Curriculum Vitae

THOMAS O. CRIST

Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall

Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056

thomas.crist@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

1982

BA Biology, McPherson College, McPherson, KS

1984

MFS Forest Ecology, Yale University, Forestry & Environmental Studies, New Haven, CT

1990

PhD Biology-Ecology, Utah State University, Logan, UT

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-

Chair, Department of Biology, Miami University, Oxford, OH

2011-15

Director, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University, Oxford OH

2013-

Faculty Affiliate, Myaamia Center, Miami University, Oxford OH

2009-

Faculty Associate, PhD Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Miami University, Oxford OH

2009-

Faculty Affiliate, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University, Oxford OH

2005-

Professor, Department of Biology, Miami University, Oxford OH

2003-04

Interim Director, Ecology Research Center, Miami University, Oxford OH

2000-05

Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH

1994-00

Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford OH

1990-94

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Ft Collins CO

1985-89

Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, Utah State University, Logan UT

1984-85

Research Technician, Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT

1983-84

Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, Yale University, New Haven CT

1983

Research Technician, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven CT

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Ecological Society of America

International Association for Landscape Ecology

Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

HONORS AND AWARDS

2016

Award of Distinction, Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University

2014

Altman Fellow, Humanities Center, Miami University

2012

Selected as Member of the Rapid Response Team, Ecological Society of America

2002

Fellow of the Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University

1995

Best Publication in Landscape Ecology, International Association for Landscape Ecology, KA With and TO Crist. Ecology 76: 2446-2459. (Cited >400 times)

1982-84

Academic Scholarship, Yale University

1982

Graduated magna cum laude, McPherson College

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Effects of land use on biodiversity

Insect-plant interactions

Environmental impacts on populations and communities

Spatial analysis and modeling

Statistical ecology

Roles of animals in ecosystems

Animal movements and spatial structure in populations

Landscape ecology

Conservation biology

PUBLICATIONS (90 journal articles; 3 book chapters; Web of Science h-index=39, >6,300 citations; Google Scholar h-index=51, >9,700 citations)

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Peebles-Spencer, JR, DL Gorchov and TO Crist. In press. Effects of an invasive shrub, Lonicera maackii, and a generalist herbivore, white-tailed deer, on forest floor plant community composition. Forest Ecology and Management.

Keane, B, FR Castelli, H Davis, TO Crist and NG Solomon. In press. Effects of avpr1a length polymorphism on male social behavior and reproduction in semi-natural populations of prairie voles (Microtus orchrogaster). Ethology.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2017. Ant species assembly in constructed grasslands is structured by patch and landscape level processes. Insect Conservation and Diversity 10: 180-191.

Mahon, MB, KU Campbell and TO Crist. 2017. Effectiveness of Winkler litter extraction and pitfall traps in sampling of ant communities and functional groups in a temperate forest. Environmental Entomology 46: 470-479.

Campbell KU and TO Crist. 2016. Species traits and environmental characteristics together regulate ant-associated biodiversity. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6397-6408.

Peters VE, KU Campbell, G Dienno, M Garcia, E Leake, C Loyke, M Ogle, B Steinly and TO Crist. 2016. Ants and plants as indicators of biodiversity, ecosystem services, and conservation value in constructed grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 25: 1481-1501.

Wayland H, R Manderino, TO Crist and KJ Haynes. 2015. Microbial pesticide application during defoliater outbreaks may reduce loss of forest beetle richness. Ecosphere 6: Article 93.

Keane B, S Ross, TO Crist and NG Solomon. 2015. Fine scale spatial patterns of genetic relatedness among resident adult prairie voles. Journal of Mammalogy 128: 1-9.

Zhang J, PJ Hou, and TO Crist. 2014. Partitioning of alpha and beta diversity using hierarchical Bayesian models of species distribution and abundance. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 21: 611-625.

Manderino R, TO Crist and KJ Haynes. 2014. Lepidoptera-specific insecticide used to suppress gypsy moth outbreaks may benefit non-target forest Lepidoptera. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 16: 359-368.

Crist TO and VE Peters. 2014. Landscape and local controls of insect biodiversity in conservation grasslands: implications for the conservation of ecosystem service providers in agricultural environments. Land 3: 693-718.

Schmidt JM, TO Crist, K Wrinn and AR Rypstra. 2014. Prey availability and mutual interference influence foraging behavior in a generalist arthropod predator. Oecologia 175: 501-508.

Diekoetter T, and TO Crist. 2013. Quantifying habitat-specific contributions to insect diversity in agricultural mosaic landscapes. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6: 607-618.

Campbell KU, H Klompen, and TO Crist. 2013. The diversity and host specificity of mites (Acari) associated with ants (Formicidae): the roles of ecological and life-history traits of ant hosts. Insectes Sociaux 60: 31-41.

Stegen JC, AL Freestone, TO Crist, MJ Anderson, JM Chase, LS Comita, HV Cornell, KF Davies, SP Harrison, AH Hurlbert, BD Inouye, NJB Kraft, JA Myers, NJ Sanders, NG Swenson and M Vellend. 2013. Stochastic and deterministic drivers of spatial and temporal turnover in breeding bird communities. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 202-212.

Tscharntke T, JM Tylianakis, TA Rand, RK Didham, L Fahrig, P Batary, J Bengtsson, Y Clough, TO Crist, CF Dormann, RM Ewers, J Frund, RD Holt, A Holzschuh, AM Klein, D Kleijn, C Kremen, DA Landis, W Laurance, D Lindenmayer, C Scherber, N Sodhi, I Steffan-Dewenter, C Thies, W van der Putten and C Westphal. 2012. Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses. Biological Reviews 87: 661-685. (Featured by Faculty of 1000)

Streatfeild CA, KE Mabry, B Keane, TO Crist and NG Solomon. 2011. Intraspecific variability in the social and genetic mating systems of prairie voles (Microtus orchrogaster). Animal Behaviour 82: 1387-1398.

Kraft NJB, LS Comita, JM Chase, NJ Sanders, NG Swenson, TO Crist, JC Stegen, M Vellend, B Boyle, MJ Anderson, HV Cornell, KF Davies, AL Freestone, BD Inouye, SP Harrison and JA Myers. 2011. Disentangling the drivers of beta-diversity along latitudinal and elevational gradients. Science 333: 1755-1758. (Science cover story on 23 September 2011)

Anderson MJ, TO Crist, JM Chase, M Vellend, BD Inouye, AL Freestone, NJ Sanders, HV Cornell, KF Davies, SP Harrison, NJB Kraft, JC Stegen and NG Swenson. 2011. A unification of beta diversity concepts: a roadmap and compass for the practicing ecologist. Ecology Letters 14: 19-28. (Featured by Faculty of 1000)

Fahrig L, J Baudry, L Brotons, FG Burel, TO Crist, RJ Fuller, C Sirami, GM Siriwardena and J-L Martin. 2011. Functional heterogeneity and biodiversity of agricultural landscapes. Ecology Letters 14: 101-112.

Fisk MC, TJ Fahey, JH Sobieraj, AM Costello and TO Crist. 2011. Rhizosphere disturbance influences fungal colonization and community development on dead fine roots. Plant and Soil 341: 279-293.

Batary P, J Fischer, A Baldi, TO Crist and T Tscharntke. 2011. Does habitat heterogeneity increase farmland biodiversity? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 152-153.

Ockinger E, O Schweiger, TO Crist, JD Davis, DM Debinski, J Krauss, M Kuussaari, J Poyry, KS Summerville and R Bommarco. 2010. Life-history traits predict species responses to habitat area and isolation: a cross-continental synthesis. Ecology Letters 13: 969-979.

Veech JA and TO Crist. 2010. Statistical dependence in additive and multiplicative partitions of alpha and beta diversity. Ecology 91: 1964-1968.

Veech JA and TO Crist. 2010. Towards a unified view of diversity partitioning: a rejoinder. Ecology 91: 1988-1992.

Crist TO. 2009. Biodiversity, species interactions, and functional roles of ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in fragmented landscapes: a review. Myrmecological News 12: 3-13.

Haynes KJ and TO Crist. 2009. Insect herbivory in an experimental agroecosystem: the roles of habitat area, fragmentation, and the matrix. Oikos 118: 1477-1486.

Crowl TA, TO Crist, RR Parmenter, GE Belovsky and AE Lugo. 2008. The spread of invasive species and infectious disease as drivers of ecosystem change in an increasingly connected world. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 238-246.

Diekoetter T, R Billeter and TO Crist. 2008. Effects of landscape connectivity on the spatial distribution of insect diversity in agricultural mosaic landscapes. Basic and Applied Ecology 9: 298-307.

Solomon NG and TO Crist. 2008. Estimates of reproductive success for group living prairie voles, Microtus orchrogaster, in high density populations. Animal Behaviour 76: 881-892.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2008. Structure and conservation of lepidopteran communities in managed forests of eastern North America: a review. Canadian Entomologist 140: 475-494.

Stasek DJ, CE Bean and TO Crist. 2008. Butterfly abundance and movements among prairie patches: the roles of habitat quality, edge, and forest-matrix permeability. Environmental Entomology 37: 897-906.

Diekoetter T, KJ Haynes, D Mazeffa and TO Crist. 2007. Direct and indirect effects of habitat structure and matrix composition on species interactions among flower-visiting insects. Oikos 116: 1588-1598.

Tscharntke T, R Bommarco, Y Clough, TO Crist, D Kleijn, T Rand, J Tylianakis and S Vidal. 2007. Conservation biological control and enemy diversity on a landscape scale. Biological Control 43: 294-309.

Veech JA and TO Crist. 2007. Habitat and climate heterogeneity maintain beta-diversity of birds among landscapes within ecoregions. Global Ecology and Biogeography 16: 650-656.

Haynes KJ, T Diekoetter and TO Crist. 2007. Resource complementation and the response of an insect herbivore to habitat area and fragmentation. Oecologia 153: 511-520.

Hamback PA, KS Summerville, I Steffan-Dewenter, J Krauss, G Englund and TO Crist. 2007. Habitat specialization, body size, and family identity explain density-area relationships in Lepidoptera in a cross-continental comparison. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104: 8368-8373.

Diekoetter T, M Speelmans, F Dusoulier, WKRE van Wingerden, J-P Malfait, TO Crist, PJ Edwards and H Dietz. 2007. Effects of landscape structure on movement patterns of the flightless bush cricket Pholidoptera griseoaptera. Environmental Entomology 36: 90-98.

Gering JC, KA DeRannaux and TO Crist. 2007. Scale-dependence of effective specialization: its causes and implications for estimates of global species richness. Diversity and Distributions 13: 115-125.

Crist TO and JA Veech. 2006. Additive partitioning of rarefaction curves and species-area relationships: unifying alpha, beta, and gamma diversity with sample size and habitat area. Ecology Letters 9: 923-932.

Crist TO, SV Pradhan-Devare and KS Summerville. 2006. Spatial variation in insect community and species responses to habitat loss and plant community composition. Oecologia 147: 510-521.

Summerville KS, TD Wilson, JA Veech and TO Crist. 2006. Do body size and diet breadth affect partitioning of species diversity? A test with forest Lepidoptera. Diversity and Distributions 12: 91-99.

De Los Santos A, F Ferrer, JP Nicholas and TO Crist. 2006. Thermal habitat and life history of two congeneric species of darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) on Tenerife (Canary Islands). Journal of Arid Environments 65: 363-383.

Killian KA, LC Snell, R Ammarell and TO Crist. 2006. Suppression of escape behaviour during mating in the cricket Acheta domesticus. Animal Behaviour 72: 487-502.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2005. Temporal scaling of species accumulation in forest Lepidoptera. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 3393-3406.

Summerville KS, LM Ritter and TO Crist. 2004. Moth taxa as indicators of lepidopteran biodiversity and habitat disturbance in eastern deciduous forests. Biological Conservation 116: 9-18.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2004. Contrasting effects of habitat quantity and quality on moth communities in fragmented landscapes. Ecography 27: 3-12.

Veech, JA, TO Crist, and KS Summerville. 2003. Intraspecific aggregation decreases local species diversity of arthropods. Ecology 84: 3376-3383.

Crist TO, JA Veech, KS Summerville and JC Gering. 2003. Partitioning species diversity across landscapes and regions: a hierarchical analysis of a, b, and g diversity. American Naturalist 162: 734-743.

Summerville KS, TO Crist, JK Kahn and JC Gering. 2003. The community structure of arboreal caterpillars (Lepidoptera) within and among four tree species of the eastern deciduous forest. Ecological Entomology 28: 747-757.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2003. Determinants of lepidopteran community composition and species diversity and community composition in eastern deciduous forests: roles of season, ecoregion, and patch size. Oikos 100: 134-148.

Gering JC, TO Crist and JA Veech. 2003. Additive partitioning of species diversity across multiple spatial scales: implications for regional conservation of biodiversity. Conservation Biology 17: 488-499.

Summerville KS, MJ Boulware, JA Veech and TO Crist. 2003. Spatial variation in species diversity and composition of forest Lepidoptera: patterns and implications for conservation. Conservation Biology 17: 1045-1057.

Veech JA, KS Summerville, TO Crist and JC Gering. 2002. The additive partitioning of diversity: recent revival on an old idea. Oikos 99: 3-9.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2002. Effects of timber harvest practices on forest moths (Lepidoptera): community, guild, and species responses. Ecological Applications 12: 820-835.

Gering JC and TO Crist. 2002. The alpha-beta-regional relationship: providing new insights into local-regional patterns of species richness and scale dependence of diversity components. Ecology Letters 5: 433-444.

Summerville KS, JA Veech and TO Crist. 2002. Does variation in patch use among butterfly species contribute to nestedness at fine spatial scales? Oikos 97: 195-204.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2002. Guild designations and tests of the effects of the gypsy moth on native moth communities: a comment on Work and McCullough (2000). Environmental Entomology 34: 581-584.

Snyder SR, TO Crist and CF Friese. 2002. Variability in soil chemistry and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in ant-nest disturbances: the influence of topography, grazing, and region. Biology and Fertility of Soils 35: 406-413.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2001. Effects of experimental habitat fragmentation on patch use by butterflies and skippers (Lepidoptera). Ecology 82: 1360-1370.

Wiens JA, TO Crist, RH Day, SM Murphy and GS Hayward. 2001. A canonical correspondence analysis of the effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on marine bird communities. Ecological Applications 11: 828-839.

Summerville KS, EH Metzler and TO Crist. 2001. The diversity of Lepidoptera in Ohio forests at local and regional scales: how heterogeneous is the fauna? Annals of the Entomological Society of America 94: 583-591.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2001. The species richness of forest Lepidoptera in a fragmented landscape: a supplement to the checklist of moths of Butler County, Ohio. Great Lakes Entomologist 34: 1-18.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 2000. Experimental effects of habitat fragmentation on ants and rove beetles: patch area or edge? Oikos 90: 525-538.

MacMahon JA, JF Mull and TO Crist. 2000. Harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex spp.): their community and ecosystem influences. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 31: 265-91.

Gering JC and TO Crist. 2000. Patterns of beetle (Coleoptera) diversity in crowns of representative tree species in an old-growth temperature deciduous forest. Selbyana 21: 38-47.

Crist TO and JA Williams. 1999. Simulation of topographic and daily variation in colony activity of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) using a soil temperature model. Environmental Entomology 28: 659-668.

Carlson JM and TO Crist. 1999. Plant responses to pocket-gopher disturbances across pastures and topography. Journal of Range Management 52: 37-645.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1999. Experimental effects of habitat fragmentation on old-field canopy insects: species, guild, and community responses. Oecologia 118: 371-380.

Crist TO and RG Ahern. 1999. Effects of habitat patch size on the old-field distribution and abundance of ground beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Environmental Entomology 28: 681-689.

Tracy KN, DM Golden and TO Crist. 1998. The spatial distribution of termite activity in grazed and ungrazed Chihuahuan desert grassland. Journal of Arid Environments 40: 77-90.

Crist TO. 1998. The spatial distribution of termites in shortgrass steppe: a geostatistical approach. Oecologia 114: 410-416.

Crist TO and JA Wiens. 1996. The distribution of ant colonies in a semiarid landscape: implications for community and ecosystem processes. Oikos 76: 301-311.

With KA and TO Crist. 1996. Translating across scales: simulating species distributions as the aggregate responses of individuals to heterogeneity. Ecological Modelling 93: 125-137.

Wiens JA, TO Crist, RH Day, SM Murphy and GS Hayward. 1996. Effects of the Exxon Valdez oil spill on marine bird communities in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Ecological Applications 6: 828-841.

Wiens JA, TO Crist, KA With and BT Milne. 1995. Fractal patterns of insect movement in microlandscape mosaics. Ecology 76: 663-666.

Crist TO and JA Wiens. 1995. Individual movements and estimation of population size in darkling beetles (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae). Journal of Animal Ecology 64: 733-746.

With KA and TO Crist. 1995. Critical thresholds in species responses to landscape structure. Ecology 76: 2446-2459.

Crist TO and JA Wiens. 1994. Scale effects of vegetation on forager movement and seed harvesting by ants. Oikos 69: 37-46.

Haefner JW and TO Crist. 1994. Spatial foraging models of harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex). I. The roles of memory and communication. Journal of Theoretical Biology 166: 299-313.

Crist TO and JW Haefner. 1994. Spatial foraging models of harvester ants (Pogonomyrmex). II. The roles of environment and seed dispersion. Journal of Theoretical Biology 166: 315-323.

Crist TO and CF Friese. 1994. The use of ant nests by subterranean termites in two semiarid ecosystems. American Midland Naturalist 131: 370-373.

Wiens JA, TO Crist and BT Milne. 1993. On quantifying insect movements. Environmental Entomology 22: 709-715.

Crist TO and CF Friese. 1993. The impact of fungi on soil seeds: implications for plants and granivores in a semiarid shrub-steppe. Ecology 74: 2231-2239.

Mull JF and TO Crist. 1993. Timing of mating flights in the western harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis Cresson (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 66: 372-374.

Johnson AR, BT Milne, JA Wiens and TO Crist. 1992. Animal movements and population dynamics in heterogeneous environments. Landscape Ecology 7: 63-75.

Crist TO, DS Guertin, JA Wiens and BT Milne. 1992. Animal movements in heterogeneous landscapes: an experiment with Eleodes beetles in shortgrass prairie. Functional Ecology 6: 536-544.

Crist TO and JA MacMahon. 1992. Harvester ant foraging and shrub-steppe seeds: interactions of seed resources and seed use. Ecology 73: 1768-1779.

Crist TO and JA MacMahon. 1991. Foraging patterns of Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a shrub-steppe ecosystem: the roles of temperature, trunk trails, and seed resources. Environmental Entomology 20: 265-275.

Crist TO and JA MacMahon. 1991. Individual foraging components of harvester ants: movement patterns and seed patch fidelity. Insectes Sociaux 38: 379-396.

Book Chapters, Symposia, and Encyclopedia Entries

Crist, TO and KU Campbell. In press. Ant biodiversity and functional roles in fragmented forest and grassland ecosystems of the agricultural Midwest, North America. Book chapter to appear in Ant-Plant Interactions: Impacts of Humans on Terrestrial Ecosystems. Cambridge University Press.

Crist TO. 2008. Insect populations, community interactions, and ecosystem processes in shortgrass steppe. Pages 215-247 in IC Burke and WK Lauenroth, editors. Ecology of the shortgrass steppe: perspectives from long-term research. Oxford University Press.

Crist TO. 2008. From habitat fragmentation to spatial heterogeneity: new approaches to understanding biodiversity change in human altered landscapes. Pages 13-21 in BB Rothermel, AN Barrass, LD Estes and S.W. Hamilton, editors. Proceedings of the 12th Symposium on the Natural History of Lower Tennessee and Cumberland River Valleys. The Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.

Crist TO. 2004. Harvester ants, Pogonomyrmex Mayr (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pages 1046-1048 in Encyclopedia of Entomology, vol. 2, JL Capinera, editor. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Crist TO. 2004. The western harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex occidentalis (Cresson) (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Pages 2523-2525 in Encyclopedia of Entomology, vol. 3, JL Capinera, editor. Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Published R Computer Code for Analysis of Ecological Data

Crist TO. 2015. BetaFstat for hypothesis tests on differences in alpha and beta components of species richness and Shannon diversity among habitat types using sample-based randomization. Ecological Archives C006-020-S1. http://www.esapubs.org/archive/ecos/C006/020/suppl-1.php

Crist, TO. 2014. Numerical integration of instantaneous functional responses with maximum likelihood estimation of functional response parameters. Oecologia online supplementary resource, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00442-015-3417-0

RESEARCH GRANTS

External Grants Funded

US Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture. 2016-18. Educating from the Ground Up: Promoting Integrated, Experiential Learning for Resilient Food Systems at Miami University. $150,000. (PI-TO Crist, CoPI-Peggy Shaffer)

US Fish and Wildlife Service. 2015. Support of Field Studies on Rare Plants and Animals. $55,285 (PI-TO Crist)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources. 2015. Assessment and Management of Invasive Plants in Ohio District 5 Wildlife Areas. $10,000. (PI-TO Crist)

Ohio Board of Regents. 2014. Antioch College - Miami University Ohio Agrarian Trade and Sustainable Energy Partnership.  Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops Program. $12,000 (Miami portion, PI-TO Crist).

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. 2013. An Educational and Marketing Toolkit for Glass Recycling. $16,739. (PI-TO Crist).

Ohio Board of Regents. 2013. Antioch College - Miami University Ohio Agrarian Trade Partnership. Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops Program. $5,000 (Miami portion, PI-TO Crist).

US Environmental Protection Agency. 2012. Operation of the US EPA National Dry Deposition Network Station at Miami University. $3,720. (PI-TO Crist).

US Geological Survey, National Trends Network Precipitation. 2012. $6,095. (PI-TO Crist).

National Science Foundation, Ecology Program. 2003-05. Theory, statistics, and software for the additive partitioning of species diversity across multiple scales (DEB-0235369). (PI-TO Crist, CoPI-JA Veech). $104,978.

National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration. 2003-04. Forest insect diversity: the roles of ecoregion, habitat area, and species diversity. (PI-TO Crist). $18,280.

The Nature Conservancy, National Ecosystem Research Program. 2000-02. Biodiversity and functional roles of forest Coleoptera and Lepidoptera in continuous and fragmented forests across three ecoregions. (PI-TO Crist). $51,864.

National Geographic Society, Committee for Research and Exploration. 1999. Effects of forest fragmentation and biogeographic region on insect biodiversity. (PI-TO Crist) $13,830.

The Nature Conservancy, Ohio Chapter. 1997. Patterns and scale of unionid bivalve (Unionacea) distribution in Big and Little Darby Creeks. (PI-AD Christian, CoPIs-DJ Berg, TO Crist). $2,965.

USDA National Research Initiative, Ecosystems Program. 1995-96. Animal disturbances in rangeland ecosystems: soil processes and plant community dynamics (95031420). $100,000 (PI-CF Friese, CoPI-TO Crist).

National Science Foundation, International Program. 1994-95. Integrating mathematical and simulation models of populations and landscape mosaics (INT-9400073). $18,921 (PI-JA Wiens, CoPIs-B Van Horne, TO Crist).

National Science Foundation, Ecosystems Program. 1987-88. Granivory in a shrub-steppe ecosystem: the interactions of harvester ant foraging and native seed patches (BSR-8715176). $6,000 (Dissertation improvement grant, Advisor-JA MacMahon).

Internal Grants Funded

Technology Fee Competitive Award, Miami University. 2009. Interactive computer modeling for students in environmental biology. (PI-TO Crist, and 11 faculty participants). $38,412.

Presidents Academic Enrichment Award, Miami University. 2006. The ecology of human-dominated ecosystems: integrating Miami University into a national network for research and education. $209,499. (Lead PI-TO Crist with a total of 37 faculty participants).

Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University, 2002. Theoretical and field studies to link the effects of species loss and replacement in fragmented landscapes. $20,209 (including a 1-yr RA). (PI-TO Crist).

Learning Technologies Strategic Improvement Project. 2002. Enhancement of ecology education: incorporation of models and the modeling process in the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. (PI-JT Oris, CoPIs-MJ Gonzalez, MJ Vanni, TO Crist). $34,950.

Ohio Board of Regents, Research Challenge Program. 2000. The effects of forest management practices on the biodiversity of forest Lepidoptera. $7,628. (PI-TO Crist)

Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University. 1998. Local and regional biodiversity of forest canopy insects in the eastern deciduous forest. $14,257 (including a 1-yr RA). (PI-TO Crist)

Ohio Board of Regents, Research Challenge Program. 1998. The biodiversity of forest canopy insects in fragmented forest habitats of southwestern Ohio. $9,880. (PI-TO Crist)

Committee on Faculty Research, Miami University. 1994. An experimental evaluation of the effects of habitat fragmentation on biodiversity. $17,610 (including a 1-yr R.A.). (PI-TO Crist)

INVITED SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, AND SYMPOSIA

Spatial scaling of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes. International Association of Landscape Ecology, World Congress, Portland Oregon, July 2015.

Biodiversity in agricultural landscapes: farms, fencerows, and fragments. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, March 2013.

Insect biodiversity in agricultural landscape mosaics. Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University, January 2011.

Insect biodiversity in intensively managed farmland: the roles of crop and non-crop areas. Speaker and workshop participant, Biodiversity Loss: What Latitude for Action in Agricultural Landscapes? Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France, October 2010.

Boundary dynamics across forest-crop edges: implications for the biodiversity of beneficial insects. Wright State University, October 2010.

Diversity partitioning as a framework for multi-scale analysis of beta diversity. Speaker and working group participant, A Synthesis of Patterns, Analyses, and Mechanisms of Beta-Diversity Along Ecological Gradients. The National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Santa Barbara, November 2009.

Beetles, boundaries, and beta diversity: changing perspectives on multi-scale patterns of biodiversity. University of Pittsburgh, September 2009.

Habitat fragmentation, habitat heterogeneity, and plant-insect interactions in farmland. Speaker and workshop participant, Landscape Heterogeneity and Biodiversity in Farmland, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Montpellier, France, March 2009.

Beyond area and isolation: how habitat boundaries, habitat heterogeneity, and scale affect insect diversity in habitat fragments. Texas State University, San Marcos. March 2009.

Habitat heterogeneity, boundary dynamics, and multi-scale patterns of insect biodiversity. Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park. April 2008.

Beta diversity as unifying framework for landscape and metacommunity ecology. Department of Animal Ecology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, February 2008.

Hierarchical perspectives on biodiversity in fragmented habitats: do we see the forest or the trees? Department of Biology, Murray State University, Murray KY. November 2007.

Why multi-scale patterns of biodiversity matter for ecology and conservation: insights from insects in fragmented habitats. Department of Biological Sciences, Bowling Green State University. October 2007.

A new role for beta diversity in our understanding of biodiversity in human-altered landscapes. Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden, September 2007.

Additive partitioning of diversity in fragmented habitats. Speaker and workshop participant, Using Species Traits to Predict Biodiversity Loss in Fragmented Habitats, funded by the European Union, project COCONUT. Rila Mountains, Bulgaria, September 2007.

The role of habitat connectivity in the movements and distributions of organisms. Symposium on the Role of Science in Multispecies Habitat Conservation Plans, sponsored by the Center for Conservation Biology, University of California, Riverside. Palm Springs, CA, May 2007.

From habitat fragmentation to spatial heterogeneity: new approaches to understanding biodiversity change in human-altered landscapes. Symposium on Habitat Fragmentation: Ecological Implications for Management. Austin Peay State University, Center for Field Biology, Clarksville TN. March 2007.

Towards a new understanding of patterns of species diversity across multiple scales: insights from metacommunity theory and diversity partitioning. Colloquium in the Life Sciences, Department of Biology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, February 2006.

Scale dependence in beta diversity among open communities: insights from additive diversity partitions. Organized Oral Session, Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Quebec, August 2005.

Patterns of alpha and beta diversity within regions: measurements and tests across space and time. Keynote contribution to an electronic conference on landscape-scale biodiversity and the problem of scaling, European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy, Budapest, Hungary, April 2005.

Revisiting the species-area relationship: does habitat area explain species diversity? Department of Biological Sciences, Indiana State University, November 2004.

Reinventing the species-area relationship: partitioning the effects of habitat size and landscape heterogeneity on biodiversity. University of Akron, April 2004.

Does species loss or replacement determine patterns of insect biodiversity in fragmented landscapes? Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, March 2003.

The spatial structure of biodiversity across landscapes and regions. Plenary lecture, Biolog-Europe Conference, Biodiversity in Cultural Landscapes, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, December 2002.

Local and regional biodiversity of insects in fragmented forests. Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH, November 2002.

Do we see the forest for the trees? Local and regional determinants of insect biodiversity in eastern deciduous forests. Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University, October 2002.

Spatial non-interactive approaches to scaling: dynamics in place. Symposium presentation at the meetings of the Ecological Society of America, Tucson, AR, August 2002.

Spatial analysis and simulation approaches to scaling ecological patterns and processes. Symposium presentation at the US-International Association for Landscape Ecology, Lincoln, NE, April 2002.

Partitioning species diversity across scales: insights into local and regional patterns of forest insect biodiversity. Symposium presentation at the Entomological Society of America, Michigan State University, March 2002.

Landscape variation in the distribution and abundance of ground-dwelling insects. Workshop presentation at the Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT August, 2000.

Variability in the effects of animal disturbances in grassland soils: the roles of topography, grazing, and region. Workshop presentation at the Long-Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, Snowbird, UT, August, 2000.

Landscape ecology, insect movements, and population distribution. Conference on Quantitative Insect Ecology, Entomological Society of America, National Meeting, Nashville, TN, December 1997.

Insect movements, population distributions, and community diversity in natural and experimental landscapes and The roles of insects in rangeland ecosystems: a landscape perspective. Department of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management, Colorado State University, October 1997.

Insect responses to landscape structure: implications for population, community and ecosystem processes. Department of Biology, University of Toledo, January 1997.

Animal responses to landscape structure: implications for community and ecosystem processes. Department of Biology, Vanderbilt University, November 1996.

Individual, population, and community responses of insects to landscape structure. Department of Biology, Bowling Green State University, April 1996.

Relationships of movement, population distributions, and community interactions in ground-dwelling insects. Department of Entomology, Ohio State University, November 1994.

A hierarchical analysis of movements, population distributions and community interactions of ground-dwelling insects. Department of Biology, University of Dayton, November 1994.

Hierarchy and scale in semi-arid ecosystems: animal movements, population distributions, and community interactions. Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, March 1994.

Population and community interactions of ground-dwelling insects in semiarid ecosystems. Department of Biological Sciences, Texas Tech University, February 1994.

Interactions of harvester ants and seeds in semiarid environments. Department of Zoology, Louisiana State University, November 1991.

A hierarchical analysis of ant and beetle movements in shortgrass steppe. Long-Term Ecological Research Seminar Series, Colorado State University, October 1991.

From individuals to communities: harvester ant interactions in semiarid environments. Department of Biology, Colorado State University, October 1990.

CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS

Mahon, MB and TO Crist. 2016. Invasive earthworm response to removal of white-tailed deer and Amur honeysuckle. Ecological Society of America, Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Minnick, M and TO Crist. 2016. Temporal responses of native bee communities to floral availability on edges of invaded woodlots. Ecological Society of America, Ft Lauderdale, FL.

Minnick, MC and TO Crist. 2016. Bee community responses to a floral pulse of an alien invasive shrub. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Oxford, OH.

Brewster, H, MC Minnick and TO Crist. 2016. Pollination success of alien and native Rosaceae species differ in response to dominant alien floral resources. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Oxford, OH.

Lloyd, G, MB Mahon and TO Crist 2016. Interaction between Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) and exotic earthworm abundance. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Oxford, OH.

Mahon, MB and TO Crist. 2016. Response of invasive earthworms to removal of white-tailed deer and Amur honeysuckle. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Oxford, OH.

Minnick, M, VE Peters and TO Crist. 2015. Nesting habitat enhancement for wild bees within soybean agricultural fields increases crop production. Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.

Mahon, MB, MC Henry and TO Crist. 2015. Litter-dwelling ant (Formicidae) responses to surrounding deer densities and landscape-level Amur honeysuckle cover in eastern deciduous forest. International Association for Landscape Ecology, World Congress, Portland, OR.

Peters, VE, A Ponce de Leon, and TO Crist. 2015. Landscape effects on the biodiversity of birds and predatory arthropods in soybean agroecosystems. International Association for Landscape Ecology, World Congress, Portland, OR.

Minnick, MC, VE Peters and TO Crist. 2015. Floral resources of an invasive shrub suppress native bee communities along forest edges in an intensive agricultural landscape. International Association for Landscape Ecology, World Congress, Portland, OR.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2015. Ant biodiversity of conservation grasslands is regulated by processes at multiple temporal and spatial scales. International Association for Landscape Ecology, World Congress, Portland, OR.

Minnick, MC and TO Crist. 2015. Process of disruption: invasive flowering shrub density shifts bee communities and mutualisms. Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2015. Environment, neighbors, and season: the importance of host circumstances to phoretic mite diversity. Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2015. Ant communities are structured by patch and landscape level factors. Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Mahon, MB, KU Campbell and TO Crist. 2015. Response of litter-dwelling ants to experimental removals of white-tailed deer and Amur honeysuckle in eastern deciduous forest. Entomological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Peters, VE and TO Crist. 2014. Can the floristic quality assessment index be used to predict grassland habitat quality for beneficial arthropods? Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA.

Campbell, KU, VE Peters, and TO Crist. 2014. Ant quality index: an ant-based approach for assessing restoration success of grasslands from the ground up. Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA.

Minnick, M, VE Peters and TO Crist. 2014. Native bee community functional diversity explains sentinel plant pollination in an intensive agricultural landscape. Ecological Society of America, Sacramento, CA.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2013. Ants as regulators of mite biodiversity in conservation grasslands. Ecological Society of America, Minneapolis, MN.

Nelson, JM, TO Crist, J Peebles and DL Gorchov. 2012. The effects of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and Amur honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) on forest floor plant and ant communities in SW Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Campbell, KU and TO Crist. 2012. Ant‐dependent mite diversity: a novel approach for studying the ecological development of constructed tallgrass prairies. Entomological Society of America, Knoxville, TN.

Nelson, JM and TO Crist. 2011. Local and landscape determinants of species diversity and composition of beneficial insects in agricultural environments. Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Zhang, J and TO Crist. 2011. Bayesian partitions of butterfly species. Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, Miami, FL.

Nelson, JM and TO Crist. 2010. Biodiversity of beneficial insects in semi-natural grassland patches within agricultural landscapes. Ecological Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA.

Stasek DJ, JN Radl and TO Crist. 2009. The effects of dispersal and predator density on prey survival time in an insect-red clover metacommunity. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Maingi JK, WN Tardy, TO Crist and AA Wick. 2008. Predicting forest stand attributes using multispectral and hyperspectral satellite data in southwestern Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.

Stasek DJ, SH Nguyen and TO Crist. 2008. The effect of landscape structure on predation rate and prey preference in a generalist insect predator. Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, WI.

Schmidt JM, KJ Haynes, TO Crist, and AL Rypstra. 2007. Interactive effects of landscape structure and prey on densities of spider guilds. Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA.

Tardy WN, AA Wick, JK Maingi and TO Crist. 2007. Relationships between forest stand attributes and Landsat TM data in southwestern Ohio. Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA.

Diekoetter T, KJ Haynes, D Mazeffa, and TO Crist. Direct and indirect effects of habitat area and matrix composition on species interactions among flower-visiting insects. August 2007. Ecological Society of America, San Jose, California.

Diekoetter T, KJ Haynes, D Mazeffa and TO Crist. 2006. Direct and indirect effects of landscape structure on pollinators and herbivores. Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Bremen, Germany.

Diekoetter T, R Billeter and TO Crist. 2005. Habitat-specific contributions to insect diversity in agricultural landscape mosaics. Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Quebec.

Stasek DJ and TO Crist. 2005. Butterfly movements among isolated prairie patches: habitat-edge and forest-matrix effects. Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Quebec.

Crist TO and JA Veech. 2004. Diversity partitioning of the species-area relationship: the relative effects of habitat area and species replacement. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Veech JA and TO Crist. 2004. Diversity partitioning: a new method for analyzing species diversity. Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR.

Dudziak SK and TO Crist. 2004. Abundance and movements of beetles across forest-agricultural boundaries. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN.

Summerville KS, MJ Boulware, JA Veech and TO Crist. 2002. Spatial variation in species diversity and composition of forest Lepidoptera: Patterns and implications for conservation. Entomological Society of America, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Kahn JK, KS Summerville, TO Crist and JC Gering. 2002. Comparison of community structure of arboreal caterpillars (Lepidoptera) in four tree species of the eastern deciduous forest. Entomological Society of America, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.

Crist TO, JA Veech, KS Summerville and JC Gering. 2001. Partitioning species diversity across scales: statistical tests on components of insect diversity in deciduous forests. Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2001. Effects of logging on forest Lepidoptera: community, guild, and species responses. Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.

Pradhan S, TO Crist and KS Summerville. 2001. Responses of insects to fragmentation and plant community composition in an old field. Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, Miami University, Oxford, OH.

Gering, JC and TO Crist. 2000. Spatial dependence of arboreal beetles in beech-maple and mixed-mesophytic forest associations of Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, UT.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 2000. Effects of experimental habitat fragmentation on habitat use by butterflies and skippers. Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, UT.

Crist TO. 1999. Landscape dynamics of ant-colony distribution and disturbance in a semiarid grassland. Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Gering JC and TO Crist. 1999. Patterns of beetle (Coleoptera) diversity among crowns of representative tree species in an old-growth temperate deciduous forest. Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1999. The relationship between tree diversity and canopy beetle diversity in a temperate deciduous forest in southwestern Ohio. Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Summerville KS and TO Crist. 1999. Effects of habitat edge on the diversity of forest Lepidoptera and Coleoptera. Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Christian AD, TO Crist and DJ Berg. 1999. Temporal and spatial patterns of unionid bivalves (Unionidae) in headwater streams. Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1998. The effects of habitat fragmentation on ant diversity in old field habitats. Ecological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.

Gering JC and TO Crist. 1998. Patterns of beetle (Coleoptera) diversity among canopies of representative tree species in an old-growth eastern (USA) deciduous forest. International Forest Canopy Conference, Sarasota, FL.

Crist TO, CF Friese and M Walton. 1997. Landscape variation in the effects of animal disturbances on rangeland plant communities across topography, grazing, and region. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1997. The effects of habitat fragmentation on insect diversity in a goldenrod field. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1997. The effects of habitat fragmentation on ants in a goldenrod and a grass field. Entomological Society of America, Nashville, TN.

Snyder S, CF Friese and TO Crist. 1997. Comparative soil and microbial dynamics associated with harvester ant disturbances on rangeland ecosystems in Colorado and New Mexico. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM.

Crist TO and DM Golden. 1996. Habitat fragmentation and goldenrod insects: distribution, abundance, and rarity. Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY.

Crist TO and JA Wiens. 1995. Spatial scale and the dispersion of ant colonies: a landscape-level analysis. Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, UT.

Golden DM and TO Crist. 1996. Habitat fragmentation and goldenrod insects: individual, guild, and community responses. Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY.

With KA and TO Crist. 1994. Threshold patterns in species responses to landscape structure. International Association of Landscape Ecology, Tucson, AZ.

Crist TO and JA Wiens. 1993. Relationships of individual movement and population size in darkling beetles. Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.

With KA and TO Crist. 1993. Development of spatially explicit models of population dynamics: the translation of individual movement patterns to broader scales. Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI.

Friese CF, SS Dhillion, TO Crist, JF Mull and JC Zak. 1992. Microbial nest enrichment within the mounds of the western harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex occidentalis): comparative patch dynamics between two semiarid sites in Colorado and Wyoming. Ecological Society of America, Honolulu, HI.

Crist TO, DS Guertin and JA Wiens. 1991. Animal movement in heterogeneous landscapes: experiments with Eleodes beetles in a shortgrass prairie ecosystem. Ecological Society of America, San Antonio, TX.

Parmenter RR, SL Durham, TO Crist and JA MacMahon. 1990. Ant-plant interactions: effects of harvester ant colonies on spatial patterns of vegetation. Ecological Society of America, Snowbird, UT.

Crist TO and JA MacMahon. 1989. The effects of harvester ants on a shrub-steppe seed pool: relationships of seed resources to seed use. Ecological Society of America, Toronto, ON.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Miami University

Courses

Fundamentals of Ecology (BIO 209, 3 credits, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2017)

Invertebrate Zoology (BIO 312, 4 credits w/lab, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

Field Ecology (BIO/MBI 333, 2 credits, 2010)

Population Ecology (Zoo 662, 4 credits w/lab, 1994, 1996, 1998)

Population and Community Ecology (BIO/MBI 671, 4 credits, team-taught with Henry Stevens, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)

Environmental Problem Solving (IES 611, 1 credit, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Field Methods in Population Ecology (Bot/Zoo 437/537, 1 credit, team-taught with Dave Gorchov, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007)

Contemporary Issues in Biodiversity (Zoo 400, 3 credits, team-taught with Tom Wissing, 1997)

Home Planet: Food, Health, and Habitat in an Environmentally Challenged World (AMS 405/IES 440, 3 credits, team-taught with Peggy Shaffer, Altman Program on the Anthropocene, 2014)

Seminars

Zoology Seminar in Macroecology (Zoo 491, 1 credit, 1996)

Zoology Seminar in Ecological Modeling (Zoo 491, 1 credit, team-taught with Jim Oris, 2003)

Zoology Seminar in Biodiversity (Zoo 491, 1 credit, 2006)

Landscape Ecology and Habitat Fragmentation (Zoo 710.A, 1 credit, 1995)

Biodiversity in Managed Landscapes (Zoo 710.A, 1 credit, 1999)

The Movements of Organisms in Human-Altered Landscapes (Zoo 710.A., 1 credit, team-taught with Nancy Solomon and Rob Blair, 2001)

Metacommunity Ecology (Zoo 710.A, 1 credit, 2006)

Biodiversity in Agricultural Landscapes (Zoo 710.A, 1 credit, 2010)

Topics in Environmental Science (IES 620, 1 credit, 2012, 2014)

Guest Lectures

Principles and Applications of Environmental Science (IES 431/531, 2002-2012)

Environmental Measurements (IES 411/511, 2000-2002, 2013)

GIScience and Landscape Ecology (GEO 467/567, 2007-2009, 2011, 2012)

Field Ecology (BIO/MBI 333, 2011-2015)

Colorado State University

Animal Biology - Vertebrates (Z214, 4 credits w/lab, 1992)

Synecology (EY501, 4 credits, team-taught with Dan Binkley, 1994)

GRADUATE STUDENTS and POSTDOCS - Advisor

Department of Biology and Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, Miami University

David M. Golden, MS (1995)

Sarah L. Dudziak MS (2007)

David J. Stasek, MS (2006), PhD (2010)

Bradley S. Schroeder, MS (2007)

Alyssa Whu, MS (2012)

Jason M. Nelson, MS (2012)

Thomas Peterson, MS (in progress)

Jonathan C. Gering, PhD (2001)

Keith S. Summerville, PhD (2002)

Kaitlin Uppstrom Campbell, PhD (2015)

Michael Minnick, PhD (in progress)

Michael Mahon, PhD (in progress)

Joseph A. Veech, Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2001-02)

Kyle J. Haynes, Postdoctoral Research Scholar (2004-2006)

Tim Diekoetter, Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar, Germany (2004-2005)

Valerie E. Peters, Postdoctoral Fellow (2012-2015)

Hannah J. Penn, Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-)

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University

Sharmila Pradhan, MEn (2002) thesis advisor

Lisa M. Ritter, MEn (2002) thesis advisor

Kathryn R. Groome, MEn (2003) internship advisor

Caleb Slemmons, MEn (2005) internship advisor

Jonathan Sorg, MEn (2005) internship advisor

Alicia Glover, MEn (2010) internship advisor

Jonathan Lee, MEn (2010) practicum advisor

Ashlee Decker, MEn (2013) practicum advisor

Marion Wells, MEn (2013) internship advisor

Mitch Otto, MEn (2013) practicum advisor

Penny Feltner, MEn (2014) thesis advisor

Jeffrey Wedgeworth, MEn (2014) internship advisor

Michelle Barrett, MEn (2014) practicum advisor

Jeena Credico, MEn (2015) practicum advisor

Matthew Hallett, MEn (in progress) thesis advisor

Sara Rodgers, MEn (in progress) practicum advisor

John Reeves, MEn (in progress) thesis advisor

GRADUATE STUDENTS - Committee Member

Department of Biology, Miami University

MS - Valerie Bennett, Jennifer Evarts, Jeff Auch, Jonathan Gering, Ryan Stander, Valerie Tierce, James Hood, Julie Whipkey, Joe Reali, Shasta Back, Colleen Winstead, Sean Higgins, Karen Sigler, Chris Betrus, Shawn Wilder, Chip Glaholt, Lesley Penfield, Lindsey Rowland, Samanthia Noble, Molly Mehling, Kathryn Williams, Mike Elnitsky, Greg Marcello, Leah Laurich, Lisette Torres, Jennifer Riem, Jason Schmidt, James Kirshberger, Tim Bankroff, Kevan Minick, Allie Babler, Holly Puglis, Mia Hall, Jorge Lassus, Melanie Link-Perez, Jeremy Ash, Lindsey Hech, Claire Larkin, Peter Guiden, Angela Klinczar, Tera Ratliff, Owen Patterson, Adam Parlin, Kylie Martinod, Gabrielle Reece

PhD - Joe Jacquot, Kata Gurski, Alan Christian, David Mbora, Mark Spritzer, Marty Horgan, Christine Anderson, Alberto Pilati, Emy Monroe, Jennifer Purrenhage, Kerri Wrinn, Gregg Marcello, Jason Schmidt, Andrew Tucker, Tammy McPeek, Nicole Hayes, Rafael Herrera-Herrera, Evan Notman, Stacy Edmonds Wheeler, Bryan Endress, Anne Bartuszevige, Deanna Christensen, Eric Berry, Xanic Randon, Wei Lei, Jenise Bauman, Steven Castellano, Meimei Lin, Brian Hoven, Jessica Peebles, Samantha Rumschlag, Kentaro Inoue, Mohammed Al-Saffar, Michael Sitvarin, Jane Bare, Joseph Baumgartner, Amber Rock, Kentaro Inoue, Melissa Youngquist, Shinjini Goswami, Ancelleno Davis, Steve Hein, Mason Murphy, Courtney Dvorsky

Department of Microbiology, Miami University

PhD (EEEB) - Wei Lei

Department of Geography, Miami University

MS - Joseph Mukeka, Meghan Sheehan, PhD (EEEB) - Meimei Lin

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability, Miami University

MEn internship/practicum/thesis committees: Michael Aplin, Renee Maxfield, Lisa Zinn, Annette Souder, Daryl Obenour, Jacob Massoud, Suzanne Beyeler, Sarah Peterson, Andrew Pirring, Kristyn Shreve, Jacklyn Paulik, Jeremy Kite, Lori Kelly, Lindsey Stone, Angela Defenbaugh, Elizabeth Downs, Rachel Day, Christine Rahtz, Justin Hoffer, Alexa Mainella, Amy Stultz, Kathryn Lovda, Jenna Tiller

University of Cincinnati, Department of Biology - PhD - Megan Lamkin

External Examiner for PhD Students - University of Sydney, Australia (2004)

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Faculty mentor for over 40 undergraduate research projects, several resulting in publications and presentations.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Advisory Boards

Member and Chair of Academic Affairs, Board of Trustees, McPherson College, McPherson, KS, March 2013-present

Editorial Boards

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (Impact Factor 9.1), 2010-2016

Insect Conservation and Diversity (Impact Factor 2.8), 2011-2014

Ecology Letters (Impact Factor 10.7), 2006-2011

Landscape Ecology (Impact Factor 3.5), 2005-2009

Peer Review

Journal Articles - over 400 manuscripts for the following journals: Public Library of Science ONE, Ecology Letters, American Naturalist, Ecology, Ecological Applications, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Conservation Biology, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biology Letters, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Ecology, Journal of Applied Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Functional Ecology, Oecologia, Oikos, Ecography, Ecosystems, Ecoscience, Evolution, Animal Behaviour, Molecular Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, Behavioral Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Conservation, Diversity and Distributions, Global Ecology and Biogeography, Global Change Biology, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Vegetation Science, Basic and Applied Biology, Landscape and Urban Planning, Biological Invasions, Ecological Indicators, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Mathematical Biosciences, Journal of Insect Conservation and Diversity, Environmental Entomology, Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Insectes Sociaux, Journal of Arachnology, The Auk, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Journal of Range Management, Forest Science, Journal of Arid Environments, Journal of Tropical Ecology, American Midland Naturalist.

Grant Proposals - over 100 proposals to the National Science Foundation (Programs: Ecosystems, Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Population and Evolutionary Processes, Long-Term Research in Environmental Biology, Physiology and Behavior, Biotic Surveys and Inventories, International Programs), the US Department of Agriculture (Program: Managed Ecosystems), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (Canada), The Department of Defense (Program: Strategic Environmental Research and Development), the Natural Environment Research Council (United Kingdom), and the National Research Foundation (South Africa).

Edited Books - 8 book chapters

Book Reviews - 4 book reviews

External Reviewer for Tenure and Promotion - 10 faculty members for promotion to associate or full professor at state and private universities

Member of External Team for Program Review - Environmental Science Program, Wright State University, March 2013

Other Professional Activities

Panelist, Environmental Policy: Why the Environment is for Everyone, Miami University Stamps Scholars Event, November 2016

Panelist and Organizer, Non-Academic Careers for Ecologists, Midwest Ecology and Evolution Conference, March 2016

Moderator, Organized Oral Session on Conservation and Restoration, Ecological Society of America, August 2014

Member of Rapid Response Team, Ecological Society of America, provides science-based input on national public policy and media issues related to the environment, 2012-present

Public media interviews on science and policy issues - WMUB-FM Oxford OH (June 2007), Connecticut Post, Bridgeport CT (July 2013), KVMR-FM Nevada City CA (June 2013), Hamilton Journal-News (October 2014), Bloomberg Business Week (October 2014).

Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Population and Community Ecology Program, 2011 and 2012

Panel Member, National Science Foundation, Evolutionary and Population Ecology, a joint panel of the Population and Evolutionary Processes Program and the Ecology Program, 2007

Lead Author on Request for Information to the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), The Spread of Invasive Species and Infectious Disease as Drivers of Ecosystem Change Across Regional and Continental Gradients of Climate and Land Use (Coauthors: Robert Parmenter and Todd Crowl, and 12 other scientists). Submitted as part of the Consortium for Connectivity at Continental Scales, led by Debra Peters and comprised of over 50 scientists. January 2007.

Moderator, Contributed Oral Session on Landscape Ecology, Ecological Society of America, August 2002

Panel Member, USDA National Research Initiative, Ecosystem Science Program, 2000

Member, Nominations Committee, Ecological Society of America, April 1999

SERVICE TO MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Department of Biology (Formerly Department of Zoology)

Member, Search Committee for Faculty Position in Physiology, 2008-2009

Chair, Search Committee for Faculty Position in Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology, 2006-2007

Member, Faculty Advisory Committee (Promotion and Tenure), 2006-2011

Member, Undergraduate Research Committee, 2005-2006

Member, Curriculum Committee, 2004-2005

Chair, Search Committee for the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Ecology, 2003-2004

Chair, Graduate Advisory Committee (Director of Graduate Studies), 2000-2003

Member, Graduate Advisory Committee, 1994-2000

Hefner Museum Committee, 2000

Hefner Lecture Committee, Department of Zoology, 1998-99

Maintained Zoology Computer Facilities (e-mail, web & file server, computer room), 1997-2000

College of Arts and Science

Co-Chair, Global Studies Implementation Committee, Fall 2014

Director, Sustainability Scholars Program, University Academic Scholars Program, 2013-2015

Member, Ad Hoc Revenue Committee, 2012

Program Review Internal Team Member, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, 2012-2013

Faculty Participant, Discover the Sciences, September 2012-2016

Chair, Environmental Council, 2007-2010

Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Department of Geology, 2007-2008

Member, Search Committee for Faculty Position in Geobiology, Department of Geology, 2007-2008

Interim Director, Ecology Research Center, 2003-2004

Member, Environmental Science Co-Major Committee, 2003-2004

Member, Executive Committee, Institute of Environmental Sciences, 1997-1999, 2006-2010

Member, Governance Committee, 2003-2004

Member, Ecology Research Center Policy Committee, 1997-2000, 2003-present

Member, Small Grants Committee, 1996-98

Institutional Representative to the Ohio Biological Survey, 1997-2001

University Committees

Chair, Natural Areas Committee, 2016-present

Vice-Chair, Natural Areas Committee, 2009-2016

Chair, University Sustainability Committee, 2013-2016

Co-Chair, University Sustainability Committee, 2012-13

Chair, Committee to Develop an Interdivisional Co-Major in Energy, 2012-13

Miami University Representative to University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio, 2013-2014

Member, Academic Program Review Committee 2005-2007

Member, Future Directions in Ecology and Environmental Science at Miami University, 2003-2004

Member, Search Committee for the Director of the Institute of Environmental Science, 2003-2004

Member, Natural Areas Committee, 1995-present

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Invited Public Speaker, Earthfest Celebration, City of Oxford Earth Day, 2012-2015

Invited Public Speaker, City of Oxford Lane Library, November 2012

Invited Public Speaker, Cincinnati Nature Center, October 2011

Invited Science Panelist, Greater Cincinnati Chapter of Wild Ones, January 2010

Biodiversity Assessments for Three Valley Conservation Trust (a total of 8 baseline assessments for conservation easements, 2007-2012)

Research Mentor, Talawanda High School Student, Fall 2010

Guest Speaker, Collaborating with French Scientists, French Honors III Class, Talawanda High School, October 2010

Miami/Talawanda Science Week, Led classes grades 3 and 4, 2007 and 2009

Career Day, Kramer Elementary School, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006

Guest Teacher, 4th grade class, Kramer Elementary School, What are Ecosystems? October 2003

Judge for Science Olympiad, Kramer Elementary School, April 2005