Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University
2013 Research Associate - Entomology - Hymenoptera
Ph.D. 2010, Entomology (Honors),University of Kansas,
M.A. 2004. Entomology, University of Kansas;
B.S. 1999. Zoology, University of Washington;
Specialties: Hymenoptera: Ichneumonidae Current Research: systematics, behavior and geological history of bees and wasps. His research program is currently focused on the phylogenetics and taxonomy of Hawaiin Ichneumonidae, diversity and behavior of crabronidae and the Hymenoptera fauna of East Texas
Dr. David Cole
Senior Fisheries Biologist, Cirrus Ecological Solutions
2013 Research Associate - Icthyology Collection Curator
B.A. Minnesota State University
M.S., Utah State University
Ph.D., Utah State University
Current Research: All aspects of fish studies related to management of dams in the western U.S. and specifically management of the endangered June Sucker in the Jordan and Provo Rivers, Utah. Electrofishing, telemetry, population estimation.
Dr. Igor Ignatov
Formerly Lousiana State Universiuty, Baton Rouge
2012 Research Associate in Biogeography
Ph.D.;Louisiana State University, Geography (1992 – 2001)
Moscow State University-Lomonosov, Faculty of History (1985-1990),
Degree: Red Diploma of Excellence - Equivalent of MA in History.
Specialties: Activities and Societies: Research into ecosystem dynamics of the mesic hardwood forests of the SE U.S., spatial biodiversity dynamics in Western Amazon and the Mediterranean, relevant landscape dynamics, biodiversity and conservation, historical agroforestry and landscape modification by Amerindians in eastern North America, traditional people's knowledge and spirituality. Member of the Associatioin of American Geographers (AAG), Southwestern Division of the AAG.
Faculty of Forestry, Research Associate
La Molina National Agrarian University
2012 Research Associate in Botany
B.S., Agriculture and Botany, Kansas State University;
Ph.D., Botany, Texas A&M University
Current Interests: The diversity, ecology, evolution, biogeography, and conservation of plants, particularly in the American tropics. Driven by this interest, his research is focused on two scales of tropical plant diversity, from the Myristicaceae (nutmeg) family of trees to the flora of the Andes-Amazon region of southeastern Peru.
University of Texas at Tyler
2013 Research Associate in Entomology - Myrmicology (Ants)
Post-Doc: University of Texas at Austin · Department of Integrative Biology
Ph.D., Universität Regensburg · Institut für Zoologie · Juergen Heinze Germany · Regensburg
Currrent Research: My research generally involves aspects of population genetics, evolutionary genetics, and microbial ecology to understand the evolutionary ecology of social insects.
Stephen "Ziggy" Korevec
2013 Research Associate in Photography and ETNHC Staff Photographer
Fine Art Photography
Photographic Instruction and Workshops
Documentation of all ETNHC activities, valued contributor to ongoing research papers and a significant volunteer for the Summer NSF Fieldwork school.
Ecologist for The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Lake O’ the Pines
2012 Research Associate in Forestry
B.S.F., Stephen F.Austin State University, College of Forestry;
M.S.F., Stephen F.Austin State University, College of Forestry;
Current Interests: Ecology and Conservation.
Interim Chair of the Department of Biology and Biotechnology;
Professor of Chemistry Stephen F. Austin State University - Nacogdoches, Texas
2013 Research Associate in Chemistry
Education: B.A., Chemistry (1968), Biltmore College (now University of North Carolina-Asheville) M.S., Chemistry (1970),; Ed.D., Curriculum & Instruction (1991), Texas A&M University
Research/Areas of Interest: Chemical Education
Robert J. Nuelle, III
4th Grade Team Leader - Spring ISD Special Education
2012 Research Associate in Lepidoptera
I am also studying the Butterflies and Moths of this area with the multi-disciplinary assistance of Botanists, Geologists, Biogeographers and my fellow Research Associates. My goal is to help the ETNHC succeed at its mission of bringing interested scientists to East Texas to begin to document this undiscovered area!
Fieldwork, identification and curation of a collection of Lepidoptera.
Robert J. Nuelle, Jr.
ETNHC Webmaster and Enabling Technology Manager
2012 Research Associate in Lepidoptera
I am studying the Butterflies and Moths of this area with the multi-disciplinary assistance of Botanists, Geologists, Biogeographers and my fellow Research Associates. My goal is to help the ETNHC
succeed at its mission of bringing interested scientists to East Texas to begin to document this undiscovered area!
Curation and collection of Lepidoptera.
Ms. Melisssa Patterson
Intern, Education Department, Botanical Research Institute of Texas
2013 Research Associate - Botany and Science Education
B.S., Texas State University;
M.S., California State University Chico
PhD candidate Texas Christian University
Current Research: Rare plant conservation; habitat, germination and population genetics of endemic plants. Experience producing field guides to plants and teaching botanical terminology, and construction of dichotomous keys. Field guides are a valuable resource for research scien-tists and students. Plant identification is an important job skill in many environmental science professions.
U.S.Forest Service - Research Ecologist
2012 Research Associate in Ecology
B.A., Zoology, University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Zoology, University of California, Santa Barbara
Ph.D., Zoology, Texas Tech University
Biology and management of the red-cockaded woodpecker
Ecological relationships and management of the Louisiana pine snake
Structure of Lepidopteran communities in fire-maintained pine ecosystems
Biology of the butterflies in the genus Speyeria, with emphasis on the Diana
University of Texas - Tyler
2013 Research Associate in Entomology - Myrmecology (Ants)
PhD, Florida State University, 2006;
M.S. Biology (Ecology & Conservation Biology), University of Missouri-St. Louis;
B.S., Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994;
B.A., German, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1994;
Research Interests: Functional ecology, symbioses, behavioral ecology/physiology, phylogeography, conservation biology.
Director at Modalities Research
2013 Research Associate in Science Education and Media
M.S., Entomology, Texas A&M
Current Focus: Eureka Junior is a monthly gathering for the scientifically-curious. Led by scientist volunteers, Eureka Junior events include demonstrations of historic experiments, data collection for citizen science projects, help with science fair research presentations, hands-on engineering projects, and nature observations. Students are encouraged to submit their research to the Eureka Junior Journal.
The East Texas Natural History Collection is proud to be the first North American Host and partner with the International Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies. The Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies is a peer reviewed international Open Access Journal which is abstracted in various reputed databases. The Journal provides a platform with the aim of motivating students and personnel in all fields of Zoology.
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