Emilia Martins

School of Life Sciences
372 Life Sciences Building A
Arizona State University
Tempe
Professor; Associate Director, Graduate Programs
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501
Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Biography

Professor Martins studies behavioral evolution by mapping the ancient history of lizard communication in the southwestern U.S. and by studying how sensory systems impact social behavior in the biomedically-important zebrafish. More generally, her research program asks about the evolution of complex behavioral phenotypes, and how evolutionary forces have interacted over long periods of time to shape phenotypic change.

Her lab pioneered the use of phylogenetic comparative methods to infer the evolutionary mechanisms underlying phenotypic evolution, and has also contributed substantively to our understanding of how different sensory systems intertwine to produce and to perceive animal communicative signals. Most recently, the Martins lab has focused on two projects: (1) multimodal communication in North American Sceloporus lizards, and (2) phenotypic plasticity and social behavior of wild zebrafish from India. In addition to lab experiments and international fieldwork, both projects involve developing new statistics, software, and data-archiving tools.  

Martins joined ASU in 2017 after serving as a rotating Program Director at the National Science Foundation, Professor of Biology at Indiana University, and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Oregon. Over the years, she has also held administrative positions including Associate Dean (twice), Director of an interdepartmental Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, and Director of several graduate and undergraduate student training programs.  Martins is a Fellow and Past-President of the Animal Behavior Society and has served as editor of Evolution, Systematic Biology, American Naturalist, and other journals. She is especially passionate about diversity, intersectionality and inclusion.   

Education

PhD Zoology. University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1992

MS Biometry. University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1991

BA Zoology & Psychology. University of California, Berkeley. 1987

Courses

Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 496 Undergraduate Thesis
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 584 Internship
PLB 584 Internship
MIC 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
MCB 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 590 Reading and Conference
EVO 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 591 Seminar
MCB 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
MIC 591 Seminar
MIC 592 Research
PLB 592 Research
BIO 592 Research
MCB 592 Research
BIO 593 Applied Project
PLB 595 Continuing Registration
HPS 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 595 Continuing Registration
MIC 595 Continuing Registration
MCB 595 Continuing Registration
EVO 595 Continuing Registration
PLB 599 Thesis
BIO 599 Thesis
MCB 599 Thesis
MIC 599 Thesis
ELS 784 Internship
BIO 784 Internship
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
ELS 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
MCB 790 Reading and Conference
EVO 790 Reading and Conference
MIC 790 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 792 Research
MIC 792 Research
HPS 792 Research
EVO 792 Research
ELS 792 Research
ANB 792 Research
BIO 792 Research
MCB 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
MCB 795 Continuing Registration
BIO 795 Continuing Registration
MIC 795 Continuing Registration
ELS 795 Continuing Registration
HPS 795 Continuing Registration
EVO 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 799 Dissertation
BIO 799 Dissertation
MIC 799 Dissertation
HPS 799 Dissertation
EVO 799 Dissertation
MCB 799 Dissertation
ELS 799 Dissertation
NEU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 496 Undergraduate Thesis
PLB 583 Fieldwork
BIO 583 Fieldwork
BIO 584 Internship
PLB 584 Internship
EVO 590 Reading and Conference
MIC 590 Reading and Conference
MCB 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 591 Seminar
MIC 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
MCB 591 Seminar
MCB 592 Research
BIO 592 Research
MIC 592 Research
PLB 592 Research
MIC 595 Continuing Registration
MCB 595 Continuing Registration
PLB 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 598 Special Topics
PLB 599 Thesis
MCB 599 Thesis
BIO 599 Thesis
MIC 599 Thesis
BIO 784 Internship
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
MIC 790 Reading and Conference
MCB 790 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
EVO 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
ANB 790 Reading and Conference
ELS 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 791 Seminar
BIO 792 Research
ELS 792 Research
MIC 792 Research
NEU 792 Research
HPS 792 Research
ANB 792 Research
EVO 792 Research
MCB 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
HPS 795 Continuing Registration
BIO 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 795 Continuing Registration
MIC 795 Continuing Registration
EVO 795 Continuing Registration
MCB 795 Continuing Registration
ELS 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 799 Dissertation
EVO 799 Dissertation
MIC 799 Dissertation
MCB 799 Dissertation
ELS 799 Dissertation
HPS 799 Dissertation
BIO 799 Dissertation
NEU 799 Dissertation
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 494 Special Topics
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 584 Internship
PLB 584 Internship
MCB 590 Reading and Conference
HPS 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 590 Reading and Conference
MIC 590 Reading and Conference
EVO 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 591 Seminar
MIC 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
MCB 591 Seminar
PLB 592 Research
BIO 592 Research
MCB 592 Research
MIC 592 Research
MIC 595 Continuing Registration
MCB 595 Continuing Registration
HPS 595 Continuing Registration
EVO 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 595 Continuing Registration
PLB 595 Continuing Registration
EVO 598 Special Topics
PLB 599 Thesis
BIO 599 Thesis
MCB 599 Thesis
MIC 599 Thesis
BIO 784 Internship
ELS 784 Internship
MCB 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
MIC 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
ELS 790 Reading and Conference
EVO 790 Reading and Conference
NEU 792 Research
MIC 792 Research
HPS 792 Research
EVO 792 Research
ELS 792 Research
ANB 792 Research
BIO 792 Research
MCB 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
MCB 795 Continuing Registration
BIO 795 Continuing Registration
MIC 795 Continuing Registration
ELS 795 Continuing Registration
HPS 795 Continuing Registration
EVO 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 799 Dissertation
BIO 799 Dissertation
MIC 799 Dissertation
HPS 799 Dissertation
EVO 799 Dissertation
MCB 799 Dissertation
ELS 799 Dissertation
NEU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 496 Undergraduate Thesis
PLB 583 Fieldwork
BIO 583 Fieldwork
BIO 584 Internship
PLB 584 Internship
EVO 590 Reading and Conference
MIC 590 Reading and Conference
MCB 590 Reading and Conference
BIO 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 590 Reading and Conference
PLB 591 Seminar
MIC 591 Seminar
BIO 591 Seminar
MCB 591 Seminar
MCB 592 Research
BIO 592 Research
MIC 592 Research
PLB 592 Research
MIC 595 Continuing Registration
MCB 595 Continuing Registration
PLB 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 595 Continuing Registration
BIO 598 Special Topics
PLB 599 Thesis
MCB 599 Thesis
BIO 599 Thesis
MIC 599 Thesis
BIO 784 Internship
NEU 790 Reading and Conference
MIC 790 Reading and Conference
MCB 790 Reading and Conference
HPS 790 Reading and Conference
EVO 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 790 Reading and Conference
ANB 790 Reading and Conference
ELS 790 Reading and Conference
BIO 791 Seminar
BIO 792 Research
ELS 792 Research
MIC 792 Research
NEU 792 Research
HPS 792 Research
ANB 792 Research
EVO 792 Research
MCB 792 Research
NEU 795 Continuing Registration
HPS 795 Continuing Registration
BIO 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 795 Continuing Registration
MIC 795 Continuing Registration
EVO 795 Continuing Registration
MCB 795 Continuing Registration
ELS 795 Continuing Registration
ANB 799 Dissertation
EVO 799 Dissertation
MIC 799 Dissertation
MCB 799 Dissertation
ELS 799 Dissertation
HPS 799 Dissertation
BIO 799 Dissertation
NEU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 496 Undergraduate Thesis
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research