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Beth A Middleton

  • Ph.D
  • Research Ecologist
  • National Wetlands Research Center, USGS
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Research interests

relict forest population dynamicslarge river dynamicssoil organic matter and decompositiongeographical ecologywetland functionregeneration dynamicslandscape ecologyclimate changewetland ecology


CURRICULUM VITAE SUMMARY Beth A. Middleton, Ph.D. National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lafayette, LA 70506 Phone: 337-266-8618 Fax: 337-266-8592 DEGREES: Ph.D. Iowa State University, Department of Botany, Ph.D., 1989, Advisors = Arnold van der Valk/Craig Davis; MS University of Minnesota Duluth, 1983; BS University of Wisconsin Madison, 1978 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Research Ecologist, GS14. National Wetlands Research Center, USGS, Lafayette, LA. 2002- Graduate Faculty, Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA. 2002- Full Professor, Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL. 1990-2002 Fulbright Visiting Professor, G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. 1991 Postdoctoral Associate, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. 1989 - 1990 MOST IMPORTANT HONOSR: Society of Wetland Scientist Merit Award, 2004 for book: “Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics” TEACHING AWARD: Woman of Distinction, Southern Illinois University, 2001 PUBLICATION: Book=2, Special Issue Ed=3, articles=61, chapters=7, reports=19 EDITORSHIP: Coordinating Ed Applied Vegetation Science, SWS Climate Change Series 9proposed) PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: US National Ramsar Observer, Secretary-General SWS FACULTY TEACHING: Wetland Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Ecology CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP: USGS Global Change Science Council Panel Chair (2008), USGS Mega-River Writing Team (2008-9), Society Wetland Scientists Global Change Ecology Section Chair (2008-9), Lecture Tour: Climate Change and Wetlands in India (2009) PRESENTATIONS: Earth Day Speaker, US Embassy and C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, India (2009); Keynote/Seminar = 87, Invited Symposia = 28, Contributed = 88 GRADUATE STUDENTS: Postdoctoral = 6, Ph.D. = 4, MS = 11 RESEARCH TOPICS: Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps; hurricane impacts on Gulf coastal wetlands

Co-authors (111)

Publications (5)

  • Inferences of population structure and demographic history for Taxodium Distichum, a coniferous tree in North America, based on Amplicon sequencing analysis

    • Ikezaki Y
    • Suyama Y
    • Middleton B
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  • Effects of farming on wetland soil seed banks in the Sanjing Plain and wetland restoration potential

    • Wang G
    • Middleton B
    • Lü X
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  • Perspectives on mosquito impoundments in eastern Florida, USA: Reply to Rey et al. (2009)

    • McKee K
    • Middleton B
    • Proffitt C
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  • Mechanisms for dominance in an early successional old field by the invasive non-native Lespedeza cuneata (Dum. Cours.) G. Don

    • Brandon A
    • Gibson D
    • Middleton B
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  • The macaroni lab a directed inquiry project on predator-prey relationships

    • Oyler M
    • Rivera J
    • Roffol M
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Professional experience

Research Ecologist

National Wetlands Research Center, USGS

March 2002 - Present

Education history

Ph.D. Botany

Iowa State University

August 1983 - December 1989(6 years)

M.S. Biology/Environmental Science

University of Minnesota Duluth

May 1982 - December 1983(2 years)

B.S. Botany

University of Wisconsin at Madison

August 1973 - August 1978(5 years)