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Michael Huston, Ph.D.


I. Academic/Professional Background

 

A. Name:  Michael A. Huston                                                Title: Professor

 

B. Educational Background

 

Degree                 Year                          University                       Major             Thesis/Dissertation

 

Ph.D.                 1982            University of Michigan                                     The effect of soil nutrients and light on tree growth and interactions during tropical forest succession

M.S.                  1977            University of Michigan

B.A.                  1973            Grinnell College                          Biology

No Degree        1971            Deep Springs College

 


C. University Experience

 

Position                                                           University                                            Dates

 

Professor,  Department of Biology                                                                2003- Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

Adjunct Professor  Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Sciences                2009-2011

University of Western Australia, Perth, WA

Adjunct Professor  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering   1999-2003

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Adjunct Professor  Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology        1990-2003

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

Adjunct Professor  Department of Geography                                             1990-2003

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

 

 


D. Relevant Professional Experience

 

Position                                                           Entity                                                   Dates

 

Executive Director,  Interdisciplinary Solutions for                                                 1999-2006

Environmental Sustainability, Inc (ISESI), Oak Ridge, TN

Senior Scientist,        Environmental Sciences Division,                                            1995-2003

 

 

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Project Leader,       Walker Branch Watershed Project,                                           1988-1993

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Research Associate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory                                               1983-1995

Research Assistant, University of Michigan                                                             1978-1982

Teaching Assistant, University of Michigan                                                             1975-1976

 


E. Other Professional Credentials (licensure, certification, etc.)

N/A

 


II. TEACHING

 

A. Teaching Honors and Awards: None

 

B. Courses Taught:

Bio 2410               Fall 2008, 2012                        Introductory Botany

Bio 4454/5454      Spring 2004-2009, 2012           Plant Ecology

Bio  7421              Fall 2004-2007, 2009               Landscape Dynamics

Bio 1320               Fall 2012                                  Introductory Biology for Non-majors

Current Concepts of Biodiversity.  International Biodiversity Course, Canada Nature

Museum and Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, July, 1997.

Individual-based Models (with L. Persson, A. de Roos, and E. Werner) Nordic Council on Ecology Graduate Seminar, Kronlund Field Station, Sweden, March, 1993

Ecological Regulation of Biodiversity  (seminar), Ecology Program,   University of

Tennessee, Winter, 1993.

Biodiversity (seminar) , Ecology Program , University of Tennessee, Fall, 1991.

Community Ecology (Core course, with Dr. S. Riechert), Ecology Program, University of

Tennessee, Fall, 1986.

Coral reefs and species diversity. (Lecture series for graduate course in Marine Ecology), Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. July, 1986.

 

 

C. Graduate Theses/Dissertations or Exit Committees (if supervisor, please indicate): Tim Fotinos, PhD, Texas State University (Chair, in process)

Jeremy Henson, M.S., Texas State University (Committee member, 2012)

Robbie Maxwell, M.S., Texas State University (Committee member, 2012) Amanda Birnbaum, M.S. Texas State University (Chair, 2011)

Ben Harnden, M.S., Texas State University,  (Chair, in process)

Frank Davis, M.S., Texas State University (Committee Member, 2011)

Kathy Eggemeyer, PhD, Texas State University (Committee Member) (2010)

 

 

Jed Aplaca, M.S., Texas State University (Committee Member) (2010)

Kaci Myrick, M.S., Wildlife Biology (committee member) Texas State University (2007) Patrice Cole, PhD, Ecology, (committee member),  University of Tennessee.  (2003).

"Environmental effects on Microstegium vimineum, an invasive  exotic plant species"

Jason Fridley, PhD, Ecology,  (committee member), University of North Carolina (2002). "The influence of species diversity on ecosystem productivity in different

environments: experimental plant communities and theory."

Enrique Gomezdelcampo, PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering,  (Directing

committee member), University of Tennessee (2002). A model of carbon       and nitrogen dynamics for temperate grasslands and forests.

Charles LaFon, PhD, Ecology,  (committee member), University of Tennessee

(2000) "Patterns and consequences of ice storms in forested   Appalachian landscapes"

Gregory Barlar, MS, Forestry, (committee member), University of Tennessee  (2000) "Temporal and spatial variation in annual growth of yellow poplar

(Liriodendron tulipifera L.) at Walker Branch Watershed, Tennessee."

William Rivers, PhD, Ecology (committee member), University of Tennessee, (1999)

"Landscape-level control of population dynamics: Late- Quaternary paleoecology of Beech in Upper Michigan"

Milena Holmgren, Ph.D. Program in Ecology (Committee Chair), University of

Tennessee (1996) "Responses of Forest Tree Seedlings to Experimental Variation in Light  and Water"

Michelle Boyd, MS, Ecology,  (committee member), University of Tennessee (1998) "Landscape Ecosystem Classification in the Cherokee Forest -  Phase 2"

Brenda Rashleigh, PhD, Program in Ecology, (committee member),

University of Tennessee (1998)  "Multi-scale analylsis of Unionid freshwater mussel community structure in the Upper Tennessee Basin"

Gary Huxel, PhD Program in Ecology (committee member) University of

Tennessee, (1995) "Influences in community assembly"

Larry Pounds, Ph.D. Program in Ecology (committee member), University of Tennessee

(1995) "A model for multiple preserve selection for endangered plants"

Charles LaFon, M.S. Program in Geography (committee member), University of

Tennessee (1994)  "Fifty years of succession on abandoned pastures at the Oak

Ridge Reservation, Tennessee: Influences of pre-abandonment land use on vegetation development"

 

 

D. Courses Prepared and Curriculum Development: Bio 4454/5454            Plant Ecology

Bio  7421              Landscape Dynamics

Bio 2410               Botany

 

 

 

 

E. Funded External Teaching Grants and Contracts: None

 

F. Submitted, but not Funded, External Teaching Grants and Contracts:

 

 

None

 

G. Funded Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts: None

 

H. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Teaching Grants and Contracts: None

 

I. Other: None

 


III. SCHOLARLY/CREATIVE

 

A. Works in Print

 

1. Books (if not refereed, please indicate)

United Nations Commission on Science and Techology for Development. 1997.  On

Solid Ground:  Science, Technology, and Integrated Land Management.

International Research Development Centre, Ottawa, Canada, 67 pp.

Huston, M.A. 1994. Biological Diversity: The Coexistence of Species on Changing

Landscapes.  Cambridge University Press,  708 pp. (10+ published reviews, over

6000 copies sold). a. Scholarly Monographs:  None

 

b. Textbooks:  None

 

 

c. Edited Books: None

 

 

d. Chapters in Books:

Huston, M.A. 2003. Understanding the effects of fire and other mortality-causing disturbances on species diversity.  Pages 51-84 in Fire in South-Western

Australian Forests: Impacts and Management, N.C. Burrows and I. Abbott, eds. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Huston, M.A., D. E. Todd, and D.G. Barlar.  2003. Long-term forest dynamics and tree growth on the TDE site, Walker Branch Watershed.         Pages 227-254 in

Responses of Eastern Deciduous Forest to Drought, P.J. Hansen, and S. Wullschleger, eds., Oxford University Press.

Huston, M.A., M. Holmgren, and M. Kreh. 2003. Responses of understory  tree

seedling populations to spatiotemporal variation in soil moisture.  Pages 417-432

 

in  Responses of Eastern Deciduous Forest to Drought,  P.J. Hansen, and S. Wullschleger, eds., Oxford University Press.

Huston, M.A., and A.C. McBride. 2002. Evaluating the relative strengths of biotic

versus abiotic controls  on   ecosystem  processes. Pages 47-60 in Approaches to Understanding Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function  , M. Loreau, S. Naeem, and P. Inchausti, eds. Oxford University Press.

Schmid, B. , A. Hector, M.A. Huston, P.Inchausti, I. Nijs. P.W. Leadley, and D. Tilman. 2002.

The design and analysis of biodiversity experiments. Pages 61-75  in Approaches to Understanding Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function, M. Loreau, S. Naeem, and P. Inchausti, eds. Oxford University Press.

Huston, M.A.  2002. Introductory Essay: Critical issues for improving predictions.

Pages 7-21 In Predicting Species Occurrences,: Issues of Scale and Accuracy. J. M. Scott, P.J. Heglund, M.L. Morrison et al. eds. Island Press, Washington, DC.

Huston, M.A. 1999.  Forest  productivity and diversity: Using ecological  theory and landscape models to guide sustainable forest  management.  Pages 329-341 in

North American Science Symposium: Toward a Unified Framework for

Inventorying and Monitoring Forest Ecosystem Resources.  C. Aguirre-Bravo and

C.R. Franco, eds. USDA Forest Service Proceedings RMRS-P-12.

Huston, M.A., G. McVicker and J. Nielsen. 1999. A Functional Approach to

Ecosystem Management: Implications for Species Diversity.  Pages 45-85 in

Ecological Stewardship: A Common Reference for Ecosystem Management , Vol.

II,   R.C. Szaro, N.C. Johnson, W.T. Sexton, and A.J. Malk, eds. Elsevier Science, Oxford.

Huston, M.A., and L.E. Gilbert.  1996. Consumer diversity and secondary production.

Pages 33-47 In Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Tropical Rainforests, ed. G. Orians, R. Dirzo, and J.H. Cushing . SCOPE/Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Clapp, R.T., S.P. Timmins, and M.A. Huston. 1992. Visualizing the surface

hydrodynamics of a forested watershed. In Computational Methods in Water

Resources IX Vol. 2: Mathematical Modeling in Water Resources. ed. T.F. Russell, R.E. Ewing, CA. Brebbia, W.G. Gray, G.F. Pinder. pp. 765-772. Southampton:

Computational Mechanics Publications and London: Elsevier Applied Science.

Huston, M.A., R.K. Colwell, et al. 1991. Conceptual framework and research issues for species diversity at the community level.  Pages 37-69 in From Genes to

Ecosystems: A Research Agenda for Biodiversity, Report of an IUBS-SCOPE- UNESCO Workshop at Harvard Forest, ed. O.T. Solbrig. Cambridge, Mass.:

International Union of Biological Sciences.

Pastor, J.J., and M.A. Huston. 1986. Predicting ecosystem properties from physical

data: a case study of nested soil moisture-climatic gradients along the Appalachian chain. Pages 82-95 in M.I. Dyer and D.A. Crossley, eds. Coupling of ecological

studies with remote sensing: Potentials at four Biosphere Reserves in the United

States. U.S. Dept. of State. Publ. 9504, Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

e. Creative Books:  None

 

 

2. Articles

 

a. Refereed Journal Articles:

 

Laliberté, E., H. Lambers, D. A. Norton, J.M. Tylianakis and M.A. Huston. 2012. A long-term experimental test of the dynamic equilibrium model of species diversity. Oecologia, DOI

10.1007/s00442-012-2417-6

 

Huston, M.A. 2012. Precipitation, Soils, NPP, and Biodiversity: Resurrection of Albrecht’s Curve. Ecological Monographs 82:277-296.

 

Fridley, J.D., J. P. Grime, M.A. Huston, S. Pierce, S. M. Smart, K. Thompson, L. Börger, R. W. Brooker, B. E.L. Cerabolini, N. Gross, P. Liancourt, R. Michalet, Y. Le Bagousse-Pinguet.

2012. Comment on “Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness”  Science 335: 1141.

 

Huston, M.A, and S. Wolverton. 2011. Regulation of animal size by eNPP, Bergmann’s rule, and related phenomena.  Ecological Monographs 81:349-405.

 

Huston, M.A., and S. Wolverton. 2009. The global distribution of Net Primary Production: Reconciling the paradox.  Ecological Monographs  79:343-377.

 

Wolverton, S., M.A, Huston, J.H. Kennedy, K.E. Cagel, and J.D. Cornelius. 2009. Conformation to Bergmann's rule in white-tailed deer can be explained by food availability. American Midland Naturalist.  162:403-417.

 

Peters, D. P. C., P. Groffman, K. Nadelhoffer, N.B. Grimm, S. Collins, W. Michener, and

M.A. Huston. 2008. Living in an increasingly connected world: A framework for continental- scale environmental science.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:229- 237.

 

Saar,  D.A., D.E. Hibbs, and M.A. Huston. 2005. A hierarchical perspective of plant diversity

The Quarterly Review of Biology, 80: 187-212

 

Huston, M.A. 2005. The three phases of land-use change: implications for biodiversity

Ecological Applications, 15: 1864-1878

 

Huston, M.A. 2004.  Management strategies for plant invasions: manipulating productivity, disturbance, and competition. Diversity and Distributions 10: 167-178

 

Gonzalez-Espinosa, M., J.M. Rey-Benaya, N. Ramiriz--Marcial, M.A. Huston and D. Golicher.

2004. Tree diversity in the northern Neotropics:  regional patterns in highly diverse Chiapas, Mexico. Ecography 27: 741-756

 

Huston, M.A., and G. Marland. 2003. Carbon management and biodiversity. Journal of

Environmental  Management  67: 77-86

 

Hastwell, G. T., and M.A. Huston . 2001. On disturbance and diversity: a reply to Mackey and

Currie (2000). Oikos 92: 367-371

 

 

Loreau, M., et al.  2001. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: current knowledge and future challenges. Science 294: 804-808

 

Huston, M. A, et al.. 2000. No consistent effect of plant diversity on productivity   Technical comment  on "Plant  diversity and productivity experiments in  European  grasslands," A. Hector et al., Science, Nov. 5, 1999. Science 289: 1255a

 

LaFon, C.W., M.A. Huston, and S.P. Horn. 2000. Effects of agricultural soil loss on forest succession rates and tree diversity in East Tennessee. Oikos 90: 431-441

 

Huston, M.A. 1999. Microcosm experiments have limited relevance for community and ecosystem ecology: Synthesis of comments. Ecology 80: 1088-1089

 

Huston, M.A. 1999. Local  processes and regional   patterns:  appropriate scales for understanding variation in  the diversity of  plants and animals. Oikos 86: 393-401

 

DeAngelis, D.L., L.J. Gross, M.A. Huston, F.W. Wolff, M. Flemming, E.J. Comiskey, and S.M. Sylvester. 1998. Landscape modeling for  Everglades ecosystem restoration. Ecosystems 1: 64-

75

Huston, M.A. 1997. Hidden Treatments in Ecological Experiments: Re-evaluating the Ecosystem

Function of Biodiversity. Oecologia 110:449-460

 

Holmgren, M, M. Scheffer, and M.A. Huston. 1997.The interplay of facilitation and competition in plant communities. Ecology 78: 1966-1975

 

Huston, M.A. 1996. Modeling and management of coarse woody debris. In Biodiversity and Coarse Woody Debris,  ed. J. McMinn and D.A. Crossley,  U.S.Forest Service Southeastern Experiment Station, Gen. Tech. Rep. SE-94.

 

Huston, M.A., and D.L. DeAngelis. 1994. Competition and coexistence: the effects of resource transport and supply rates. American Naturalist, 144: 954-977

 

Garten, C.T., M.A. Huston, and C. Thoms. 1994. Topographic variation of soil nitrogen dynamics at Walker Branch Watershed, Tennessee. Forest Science   40:497-513

 

Huston, M. A., and T. Fontaine. 1994. Predicting temporal and spatial flood dynamics using a pre-calibrated model. Water Resources Bulletin,  30:651-661

 

DeAngelis, D.L., and M.A. Huston. 1993. Further considerations on the debate over herbivore optimization theory. Ecological Applications 3: 30-31

 

Huston, M.A. 1993. Biological diversity, soils, and economics. Science 262:1676-80

 

Huston, M.A. 1992. Biological diversity and human resources. Impact of Science on Society

(UNESCO), 166: 121-130

 

Chason, J, D. Baldocchi, and M.A. Huston. 1991. A comparison of direct and indirect methods for estimating forest canopy leaf area. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 57: 107-128

 

Huston, M.A. 1991. Use of individual-based forest  succession  models to link physiological whole-tree models to landscape-scale ecosystem models. Tree Physiology, 9:293-306

 

Richter, D.D., L.I. Babbar,  M.A. Huston, and M. Jaeger. 1990. Effects of annual tillage on organic-carbon in a fine textured udalf - the importance of root dynamics to soil carbon storage Soil Science 149: 78-83

 

Smith, T.M, and M.A. Huston. 1989. A theory of the spatial and temporal dynamics of plant communities. Vegetatio 83: 49-69

 

Timmins, S, M.A. Huston, and R.B. Clapp. 1989. Generation of digital elevation models from contours and comparison of topographic indices (abstract). Eos 70:  1094

 

DeAngelis, D. L, P.J. Mulholland, V. Palumbo, M.A. Huston, and J.W. Elwood.   1989

Nutrient dynamics and food web stability. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 20: 71-95

 

Huston, M. A, D.L. DeAngelis, and W.M. Post. 1988.  New computer models unify ecological theory. BioScience 38: 682-692

 

DeAngelis, D.L., and M.A. Huston. 1988. Effects of growth rates in models of size distribution formation in plants and animals. Ecological Modeling 36: 119-137

 

Robertson, G.P., M.A. Huston, F.C. Evans, and J.M. Tiedje. 1988. Spatial variability in a successional plant community: Patterns of nitrogen mineralization, nitrification, and denitrification. Ecology 69:1517- 1524

 

Huston, M.A, and D.L. DeAngelis.1987. Size bimodality in monospecific populations: A review of potential mechanisms. American Naturalist 129: 678-707

 

Huston, M.A, and T.M. Smith. 1987. Plant succession: Life history and competition. American

Naturalist 130: 168-198

 

Huston, M.A. 1986. Size bimodality in plant populations: an alternative hypothesis. Ecology 67:

265-269

 

Huston, M.A. 1985. Patterns of species diversity on coral reefs. Annual Review of Ecology and

Systematics 16:149-77

 

Huston, M.A. 1985. Variation in coral growth rates with depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica . Coral

Reefs 4: 19-25

 

Huston, M. A. 1985. Patterns of species diversity in relation to depth at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Bulletin of Marine Science 37:928-935

Huston, M. A. 1982. The effect of soil nutrients and light on tree growth and interactions during tropical forest succession. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Michigan

 

Huston, M.A. 1980. Soil nutrients and tree species richness in Costa Rican forests. Journal of

Biogeography 7:147-157

 

Huston, M. A. 1979. A general hypothesis of species diversity. American Naturalist 113:81-101

 

 

b. Non-refereed Articles:

 

Huston, M.A. 2003. Heat and Biodiversity  (letter in response to Global biodiversity,

biochemical kinetics, and the energetic-equivalence rule Allen et al. Science 30, August 2002). Science, 299: 512.

Huston, M.A. 2001. People and Biodiversity in Africa (letter in response to Conservation conflicts across Africa, Balmford et al. Science, 30 March 2001).. Science 293:

1591.

Guterman, L. 2000. Have ecologists oversold biodiversity?  Some scientists question

experiments on how numerous species help ecosystems.  The Chronicle of Higher

Education.  October 13, 2000.

Huston, M.A., A.E. Huston, and J. Scurlock. 2000.  Shifting the Carbon Balance (letter).

Bioscience 50: 292.

Wardle, D.A. M.A. Huston, J.P. Grime, F. Berendse, E. Garnier, W.K. Lauenroth, H. Setala, and S.D. Wilson.  2000. Biodiversity and ecosystem function: an issue in ecology. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 81:235-239.

Huston, M.A. (interview). 2000.  Biodiversity as a Political Football.  Environmental

Review 7 (7): 8-16.

Kaiser, J. 2000.  Rift over biodiversity divides ecologists.  Science 289: 1282-1283.

Krause, C. 1996. Life on Earth: Why Biodiversity Varies.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Review 29 (4&5): 40-51. www.ornl.gov/ORNLReview/rev29_3/text/life.htm

Huston, M.A. 1995. Biodiversity thrives where crops fail.  Forum for Applied Research and

Public Policy, 1995.

Huston, M.A., and J. Isebrands. 1995.  Monitoring interception of photosynthetically active radiation (Report on Workshop). Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America,

June, 1995.

Huston, M.A.  1995. Saving the planet (and U.S. Agriculture) with the 1995 Farm Bill: a

farm policy conference  (Report on conference). Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, June, 1995.

Huston, M.A. 1994. Biological Diversity and Agriculture (response to letters). Science

265:458-9.

Huston, M.A. 1994. Facing  the Truth about the Tropics (editorial).  Tropinet Newsletter,

5(1): 1.

Huston, M.A.1992. Walker Branch Watershed: DOE's Canary in a Cage. Oak Ridge

National Laboratory Review  25(1): 2-9.

 

 

 

 

3. Conference Proceedings

 

 

 

a. Refereed Conference Proceedings: None

 

 

 

b. Non-refereed: None

 

 

 

4. Abstracts:

(see  B.1 – all talks have abstracts published in Program or Proceedings)

 

 

 

5. Reports:

 

Huston, M.A., E. Gomezdelcampo, and R. Sewell. (2003). Linking topography,

hydrology, and biodiversity to understand terrestrial impacts on aquatic systems. Report to National Council for Science for Sustainable Forestry (NCSSF) under

contract to Interdisciplianry Solutions for Environmental Sustainability, Inc

(ISESI), July, 2003.

Huston, M.A. (2001). Biodiversity science issues related to remote sensing

capabilities.  Report for Workshop on Conservation Applications of Remote Sensing, American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY, Dec. 2001. Sponsored by Conservation International and NASA.

Ecosystem Working Group (M. Huston et al.) (1998).  Terrestrial  Ecosystem

Responses to Global Change: A Research Strategy.  Oak Ridge National

Laboratory Technical Memorandum.

Hansen, P.J., D.E. Todd, M.A. Huston, J.D. Joslin, J. Croker, and R. Auge. (1998).

Description and Field Performance of the Walker Branch Throughfall

Displacement Experiment.  1993-1996.  ORNL/TM-13586. Oak Ridge National

Laboratory. Oak Ridge, Tennessee.  47 pp.

Environmental Monitoring Team (M. Ruggiero, M. Huston, et al.)  (1997).

Integrating the Nation's  Environmental Monitoring and Research Networks and

Programs: A Proposed Framework.  Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the White House.

Huston, M.A., and Breman, H. (1995). Contributions of Science and Technology to an

Integrated Approach to Land Management.  Report for United Nations

Commission on Science and Technology for Development  and UN Commission on

Sustainable Development, addressing Chapter 10 of Agenda 21.

Huston, M.A. (1995).  Biodiversity Management for Ecological Sustainability.  Report for Science Policy Associates, Inc. as part of Biodiversity Uncertainties and

Research Needs (BURN) interagency project.

Hanson, P.J., D.E. Todd, N.T. Edwards, and M.A. Huston. 1995.  Field performance of the Walker Branch Throughfall Displacement Experiment. In Ecosystem

Manipulation Experiments: Scientific Approaches, Experimental Design, and

Relevant Results.   A. Jenkins, R.C. Ferrier, and C. Kirby, eds. pp. 307-313.

Ecosystem Research Report # 20, Commission of the  European Communities, Copenhagen.

 

 

Huston, M.A. (1994). Environmental Technology Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and

Ecosystem Restoration.  Contribution to Inter-laboratory Initiative on

Technologies for a Sustainable Future.

Huston, M.A. (1994). Instream Ecological Monitoring: Interpretation of Biotic

Results.  Pages 6:34 - 6:45 in Fourth Report on the Oak Ridge National

Laboratory Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program for White Oak Creek Watershed and the Clinch River. J.M. Loar, ed.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL/TM-11544.

Huston, M.A. (1994).  Instream Ecological Monitoring: Interpretation of Biotic

Changes.  Page 6:28 in Third  Report on the Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Biological Monitoring and Abatement Program for White Oak Creek Watershed

and the Clinch River. J.M. Loar, ed.  Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL/TM-

11358.

Turner, R.S., P.J. Hansen, M.A. Huston, C.T. Garten, Jr., and P.J. Mulholland.  1993.

A large-scale throughfall manipulation experiment on Walker Branch Watershed. In Environmental Manipulations of Biota and Biogeochemical Cycling in

Ecosystems:  Approach - Methodologies - Findings.  L. Rasmussen, T. Brydges, and P. Mathy, eds.  pp. 96-105. Commission of the European Communities,

Copenhagen.

 

 

 

 

6. Book Reviews:

Huston, M.A. 2007. A missed opportunity to influence fire policy.  Review of

Wildfire: a century of failed forest policy, G. Wuerthner, Island Press, 2006. BioScience 57: 790-792.

Huston, M.A. 1999. Review of Book: Life in the Balance: Humanity and the

Biodiversity Crisis.  Niles Eldridge.  Princeton University Press.  Bioscience.

Huston, M.A.1998.  Review of Book: Ecology and Economics of the Great Plains, D.

S. Licht.  University of Nebraska Press. Quarterly Review of Biology.

Huston, M.A. 1997. Rationalizing Biodiversity.  Review of Book: Biodiversity and Landscapes: A Paradox of Humanity, K.C. Kim and R.D. Weaver, eds. Cambridge University Press, 1996. Bioscience.

 

7. Other:

 

B. Works not in Print

 

1. Papers Presented at Professional Meetings:

 

This is a lot to swallow, we are wrong about almost everything. NSF OPUS PI meeting, NSF Headquarters, Washington, DC, Sept. 2012.

Aldo Leopold, Hans Jenny, or William Albrecht, in Missouri, 1930s: An Ecological

Who-done-it. Organized Oral Session, Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of

America, Portland, OR, August 2012.

 

The Geography of Injustice: Global Patterns of Poverty and Biodiversity. in Symposium “Geographical Ecology,” at the Association of American Geographers Southwest Division Annual Meeting, Austin, Tx. Nov. 2011.

The Geography of Injustice.  in Symposium “International, Ethnobiological, and Ecological Perspectives on Environmental Justice,” at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnobiology, Columbus, OH, May 2011.

Environmental constraints on mammalian body size: Procyon lotor, Odocoileus

virginianus, and Homo sapiens. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of

America, Pittsburgh, PA, August 2010. (with Steve Wolverton).

The Global Distribution of Ecosystem Sustainability and Net Primary Productivity.

Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, August

2009 (with Steve Wolverton, University of North Texas).

Local spatial variability in body size of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and food availability at Fort Hood, central Texas.Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009. ( Steve Wolverton, Michael A. Huston, , Kevin Cagle, Fort Hood DPW, James H. Kennedy and Alan Farmer, University of North Texas).

Climate/topography interaction influences spatiotemporal soil moisture variability and resulting plant beta diversity. Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM, August 2009. (Timothy A. Fotinos and Michael A. Huston, Texas State University).

Species richness gradients:  Re-evaluating the Mid-Domain Effect null model of diversity patterns.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, San Jose, CA, August

2007 (with David F. Snyder, Texas State University).

The effectiveness of a vegetation-based approach for monitoring vertebrate species diversity (Kaci Myrick, Michael Huston, Jeff Hatfield, Floyd Weckerley, and Clay Green). George Wright Society (National  Park Service) Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 2007.

Small-scale patterns of plant species richness: Implications for biodiversity and exotic invasion.  (T. Fotinos, A. Blair, S. B. Harnden,  K. McDermid, A. Adhikari., and M. Huston).  Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Stephenville, Texas, April, 2007.

Tennessee vs. Texas: Comparing patterns of exotic plant invasions, (with P. Barnes, J.W.

Johnston, and L. Pounds). Annual Meeting of the Society of Southwestern Naturalists

(SWAN), San Antonio, TX, April 2004.

Land Use Legacy Effects:  Exotic Plant Species Distributions Sixty Years After Agricultural

Abandonment. (with G. Barlar, W. Johnston, and L. Pounds).  Natural Areas

Association Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, October 2003.

The distribution of exotic plant species across a recovering landscape (with G. Barlar, W. Johnston, and L. Pounds).  Natural Areas Association Annual Meeting,

Asheville, NC, October 2002.

The global pattern of forest structure and production: reversing the latitudinal gradient.  ESA Meeting, Madison, WI, August, 2001.

Why save biodiversity: can ecosystem function justify species conservation?  (with

J.P. Grime and D.A. Wardle) ESA Meeting, Snowbird, UT, August, 2000.

Effects of waterflow variability on population and community dynamics of benthic

invertebrates in upper Bear Creek, Oak Ridge, Tennessee (poster, S.M. Harrell, J.G. Smith, and M.A. Huston) ESA Meeting, Snowbird, UT, August, 2000.

The begets and begats of diversity, productivity, and stability.  ESA Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, August, 1997.

The balance of competition and facilitation in plant communities: a graphical model.

ESA meeting, Snowbird, Utah, August, 1995. (Holmgren, M., M. Scheffer,  and M. Huston)

Growth and survival of tree seedlings in a large-scale rainfall manipulation

experiment. ESA meeting, Snowbird, Utah, August, 1995. (Parikh, N., M. Holmgren, M. Huston, B. Pedersen, and D. Moe).

Growth and physiological responses of tree seedlings to experimental manipulation of light and water.  ESA meeting, Snowbird, Utah, August, 1995. (Huston, M., and

M. Holmgren).

The 28-year record of ecosystem dynamics on Walker Branch Watershed.  ESA

meeting, Snowbird, Utah, August, 1995.

(Todd, D., M. Huston, B. Pedersen, P. Mulholland, S. LIndberg, D. Johnson, and

G. Henderson).

Spatial distribution of understory plants along gradients of water and light

availability.  ESA meeting, Knoxville, Tennessee, August, 1994. (Holmgren M., M.A. Huston, J. Quiles and S. Warner)

Use of a hydrologic model to predict ecosystem properties. ESA meeting, Madison,

Wisconsin, August, 1993 (with C.T. Garten, J.W. Chason, S.P Timmins, and D.E. Todd)

Measuring spatiotemporal variation in canopy leaf area index on a forested landscape, ESA meeting, San Antonio, Texas, August, 1991 (with J. Chason)

Tulip poplar mortality caused by interacting light and water stress during a severe

drought on Walker Branch Watershed, Tennessee. ESA meeting, Snowbird, Utah, August, 1990 (with J. Chason)

Generation of digital elevation models from contours and comparison of topographic

indices. AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA, December, 1989 (with S. Timmins and

R.B. Clapp)

Evaluation of hydrograph predictions from a topographically-based hydrologic model on two watersheds with contrasting geology. AGU meeting, San Francisco, CA,

December, 1989 (with R.B. Clapp and S. Timmins)

The influence of climate, chemical quality and soil fertility on litter decomposition. (Poster with J. Pastor and W.M. Post), ESA meeting, Minneapolis, Mn., June

1985.

The relationship of species diversity to soil nutrients and moisture on Iowa prairies

(with M.J. Huston), ESA meeting, University of North Dakota, 1983.

The effect of light availability on the biomass and speciesdiversity of a lowland tropical weed assemblage. ESA/BSA meeting, University of Indiana, 1981.

Dominance and suppression during tropical forest succession: patterns in experimental plantings after two years of growth. ESA/BSA meeting, University of Indiana,

1981.

The influence of soil nutrients on the growth and distribution of selected species in an experimental oldfield ecosystem. ESA/BSA meeting, University of Indiana, 1981.

Maintenance of species diversity in tropical forests: experiments in Costa Rica. Soc. for the Study of Evolution, Iowa City, 1981.

Patterns of species diversity in an experimental oldfield ecosystem, ESA meeting, University of Arizona, 1980.

Soil nutrients and patterns of early secondary succession in a tropical rainforest. BSA

meeting, University of British Columbia, 1980.

 

 

 

2. Invited Talks, Lectures, and Presentations:

 

Global patterns in soils, plants, and people: Implications for everything. Symposium on Biodiversity and Soil Chronosequences. School of Plant Biology, University of Western Australia, February, 2012.

We were Wrong: Implications of a revised understanding of global NPP for ecology, evolution, and anthropology.  National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, August 2011

The Geography of Sustainability: The Unhappy Intersection of Poverty and Biodiversity.

Lecture for Conservation Biology Class, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA. March

2011.

The Geography of Sustainability: Global Patterns of Success and Failure. Lecture for Ecological Economics Class, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University, March 2011

The Geography of Sustainability: The Unhappy Intersection of Poverty and Biodiversity.

Philosophy Dialogue Series, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, March, 2011.

Correlations among Plants, Animals, and People in Australia: Causes and/or Effects.

Introduction to Symposium on Dissecting Australian Diversity:  the key to understanding global biodiversity, 50th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Australia, Canberra, AU, December 2010.

The Geography of Sustainability: Global Patterns of Success and Failure. School of Earth and Environment Sustainability Symposium, University of Western Australia, November, 2010.

Where the Big Ones Are:  Body size patterns in fish, birds, and humans.  Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Seminar, University of Western Australia, November, 2010.

Implications of an Upside Down World: The Paradox of Global Productivity and What it Means for Ecology and Evolution. Department of Biology Seminar Series, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, April 2010.

Implications of an Upside Down World: The Paradox of Global Productivity and What it Means for Ecology and Evolution. Department of Biology Seminar Series, University of Texas at San Antonio, March 2010.

Implications of an Upside Down World: The Paradox of Global Productivity and What it Means for Ecology and Evolution. Department of Biology Seminar Series, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, March 2010.

Biodiversity, Poverty, and Climate. Biology Department Seminar Series, Oberlin

College, Oberlin, Ohio, February, 2010.

The Land of Oz:  Is Biology in Australia Unique? or Is it just like the rest of the world?

Public Lecture, Albany Campus, University of Western Australia, Albany, WA, July

2009.

Biodiversity, Productivity, and Speciation:  A Model for Australia (and the rest of the World). Academic Lecture, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, July 2009.

The Sustainability of Global Ecosystems:  Re-evaluating The Current Paradigm.  Public Lecture. Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA. July, 2009

 

 

The Sustainability of Global Ecosystems: Re-evaluating The Current Paradigm.  Earth

Day Lecture, Austin College, Sherman, TX. April 2009

Rethinking the Planet:  The Paradox of Global Productivity and What to do about it. University of Oregon, Biology Seminar Series, Eugene, OR, March, 2009

Rethinking the Planet:  The Paradox of Global Productivity and What to do about it.

University of Colorado, Graduate Student Seminar Series, Boulder, CO, October

2008

Rethinking the Planet: The Paradox of Global Productivity OR What’s Wrong with Australia?  Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Lecture, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, July 2008

Biodiversity, Poverty, Climate, and Climate Change.  Institute for Advanced Studies

Public Lecture, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA, July 2008

Rethinking the Planet:  The Paradox of Global Productivity and What to do about it. University of North Texas, Biology Seminar Series, Denton, TX, February,

2008

Biodiversity, Poverty, and the Specter of Environmental Determinism.  Philosophy

Dialogue Series, Department of Philosophy, Texas State University, October,

2007.

Productivity>> Diversity OR Diversity>> Productivity?  Technical Seminar, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, July, 2007

Biodiversity, Poverty, Climate, and Climate Change, Ralph E. Bennett Lecture in

Mycology and Plant Biology, University of Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, July, 2007.

Biodiversity, Poverty, and Climate Change.  Earth Day Lecture, Austin College, Sherman, Texas, April 2007.

The three phases of land use change: Implications for biodiversity and people in Iowa, Texas, and the World.  Speaking of Science Lecture Series celebrating the

opening of the Estelle Siebens Science Center, Buena Vista University, Storm

Lake, Iowa, April 2006

Testing invasion theory with field data: Implications for management.  NSF-

sponsored workshop on Invasive Species.  University of Indiana, Bloomington, IN, April 2006

The three phases of land use change:  Implications for biodiversity in developed and

developing countries.  ESA Meeting: Ecology in an Era of Globalization, Merida, Mexico, January 2006.

The three phases of land use change: Implications for biodiversity in developed and

developing countries.  El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, November, 2005.

Global patterns of biodiversity, soils, and poverty.  El Colegio de la Frontera Sur

(ECOSUR), San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico, November, 2005.

The three phases of land use change: Implications for biodiversity in Texas and Iowa.

Ninth Annual Dyksterhuis Lecture, Department of Range Science, Texas A&M University, October 2005.

Testing invasion theory with field data: Implications for management.

NSF/USDA/EPA Joint Meeting on Invasive Species.  Washington, D.C. October,

2005.

The three phases of land use change: Implications for biodiversity in Texas.

Inaugural meeting of NSF NEON Region 11, San Marcos, TX, October 2005.

 

 

The three phases of land use change:  Implications for wetlands and biodiversity.

Society of Wetlands Scientists, Annual Meeting of the South Central Chapter, San

Marcos, TX October 2005.

The three phases of land-use change: Implications for agriculture and biodiversity.

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, February, 2005

Global Patterns of Soil and Poverty, Kellogg Biological Station, Hickory Corners, MI, February 2005.

The three phases of land-use change: Implications for biodiversity. Department of

Geography, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX.  October, 2004.

Soil Chemistry and Human Welfare: Understanding Global Patterns of Population,

Poverty, and Biodiversity. Seminar Series, Roane State Community College, Oak

Ridge, TN,  February 2004.

Hydrology, Topography, and Biodiversity:  Understanding Terrestrial-Aquatic

Interactions from Local to Regional Scales.  Department of Biology.  Southwest

Texas State University, July, 2003.

Fire and stand-level patterns of biodiversity:  Fire as a generic disturbance.  National Council on Science for Sustainable Forestry (NCSSF)  Fire Symposium.  Research Triangle Park, NC, June 2003.

The Regulation of Biodiversity.  Ecology Program.  Colorado State University, Fort

Collins, CO. February, 2003.

Why ecologists are so confused:  finding a signal in the noise.  Graduate Student

Seminar Series, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, October, 2002.

The global pattern of forest structure and growth: implications for conservation and development. Graduate Student Seminar Series, Utah State University, Logan, Utah, October, 2002.

Environmental drivers of land use change. (with H. Gibbs). Symposium on Land use

change in rural America: Rates, drivers, and consequences. ESA Annual Meeting, Tucson, AZ, August, 2002.

The global pattern of forest structure and productivity: implications for biodiversity,

carbon sequestration, and Australia.  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Western

Australia, Perth, April, 2002.

Fire and ecological disturbance theory.  Keynote presentation.  Symposium on Fire in

Western Australia, Conservation and Land Management agency of Western

Australia, Perth, April, 2002.

Predicting the distribution and abundance of exotic plant species. Fourth Annual

Meeting of the Southeastern Exotic Pest Plant Council, Nashville, TN, April, 2002. The irrelevance of standard statistical analyses of experimental and observational data

in ecology.  Department of Biology, The University of North Carolina, Chapel

Hill, NC, March 2002.

Topography, soils, and biodiversity: Implications for ecologists and engineers.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Nov. 2001.

Contributions of ecosystem ecology to conservation planning and reserve

management.  Workshop on Ecologically Functioning Populations, Wildlife

Conservation Society, White Oak Plantation,Yulee, FL, Nov. 2001.

Predicting the distribution and abundance of exotic plant species.  Symposium on

Exotic Species, Natural Areas Association, Cape Canaveral, FL,  Oct. 2001

 

 

Parallels between terrestrial and marine biodiversity patterns and processes.  The

Centre for Marine Biodiversity. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Halifax, Nova

Scotia. May, 2001.

The history and current status of the biodiversity-ecosystem function controversy.

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May, 2001.

The global pattern of plant mass and productivity: common wisdom strikes out again; The dynamic equilibrium model: a framework for understanding and managing

biodiversity in forests and rangelands; Dirt is destiny: balancing conservation and economics in land management.  Three lectures in the Colorado State University

Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series. Feb. 2001.

Linking Evolution and Ecosystems:  A Research Agenda for the 21st Century.

Department of Botany, University of California, Riverside, Jan. 2001.

Biodiversity in landscape decisions.  NCASI Conference on Forest Environment

Management:  Forest Landscape Management in the Real World.  Portland, OR. Sept. 2000.

The environmental basis of human society.  Conference on Land Use: Changing

Landscapes of Rural America.  Yellowstone National Park, WY, Sept. 2000.

Understanding the common constraints on man and nature.  Environmental Studies

Program, Washington and Lee University, Feb. 2000.

Dirt is Destiny: common  constraints on plants, animals, and people.  Leadoff address for graduate-student organized symposium, Integration across Ecological Scales,

Feb. 2000, Texas A&M University.

Impediments to predictive models in community ecology:  Misunderstandings of

processes, scales, and statistics.  Keynote address for international conference,

"Predicting species occurrences: issues of scale and accuracy for wildlife habitat modeling," October, 1999, Snowbird, Utah.

Plant species diversity: What processes, what scales?  Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Sept. 1999.

Application of ecological principles to the planning and evaluation of ecosystem

restoration. Symposium on Environmental Monitoring, Annual Meeting of the

Ecological Society of America.  Spokane, WA,  August, 1999.

Extracting experimental results from long-term monitoring studies: lessons from droughts and floods. Symposium on Serendipity in Environmental Research,

Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Spokane, WA,  August,

1999.

 

One or more of the following talks given at each of the Australian institutions listed below

 

Misguiding the Field of Ecology: Fundamental Concepts and Misconceptions

Restoring the Florida Everglades: Applications of Computer Models to Ecosystem

Assessment and Management

Evaluating the Ecosystem Function of Biodiversity:  A critique of recent experiments

Spatial Scale and Ecological Processes: Local versus regional control of species diversity

Evaluating the Dynamic Equilibrium Model of Species Diversity: Twenty Years of

Relevant and Irrelevant Analyses

Endemism and Invasions: Predicting the distributions of rare and  problem species. Understanding and managing the patterns of biodiversity on landscapes

 

 

Biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and social justice

The Latitudinal Gradient of Species Diversity: What's Rapoport got to do with it?

 

Australian Institutions visited, January through March, 1999

University of Adelaide

Department of Botany

Waite Institute of Agriculture

Centre for Research on Introduced Marine Pests

CSIRO Marine Science Laboratory, Hobart, Tazmania

University of Sydney

Centre for Research on Ecological Impacts of Coastal

 

Cities,

 

 

Marine Ecology Laboratories

 

James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland

Department of Marine Biology

CSIRO Division of Wildlife and Ecology, Canberra, ACT Australian National University, Canberra, ACT

Center for Plant Biodiversity

University of Western Australia, Perth, WA Soil Science and Plant Nutrition

Department of Botany

 

Using computer models and ecological theory to plan ecosystem inventories and

monitoring.  North American Science Symposium "Toward a Unified Framework for Inventorying and Monitoring Forest Ecosystem Resources, Guadalajara,

Mexico, Nov. 1998.

Reconciling scales and processes:  the key to a general theory of species diversity.

Symposium on Seeking Generality in Ecology.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological

Society of America.  Baltimore, MD, August, 1998.

Belowground processes and the interaction of productivity and diversity.  Institute for

Microbial Ecology, Michigan State University, March, 1998.

Misleading the field of ecology: how the search for simplicity leads to irrelevance.

Arthur Cronquist CUNY Graduate Students Plant Sciences Symposium, November,

1997

Multimodeling for South Florida Wetland Ecosystems (with L.J. Gross), Symposium on Technology for Landscape Simulation and Analysis.  International Society for Ecological Modeling, Providence, RI, Aug., 1996.

Modern computation and conservation biology: giving theory some muscle (with L.J.

Gross, presenter),  Symposium on The Interface between Theoretical Ecology and

Conservation Biology.  Society for Conservation Biology  Annual Meeting, Providence, RI,  Aug. 1996.

Biodiversity and Sustainability, Air & Waste Management Association National

Meeting, Nashville,  TN, June, 1996

The effects of climate change on a deciduous forest: experiments on Walker Branch

Watershed, Tennessee. Grinnell College, Feb. 1996.

The regulation of plant community structure on landscapes, Department of Botany, University of California, Riverside, Jan. 1996.

Global patterns of agricultural productivity and biodiversity, Department of Biology, University of California, Riverside, Jan. 1996.

 

 

The scientific basis of managing genetic and species diversity.  Ecological

Stewardship Workshop, Tucson, AZ, December 1995.

Global patterns of plant productivity: implications for conservation and development.

University of Montreal, December, 1995.

Biological Indicators: a research perspective.  National Association of Environmental

Professionals, Washington, DC, June, 1995.

Plant species diversity: global patterns and local processes.  Southwestern Texas

University, San Marcos, TX, April, 1995.

Agriculture and Biodiversity.  School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan, March, 1995.

The environmental necessity for free farm trade.  1995 Farm Policy Conference, Washington, DC February, 1995.

Patterns of diversity on grasslands: global perspectives. University of Arizona, Tucson, May, 1994.

Global distribution of soil resources: implications for sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Forum, Chicago Area Sigma Xi, March, 1994

Integrating local ecosystem processes to address global issues. DOE Workshop on

"New Research in the Science of Global Change: A multidisciplinary View," Oakland ,California, September 1993.

Resource mobility, competition, and the diversity of sessile organisms.  XV International Botanical Congress, Tokyo. September, 1993.

Soils, biodiversity, and sustainable development in lowland tropical rainforests.    XV International Botanical Congress, Tokyo. September, 1993.

Individual-based models of plant interactions.  Lectures for Nordic Council on

Ecology Course on Individual-based Models. Kronlund Field Station, Sweden, March, 1993.

Biological diversity: global patterns and local processes. University of Kentucky, Lexington, January, 1993.

Biological diversity: global patterns and local processes. Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa, Sept. 1992.

Integrated ecosystem research on Walker Branch Watershed, Emory University, Atlanta, July, 1992

Biological diversity: global patterns and local processes. Savannah River Ecology

Laboratory, Aiken, SC, May, 1992

Global patterns of biological diversity. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada. April

1992

Individual-based forest succession models.  School of Forestry, University of

Washington, Seattle, Washington. February, 1992.

Productivity, disturbance, and species diversity.  Conference on microbial diversity.

Michigan State University, June, 1991.

Plant physiology,  competition, and the regulation of species diversity.  Duke

University, February, 1991.

Integrating plant physiology, population dynamics, and ecosystem processes. Midwest

Population Biology Conference, Miami University, Ohio, October, 1990.

Research issues and opportunities on Walker Branch Watershed. University of

Tennessee, September, 1990.

The role of plant physiology in ecosystem processes: examples from Walker Branch

Watershed, Vanderbilt University, April, 1990

 

 

Application of individual-based modeling techniques to ecosystemprocesses on

Walker Branch Watershed. Clemson University, November, 1989.

Use of individual physiology and life history to predict community and ecosystem dynamics. Symposium: Methods for translating ecological information across

scales. ESA meeting, Toronto, August, 1989.

From physiology to ecosystems: a theory based on individual organisms. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. October 1988.

From physiology to ecosystems: a theory based on individual plants. Institute of

Ecosystem Studies, Cary Arboretum. May 1988.

Community and ecosystem patterns in dynamic landscapes. Michigan State University

Kellogg Biological Station. May 1987.

Community and ecosystem patterns in a dynamic landscape.Speaker and organizer for symposium: Ecosystem and community implications of population processes,

ESA/INTECOL meetings, August 1986.

Light availability and the species diversity of sessile photosynthetic communities in terrestrial and marine environments. Symposium: Factors affecting coral reef

benthic community structure, ESA/ASLO meeting, Minneapolis, Mn, June 1985. Light availability and species diversity in coral reefs and understory plant

communities. University of Georgia, February 1985.

Modeling the effects of geology and climate on ecosystem properties. MAB workshop on remote sensing, Athens, Georgia, May, 1985.

The role of symmetric and asymmetric competition in determining plant population size structure, Symposium: Size hierarchies in plant populations, ESA meeting, University of North Dakota, 1983.

Species diversity in oldfield plant communities (with F.C. Evans), Symposium: Plant commumity ecology - community structure and pattern, ESA meeting,

Pennsylvania State University, 1982.

The regulation of species diversity: experimental data from three systems. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1982.

Coral reefs and tropical rain forests. University of New  Orleans, 1981.

Species diversity in coral reefs and rain forests: a non-equilibrium explanation.

University of Minnesota, 1978.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Consultancies:

 

Office of the White House, Panel Member and Writing Coordinator, Interagency

Task Force for Environmental Research and Monitoring, Office of  Science and

Technology Policy, 1995.

UN Commission for Sustainable Development, Consultant and Lead Author for land management report,  1994-1995.

South Florida Task Force for Everglades Restoration, Workshop Facilitator for

Science Subgroup, Miami, FL, 1994.

 

4. Workshops:

 

 

Symposia Organized and Chaired:

 

The biophysical landscape: implications for ecological, economic, and cultural processes, ESA annual meeting, 1997.

Oak Ridge Climate Change Symposium,  Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak

Ridge, TN, 1994.

Regional Watershed Research Symposium, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak

Ridge, TN, 1993.

Regional Watershed Research Symposium, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak

Ridge, TN, 1992.

Regional Watershed Research Symposium, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak

Ridge National Laboratory, 1991.

Individual-based Models and Approaches in Ecology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, 1990.

Regional Watershed Research Symposium, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak

Ridge National Laboratory, 1990.

Ecosystem and community implications of population processes, ESA/INTECOL

meetings, Syracuse, New York,  1986.

 

 

 

5. Other:

 

 

 

 

C. Grants and Contracts

 

1. Funded External Grants and Contracts:

 

Global Biodiversity: Synthesis of Ecology and Evolution.  Research, data analysis, travel, in support of writing a major new book presenting a unified theory of the evolution on distribution of life on Earth.  Work preformed at Texas State University – San Marcos, and during international travel to meeting with colleagues. Funded by the NSF OPUS Program (Opportunities for Promoting Understanding through Synthesis).  (M. Huston, PI, $165,085, 1/1/2010 – 12/31/2011).

 

Predicting the distribution and dominance of exotic species across the landscapes of the

Southern Appalachians.  Quantitative field surveys and experiments across landscape gradients on the Oak Ridge National Environmental Research Park, Great Smoky

Mountains National Park, and Big South Fork National Recreation Area.  (M. Huston, P.I.,  $150,000/yr, 2001-2004 (with no-cost extension to 2006 for work in Texas),

grant to Interdisciplinary Solutions for Environmental Sustainability, Inc. (ISESI),

funded by EPA National Center for Environmental Research, Office of Research and

Development)

 

Hydrology-vegetation interactions on the South Florida Landscape.  Landscape-scale

simulation  for evaluating ecological effects of hydrologic restoration alternatives for

Everglades/Big Cypress (South Florida Restudy).  The hydrology/vegetation model

provides the foundation for higher trophic level models (e.g., wading birds, panthers, snail  kites) that are part of the Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS)

 

 

program (grant to the University of Tennessee, funded by the USGS Biological

Research Division, and the Army Corps of Engineers) (M. Huston and L. Gross, PIs,

~$230,000/yr, 1995-99)

 

Use of Multi-scale Biophysical Models for Ecological Assessments: Applications in the

Southeastern United States.  Landscape analysis and modeling project focusing on

predicting spatiotemporal variability in terrestrial and aquatic ecological properties

across landscapes at a range of spatial scales in the Southern Appalachian region.  (M. Huston, P.I., ~$570,000/yr, 1996-2000, grant to the University of Tennessee funded

by EPA National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance)

 

Walker Branch Watershed, long term research on community and ecosystem processes on a forested watershed.  Project Leader in charge of conceptual integration and direction of multi-investigator research on forest succession and  productivity, nutrient cycling, hydrology, and response to climatic variation (1988-1993, ~$1,000,000/yr, funded by DOE Office of Health and Environmental Research grant to Oak Ridge National

Laboratory).  Current research focuses on response of oak-hickory forest to climate change using experimental rainfall manipulation  (Throughfall Displacement

Experiment).

 

Nutrient availability at a lowland tropical site on volcanically derived soils: Interactions of microbial, vegetation, and abiotic processes (with G.P. Robertson and P. Sollins)

(NSF BSR-8317198, $200,000, funded for two years, 1984-1985)

 

Long-term effects of mowing and fertilization (4 x 4 factorial design) on biomass, species composition, and nutrient cycling in an oldfield plant community.  Experiments

established in 1978 and continued until 1988 at University of Michigan Botanical

Gardens.  $60,000 NSF Grant to Francis Evans, University of Michigan, 1979-1983.

 

 

 

2. Submitted, but not Funded, External Grants and Contracts: Too numerous to list

3. Funded Internal Grants and Contracts: None

4. Submitted, but not Funded, Internal Grants and Contracts: None

 

 

 

D. Fellowships, Awards, Honors:

 

2008  ISI Highly Cited Scientist in Ecology and Environmental Science, since 2002 (over 6000 citations, the only Highly Cited Ecologist in Texas).

2008-2010   Professor-at-Large, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA

 

 

2007  Ralph E. Bennett Lecturer in Mycology and Plant Biology, University of

Michigan Biological Station, Pellston, MI, July, 2007.

2005  Dyksterhuis Lectureship, Department of Range Management, Texas

A&M University.

2000  Technical Achievement Award from UT-Battelle for international leadership in addressing the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function

1998  Technical Achievement Award from Lockheed Martin, for publication on design of biodiversity experiments.

1997  BER 50 Exceptional Service Award from DOE Biological and

Environmental Research Program at 50th Anniversary Symposium for

work on ecosystem functioning and biodiversity (other recipients included

Warren Washington, Jay Edmonds, and Craig Venter).

1996  Author of the Year Award from Lockheed Martin, for publication of book on biological diversity

1996  Technical Achievement Award from Lockheed Martin, for publication of  book on biological diversity

1996  Technical Achievement Award from Lockheed Martin, for continuing leadership in the field of ecology.

1995  Technical Achievement Award from Martin Marietta, for contributing to integration of ecology and economics.

1995  Distinguished Scientist Award, Environmental Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

1990  Award of Distinction (First Place) in the International Competition of the

Society for Technical Communication in category of Scholarly and Technical Articles, for "New Computer Models Unify Ecological  Theory," coauthored with D.L. DeAngelis and W.M. Post.

1983  Eugene P. Wigner Post-Doctoral Fellowship, ORNL

1982  Organization for Tropical Studies - Noyes Fellowship

1980  Organization of American States Research Fellowship

1978  Charles Lindberg Foundation Grant

1976  NSF Predoctoral Fellowship

1972  Phi Beta Kappa, Grinnell College

1968  National Merit Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 

 

IV. SERVICE

 

A. University:

2009 Whole-Mind” Common Experience Committee

Religion and Science Public Discussion, Panel Member, Center for

Multicultural and Gender Studies, Texas State University, April 2009

College of Science REP Review Committee, 2005-2007.

2007 Common Experience Committee

Member, Biology Chair Search Committee, 2004, 2005

 

 

 

B. Departmental:

Chair, Aquatic Ecology Search Committee, 2006.

Organizer, Friday “How I Became a Scientist” seminar series.  2004-2008

Member, Land Use Committee 2005-2008

Chair, Ad Hoc Field Station Assessment Committee 2008

Head, Freeman Ranch Research Planning Committee

 

 

 

 

C. Community:

Vestry, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, San Marcos, TX

Environmental Quality Advisory Board, Oak Ridge, TN, 1986-1988

Tennessee Citizens for Wilderness Planning, Member 1986 -2008

Vestry, St. Stepen's Episcopal Church, 1993-1996, 1998-2001

Cub Scout (Webelos) Den Leader, 2000-2002

Rotary Club of Oak Ridge, 2000-2004

Tennessee Interfaith Power and Light, Ecumenical organization to support energy conservation and use of renewable energy sources, charter member, 2001.

Oak Ridge High School Parent Teacher Student Organization, Treasurer, 2002-

2004.

 

 

D. Professional:

Review Panels:

EPA Regional Synthesis Panel, June, 1997

USDA Competitive Grants, May, 1995

NSF Site Review Team, Center for Ecological Synthesis, September, 1994. USFS Biodiversity Program Review, Savannah River Site. May, 1994

EPA Ecosystem Stress Detection Panel, Oct. 1991, May, 1992, Jan. 1993

NSF LTER Site Review Team, Desert Ecosystems, June, 1992. DOE Southeastern National Institute of Global Environmental

Change (NIGEC) Panel, 1992, 1993

NSF Restoration and Conservation Biology Panel, 1992, 1995. DOE Hollaender Fellowship Panel, Apr. 1992.

 

Editorial Boards:

Diversity and Distributions: A Journal of Biological Invasions and

Biodiversity, Editorial Board. 1999 -

Ecology and Ecological Monographs, Associate Editor, 1996-2000.

 

 

 

Program Planning:

NSF National Ecological Observatory Program (NEON).  Leadership role in

organizing regional collaborations in NEON Region 11, which includes most of

Texas and part of Oklahoma.  Serve as member of regional steering committee,

setting priorities for the region and coordinating collaborative interactions (2005 -

 

 

). Participated in national planning meeting for planning NEON implementation, November, 2006.  Organized site visits.

Climate Change Research Program, Moderator and writing team member on priority research issues, Interagency Ecosystems Working Group, February 2004.

Ecological Stewardship Project, Lead author for Genetic and Species Diversity, Sponsored by U.S.Forest Service, other land management agencies and private foundations,Tucson, Arizona, December, 1995.

Manuscript Reviews:

(Manuscripts Reviewed 2005-2007): Annals of Botany

Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden

American Naturalist (1)

Basic and Applied Ecology (1) BioScience (3)

Biotropica (1)

British Ecological Society Journals (3) Conservation Biology

Diversity and Distributions (21) Ecography (2)

Ecology and Ecological Monographs (8) Ecotoxicology

Environment International

Environmental Management

Global Change Biology (1)

Global Ecology and Biogeography (1) Holarctic Ecology

Journal of Biogeography (2)

Journal of Vegetation Science (2)

Landscape and Urban Planning (1) Nature (1)

Oecologia (1)

Oecologia Plantarum

Oikos  (1)

Plant and Soil (1)

Scandinavian Journal of Forestry (1) Science (1)

The Royal Society Proceedings B (1) Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Vegetatio

 

 

 

Proposal Reviews:

Canada Council for the Arts (1)

Israel Science Foundation (1)

NSF Ecology and Ecosystems (5)

Natural Environment Research Council, Great Britain

National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), Canada

Organization for Tropical Studies

The Nature Conservancy

 

 

UNESCO Global Biodiversity Assessment

USDA Competitive Grants

 

 

 

Press Interviews:

USA Today, Traci Watson, Land Use and Biodiversity, Aug. 18, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

E. Organizations

 

1. Honorary:

Phi Beta Kappa

 

2. Professional:

Ecological Society of America, Ecological Society of Australia,

Association for Tropical Biology,

American Association for the Advancement of Science. American Institute of Biological Science

American Geophysical Union