Michael A. Steele
A. MICHAEL A. STEELE Department of Biology, Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766  831-4763, firstname.lastname@example.org
B. Sc. - Millersville University of Pennsylvania (Honors/Magna Cum Laude), 1982. Ph. D. - Wake Forest University, Ph.D. Winston-Salem, 1988 (Dissertation - Patch use a and foraging behavior in the fox squirrel: tests of theoretical predictions).
Associate Professor of Biology ,Wilkes University (Vertebrate Zoology, Animal Behavior, Parasitology, Population and Evolutionary Biology), 1989-Present. Research Associate, Carnegie Museum of Nat. His./ Powdermill Bio. Sta., 1992- Present.
Visiting Researcher, Highlands Bio. Sta., 1989-1991.
Postdoctoral Research Associate, North Carolina State University, 1988-1989.
Research Associate, Wake Forest University, 1985-1988.
Visiting Lecturer in Biology, Salem College, 1988.
Curator of Mammal Collections, Wake Forest University, 1983-1985.
Research Assistantship, Wake Forest University, 1983-1985.
Teaching Assistantship, Wake Forest University, 1982-1987.
Fulbright Award for Research in Mexico, 1997
Outstanding Teaching/Research Award, Wilkes University, 1991, 1994, 1996,1997.
Wake Forest University Biology Graduate Alumni Award and Seminar, 1993.
Wilkes University, Sigma Xi President, 1994-95.
Carpenter Outstanding Teaching Award (top univesrity-wide teaching award),1992. Sigma Xi Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Biological Sciences, 1987.
Outstanding Graduate Research Award in Biological Sciences, Benkman Scientific/WFU Graduate Student Association, 1987. Outstanding Senior Biology Award, Millersville University of PA, 1982.
US Fish and Wildlife Service, 1994-96
National Science Foundation (ROA),1994-96
Pennsylvania Wild Resource Conservation Fund ($70,000), 1991, 93, 95, 96, 97
American Society of Naturalists
American Society of Mammalogists
Ecological Society of America
Sigma Xi Honor Society
Pennsylvania Academy of Science
International Society of Behavioral Ecologists
Pennsylvania Biological Survey Committee
Professional Reviewer: Peer reviewer for 10 journals
Invited Seminars: Department seminars (by invitation) at 25 colleges and universities
B. RECENT, RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS:
Steele, M. A., K.Gavel, and W. Bachman. 1998. Dispersal of half-eaten acorns by gray squirrels: effects of physical and chemical seed characteristics. Pp. 223-231. In M.A. Steele, J. F. Merritt, and D.A. Zegers (eds.) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Tree Squirrels. Special Publication #6 of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Hadj-Chikh, L. Z., M. A. Steele, and P. D. Smallwood. 1996. Caching behavior of gray squirrels: test of the perishability and handling-time hypotheses. Animal Behaviour, 52:941-948.
Steele, M. A., L. Z. Hadj-Chikh, and J. Hazeltine. 1996. Caching and feeding behavior of gray squirrels: responses to weevil infested acorns. J. of Mammalogy, 77: 305-314.
Steele, M. and P. Smallwood. 1994. The discriminating taste of the gray squirrel. Natural History, 10: 40-45.
Steele, M., T. Knowles, K. Bridle, E. Simms. 1993. Tannins and partial consumption of acorns: implications for dispersal of oaks by seed predators. Amer. Midl. Natur.,130:229-238.
Other Recent Relevant Publications:
Steele, M. A., and J. Koprowski. The Behavior and Ecology of Fox squirrels and Gray Squirrels. Under contract with the Smithsonian Institution Press.
Smallwood, P.D., M.A. Steele, E. Ribbens, and W. J. McShea. 1998. Detecting the effect of seed hoarders on the distribution of tree species: Gray squirrels (Sciurus carolinensis) and oaks (Quercus) as a model system. Pp. 211-222.
In M.A. Steele, J. F. Merritt, and D.A. Zegers (eds.) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of Tree Squirrels. Special Publication #6 of the Virginia Museum of Natural History.
Steele, M. A. 1998. Tamiasciurus hudsonicus. Mammalian Species, 586: 1-9.
Steele, M. A. and P. D. Weigl 1992. Energetics and patch use in the fox squirrel: responses to prey density and patch profitability. American Midland Naturalist, 128: 156-167.
Steele, M. A. and P. D. Smallwood. (accepted, by invitation). Oak and acorn dispersal. In W. McShea, andW. M. Healy (eds.) The Ecology and Mangement of Oaks for Wildlife. Under contract with the Smithsonian Institution Press.
R. Browne, T. Goater, L. Jacobs, J.O. Wolff, E. Stiles, G. Ceballos, G. Kirkland, M. Rodriguez
D. GRADUATE STUDENTS:
E. PHD. ADVISOR:
Peter D. Weigl, Wake Forest University
Roger Powell, North Carolina State University
Last update: Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 12:38:45 PM.