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Donald G. Miller III - Curriculum Vitae (Nov 2010)

Birthplace: Esbjerg, Denmark

Citizenship: United States     

Address:

Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico; Chico, CA 95929

phone: (530) 898-6153               FAX: (530) 898-4363             e-mail: dgmiller@csuchico.edu

Education:

Ph.D. 1997  Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.  Advisor: Professor Wayne M. Getz. "The Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae) as a Model System for Studies in Elementary Social Behavior, Sex Allocation and Life History Evolution."

M.Sc. 1990  Biological Anthropology, University of Oxford. Tutor: Dr. Anthony J. Boyce.  "Health and Work-loads in Nepalese Villagers."

B.S. 1986  Biology. State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse, Syracuse, NY. Mentor: Dr. William Shields. Senior thesis: "Inter-patch Dispersal in the Cabbage Butterfly, Pieris rapae."

Professional positions:

2008--  Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico

2002–2008  Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico

1999–2002  Assistant Professor of Biology, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

1997-1998  National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Insect Science, University of Arizona

Grants and awards:

2010  Center for Ecosystem Research, CSU, Chico: Towards Designation of  the Lake Hargy Caldera, West New Britain,as a Special Conservation Area in  Papua New Guinea (collaboration with Randy Senock and John Lane). $3000

2010 National Science Foundation Research Opportunity Award: Adaptive Radiation of a Gall-Midge-Fungus Mutualism in a Multi-Trophic Context (Collaboration with Patrick Abbot, Vanderbilt University). $25,000

2010 CSU, Chico Research Foundation:  The effects of parasitism and population structure on biological diversification in a galling aphid model system. $1000

2009  Consultation services for NSF EAGER Award Recipient, Dr. Ed Connor, San Francisco State University: The Mechanism of Induction of Plant Galls. $2000

2009  Center for Ecosystem Research, CSU, Chico: The Effects of Non-trophic Interactions and Population Structure on Host Race Formation in a Galling Aphid System $6000

2008  CSU, Chico Research Foundation: Migratory Eurasian wigeon as a potential vector of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza virus $4689

2008  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Effects of host plant quality, soil composition and vegetation on colonization rates of  the VELB (Co-PI) $29,000

2007  Student Research Grant, CSU, Chico Graduate School (with Master’s student, Brian Taylor): Relatedness among galling aphids as determined through PCR-AFLP analysis $500

2007  Travel Grant, CSU, Chico Graduate School: Testing the microenvironment hypothesis for adaptive value of gall induction in the California Gallfly, Andricus californicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) $300

2007  Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Student Research Grant (with Master’s student, Brian Taylor): Relatedness among communal galling aphids as determined by AFLP analysis $1335

2006  CSU, Chico Research Foundation: The effects of host plant quality and associated vegetation on colonization rates of the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle $5000

2006  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: The effects of host plant quality, soil composition and associated vegetation on colonization rates by the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (Co-PI) $57, 477

2006  Society of Systematic Biologists: Award to Enhance Transfer of Taxonomic Knowledge $3000

2006  AWTU release time, College of Natural Sciences: Bioinventory of Sutter Buttes State Park

2004  California Deer Association habitat grant $8396

2004  Entomological Society of America/NSF Travel Grant $2300

2003  Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching grant—Class field trip $1535

2003  California State University Research Foundation Award $4205

2002  NSF-RUI Image Acquisition and Analysis Facility for Faculty-Student Research     0200148 (Major User) $102,142

2002  Associated Colleges of the South Campus as a Laboratory for Sustainability Alliance Action/Research Grant $1400

2002  Council on Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship $3500

2001  Associated Colleges of the South Rasmussen Environmental Fellowship $2500

2001  Texas Core Knowledge Content Conference Award $500

2000  Trinity University Summer Research Stipend $7000

1998  NSF/IUSSI Travel Grant $1450

1997  National Research Service Award $20,320

1997  Julius H. Freitag Memorial Award  $400

1996  Graduate Division Travel Grant  $300

1996  Entomology Students' Club Travel Grant  $100

1995  Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid  $500

1994  Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid  $450

1993  Sigma Xi Chapter Fund  $225

1992  Du Pont Travel Fund  $300

1991-1994  Research Assistantship, Department of Entomology, University of California, Berkeley

1990  INTECOL Travel Fund  $300

1990  Redcliffe-Maud Travel Fund  $250

1989  Syracuse Sports Corporation Travel Fund  $200

1986  Alpha Xi Sigma award

Teaching experience:

2006-2010 Biological Principles Laboratory, California State University, Chico

2003-2010: General Entomology, California State University, Chico

2002-2009: General Ecology, California State University, Chico

2008: Introduction to Living Systems, California State University, Chico

2007-2009 Animal Behavior, California State University, Chico

2007-2008  Science and Human Values (co-Instructor), California State University, Chico

2005 (summer) Field Ecology of the Eagle Lake Area, Eagle Lake Field Station; California State University, Chico

2004-2005: Graduate student seminar, California State University, Chico

2003-2007: Concepts of Biology, California State University, Chico

2004: Biological literature and writing, California State University, Chico

2003  Summer: Field Ecology of the Western Great Basin Desert, Eagle Lake Field Station; California State University, Chico

2000-2002: Invertebrate Zoology, Trinity University

2000: Animal Behavior, Trinity University

1999-2001: Evolution, Ecology and Diversity of Life, (Co-instructor) Trinity University

1999, 2001: Evolution, Ecology and Diversity of Life Laboratory, Trinity University

1999  Spring: Part-time Instructor in Comparative Anatomy, University of Kentucky

1997  Spring: Teaching Assistant in Parasitology, University of Kentucky

1996  Fall: Teaching Assistant in Human Ecology, University of Kentucky

1995-1997  Guest lecturer in Evolutionary Biology, Transylvania University

1995-1996  Teaching Assistant in Invertebrate Zoology, University of Kentucky

1995  Spring: Team-taught Field Methods in Ecology, University of Kentucky

1994-1995  Part-time Instructor in General Biology for Science Majors, University of Kentucky

1992  Guest lecturer in biology at El Cerrito High School, El Cerrito, California

Student Trainees:

Current graduate students: Katie Duffield (ecology of communal roosting in White-tailed kites), Michelle Ocken (local migratory behaviors of burrowing owls), Stephanie Foster (pintail duck mating systems), Jeremey Ashe (migration and ecology of Eurasian wigeon), Brian Taylor (role of kinship in communal aphids)

Former graduate students:

Sheila Whitmore (Master’s Thesis: population biology of spotted owls), Rick Wittsell (thesis: seasonal home range size variation in female Columbian black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus columbianus)), Colin Purdy (thesis: sex allocation in galling aphids), Jessa Guisse (thesis: Agricultural potential of native and non-native Osmia bees), John Campbell (social behavior of galling aphids)

Service on the committees of the following graduate students: Andy Simpson (fruit size and effects of latitude and altitude in Arctostaphylos), Jackson Shedd (morphological asymmetry in fence lizards), Eric Hansen (conservation ecology of Giant Garter Snakes), Mariah Garr (aquatic invertebrate communities), Meghan Gilbert (ecology and conservation of Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle), Briony Gniechwitz (physiological ecology of California poppies), Kyle Hartwigsen (conservation ecology of frogs), John Hunt (riparian restoration), Glen Lubcke (turtle ecology and population biology), Al Kannely (ecology of Calochortus lilies), David Kelly (population biology of Western Pond Turtles), Gary Lechner (ecology of turtle foraging), Eric Olson (herpetofauna of Sutter Buttes), Alan Raetz (DEET sensitivity in Drosophila),Alicia Seesholtz (larval fish ecology), Ryan Brosius (aquatic assessment).

Undergraduate students: La Khang, Deb Rojas.

Former undergraduate students: Melissa Ng, Johnny Ratcliff, Dan Shipman, Maria Corrales, Jon Budhram, Brooke Bentley, Jesse Yang, Mandi McKay, Kelly Pool, Stephen Manifor, Erin Ditlove, Andrew Tuccillo, Rachel Rados, Anthony Rudick, Melissa Taylor, Nicholas Farmer, Cheryl O’Brien, Chris Edwards, Steven Manifor, Shandin Rudesill, Karen Tandy, Kevin Marr, Michelle Sopoliga, Robby Hoffman, Marirose Dunbar, Camille Jacoby, Darren Rocheleau.

Volunteers:

Tim Camuti, Scott Gregory, Jessa Guisse

Student Accomplishments:

Stevie Foster

2010  Internship: Raptor surveys on the Yukon Delta NWR, Alaska

Megan Fischer

2009 Dorthea Powers Scholarship recipient

Brian Taylor

2007  Student Research Grant, CSU, Chico Graduate School: Relatedness among communal galling aphids as determined by AFLP analysis $500

2007  Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve Student Research Grant: Relatedness among communal galling aphids as determined by AFLP analysis $1335

Jessa Guisse

2008  Hired as California Pollinator Outreach Coordinator for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

2007  founded own pollination service company, “Pollination Solutions”

Robby Hoffman

2006 Omicron Theta Epsilon Research Scholarship $487

Kevin Marr

2009  Hired as Environmental Scientist with California Department of Water Resources

Colin Purdy

2009  Hired as Lead Fisheries Biologist on the Yuba River, CA Department of Water Resources

2006 Presented (with co-author Don Miller) “Examining sex allocation in Tamalia coweni (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in response to nutrient variability in Arctostaphylos patula” at CSU, Chico’s College of Natural Sciences’ Second Annual Poster Session

2006 Winner, Graduate Student Research Competition. Presented “Examining sex allocation in Tamalia coweni (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in response to nutrient variability in Arctostaphylos patula” at the 20th annual California State University system-wide student research competition at CSU, Channel Islands (all expenses paid).

2005 Presented “Examining sex allocation in Tamalia coweni (Hemiptera: Aphididae) in response to nutrient variability in Arctostaphylos patula” at Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

2005 Parry Environmental Scholarship Award $1000

Anthony Rudick

2005 Admission to UC Berkeley School of Optometry

Rick Wittsell

2004  California Deer Association habitat grant $8396

Publications (*peer-reviewed; student co-author):

*Miller III, D. G., Lane, J. and Senock, R. (submitted). Butterflies as bioindicators of primary rain forest and oil palm plantation habitats on New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Pacific Conservation Biology.

* Guisse, J. K. and D. G. Miller III (submitted). Distribution and habitat preferences of Osmia lignaria (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae) and associated cavity-nesting insects in California’s Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills. Pan-Pacific Entomologist.

*Pike, K.S., Graf, G., Foottit, R.G., Maw, H.E.L., Starý, P., Hammon, R. and D.G. Miller (2009). New species of Braggia (Hemiptera: Aphididae) on desert buckwheat in the western United States. Canadian Entomologist 141: 561-581.

* Donald G. Miller III, Christopher T. Ivey & Jackson D. Shedd (2009). Support for the microenvironment hypothesis for adaptive value of gall induction in the California gall wasp, Andricus quercuscalifornicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae). Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 132: 126-133.

*Tanaka, Y., Hayashi, T., Miller III, D.G., Tainaka, K., and J. Yoshimura (2009).

Breeding Games and Dimorphism in Male Salmon. Animal Behaviour 77: 1409-1413.

Miller, D.G. (2007, 2008, 2009) North American Butterfly Association Annual Reports on diversity and abundance of North American Lepidoptera (compiler).

Miller, D. (2007). The Honeybee Mystery: Entomologist Discusses Colony Collapse Disorder. Solicited article in Inside Chico State, May 10, 2007.

*Miller III, D. G. (2005). Ecology and radiation of galling aphids (Tamalia; Hemiptera: Aphididae) on their host plants (Ericaceae). Basic and Applied Ecology 6: 463-469 (Special feature: Gall-inducing insects - nature’s most sophisticated herbivores)

Miller, Donald G. (2005). Review of Evolution of Ecological and Behavioural Diversity: Australian Acacia Thrips as Model OrganismsSystematic Entomology 30 (1): 177-178.

Miller III, D. G. (2005).  Review of The Triumph of Sociobiology, by John Alcock.  Sociobiology 45: 205-208.

* Miller III, D. G. (2004). The ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae).  Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97: 1233-1241.

* Farmer, N.A., Ribble, D.O. and D.G. Miller III (2004). Influence of familiarity on shoaling behaviour in Texas shiner (Notropis amabilis) Girard and blacktail shiner (Cyprinella venusta) Girard.  Journal of Fish Biology 64: 776-782.

*Miller III, D. G. and B. Crespi (2003). The evolution of inquilinism, host-plant use, and mitochondrial substitution rates in Tamalia gall aphids.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 731-743. 

*Miller III, D. G. and F. L. W. Ratnieks (2001).  The timing of worker reproduction and breakdown of policing behaviour in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) societies.  Insectes Sociaux 48: 178-184.

*Miller III, D. G. and L. Avilés (2000).  Sex ratio and brood size in a monophagous outcrossing gall aphid, Tamalia coweni (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Evolutionary Ecology Research 2: 745-759.

*Miller III, D. G. and M. J. Sharkey (2000).  An inquiline species of Tamalia co-occurring with Tamalia coweni (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Pan-Pacific Entomologist 76: 77-86.

*Miller III, D. G. (1998).  Consequences of communal gall occupation and a test for kin discrimination in the aphid Tamalia coweni (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 43: 95-103.

*Miller III, D. G. (1998).  Life history, ecology and communal behaviour of the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni (Cockerell) (Homoptera: Aphididae).  Journal of Natural History 32: 351-366.

*Lauer, M. J., Krupa, J. J., Haskins, K. E., and D. G. Miller III (1996).  New county records for the West Virginia White (Lepidoptera: Pieridae: Pieris virginiensis) in Kentucky.  Transactions of the Kentucky Academy of Science 57: 128-129.

*Miller III, D. G. (1995).  An isolated population of the Bog Elfin (Incisalia lanoraieensis) (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae) in central New York.  Journal of the New York Entomological Society 103(1): 121-122.

*Ratnieks, F. L. W. and D. G. Miller (1993).  Division of honey bees during swarming.  Animal Behaviour 46: 803-805.

*Ratnieks, F. L. W. and D. G. Miller (1993).  Two polygyne overwintered nests of Vespula vulgaris from California.  Psyche 100: 43-50.

Miller, D. G. and F. L. W. Ratnieks (1992)  Onset of worker reproduction in queenless honey bee colonies.  Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference.  American Bee Journal 132: 812.

*Panter-brick, C., Miller, D. G., and M. Eggerman (1992).  Hemoglobin levels and step test performance of men and women in Nepal.  American Journal of Human Biology 4: 481-491.

Invited seminars (all of the following were delivered orally):

2010  Expedition Papua New Guinea 2006-2010 (with John Lane and Randy Senock). Sierra Nevada Brewery Big Room, Chico, CA.

2010  Gall induction by Tamalia aphids lowers seed set in Arctostaphylos patula. Northern California Botanists 2010 Symposium, January 11.

2009  The Role of Dispersal in the Exploitation of Communal Galling. AAAS Pacific Division Annual Meeting, California Academy of Sciences and San Francisco State University, San Francisco.

2008  Expedition Papua New Guinea 2007: Focus on Butterfly Biodiversity (with John Lane). Northern California Natural History Museum’s “Lectures Without Walls” series. Chico, CA.

2007  Butterflies, Biskets, and Betel Nuts: Don Miller’s Adventures in Papua New Guinea. Department of Biological Sciences, California State University, Chico.

2007  Primitive social behavior and its exploitation in Tamalia galling aphids. Department of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

2006  The importance of Medical Entomology in relationship to invertebrates other than mosquitoes. Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District Annual Training Session, Oroville, CA.

2005  From the showy to the secretive: Bidwell Park’s insects and the plants they need.  Northern California Natural History Museum’s “Lectures Without Walls” series. Chico, CA.

2004  Social behavior and its exploitation in gall-dwelling aphids.  Department of Biology, San Francisco State University.

2004  The ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia gall aphids.  XXII International Congress of Entomology, Brisbane, Australia.  

2004  Social behavior and its exploitation in gall-dwelling aphids. Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis.

2003  The secret lives of aphids in manzanita galls.  California Native Plant Society, Mount Lassen Chapter, Chico, CA.

2003  Foundresses and squatters: communal living in gall-dwelling aphids.  Department of Science, Shasta College, Redding, CA.

2002  Origins of congeneric inquilines in Tamalia galling aphids. XIV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.  Hokkaido University, Japan.  Co-presenter: Bernard J. Crespi, Simon Fraser University.

2000  Foundresses and squatters: communal living in gall-dwelling aphids.  Department of Biology, Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.

2000  An inquiline aphid, Tamalia inquilinus, n. sp., co-occupying galls of the communal aphid Tamalia coweni (Homoptera: Aphididae).  XXI International Congress of Entomology, Iguassu Falls, Brazil.

1999  Kinship and communal gall occupation in the aphid Tamalia coweni.  XIII International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects.  University of Adelaide, Australia.

1998  Founders, squatters and the exploitation of communal behavior in galling aphids.  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

1997  Life history, ecology and communal gall occupation in the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni.  University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.

 

1996  Life history, ecology and communal behavior of the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni.  The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

1996  Factors affecting communal gall occupation in the aphid Tamalia coweni.  XX International Congress of Entomology, Florence, Italy.

1996  Life history, ecology and communal gall occupation in the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni.  Imperial College at Silwood Park, Ascot, U.K.

Submitted presentations (the following were delivered orally, except *poster presentations) (student co-author):

2010  Brood parasitism of neighbors by inquilines in Tamalia galling aphids. XVI International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen. 

 

*2010  Using GPS to track relative rates of dispersal in gall-inducing aphids and inquilines from source to sink host plants at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (with Johnny Ratcliff and Colleen Hatfield). CSU, Chico College of Natural Sciences 6th Annual Poster Session.

*2009  Support for the microenvironment hypothesis for adaptive value of gall induction in the California Gallfly, Andricus californicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) (with Chris Ivey and Jackson Shedd). CSU, Chico College of Natural Sciences 5th Annual Poster Session.

*2008  Support for the microenvironment hypothesis for adaptive value of gall induction in the California Gallfly, Andricus californicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) (with Chris Ivey and Jackson Shedd). Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Reno, NV.

2007  Testing the microenvironment hypothesis for adaptive value of gall induction in the California Gallfly, Andricus californicus (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae).Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

*2007 The Effects of Host Plant Quality, Soil Composition and Associated Vegetation on Colonization Rates by the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (with Joe Silveira, Colleen Hatfield, Meghan Gilbert and Marcel Holyoak). Sacramento River Restoration Science Conference, Chico, CA

 

2006  The Effects of Host Plant Quality, Soil Composition and Associated Vegetation on Colonization Rates by the Valley Elderberry Longhorn Beetle (with Joe Silveira, Colleen Hatfield, Meghan Gilbert and Marcel Holyoak). Bureau of Reclamation, Sacramento, CA.

*2006  Differential rates of inter-gall dispersal in Tamalia gall-inducers and inquilines (Aphididae). XV International Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Washington, DC. 

2005  Implications of Reproductive Mode and Dispersal for Social Behavior in Tamalia Galling Aphids. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL.

2004  Ecology of inquilinism in communally parasitic Tamalia aphids (Hemiptera: Aphididae).  Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2003  Evolution of congeneric inquilines in Tamalia galling aphids.  Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2003  Evolution of inquilinism and host-plant use in Tamalia galling aphids.  Joint Meeting of the Society for the Study of Evolution, Society of Systematic Biologists, and American Society of Naturalists, California State University, Chico.

2001  A preliminary phylogeny of Tamalia galling aphids and their congeneric parasites.  Eighth Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Aarhus, Denmark.

*2001  A preliminary phylogeny of social galling aphids on manzanita and madrone.  Blodgett Forest Research Symposium, Blodgett Forest Research Station, Georgetown, California. 

2000  Squatters in Gall Aphid Societies.  Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas.

 

*1998  Does kinship mediate communal gall occupation in the aphid Tamalia coweni?  Third International Symposium on Molecular Insect Science, Snowbird, Utah.

1997  Morph investment strategies within and among populations of a gall aphid.  University of Kentucky Conference on Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and the Environment, Lexington, KY.

1996  Kinship and communal gall occupation in the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid, Tamalia coweni.  Midwest Animal Behavior Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

1996  The role of kinship during communal gall formation in the aphid Tamalia coweni.  Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Louisville, Kentucky.

1996  Thomas Hunt Morgan and the Biology of the Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid.  University of Kentucky Conference on Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and the Environment, Lexington, KY.

1995  Does the communally galling aphid Tamalia coweni tend to associate according to kin?  Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

1995  Fitness consequences of communal galling in Tamalia coweni.  Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.

1994  Reproductive strategies of a cloning gall-maker: are Tamalia aphids making the best of a bad job?  University of Kentucky, Center for Evolutionary Ecology conference: Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and the Environment.

1994  Does the communally galling Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphid tend to associate according to kinship?  University of Kentucky, Center for Evolution, Ecology and Behavior Conference on Male-Female Sexual Conflict, Lexington, KY.

1994  Conflict over the onset of worker reproduction in queenless honey bee societies.  Midwest Animal Behavior Conference, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

*1993  Breakdown of mutual prevention of worker male-production in queenless honey bee societies. Animal Behaviour Society meeting, Davis, CA.

1993  The social biology of Manzanita Leaf-gall Aphids.  Sagehen Creek Field Station Annual Research Review, Truckee, CA.

1992  Onset of worker reproduction in queenless honey bee colonies.  American Bee Research Conference, College Station, TX.

1991  Onset of worker reproduction in queenless honey bee colonies.  Social Insect Conference, Stanford University, CA.

*1990  Health and work loads in a Nepalese village.  IV International Congress of Ecology, Yokohama, Japan.

Continuing Education:

2010  Participant in post-symposium workshop: Restoring riparian habitats on the Sacramento River Floodplain, Northern California Botanists 2010 Symposium, January 13

2007, 2009  Participant in CSUC-sponsored research expedition to Papua New Guinea, to survey primary rain forest habitats using butterflies as indicators of biodiversity

2007  Summer training fellowship on enhancing technical skills in applied aphid taxonomy, with Dr. David Voegtlin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2007  Participant, “The Interface between Research and Management in Northern California Botany,” conference, CSU, Chico

2006  Participant, “This Way to Sustainability” Conference, CSU, Chico

2006  Participant, Butte Environmental Council conference “Vernal Pool Complexes of the Northstate: Biology, Conservation and Management.”

2006  Participant, CSU, Chico Western Regional Conference and Expo “Towards Sustainability”

2005  Participant, National Science Foundation Day workshop on grant-writing, Sacramento State University.

2004  Participant, Friends of the Jepson Herbarium workshop on Arctostaphylos, Hastings Reservation, Carmel Valley, CA

2003  Participant, Friends of the Biological Sciences Herbarium workshop on Arctostaphylos, CSU, Chico

2001  Participant, Associated Colleges of the South Workshop on Alliances to Monitor the Environment, Trinity University.

2001  Participant, Associated Colleges of the South Environmental Initiative Workshop, Stone Mountain, Georgia

2001  Participant, The Sierra Club's conference on Water for People and the Environment, Trinity University.

2001  Participant, Texas Core Knowledge Content Conference, Trinity University.

2000  Participant, Associated Colleges of the South (ACS) Science Education for Non-science Majors Workshop, Trinity University

1999  Participant, Research Link 2000 Institute Workshop (sponsored by Council on Undergraduate Research), Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan

 

Society memberships

California Faculty Association, California Teachers Association, Entomological Society of America, Friends of the Biological Sciences Herbarium (California State University, Chico), International Union for the Study of Social Insects, National Education Association, Sigma Xi, Pacific Coast Entomological Society.

 

Conservation and Community memberships:

The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, Union of Concerned Scientists.

Referee activities:

Grant proposals

National Science Foundation, Program in Animal Behavior; NSF, Behavioral Systems Cluster, Research Initiation Grant

Journals

Annals of the Entomological Society of America (Mar 2010), Biodiversity and Conservation (Oct 2010), Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (at least 2), Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; Ecological Entomology; Behavioral Ecology; Insectes Sociaux; Journal of Tropical Forest Science; Journal of Apicultural Research; Naturwissenschaften; Journal of Insect Behavior; Animal Behaviour; Oriental Insects

Book reviews

A Brief Guide to Biology, with Physiology, 1st edition (D. Krogh, Pearson Prentice-Hall)

Biology of the Invertebrates, 5th edition  (J.A. Pechenik, McGraw-Hill Higher Education)

Faculty 1000—brief commentaries recommending outstanding articles

Merckx & Bidartondo, Proc. Roy. Soc. B 275: 1029-1035 (2008), with Wayne Getz, U.C. Berkeley

Book review in brief

Essentials of Ecology, 2nd edition (C.R. Townsend, M. Begon and J. L. Harper, Blackwell)

Chapter reviews  

The Other Insect Societies (J.A. Costa, Harvard University Press)

Plant Galls of California (Ron Russo, University of California Press)

Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands: Ecology and Interactions in Grassland Habitats,

(eds Joseph D. Shorthouse, Kevin D. Floate and Rosemarie DeClerck-Floate)

Service to the Profession:

2010  Served on Project Review Team of proposal on pest management submitted to Washington State University’s Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center

2010  Served as Outside Reviewer of Shasta College Life Sciences Program

2006  Served as Outside Examiner in oral examination of Nate Hardy, doctoral candidate with Dr. Penny Gullan in the Department of Entomology, UC Davis

2005 Co-organized and moderated symposium, “The Other Social Arthropods,” at 2005 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale FL.

2004  Moderated Panel at 2004 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City: “Apiculture and Social Insects.”

Service to the Department, the College and the University:

2010  Honors Program Curriculum Committee

2009  Department of Biological Sciences Personnel Committee

2005-2009  College of Natural Sciences Technical Advisory Committee for Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve

2008, 2009  Interviewed by the Chico News & Review about conducting North American Butterfly Association-sponsored surveys of butterflies in Chico

2008  Facilitated forum following presentation of the film “Garden Insects

at Greendance Film Festival, CSU, Chico

2007  Academic Senate: A.S. Environmental Affairs Council

2007  Was interviewed by the campus newspaper “Orion” for article on honey bees

2007  Represented Biological Sciences Department at meeting with WASC reviewer Dr. Andrew Grosovsky during his campus visit

2006  Examined entomological forensic evidence for Dr. P. Willey, of the Human Identification Laboratory  at CSU, Chico

2006-2009  Conducted survey on species richness and abundance of butterflies at the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve (BCCER)

2003-2009  Guest lecturer in Biology 101 and Biology 600

2006  General Education Advisory Committee (Subcommittee)

2008  Curriculum Committee (Chair)

2005-2008  Service on BCCER Technical Advisory Committee

2005  Ad hoc General Education Science Committee

2004-2005  Administered internship program on Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer

2004-2008  Academic Funding Committee

2003-2008  Development and Outreach Committee (have served as Chair)

2003-2007  Graduate Advisory Committee

2003-2006  Ad hoc Hiring Committees, Biological Sciences

2003-2008  Thesis Committees for fifteen Master’s Degree Candidates

2003  Participated in Elder Hostel program

2003  Vesta Holt Scholarship Committee

2003  Eagle Lake Field Station Advisory Board

Community service:

2010  Presented “The Secret Life of Bees” at Chico Museum, Aug 22.

2010  Interviewed for “The Secret Life of Bees” on “I-5 Live” radio talk show, KCHO, Chico, July 19.

2010  Presented part of University Entomology Collection (together with General Entomology Zach Baroni and Kurtis Westbrook) to Maria Ramirez’s second-grade class at  Rosedale Elementary School, Chico, CA

2010  Expedition Papua New Guinea 2007, 2009.  St. John’s Episcopal Church Adult Forum, Chico, CA.

2009-2010  Served as Judge in Chico Science Fair

2010  Hosted Demonstration Lab at Gateway Science Museum’s Open House, March 27

2010  Helped host “Darwin Day” open house at Gateway Museum, Chico, CA, February 19

2009  Hosted Demonstration Lab at Gateway Science Museum’s Open House, December 12

2009  Helped design exhibit based on material from the CSU, Chico Entomology Collection for the Chico Creek Nature Center’s new building, with student Melissa Ng

2009  Presented part of University Entomology Collection (together with General Entomology students Anastacia Allen, Nicholas Giannecchini, and Debra Rojas) to Leticia Kinslow’s first-grade class, and to Ulises Tellechea’s sixth-grade class at  Rosedale Elementary School, Chico, CA

2009  Moderated public forum (with Chris Ivey) as part of “Darwin Day” events commemorating Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday, at Barnes & Noble bookstore, Chico, CA

2005-2008  Presented at Family Safari event at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, sponsored by Northern California Natural History Museum, Chico, CA

2008  Presented insects to the public at the Chico and Paradise Branches of the Butte County Library

2008  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology student Melissa Ng) to Lisa Dauwalder’s kindergarten class at  Nord Country School, and to Montessori Elementary School, Chico, CA

2008  Moderated public forum (with Chris Ivey) on David Quammen’s book The Reluctant Mr. Darwin at Barnes & Noble bookstore, Chico, CA

2008  Presented butterfly specimens from expedition to Papua New Guinea as part of public presentation, Sierra Nevada Brewery, Chico, CA

2007  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology students Brooke Bentley and Iris Ott) to pre-school children at Chico Montessori Children’s House, and to Rachel Tadeo’s 4th-grade class at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA

2006  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology students Stephen Manifor and Karen Tandy) to pre-school children at Chico Montessori Children’s House, and to Peter Hollingsworth’s 3rd-grade class at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA

2005  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology student Dawn White) to Don Kinslow’s 2nd-grade class at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA

2005  Helped design exhibit based on material from the CSU, Chico Entomology Collection for the Bidwell Park Centennial: “100 Years of Gratitude,” opened in February at the Chico Museum

2004  Presented at Family Day event at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, sponsored by Northern California Natural History Museum, Chico, CA

2004  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology student Meredith Lowe) to two 1st-grade classes at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA

2003  Hosted CSU, Chico Economic Entomology class for tour of University insect collection

2003  Presented part of University insect collection to Susan Kirk’s 5th- and 6th-grade classes at Hooker Oak School, Chico, CA

2003  Helped lead tour of Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve for Evolution Meeting conferees, Chico, CA

2003  Presented part of University insect collection to Priscilla Montgomery’s kindergarten class at Citrus Elementary School, Chico, CA

2003  Presented to The Exchange Club of Durham, CA

2002  Invitation to the Core Knowledge National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

1999  Examiner in mock interview for Rhodes Scholarship candidate, Trinity University.

1999  Participant in conservation workshop for campus arboretum, Trinity University.

1998  Organizer and participant on panel on community service, University of Arizona .

1996-1997  Judge, Glendover School science fair, Lexington, KY.

1994-1997  Participant in educational outreach program at University of Kentucky.

1993  Student Representative, Graduate Admissions Committee, U.C. Berkeley.

1992-1993  Volunteer, U.C. Berkeley outreach program for local high schools.

1992  Steward, Association of Graduate Student Employees, U.C. Berkeley.

Conservation Biology:

1991-2010  Organized and participated in Annual North American Butterfly Association Fourth of July Butterfly Counts in California, Kentucky and Arizona.

2000-2002  Surveyed invertebrates of Salado Creek, San Antonio, Texas for contribution to Salado Creek Foundation watershed data-base.

1990 Contributor to survey of British butterflies, published in Butterflies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, by James Asher (1994).

References:

Professor Wayne M. Getz

Chancellor's Professor

Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

201 Wellman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA  94720

tel. (510) 642-8745

fax (510) 642-7428

e-mail: getz@nature.berkeley.edu

Professor Nancy A. Moran

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

310 Biosciences West

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721

tel. (520) 621-3581

fax (520) 621-9791

e-mail: nmoran@email.arizona.edu

Professor Andrew Sih

Department of Environmental Science and Policy

University of California

Davis, CA 95616

tel. (530) 754-7243

fax: (530) 752-3350

e-mail: asih@ucdavis.edu

Professor Francis L. W. Ratnieks

Biology and Environmental Science

University of Sussex

Brighton,
BN1 9RH
United Kingdom

tel. +44 1273 872954

e-mail: F.Ratnieks@sussex.ac.uk

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; Naturwissenschaften; Behavioral Ecology; Journal of Tropical Forest Science

Book review

  • Biology of the Invertebrates, 5th edition  (J.A. Pechenik, McGraw-Hill Higher Education)
  • Chapter review on social behavior of aphids
  • The Other Insect Societies (J.A. Costa, Harvard University Press)

Service to the Profession:

  • Moderated Panel at Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City: “Apiculture and Social Insects.”

Service to the Department and the University:

  • 2005  General Education Science Committee
  • 2004  Administered internship program on Chronic Wasting Disease in Mule Deer
  • 2004  Academic Funding Committee
  • 2003-2005  Development and Outreach Committee (Chair)
  • 2003-2005  Graduate Advisory Committee
  • 2003-2005  Ad hoc Hiring Committees, Biological Sciences
  • 2003  Participated in Elder Hostel program
  • 2003-2004  Thesis Committees for seven Master’s Degree Candidates
  • 2003  Vesta Holt Scholarship Committee
  • 2003  Eagle Lake Field Station Advisory Board

Community service:

  • 2005  Presented at Family Safari event at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, sponsored by Northern California Natural History Museum, Chico, CA
  • 2005  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology student Dawn White) to Don Kinslow’s 2nd-grade class at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA
  • 2005  Helped design exhibit based on material from the CSU, Chico Entomology Collection for the Bidwell Park Centennial: “100 Years of Gratitude,” opened in February at the Chico Museum
  • 2004  Presented at Family Day event at Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, sponsored by Northern California Natural History Museum, Chico, CA
  • 2004  Presented part of University insect collection (together with General Entomology student Meredith Lowe) to two 1st-grade classes at Parkview Elementary School, Chico, CA
  • 2003  Hosted CSU, Chico Economic Entomology class for tour of University insect collection
  • 2003  Presented part of University insect collection to Susan Kirk’s 5th- and 6th-grade classes at Hooker Oak School, Chico, CA
  • 2003  Helped lead tour of Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve for Evolution Meeting conferees, Chico, CA
  • 2003  Presented part of University insect collection to Priscilla Montgomery’s kindergarten class at Citrus Elementary School, Chico, CA
  • 2003  Presented to The Exchange Club of Durham, CA
  • 2002  Invitation to the Core Knowledge National Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.
  • 2001  Participant, Associated Colleges of the South Workshop on Alliances to Monitor the Environment, Trinity University.
  • 2001  Participant, Associated Colleges of the South Environmental Initiative Workshop, Stone Mountain, Georgia
  • 2001  Participant, The Sierra Club's conference on Water for People and the Environment, Trinity University.
  • 2001  Volunteer, Texas Core Knowledge Content Conference, Trinity University.
  • 1999  Examiner in mock interview for Rhodes Scholarship candidate, Trinity University.
  • 1999  Participant in conservation workshop for campus arboretum, Trinity University.
  • 1998  Organizer and participant on panel on community service, University of Arizona .
  • 1996-1997  Judge, Glendover School science fair, Lexington, KY.
  • 1994-1997  Participant in educational outreach program at University of Kentucky.
  • 1993  Student Representative, Graduate Admissions Committee, U.C. Berkeley.
  • 1992-1993  Volunteer, U.C. Berkeley outreach program for local high schools.
  • 1992  Steward, Association of Graduate Student Employees, U.C. Berkeley.

Conservation Biology:

  • 2000-2002  Surveyed invertebrates of Salado Creek, San Antonio, Texas for contribution to Salado Creek Foundation watershed data-base.
  • 1991-1998  Volunteer and group leader in Annual North American Butterfly Association Surveys in California, Kentucky and Arizona.
  • 1990 Contributor to survey of British butterflies, published in Butterflies of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, by James Asher (1994).