Publications

Pan trap color preference across Hymenoptera in a forest clearing

Our data support recent studies that suggest yellow traps alone may be insufficient for sampling the true diversity of certain hymenopteran groups in a region.

Extracting life stage and behavioral data from observational biodiversity occurrence data reveals spatiotemporal trends in large milkweed bugs

These results provide a wide-ranging study of the breeding ecology of O. fasciatus across its range and demonstrate the potential of using citizen science contributed images to assess a variety of ecological and life history questions.

Extracting phenology and life history data from digitized specimens

In this talk, I discuss the opportunties to apply citizen science protocols to digitzed specimens

Risk Assessment for Scientific Data

The data risk assessment framework presented in this paper provides a platform from which risk assessments can begin, and a reference point for discussions of data stewardship resource allocations and priorities.

Natural Selection and Camouflage

In this laboratory excercise, adapted for online learning, students explore the natural selection and evolutionary dynamics at play in the development of camouflage.

Vernal pool amphibian breeding ecology monitoring from 1931 to Present: a harmonised historical and ongoing observational ecology dataset

With more than 2,480 individual species sampling dates and more than 151,701 recorded individual occurrences of the nine amphibian species, the described dataset represents the longest and largest time-series of herpetological sampling with paired water quality data

Mohonk Preserve amphibian and water quality monitoring dataset at 11 vernal pools from 1932-present

The Mohonk Preserve’s Daniel Smiley Research Center has been monitoring species occupancy, reproductive success, and water quality of 11 vernal pools on the Preserve each spring from April 1931 to present

Mohonk Preserve stream water quality, invasive species, and macroinvertebrate sampling from 2017-present

Using concise stream monitoring protocol designed for volunteer safety and maximum data accuracy, StreamWatch will evaluate water quality using an array of parameters.

Genome-scale data reveal the role of hybridization in lichen forming fungi

We discuss the potential roles of hybridization in terms of generating asexuality and novel morphological traits in lichens. Our results highlight the need for additional study of reticulate phylogenies when investigating species boundaries and evolutionary history, even in cases with well-supported topologies inferred from genome-scale data.

Ecological and Evolutionary Modeling

This laboratory exercise introduces students to modeling in ecology and evolution through the agent-based modeling environment NetLogo.

Phenology, Climate Change, and Citizen Science

In this laboratory exercise, students will investigate the phenology of a variety of tree species across two habitats to investigate the species and ecosystem differences in phenology of deciduous trees.