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  • My Research
    and analysis of biodiversity and analyzing both left and right censored data with GAMLSS generalized additive models location scale and shape Also figuring out why Howard Whiteman s pesky tiger salamanders on the top of that mountain in Colorado sometimes decide to go paedomorph and sometimes metamorph Here I am as a field statistician at the Mexican Cut in 2011 I think I was sampling with replacement from this container full of salamanders and constructing a sampling distribution of the snout vent length of the salamanders or something I ve been involved with the Biomathematics group at Murray State since 2004 We are a group from both the biology and math stats departments that are interested in research at the interface of those disciplines We received a NSF grant in 2005 for five years to involve undergraduates in biomathematics research and subsequently received a three year extension Check out BioMaPS2 for more information although the program is now finished Publications Roberts1 C P Mecklin C J and Whiteman H H 2014 Effects of Browsing by Captive Elk Cervus canadensis on a Midwestern Woody Plant Community The American Midland Naturalist 171 219 228 Link Pellock S Thompson A He K S Mecklin C J and Yang J 2013 Validity of Darwin s naturalization hypothesis relates to the stages of invasion Community Ecology 14 172 179 Martin R A Pelaez Campomanes P and Mecklin C J 2012 Patterns of size change in late Neogene pocket gophers from the Meade Basin of Kansas and Oklahoma Historical Biology An International Journal of Paleobiology 24 537 545 Link Whiteman H H Wissinger S A Denoel M Mecklin C J Gerlanc N G and Gutrich J J 2012 Larval growth in polyphenic salamanders Making the best of a bad lot Oecologia 168 109 118 Link Ebomoyi W E Mecklin C J Cooney J and Umaga O 2009 Predictors of abstinence among adolescents in a state wide abstinence education program in Colorado The implications for sexually transmitted infactions International Journal of Social Health Information Management 2 1 10 Mecklin C J and Donnelly R G 2005 Powerball expected value and the law of very large numbers Journal of Statistics Education 13 Link Mecklin C J and Mundfrom D J 2005 A Monte Carlo comparison of the Type I and Type II error rates of tests of multivariate normality Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 75 93 107 Link Mecklin C J 2004 The Credible Diversity Plot A Graphic for the Comparison of Biodiversity Joint Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Spatial Accuracy Assessment and The Fifteenth Annual Conference of The International Envirometrics Society Link Mecklin C J and Mundfrom D J 2004 An appraisal and bibliography of tests for multivariate normality International Statistical Review 72 123 138 Link Madden S P Wilson W T Dong A Geiger L C and Mecklin C J 2004 Multiple linear regression using a TI 83 graphing calculator Applications in biochemistry and physical chemistry Journal of Chemical Education 81 903 907

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  • Some of my favorite R resources for current and future UserRs, along with other resources for statistics educators and everyone interested in reproducible research.
    guide to R Shizuka Dai Shizuka s R Resources RTips Paul E Johnson s RTips Rodriguez German Rodriguez s Introducing R Zoonekynd Vincent Zoonekynd s Statistics with R Burns Patrick Burns The R Inferno Ogle Derek Ogle s stuff White Robinson Homer White and Rebekah Robinson s material from Georgetown College including the tigerstats package Black Kelly Black s R Tutorial Shalizi Cosma Shalizi s Advanced Data Analysis from an Elementary Point of View Cook John Cook s R Programming for Programmers Stodden Victoria Stodden s page about reproducible research Zhou R tutorials from Mai Zhou including beginners guides in both English and Chinese I will not vouch for the quality of the Chinese tutorial Barry An R tutorial from Adnan Barry in Arabic I will not vouch for the quality of the Arabic tutorial Poker The holdem package by Frederic Paik Schoenberg Maybe I ll use it and talk about it at BARGE a conference on applied probability i e poker other gambling drinking held in Las Vegas NV every year Statistics Education CAUSE Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education USCOTS United States Conference on Teaching Statistics including the one I attended 2013 in Cary NC eCOTS Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics including the one I attended 2012 from both my office and from my patio overlooking Kentucky Lake Project MOSAIC Project MOSAIC is a community of educators working to develop a new way to introduce mathematics statistics computation and modeling to students in colleges and universities Prium Randy Pruim s webpage Kaplan Danny Kaplan s webpage Horton Nick Horton s webpage JSE Journal of Statistics Education RossmanChance Those cool applets from Allen Rossman and Beth Chance Lock 5 StatKey and more from the Locks the first family of statistics education Yes it s mom dad and their 3 kids Apiolaza Luis Apiolaza s Thoughts on Teaching Statistics with R Statistical Graphics Rosling Gapmineder Hans Rosling s Gapminder project Cool Motion Charts YOu can do them to with the help of R package googleVis Harrell Frank Harrell s manual on statistical graphics Friendly Michael Friendly s page on data visualization Wickham Hadley Wickham s page on ggplot2 and more Saccilotto Ramon Saccilotto s tutorial for ggplot2 Xie Yihui Xie s page on animation formatR knitr RMarkdown and more Gesmann Markus Gesmann s blog on googleVis and more Vaidyanathan Ramnath Vaidyanathan s repository with slidify and more Sarkar Deepayan Sarkar s Introduction to R and lattice Murrell Paul Murrell s tutorial on lattice xkcd There s now an xkcd package to make those cartoon style graphics within ggplot2 Statistical Ecology Bolker Ben Bolker s Ecological Models and Data with R Stevens Hank Stevens A Primer of Ecology with R Oksanen A tutorial for Jari Oksanen s vegan package for community ecology Jost The vegetarian alternative based on Lou Jost s measures of diversity Fridley Jason Fridley s Notes for Plant Ecology Modeling in R JSS A special volume of the Journal of Statistical Software on Ecology and Ecological

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  • Calculus I
    Devices in the College Classroom Getting Help and Accessing my Schedule and my Email It is important to keep up to date in the class Please ask questions in class and come by my office outside of class to ask questions as well Request another time if my office hours are not convenient and if I can meet then we will You may also email me questions You may check my calendar to remind yourself of office hours and Exam dates Occasionally a meeting or other event might occur during a regularly scheduled office hour this will be avoided whenever possible The moment that such a meeting is scheduled I ll update my calendar to reflect this Thus by checking my schedule you ll know before you drop by that an office hour has had to be cancelled To automatically receive regular update of my schedule get a Google Calendar account if you do not already have one and subscribe to my calendar Contacting me You may drop by my office in Faculty Hall 6C 9 contact me by email or call me at 270 809 3718 Assigned Problems For Wednesday January 20 Review the problems on page xvii xviii

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  • Research Interests - Howard Whiteman
    my lab has been to understand the ecotoxicology of amphibians Because of their permeable skin and aquatic lifestyle many amphibians are particularly susceptible to environmental toxicants from industrial and agricultural sources and these pollutants may play an important direct or indirect role in amphibian population declines and extinctions Students in my lab have determined that nitrate has the potential to be an important stressor to amphibian development and growth Meredith and Whiteman 2008 Earl and Whiteman 2009 Fig 4 Although most toxicity tests investigate constant concentrations concentrations of many compounds in the environment are dynamic and individuals may be more sensitive to pulses of a chemical initiated at specific points during development e g after fertilizer is sprayed on fields Using a series of experiments with constant versus pulsed concentrations of nitrate in Hyla chrysoscelis gray tree frog tadpoles we found that nitrate has subtle but important effects at low doses and that species may be better able to deal with pulses that occur early rather than late in development Earl and Whiteman 2009 A greater understanding of the effects of such pulses may help conservation biologists to manage populations and prevent population declines Currently we are expanding this research to consider the role of pesticides on amphibian development reproductive behavior and population growth in a variety of species and life stages Effects of Invasive Species Management on Biodiversity Fig 5 Phragmites australis at the CCWMA The impacts of invasive species on native flora and fauna have become increasingly evident over the past few decades Common reed Phragmites australis Fig 5 is an aquatic plant native to the United States that has successfully invaded numerous wetland habitats beyond its native range and foreign strains of this species have also been introduced Phragmites has been implicated in dramatic habitat changes causing shifts in plant and animal communities Aerial herbicide spraying of Phragmites is considered effective for population control but herbicides can have unforeseen consequences toward non target organisms and ecosystem processes Few studies have determined the effects of Phragmites eradication on wetland animal communities although species such as fish reptiles and amphibians are likely to be affected due to susceptibility to toxicants dependence on wetland habitats and or limited dispersal Fig 6 CCWMA green outline showing dead Phragmites in the experimental treatment light red color Sampling sites are noted by triangles EX Phragmites experimental sites DC Phragmites control sites Phragmites is particularly innocuous at the Clear Creek WMA CCWMA Hopkins County KY Fig 6 where it dominates the landscape has likely altered wetland hydrology and has caused numerous access problems Several threatened species that are susceptible to aquatic toxicity inhabit Clear Creek and may also be affected by large scale Phragmites removal However no studies had been conducted to determine the effects of large scale Phragmites eradication on these and other species The goal of this study is to understand the effects of Phragmites management on threatened species as well as fish amphibian and reptile diversity using an experimental sprayed site and two control sites one with Phragmites and one without Using a variety of sampling techniques we have sampled these three sites repeatedly since July 2009 Thus far we have recorded several species of conservation concern within the CCWMA including western lesser sirens Siren intermedia bird voiced treefrogs Hyla avivoca copperbelly water snakes Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta diamondback watersnakes Nerodia rhombifer rhombifer western cottonmouth Agkistrodon piscivorus leucostoma the lake chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta American black duck Anas rubripes the least bittern Ixobrychus exilis great egrets Ardea alba solitary sandpiper Tringa solitaria and the American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Although we currently have no evidence that herbicide spraying has impacted biodiversity either positively or negatively monitoring will continue at least through 2011 We are performing several additional studies to understand the potential impacts of Phragmites invasion and management on SGCN and the CCWMA ecosystem We are conducting an in depth study of lake chubsucker diet and electivity in each study site to detect the potential for cascading effects of herbicide management on the invertebrate and fish community We are also analyzing stable isotopes throughout the CCWMA food web to detect the implications of the death of a dominant wetland plant on ecosystem function e g nutrient cycling and energy flow Finally we are analyzing Phragmites genotypes to better understand its origin i e native to North America or elsewhere Because removing Phragmites via herbicide spraying is a critical management goal with unknown consequences toward the CCWMA environment and the species within it our project will be an important step in understanding the ecological effects of removing Phragmites from wetlands where it dominates and of utilizing herbicides for such manipulations By understanding the effects of this management on biodiversity at Clear Creek wildlife biologists will have the necessary insight to prescribe future Phragmites removal at this sites across the world Other Conservation Research Students in my laboratory are currently involved in two other projects both located within the Land Between the Lakes LBL National Recreation Area First students are studying a captive population of elk at the Elk and Bison Prairie EBP This population has been critical to the successful reintroduction of elk in the eastern U S yet few studies have focused on the ecological or behavioral consequences of the elk reintroduction Currently we are evaluating both the genetic diversity of this herd and determining how elk and deer browsing behavior might influence plant communities in areas where elk are reintroduced Future studies will explore the breeding behavior of this population and its impact on reintroduction success Second students are exploring the effects of fire management on herpetofaunal diversity LBL has an active fire management program and research beginning in 2011 will explore how this management had affected the abundance and diversity of amphibians and reptiles EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY Fig 8 Life cycle of tiger salamanders at the Mexican Cut Nature Preserve Fig 7 Metamorphic top and paedomorphic bottom tiger salamanders Historically much of my research has involved the evolution of alternative life histories in

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  • Teaching Interests - Howard Whiteman
    crucial part of the scientific community s responsibility to educate students and to promote science and I have made it a focal point of my academic career I have incorporated undergraduates into my research as much as possible see publications Since 1990 I have advised or co advised over 30 undergraduates in independent research projects These projects have experienced incredible success 15 of the students have completed extensive projects which have been published see publications 11 total publications four of which the students were first author in journals such as Copeia and Canadian Journal of Zoology three students have authored or co authored two papers each One student has published in a university undergraduate research journal and several have papers in preparation Almost all of the students have given public presentations of their research and all of the students gained extensive experience in science and academia Many of the students continued their studies in graduate school or are working in ecology or wildlife biology positions Six have completed M S degrees four others have completed their Ph D and two of these are now faculty members Currently three of my former undergraduates are in M S programs and two are in Ph D programs one of which was recently awarded an NSF Graduate Fellowship A short university created video about undergraduate research at MSU featuring students from my laboratory can be seen on the lab video page I began advising graduate students in 1996 I have since mentored 17 graduate students ten of whom have completed a M S and one a Ph D The other students are in progress Of the ten five are currently in Ph D programs and the majority of the remainder are in wildlife or conservation positions I look forward to advising more graduate students

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  • Publications - Howard Whiteman
    2007 Accuracy Assessment of Skeletochronology in the Arizona Tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum Copeia 2007 471 477 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 475 KB Denoël 3 M H H Whiteman and S A Wissinger 2006 Temporal shift of diet in alternative cannibalistic morphs of the tiger salamander Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 89 373 382 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 144 KB Crook 1 A C and H H Whiteman 2006 An evaluation of MS 222 and benzocaine as anesthetics for metamorphic and paedomorphic tiger salamanders Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum American Midland Naturalist 155 417 421 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 481 KB Whiteman H H J D Krenz and R D Semlitsch 2006 Intermorph breeding and the potential for reproductive isolation in polymorphic mole salamanders Ambystoma talpoideum Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60 52 61 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 160 KB Denoël 3 M P Joly and H H Whiteman 2005 Evolutionary ecology of facultative paedomorphosis in newts and salamanders Biological Reviews 80 1 9 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 135 KB Whiteman H H and R D Semlitsch 2005 Asymmetric reproductive isolation among polymorphic salamanders Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 86 265 281 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 238 KB Whiteman H H 2005 Environmentally cued behavioral polymorphisms Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior M Bekoff ed Academic Press Whiteman H H and S A Wissinger 2005 Amphibian population cycles and long term data sets In M L Lanoo ed Amphibian Declines Conservation Status of U S Species California University Press Read the full publication in PDF format click here 210 KB Whiteman H H 2004 Writing a RUI proposal strategies for success Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly 25 72 76 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 404 KB Johnson 1 E H H Whiteman and P Bierzchudek 2003 Potential of prey size and type to affect foraging asymmetries in tiger salamander larvae Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum Canadian Journal of Zoology 81 1726 1735 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 181 KB Whiteman H H J P Sheen 1 E Johnson 1 A VanDeusen 1 R T Cargille 1 and T Sacco 1 2003 Heterospecific prey and trophic polyphenism in larval tiger salamanders Copeia 2003 56 67 Read the full publication in PDF format click here 736 KB Currens C R P H Niewiarowski and H H Whiteman 2002 Effects of temperature and time of day on the resting metabolic rates of paedomorphic and metamorphic mole salamanders Ambystoma talpoideum Copeia 2002 489 495 Whiteman H H and N L Buschhaus 2002 Behavioral thermoregulation in amphibian larvae In Ploger B and Yasukawa K eds Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field Academic Press Wissinger S A H H Whiteman G L Rouse G B Sparks and W S Brown 1999 Foraging trade offs along a predator permanence gradient in subalpine wetlands

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  • Howard Whiteman - Journal of Service Learning in Conservation Biology
    opportunities Enjoy If you have any comments or questions about the journal please email me at Volume V 2014 Barrens Habitat Restoration Plan Whitney Wallett Hancock Biological Station Barrens Habitat Restoration Plan Whitney Wallett 1 Volume IV 2008 Reduce Reuse Recycle Michelle Mirowski 1 Volume III 2006 Murray Calloway County Park Clean up Matt Dennis 1 CO 2 Emissions A Campus Comparison Rachel Peacher 4 Volume II 2005 Conserving Biodiversity

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  • Howard Whiteman - E-Museum of Western Kentucky's Natural History
    Matthew D Richardson Last updated 7 16 01 Every effort has been made to get permission from the owners of the pictures in this site to use their photographs and do not know of any photo that I did not receive permission to use If you own a picture that is used in this site and do not want it in the site simply let me know and I will

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