BEVERLY K. PIERSON
CURRICULUM VITAE

NATIONALITY: USA

CURRENT POSITION AND ADDRESS:

Professor Emerita, Biology Department

Phone (253) 759-9519

University of Puget Sound

FAX (253) 879-3352

1500 North Warner #1088

E-Mail: bpierson@ups.edu

Tacoma, WA 98416

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES:

B.A., 1966, Biology, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, Magna cum Laude, Highest Honors in Biology.

M.A., 1969, Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Ph.D., 1973, Biology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon (The Characterization of Gliding Filamentous Phototrophic Bacteria).

AWARDS AND HONORS
PUBLICATIONS: Research Papers
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
PUBLICATIONS: Review Papers
PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
OTHER PUBLICATIONS / GRANTS RECEIVED
TEACHING EXPERTISE / UNIVERSITY SERVICE
FIELD SITES STUDIED - Microbial Mats / CONSULTATION AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST / PAPERS PRESENTED SINCE 1997
EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

 

AWARDS AND HONORS:

Phi Beta Kappa, Oberlin College, 1966.
National Science Foundation Summer Trainee, University of Oregon, 1968.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, University of Oregon, 1970-71.
Adelia A. Field Johnston Fellowship for Oberlin College Alumnae, to support study of thermophilic bacteria in New Zealand, 1970-71.
Regester Lecturer, University of Puget Sound, 1985.
Burlington Northern Foundation Faculty Achievement Award, 1985.
Phi Kappa Phi, University of Puget Sound, 1990.
Mortar Board Award for Outstanding Professor of the Year, University of Puget Sound, 1990.
Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1995-2000, 2000-2005.
Installed as first University Professor of Natural Science, University of Puget Sound, 1996.
John Lantz Senior Sabbatical Fellowship for Research, University of Puget Sound, 1997-98.
Carski Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award, 1999. Presented by American Society for Microbiology to outstanding teacher of undergraduate microbiology. One award given nationally each year.
John Lantz Senior Sabbatical Fellowship for Research, University of Puget Sound, 2002-2003.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Professor Emerita, Biology, 2005-present.
Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1995-2005.
University Professor of Natural Science (Endowed Chair, 5-year appointment), 1996-2001.
Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1985-2005. (Microbiology, introductory cell biology, microbial physiology and ecology, introductory biology, origins of life, undergraduate research and thesis.)
Visiting Professor (Microbiology), Cornell University, during sabbatical leave Fall 1997.
Biology Department, Chair, University of Puget Sound, 1983-86, 1994-97.
Full-time Summer Faculty, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 1984. Microbiology: The Molecular Aspects of Cellular Diversity.
Guest Instructor in post-graduate course: Planetary Biology and Microbial Ecology, sponsored by NASA at the University of Santa Clara, Summer 1982.
Visiting Scientist (on sabbatical), Biology Dept., University of California, Los Angeles, 1981-82.
Associate Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1979-85.
Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Puget Sound, 1975-79.
Assistant Professor of Biology, Oberlin College. One year replacement position for professor on leave (general genetics, microbial genetics, microbiology), 1974-75.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Oregon, Summer Session 1973.

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:

American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Microbiology
Sigma Xi
Association for Women in Science
International Society for the Study of the Origin of Life (ISSOL)
Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)

TEACHING EXPERTISE:

Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate:
General Microbiology
Microbial Physiology and Ecology
Prokaryotic Photosynthesis
Microbial Diversity
Origins of Life, Early Evolution, Exobiology, Astrobiology

Introductory Undergraduate:
Introductory Cell Biology
General Biology

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:

Faculty Diversity Committee, 1999-2001
Faculty Advancement Committee, 1994-97
Biology Department Chair, 1983-86, 1994-97
Faculty Senate 1980-81, 1989-91, 1992-94; Vice-Chair 1990-91; Secretary 1993-94
University Enrichment Committee (two terms)
Vice President, Phi Beta Kappa Delta of WA, 1989-90
President, Phi Beta Kappa Delta of WA, 1990-91
Miscellaneous Ad Hoc Committees

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:

Physiology and ecology of photosynthetic bacteria, pigments and photosynthesis, ecology of microbial mats, extreme environments, high iron environments, origin and early evolution of photosynthesis, exobiology, astrobiology.

PAPERS PRESENTED SINCE 1997:

Pierson, B.K., 1997. Photoautotrophy in extreme environments: sulfide, iron, salinity, and UV radiation. Conference on Early Mars: Geologic and Hydrologic Evolution, Physical and Chemical Environments, and the Implications for Life. LPI, Houston. (Invited symposium presentation.)

Pierson, B.K. and M.N. Parenteau, 1997. Phototrophic Prokaryotes in high iron environments. IXth International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Vienna. (Oral presentation.)

Pierson, B.K., 1997. Photosynthesis and iron in high iron microbial mats. Sixth Symposium on Chemical Evolution and the Origin and Evolution of Life. NASA Ames Research Center, CA. (Oral presentation.)

Pierson, B.K. and M.N. Parenteau, 1999. Structural analysis of phototrophic bacteria and minerals in high iron microbial mats. American Society for Microbiology 99th General Meeting, Chicago. (Poster.)

Pierson, B.K., 1999. Microbiology for undergraduates in a biology curriculum: small is powerful. Carski Distinguished Teaching Award Lecture, American Society for Microbiology 99th General Meeting, Chicago.

Pierson, B.K., 1999. Photosynthesis and the origin and early evolution of life. Invited lecture in symposium: The Ex files--exobiology and extremophiles: controversy as a means of teaching/communicating science literacy. American Society for Microbiology 99th General Meeting, Chicago.

Pierson, B.K., May 23, 2000. Early evolution of diversity in phototrophic prokaryotes. Invited talk in Colloquium on the Origins and Evolution of Bacterial Diversity. American Society for Microbiology 100th General Meeting, Los Angeles.

Pierson, B.K., August 28, 2000. Photosynthesis in high iron environments. Invited Plenary Lecture. 10th International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes. Barcelona.

Pierson, B.K., V. Scapa, and J. Klappenbach, April 2001. Anoxygenic Filamentous Phototrophs: Part 1--Recent Advances in Phylogeny and Diversity; Part 2--Chloroflexus in High Iron Hot Springs. NASA Astrobiology Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Astrobiology 1: 406-407.

Trouwborst, R., G. Koch, G. Luther, and B. Pierson, 2003. Photosynthesis and Iron in Hot Spring Microbial Mats. Abst. General meeting of the NASA Astrobiology Inst. Astrobiology 2: 493-494.

Pierson, B.K., M. Lince, and R.E. Blankenship, 2003. Candidatus 'Chlorothrix halophila' gen. nov., sp. nov., and the Diversity of the Filamentous Anoxygenic Phototrophs. 11th Int'l Symp. on Phototrophic Prokaryotes. Tokyo.

Trouwborst, R., G. Koch, G. Druschel, L. Shanks, G.W. Luther, and B. Pierson, 2004. Hot Spring Microbial Mats: A Model for Precambrian Banded Iron Formations? AbSciCon (NASA Astrobiology Science Conference). Ames Research Center.

Johnston, A., R. Trouwborst, G. Luther, B.K. Pierson, 2005. The role of cyanobacterial oxygen production in iron oxidation: Quantitative assessment relative to banded iron formations. NASA Exobiology PI Meeting, NASA ARC, CA. (Poster.)

Trouwborst, R., A. Johnston, J. Werner, M.N. Parenteau, S. Cady, G. Luther, B.K. Pierson, 2005. Iron oxidation and deposition in cyanobacterial mats in a high iron thermal spring. NASA Exobiology PI Meeting, NASA ARC, CA. (Oral contribution.)

Pierson, B.K., R. Trouwborst, A. Johnston, G. Luther, 2006. Iron oxidation in cyanobacterial mats in a high iron thermal spring: Quantitative assessment relative to banded iron formations. Int’l Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Pau, France. (Oral contribution.)

Pierson, B.K., 2006. Microbial spectral signatures: Distribution and diversity of the earliest phototrophs on young worlds. Pale Blue Dot III, Chicago, IL. (Oral contribution.)

PUBLICATIONS: Research Papers
* Undergraduate co-authors

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1971. Bacteriochlorophylls in gliding filamentous prokaryotes from hot springs. NATURE New Biology 233:25-27.

Halfen, L.N., B.K. Pierson and G.W. Francis, 1972. Carotenoids of a gliding organism containing bacteriochlorophylls. Arch. Mikrobiol. 82:240-246.

Pierson, B.K. and H.M. Howard, 1972. Detection of bacteriochlorophyll containing microorganisms by infrared fluorescence photomicrography. J. Gen. Microbiol. 73:359-363.

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1974. A phototrophic gliding filamentous bacterium of hot springs, Chloroflexus aurantiacus, gen. and sp. nov. Arch. Microbiol. 100:5-24.

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1974. Studies of pigments and growth in Chloroflexus aurantiacus, a phototrophic filamentous bacterium. Arch. Microbiol. 100:283-305.

Pierson, B.K. and J.P. Thornber, January 1983. Isolation and spectral characterization of photochemical reaction centers from the thermophilic green bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus strain J-10-fl. Proc. Nat'l Acad. Sci. 80:80-84.

Pierson, B.K., J.P. Thornber and R.E.B. Seftor, 1983. Partial purification, subunit structure and thermal stability of the photochemical reaction center of the thermophilic green bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 723:322-326.

Henderson, E., B.K. Pierson and J.A. Lake, 1983. Chloroflexus aurantiacus has 30S ribosomal subunits of the eubacterial type. J. Bacteriol. 155:900-902.

Pierson, B.K., S.J. Giovannoni and R.W. Castenholz, 1984. Physiological ecology of a gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 47:576-584.

Pierson, B.K., L.M. Keith and J.G. Leovy, 1984. Isolation of pigmentation mutants of the green filamentous photosynthetic bacterium Chloroflexus aurantiacus. J. Bacteriol. 159:222-227.

Pierson, B.K., S.J. Giovannoni, D.A. Stahl and R.W. Castenholz, 1985. Heliothrix oregonensis, gen. nov., sp. nov., a phototrophic filamentous gliding bacterium containing bacteriochlorophyll a. Arch. Microbiol. 142:164-167.

Pierson, B.K., 1985. Cytochromes in Chloroflexus aurantiacus grown with and without oxygen. Arch. Microbiol. 143:260-265.

Olson, J.M. and B.K. Pierson, 1986. Photosynthesis 3.5 thousand million years ago. Photosynthesis Research 9:251-260.

Olson, J.M. and B.K. Pierson, 1987. Origin and evolution of photosynthetic reaction centers. Origins of Life 17:419-430.

Pierson, B.K., A. Oesterle* and G. Murphy, 1987. Pigments, light penetration and photosynthetic activity in the multi-layered microbial mats of Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, MA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 45:365-376.

Nicholson, J.M., J.F. Stolz and B.K. Pierson, 1987. Structure of a microbial mat at Great Sippewissett Marsh, Cape Cod, MA. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 45:343-364.

Mack, E.E.* and B.K. Pierson, 1988. Preliminary characterization of a temperate marine member of the Chloroflexaceae. In: Olson, J.M., J.G. Ormerod, J. Amesz, E. Stackebrandt and H.G. Trüper (eds.) Green Photosynthetic Bacteria. Plenum Press, NY pp 237-241.

Pierson, B.K. and J.M. Olson, 1989. Evolution of photosynthesis in anoxygenic phototrophic prokaryotes. In: Cohen, Y. and E. Rosenberg (eds.) Microbial Mats: Physiological Ecology of Benthic Microbial Communities. Amer. Soc. for Microbiol., Washington, D.C. pp. 402-427.

Grey, K., L.S. Moore, R.V. Burne, B.K. Pierson and J. Bauld, 1990. Lake Thetis, Western Australia: An example of a saline lake sedimentation dominated by benthic microbial processes. Austral. J. Mar. and Freshwater Res. 41:275-300.

Pierson, B.K., V.M. Sands* and J.L Frederick*, 1990. Spectral irradiance and distribution of pigments in a highly layered marine microbial mat. Appl. and Environ. Microbiol. 56(8):2327-2340.

Des Marais, D.J., E.D. D'Amelio, J.D. Farmer, B.B. Jørgensen, A.C. Palmisano and B.K. Pierson, 1992. Case study of a modern microbial mat-building community: The submerged cyanobacterial mats of Guerrero Negro, Baja California Sur, Mexico, Section 6.10. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 325-333.

Jørgensen, B.B., R.W. Castenholz and B.K. Pierson, 1992. The microenvironment within modern microbial mats. Section 6.4. In: Schopf, J.W., and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 271-278.

Castenholz, R.W., J. Bauld and B.K. Pierson, 1992. Photosynthetic activity in modern microbial mat-building communities. Section 6.5. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 279-285.

Pierson, B.K., H.K. Mitchell* and A.L. Ruff-Roberts*, 1993. Chloroflexus aurantiacus and ultraviolet radiation: Implications for Archean shallow-water stromatolites. Origins of Life and Evolution of the Biosphere 23:243-260.

Pierson, B.K., 1994. The emergence, diversification, and role of photosynthetic eubacteria. In: S. Bengtson (ed.) Early Life on Earth, Nobel Symposium No. 84 held at Björkborn, Sweden, May 16-21, 1992 pp. 161-180.

Pierson, B.K., D. Valdez*, M. Larsen*, E. Morgan* and E.E. Mack*, 1994. Chloroflexus-like organisms from marine and hypersaline environments: Distribution and diversity. Photosyn. Res. 41:35-52.

Pierson, B.K., M.N. Parenteau* and B.M. Griffin*, 1999. Phototrophs in high-iron-containing microbial mats: physiological ecology of phototrophs in an iron-depositing hot spring. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 65:5474-5483.

Pierson, B.K. and M.N. Parenteau*. 2000. Phototrophs in high iron microbial mats: microstructure of mats in iron-depositing hot springs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 32:181-196.

Boomer, S.M.*, Pierson, B.K., R. Austinhirst* and R.W. Castenholz. 2000. Characterization of novel bacteriochlorophyll-a-containing red filaments from alkaline hot springs in Yellowstone National Park. Archives of Microbiology 174:152-161.

Boomer, S.M.*, D.P. Lodge, B.E. Dutton and B.K. Pierson, 2002. Molecular characterization of novel red Green Nonsulfur bacteria from five distinct hot spring communities in Yellowstone National Park. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 68: 346-355.

Klappenbach, J.A.* and B.K. Pierson, 2004. Phylogenetic and physiological characterization of a filamentous photoautotrophic bacterium 'Candidatus Chlorothrix halophila' gen. nov., sp. nov., recovered from hypersaline microbial mats. Arch. Microbiol. 181:17-25.

PUBLICATIONS: Review Papers

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1978. The photosynthetic apparatus and cell membranes of the green bacteria. In: Clayton, R.K. and W.R. Sistrom (eds.) The Photosynthetic Bacteria. Plenum Press, NY pp. 179-197.

Castenholz, R.W. and B.K. Pierson, 1981. Isolation and cultivation of the Chloroflexaceae. In: M.P. Starr et al. (eds.) The Prokaryotes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin pp. 290-298.

Thornber, J.P., R.J. Cogdell, B.K. Pierson and R.E.B. Seftor, 1983. Pigment-protein complexes of purple photosynthetic bacteria: An overview. J. Cell Biochem. 23:158-169.

Thornber, J.P., R.J. Cogdell, R.E.B. Seftor, B.K. Pierson and E.M. Tobin, 1984. Comparative biochemistry of chlorophyll - protein complexes. In: Sybesma, C. (ed.) Advances in Photosynthesis Research. Proc. 6th International Cong. Photosynthesis, Martinus Nijhoff/Junk Publ., The Netherlands 11:25-32.

Olson, J.M. and B.K. Pierson, 1987. Evolution of reaction centers in photosynthetic prokaryotes. Internat'l. Rev. Cytol. 108:209-248.

Pierson, B.K. and J.M. Olson, 1987. Photosynthetic bacteria. In: Amesz, J. (ed.) New Comprehensive Biochemistry--Photosynthesis. Elsevier, Amsterdam pp. 21-42.

Castenholz, R.W. and B.K. Pierson, 1989. Genus Heliothrix. In: Staley, J.T, M.P. Bryant, N. Pfennig and J.G. Holt (eds.) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore pp. 1702-1703.

Pierson, B.K., J. Bauld, R.W. Castenholz, E. D'Amelio, D.J. Des Marais, J.D. Farmer, J.P. Grotzinger, B.B. Jorgensen, D.C. Nelson, A.C. Palmisano, J.W. Schopf, R.E. Summons, M.R. Walter and D.M. Ward, 1992. Modern mat-building microbial communities: A key to the interpretation of Proterozoic stromatolitic communities. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 247-342.

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1992. The family Chloroflexaceae. In: Balows, A., H.G. Trüper, M. Dworkin, W. Harder and K.H. Schleifer (eds.) The Prokaryotes 2nd ed. Springer-Verlag, New York pp. 3754-3774.

Pierson, B.K., 1992. Introduction to modern mat-building microbial communities: A key to the interpretation of Proterozoic stromatolitic communities. Section 6.1. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 247-251.

Castenholz, R.W., E. D'Amelio, J.D. Farmer, B.B. Jørgensen, A.C. Palmisano, B.K. Pierson and D.M. Ward, 1992. Modern mat-building microbial communities: Methods of investigation and supporting data. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.). The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 821-853.

Ward, D.M., J. Bauld, R.W. Castenholz and B.K. Pierson, 1992. Modern phototrophic microbial mats: Anoxygenic, intermittently oxygenic/anoxygenic, thermal, eukaryotic and terrestrial. Section 6.9. In: Schopf, J.W. and C. Klein (eds.) The Proterozoic Biosphere: A Multidisciplinary Study. Cambridge University Press pp. 309-324.

Pierson, B.K. and R.W. Castenholz, 1995. Taxonomy and physiology of filamentous anoxygenic phototrophs. In: Blankenship et al. (eds.) Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria. Kluwer Aca. Publ., The Netherlands pp. 31-47.

Castenholz, R.W. and B.K. Pierson, 1995. Ecology of thermophilic anoxygenic phototrophs. In: Blankenship et al. (eds.) Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria. Kluwer Aca. Publ., The Netherlands pp. 87-103.

Pierson, B.K., 2001. Chloroflexaceae: Filamentous anoxygenic phototrophic bacteria. In: Boone, D.R. and Castenholz, R.W. (eds.) and Garrity, G.M. (Editor-in-Chief) Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., Vol. I: 427-444.

Pierson, B.K., 2001. Microbes in ancient hydrothermal systems: O Phototroph, O Chemotroph, Where Art Thou? Trends in Microbiology. 9(5): 259-260.

Pierson, B.K., 2002. Evolution and diversity of photosynthetic prokaryotes. In: Staley, J.T. and A.L. Reysenbach (eds.) Biodiversity of Microbial Life: Foundation of Earth's Biosphere. Wiley-Liss pp. 121-154.

Hanada, S. and B.K. Pierson, 2002. The Family Chloroflexaceae. In: Dworkin (ed.) The Prokaryotes: an evolving electronic resource for the microbiology community, 3rd ed., release 3.11. http://www.prokaryotes.com. Springer-Verlag, NY.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS:

Pierson, B.K., 1993. Early Life on Earth. Arches, University of Puget Sound 21(22):A7-A10. (Article describing my recent research for a general audience.)

Pierson, B.K., 1994. Reflections on Chloroflexus. Photosyn. Res. 41:7-15. (Invited personal perspective.)

Pierson, B.K., 2000. Fitting in: Maximizing the Microbiology in a Biology Curriculum Part 1: A Microbiology Course. Focus on Microbiology Education 7:5-7.

Pierson, B.K., 2000. Fitting in: Maximizing the Microbiology in a Biology Curriculum Part 2: Undergraduate Research in Microbiology. Focus on Microbiology Education 7:7-8.

GRANTS RECEIVED:

Research Corporation - 1976
The role of cytochromes in photosynthetic and respiratory electron transfer in Chloroflexus aurantiacus. $5800.

National Science Foundation - 1978
Undergraduate Research Participation Grant. Energy metabolism in Chloroflexus aurantiacus. $9000.

University of Puget Sound - 1976 to present
Faculty Research Awards. $12,000.

Research Corporation - 1979
Renewal of 1976 Grant. $8500.

National Science Foundation - 1981-82
Science Faculty Professional Development Grant. The Isolation of Reaction Centers from C. aurantiacus. $14,000.

Research Corporation - 1985-87
Survey and Analysis of Phototrophic Microbial Mat Communities Relevant to Archean and Proterozoic Evolution. $19,300. For purchase of field equipment.

National Science Foundation (RUI) - 1986-88
Ecological and Evolutionary Significance of Pigment/Protein Complexes in Mat-Forming Phototrophic Bacteria. $139,556.

Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole, MA. MBL Summer Research Fellowship.
Laboratory fee waiver and $1500, Summer 1986.

Marine Biological Laboratory - Woods Hole, MA. MBL Summer Research Fellowship.
Laboratory fee waiver and $1400, Summer 1987.

National Science Foundation (RUI) - 1988-1992
Ecology and Physiology of Anoxygenic Phototrophic Prokaryotes in Microbial Mats. $192,801.

National Science Foundation (SGER) 1992-93.
Isolation of a photoferrotrophic bacterium from iron enriched environments. $25,000.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA - Exobiology Program) - 1996-99.
Photosynthesis and iron transformations in high iron microbial mats. $177,448.

National Science Foundation - Academic Research Infrastructure Program (ARI) - 1996-97.
Renovation of Biology Department research labs. $238,541 from NSF, $102,233 from institutional match.

NASA - Astrobiology Grant to Arizona State Univ. Sub-contract to study iron photosynthesis and Chloroflexus-like organisms. $10,000. 1998-2003.

NASA - Exobiology Program 2002-2005. Biogeochemistry of iron in a near neutral pH iron-depositing hot spring with phototrophic microbial mats. Co-Investigators: Brian Beard, Sherry Cady, George Luther. $336,558.

FIELD SITES STUDIED - Microbial Mats

Hot Springs: Yellowstone National Park, WY, USA; Hunters Hot Springs and Kahneeta Warm Springs, OR, USA; New Zealand.

Marine Marginal: Great Sippewissett Salt Marsh, MA, USA.

Hypersaline: Shark Bay, Western Australia; Laguna Figueroa and Guerrero Negro, Baja California, Mexico; Death Valley, CA, USA.

Lacustrine: Green Lake, NY, USA; Lake Thetis, Western Australia.

Acid Mine Drainage and High Iron Environments: Western USA.

CONSULTATION AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:

The Capacity of Water Microorganisms to Oxidize Sulfide. Appendix A of Proposed Mine Water Quality Improvement Alternatives. Report submitted to New Jersey Mine and State Dept. Environmental Resources, 1975.

National Science Foundation Review Panel, January 1989, Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU).

Reviews of grant proposals for NSF and NASA.

Grant Review Panel - NASA Exobiology Program, 1991-1994.

Reviewer for Origins of Life, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Photosynthesis Research.

Mars Exploration Long Term Strategies Working Group (MELTSWG) (NASA), 1995-96.

Mars Science Working Group (MarsSWG) (NASA), 1996.

Mars Exploration Working Group (MEWG) NASA), 1996-97.

Space Science Workshop. Oct. 28-30, 1996, Washington DC, to prepare briefing book for Space Science Summit with Vice-President Al Gore.

NASA Exobiology Disciplinary Working Group, 1997-. Advisory Committee to Exobiology Program Officer.

NASA Workshop on Evolutionary Biology, Sunnyvale, CA, April 14-15, 1997. Presented a working paper on Evolution of Photosynthesis.

NASA Workshop on Evolutionary Biology, Univ. of New Hampshire, Durham, June 8-10, 1998. Life from Local Origin to Global Persistence. Session Chair--Ecological Drivers of Evolution and Diversity.

Guest Lecturer and one-week workshop on micro-electrodes in Microbial Diversity Course at Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole. 2005.

NASA Exobiology Grant Review Panel. Washington, DC. January 2006.

EDUCATIONAL SERVICE:

Elected Councilor: Council on Undergraduate Research, Biology Council; 1989-92, 1992-95.
Member CUR Committee on Science Policy.

Member editorial staff for Biology Section CUR Quarterly (specializing in Funding for Research in Biology at Undergraduate Institutions), 1990-1994.

Member Search Committee for CUR Quarterly editor.

CUR Speakers Bureau.

Attended Annual CUR Meetings and Conferences:

June 26-30, 1990, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX. Annual Meeting and Conference: The Role of Undergraduate Research in Science Education: Building and Funding a Successful Program.

June 1991, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA. Annual Meeting.

June 8-13, 1992, Hope College, Holland, MI. Annual Meeting and Conference: The Research-Friendly Curriculum.

April 15, 1993, Washington, D.C. Interacting with Washington. CUR-sponsored workshop on interacting with members of Congress to support funding science education and research programs.

April 16-17, 1993, Bethesda, MD. April Dialogue - CUR-sponsored workshop with college science professors and program officers from NSF and NIH. Member of panel in session: How to Succeed in Grant Writing in Biology.

June 3-6, 1993, Pomona College, Claremont, CA. Annual Meeting.

June 20-26, 1994, Bates College, Lewiston, ME. Annual Meeting and Conference: The Bottom Line - Creating and Maintaining a Healthy Undergraduate Research Environment.

March 30, 1995, Interacting with Washington Workshop.

March 31-April 1, 1995, April Dialogue, Arlington, VA. Member of panel: CUR: How to Succeed in Grant Writing in Biology.

CUR Consultant to do site visits and evaluations of Biology Departments and Programs, 1993-.

Friends of CUR -- consultant to identify questions for evaluation of CUR. February 21-22, 1997, Pomona College.

Consultant to the Murdock Charitable Trust on Undergraduate Science Education/Research, November 1989, March 1997.

Guest lecture: Photosynthetic bacteria in microbial mats. Delivered to "Living in the Microbial World"--Teacher Enhancement Workshop for Secondary School Teachers. Marine Biological Lab, Woods Hole,MA, August 16-22, 1998.

Guest Seminar: Balancing teaching, research, and university service in a primarily undergraduate institution--and you wanted a family too? Arizona State University Preparing Future Faculty Program--Biochemistry graduate students, May 1999.

 

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