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Brenda Bensema

Curriculum Vita

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2010-present:  Associate Professor of Biology.  Courses taught:  biology I, biology II, human biology.  Kirkwood Community College.  

2002-2010: Assistant Professor of Biology.  Courses taught: biology I, biology II,  introductory biology, human biology. Kirkwood Community College.

2001-2002: Professor of Biology. Courses taught: general biology, general zoology, entomology, senior skills seminar, genetics. Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

1997-2001: Associate Professor of Biology. Courses taught: general biology, general zoology, entomology, senior skills seminar, genetics. Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1991‑1997: Assistant Professor of Biology. Courses taught: general biology, general zoology, entomology, concepts of science, invertebrate zoology, genetics, and senior generic skills seminar. Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1990‑1991: Adjunct Faculty Member. Taught general biology and concepts in science. Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1985‑1986: Teaching Assistant. Taught organismic biology laboratories. Kansas State University.

1984‑1985: Assistant Instructor. Taught general biology. Kansas State University.

1981‑1983: Teaching Assistant. Taught general biology laboratories. Western Illinois University.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 

2000-2001: Contractual work for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation to conduct a survey of mammals on The Ozark Caves National Wildlife Refuge in Adair County, Oklahoma. 

1998-2000: Investigated the effectiveness of chemicals used as rodent repellents. The topic is of interest in regards to keeping taxa capable of carrying hanta viruses away from public areas. 

1997-1999: Investigated the role that railroad right-of-ways, roadside ditches, cemeteries, and other refugia play in movements and preservation of populations of small mammals in Bryan County, Oklahoma. 

1994‑1997: Co‑principal Investigator. Directed student research for project entitled "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma." Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

1994: Contractual work for the Oklahoma Nature Conservancy to direct and conduct radio telemetry studies of Ozark big‑eared bats in the vicinity of critical caves recently acquired by The Nature Conservancy.

1993‑1994: Co‑principal Investigator. Directed student research for project entitled "Frequency of capture of aerial insects as a function of trap type (malaise traps vs. light traps) and habitat location. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

1993‑1994: Co‑principal Investigator. Directed student research designed to assess avian species presence and abundance in various grassland habitats for project entitled "Differential use of grassland habitats by birds in southeastern Oklahoma." Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1991‑1993: Karyotyped chromosomes to determine effects of nutritional stress on the susceptibility of white‑footed mice to chromosome damage after exposure to clastogens.

1991‑1992: Assisted with small mammal trapping along fencerows and in pastures of southern Oklahoma to determine effects of grazing on species diversity and abundance, and monitor effectiveness of fencerows as dispersal corridors.

1989‑1991: Co‑principal Investigator. Monitored internal cave characteristics and used geographic information systems to determine factors influencing roost selection by Ozark big‑eared bats for project entitled "Cave use by the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat in northeastern Oklahoma: influence of cave characteristics and land‑use patterns." Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

1989‑1990: Conducted experiments to determine foraging efficiency of deer mice, white‑footed mice, and fulvous harvest mice in varying depths of plant litter.

1986‑1990: Graduate Research Assistant. Monitored food choice, prey availability, activity, numbers, and movement of federally endangered Ozark big‑eared bats for project entitled "Management study of the Ozark big‑eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens) in Oklahoma." Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

1985: Research Assistant. Sampled non‑game small mammal populations in wildlife plantings and land management areas in the Lake Wilson Wildlife Area. Kansas State University and Kansas Fish and Game Commission.

1985: Trapped small mammals on Konza Prairie, Kansas, to determine effects of fire on small mammal distributions and movements.

1984: Data Analyst. Provided data analysis and word processing for project entitled "Analysis of factors involved in deer‑vehicle collisions with emphasis on improved reporting and prevention." Western Illinois University and Illinois Department of Conservation.

1983: Graduate Research Assistant. Collected and analyzed aquatic vegetation and benthos to determine organic inputs into big river ecosystems for the Long Term Ecological Research Project (LTER) on the Mississippi River. Western Illinois University and Illinois Natural History Survey.

1983: Marked freshwater mussels to determine movement patterns in the Mississippi River. Western Illinois University.

1981‑1983: Deer Check Station Operator. Aged, sexed, and tagged deer and gathered information from successful deer hunters in Fulton, Hancock, and Pike counties, Illinois. Western Illinois University and Illinois Department of Conservation.

1980‑1982: Research Assistant. Monitored nocturnal activities of bats and conducted vegetation surveys for project entitled "Summer ecology of the Indiana bat in south‑central Iowa." Central College and Iowa Conservation Commission.

1979: Monitored a colony of Allen's mastiff bats in Merida, Yucatan to further document harem formation by this species as part of an ongoing study initiated by Dr. J. B. Bowles, Central College.

HONORS AND AWARDS 

2002: Nominated for Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Arts and Sciences.

Promoted to Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

2000: Nominated for Faculty Senate Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Science and Technology.

1999: Nominated and approved as member (treasurer) of the executive committee of The Southwestern Association of Naturalists. 

1998: Received Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching, School of Science and Technology. ($500) 

1997: Promoted to Associate Professor, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 

1996: Received tenure, Southeastern Oklahoma State University 

1995: Elected to Board of Governors, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.
3‑year term.

1994: Received Faculty Senate Recognition Award for Outstanding Research, School of Science and Technology. ($500)

1992: Best wildlife presentation of 1991 ‑ Midwest Fish & Wildl. Conf., Toronto Ontario Canada.

1990: Outstanding Ph.D. Student, Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University. ($415)

Elected for associate membership to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Oklahoma State University.

1989: Elected Graduate Student Representative to the Graduate/Research Committee, Oklahoma State University.

Runner‑up, Wilk's Award competition, best student paper, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

1988: Outstanding presentation of graduate student paper ‑ honorable mention. Southwestern and Rocky Mountain Division, AAAS.

1987: Outstanding paper of 1987, Wildlife Section, Oklahoma Academy of Science.

Elected Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty of the Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University.

1983: Elected to Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Western Illinois University.

Elected Treasurer of the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Western Illinois University.

1981: Graduated Magna Cum Laude, Central College.

1979: Finalist, John Allen Writing Award, Central College.

Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Central College. 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS RECEIVED

2000&2001: Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $2,252. "Survey of bats on The Ozark Caves National Wildlife Refuge, Adair County, Oklahoma."

Clark, B. K., and B. S. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $1,709. "Survey of non-volant mammals on The Ozark Caves National Wildlife Refuge, Adair County, Oklahoma."

1999:Clark, B. S. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,375. "Request for funding to travel to the 46th Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists and the 79th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists to author/coauthor two papers." 

1998: Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $2,000. "Use of a geographic information system to assess influence of changes in land use on the mammals of Bryan County, Oklahoma." 

1997: Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $5,922. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma."

Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. United States Forest Service. $1,500. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on U.S. Forest Service Lands in eastern Oklahoma."

Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Wildlife Diversity Program. $1,000. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma."

1996: Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $2,000. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma." 

1995:Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $10,000. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma." 

Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,800. "Roads as barriers to movements of deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus)." 

Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,364. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma." 

1994: Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. The Nature Conservancy, Oklahoma. $3,000.00. "Foraging activity of endangered Ozark big‑eared bats in eastern Oklahoma."

Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $10,000. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma."

Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,569. "Mist‑net survey for endangered and candidate bat species on public lands in eastern Oklahoma."

1993:Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,769. "Frequency of capture of aerial insects as a function of trap type (Malaise traps vs. light traps) and habitat location."

Clark, B. S. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. $300. Revised Ozark Big‑eared Bat Recovery Plan.

Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Organized Research, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. $1,670. "Differential use of grassland habitats by birds in southeastern Oklahoma."

1989: Leslie, D. M., Jr., B. S. Clark and B. K. Clark. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. $37,500 (2 1/2 yr). "Cave use by the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat in northeastern Oklahoma: influence of cave characteristics and land‑use patterns." 

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

2002: Leslie, D. M., and B. S. Clark. Feeding habits of the endangered Ozark big-eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) relative to prey abundance. Acta Chiropterologica. 4:173-182.  

2002: Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Seasonal variation in activity patterns of the endangered Ozark big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens). J. Mammal. 83:590-598. 

2001: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, L. A. Fields, and M. T. Haynie. Influence of roads on movements of small mammals. Southwest. Nat. 46:338-344. 

1998: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, T. R. Homerding, and W. E. Munsterman. Communities of small mammals in six grass-dominated habitats of southeastern Oklahoma. Amer. Midl. Nat. 139:262-268. 

1997: Clark, B. S., W. L. Puckette, B. K. Clark, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Status of the Ozark big‑eared bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens) in Oklahoma, 1957 to 1995. Southwest. Nat. 42:20‑24.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Seasonal variation in use of caves by the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat in Oklahoma. Amer. Midl. Nat. 137:288‑392. 

1996: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, D. M. Leslie, Jr. and M. S. Gregory. Characteristics of caves used by the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat. Wildl. Soc. Bull., 24:8‑14.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, W. E. Munsterman and T. R. Homerding. Differential use of roadside fencerows and contiguous pastures by small mammals in southeastern Oklahoma. Southwest. Nat., 41:54-59.

1994: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Use of caves by eastern woodrats (Neotoma floridana) in relation to bat populations, internal cave characteristics and surface habitats. Amer. Midl. Nat., 131:359‑364.

1993:Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Foraging activity of adult female Ozark big‑eared bats (Plecotus townsendii ingens) in summer. J. Mammal., 74:422‑427.

Quisenberry, S. C. and B. Purcell (My students). 1993. New record of the American burying beetle in Bryan County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Acad. Sci., 73:77

1992: Clark, B. K., T. R. Homerding and B. S. Clark. Simultaneous capture of two hispid cotton rats in a Victor rat trap. Prairie Nat., 24:123‑124.

1991: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and E. A. Jacobi. Ability of prairie rodents to find seeds in plant litter. Amer. Midl. Nat., 126:385‑391.

1990: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Endangered Ozark big‑ eared bat eaten by eastern woodrat. Prairie Nat. 22:273‑274.

1988:Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. First record of the least weasel in Oklahoma. Prairie Nat., 20:134.

1987:Clark, B. S., J. B. Bowles and B. K. Clark. Summer occurrence of the Indiana bat, Keen's myotis, evening bat, silver‑haired bat and eastern pipistrelle in Iowa. Proc. Iowa Acad. Sci., 94:89‑93.

Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Distribution notes of bat species for west‑central Illinois. Trans. Illinois Acad. Sci., 80:207‑212.

Clark, B. K., J. B. Bowles and B. S. Clark. Summer status of the endangered Indiana bat in Iowa. Amer. Midl. Nat., 118:32‑39.

1986:Clark, B. S., D. W. Kaufman and B. K. Clark. New records for the southern bog lemming in north central Kansas. Prairie Nat., 18:189‑190.

Finck, E. J., D. W. Kaufman, G. A. Kaufman, S. K. Gurtz, B. K. Clark, L. J. McLellan and B. S. Clark. Mammals of the Konza Prairie Research Natural Area, Kansas. Prairie Nat., 18:153‑166.
 

GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS

1995: Ozark big‑eared bat Plecotus townsendii ingens (Handley) revised recovery plan. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 51pp.

1991: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Micro‑ and macrohabitat characteristics of caves within the range of the Ozark big‑eared bat in eastern Oklahoma. Job Completion Report. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, 27pp.

Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr., and T. S. Carter. Management study of the Ozark big‑eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens) in Oklahoma." Final Report, Region 2, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, NM.
 

NON-REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

1991: Clark, B. S. Activity patterns, habitat use, and prey selection by the Ozark big‑eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens). PhD dissertation, Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. 80pp.

1984: Clark, B. S. Species diversity comparisons of 19 Iowa bat communities. Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, Western Illinois University, Macomb. 83pp. 

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

2000:Clark, B. S. and B. K. Clark. Do rodent repellents really work? Southwestern Assoc.Nat., Univ. North Texas, Denton, TX.

1999: B. S. Clark and B. K. Clark. Do rodent repellents affect trappability and foraging of native species of small mammals? 88th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Oklahoma City Univ., Oklahoma City, OK.

B. S. Clark and B. K. Clark. Effect of a chemical rodent repellent on seed consumption by small mammals. 79th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Univ. Washington, Seattle, WA.

B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Differential use of railroad right-of-ways, roadside ditches, native prairie hayfield, and ungrazed and unmowed oldfield by small mammals in south-central Oklahoma.79th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Univ. Washington, Seattle, WA.

B. S. Clark and B. K. Clark. Effectiveness of a chemical rodent repellent. 46th Ann. Meet., Southwestern Assoc. Nat., Univ. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.

B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Railroad right-of-ways and roadside ditches: refugia for grassland small mammals. 46th Ann. Meet., Southwestern Assoc. Nat., Univ. Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Mexico.

1998: Haynie, M. T., J. R. Choate, B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Habitat associations of bats in eastern Oklahoma. 45th Ann. Meet, Southwestern Assoc. Nat., Univ. New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

 Clark, B. K., and B. S. Clark. Mist-net survey for endangered and candidate species of bat in eastern Oklahoma. 1998 Colloquium on Mammals in the Southeastern United States, Hot Springs, AR.

Haynie, M. T., J. R. Choate, B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Habitat associations of bats in eastern Oklahoma. 78th Ann. Meet, American Society of Mammalogists, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 

1997: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, D. W. Kaufman, G. A. Kaufman, and S. K. Gurtz. Population eruption of western harvest mice in ungrazed tallgrass prairie manipulated by experimental fire. 77th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK.

Clark, B. K., C. D. Elliott, S. B. Foxx, and B. S. Clark. A test for differences in winter bird communities along gravel and paved roads in southeastern Oklahoma. 44th Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Univ. Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR.

1996: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, M. T. Haynie, and L. A. Johnson. A comparison of capture‑mark‑recapture, fluorescent pigments, and radio telemetry techniques used to assess roads as barriers to movements of rodents. 77th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Univ. North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, M. T. Haynie, and L. A. Johnson. Use of capture‑mark‑recapture and fluorescent pigments to assess movements of rodents across roads. 43rd Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Univ. Texas‑Pan American, Edinburg, TX.

1995: Clark, B. K., K. L. Schoonover, and B. S. Clark. Community assemblages of birds using intensively‑managed grasslands in southeastern Oklahoma. Int. Conf. & Training Workshop on Cons. and Eco. Grassland Birds and 1995 Ann. Meet., Assoc. Field Ornith., Tulsa OK.

Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark, G. P. Creacy, T. L. Neal, and M. A. Radicke. Foraging activity of bats in eastern Oklahoma. 42nd Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Centenary College and Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport, LA.

Clark, B. K., K. L. Schoonover, and B. S. Clark. Differential use of representative grasslands by birds in southeastern Oklahoma. 42nd Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Centenary College and Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport, LA.

Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark, G. P. Creacy, T. L. Neal and M. A. Radicke. Spatial and temporal resource partitioning of bat activity in eastern Oklahoma. 76th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Univ. Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, L. A. Fields, and M. T. Haynie. Roads as barriers to movements of rodents. 76th Ann. Meet., American Society of Mammalogists, Univ. Vermont, Burlington, VT.

1994:Radicke, M. A.(My student), B. S. Clark, B. K. Clark, Gregory P. Creacy, and Tracey L Neal. Survey for endangered and candidate bat species in southeastern Oklahoma. 83rd Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Science, Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Schoonover, K. L., B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Abundance and diversity of birds in intensively managed grasslands of southeastern Oklahoma. 83rd Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Science, Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

B. K. Clark, B. S. Clark, and W. E. Munsterman. Post‑flood response of small mammals in southeastern Oklahoma. 83rd Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Science, Univ. Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Clark, B. S. Prey selection by the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat. Grad. Faculty Colloq., Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ., Durant, OK.

Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Use of caves by eastern woodrats in relation to bat populations, internal cave characteristics, and surface habitats. Grad. Faculty Colloq., Southeastern Oklahoma State Univ., Durant, OK.

Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark, D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. A. Wethington. Population trends and variations in cave use by endangered Ozark big‑eared bats in Oklahoma. 75th Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and W. E. Munsterman. Population dynamics of small mammals in recently flooded and nonflooded woodlands and grasslands. 75th Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, D. M. Leslie, Jr. and M. S. Gregory. Patterns of cave use exhibited by endangered Ozark big‑eared bats. 41st Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Emporia State Univ., Emporia, KS.

1993: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, W. E. Munsterman and T. R. Homerding. Differences in community structure of small mammals inhabiting grasslands in southeastern Oklahoma. 73rd Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Rats, bats, and caves. 82nd Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., East Central Univ., Ada, OK.

1992: Clark, B. K. and B. S. Clark. Use of fencerows and rangelands by small mammals in southeastern Oklahoma. 72nd Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Univ. Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

Clark, B. S. Activity patterns, habitat use, and prey selection by the Ozark big‑eared bat. Grad. Faculty Colloq., Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark, T. R. Homerding and W. E. Munsterman. Community structure of grassland small mammals in southeastern Oklahoma. 81st Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Cameron Univ., Lawton, OK.

1991:Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Spatial and temporal activity patterns of the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat in Oklahoma. 53rd Ann. Meet., Midwest Fish & Wildl. Conf., Des Moines, IA. 

Clark, B. S. Activity patterns, habitat use, and prey selection by the Ozark big‑eared bat. Invited paper. Dept. of Biol., Austin College, Sherman, TX.

Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Activity patterns, habitat use, and prey selection by the Ozark big‑eared bat. 71st Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Patterns of cave use by eastern woodrats (Neotoma floridana) in northeastern Oklahoma. 71st Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS.

1990: Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Surface habitats associated with caves used by Ozark big‑eared bats. 37th Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Univ. North Texas, Denton, TX.

Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark and E. A. Jacobi. Ability of prairie rodents to find seeds in plant litter. 70th Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Frostburg State Univ., Frostburg, MD.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Internal and external characteristics of caves used by endangered Ozark big‑eared bats. 70th Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Frostburg State Univ., Frostburg, MD.

Clark, B. S., W. A. Drew, D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Feeding strategies of the Ozark big‑eared bats, Plecotus townsendii ingens, in eastern Oklahoma. 79th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Oral Roberts Univ., Tulsa, OK.

Clark, B. K., W. L. Puckette, B. S. Clark, D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Temporal variation in the numbers of Ozark big‑eared bats in eastern Oklahoma. 79th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Oral Roberts Univ., Tulsa, OK.

Leslie, D. M., Jr., B. K. Clark and B. S. Clark. Influence of cave characteristics and land use patterns on the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat. 52nd Midwest Fish & Wildl. Conf., St. Paul, MN.

1989:Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Habitat use and foraging activity of adult female Ozark big‑eared bats. 36th Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro, AR.

Clark, B. S. Foraging ecology of female Ozark big‑eared bats (Plecotus townsendii ingens) during lactation. 69th Ann. Meet., Amer. Soc. Mammal., Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, AK.

Clark, B. S., B. K. Clark and D. M. Leslie, Jr. What makes Ozark big‑eared bat caves so special? 78th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Central State Univ., Edmond, OK.

Clark, B. K., B. S. Clark and E. A. Jacobi. Effects of plant litter on foraging efficiency of grassland rodents. 51st Midwest Fish & Wildl. Conf., Springfield, IL.

1988:Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Conservation of endangered Ozark big‑eared bats. 64th Ann. Meet., Southwest and Rocky Mountain Div., AAAS, Wichita State Univ., Wichita, KS.

Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Summer activity of endangered Ozark big‑eared bats. 68th Ann. Meet., Am. Soc. Mammal., Clemson Univ., Clemson, SC.

Clark, B. S., D. M. Leslie, Jr. and T. S. Carter. Foraging ranges of the endangered Ozark big‑eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens) revealed through radio telemetry. 77th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Univ. of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK.

1987:Clark, B. S., T. S. Carter and D. M. Leslie, Jr. Foraging ecology of Ozark big‑eared bats. 76th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Northwestern State Univ., Alva, OK.

1986:Clark, B. S. Distribution and reproductive patterns of Iowa's endangered and threatened bats. 66th Ann. Meet., Am. Soc. Mammal., Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Clark, B. S. The application of radiotelemetry to bat research. 75th Ann. Meet., Oklahoma Acad. Sci., Northeastern State Univ., Tahlequah, OK.

Clark, B. K., D. W. Kaufman and B. S. Clark. Influence of habitat management practices on nongame small mammals. 48th Ann. Meet., Midwest Fish and Wildl. Conf., Omaha, NB.

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

2002: Member, Development Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Disposition of Back Issues Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Web-Site Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists. 

Reviewed one manuscript for The Journal of Mammalogy.

2001: Treasurer, Southwestern Association of Naturalists. 

2000: Treasurer, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Member, Development Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Disposition of Back Issues Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Web-Site Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Reviewed one manuscript for The Southwestern Naturalist

1999: Treasurer, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Chair, Membership Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Reviewed three manuscripts for Journal of Mammalogy

Reviewed one manuscript for the Journal of Wildlife Management

Reviewed one manuscript for the Prairie Naturalist 

1998: Chair, Membership Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists

Board of Governors, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Member, Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Associate Editor of Nongame and Endangered Species, Proceedings of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Chair, Mammals: Natural History II, Southwestern Association of Naturalists. 

1997: Member, Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Board of Governors, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Associate Editor of Nongame and Endangered Species, Proceedings of the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.

Member, Local Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Chair, Membership Committee, Southwestern Association of Naturalists.

Chair, Population Ecology II Session, American Society of Mammalogists.

Reviewed one manuscript for Journal of Mammalogy

1996: Appointed to The Joseph Grinnell Award Committee, American Society of Mammalogists.

Member, 1997 Local Committee for the American Society of Mammalogists.

Reviewed two manuscripts for Journal of Mammalogy

Red Book Consultant for International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

Reviewed one manuscript for Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Proceedings

Reviewed one manuscript for The Prairie Naturalist. 

1995: Reviewed three manuscripts for Journal of Mammalogy

Board Member, Southeastern U.S. Bat Research Group

Attended 10th International Bat Research Conference, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Attended the Ozark Cave Team Meeting to discuss protection of caves harboring endangered and category II species in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri. This meeting was attended by state and federal representatives of various agencies from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.

Chair, Mammals Session, 42nd Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Centenary College and Louisiana State Univ., Shreveport, LA.

Co‑Regional Director, Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science.

Judged graduate student papers for American Society of Mammalogists, Burlington, VT.

Reviewed one manuscript for Great Basin Naturalist

1994: Reviewed two manuscripts for Journal of Mammalogy

Reviewed one manuscript for Journal of Wildlife Management.

Chair, Systematics and Evolution Session, 41st Ann. Meet., Southwest. Assoc. Nat., Univ. North Texas, Denton, TX.

Co‑Regional Director, Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science.

Judged graduate student papers for American Society of Mammalogists, Washington, D.C.

Consulted with Cindy Burns, Biologists, Ferron Ranger District, U.S. Forest Service, Ferron, UT about how Utah can monitor numbers of endangered/threatened bats.

Consulted with Janet Gordon, Graduate Student, University of Arizona, Flagstaff, AZ about how to gather bat telemetry data for her graduate research project.

Presented talk on insects to 3rd graders at Thunderbird Schools, Atoka, OK.

1993: Consultant and reviewer for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's revision of the Ozark Big‑Eared Bat Recovery Plan. $300.

Co‑Regional Director, Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science.

Reviewed two manuscripts for the Journal of Mammalogy.

Reviewed one manuscript for the Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science.

Judged biological sciences section of the southeastern regional Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, Durant, OK.

Reviewed one manuscript for the Journal of Wildlife Management.

Judged graduate student papers for American Society of Mammalogists, Bellingham, WA. 

1992: Chair, Wildlife Conservation Section, Oklahoma Academy of Science.

Judged graduate student papers for American Society of Mammalogists, Salt Lake City, UT.

Red Book Consultant for International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Judged biological sciences section of the southeastern regional Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, Durant, OK.

Judged Southeastern Oklahoma District Science and Engineering Fair, Ardmore, OK.

Reviewed two manuscripts for Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science.

Reviewed one manuscript for American Midland Naturalist.

Co‑Regional Director, Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science. 

1991: Vice‑chair, Wildlife Conservation Section, Oklahoma Academy of Science.

Advising graduate student for Dr. David M. Leslie, Jr., Department of Zoology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Judged student papers for American Society of Mammalogists, Manhattan, KS.

Judged and co‑chaired biological sciences section of the southeastern regional Oklahoma Junior Academy of Science, Durant, OK.

On‑site consultant for research project examining winter activity of Ozark big‑eared bats in Oklahoma, OK Dept. of Wildl. Conserv., Adair Co., OK.

1990: Photos of Ozark big‑eared bats published in the World Wildlife Guide to Endangered Species of North America.

On‑site consultant for a Virginia big‑eared bat telemetry study in Lee County, Kentucky for David Yancy, Kentucky Fish and Wildl., Frankfort, KY.

Presented information on food habits of Ozark big‑eared bats and made recommendations on protective measures for cave critical to Ozark big‑ eared bats. Bat cave meeting hosted by Ron Sullivan, Sequoyah Nat. Wildl. Refuge, Vian, OK.

Consulted with Brad Sample, West Virginia University, about diet analysis for Virginia big‑eared bats.

Attended 20th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research. Univ. Nebraska State Museum, Lincoln, NB.

Consulted with Dr. Troy Best, Auburn University, about telemetry equipment and methods for studying gray bats.

Consulted with Dr. Allen Kurta, Eastern Michigan University, about telemetry equipment for studying Indiana bats.

Consulted with Mike Adam, University of Kentucky, about analysis of telemetry studies and future direction of research on Virginia big‑eared bats.

1989: Consulted with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife (David Yancy) about telemetry and video equipment for use with Virginia Big‑eared Bats.

Consulted with Point Reyes National Seashore, California (Gary Fellers, research biologist) about purchase of telemetry equipment for studying Townsend's big‑eared bats.

Consulted with The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii (Ed Misaki, Molokai Preserves Manager) about purchase of night vision scopes and infrared lights for Shearwater and turtle night monitoring.

Presented talk entitled "Management study of the Ozark big‑eared bat (Plecotus townsendii ingens) in Oklahoma" to U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Ecol. Serv., Tulsa, OK.

Met with representatives of the U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Ecol. Serv., Sequoyah Nat. Wildl. Refuge and Farmer's Home Adm. to recommend that a tract of land be considered for inclusion in the National Bat Refuge.

Reviewed annual performance report Foraging Ecology of the Virginia Big‑eared Bat for Dr. V. E. Dalton, Radford University, Radford VA.

1988: Consulted several times with the Oklahoma Natural Heritage Inventory (Patricia Mehlhop‑Cifelli, zoologist) concerning acquisition of an Ozark big‑eared bat cave and adjacent land in Adair County.

Assisted Dr. V. E. Dalton with light tagging studies of Virginia big‑eared bats in Radford Virginia.

1987: Consulted with Dr. Mizuko Yoshiuki, Curator of Mammals, National Science Museum, Tokyo, Japan regarding fencing or gating a maternity colony of Plecotus auritus sacrimontis, a Perfectural Monument of Japan.

Presented summary of Ozark big‑eared bat status, telemetry techniques, and management recommendations at a recovery meeting for Ozark and Virginia big‑eared bats. Participants included state and federal agents from Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Radford Univ., Radford, VA.

Reviewed drafts of Guidelines for the Protection of Bat Roosts for the American Society of Mammalogists Committee on Conservation of Land Mammals.

Presented information concerning habitat needs of Ozark big‑eared bats to representatives of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Cherokee Nation and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at a meeting to establish a Cooperative Agreement Between the Cherokee Nation and United States of America. Tahlequah, OK.

1986: Consulted with Dr. Michael Lacki, Pennsylvania State University, about construction of tiered mist nets for studying Indiana bats.

Attended 16th Annual North American Symposium on Bat Research. Univ. Massachusetts, Amherst, MA.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2002: Member, Renovation Goal Team

Member, North Central Association Subcommittee, Chapter 3

2001: Chair, Committee on Student Conduct 

2000: Member, Renovation Goal Team

Members, Arts and Science Newsletter Committee 

1999: Chair, Science and Technology Newsletter Committee

Member, Academic Appeals Committe

Member, 90th Birthday Celebration Committee 

Member, Renovation Goal Team

1998: Member of the North Central Association Focused Self-Study Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Masters of Technology Steering Committee. 

Reviewed Faculty Research Applications.

1997: Member of the North Central Association Focused Self-Study Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Masters of Technology Steering Committee.

Member, Decade of Excellence Committee

Reviewed Faculty Research Applications

Reviewed program requirements in Department of Biological Sciences 

1996: School of Science & Technology Representative, North Central Association Focused Self‑Study Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Masters of Technology Steering Committee.

Reviewed Faculty Research Applications.

Modified the program requirements for Biology and Conservation degrees.

Represented the Department at Freshman Enrollment Clinics.

1995: Member, Faculty Appointing Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Reviewed Faculty Research Applications.

Faculty Friend to incoming freshmen.

Represented the Department at the Freshman Enrollment Clinic.

Member, Alpha Chi Fellowship Nominating Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Assistant Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Program Review Panel, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1994: Member, Faculty Appointing Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Voting Representative, Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Nominating Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Assistant Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Reviewed Faculty Research Grant Applications for Institutional Research and Planning, SEOSU.

1993: Member, North Central Association Steering Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Faculty Appointing Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Assistant Advisor, Alpha Chi Honor Society, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Reviewed Faculty Research Grant Applications for Institutional Research and Planning, SEOSU.

Attended Annual Meeting of the North Central Association, Chicago, IL April 4‑6.

Served as Parson's scholar advisor.

1992: Advisor of undecided majors, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, North Central Association Steering Committee, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

1991: Advisor of undecided majors, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Member, Planning Committee, School of Science and Technology, Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Developed departmental assessment test for Department of Biological Sciences, Southeastern Oklahoma State University. 


 


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