in tropical canopies: a case of directed dispersal? University of Utah Biology Retreat, Alta, Utah.
Sheldon, K.S. & J.J. Tewksbury. 2013. The impact of seasonality on the physiology and distribution of tropical and temperate beetles. Association for Tropical Biology, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Sheldon, K.S. 2012. Seasonality, physiology and distributions of dung beetles in tropical and temperate areas. Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve, Monteverde, Costa Rica.
Sheldon, K.S. 2011. Seasonality, physiology and distributions: predicting species’ response to a warmer world. University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.
Sheldon, K.S. 2011. The role of temperature variation in the physiology, distribution and response of species to climate warming. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.
Sheldon, K.S. 2011. The impact of seasonality in temperature on physiology, distributions, and species’ response to a warmer world. Dissertation defense, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Sheldon, K.S. & J. Resnik. 2011. Drought, & Bovine Tuberculosis: the combined effects of climate warming and disease on population viability of African buffalo Syncerus caffer. African BioMathematics Initiative, Lake Naivasha, Kenya.
Sheldon, K.S., M. Maliyoni, M. Plucinski, & J. Resnik. 2010. African Buffalo, Drought, & Bovine Tuberculosis: the impacts of climate change on disease and population viability of Syncerus caffer. African BioMathematics Initiative, Hoedspruit, South Africa.
Sheldon, K.S. & E. Wheat. 2010. Graduate Education: an evaluation of the University of Washington IGERT program for training graduate students. Biology Education Research Group, Seattle, WA.
Sheldon, K.S. & J.J. Tewksbury. 2010. If you can’t stand the heat: how CTmax drives thermal breadth in beetles. Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, Seattle, WA.
Sheldon, K.S. 2008. Thermal tolerance, acclimation ability, and altitudinal range of dung beetles. NESCent meeting on climate change and distributions, North Carolina.
Sheldon, K.S. & J.J. Tewksbury. 2007. Biogeography and Climatic Variation: Altitudinal range and thermal tolerance of dung beetles. Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA.
2008-present Program Assistant & Grant writer, Knowledge for People Non-profit
Reviewer for: American Naturalist, Biotropica, Ecology Letters, Functional Ecology, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Journal of Field Ornithology, Ornitologia Neotropical, PLoS One