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Sam Houston State University - A Member of the Texas State University Sysytem

 

Texas Research Institute For Environmental Studies
Curriculum Vitae

Under the Directorship
of
Dr. William I. Lutterschmidt, Professor of Biological Sciences
(Fall 2008 – Present)

 

Publications:

2009
Buchman, A.B., R. Deaton, C.P. Randle, T. Brummel, E.D. Wilson, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2009.  Isolation and characterization of polymorphic microsatellite loci for the three-toed box turtle (Terrapene carolina triunguis) and cross-amplification in other Terrapene species.  Molecular Ecology Resources 9:1169-1171.

Cook, J.L.  2009.  New host association, distribution, and morphological variation in Caenocholax Fenyesi (Stepsiptera: Myrymecolacidae).  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111:370-377.

Cureton II, J.C., A.B. Buchman, C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt and R. Deaton.  2009.  Characterization of ten novel microsatellite loci for the threatened ornate box turtle, Terrapene ornate.  Conservation Genetic Resources 1(1):141-143.

Burra, R., J.D. Fox, G.A. Predenas, C.C. Vasquex and T.G. Chasteen.  2009.  Biological interactions of Selenocyanate:  bioprocessing, detection, and toxicity.  Environmental Technology 30:1327-1335.

Turner, J.C. and J.O. Hall.  2009.  Brain acetylcholinesterase activity of the American pronghorn antelope (Antilocapra americana) collected from the US Army Dugway Proving Ground, Utah. European Journal of Wildlife Research 55:525-530.

 

2010
Burra, R., G.A. Pradenas, R.A. Montes, C.C. Vasquex and T.G. Chasteen.  2010.  Production of dimethyl triselenide and imethyl diselenenyl sulfide in the headspace of metalloid-resistant Bacillus spp. grown in the presence of selenium oxyanions.  Analytical Biochemistry 396:217-222.

Cureton II, J.C., A.B. Buchman, C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt, and R. Deaton.  2010.  Development and cross-amplification of nine novel Gambusia geiseri microsatellite loci in G. clark-hubbsi and the endangered G. nobilis.  Conservation Genetics Resources 2(1):177-179.

Lutterschmidt, W.I., J.C. Cureton II, and A.R. Gaillard.  2010.  “Quick” DNA extraction from claw clippings of fresh and formalin-fixed box turtle (Terrapene ornata) specimens.  Herpetological Review 41(3):313-315.

Buchman, A.B., J.C. Cureton II, W.I. Lutterschmidt.and E.D. Wilson.  2010.  Seasonal occurrence of activity and reproduction of three-toed box turtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) in east Texas.  Bios (In Press).

Wozniak JR & BM Mason  (2010)  Overcoming elemental imbalance with food through shifts in feeding behavior:  a study of the caddisfly Ptilostomis ocelifera (Trichoptera: Phryganeidae).  Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 84(1):3-10.


In Press and Review
Alford, J.G. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Review).  Modeling energetic and theoretical costs of thermoregulatory strategy.  Journal of Biological Dynamics

Beitinger T.L. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Press).  Thermal Tolerance in Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology.  Elsevier Publishing.  Pp. 3000.

Buchman, A.B., J.C. Cureton II, E.D. Wilson and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Review)  Seasonal occurrence of activity and reproduction of three-toed box turtles (Terrapene carolina triunguis) in east Texas.  Bios

Cook, J.L. and D.J. Richardson.  (In PressEarwigs (Dermaptera: Hemimerina) associated with Emin's pouched rad (Cricetomys emini) in Cameroon, Africa.  Entomological News

Cureton II, J.C., A.B. Buchman, R. Deaton and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Review)  Molecular Analysis of Potential Hybridization between Eastern (Terrapene Carolina triumguis) and Western (Terrapene ornate) Box Turtles.  Copeia

Cureton II, J.C., A.B. Buchman, C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt and R. Deaton.  (In Press)  Development and cross-amplification of nine novel Gambusia geiseri macrosatellite loci in G. clark-hubbsi and the endangered G. nobilis.  Conservation Genetics Resources (Online DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9220-7)

Cureton II, J.C.,  A.B. Buchman, R. Deaton, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Press)  Molecular analysis of hybridization between the box turtles Terrapene carolina and T. ornata.  Copeia

Goessling, J.M., J.C. Cureton II, T.M. Saxton, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Press)  Terrapene Carolina Triunguis (Three-toed Box Turtle) Shell Abnormality.  Herpetological Review  

Inglett, P.W., Rivera-Monroy, V., Wozniak, J.R.  (In Press)Biogeochemistry of nitrogen across the Everglades Landscape. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology

Lutterschmidt, W.I., J.C. Cureton II and A.R. Gaillard.  (In Press)  Extraction and isolation of DNA from keratin protected tissue within the claws of Terrapene ornate museum specimens Herpetological Review

Swannack, T.M., Grant, W.E., Wozniak, J.R., Davis III, S.E.  (In Review)Modeling landscape-level hydrological commectivity patterns in salt marsh ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts

Tivador III, E.J., S. Bonge, S.N. Rodriguez, J.R. Wozniak, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  (In Review)  Micrurus fulvius tener (Texas Coral Snake) Prey.  Herpetological Review 


Presentations:

2009
Cureton II, J.C., C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt and R. Deaton.  2009.  Investigating the impact of urbanization on Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornate.  Texas Academy of Science Annual Meeting (7-9 March 2009).

Cureton II, J.C., C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt and R. Deaton.  2009.  Investigating the impact of urbanization on Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornate.  Southwestern Association of Naturalists Annual Meeting (25 April 2009).

Lutterschmidt, W.I. and M.A. Miller.  2009.  An ecophysiological investigation of cutaneous water loss in two sympatric snakes species.  Department of Biology, San Angelo State University.  San Angelo, Texas (16 September 2009).

Miller, M.A. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2009.  Comparative skin permeability in two congeneric and sympatric pitvipers: does physiology influence habitat selection?  Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, ASIH, SSAR, and HL.  Portland, Oregon.  (22-27 July 2009).

Miller, M. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2009.  Comparative Physiological Ecology of Cutaneous Water Loss in Two Congeneric and Sympatric Pitvipers.  2009 Sigma Xi Annual Meeting.  Woodlands, Texas.  (12-15 November 2009).

 

2010
Alford, J.G. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Modeling the movements of a thermoregulating timber rattlesnake.  Joint Mathematics Meetings for the 116th Annual Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and 93rd Meeting of the Mathematical Association of America.  San Francisco, California.  (13–16 January 2010).

Alford, J. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Mathematical Model of the Movements of a Thermoregulating Ectotherm. 90th annual regional meeting of the Texas Section of the Mathematical Association of America.  Abilene Christian University.  Abilene, Texas.  (9 April 2010).

Bonge, S., K.W. Jackson, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Comparative peptide profiles of sympatric anurans Hyla versicolor (Hylidae) and Lithobates clamitans (Ranidae): an anti-predator hypothesis.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Cureton II, J.C., C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt, and R. Deaton.  2010.  A future without box turtles?  Investigating the impact of urbanization on western box turtles, Terrapene ornata.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Cureton II, J.C. A.B. Buchman, R. Deaton, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Molecular analysis of potential hybridization between eastern (Terrapene carolina triunguis) and western (Terrapene ornata ornata) box turtles.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Cureton II, J.C., C.P. Randle, W.I. Lutterschmidt, and R. Deaton.  2010.  Assessing the causes and impact of road mortality on turtle populations in an urban-prone area.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Cureton II, J.C., W.I. Lutterschmidt, C.P. Randle, and R. Deaton.  Assessing the causes and impact of road mortality on Turtle populations in an urban-prone area.  113th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science.  Tarleton State University.  Stevenville, Texas.  (5-6 March 2010).

Deaton, R. Cureton II, J.C, W.I. Lutterschmidt, C.P. Randle.  2010.  Impact of urbanization on conservation, ecology and genetics of declining box turtles.  Invited Departmental Seminar, Department of Natural Resources, Texas Tech University.  Lubbock, Texas.  (27 October  2010).

Gao, S., W.I. Lutterschmidt and D.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Diel variation in standard metabolic rate:  mediation by photoperiod cues and melatonin?  2010 Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology.  Seattle Sheraton Hotel and Washington State Convention and Trade Center, Seattle, Washington.  (3-7 January 2010).

Gao, S., L. Torkildsen, D.I. Lutterschmidt, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Diel variation in standard metabolic rate mediated by photoperiod cues and melatonin.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Goessling, J.M., W.I. Lutterschmidt, H.K. Reinert, and R.A.Odum.  Diet-influenced growth and metabolic rate of the endangered Aruba Island Rattlesnake, Crotalus unicolor.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Khan, A., R. McDaniel, A. Moore and T.P. Primm.  2010.  Composition analysis of an engineered biofilm used in a wastewater reactor unit.  2010 Spring Meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.  New Braunfels, Texas.  (8-10 April 2010).

Lutterschmidt, W. I. and J.G. Alford.  2010.  Modeling energetic and theoretical costs of thermoregulatory strategy.  10th Red Raider Mini-Symposium: Mathematical Modeling in Population Biology and Epidemiology.  Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University.  Lubbock, Texas.  (28-30 October 2010).

Lutterschmidt, W.I.  2010.  Why Do Animals Live Where They Do?  The Influences of Evaporative Water Loss in an Aquatic and Terrestrial Pitviper.  Conroe Academy of Science, Conroe Independent School District, Conroe Texas.  (21 October 2010).

Miller, M.A. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Comparative physiological ecology of cutaneous water loss in two sympatric and congeneric pitvipers.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Moore, A., L. Center, R. McDaniel and T.P. Primm.  2010.  A method of bacterial preservation for use in the inoculation of a wastewater bioreactor.  2010 Spring Meeting of the Texas Branch of the American Society for Microbiology.  New Braunfels, Texas.  (8-10 April 2010).

Rahlwes, C.W., Wozniak, J.R., Deaton, R. 2010. Using ecological stoichiometry to examine food web structure in an oligotrophic stream. Southwestern Association of Naturalists. Poster Presentation. (23 April 2010).

Saxton, T.M. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  A biogeographical and comparative investigation of evaporative water loss rate and desiccation tolerance among five congeneric toads.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Stephens, C.,  M. Holt, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  The misuse of model-I regression in biology and its implications for Data interpretation.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Tivador III, E.J. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  Comparative thermal preferences of sympatric pit vipers: thermophysiological requirements as a potential mechanism for microhabitat partitioning.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Wozniak, J.R., M.L. Thies, and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.   Initiating a long-term water quality monitoring network at a biological field station: preliminary findings and plans for the future.  57th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Llano River Field Station, Texas Tech University.  Junction, Texas.  (22-24 April 2010).

Wozniak, J.R. and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2010.  The importance of long-term data in understanding ecological systems.  Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Inland Fisheries Program Directors’ Meeting.  Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Sam Houston State University.  Huntsville, Texas.  (14-15 June 2010).

Wozniak, J.R., S.E. Davis and D. Rolke.  2009.  River inflow effects on spaital and temporal patterns of water quality in San Antonio and Galveston Bays presented in High Resolution Spatial Sampling of Aquatic Systems in Real Time.  20th Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation.  Portland, Oregon.  (1-5 November, 2009).

Wozniak, J.R., S.E. Davis III, T.M. Swannack, R.D. Slack and & W.E. Grant.  2010.  Estuarine inflow patterns and the effects on Carolina Wolfberry (Lycium carolinianum) fruit abundance: Insights into coastal marsh habitat quality.  Freshwater Inflows: Beyond 2010 Conference.  Corpus Christi, Texas.  (8-10 February 2010).

Wozniak, J.R., M.L. Thies, W.I. Lutterschmidt. 2010. Initiating a long-term water quality monitoring network at a biological field station: preliminary findings and plans for the future. Southwestern Association of Naturalists.  Oral presentation.  (24 April 2010).

Wozniak, J.R., Bish, J., Kroll, C., Sanchez, J. and Leggett, L. 2010. Using invertebrates as indicators of biological integrity in aquatic habitats across the Sanctuary Lake landscape. University of Pittsburgh, Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology, Linesville, PA.  Oral presentation.  (24 May 2010).

Wozniak, J.R., Lutterschmidt, W.I. 2010. The importance of long-term data in understanding ecological systems. Inland Fisheries Program Directors Meeting, Texas Research Institute for Environmental Studies, Huntsville, Tx. Oral presentation.  (14 June 2010).

 

Grants:

2009
Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias. 2009. Evaluation of a Dinotefuran gel ant bait at two concentrations and comparison with an industry standard. Whitmire Micro-Gen. $10,000

Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias.  2009.  BASF Efficacy of new products for control of Rove Ants, Brachymyrmex species, with determination of LD90s and LD50s.  $10,000

Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias.  2009.  Comparison of nine formulations of granular baits for the control of the Red Imported Fire Ant, Solenopsis invicta.  BASF-Whitmire Micro-Gen.  $10,000

Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias.  2009.  Evaluation of liquid and gel baits for the control of the Rasberry Crazy Ant, Paratrechina sp. BASF-Whitmire Micro-Gen.  $12,000

Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias.  2009.  Evaluation of experimental baits for field use to control Red Imported Fire Ants and Argentine Ants BASF Global.  $15,000

Cook, J.L. and S. Carrias.  2009.  Evaluation of new gel baits for the control of Sweet Feeding Ants  BASF-Whitmire Micro-Gen.  $5,000

Cureton II, J.C.  2009.  Investigating the impact of urbanization on Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornate.  National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.  $2,500

Cureton II, J.C.  2009.  Investigating the impact of urbanization on Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornate.  Joey Harrison Biological Sciences Student Research Award.   $330,

Cureton II, J.C.  2009.  Investigating the impact of urbanization on Ornate box turtles, Terrapene ornate.  Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research.  $1,000.

Deaton, P., C.P. Randle and W.I. Lutterschmidt.  2009.  Conservation of declining Ornate box turtles (Terrapene ornate ornate) in Texas: Impacts of urbanization on population genetics structure and mortality.  Arthur A. Seeligson, Jr. Texas Wildlife Conservation Fund.  Dallas-Fort Worth  Zoo.  $5,000

 

2010
Wozniak, J.R. and J. Bish.  2010.  Using Invertebrates as indicators of biological integrity in aquatic habitats across the Sanctuary Lake landscape.   Pymatuning Laboratory of Ecology: McKinley Research Award & Leasure K. Darbaker Prize in Botany Award with support from Graduate Studies, ORSP and TRIES.  $26,615

 

 

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