Education

Ph.D  Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Limnology concentration)
    1989 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    (Dissertation Advisor: Nelson Hairston, Jr.)
   Biological Science (Ph.D. candidate)
    (1982-1986, University of Rhode Island)

B.A.  Biology, summa cum laude
    1982 - Lawrence University, Appleton, WI.
    (Thesis Advisor:  Sumner Richman)
   Spanish Coursework
    1981 - Universidad Complutense, Madrid, Spain

 

Professional Appointments

2011 – present Dennis and Charlot Nelson Singleton Professorship in the Biological Sciences
2013   Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Lawrence University, WI
2009 – present Professor of Biology, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2009   Visiting Scientist, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
2008   Visiting Faculty, Lawrence London Centre
2000 – 2009  Associate Professor Biology Department, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2001 – 2004  Chair, Biology Department, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
2000 – 2001  Faculty Exchange Fellow, Semester in Environmental Science, Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA
1994 – 1999  Chair, Environmental Studies Program, Lawrence University, WI
1992 – 1999  Assistant Professor, Biology Department, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
1992 - 1995  Visiting Assistant Professor, Center for Limnology, Univ. of Wis. - Madison
1991 - 1992  Postdoctoral Assistant Researcher, Center for Limnology, Univ. of Wis. - Madison
1990 - 1991  Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology Dept., Cornell College, Iowa
1990 (summer) Visiting Assistant Professor, Kellogg Biological Station, Michigan State University
1989 - 1990  Lecturer, Institute for Env. Studies, Univ. of Wis. - Madison
1988 - 1989  Instructor, Biology Dept., Lawrence University, Appleton, WI

 

Teaching Experience

Animal Behavior – sophomore level
Aquatic Ecology - sophomore level
Biotechnology & Society – freshman/sophomore level
Comparative Biological Limnology - senior/graduate level
Coral Reef Ecology - sophomore-senior level
Ecological Energetics - sophomore-senior level
Environmental Studies Senior Seminar - junior/senior level
Environmental Systems Concepts & Modeling - senior/graduate level
Evolutionary Biology - freshman/sophomore level
Experimental Design & Analysis – freshman/sophomore level
Freshman Studies - freshman level
General Ecology - freshman-sophomore level
Principles of Biology - freshman level
Mathematical Modeling in Ecology - sophomore level

 

Professional Awards

2011 - Dennis & Charlot Nelson Singleton Professorship in the Biological Sciences – Named chair, Lawrence University, WI.
2005 - Listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”
2004 - Listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers”
2000 - Semester in Environmental Science Faculty Exchange Fellowship, Marine Biological Laboratories, Woods Hole, MA.
1998 - Cutting Edge Award, Appleton Joint Rotary Clubs, for performing at the “cutting edge” of one’s profession
1991 - Lindeman Award, American Society of Limnology & Oceanography, for Outstanding Paper Published by a young scientist
1989 - LaMont C. Cole Award, Cornell University,
   for Outstanding Paper Published by a graduate student

 

Publications  (*- indicates student authors)

De Stasio B.T., Golemgeski* T. and Livingstone D.M. 2013. Temperature as a Driving Factor in Aquatic Ecosystems.  Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier.

Engström-Öst, J., Hogfors*, H., El-Shehawy, R., De Stasio, B., Vehmaa, A., and Gorokhova, E. 2011. Toxin-producing cyanobacterium Nodularia spumigena, potential competitors and grazers: testing mechanisms of reciprocal interactions.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 62:39-48.

Beyer*, J., Moy, P., and De Stasio, B. 2011.  Acute Upper Thermal Limits of Three Aquatic Invasive Invertebrates: Hot Water Treatment to Prevent Upstream Transport of Invasive Species.  Environmental Management 47(1):67-76.

De Stasio, B.T., M.B. Schrimpf*, A.E. Beranek*, W.C. Daniels*, E. Hoyer. 2010.    Dreissenid driving tests:  going the “wrong” way in Green Bay, Lake Michigan? Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol. 30(10): 1540-1544.

De Stasio, B.T., Golemgeski, T.*, D.M. Livingstone. 2009. Temperature as a driving factor in aquatic ecosystems.  Chapter 74, In: Likens, G. E. (editor).  Encyclopedia of Inland Waters. Vol. 2, pp. 690-698.  Oxford, Elsevier, Inc., San Diego, CA.

De Stasio, B.T., M.B. Schrimpf*, A.E. Beranek*, and W.C. Daniels*. 2008. Increased Chlorophyll a, phytoplankton abundance, and cyanobacteria occurrence following invasion of Green Bay, Lake Michigan by dreissenid mussels. Aquatic Invasions 3(1): 21-27.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr. 2007. Egg bank formation by aquatic invertebrates: a bridge across disciplinary boundaries. In: Alekseev, V., B. De Stasio, and J. Gilbert (eds.). Diapause in aquatic invertebrates:  theory and human use.  Springer, Dordrecht,  The Netherlands. pp. 121-133.

Alekseev, V., B. De Stasio, J. Gilbert, and O. Ravera. 2007. Preface. In: Alekseev, V., B. De Stasio, and J Gilbert (eds.). Diapause in aquatic invertebrates:  theory and human use.  Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. xiii - xvi.

Alekseev, V., B. De Stasio, and J. Gilbert (eds.). 2007. Diapause in aquatic invertebrates:  theory and human use.  Springer, Dordrecht,  The Netherlands. 273 pages.

Alekseev, V., O. Ravera and B. De Stasio. 2007. Introduction to diapause. In: Alekseev, V., B. De Stasio, and J. Gilbert (eds.). Diapause in aquatic invertebrates:  theory and human use.  Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. pp. 3-10.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr. 2004. Diapause in Calanoid Copepods: Within-clutch Hatching Patterns. Journal of Limnology 63(Suppl. 1):26-31.

Trabeau, M. *, Bruhn-Keup, R., McDermott, C., Keomany, M., Millsaps, A., Emery, A. and De Stasio, B. 2004. Midsummer decline of a Daphnia population attributed in part to cyanobacterial capsule production. Journal of Plankton Research  26 (6):949-961.

Hansson, S., B.T. De Stasio, E. Gorokhova, and M.A. Mohammadian*. 2001.  Ratio-dependent functional responses - tests with the zooplanktivore  Mysis mixta.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 216:181-189.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., E. Hillebrand*, and B. Radecki*. 2000.  Ecological genetics of Daphnia in permanent lakes in northeastern Wisconsin, USA.  Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol. 27:1900-1905.

Frost, T.M., J-P. Descy, B.T. De Stasio, G.A. Gerrish*, J.M. Hood*, J.P. Hurley, and A. L. St. Amand. 2000.  Evaluations of phytoplankton communities using varied techniques:  A multi-media comparison of lakes in northern Wisconsin, USA.  Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol. 27:1023-1030.

Adrian, R., S. Hansson, B. Soderlund, B. De Stasio, and U. Larsson. 1999. Effects of food availability and predation on a marine zooplankton community - a study on copepods in the Baltic Sea. International Review of Hydrobiology 84(6):609-626.

De Stasio, B.T. Jr., and S. Richman. 1998.  Phytoplankton spatial and temporal distributions in Green Bay, Lake Michigan, prior to colonization by the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha). Journal of Great Lakes Research 24(3):620-628.

Hamilton, D.P. and B.T. De Stasio, Jr.  1997.  Modelling phytoplankton-zooplankton interactions in Sparkling Lake, U.S.A.  Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol. 26:487-490.

Mohammadian, M.A.*, S. Hansson, and B.T. De Stasio. 1997.  Are marine planktonic invertebrates food limited?  The functional response of Mysis mixta (Crustacea, Mysidacea) in the Baltic Sea.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 150:113-119.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., D.K. Hill*, J.M. Kleinhans, N.P. Nibbelink*, and J.J. Magnuson.  1996.  Potential effects of global climate change on small north temperate lakes:  Physics, fishes and plankton.  Limnology & Oceanography 41(5):  1136-1149.

Magnuson, J.J. and B.T. De Stasio. 1996. Thermal niche of fishes and global warming.  In: C. Wood and G. McDonald (eds), Global Warming:  Implications for Freshwater and Marine Fish, Society for Experimental Biology Seminar Series 61:377-408.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., L. Rudstam, A. Haning*,  P. Soranno*, and Y. Allen*.  1995.  An in situ test of the effects of food quality on Daphnia population growth. Hydrobiologia 307:  221-230.

Allen*, Y.C., B.T. De Stasio, and C.W. Ramcharan.  1993.  Individual and population level consequences of an algal epibiont on Daphnia. Limnology & Oceanography 38:592-601.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr. 1993.  Diel vertical and horizontal migration of zooplankton:  Population budgets and the Diurnal Deficit. Bulletin of Marine Science 53:44-64.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., N. Nibbelink*, and P. Olsen*.  1993.  Diel vertical migration and global climate change:  A dynamic modeling approach to zooplankton behavior.  Verh. Intern. Verein. Limnol. 25:401-405.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., and N.G. Hairston, Jr. 1992.  Environmental variability and the persistence of multiple emergence strategies. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 53:313-334.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr. 1990.  The role of dormancy and emergence patterns in the dynamics of a freshwater zooplankton community. Limnology & Oceanography 35(5):1079-1090.

De Stasio, B.T., Jr., E. Howard*, R. Hanson*, and R.W. Black, II.  1990.  Cyclomorphosis in Eubosmina species in New England lakes, U.S.A. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 24:481-486.

Hairston, N.G., Jr., T.A. Dillon, and B.T. De Stasio, Jr. 1990.  A field test for the cues of diapause in a freshwater copepod. Ecology 71:2218-2223.
De Stasio, B.T., Jr. 1989.  The seed bank of a freshwater crustacean: copepodology for the plant ecologist. Ecology 70:1377-1389.

Hairston, N.G., Jr. and B.T. De Stasio, Jr*. 1988.  Rate of evolution slowed by a dormant propagule pool. Nature 336:239-242.

Richman, S., P.E. Sager, G. Banta*, T.R. Harvey*, and B.T. De Stasio*. 1984.  Phytoplankton standing stock, size distribution, species composition and productivity along a trophic gradient in Green Bay, Lake Michigan. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. 22:460-469.

 

Manuscripts in Press

De Stasio, B.T., A. Joice*, K. Prescott, G. Gal, D. Hamilton and L. Rudstam.  Interactions between water clarity and climate warming on hydrodynamics of Oneida Lake: applications of a dynamic reservoir model.  Chapter 14, In: E. Mills, L. Rudstam, D. Stewart, R. Jackson  (eds.), Oneida Lake: Long-term Dynamics of a Managed Ecosystem and its Fisheries.  American Fisheries Society.

 

Manuscripts in Revision

Gerrish, G.*, T. Frost and B. De Stasio. The egg bank of Leptodiaptomus minutus  (Copepoda: Calanoida) following experimental acidification of Little Rock Lake, Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist.

 

Research Grants

2006 -2016

Fox River Navigational System Authority: “Monitoring for invasive species during the opening of the lower Fox River Locks system.  Principal Investigator
$8,900 per year

2012 

Heckrodt Wetland Reserve, Menasha, WI: Fish Spawning Habitat Assessment of Lopas Pond and Channel.  Principal Investigator.
$5000

2009 

American-Scandinavian Foundation, Thord-Gray Memorial Fund:  “Using molecular biology to investigate food web interactions:  Zooplankton feeding on toxic algae in the Baltic Sea.”  Principal Investigator
   $5,000

2008 - 2009

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources: “Evaluating the potential long-term and cumulative impacts from dredging to accommodate boat access in Green Bay and Lake Michigan in Door County.”  Principal Investigator
$24,000

2008 - 

Fox River Navigational System Authority: “Tests of Lethal Temperature Limits for Invasive Species in the Lower Fox River.”
Principal Investigator
$4,000

2006 -2016

Fox River Navigational System Authority: “Monitoring for invasive species during the opening of the lower Fox River Locks system.  Principal Investigator
   $8,900 per year

2004 - 2008

University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Program: “Predicting the impact of zebra mussels on trophic transfers in Green Bay: ecosystem modeling and lower food web interactions with fish.” (R/LR 93) Principal Investigator, co-investigator with Dr. Tara Reed (UW-Green Bay).
$206,230

2004

American Philosophical Society, Franklin Research Grants Program: “Comparative analysis of changes in plankton communities following biological invasions: Zooplankton before and after invasion by zebra mussels in Green Bay (Lake Michigan) and Lake Winnebago, Wisconsin.”  Principal Investigator
$4,000

2002

Merck Foundation/American Association for the Advancement of Science Undergraduate Science Research Program (USRP): “Characterization and activity of chemical messengers in biological systems.”, Principal Investigator, three year joint grant  for Biology and Chemistry Departments.
$60,000

1995

National Science Foundation, Research Opportunity Award: "The relationship between the size distribution of algal-sized particles and fundamental aquatic ecosystem properties" (LTER Supplement to BSR 90110660).
$31,788

National Science Foundation & Council on Undergraduate Research, Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Fellowship, "Ecological genetics and the emergence from dormancy of Daphnia pulex populations." Co-Investigator with Elizabeth Hillebrand.
$4,200

1994

National Science Foundation, Research Opportunity Award: "Potential effects of climate change on fish and plankton in north temperate lakes" (LTER Supplement to BSR 90110660).
$19,024

U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Institute for Global Environmental Change:  Supplement to "Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on Midwestern Lakes: Physics, Fishes and Plankton" (901214-IND) Co-Investigator with John J. Magnuson and Tim Kratz.
$19,960

1993

Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute: "Zooplankton/larval fish interactions in lower Green Bay." (R/LR-51-PD)
$6,600

Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters - Lois Almon Research Program: "Water Fleas in Lake Winnebago:  Dormancy Patterns and Invasions by Exotic Species."  

$1,000

1992 

Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute,  "Global climate change and the Great Lakes:  Changes in habitat use and potential invasions by exotic species" (R/NI-17). Co-Investigator with J.J. Magnuson.
$181,597

Swedish National Science Foundation:
"Experimental Studies on Trophic Interactions in a Marine Pelagic Ecosystem"  Co-investigator with Sture Hansson, University of Stockholm.
$50,000

1991-92

U.S. Dept. of Energy, National Institute for Global Environmental Change Midwestern Regional Center/Indiana University
"Potential Effects of Global Climate Change on Midwestern Lakes: Physics, Fishes and Plankton" (901214-IND) Co-Investigator with John J. Magnuson and Tim Kratz.
$282,000

1988

American Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund

Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research,  (Cornell Chapter)

Deborah Rabinowitz Memorial Research Grant
Ecology & Systematics, Cornell University

Cornell University Summer Research Travel Grant

Cornell University Graduate Student Travel Award

1987

Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research

1983

Sigma Xi, Grant-in-Aid of Research

 

Curriculum and Instrumentation Grants

2012

Sherman Fairchild Foundation, Curricular Equipment Grant
(co-investigator with Juan Navea for acquisition of Carbon-Hydrogen-Nitrogen Analyzer).
$26,000 for CHN Analyzer


2005

National Science Foundation, Major Research Instrumentation Program (0521112), “Acquisition of Real-Time Thermocycler and Digital Imager for Interdisciplinary Research in Northeast Wisconsin. Co-investigator with David Hall.
$99,225 


2004

Lawrence University, Curriculum Development Grant: “Summer Workshop on Restructuring the ENST Senior Seminar and use of STELLA Modeling Software.”  Co-Investigator with Yoko Nagase.
$1000


1996

National Science Foundation, Academic Research and Infrastructure Program : “Acquisition of a computer imaging system for geological and biological research.”  Co-investigator with Nancy Wall, George Smith, Marcia Bjornerud and Beth De Stasio.
$61,000


1995

National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) Program: "Scanning electron microscopy in the undergraduate laboratory".  Co-Investigator with Bill Perreault, George Glavee, Susanne Lee and George Smith.
$80,000

 

1994

National Science Foundation, Instrumentation and Laboratory Improvement (ILI) Program: "Multidisciplinary Statistics Curriculum and Computing Laboratory".  Co-Investigator with Chris Noble, Beth Haines and Marty Finkler.
$38,000

 

Invited Seminars and Presentations

1987      Michigan State Univ. - Kellogg Biological Station
                Vassar College - Dept. Biological Sciences

1988      Cornell University - Ecology & Systematics Section
                Lawrence University - Biology Dept.
                University of Rhode Island - Zoology Dept.

1989       University of Wis.- Madison - Oceanography & Limnology

1991       Case Western Reserve University - Biology Dept.

1992        Lawrence University - Biology Dept.

1993        Cornell University - Ecology & Systematics
                 Cornell University - Dept. of Natural Resources
                 University of Stockholm - Asko Marine Laboratory

1994        University of Wisconsin-Madison  - Center for Limnology
                  NSF Climate Change Education Workshop - Madison, WI

1995        Winnebago Homeowners Association, Town of Harrison, WI

1996         Appleton Rotary Club, NE Section, Appleton, WI
                  Lunch at Lawrence, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
                  Winnebago Homeowners Alliance, Neenah, WI

1997         2nd Intern. Symposium on Diapause in Crustacea, Belgium
                  Appleton Rotary Club, Downtown Section, Appleton, WI

1998         American Society of Limnology & Oceanography/American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
                  Women’s Tuesday Club, Neenah, WI

1999         Cornell University - Ecology & Systematics, Ithaca, NY
                  Cornell University - Dept. of Natural Resources, Ithaca, NY
                  Lawrence University - Science Hall Colloquium, Appleton, WI

2001         Marine Biological Laboratory - Ecosystems Center, Woods Hole, MA
                  Southampton College – Environ.  Science Program, Southampton, NY

     Cornell University, Ecology & Evolution Department, Ithaca, NY
     Cornell University - Biological Field Station Workshop, Bridgeport, NY

2002         University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, Dept. of Microbiology, Oshkosh, WI

2003         Diapause in Aquatic Invertebrates Symposium, Instituto Italiano di Idrobiologie, Verbania, Italy

2004         Cornell University – Biological Field Station Workshop, Bridgeport, NY

2005         Univ. Minnesota-Duluth, Dept. of Biology, Duluth, MN

2006         Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute, Madison, WI

2007         Stormwater Conference, Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance, Green Bay, WI
                  Harmful Algal Blooms Workshop, Wisconsin Sea Grant, Green Bay, WI
                  State of Lake Michigan Conference, Traverse City, MI

2009         Marine Ecology Section, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

2010         Winnebago Pool Lakes Conference, Oshkosh, WI
                   Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Research Symposium, Appleton, WI

2012         Tvärminne Zoological Field Station, Univ of Helsinki, Finland
                  Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Park-to-Park Paddle Event, Appleton, WI

 

Published Abstracts

1983

American Soc. Limnol. & Oceanogr. (ASLO), Newfoundland
Internat. Assoc. Limnology (SILTA) 22, Lyon, France


1985 

ASLO Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN
Population Biologists of New England, New Haven, CT

1987 

ASLO Annual Meeting, Madison, WI
Ecology and Evol. Biology Symposium, Cornell Univ., NY

1988

ASLO Annual Meeting, Boulder, CO
Ecology and Evol. Biology Symposium, Cornell Univ., NY

1989

Midwest Ecology & Evol. Biology Meeting, Madison, WI
SILTA 24, Munich, West Germany.

1990

LTER All Scientists meeting, Boulder, CO.

1991

ASLO Annual Meeting, Halifax, Nova Scotia. (2 presentations)

Resource Manag. Behav. Ecology Symposium, Vancouver,BC
Zooplankton Ecology Symposium, Appleton, WI

1992

SILTA 25, Barcelona, Spain.

1993

ASLO Annual Meeting, Edmonton (2 presentations)
International Assoc. Great Lakes Research, Green Bay, WI
3rd International Cladocera Conference, Bergen, Norway
Ecological Society of America, Madison, WI

1994

Global Environmental Change Conference, Oak Ridge, TN
ACM Environmental Studies Conference, Beloit, WI
ASLO Climate Change Symposium, Washington, D.C. (2 presentations)
Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Milwaukee, WI

1995

Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts & Letters, Madison, WI
Society for Experimental Biology, St. Andrews, Scotland
Sumner Richman Celebratory Symposium, Appleton, WI
SILTA 26, Sao Paolo, Brazil

1996

ASLO Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI
National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Asheville, NC
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, NC

1997

ASLO Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM (2 presentations)
2nd Intern. Symposium on Diapause in Crustacea, Belgium
Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM

1998

ASLO Ocean Sciences Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters, De Pere, WI
SILTA 27, Dublin, Ireland (2 presentations)

1999

ASLO Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, NM (2 presentations)
American Society for Microbiology, Ames, IA

2001

ASLO Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM (2 presentations)

2003

Diapause in Aquatic Invertebrates, Verbania, Italy

2005

ASLO Annual Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
State of Lake Michigan Conference, Green Bay (2 talks)

2006

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN
PEW Midwestern States Consortium, Chicago, IL

2007

ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Santa Fe, NM (2 talks)
SILTA 30, Montreal, Canada (2 talks)
State of Lake Michigan Conference, Traverse City, MI

2008

Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI

2010

ASLO Aquatic Sciences Meeting, Santa Fe, NM

2011

Midstates Consortium of Math and Science Meeting, St. Louis, MO

2012

Midstates Consortium of Math and Science Meeting, Chicago, IL
Fox-Wolf Watershed Alliance Science Symposium, DePere, WI

2013

ASLO Aquatic Science Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists, Purdue Univ, IN

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