CURRICULUM VITAE


Pablo R. Delis Ph. D.
Full Professor
Department of Biology


Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Dr., Pennsylvania 17257
Ph. # (717) 477-1092
Fax # (717) 532-4064
E-mail: prdeli@ship.edu
Webpage: http://webspace.ship.edu/prdeli/

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 Education

  1. Ph. D. Degree (Biology). University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
    (Ph. D. Dissertation:  Hyla gratiosa and H. femoralis [Anura: Hylidae] in West Central     Florida: a comparative study of rarity and commonness)
  1. Masters of Science (Zoology). University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida. (Master’s Thesis: Effects of Urbanization on the Community of Anurans of a Pine Flatwood Habitat in West Central Florida)
  1. Bachelor Degree in Biological Science (Zoology). University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

1986. Biology Major. University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Work/Academic/Teaching History

2013-Present   Full Professor at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
– Ecomorphology, BIO 577
– Coastal Herpetology BIO 417 (At the Chincoteague Bay Field Station)
– Special Topics (Natural History of Costa Rica), BIO 491
– Vertebrate Zoology, BIO 463
– Biota of Florida, BIO 425
– Herpetology, BIO 417
– Vertebrate Zoology, BIO 363
– Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, BIO 370
– Principle of Biology: Organismal Diversity), BIO 162
– Principle of Biology I (Biodiversity), BIO 115
– Basic Biology, BIO 100
– Environmental Biology, BIO 145  2007-2013

Associate Professor at Shippensburg University. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
– Ecomorphology, BIO 577
– Capstone Seminar in Biology, BIO 499 (Vertebrate Diseases)
– Field Research Techniques, BIO 494
– Vertebrate Zoology, BIO 463
– Biota of Florida, BIO 425
– Herpetology, BIO 417
– Vertebrate Zoology, BIO 363
– Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, BIO 370
– Biology Seminar BIO 302 (Ichthyology and Herpetology Recent Literature)
– Principle of Biology: Organismal Diversity), BIO 162
– Principle of Biology I (Biodiversity), BIO 115
– Environmental Biology, BIO 145
– Problems of the Environment, BIO 145
– Introduction to Ecology, BIO 142

2002-2007. Assistant Professor at Shippensburg University. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.
– Ecomorphology, BIO 577
– Biota of Florida, BIO 425
– Herpetology, BIO 417
– Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, BIO 370
– Vertebrate Zoology, BIO 463
– Principle of Biology I (Biodiversity), BIO 115
– Problems of the Environment, BIO 145

1998-2002. Biology Instructor, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida.
– Human Anatomy and Physiology I, BSC 1085
– Human Anatomy and Physiology II, BSC 1086
– Biological Science I (Cellular Processes), BSC 1010
– Biological Science II (Biodiversity), BSC 1011
– Nutrition and Drugs, BSC 1025
– Human Inheritance and Reproduction, PBC 1660
– Human Biology, BSCC 1092
– Foundations of Biology, BSCC 1005
– Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology I, BSCL 1085
– Laboratory Anatomy and Physiology II, BSCL 1086
– Laboratory Biological Science I (Cellular Processes), BSCL 1010
– Laboratory Biological Science II (Biodiversity), BSCL 1011
– Laboratory Nutrition and Drugs I, BSC 1010

1995-1998. Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, Florida.
Adjunct Professor

1991-1998. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.
Biology Instructor
– Sex and Today’s World, BSC 2035
– Organismal Biology (Lifelong Learning) (MCAT prep.)

Teaching Assistant
– Laboratory Animal Physiology, PCB 4723
– Laboratory Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, ZOO 3713
– Laboratory General Biology (Cellular Processes), BSC 2010
– Laboratory General Biology (Biodiversity), BSC 2011
– Laboratory Herpetology, ZOO 5912

1993-1997. Field Biology Technician subcontracted by Biological Research Associates.  
Tampa, Florida, USA.

1989-1992. Zookeeper of the Herpetological Collection in the Department of Conservation-Education at Busch Gardens.  Tampa, Florida, USA.

1987-1988. Plant Production General Manager and Goods Quality Control Supervisor at  TRANSLESA, Lebrija, Sevilla, Spain.

Grants, Scholarships, and Awards

–  2016.  Shippensburg Technology Enhancement Grants. Updated and Maintenance of Automated Audio Recording Systems (Frogloggers), SD cards and solar panel kits. ($2,217)

–  2016.  With graduate student Jason Dallas. Graduate Research Committee award to study Ecology of the Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) in South-Central Pennsylvania. ($750)

–  2016.  With graduate student Vladimir Rep. Graduate Research Committee award to study Snake Wetland Colonization in South Central Pennsylvania: Implications for Conservation and Wetland Management. ($1000)

–  2016.  With graduate student Stephanie Williams. Graduate Research Committee award to study Terrestrial Population Ecology, Migration Patterns, and Reproduction of Marbled Salamanders (Ambystoma opacum) ($710)

–  2015.  With graduate student Safiya Abubakar. Graduate Research Committee award to study Morphometrics, Ecology and Demographics of Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacépède, 1788) in Wallops Island, Virginia. ($750)

–  2015.  With graduate student Jason Dallas. Graduate Research Committee award to study Ecology of the Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) in South-Central Pennsylvania. ($750)

–  2015.  With graduate student Stephanie Williams. Graduate Research Committee award to study Population Dynamics, Migration Patterns, and Reproduction of the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum (Gravenhorst, 1807), at a Site in South-Central Pennsylvania:  Implications for Conservation. ($790)

–  2014.  With graduate student Sarah Bartle. Graduate Research Committee award to study Habitat utilization and movement patterns of female Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene c. carolina) in Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County, Pennsylvania: implications for conservation. ($800)

–  2014.  With undergraduate student Jillian Onyskiw. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Long Term Survey of Anuran Communities in Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ($540)

–  2014.  With undergraduate student Kelly Babashan, Joshua Wright, and Jordan Unger. Collaboration with Dr. Catherine Shirk (Physics Department). Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Assessment of Factors Affecting Radio Telemetry Techniques Applied to Eastern Box Turtle Monitoring in Letterkenny Army Depot. ($1,725)

–  2014.  With undergraduate student Anna Rickard and Alyssa Hay. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Assessment of Aquatic Turtle Communities in Wetlands, Franklin County, South Central Pennsylvania. ($1,190)

–  2013.  With undergraduate student Casey O’Donnell. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Reproductive Biology and Phenology of Anuran Assemblages using Froglogger Acoustic Recording Systems, in South Central Pennsylvania. ($990)

–  2013.  With undergraduate student Dorissa Brivchik. Undergraduate Research Committee award to carry out a Long Term Survey of Ophidians in Natural Islands in an Urban Landscape in Accomack County, Virginia. ($945)

–  2013.  With undergraduate student Valerie Yohn. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study a Turtle Assemblage in a Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands in 2014. ($955)

–  2013.  With undergraduate student Kimberly Kakabar. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Snake Community at Shippensburg University Campus. ($1,004)

–  2013.  Academic Mentorship Award. Conferred by the Athletic Department and recommended by Mary Wiechelt, Biology student and athlete (Cross Country), accepted to Penn State University Veterinary Program.

–  2013.  With graduate student Ben Hepler. Graduate Research Committee award to study Turtle Assemblages in Natural and Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands in 2014. ($895)

–  2013.  With graduate student Julia Russell. Graduate Research Committee award to study the Morphological Variation in the Ringneck Snake, Diadophus punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766), in Pennsylvania in 2014. ($617)

–  2012.  With graduate student Ben Hepler. Miklausen-Likar award to study Turtle Assemblages in Natural and Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands in 2013. ($500)

–  2012.  With graduate student Julia Russell. Graduate Research Committee award to study the Morphological Variation in the Ringneck Snake, Diadophus punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766), in Pennsylvania in 2013. ($739)

–  2012.  With graduate student Ben Hepler. Graduate Research Committee award to study Turtle Assemblages in Natural and Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands in 2013. ($777)

–  2012.  With graduate student Daniel Hughes. Graduate Research Committee award to study Snake Assemblage in Natural and Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands in 2013. ($450)

–  2012.  With undergraduate student Sarah Bartle. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Reproductive Biology of Marbled Salamanders. ($279)

–  2012.  With undergraduate student Stephanie Williams. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Reproductive Biology and Morphology of Marbled Salamanders. ($776)

–  2011.  Shippensburg Technology Enhancement Grants. Frogloggers V/VI Automated Recording Systems. ($2,400)

–  2011.  With graduate student James Anderson. Graduate Research Committee award to study Snake Colonization Patterns of Reclaimed Wetlands. ($800)

–  2011.  With graduate student Daniel Hughes. Graduate Research Committee award to study Snake Assemblage in Natural and Anthropogenically Altered Wetlands. ($755)

–  2011.  With graduate student Bill Humbert. Graduate Research Committee award to study Demographics of American Toads. ($1,000)

–  2011.  With undergraduate student Laurel Campbell. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Reproductive Biology of Spring Peepers. ($735)

–  2011.  With undergraduate student Montrell Wilkerson. Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Snake Community at Shippensburg University Campus. ($1,290)

–  2010.  With undergraduate student Edward Alexander Eckman.  Miklausen-Likar award to study Snake Community at Shippensburg University Campus ($150)

–  2010.  With undergraduate student Edward Alexander Eckman.  Undergraduate Research Committee award to study Snake Community at Shippensburg University Campus ($1,242)

–  2006.  With undergraduate student Zack Forsburg, Undergraduate Research Committee award to study natural and disturbed pond amphibian fauna in LEAD. ($1,235)

–  2006.  With graduate student, Kristina Tarasan. Miklausen-Likar award to study box turtle Reproductive Biology at LEAD. ($232)

–  2005.  With graduate student, Katrina Wisanem. Miklausen-Likar award to study box turtle fecundity at LEAD. ($585)

–  2005.  Nominated as “Who’s Who Among American’s Teachers,” 2005.

–  2004.  Wild Resource Conservation Program of Pennsylvania. Project Small Mammals of Pennsylvania Inventory and Conservation. (Not funded)

–  2004.  CYBERDERM Graduate Student Support Scholarship award to facilitate research on transepidermal water lost in snake sheds. ($64,000, Not as PI, Graduate Student Funding)

–  2004.  Miklausen-Likar award to study the serpent community at LEAD. ($374)

–  2003.  Professional Development Committee Research Grant to study of Letterkenny Army Depot Herpetofauna: Long Term Study. ($2,740.50)

–  2002.  Nominated as “Who’s Who Among American’s Teachers,” 2002.

–  1998.  Nominated to the Provost‘s Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student.

–  1998.  Teaching Assistantship Spring 1998.

–  1997.  Department of Biology Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award 1997.

–  1997.  Teaching Assistantship Spring, Summer, and Fall 1997.

–  1996.  Teaching Assistantship Spring, Summer, and Fall 1996.

–  1995.  Department of Biology Student Travel Award.

–  1995.  Teaching Assistantship Spring, Summer, and Fall 1995.

–  1992-1995.  School Enrichment Resource Volunteers in Education (S.E.R.V.E.) Award Honoring School Volunteers.

–  1994.  Teaching Assistantship Spring, Summer, and Fall 1994.

–  1993.  Teaching Assistantship Spring and Fall 1993.

–  1992-1993.  Sigma-Xi Graduate Student Award.

–  1992.  Teaching Assistantship Spring and Fall 1992.

–  1991.  Scholarship for the Formation of Researchers in Foreign Countries, Ministry of Science and Education, Spanish Government.

–  1990.  Scholarship for the Formation of Researchers in Foreign Countries, Ministry of Science and Education, Spanish Government.

–  1989.  Scholarship for the Formation of Researchers in Foreign Countries, Ministry of Science   and Education, Spanish Government.

 Professional Society Memberships

–  Kansas Herpetological Society (2010-Present)
–  Asociación Herpetológica Espaňola (Spain) (2012-Present)
–  Asociacion de Naturalistas del Sureste (Spain) (1982-Present)
–  Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles (1989-2013)
–  Herpetologists’ League (1990-2013)
–  American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (1991-2013)
–  National Geographic Society (1998-2013)
–  The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (2002-Present)
–  The Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences (2004-2013)
–  Northeastern Naturalist (2004-2010)
–  Southeastern Naturalist (2007-2010)

 Professional Collaborations

 –  2008-Present. Pennsylvania State Museum, Division of Botany and Zoology.
–  2006-Present. Marine Science Consortium, Academic Advisory Board of Marine Science Consortium, and Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, Virginia.
–  2003-Present. Office of Natural Resources at Letterkenny army Depot, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.
–  2013. Associate Editor for the Journal of North America Herpetology (JNAH)
–  2010-2011. PEKALA Architecture and Design (Harrisburg, PA) and Lake Tobias Wildlife Park (Halifax, PA). New Herpetofauna Pavilion and Exhibit consultant
–  2010. Reviewer for Biological Sciences
–  2010. Reviewer Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences
–  2008-Present. Member to the PA Box Turtle Conservation Trust Fund’s Advisory Committee
–  2008-Present. Reviewer for the Southeastern Naturalist
–  2006-Present. Reviewer for the Journal of Pennsylvania Academy of Science
–  2004-Present.  Reviewer for Florida Scientist
–  2003-Present.  Reviewer for Northeastern Naturalist
–  1999-Present.  Brevard Zoo, FL, Conservation Department Vertebrate Zoology consultant
–  1997-Present.  Reviewer for Herpetologica
–  1992-Present.  Reviewer for Journal of Herpetology
–  2005-Present. Reviewer for the Regional Journal Proteus
–  2009. Reviewer for NSF grants. Washington DC.
–  2005. Guess Editor for the Southeastern Naturalist
–  2005. Student Oral Presentation Judge (Ethology and Ecology) at Annual Meeting, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
–  2004-2009.  Assistant Editor of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter
–  1991-2002.  Member of Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, Regional Southeast

 Research Experience

 –  2012-Present. (With Dr. Brad Armen, Physics Professor at Shippensburg University). Use of Automated Recording Systems (FrogLoggers) and Sonography Software (SongScope) to study the anuran communities in Pennsylvania and Virginia.

–  2011-Present. (With Dr. John Hranitz, Biology Professor at Bloomsburg University). Biology of American and Fowler’s Toads, Genus Anaxyrus, in Wallops Island and mainland Accomack County, VA:  Long Term Study and Conservation.

 –  2011-Present. (With Dr. Brad Armen, Physics Professor at Shippensburg University). Biomechanical characteristics of shell closing in Box Turtles, Terrapene c. carolina

–  2010-Present. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr., Curator of Botany and Zoology at the Pennsylvania State Museum, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Island Facility). The herpetofauna of Wallops Island, VA: Long term study and conservation.

 –  2009-Present. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr., Curator of Botany and Zoology at the Pennsylvania State Museum). Amphibian assemblage at Letterkenny Army Depot, North Mountains, South Central Pennsylvania: Long term study and conservation.

 –  2008-Present. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr., Curator of Botany and Zoology at the Pennsylvania State Museum). Snake community at Letterkenny Army Depot, North Mountains, South Central Pennsylvania: Long Term Study and Conservation.

–  2007-Present. (With Dr. Robin McCann, Chemistry Professor at Shippensburg University). Tetradotoxin analysis in the skin of the northern stripped newt (Notophthalmus viridescens), ecological and biogeographical implications.

–  2006-Present. (With Dr. Ajoy Kumar, Biology Professor at Millersville University). Biotic surveys of coastal environment around Wallops Island and mainland Accomack County, VA:  Long Term Study and Conservation.

–  2006-Present. (With member institutions and faculty of the Marine Science Consortium and now Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, Virginia).  Long Term Study and Conservation.

 –  2005-Present. Fecundity and reproductive biology of the box turtle (Terrapene carolina) in Letterkenny Army Depot.

–  2004-Present. Long term monitoring of the white tail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) at Letterkenny Army Depot.

–  2003-Present. Long term monitoring the herpetological fauna at Letterkenny Army Depot, North Mountains, South Central Pennsylvania.

–  1991-2002.  Monitoring the amphibian fauna of west central Florida, as part of the worldwide efforts of the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force (DAPTF.)

–  1997-1998.  Fauna surveys of selected areas in Hardee County, Florida. Subcontract for Biological Research Associates.

–  1997-1998.  Radiotelemetry tracking of anurans in Pine Flatwoods Wilderness Park (Hillsborough County, Florida).

–  1995-1996.  Sampling for vertebrates in Scrub habitats of Orange County (Central Florida) for the Walt Disney Project “Animal Kingdom.”

–  1993-1996.  Gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus) surveys throughout West and Central Florida Counties for Biological Research Associates.

–  1994-1995.  Nuclear DNA extraction, purification, and storage from thermal benthic macro-invertebrates.  DNA amplification using Polymerase Chain Reaction.  DNA analysis using Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism.

–  1990-1993.  Sampling the amphibians and reptiles in west central Florida as part of the requirements for the completion of the MS. at the University of South Florida.

–  1986-1987.  Survey for the determination of fisheries potential of water reservoirs of Sevilla’s northwest hydrographic basin.  Project for the University of Sevilla, Spain.

–  1982-1986.  Censuses of migratory and resident birds in Calblanque Marshes, Murcia, Spain. Under the supervision of the Southeast Naturalists Association (A.N.S.E.) and the Spanish Ornithological Society (S.E.O.)

–  1984-1986.  Survey of the amphibians in areas of interest for future preservation and management of local wildlife, Southeast of Spain.  Under the direction of A.N.S.E.

Graduate Students Major Professor

Erica Coover (Starting Fall 2016). Amphibian Assemblage and Movements among Riparian Habitats at Letterkenny Army Depot, South Central Pennsylvania.

Vladimir Rep (Starting Spring 2016) Snake Wetland Colonization in South Central Pennsylvania: Implications for Conservation and Wetland Management.

Stephanie Williams (Starting Fall 2015) Population Dynamics, Migration Patterns, and Reproduction of the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum (Gravenhorst, 1807), at a Site in South-Central Pennsylvania:  Implications for Conservation.

Jason Dallas (Starting 2015). Ecology of the Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) in South-Central Pennsylvania.

Safiya Abubakar (Starting 2014). Morphometric, Ecology and Demographics of Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum subrubrum (Lacépède, 1788) in Wallops Island, Virginia: Conservation Concerns in the Light of Global Climate Change.

Sarah Bartle (Starting 2014). Nesting movements and reproductive biology on the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in South Central Pennsylvania.

Julia Russell (Graduating in 2013). Biology of the Garter Snake in Letterkenny Army Deport, South-Central Pennsylvania.

Benjamin Hepler. Graduated 2014. Turtle Community in Wetlands in Letterkenny Army Deport, South-Central Pennsylvania.

Daniel Hughes. Graduated 2013. Ophidian Community in Wetlands in Letterkenny Army Deport, South-Central Pennsylvania, PA. Currently at UT, El Paso, pursuing a PhD.

James Anderson Graduated Non Thesis in 2013, one paper published and Research in progress for another). Ophidian Colonization of a Reclaimed Wetland in South-Central Pennsylvania, PA.

Melanie Yodock (2012). Non Thesis. Biology/Morphology of the Painted Turtle in Wetlands in Letterkenny Army Deport, South-Central Pennsylvania, PA. (Unfinished Thesis)

Patty L. Bower (In Personal Leave, 2011). Migration Patterns in of Mole Salamanders, Genus Ambystoma, in South Central Pennsylvania, PA. (Unfinished Thesis)

William Humbert. Graduated 2012. Morphometrics and Ecology of the Genus Anaxyrus in South Central Pennsylvania.

Kristina Tarasan. Graduated 2008.  Consequences of habitat anthropogenic disturbance on the distribution, abundance, and live history of the box turtles (Terrapene carolina carolina) in South Central Pennsylvania.

Katrina Waisanen. (Non Thesis).  The effects of microhabitat parameters on natal nest success in the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in South Central Pennsylvania. (Unfinished Thesis)

Lacey Conrad. Graduated 2005. “Transepidermal Water Loss in Shed skin from Aquatic and Terrestrial Snakes.”  Research has been funded by the private company CyberDerm.

Matt Rach. Graduated 2005. “Thermal Biology of Gravid Timber Rattlesnakese (Crotalus horridus) at Basking Sites in North Central Pennsylvania.”  Research has been funded by the state agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Sam Pelesky. Graduated 2005.  “The influence of Prey Availability on the Dispersal and Movement Patterns of the Timber Rattlesnakese (Crotalus horridus) in North Central Pennsylvania.”  Research has been funded by the state agency, the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

Justin Sweitzer. 2004-2005. Effect of agricultural disturbance on the snake community in south central Pennsylvania. (Unfinished Thesis)

Joel Rapisarda. 2003-2004 Reproductive biology of Blue bird (Sialis sialis) in logged habitats in Central Pennsylvania. (Unfinished  Thesis)

Additional Graduate Student Committees

 Nicole Davidson (2015)

Cynthia Tucker (2010). Aggression in Betta fish.

Kyle Bisson (Committee Member). Graduated in 2007. Ghost Crab Ecology and Conservation in Assateague Island, Virginia.

Cy Molt (Committee Member). Graduated in 2004. “The Effects of Size Variation on Ecological Interactions in Larval Ambystoma: Implications for Community Structure.”

Tracy Librandi (Committee Member). Graduated in 2003. Spotted turtle (Clemmys guttata) Movement and Habitat Usage in Heavily Managed Area of Michaux State Forest, Pennsylvania.”

 Undergraduate Students Research Mentoring

Emeleigh Luckenbaugh (2016-) Garter and Water Snake Ecology in South Central PA

John Lowin (2016-) Terrestrial Amphibian Community in Altitudinal Gradient. LEAD. PA

Wes Smith (2015-2016) Urban Snake Community in Shippensburg Campus. SU. PA

Brooke Hall (2015-2016) Urban Snake Community in Shippensburg Campus. SU. PA

Sarah Flick (2015-2016) Terrestrial Amphibian Community in Altitudinal Gradient. LEAD. PA

Erica Coover (2015-2016) Terrestrial Amphibian Community in Altitudinal Gradient. LEAD. PA

Kayla Keller (2015-2016) Herpetofauna Survey of Savage Neck Dunes Park. Northampton Co. VA

Jillian Onyskiw (2014-2016). Automated Anuran Calling Surveys. LEAD. PA

Anna Rickard (2014-2015). Aquatic Turtle Communities in Wetlands. LEAD. PA

Kelly Babashan (2014-2016). Factors Affecting Radio Telemetry of Eastern Box Turtle. LEAD. PA

Joshua Wright (2014-2015). Factors Affecting Radio Telemetry of Eastern Box Turtle. LEAD. PA

Jordan Unger (2014-2015). Factors Affecting Radio Telemetry of Eastern Box Turtle. LEAD. PA

Alyssa Hay (2014-2015). Aquatic Turtle Communities in Wetlands. LEAD. PA

Vladimir Rep (2014-2015). Urban Snake Community in Shippensburg Campus. SU. PA

Heather Winter (2014-2015). Tetrodotoxin Characterization in Red-Spotted Newt, LEAD, PA

Dorissa (2013). Snake Community in Chincoteague Bay Field Station Campus. Accomack Co.VA

Kimberly Kakabar (2013-2014). Urban Snake Community in Shippensburg Campus, PA

Valerie Yohn (2013-2014). Aquatic Turtles in Large Disturbed Lakes. LEAD, PA

Casey O’Donnell. (2012-1014). Automated Anuran Calling Surveys. LEAD. PA

Ryan Klinger (2012). Automated Anuran Calling Surveys. LEAD. PA

Stephanie Williams (2012-2013). Marble Salamander Biology. LEAD. PA

Sarah Bartle (2011-2013). Box Turtle Biology and Marble Salamander Biology. LEAD. PA

Montrell Wilkerson (2011-2013). Urban Snake Community. SU. PA

Alexander F. Delis (2011-2012). Turtle Shell Biomechanics. LEAD. PA

Laurel Campbell (2011-2012). Reproductive Biology of Spring Peeper in South Central PA

Jaclyn Adams (2012). American Toad Automated Anuran Calling Surveys, LEAD PA

Jason Unrath (2011). Tetrodotoxin Characterization in Red-Spotted Newt, LEAD, PA

Sabrina Woodlief (2011). Amphibian and Reptilian Biology. LEAD. PA

Alexander Edward Eckman (2010-2011). Urban Snake Community. SU. PA

Justin Wissler (2010). Reproductive Biology of Spring Peepers. LEAD. PA

Matthew Pauli (2010). Tetrodotoxin Characterization in Red-Spotted Newt. LEAD. PA

Dustin Lowry (2009). Reproductive Biology of the Gray Treefrog in Wallops Island, VA

Bob Koroncai (2009). Fish Diversity and Demographics in Tidal Pools in Wallops Island, VA

Jennifer Patterson (2009). Tetrodotoxin Characterization in Red-Spotted Newt. LEAD, PA

Ryan Helcoski (2008). Snake Community in Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Laura Hock (2008). Tetrodotoxin Characterization in Red-Spotted Newt. LEAD, PA

Eve Freeh (2007). Cataloguing Specimens in Shippensburg University Museum of Zoology

Sarah Shimko (2006). Box Turtle Study, Herpetofauna of Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Scott Jones (2006). Box Turtle Study, Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Heather Gawton (2006). Box Turtle Study, Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Allison Ihde (2005). Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences Newsletter, PA

Nicole Waltemire (2005). Box Turtle Study, Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Ellen Laframboise (2003). Herpetofauna Study, Letterkenny Army Depot. LEAD, PA

Other Academic/Professional Responsibilities

– 2016-Present. Appointed Co-Chair of the Adjunct Committee of the Shippensburg University APSCUF-SU.

– 2014-2015. Member of the Department of Biology Immunologist/Microbiologist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2015).

– 2014. Appointed Co-Chair of the Mobilization Committee of the Shippensburg University APSCUF-SU.

– 2013. Appointed Co-Chair of the Membership Committee of the Shippensburg University APSCUF-SU.

– 2012-2013. Member of the Department of Biology Geneticist/Microbiologist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2013).

– 2005-2013.  Member of the APSCUF/SU Executive Committee.

– 2010-Present. Statewide APSCUF Special Services Committee Chairman.

– 2011-2013. Elected as member of the Shippensburg University APSCUF Meet and Discuss Committee, Faculty and Coaches Union-Management Relations.

– 2010. Student Poster Presentation Judge (Ecology) at Annual Meeting, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Providence, Rhode Island), for Stoyers’ Award.

– 2010. Chair person for Oral Presentation Session at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences, Camp Hill, PA.

– 2010-Present. Volunteered member of the Shippensburg University APSCUF Faculty Mobilization Committee.

– 2010-Present. Member of the Academic Day Committee.

– 2009-2011. Elected as member of the Shippensburg University APSCUF Meet and Discuss Committee, Union Management Relations.

– 2008-2009. Member of the Department of Biology Botanist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2009).

– 2010. Member of the APSCUF Subcommittee on Faculty Lunch/Dining Room Facility.

– 2009-2010. Leader of APSCUF initiative to provide for a Faculty Exercise Facility/Access.

– 2010-2014. Marine Science Consortium Academic Advisory Council. Co-Representative.

– 2008-2010. Marine Science Consortium Board of Directors. Co Director.

– 2008-2009. Member of the Department of Biology Botanist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2009).

– 2008. Member of the Shippensburg University Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists (CPUB) organization committee for the March 28-29 CPUB Annual Meeting, being hosted by Shippensburg University.

– 2007-2009.  Elected as representative member to the State Wide APSCUF/SU Legislative Assembly Delegation.

– 2007-2008.  Member of the Department of Biology Animal Physiologist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2008).

– 2006-Present. Statewide APSCUF Special Services Committee

– 2007-2008.  “Ad Hoc” Member of the Department of Biology Geneticist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2008).

– 2007-2008. Member of the Department of Biology Animal Physiologist Search Committee (Failed Search – spring 2007).

– 2007-2008.  Member of the Shippensburg University Provost Search Committee (Successful completion of the search, January 2008).

– 2007-2011. Member of the Biology Department Assessment Committee for undergraduate and graduate programs.

– 2003-2010. Shippensburg University Vertebrate Museum Director.

– 2005-2007.  Elected as representative member to the State Wide APSCUF/SU Legislative Assembly Delegation.

– 2005. Marine Science Consortium Review Policy “Ad Hoc” Subcommittee Chairperson.

– 2005-2007.  State Wide APSCUF/SU Legislative Assembly Representative. Elected member.

– 2005.  Member of the Graduate Assistant Selection Subcommittee at Shippensburg University.

– 2005.  Biology Department (Shippensburg University) Webmaster.

– 2003-2004. Member of the Department of Biology Aquatic Ecologist Search Committee (Successful Search – spring 2005).

– 2004.  APSCUF/SU University Forum Representative. Designated Member.

– 2003-2006. Member of the, Campus Wide, Graduate Council of Shippensburg University

– 2003-2009. Member of the, Campus Wide, Gifted Minority Students Scholarship (Shippensburg University)

– 2003-Present. Member of the, Campus Wide, Thurgood Marshall Mentoring Program, Shippensburg University.

– 2003-2005. Member of the Department of Biology’s Pond Committee (Shippensburg University)

– 2002-2010. Chair of the Department of Biology’s Seminar Committee (Shippensburg University)

– 2002-2011. Member of the Department of Biology’s Graduate Committee (Shippensburg University)

– 1999-2002.  Member of the Faculty and Staff Professional Development Committee (Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus)

– 1998-2002.  Advisor in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (Hillsborough Community College)

Other Professional Experiences

–  2016-Present. Maintaining the Department of Biology Graduate Students Webpage, linked to Shippensburg University site.

–  2009-2011. Maintaining the Graduate Studies for the Department of Biology at Shippensburg University Website.

–  2004-2009. Maintaining the Department of Biology at Shippensburg University Web site.

–  2003-Present. Managing the Dermestid Beetle Colony for Skeletonizing Vertebrates, at the Bio Pond “Bug” Shed, Shippensburg University.

–  1994-1996.  Laboratory Technician in Molecular Genetics Project.  Nuclear DNA extraction, nuclear DNA amplification, and DNA analysis using PCR, and RFLP techniques on nuclear DNA. Dept. of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.

Knowledge of Languages and Other Research and Teaching Tools

–  Spanish, English, French

–  Computers and Photography

–  Diver’s Certification (NAUI)

–  Molecular Techniques (DNA extraction, PCR, RFLP)

–  Radiotelemetry/Radio tracking

–  Soccer Coach and Referee

–  Hunting/Fishing

Manuscripts in Review or Preparation

–  Delis, Pablo R., Earl, D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky.  The ins-and-outs and up-and-downs of adult treefrog dispersal. Submitted to Journal of Herpetology.

–  Hughes, Daniel, F., W.E. Meshaka, Jr, and Delis, Pablo R. Reproduction and Growth of the Southern Leopard Frog, Lithobates sphenocephalus utricularius (Harlan, 1825), in Virginia. Submitted to Basic and Applied Herpetology.

–  Delis, Pablo R. The Hurricane Toad: Activity Patterns and Reproduction of the Eastern Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in West-Central Florida. In preparation to be submitted to Basic and Applied Herpetology.

–  Delis, Pablo R. Demographics and life history of the Eastern box turtle (Terrapene c. carolina) in a mildly anthropogenically disturbed site: Letterkenny Army Depot, South Central Pennsylvania.  In preparation to be submitted to Herpetologica.

–  Delis, Pablo R. Female Reproductive Biology of the Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina) in South-Central Pennsylvania. In preparation to be submitted to Copeia.

–  Delis, Pablo R., Earl, D. McCoy, and Henry R. Mushinsky.  Rarity vs commoness in two treefrogs, Hyla femoralis and H. gratiosa: the results of life history traits?  In preparation to be submitted to Ecology.

– Pelesky, Sam and Pablo R. Delis. The influence of Prey Availability on the Dispersal and Movement Patterns of the Timber Rattlesnakese (Crotalus horridus) in North Central Pennsylvania. In preparation to be submitted to Herpetological Review.

– Rach, Matt and Pablo R. Delis. Thermal Biology of Gravid Timber Rattlesnakese (Crotalus horridus) at Basking Sites in North Central Pennsylvania. In preparation.

– Delis, Pablo R. Hyla gratiosa (Barking treefrog).  Novel amplexing location.  In preparation.

– Mushinsky, Henry R., P. R. Delis, and Earl D. McCoy.  Long Term Study of the Anuran Community in a Sandhill in Wester Central Florida.  In preparation.

– Delis, Pablo R.  Impact of Urbanization on the Reptilian Community of West Central Florida.  In preparation.

– Delis, Pablo R.  Substrate Use in Four Florida Hylids and Implications for Conservation.  In preparation.

 – Delis, Pablo R.  Notes on Southern Toad (Bufo terrestris) Pond Mortality.  In preparation.

– Delis, Pablo R.  Opportunistic Snake Predation on Ephemeral Pool Anuran Communities in West Central Florida. In preparation.

Book Chapters

 Delis, Pablo R. and H. R. Mushinsky.  2005.  Human Disturbance and Florida Anurans.  In Walter E. Meshaka, Jr. and Kimberly J. Babbitt, Editors, Status and Conservation of Florida Amphibians and Reptiles.  Krieger Press. Pages: 15-22.

 Refereed Publications

Meshaka, W.E. Jr., L. Long, A. Tegeler, W.S. Humbert and Pablo R. Delis. 2016. Reproductive phenophases of the American Toad, (Anaxyrus americanus Holbrook, 1836), in the Ligonier Valley of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society, 52(1-4):23-37.

Meshaka, W.E. Jr., E. Wingert, T. Frey, M. Roberts, C. Zwemer, S.R. Bartle, N.A. Davidson, Pablo R. Delis, and G.R. Cline. 2015. Confirmation of species identity, body sizes, and clutch characteristics of the eastern gray treefrog (Hyla versicolor LeConte, 1825) from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Collinsorum, 4(1):12-15.

Delis, Pablo R., W.E. Meshaka, Jr, E. Wingert, and S. Bartle 2015. A test of reproductive advantage in two competitive mole salamanders (Caudata: Ambystomatidae) from a single site in south-central Pennsylvania. Basic and Applied Herpetology, 29:21-31.

Meshaka, W.E. Jr., S.I. Williams, E. Wingert, and Pablo R. Delis. 2015. Adult body sizes and clutch characteristics of the marbled salamander (Ambystoma opacum) from Letterkenny Army Depot in south-central Pennsylvania. Collinsorum, 4(3):10-12.

Meshaka, W.E. Jr., V.R. Rep, Pablo R. Delis, and E. Wingert. 2015. Selected life history traits of the Bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus (Shaw, 1802), and the Green Frog (L. clamitans melanota (Latreille, 1801) at a park in south-central Pennsylvania: geographic and interspecific comparisons. Collinsorum, 4(3):13-18.

 Meshaka, Walter E., Jr., Pablo R. Delis, and Katie Walters. 2015. Geographic variation in selected life history traits of the Eastern Narrowmouth Toad, Gastrophryne carolinensis (Holbrook, 1836), along the northeastern edge of its geographic range. The Journal of North American Herpetology 2015(1):1-5.

Meshaka, Walter E. Jr. and Pablo R. Delis. 2014. Snake Assemblage Structures and Seasonal Activity Patterns on a Military Base in South-Central Pennsylvania: Land Management Implications for Snake Conservation.  The Journal of North American Herpetology 2014(1): 7-20.

Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Stephanie I. Williams, Sarah R. Bartle, Pablo R. Delis, and Eugene Wingert. 2013. Breeding and Larval Growth of the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum (Gravenhorst, 1807), From Two Adjacent Sites in South-Central Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society, 49: 22-29.

 Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Naim Edwards and Pablo R. Delis. 2012. Seasonal activity, reproductive cycles, and growth of the pickerel frog, Lithobates palustris (LeConte, 1825), from Pennsylvania. Herpetological Bulletin 119: 1-8.

Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Eugene Wingert, Randy W. Cassell, Pablo R.  Delis, and Noel Potter Jr. 2012. Status and distribution of the Eastern Spadefopot, Scaphiopus holbrookii (Harlan, 1835), in Pennsylvania: state wide conservation implications for an imperiled species. Collinsorum 1(2/3): 20-24.

 Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., James Anderson, and Pablo R. Delis. 2012. A riverfront population of the Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis): conservation implications of successful colonization of a linear urban system. Collinsorum 1(2/3): 15-19.

 Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Sarah Bartle, Pablo R. Delis, and Eugene Wingert. 2012. Adult body size and adult characteristics of the Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer, (Wied-Neuwied, 1838), from a single site in south-central Pennsylvania. Collinsorum 1(2/3): 7-8.

 Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Eugene Wingert, Randy Cassell, Pablo R. Delis, and Sarah A. Mortzfeldt. 2011. Breeding episodes of the Eastern Spadefopot, Scaphiopus holbrookii (Harlan, 1835), in Central Pennsylvania. Journal of Kansas Herpetology 40: 10-12.

Steinmann. Keith, W., Melanie J. Cegelski, Pablo R. Delis, and Stewart, Richard L. Jr. 2011. Dietary Patterns of Pennsylvania Coyotes During Winter. Keystone Journal of Undergraduate Research 1(1):13-18.

Meshaka, E. Walter Jr., Pablo R. Delis, and Sarah A. Mortzfeldt. 2011. Seasonal Activity, Reproductive Cycles, and Growth of the Northern Leopard Frog, Lithobates pipiens (Schreber, 1782), From Pennsylvania. Bulletin of the Maryland Herpetological Society, 47: 23-35.

Meshaka, E. Walter Jr. and Pablo R., Delis. 2010. Clutch Sizes in Two Populations of the Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), in Pennsylvania. Reptiles and Amphibians 17: 206-208

Stewart, Richard L. Jr., Pablo R. Delis, and Craig M. Kindlin. 2008. An inventory of the small mammals of Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin county Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences 81(2):59-65.

 Delis, Pablo R. and P. E. Sutton. 2005. Cnemidophorus sexlineatus (Six-Lined Racerunner). Behavior.  Herpetological Review. 36(2): 173.

Nelson R. T., B. J. Cochrane, P. R. Delis and D. Te Strake.  2002. Basidioboliasis in anurans in Florida.  Journal of Wildlife Disease 38(2): 463-467.

 Jansen, K. P., A. P. Summers, and P. R. Delis.  2001. Spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus holbrookii holbrookii) in an urban landscape: effects of nonnatural substrates on burrowing in adults and juveniles. Journal of Herpetology 35:141-145.

Christman, S. P., C. A. Young, S. Gonzalez, K. Hill, G. Navratil, and P. Delis.  2000.  New Records of Amphibians and Reptiles from Hardee County, Florida.  Herpetological review 31: 116-117.

Delis, Pablo R., Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy.  1996.  Decline of some west-central Florida anuran populations in response to habitat degradation.  Biodiversity and Conservation  5: 1579-1595.

Delis, Pablo R. and Adam P. Summers.  1996.  Note on the Barking Treefrog  (Hyla gratiosa) Reproduction in West Central Florida.  Herpetological Review 27: 25-26

Summers, A. P. and P. R. Delis.  1994.  Burrowing Performance and Kinematics in the            Eastern Spadefoot Toad, Scaphiopus holbrookii.  American Zoologist, index: 34/b-14A.

Educational Material

 Delis, Pablo R. 2008.  Perch Dissection.  In Laboratory Manual For Principle Of Biology I, BIO 115. Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. 65-70 p. (Check specifics and the Other chapter)

Delis, Pablo R. 2006.  Perch Dissection.  In Laboratory Manual For Principle Of Biology I, BIO 115. Shippensburg University. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. 65-70 p. (Check specifics and the Other chapter)

 Delis, Pablo R. 1999.  Laboratory Manual For Biological Science II, BSC 1011L. Hillsborough Community College Press.  Tampa, Florida, USA. 70 p.

 Non Refereed and Other Publications

 Delis, Pablo R. 2012. Memories of Joseph Collins. Collinsorum 1(1): 14-15.

Delis, Pablo R., R. S. Stewart, and C. Kindlin. 2010. The Herpetofauna of Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania: A Starting Point to the Long-Term Monitoring and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles. Journal of Kansas Herpetology 34: 11-16.

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2006. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, August 64(4): 1-15.

 Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2006. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, May 64(3): 1-16.

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2006. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, February 64(2): 1-16.

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2006 Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, January 64(1): 1-16.

Delis, R. Pablo. 2005. The Northern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, 63(3): 7

 Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2005. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, May 63(3): 1-16.

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2005. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, February 63(2): 1-16.

Delis, R. Pablo et al. 2005. Shippensburg professors: ‘Let science be science.’  York Daily Record. February 13, 2005

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2005. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, January 63(1): 1-16.

Delis, R. Pablo. 2004. Intelligent design in our schools: An embarrassment to Pennsylvania and a disservice to our students. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, 62(5): 3.

 Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2004. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, October 62(5): 1-16.

 Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2004. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, August 62(4): 1-16.

Stewart Jr. R. L. and Pablo R. Delis. 2004. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, May 62(3): 1-16.

 Delis, R. Pablo. 2004. Pennsylvania Scientists.  Shippensburg University.  Gordon Kirkland Jr. (1943-1999). Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, 62(3): 10.

Delis, R. Pablo. 2004. The Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) in Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Academy of Science Newsletter, 62(3): 7

Delis, Pablo R.  2001.  Hyla gratiosa and H. femoralis (Anura: Hylidae) in West Central Florida: a comparative study of rarity and commonness. Ph. D. Dissertation, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.  253 p.

Delis, Pablo R.  1993.  Effects of Urbanization on the Community of Anurans of a Pine Flatwood Habitat in West Central Florida.  Master’s thesis, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA.  47 p.

Presentations

 – 2015. (with Walter E. Meshaka, Jr). The Snake Community of Wallops Island, VA: The Reign of the Eastern Racer, Coluber constrictor. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Fort Hays, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2015. (with Vladimir Rep). Biodiversity and Demographics of a Snake Assemblage at the Shippensburg University Campus, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 42nd Annual Meeting, Fort Hays, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2015. (with Jillian Onyskiw). Long Term Survey of Anuran Communities in Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County, Pennsylvania  Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Alyssa Hay and Anna Rickard). Assessment of Aquatic Turtle Communities in Wetlands, Franklin County, South Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Kelly Babashan and Joshua Wright). Assessment of Factors Affecting Radio Telemetry Techniques Applied to Eastern Box Turtles in Letterkenny Army Depot. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Jason Dallas). Ecology of the Northern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor constrictor) in South-Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Vladimir Rep). Biodiversity and Demographics of a Snake Assemblage at the Shippensburg University Campus, Cumberland County, PA. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Sarah Bartle). Home range, movement patterns, and habitat utilization of female Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapene c. carolina) at a site in south central Pennsylvania: implications for conservation. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

– 2015. (with Safiya Abubakar). Morphometrics, Ecology and Demographics of Eastern Mud Turtle Kinosternon subrubrum (Lacépède, 1788) in Wallops Island, Virginia. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 46th Annual Meeting, in Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA. (State)

 – 2014. (with Walter E. Meshaka, Jr). The Herpetofauna of Wallops Island: A Case Study of A Community Under Threat. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 41st Annual Meeting, Manhattan, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2014. (with Nickolas S. Strait and Pablo Antonio Delis). Survey of Turtle Community in Aughwich Stream, Huntington County, Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2014. (with Pablo Antonio Delis and N. Strait). A survey of the Wood Turtle, Glyptemys insculpta, Population in Aughwich Stream, Huntington County, Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2014. (with Ben P. Hepler and W.E. Meshaka). Comparison Of Aquatic Turtle Assemblages In Established And Recently-Constructed Wetlands In South Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2014. (with Julia L. Russell and W.E. Meshaka). An Examination of the Morphological Variation in the Ringneck Snake, Diadophis punctatus (Linnaeus, 1766), in Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2014. (with Dorissa L. Brivchik). 2014. Long Term Survey of Ophidians in Natural Islands in an Urban Landscape in Accomack County, Virginia. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2014. (with Kimberly A. Kakabar). Biodiversity and Demographics of a Snake Assemblage at the Shippensburg University Campus, Cumberland County, PA. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists 45th Annual Meeting, in Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA. (State)

– 2013. Herpetofauna of Wallops Island.  Oral Presentation to the Friends and Alumni Weekend of the Marine Science consortium now Chincoteague Bay Field Station.  Wallops Island, Virginia. USA. (Regional)

 – 2013. (with Casey O’Donnell, and Brad Armen). Phenology of the Anuran Community in Four Wetlands in South Central Pennsylvania Using Automated Acoustic Systems: 2012 Preliminary Findings. Poster Presentation to the Celebration of Student Research, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. (Local).

– 2013. (with Stephanie Williams).  Female reproductive biology and migration patterns of the Marbled Salamander, Ambystoma opacum: 2012 Preliminary Findings. Oral Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 89th Annual Meeting, University of Pittsburg, at Bradford, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2013. (with Sara Bartle).  Morphometrics, Demographics, and Movements of Marbled Salamanders, Ambystoma opacum, in South Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 89th Annual Meeting, University of Pittsburg, at Bradford, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2013. (with Daniel Hughes).  Snake assemblage dynamics of isolated artificial wetlands in south-central Pennsylvania: implications for wetland management and conservation. Oral Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 89th Annual Meeting, University of Pittsburg, at Bradford, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with Walter E. Meshaka, Jr., Eugene Wingert, Randy W. Cassell, and Noel Potter, Jr. Status and Distribution of the Eastern Spadefoot, Scaphiopus holbrookii (Harlan, 1835), in Pennsylvania: Statewide Conservation Implications for an Imperiled Species. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 39th Annual Meeting, Hays, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2012. (with Sarah Bartle, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). Comparison of reproductive characteristics between two mole salamanders from South Central Pennsylvania: implications for conservation. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 88th Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with James Anderson, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). A Riverfront Population of the Eastern Garter Snake, Thamnophis s. sirtalis, in South-Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 88th Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with Laurel Campbell, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). Geographic Variation in Morphometrics and Life History Traits in Two Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) populations in South Central Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 88th Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with Jaclyn M. Adams, and Brad Armen). Phenology of the Anuran Community in Four Wetlands in South Central Pennsylvania Using Automated Acoustic Systems. Poster Presentation to the Celebration of Student Research, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with Alexander F. Delis, and Brad Armen). A New Apparatus for Measuring Plastral Adduction Forces in the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina L.). Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with Pamela Simons, and Heather Sahli). Seed dispersal by the eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina). Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 88th Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2012. (with William Humbert, and Walter E. Meshaka Jr.).  Morphometrics and Ecology of the American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) at Letterkenny Army Depot, South Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 88th Annual Meeting, in Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania. (State)

– 2011. Female Reproductive Biology of the Eastern Box Turtle, (Terrapene c. carolina) in Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County, South-Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 38th Annual Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2011. The Hurricane Toad: Activity Patterns and Reproduction of the Eastern Spadefoot Toad (Scaphiopus holbrookii) in West-Central Florida. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 38th Annual Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2011. (with Dr. Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.).  Snake Assemblage Structures in the Letterkenny Army Depot, in South-Central Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 38th Annual Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2011. (with Dr. Walter E. Meshaka, Jr., and William Humbert).  Ecology of the American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus) in a Northern Allegheny Forest in Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 38th Annual Meeting, Wichita, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2011. (with Jason Unrath. and R. McCann).  Determination of Tetrodotoxin in Extracts Obtained from the Red-Spotted Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens, from Franklin County, Pennsylvania Undergraduate Poster Presentation to the National American Chemical Society Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada. (National)

– 2011. (with Alexander Eckman). Survey of Snakes in Natural Islands in an Urban and Agricultural Landscape Directly Flanking the Shippensburg University Campus. Oral Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 87th Annual Meeting, in Altoona, PA. (State)

– 2011. (with Laurel Campbell. and Justin Wissler). Some Life History Traits of the Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer) in Cumberland County, South Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 87th Annual Meeting, in Altoona, PA. (State)

– 2010. (with Matthew Pauli. and R. McCann).  Analysis of tetrodotoxin production by the Spotted Newt, Notophthalmus viridescens, in south central Pennsylvania Undergraduate Poster Presentation to the National American Chemical Society Meeting, San Francisco, California. (National)

– 2010. (with Naim Edwards. and Dr. Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.).  Seasonal Activity, Reproductive Cycles, and Growth of the Pickerel Frog, Lithobates palustris (LeConte, 1825), From Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 37th Annual Meeting, Topeka Zoo, Topeka, Kansas. (Regional)

– 2010. Research at the Marine Science Consortium: From Ghost Crabs to Mighty Black Rat Snakes.  Oral Presentation to the Marine Science Consortium Open House, Wallops Island, Virginia. USA. (Regional)

– 2010. Variability in snake assemblage structure at sites in the Letterkenny Army Depot in south-central Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Providence, Rhode Island, USA. (International)

– 2009. (with Jennifer Patterson. and Dr. R. McCann).  Analysis of tetrodotoxin production in Notophthalmus viridescens by ELISA. Undergraduate Poster Presentation to the National American Chemical Society Meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah. (National)

– 2009. (with Dr. Walter E. Meshaka, Jr.).  Summer racers, some are not: Seasonal activity patterns of snakes at Letterkenny Army Depot in south-central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 36th Annual Meeting, Olathe. Kansas. (Regional)

– 2009. (with Dr. Walter Meshaka).  Variability in snake assemblage structure at sites in the Letterkenny Army Depot in south-central Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the Kansas Herpetological Society 36th Annual Meeting, Olathe. Kansas, (Regional)

– 2008. (with Laura Hock, Dr. L.B., Richardson, J.N., and Dr. R. McCann).  HPLC analysis of tetrodotoxin production in Notophthalmus viridescens.  Undergraduate Poster Presentation to the National American Chemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (National)

 – 2008. (with K. Tarasan) Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) Morphology and Incidence of Disease in an Anthropogenically Modified Area: Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting, in Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. (State)

– 2008. (with K. L. Waisanen) Movement of Gravid Female Eastern Box Turtles, Terrapene carolina carolina, in Response to Precipitation and Temperature. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting, in Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA. (State)

– 2007. (with K. Tarasan) Demography and morphology of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina) in a partly agriculturally disturbed habitat, Letterkenny Army Depot, South-Central Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the 3rd Box Turtle Conservation and Ecology Workshop Edgewater, Maryland. (National)

 – 2006. Natural history of the Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina) in an anthropogenically impacted area: LEAD, South Central Pennsylvania.  Oral Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. (International)

– 2006. (with Dr. R. L. Stewart Jr. and C. Kindlin) The mammalian fauna of Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Annual Meeting, in Grantville, PA. (State)

– 2006. (with Dr. R. L. Stewart Jr.) Amphibians and reptiles in south central Pennsylvania: monitoring and management at Letterkenny Army Depot. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Annual Meeting, in Grantville, PA.(State)

– 2006. (with E. Ogden , C. Kindlin, and R. Stewart) A survey of coyote (Canis latrans) endoparastes in Pennsylvania based on fecal analysis. Poster Presentation to the Pennsylvania Academy of Science Annual Meeting, in Grantville, PA. (State)

– 2006. (with K. W. Steinmann and R.L. Stewart Jr.) Winter diet of coyotes (Canis latrans) in Pennsylvania using stomach content analysis. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting, in Kutztown, PA. (State)

– 2005. (with R. L. Stewart Jr. and C. M. Kindlin) The Mammalian Fauna of Letterkenny Army Depot, Pennsylvania: Conservation and Restoration Opportunities for Small Mammals. Poster Presentation to the Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species Research Symposium and Workshop, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency. Baltimore, MD, USA. (International)

– 2005. (with R. L. Stewart Jr.) The Herpetofauna of Letterkenny Army Depot, South Central Pennsylvania: Long Term Monitoring and Management of Amphibians and Reptiles. Poster Presentation to the Threatened, Endangered, and At-Risk Species Research Symposium and Workshop, Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and Environmental Protection Agency. Baltimore, MD, USA. (International)

– 2005. (with E. Ogden, C. Kindlin, and R. Stewart Jr.) Coyotes serving as helminth reservoirs throughout Pennsylvania. Poster Presentation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists Annual Meeting, at Millersville University, PA. (State)

 2005. Between a Rocket and a Hard Place: The Herpetofauna of LEAD, South Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Tampa, Florida, USA. (International)

 – 2005. (with Lacey Conrad) Transepidermal water loss in shed snake skin from aquatic and terrestrial snakes. Oral Presentation to the Annual Meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. (State)

– 2005. (with Matthew Rach) Thermoregulation in gravid timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) at basking sites in North Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Annual Meeting of Commonwealth of Pennsylvania University Biologists. Millersville University, Millersville, PA. (State)

 – 2005. (with Lacey Conrad) Transepidermal water loss in shed snake skin from aquatic and terrestrial snakes. Oral Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences.  Radisson Inn, Camp Hill, PA. (State)

– 2005. (with Matthew Rach) Thermoregulation in gravid timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) at basking sites in North Central Pennsylvania. Oral Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences.  Radisson Inn, Camp Hill, PA. (State)

– 2003. Fossorial preferences of Three West Central Florida treefrogs: Implications for conservation. Oral Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Manaus, Brazil. (International)

 – 2003. Spatial and Temporal mechanisms affecting anuran population fluctuations in Florida sandhill habitats. With Brian J. Halstead, Henry R. Mushinsky, and Earl D. McCoy.  Oral Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  Manaus, Brazil. (International)

–  2001. Hyla gratiosa and H. femoralis (Anura: Hylidae) in West Central Florida: a comparative study of rarity and commonness. Oral presentation to the Biology Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. (Local)

–  2000. Rarity vs. Commonness: Hyla femoralis and Hyla gratiosa (Hylidae: Anura), a case study.  Poster Presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, and the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles.  La Paz, Mexico. (International)

–  1999. Rarity vs. Commonness: Hyla femoralis and H. gratiosa (Hylidae: Anura), a Case Study. Oral presentation to the Florida Ecological and Evolutionary Society, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Placid, FL. (State)

–  1999. Association of Basidiobolus sp. with Anurans in West Central Florida (with Rex T. Nelson).   Oral presentation to the American Mycological Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. (International)

–  1995. Burrowing substrate preference in the eastern spadefoot toad, Scaphiopus h. Holbrookii (Pelobatidae: Anura).  Oral presentation to the Joint Meeting of the Herpetologists’ League and American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (International)

–  1994.  Herpetofauna of Florida: Overview on Effects of Urbanization on the Community of Anurans.  Oral presentation to the Department of Education Conservation of Busch Gardens Florida, Anheuser Busch Co., Tampa, FL. (Local)

 –  1993. Effects of Urbanization on the Community of Anurans of a Pine Flatwood Habitat in West Central Florida.  Oral presentation to the Department of Biology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL. (Local)

–  1992. Effects of Urbanization on the Community of Anurans of a Pine Flatwood Habitat in West Central Florida.  Oral presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, USA. (International)

Invited Speaker/Conferences/Symposia/Science Referee

 – 2013. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). The Herpetofauna of Wallops Island.  Oral Presentation to the Alumni of the Marine Science Consortium. Chincoteague Bay Field Station, Wallops Island, VA. (Regional)

 – 2012. Challenges to the Conservation of the Herpetofauna in the USA: Warnings from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Florida. Oral Presentation to the XII Congreso Luso-Espaňol de Herpetologia, by the Spanish and Portuguese Herpetological societies. Sangonera La Verde, Murcia, SPAIN (International)

– 2012. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). The Herpetofauna of Wallops Island: 2011 and Beyond.  Oral Presentation to the 2nd Coastal Zone Research Symposium. Marine Science Consortium Education Center, Wallops Island, VA. (Regional)

 – 2011. Long Term Study of the Herpetofauna of Wallops Island, VA:  Climate Change Might Make It Really Short. Oral presentation to the Bloomsburg Biology Department, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. (Local)

– 2011. (With Dr. Walter E. Meshaka Jr.). Status and Conservation of the Wallops Island Coastal Barrier Island Herpetofauna.  Oral Presentation to the First Coastal Zone Research Symposium. Marine Science Consortium Education Center, Wallops Island, VA. (Regional)

 – 2010. Frogs, Turtles, and Snakes, Oh my! From Florida to Pennsylvania, My Journey in Herpetofauna Conservation – Ranas, Tortugas, y Serpientes, Vaya!: Desde Florida a Pennsylvania, Mi Sendero en la Conservación de la Herpetofauna. Oral Presentation to the Asociación de Naturalistas del Sureste, Murcia, SPAIN (International)

– 2008. Effects of Climate Change on Amphibians and Reptiles. Global Warming Teach In. Symposium organized by Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. PA.

– 2006. Criminal Justice Symposium: A Biological Perspective, Gestation In Human Beings, as part of “Roe Vs. Wade.” Shippensburg University, Shippensburg. (Check title).

– 2005.  Student Oral Presentation Awards Judge in the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.  Area of Ethology and Ecology. Tampa, Florida.

– 2005.  The Dover Dilemma: A Conversation on Religion in the Science Classroom.  Organized by the Central Pennsylvania Coalition for the Defense of Civil Liberties and the   Dickenson School of Law.  Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA.

– 2002. To Be or Not to Be? Common or Rare, These Are the Keys. That is the Question, I See for Frogs Living on Florida’s Trees. Presentation to the Interdisciplinary Science Seminar Series. Shippensburg University, Franklin Science Center. Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA.

 Others Professional Experiences

– 2012.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
Alternate Delegate to Special October Meetings Convened in State College Pennstate University. Pennsylvania.

 – 2012.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
Alternate Delegate at September Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania.

 – 2009.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
2 Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania.

– 2008.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
2 Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania

– 2007.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
2 Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania

 – 2006.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
3 Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania

– 2005.  Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Legislative Assembly
2 Annual Meetings. Pennsylvania

– 2003. Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculty Leadership Workshop held in Harrisburg, May 18-20, 2003.

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