RESUME

David L. Bechler

Department of Biology

 

 

OFFICE                      Department of Biology

ADDRESS:                Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia  31698-0015

Phone: (229) 333-5759, 293-6063

FAX: (229) 245-6585

E-mail: dbechler@valdosta.edu

Web Page: http://chiron.valdosta.edu/dbechler/default.htm

 

HOME                        2841 Bud McKey Circle

ADDRESS:                 Valdosta, Georgia  31602

(229) 247-6448

 

DATE OF BIRTH:     10 September, 1946

 

SPOUSE:                   Marilyn Farmer Bechler. MAEd.

                                    Art Teacher, Pine Grove Elementary School

                                    Lowndes County, GA

 

CHILDREN:                Emily Bechler Allen (6/7/81); Master's Degree, Historic Preservation, College of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

 

Shane Louis (1/23/83); Graduate Student, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

 

EDUCATION:             St. Joseph College, Rensselaer, Indiana

Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

 

Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana

Major: Biology, Minor: Chemistry

 

Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana

Major: Zoology, Minor: Chemistry/Psychology

B.A., 1970

 

University of Louisiana-Monroe, Monroe, Louisiana

Major: Biology

M.S., 1974

 

St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

Major: Behavioral Ecology/Biology

Ph.D., 1981

 

 

 

 

MILITARY SERVICE

Army Medical Corp, Social Worker/Psychology Technician (91G20), Specialist Fifth Class, May 1970 to December 1971. Duties included: (1) stockade--care of prisoners’ social and personal needs; (2) mental health center--development of social histories of patients and preliminary diagnosis, follow up visits by patients, review of status of patients referred from stockade; (3) halfway house-oversaw activities of half-way house patients, conducted nightly group therapy sessions. Honorable Discharge.

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Professor of Biology,  Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Georgia,  2005 to present.  Teaching: Principles of Biology laboratory, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Human Biology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Biogeography, Zoology.  Research interests: behavior, ecology, evolution, life histories and biogeography of fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and selected crustaceans.

 

Head and Professor, Department of Biology, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. July, 1995 to June 2005.  Managed the daily operation of the Department of Biology to include (1) activities associated with hiring of faculty and staff, (2) purchasing of equipment and supplies, (3) advising of undergraduate Biology Majors, (4) development of educational outreach programs, (5) work with University and State officials and agencies as required (6) oversaw 23 EFT faculty members, three part-time faculty members, secretarial staff, and ~520 majors, (7) serve on Arts & Science College, University and System level committees as directed, and (8) teach Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, Human Biology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Undergraduate Seminar, and non-majors laboratories.

 

Second Responsible Facility Officer (RFO), 2004- 2005. Person responsible for the BL3 research laboratory and the security of facilities in the Bailey Science Complex, Valdosta State University.

 

Director, Center for Coastal and Marine Studies (CCMS), Lamar University-Beaumont, 1990 to 1995. Oversaw the daily operation of the CCMS to include: (1) hiring of staff, (2) purchasing of equipment and supplies, (3) advising of undergraduates in the Coastal Marine Biology Program, (4) development of summer and community education programs, and (5) work with University and State officials and agencies as required.

 

Developed initial ideas leading to the development and founding of the CCMS by the Lamar University Board of Regents in 1989.  Original plans were submitted to Dr. Michael E. Warren, Chair of Biology, and Dr. John Idoux, Dean of the College of Arts and Science. I was joined by Dr. Wayne W. Carley who aided in the final development of the Center.

 

Associate Professor of Biology, Tenured, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. 1985 to 1995.  Duties included: (1) teaching herpetology, ichthyology, anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, comparative anatomy, and graduate seminar, (2) advising undergraduate biology students as assigned, (3) intra- and interuniversity functions, and (4) research and publishing of scholarly work, (5) direction and mentoring of graduate students.

 

Assistant Professor of Biology, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX. 1981 to 1985; Duties included: (1) teaching embryology, sociobiology, herpetology, ichthyology, anatomy and physiology, animal behavior, introductory biology, comparative anatomy, and graduate seminar,  (2) advising of undergraduate biology students as assigned, (3) intra- and interuniversity functions, and (4) research and publishing of scholarly work, (5) direction and mentoring of graduate students.

 

Assistant Professor of Biology, Mundelein College, Chicago, IL.  September 1979 to August, 1981.  Duties included: (1) teaching of ecology, environmental biology, human anatomy and physiology, animal physiology, genetics and introductory biology, (2) advising of premedical students (3) research and publishing of scholarly work, (4) service on departmental and college committees.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistantship, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO.  September 1975 to June 1979.  Instructed introductory biology, cell physiology, animal behavior, herpetology and genetics labs.

 

Field Assistant, Environmental Research Associates of Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL.  1978.  Assisted in the collection of fishes for impact statement on the American Bottoms, Madison County, Illinois.

 

Research Technician II.  September 1974 to August, 1975.  Department of Biochemistry, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.  Isolated diamine oxidase. Project director Dr. John Wampler.

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana-Monroe), Monroe, LA. September 1972 to June, 1974.  Instructed introductory zoology and botany labs.  Aided in teaching upper level embryology labs.

 

Director of Military Half-way House.  Fort Campbell, KY. Civilian status. Oversaw activities of half-way house patients, conducted nightly therapy sessions. January to July 1974

 

Research Technician.  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. November 1969 to May 1970.  Assisted in collection of demographic data on microtene rodent populations in the field and laboratory.  Project directed by Dr. Charles Krebs.

 

 

International Experience: For details on presentations see Presented Papers and Posters below.

·         Presented paper and chaired paper session, Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, Holar College, Saudarkrokur, Iceland. 2004

·         Advisory Committee, Institute for Marine Sciences, Roatan Island, Honduras. Invited along with other scientists from the United States to review and advise on the development of a privately funded teaching and research center being set up on Roatan Island, Honduras, 19-23 July, 1992.

·         Survey of the fish fauna, Celestun  Estuary, Celestun, Mexico.  Conducted in association with Dr. Michael Fitzsimon, Natural History Museum, Louisiana State University, 1987.

·         Presented two papers, Ninth International Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain. 1986.

 

 

GRANTS AND CONTRACTS:  Grants not funded are not shown.

·         Bechler, DL and JF Elder. 2006. The Role of Habitat and Gender in the Determination of Genetically Diverse Populations of the Mangrove Killifish. Center for Applied Research, College of Arts and Sciences, Valdosta State University.  ($1,500).

·         Bechler, D.L. 2003. Interclonal Hybrid Analyses of Rivulus marmoratus Using Multi-locus DNA Fingerprinting. Faculty Development Grant.  Valdosta State University.  ($900.00)

·         Bechler, D.L. 2001. Planning Grant for the Lake Louise Field Station. National Science Foundation.  ($6,000.00)

·         Bechler, D.L. 2001. Burrow Exploration and Jumping Behavior in Clones of Rivulus marmoratus, the Mangrove Killifish, Displaying Varying Levels of Timidity. Faculty Development Grant.  Valdosta State University.  ($800.00)

·         Bechler, D.L. 1999. Anuran survey of the Atlanta Gas Light Company study area, Valdosta.  Georgia Ogden Environmental and Energy Services., Inc

·         Bechler, D.L. 1998. Terrestrial mobility and learning in the killifish, Rivulus marmoratus, with special emphasis on genetic clones. Faculty Development Grant.  Valdosta State University.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1994. A gill netting survey and radio tracking survey of the paddlefish, Polyodon spathula, in the Neches River. Lower Neches Valley Authority ($88,725) (Contract offered, but declined due to move to Valdosta State University)

·         Bechler, D.L. 1993. Support for minority students in summer marine camp, Lamar University-Beaumont.  Texas College Sea Grant Program ($2,000.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1992. The evaluation of zooplankton populations and water quality in the Sabine and Neches river systems as it relates to environmental needs of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).  Contract with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department ($112,052.00).

·         Bechler, D.L., W.C. Runnels and W.W. Carley. 1990. Dynamics in estuarine systems.  Gulf Estuarine Research Society, Support for a Symposium, Fall Meeting, 1990.  Gulf Estuarine Research Society, Texas College Sea Grant Program ($1,240.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1988. Survey of the fish fauna of the Centro de Investigacion de Aves Acuaticus, Celestun, Mexico. Lamar University Mini‑Grant ($500.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. and A. Schwarz. 1987.  Sex change in fishes, Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes.  NSF ($4,092.00).

·         Bechler, D.L.  1986.  Migration in coastal marine fishes.  Support for a Symposium, Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes.  Texas College Sea Grant Program ($4,424.00).

·         Bechler, D.L.  1986.  Funds for advertising the Sixth Biennial Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes.  Beaumont, Texas, Chamber of Commerce ($200.00).

·         Bechler, D.L.  1985.  Metabolic and reproductive correlates of pheromonal communication in Procambarus simulans.  The Research Corporation ($5,000.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1985.  Pheromonal communication in local procambarid crayfish.  Organized Research Grant, Lamar University ($800.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1984.  Chemical communication in crayfish.  Organized Research Grant, Lamar University ($1,910.00).

·         Bechler, D.L.  1983.  Behavioral Biology of Typhlomolge rathbuni:  I Communication.  Organized Research Grant, Lamar University ($1,900.00).

·         Van Chau, A.  1983.  Aquaculture at the GSU Sabine Power Plant.  Gulf States Utilities to John E. Gray Foundation ($22,445.00). (Contract to R. C. Harrel and D. L. Bechler.)

·         Bechler, D.L.  1982.  Community structure and foraging competition in a hypogean crustacean community.  Mini Grant, Lamar University ($583.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1978.  Agonistic and territorial behavior in amblyopsid fishes.  Mehl Memorial Research Fund, Missouri Speleological Survey, Inc. ($400.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1978.  Agonistic and territorial behavior in amblyopsid fishes.  Research Advisory Council, National Speleological Society ($150.00).

·         Bechler, D.L. 1976.  A genetic analysis of epigean and hypogean populations of Gammarus and Crangonyx.  Cave Research Foundation. ($450.00).



 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

 

 

GRANTS REVIEWED:

 

COMMITTEES, Valdosta State University:

Departmental Committees

·         Anatomy and Physiology Committee, 1995-present.

·         Aquatic Biologist Search Committee, 1996-1997.

·         Beta Beta Beta Biological Honorary Society, Faculty advisor, 2004-present

·         Connell Lecture Committee, 1999-2003, 2004-2007, Chair 2006-2007.

·         Graduate Program Committee, Ex-officio member, 1996-present

·         Search Committee, Developmental Biologist/Molecular Geneticist, 2005-2006

 

Arts and Sciences Committees and Inter-college Committees.

·         Science Seminar Series Committee, 2005-2007.

·         Natural Areas Committee, Chair, 2005-present

·         Academic dishonesty Committee, 1995-1997.

·         Executive Committee, 1995-2005.

·         Head Review Committee for the Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences, Chair, 1998.

·         Head Search Committee, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Chair. 2003-2004.

·         Head Search Committee, Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geosciences, Chair, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002.

·         Honors Program Advisory Committee, 1995-2005.

·         Reassigned Time Committee, 2003-2005.

·         SCI 3000 (Science for Early Grades Education Majors) Committee. Chair, 1998-2005.

·         SCI 31XX (Sequence of Science courses for Middle Grades Teachers) Development Committee, Chair, 1999-2000.

 

University Committees

·         Committee to Evaluate the Offering of Core Classes, 2000-2005.

·         Health Science and Business Steering Committee, 2004-2005.

·         Core Curriculum, 1996-1998.

·         Deans, Directors and Department Heads, 1995-2005.

·         Department Heads Council, 1995-2005.

·         Master Planning Committee, 2003-2005.

·         Strategic Goal Five Committee, Co-chair, 2002-2004.

·         Women’s Soccer Club, Faculty Advisor, 1998-present

 

University System of Georgia Committees

·         Science Consortium Committee. 2003-2005.

o   Convener, Subcommittee to Develop In-service Life Science Course for Teachers Grades K-5.

·         Biology Academic Advisory Committee, 1995-2005. Chair, 2001-2002. 2004-2005.

·         Executive Committee, Biology Academic Advisory Committee. 1998 to 2005.

 

University System/Georgia State Department of Education

o   Site Visit, College of Education, Columbus State University, 2004.

o   Site Visit, College of Education, University of Georgia-Athens, 2006.

o   RESA Program Endorsement Conversion Application. Mercer University -Henry County facility. 2006

 

VSU-Valdosta/Lowndes County Committees

·         Educational Council, Science Museum Committee, 1995-2000.

·         Multi-use Pathway Committee, 1999-present.  This committee, which has received State of Georgia Department of Transportation funds, has established a route running east-west through the City of Valdosta for a multi-use pathway.

 

Committees, Lamar University:

·         Faculty Senate, 1994-1995, Faculty Issues Subcommittee, 1994-1995.

·         Program Review Committee, College of Arts and Sciences, 1993-1994.

·         Animal Welfare Committee, 1993-1995.

·         Departmental Promotion Committee, 1986‑1987.

·         Departmental Tenure Committee, 1986‑1987.

·         Tenure and Promotion Committee, College of Arts and Science, 1985‑1986; 1987‑1988.

·         Advisory Committee, College of Arts and Science, 1984‑1985; 1989‑1991.

·         Library Advisory Committee, 1984‑1987; 1990‑1992, Chair 1991-1992.

·         Library Representative, Department of Biology, 1984-1995.

·         Advisor for the Biological Honorary, Beta Beta Beta, 1983 to present.

·         College Self-study Accreditation Committee to Review Housing and Health Center Facilities, Sub-chair, 1986‑1987.

·         Salary Administration Review Committee, 1987‑1990.

·         Admissions Appeals Committee, College of Graduate Studies, 1988‑1994.

 

 

CONFERENCES HOSTED AND/OR EXTRAMURAL COMMITTEES:

 

 

GRADUATE THESES CHAIRED:

Valdosta State University

 

Lamar University

·         Darbonne, C.L. 1994. A survey of the physicochemical parameters and the zooplankton community of Toledo Bend Reservoir as related to the needs of Polyodon spathula

·         Cecalek, T.I. 1994. A survey of the physicochemical parameters and the zooplankton community of the lower Sabine River as related to the needs of Polyodon spathula.

·         Hebert, R. 1994. Survey of the physicochemical parameters and zooplankton community of the lower Sabine River as related to the environmental needs of Polyodon spathula.

·         Griffith, S. 1993. Distribution and abundance of anchovies in a southeast Texas marsh system.

·         Sadler, L. R. 1989.  Variation in the life history of the pugnose minnow, Notropis emiliae, in a southeast Texas slough. 

·         Conn, C. H. 1989.  The reproductive biology and behavior of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosci.

·         Ling, T.C. 1989.  Agonistic behavior in the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harissii.

 

 

Graduate Thesis Committee Member:

Besides the above seven committees, I have served on eleven other thesis committees of graduate students at Lamar University.

 

 

Refereed and Confernce PUBLICATIONS: An asterisk indicates a refereed publication.

·         *Conn, C.H. and D.L. Bechler. 1996. Reproductive strategies in a population of Gobiosoma bosci (Osteichthyes: Gobiidae) with slow and fast maturing individuals. Gulf Coast Research Reports. 9 (3): 177-182.

·         *Bechler, D.L. 1995. A review and perspective of pheromonal communication in procambarid crayfish. Freshwater Biology of Crayfish, VIII: 657-667

·         *Griffith, S. and D.L. Bechler. 1995. The distribution and abundance of the bay anchovy, Anchoa mitchilli, in a Southeast Texas marsh lake system. Gulf Coast Research Reports. 9(2): 117-122.

·         *Bechler, D.L. and R.C. Harrel. 1994. Notes on the occurrence and biology of Astyanax mexicanus in Southeast Texas. Journal of the Texas Academy of Science. 46: 293-294.

·         *Harrel, R.C., D.L. Bechler and R.E. Ogren. 1994.  First Texas record of the land planarian Geoplana arklabamensis (Turbellaria: Tricladida: Terricola) with a review of other species reported in the state. Journal of the Texas Academy of Science. 46: 45-49.

·         *Deng, X., D.L. Bechler and K.R. Lee. 1994. Comparative life history studies of two sympatric procambarid crawfish. Journal of Shellfish Research. 12: 343-350.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1990. Xuahuei Deng, (1932‑1989). Journal of Crustacean Biology. 10: 565

·         *Bechler, D.L., C.H. Conn, and T.S. Ling. 1990. A novel nest‑trap for ecological and behavioral studies of cavity‑nesting fishes. Journal of Fish Biology. 36: 277‑278.

·         *Bechler, D.L.  1988.  Courtship behavior and spermatophore deposition by the subterranean salamander, Typhlomolge rathbuni (Caudata, Plethodontidae.)  Southwestern Naturalist 33 (1): 124‑126.

·         *Bechler, D.L., X. Deng and B. McDonald.  1988.  Interspecific pheromonal communication between two sympatric procambarid crayfish.  Crustacea 54: 154‑162.

·         Bechler, D.L.  1986.  The significance of large size in the biology of the subterranean isopod, Caecidotea stygia.  Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain 2: 116‑118.

·         Bechler, D.L.  1986.  Pheromonal and tactile communication in the subterranean salamander, Typhlomogle rathbuni. Proceedings of the Ninth International Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain. 2: 120‑122.                   

·         *Bechler, D.L.  1984.  Structure and foraging behavior in hypogean crustacean assemblages.  Hydrobiologia.  127: 203‑211.

·         *Bechler, D.L.  1983.  The evolution of agonistic behavior in amblyopsid fishes.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 12: 35‑42.

·         Bechler, D.L.  and A.G. Fernandez.  1981.  Preliminary observations on foraging behavior in a hypogean crustacean community.  Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 1: 66‑67.

·         Bechler, D.L.  1981.  The evolution of agonistic behavior in the Amblyopsidae.  Proceedings of the Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky. 1: 68‑69.

·         *Bechler, D.L.  1981.  Copulatory and maternal‑offspring behavior in hypogean crayfish, Orconectes inermis Cope and Orconectes pellucidus Tellkampf.  Crustaceana.  40: 136‑143.

·         Bechler, D.L.  1981.  The evolution of agonistic behavior in amblyopsid fishes.  Ph.D. Dissertation.  St. Louis University.

·         *Bechler, D.L.  1976.  Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard (Pisces: Amblyopsidae) in the Jackson Plain of Tennessee.  National Speleological Society Bulletin.  38: 39‑40.

·         Bechler, D.L.  1974.  A morphological comparison of a recently discovered population of southern blind cavefish, Typhlichthys subterraneus Girard, with other known populations.  M.S. Thesis. Northeast Louisiana University.

 

Technical PUBLICATIONS:

·         Barnett, J.,  D.L. Bechler, C. Denizman,  J. Grable, J. Nienow, J. Turco, W. Tietjen. G.L. Wood (Authors alphabetically). 2007. Watershed Restoration Action Strategy Development in the Alapahoochee River Watershed.  Nonpoint Source Management Program, Section 319 Report.  Submitted to Environmental Protection Division, Department of Natural Resources, Georgia, USA.  92 pp.

·         Bechler, D.L. 2000. Anuran Survey of the Atlanta Gas Light Company Study Area, Valdosta, GA.  Report submitted to Ogden Environmental and Energy Services, Inc. Atlanta, GA.

·         Bechler, D.L., R.T. Hebert, T.I. Cecalek, and C.L. Darbonne. 1994. A survey of the physicochemical parameters and the zooplankton community of Steinhagen Reservoir as related to the needs of Polyodon spathula.  Report submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX. 65 pp.

·         Hebert, R.T., and D.L. Bechler. 1994. A survey of the physicochemical parameters and the zooplankton community of the lower Sabine River as related to the needs of Polyodon spathula.  Report submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, TX. 76 pp.

 

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS:

·         Bechler, D.L.  1979.  Observations on copulatory and maternal offspring behavior in Hypogean Orconectes.  Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.  60: 137 (Abstr.)

 

 

MANUSCRIPTS IN DEVELOPPMENT:

 

 

 

PRESENTED PAPERS AND POSTERS (Posters indicated as such):

·         Bechler, D.L., J.F. Elder, A. Perry.  2004. Interclonal hybridization and white morph production in Rivulus marmoratus.  Biennial Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes. Saudarkrokur, Iceland, 18 August 2004.

·         Bechler, D.L. 2004. Do stochastic events determine early fish diversity in barrow pits? Annual Meeting of Georgia Academy of Science, 26-27 March 2004, Berry College, Georgia

·         Bechler, D.L. and J.F. Elder. 2004. Innate and learned behaviors in the clonal hermaphroditic fish Rivulus marmoratus. Georgia Academy of Science. 26-27 March 2004, Berry College, Georgia.

·         Mosquito Fish as a Means of Controlling Mosquitoes. 2003. Mosquito Control Meeting of the Southeast Georgia Health Unit, Hazlehurst, GA. 14 March 2003.

·         Bechler, D.L. 2001. The use of mosquitofish to control mosquito larvae. Regional Development Center, Tifton, GA.

·         Bechler, D.L. and Elder, J.F. Jr. 2000.  A preliminary description of terrestrial locomotion in Rivulus marmoratus in the laboratory.  Biennial Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes-2000.  Athens, GA.

·         Bechler, D.L. and Elder, J.F, Jr. 2000. Timidity, is it genetically controlled in Rivulus marmoratus? Biennial Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes-2000.  Athens, GA.

·         Bechler, DL. 1998. The occurrence of land planarians in Lowndes County, Georgia. Georgia Academy of Science. Savannah, Georgia. April 25, 1998.

·         Bechler, DL. and T. Gilbert. 1998. Spacing behavior in troglobitic and troglophilic amblyopsid cavefishes. Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, 1998. Seattle, Washington.  June 27, 1998.

·         Carley, W.W. and D.L. Bechler.  1994. Success in Physiology: Correlation of educational and socioeconomic factors with preformance in anatomy and physiology. Human Anatomy and Physiology Society Conference, June 3-9. Portsmith, NH. (Poster)

·         Carley, W.W. and D.L. Bechler.  1994. Success in physiology: correlation of educational and socioeconomic factors with performance in anatomy and physiology. Annual Meeting of Professional Scientific Research Scientist, April 24-28, Anaheim, CA. FASEB Journal, Part I. A565 (3272).

·         Griffith, S.A. and D.L. Bechler. 1994. Factors Influencing the distribution of Anchoa mitchilli. Annual Meeting of the Gulf Estuarine Research Society. Lamar University-Beaumont, Beaumont, TX

·         Griffith, S.A. and D.L. Bechler. 1993. Factors controlling the distribution and abundance of Anchoa mitchilli in a southeast Texas marsh lake system. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologist and Herpetologist. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

·         Bechler, D.L. and T.S. Ling. 1990. The correct assessment of RHP in sexually dimorphic crustaceans. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Zoologists, San Antonio, Texas.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1990. A review and prospectus of sex and interspecific pheromonal communication in crayfish. 8th International Symposium of Astacology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1990. Are there form I females as well as form I males. 8th International Symposium of Astacology, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

·         Bechler, D.L. and C.R. Fischer. 1990. The effect of flooding on the foraging success of Esox americanus.  Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

·         Conn, C.H. and D.L. Bechler. 1990. The reproductive biology and Behavior of Gobiosoma bosci, the naked goby. Conference on the Ecological and Evolutionary Ethology of Fishes, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

·         Conn, C.H. and D.L. Bechler. 1990. The reproductive biology and Behavior of Gobiosoma bosci, the naked goby.  Fall Meeting, Gulf Estuarine Research Society, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

·         Ling, T.S. and D.L. Bechler. 1990. Agonistic behavior in the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii.  Fall Meeting, Gulf Estuarine Research Society, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

·         Conn, C.H., T.S. Ling and D.L. Bechler. 1989. The use of Nest-traps for the acquisition of behavioral, ecological and life history data.  Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

·         Ling, T.S. and D.L. Bechler. 1989. Agonistic behavior in the mud crab, Rhithropanopeus harrisii.  Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

·         Bechler, D.L. and X. Deng. 1989. The comparative life history of sympatric Procambarus clarkii and P. acutus in a southeast Texas slough. Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas.

·         Sadler, L.F. and D.L. Bechler. 1989. Variation in the life history of the pugnose minnow, Notropis emiliae.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.  University of Michigan, Lansing, Michigan.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1986. The significance of large size in the biology of the subterranean isopod, Caecidotea stygia.  Ninth International Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1986. Pheromonal and tactile communication in the subterranean salamander, Typhlomogle rathbuni.  Ninth International Congress of Speleology, Barcelona, Spain.            

·         Bechler, D.L. and X. Deng. 1985. Interspecific pheromonal communication between sympatric procambarid crayfish.  Great Plains Limnological Conference, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1985. Pheromonal and reproductive behavior in Typhlomolge rathbuni, the Texas blind salamander.  Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, University of Texas, Dallas, Texas.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1984. Community structure and behavioral correlates in a hypogean crustacean community.  Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science,  University of Texas, San Antonio, Texas.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1984. Foraging competition in a hypogean crustacean community.  Great Plains Limnological Conference, Lake Texhoma Biological Field Station, Lake Texhoma, Oklahoma.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1983. Habitat usage in a hypogean crustacean community.  Great Plains Limnology Conference, Camp Clover Point, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Missouri.

·         Bechler, D.L. and A.G. Fernandez. 1981. Preliminary observations on foraging behavior in a hypogean crustacean community.  Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1981. The evolution of agonistic behavior in the Amblyopsidae.  Eighth International Congress of Speleology, Bowling Green, Kentucky.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1979. Observations on copulatory and maternal offspring behavior in Hypogean Orconectes.  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1979. The evolution of agonistic behavior in amblyopsid fishes.  Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Science, Columbia, Missouri.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1979. Behavioral observations on hypogean Orconectes (Decapoda, Cambaridae.)  Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy Science, Columbia, Missouri.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1977. Agonistic behavior in Typhlichthys subterraneus, the southern blind cavefish. First Biennial Conference on the Ethology and Ecological Behavior of Fishes, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois.

 

 

REVIEWS:

·         One Manuscript, Environmental Biology of Fishes.  2008

·         Two Manuscripts, Journal of Science, Georgia Academy of Science. 2007

·         One manuscript, Journal of Fish Biology. 2007

·         One Manuscript, Environmental Biology of Fishes.  2005.

·         One Manuscript, Journal of Science, Georgia Academy of Science. 2003

·         One Manuscript, Journal of Science, Georgia Academy of Science. 2000.

·         One Manuscript, American Midland Naturalist. 2000.

·         Bechler, D.L. 1990. Endangered species: disappearing animals and plants in the Lone Star state. By R.W. Doughty and B.M. Paramenter. Austin Texas Monthly Press.  Review of Texas Books, Lamar University‑Beaumont 5:6.

·         One manuscript, Gulf Research Reports, 1993.

·         One manuscript, Gulf Research Reports, 1992.

·         One manuscript, The Southwestern Naturalist, 1991.

·         One manuscript, American Midland Naturalist, 1990.

·         Two manuscripts, Texas Journal of Science, 1984.

 

 

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO SPOTS:

I developed the initial concept for advertising the Center for Coastal and Marine studies via National Public Radio. My ideas were employed by the Biology Department to give it and Lamar University a higher profile in Southeast Texas. I wrote the following radio spots for broadcasting on KVLU, Lamar University, Saturday mornings:

 

 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES and MEMBERSHIPS:

Valdosta, Georgia:

 

Beaumont, Texas: