The East Texas Natural History Collection
The East Texas Natural History Collection

Research Associates

Dr. Dan Bennett

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stephen F. Austin State University

 

2013 Research Associate - Entomology - Hymenoptera

 

Education:

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 Mediterraneanrelevant landscape dynamicsbiodiversity and conservationhistorical agroforestry and landscape modification by Amerindians in eastern North Americatraditional people's knowledge and spirituality. Member of the Associatioin of American Geographers (AAG)Southwestern Division of the AAG. 

Dr. John P. Janovec

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.

Dr. Katrin Kellner

Research Associate

University of Texas at Tyler

2013 Research Associate in Entomology - Myrmicology (Ants)

 

Education:

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
Retired

2013 Research Associate in Photography and ETNHC Staff Photographer

Specialties
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.

Ricky Maxey

Ecologist for The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Lake O’ the Pines

 

2012 Research Associate in Forestry

Education:
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.

Dr. John T. Moore

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!
 
Specialties
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!
 
Specialties
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

 

Current research:
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

Dr. Jon Nicolas Seal

University of Texas - Tyler

2013 Research Associate in Entomology - Myrmecology (Ants)

 

Education

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.

Beverly Wachtel Tomov

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.

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ETNHC and International Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies Announce Partnership

 

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.

The Journal publishes review and research articles in all fields of Zoology.

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