Beth A Middleton, Ph. D.

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Botany, Iowa State University, 1989
Advisors: van der Valk/Davis

M.S., University of Minnesota Duluth, 1983

B.S., University of Wisconsin Madison, 1978          

RESEARCH

Wetland function may be altered by climate change in the future because of shifts in water fluctuation, salinity intrusion, CO2 levels, and storm intensity. Beth Middleton studies the effects of climate change by examining patterns of function along latitudinal gradients in baldcypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps, northern peatleands, prairie fens, and floodplain wetlands. She has organized symposia, written three books, and edited three special journal volumes, which support multidisciplinary comparisons and research analysis of wetland function. Other research topics include the effects of hurricanes on coastal wetlands, flood pulsing in restoration, and biodiversity loss in fens of Europe, Asia and North America.  Middleton developed a research network in baldcypress swamps (North American Baldcypress Swamp Network) and invites other researchers to work in these study sites dedicated to the study of long term function of swamps in the southeastern US.  

BACKGROUND

Professional Experience

Research Ecologist, GS15.  National Wetlands Research Center, USGS, Lafayette, LA. 2002-present

Fellow, National Conservation Leadership Institute, 2016-present

Visiting Senior Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.  April-October 2010

Graduate Faculty, Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.  2002-present

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  

Important Research Honors

Society of Wetland Scientists, Fellow, 2013-present. US-China Ecopartnership Award via US State Department (Dongting Lake), 2016. Society Wetland Scientists (SWS) Merit Award, 2004.  

Teaching Award

Woman of Distinction, Southern Illinois University, 2001  

Leadership

Big River NCLI Project; SWS Publication Chair; Editor: SWS Climate Change Series, Co-Editor SWS Encyclopedia; Coordinating Editor: ESA Ecosystem Health and Sustainability

Professional Service

Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecturer, US National Ramsar Observer, Publications Chair SWS  

University Faculty Teaching

Wetland Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Ecology  

Climate Change Leadership

USGS Global Change Science Council Panel Chair (2008), Society Wetland Scientists Global Change Ecology Section Chair (2008-9), Lecture Tour: Climate Change and Wetlands in India (2009), Editor: SWS Climate Change Book Series  

Presentations

TEDx talk "Conservation Oblivion" (2015), Earth Day Speaker for US Embassy and C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, India (2009)

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral = 10, Ph.D. = 4, MS = 12, Grad Committee = 34   

PUBLICATION LIST

Codes: IF=journal impact factor / C=number of citations in Google Scholar

Total Citations =2246; h-index = 23; i10-index=46

Books

 

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, NY. C424 Recognition: Merit Award, Society of Wetland Scientists.

books.google.com/books?id=Zv_aJg7dtM8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbsv2summary_r&cad=0

Review:

Michener/Ecol: www.esajournals.org/doi/full/10.1890/0012-9658%281999%29080%5B2132%3AWRSMCT%5D2.0.CO%3B2

 

Edited Books

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2002. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance. John Wiley & Sons, NY. C136 Recognition: Merit Award, Society of Wetland Scientists

http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Reviews:

Bert/Engineer: cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?134606

Nuttle/Wetlands: www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/0277-5212%282003%29023%5B0211:MBAFPI%5D2.0.CO%3B2

 

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2012. Climate change and the function and distribution of wetlands.  SWS Global Change Ecology Series, Book 1. Springer, UK. C8

        www.amazon.com/Global-Function-Distribution-Wetlands-Ecology/dp/9400744935

 

Middleton, B.A. (Volume 1: editor). 2015 (January 2015). Encyclopedia of wetlands. Volume 1. structure and function. Springer, UK. (Online First). www.lavoisier.fr/livre/notice.asp?id=6KOWOLARKLROWH

 

Special Issue Editor

Middleton, B.A., editor. 2009. Hurricane Special Issue. Wetlands 29. www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/  Distinction: most highly cited special issue of Wetlands.

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen, editors. 2007. Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone. Biodiversity management in Europe vs. North America. Applied Vegetation Science 6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avsc.2006.9.issue-2/issuetoc

Middleton, B.A, editor. 2014. Asian Wetlands Special Feature, Wetlands. With U.S. State Department and the State Forest Administration. Beijing, China. Wetlands 34:2.

Middleton, B.A., Guanghui Lin, Chris Joyce, editors. 2016 (expected). Climate change and wetlands. Ecological Society of America, Ecosystem Health and Sustainability.

 

Dissertation/Theses

Middleton, B.A. Succession and goose herbivory in monsoonal wetlands of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. /C7 http://en.scientificcommons.org/4260341

Middleton, B.A. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. M.S. Thesis.  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. /C1

Middleton, B.A. Vegetational response to grazing in sedge meadow and mesic forest communities in southern WI. Senior Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. /C1

 

Journal Articles

Ikezaki, Y., Y. Suyama, B.A. Middleton, Y. Tsumura, K. Teshima, H. Tachida, and J. Kusumi. Inference of population structure and demographic history in Taxodium distichum, a coniferous tree in North America, based on amplicon sequence analysis. IP-071507 BAO Apr 23, 2016 Powell American Journal of Botany (accepted; October 1, 2016).

Middleton, B.A. 2016. Salinity intrusion from hurricanes impacts the regeneration of coastal wetland vegetation. American Journal of Botany 103(8):1-16. http://www.amjbot.org/content/early/2016/08/18/ajb.1600062.full.pdf+html IF3.2/C_ BAO approval, Powell, May 28-2016, IP-072858. Editor selection for AJB Highlight Article.

Middleton, B.A. and N. Souter. 2016. Functional integrity of wetlands, hydrologic alteration and freshwater availability. ESA Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2(1):e01200.doi:10.1002/ ehs2.1200. Online: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ehs2.1200/epdf IF_/C1. BAO approval, Powell, October 5, 2015. IP-067130. Altmetric=5

Middleton, B.A. 2016. Differences in impacts of Hurricane Sandy on freshwater swamps on the Delmarva Peninsula, Mid−Atlantic Coast, USA. Ecological Engineering 87: 62−70. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857415302901. IF3.5/C1 BAO: Janine Powell, 11/4/2015. IP-059151.

Middleton, B.A. 2016. Broken connections of wetland cultural knowledge. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 2(7): 10.1002/ehs2.1223 Altmetric=9 BAO: Janine Powell, 4/8/2016, IP-074554. IF_/C1.

Middleton, B.A., D. Johnson, and B. Roberts. 2015. Hydrologic remediation for the Deepwater Horizon Incident drove ancillary primary production increase in coastal swamps. Ecohydrology: 8:838−850. BAO: Janine Powell, 2/5/2015, IP-045601. IF3.0/C3 Environmental Monitor: www.fondriest.com/news/oil-flushing-mississippi-river-pulse-also-boosted... www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2015/03/09/latest-mississippi-river-delta-news-march-09-2015/  Altmetric=10

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1625/epdf; Altmetric = 10, top rated paper in Ecohydrology.

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, and C.B. Davis. 2015. Response to water depth and clipping of twenty−three plant species in an Indian monsoonal wetland. Aquatic Botany 126: 38-47. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030437701500073X  BAO Approval Elizabeth Browers, 6/15/2015 IP-055617 AudioSlides: IP-066864 10/21/2015 Center Doyle. IF2.2/C2 Altmetric=1  Downloads = 543, MOST DOWNLOADED ARTICLE. http://audioslides.elsevier.com//ViewerSmall.aspx?source=1&doi=10.1016/j.aquabot.2015.06.004 I   10.1016/j.aquabot.2015.06.004

Martinez, A.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2015. Core-satellite hypothesis and native versus exotic species in secondary succession. Plant Ecology 216:419−427. BAO: Janine Powell, December 31, 2014, IP-059474.  http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11258-015-0446-z#page-1. IF1.9/C1 Altmetric=8

Middleton, B.A. 2015. Decomposition. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Oxford University Press, UK. www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199830060/obo-9780199....BAO: Janine Powell, April 28, 2014, IP-053759. IF/C_

Turnipseed, P., and B.A. Middleton. 2014. Foreward: function, classification and management of Asian wetlands. Wetlands 34:211-212. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13157-014-0519-0. BAO: Janine Powell, January 30, 2014, IP-05913. IF1.6/C_

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Rediscovering traditional vegetation management in preserves: trading experiences between cultures and continents. Biological Conservation 158:271-279. IF4.7/ C23 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.10.003 Reviews of article: https://plus.google.com/ 101756210504597080402/posts/8Bt Gi1cZJua Distinction: Top article list: www.science20.com. Altmetric=4

Wang, G., B.A. Middleton, and M. Jiang. 2013. Restoration potential of sedge meadows in hand-cultivated soybean fields in northeastern China. Restoration Ecology 21:801-808. IF2.2/C6 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rec.12015/abstract

Anemaet, E., and B. A. Middleton. 2013. Dendrometer bands made easy: using modified cable ties to measure incremental growth of trees. Applications in Plant Sciences 1(9):1300044. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/apps.1300044. IP-045743, BAO approval, 8/5/2013, Janine Powell. IF/C3 Altmetric=37: top 5% of articles; Distinction: Science Daily: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826183112.htm; Scoop It: www.scoop.it/t/plant-breeding-and-genomics-news/p/4006682364/2013/08/27/...

Middleton, B.A., and M. Jiang. 2013. Use of sediment amendment to rehabilitate the vegetation of sinking baldcypress swamps in coastal forests, Louisiana. Ecological Engineering 54:183-191. IF3.5/C7 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857413000402Distinction: Environmental Monitor Interview: http://www.fondriest.com.

Tanaka, A., M. Ohtani, Y. Suyama, N. Inomata, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton, H. Tachida, and J. Kusumi. 2012. Population genetic structure of a widespread coniferous tree Taxodium distichum in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley and Florida. Tree Genetics & Genomes 8:1135-1147. IF2.4/C3 www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11295-012-0501-z IP-030603

Middleton, B.A., and K. McKee. 2012. Can elevated CO2 modify regeneration from seed banks in freshwater wetlands subjected to rising sea-level? Hydrobiologia 683:123-133. IF2.1/C2 www.springerlink.com/content/l781862568276815/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2011. Soil warming alters seed bank responses across the geographic range of freshwater Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) swamps. American Journal of Botany 98:1943–1955. IF3.2/C3 Altmetric=1 www.amjbot.org/content/early/2011/11/10/ajb.1100246.full.pdf+html

Jiang, M. and B.A. Middleton. 2011. Soil characteristics of sediment-amended coastal baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps in Louisiana. Wetlands 31:735–744 IF1.6/C1 www.springerlink.com/content/a7pv1r1n4k556757/ or www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/13157/2011/00000031/00000004/00000189

Kusumi, J., L. Zidong, L., T. Kado, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton and H. Tachida. 2010. Multilocus patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and demographic change in Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) in the lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. American Journal of Botany 121:1848-1857. IF3.2/C5 www.amjbot.org/content/97/11/1848.full

McKee, K., B.A. Middleton, E. Proffitt, and D. Devlin. 2009. Perspectives on mosquito impoundments in eastern Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 389:301. IF3.2/C_ www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m389p301.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and G. J. Smith. 2009. Foreword: Hurricanes and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Wetlands 29:1. IF1.6/C3 www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration of coastal marsh vegetation impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Wetlands 29:54-65. IF1.5/C19 www.springerlink.com/content/t51825652q484759/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the forest structure of baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast. Wetlands 29:80-87. IF1.6/C12 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/08-73.1

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on tree regeneration in baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast. Wetlands 29:135-141. IF1.6/C7 http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/08-31.1

Ramsey, E. III, A. Rangoonwala, B.A. Middleton and Z. Lu. 2009. Satellite optical and radar data used to track wetland forest impact and short-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Wetlands 29:66-79. IF1.6/C19 www.springerlink.com/content/30lq8g33m3j67722/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration potential of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps and climate change. Plant Ecology 202:257-274. IF1.9/C15 www.springerlink.com/content/u11r4222054v8100/

Elsey-Quirk, T., B. Middleton and E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed dispersal and seedling emergence in a created and natural salt marsh on the Gulf of Mexico coast in southwest Louisiana, USA. Restoration Ecology 17:422-432. IF2.2/C15 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00398.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Elsey-Quirk, T., B.A. Middleton, and C.E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed flotation and germination of salt marsh plants: The effects of stratification, salinity and/or inundation regime. Aquatic Botany 91:40-45. IF2.2/C24 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377009000266

Middleton B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt, K. McKee, and K. Cretini. 2008. Characteristics of mangrove swamps managed for mosquito control in eastern FL. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:117-129. IF3.2/C5 www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m371p117.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and X. Ben Wu. 2008. Landscape spatial distribution and anthropogenic change of seed banks in forested wetlands in the northern Mississippi River Alluvial Valley.  EcoScience 15:231-240. IF1.6/C8 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2980/15-2-2882

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen. 2006. Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone – Present status, threats, conservation and restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 9:157-162. IF2.4/C110

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00664.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A., B. Holsten and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Biodiversity management of fens and fen meadows by grazing, cutting and burning. Applied Vegetation Science 9:307-316. IF2.4/C80 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00680.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A., K. Jensen and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Seed dispersal in fens. Applied Vegetation Science 9:279-284. IF2.4/C31

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00677.x/abstract

Thomas, J.R., B.A. Middleton and D.J. Gibson. 2006. A landscape perspective of stream corridor invasion and habitat characteristics of an exotic (Dioscorea oppositifolia) in a pristine watershed in southern Illinois. Biological Invasions 133:1103-1113. IF3.0/C27

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/jifBiolInvonlineversion.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/98248wh7m225m037/

Honu, Y.A.K., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2006. Response of Tridens flavus to soil nutrients and disturbance in an early successional old field. Journal Torrey Botanical Club 133:421-428. IF1.7/C1 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3159/1095-5674%282006%29133%5B421:ROTFLA%5D2.0.CO;2

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2005. Primary production in an impounded baldcypress swamp (Taxodium distichum) at the northern limit of the range. Wetlands Ecology and Management 13:15-24. IF1.1/C19 www.environmental-expert.com/Files/6063/articles/5029/M08717V73N23L0Q6.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/m08717v73n23l0q6/

Sengupta, R., B. Middleton, C. Yan, M. Zuro and H. Hartman. 2005. Landscape characteristics of Rhizophora mangle forests and propagule deposition in coastal environments of Florida. Landscape Ecology 20:63-72. IF3.7/C15 www.springerlink.com/content/p2n690l10x6873r1/

Thomas, J.R., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2005. Water dispersal of vegetative bulbils of the invasive exotic Dioscorea oppositifolia L. in southern Illinois. Journal Torrey Botanical Club 132:187-196. IF1.7/C16 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/ThomasJTBS05.pdf

Gibson, D.J., B.A. Middleton, K. Foster, Y.A. Honu, E. Hoyer. 2005. Species frequency dynamics in an old-field succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:415-422. IF3.4/C24

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/GibsonetalJVS05.pdf  OR

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2005.tb02381.x/abstract

Taylor, J. and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Comparison of litter decomposition in natural vs. coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Land Degradation and Development 15:1-8. IF1.3/C20 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.625/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Use of a latitudinal gradient in bald cypress production to examine physiological controls on biotic boundaries and potential responses to environmental change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13:247-258. IF7.2/C29 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-822X.2004.00088.x/pdf

Barko, V.A., Beth A. Burke, David J. Gibson, and Beth A. Middleton. 2004. Seedling growth of Wisconsin fast plants (Brassica rapa) in field environments. Ecological Society of America: Experiments to Teach Ecology. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v1/experiments/fastplants/fastplants.html  

Brandon, A.L., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Mechanisms for dominance in an early old field by the invasive exotic Lespedeza cuneata. Biological Invasions 6:483-493. IF2.1/C59 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/brandonetal04.pdf  

Ture, C., N. Akanil Bingol, B.A. Middleton. 2004. Characterization of the habitat of Lythrum salicaria L. in floodplain forests in western Turkey – Effects on stem height and seed production. Wetlands 24:711-716. IF1.8/C14 www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/0277-5212%282004%29024%5B0711%3ACOTHOL%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. and J. Grace. 2004. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives.  Book review. Restoration Ecology 12:610-611. IF2.2

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118799822/PDFSTART

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Soil seed banks and the potential restoration of forested wetland after farming. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:1025-1034. IF5.5/C112 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2003.00866.x/full

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Nonequilibrium dynamics of sedge meadows grazed by cattle in southern Wisconsin. Plant Ecology 161:89-110. IF1.9/C35 www.springerlink.com/content/v0l42625k0g21141/

Xiao, N., D.A. Bennett, B. Middleton, and K. Fessel. 2002. SISM: a multiscale model cypress swamp regeneration. Geographical & Environmental Modelling 6:99-116. IF0.9/C11 www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13615930220127314

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Winter burning and the reduction of Cornus sericea in sedge meadows in southern Wisconsin. Restoration Ecology 10:1-8. IF2.2/C31 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.01053.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2001. Degradation of mangrove tissues and implications for peat formation in Belizean island forests. Journal of Ecology 89:818-828. IF6.2/C165 Featured in Science, Editor’s Choice. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.0022-0477.2001.00602.x/full

Middleton, B.A. 2001. A case for wetland restoration. Book review. Restoration Ecology 9:247-248. IF2.2/C2 www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118995575/PDFSTART

Spyreas, G., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2001. Effects of endophyte infection in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea: Poaceae) on community diversity. International Journal of Plant Science 162:1237-1245. IF2.0/C35 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/IJPS2001.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Hydrochory, seed banks, and regeneration dynamics across landscape boundaries in a forested wetland. Plant Ecology 146:169-184. IF1.9/C144 www.springerlink.com/content/w28pp67819819074/

Gibson, D. J., B.A. Middleton, G.W. Saunders, M. Mathis. W.T Weaver, J. Neely, J. Rivera and M. Oyler. 1999. Learning by doing ecology: long term field experiments in ecology. IF0.3/C12 American Biology Teacher 61:217-222. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4450654?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902219473

Rice, M., B.A. Middleton and D. Gibson. 1999. Fractal analysis of movement pathways in vegetated and unvegetated microlandscapes. Bios 1:176-184. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4608479?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902222123

Oyler, M., J. Rivera, M. Roffel, D. J. Gibson, B.A. Middleton and M. Mathis. 1999. The macaroni lab: a directed inquiry project on predator-prey relationships. American Biology Teacher 40:39-41. IF0.3/C1 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/gibson/macaron.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Succession and herbivory in monsoonal wetlands. Wetland Ecology and Management 6:189-202. IF0.3/C22 www.springerlink.com/content/r30811h62j6741u5/

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Flood pulsing in restoration: a feasible alternative for India? Journal of the Ecological Society 12:10-14.

Mathis, M. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Simulated herbivory and vegetation dynamics in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 7:392-398. IF2.2/C9 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.1999.72034.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. 1998. The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:93-95. IF2.7/C8 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674  

Middleton, B.A. 1998. Reply to: The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:95-98. IF2.7/C8 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674

Middleton, B.A., E. Sanchez-Rojas, B. Suedmeyer and A. Michels. 1997. Fire in a tropical dry forest of Central America: A natural part of the disturbance regime? Biotropica 29:515-517.  IF2.6/C31 www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2388944?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901

Akanil, N. and B.A. Middleton. 1997. Leaf litter decomposition along the Porsuk River, Eskisehir, Turkey. Canadian Journal of Botany 75:1394-1397. IF1.4/C25 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853 OR www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Ecology of greenways. Book review.  Restoration Ecology 3: 319-322.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Seed banks and species richness potential of coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 3:311-318. IF2.2/C15

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.1995.tb00099.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and U. Melkania. 1995. Decomposition of wet grassland species in a stream of the Himalayan terai, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 21:163-168. www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v21/abstrv21_163.asp

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Sampling devices for the measurement of seed rain and hydrochory in rivers. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 122:152-155. IF1.0/C37 www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2996454?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901569553

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Decomposition and litter production in a northern bald cypress swamp.  Journal of Vegetation Science 5:271-274. IF3.4/C10 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3236160.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and E. Sanchez. 1994. Microhistological analysis of food habits in the tropics.  Vida Silvestre 3:41-47. IF0.5/C5

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Management of monsoonal wetlands for Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 20:1263-171. /C2 www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v20/abstrv20_163.asp

van der Valk, A. G., B.A. Middleton, R. L. Williams, D. H. Mason and C. Davis. 1993. The biomass of an Indian monsoonal wetland before and after being overgrown with Paspalum distichum. Vegetatio 109:81-90. IF1.9/C18 www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B. A. 1993. Habitat and food preferences of geese overwintering in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 8:181-193. IF1.8/C9

www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2559700.pdf  OR  www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5248088

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, C.B. Davis, D.H. Mason, and R.L. Williams. 1992. Litter decomposition in an Indian monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum.  Wetlands 12:37-44. IF1.4/C20 www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/

Middleton, B.A. and D.H. Mason. 1992. Seed herbivory by nilgai, feral cattle, and wild boar in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Biotropica 24:538-543. IF2.6/C25 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2389017.pdf

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, R.L. Williams, D.J. Mason, and C.B. Davis. 1991. Vegetation dynamics and seed banks of a monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum in northern India. Aquatic Botany 40:239-259. IF2.2/C54 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304377091900619

Middleton, B.A. 1990. Effect of water depth and clipping frequency on the growth and survival of four wetland plant species. Aquatic Botany 37:189-196. IF2.2/C33 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030437709090091X

Middleton, B.A.1988. Food habits of geese in northern India. Journal of the Ecological Society (India) 1:37-45. /C8

Middleton, B.A. and A.G. van der Valk. 1987. The food habits of Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India. Wildfowl 38:94-102. /C14 http://wildfowl.wwt.org.uk/index.php/wildfowl/article/view/774/774

Middleton, B.A. and D.J. Schimpf. 1986. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. Canadian Journal of Botany 64:1671-1674. IF1.4/C2 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b86-223

 

Taxonomic citations of herbarium specimens

Judziewicz, E.J. and R.G. Koch. 1993. Flora and vegetation of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore and Madeline Island, Ashland and Bayfield Counties, Wisconsin. Michigan Botanist 32: 43-189 (108 specimens collected by Middleton cited.)

Epstein, E.J., E.J. Judziewicz, and W.A. Smith. 1997. Wisconsin’s Lake Superior coastal wetlands evaluation. A report to the Great Lakes National Program Office, U.S.E.P.A. (rare Trisetum spicatum specimen collected by Middleton cited.)

Judziewicz, E.J.. 2000. Wisconsin plant collection of the year. Entry: Salix planifolia,  1979, collected by Beth Middleton, Apostle Islands.

 

Book Chapters

Middleton, B.A. 2017. Invasive plant species. Encyclopedia of Ecology. C. Jorgensen, ed.  Elsevier, Oxford, UK. IP-081245 BAO  Nov 21, 2016 Powell.

Davidson N.C., B. Middleton, R. McInnes, M. Everard, K. Irvine, A.A. van Dam, C.M. Finlayson. editors. 2016. The Wetland Book. Vol. 1: Wetland structure and function, management, and methods. Introduction. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. IP-079069.

Middleton, B. 2016. Abstract for “Succession in wetlands” and Cattle grazing in wetlands”. Davidson N.C., B. Middleton, R. McInnes, M. Everard, K. Irvine, A.A. van Dam, C.M. Finlayson. editors. The Wetland Book. Vol. 1: Wetland structure and function, management, and methods. Introduction. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. IP-079379.  BAO Approval: Brouwers, 9/7/2016.

Davidson N.C., B. Middleton, R. McInnes, M. Everard, K. Irvine, A.A. van Dam, C.M. Finlayson. editors. 2016. Preface. The Wetland Book. Vol. 1: Wetland structure and function, management, and methods. Preface. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands. IP-079380.

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Water monitoring. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. Book name changed to: The Wetland Book. IP-061990, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell. www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Riverine Wetland Hydrology. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-061988, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell.www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Constructed Wetland. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Salt Marsh. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-061986, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell. www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Zonation Pattern. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. . IP-061991, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell  www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Macrophyte. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-061985, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell  www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Succession definitions. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-061989, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell  www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, Beth A. 2015. Succession in wetlands. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-026617, BAO approval 5-15-2015, Janine Powell  www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/326956.html

Middleton, B.A. 2014. Disturbances, cattle grazing. Wetland Structure and Function. Volume 1. Encyclopedia of Wetlands. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Springer, UK. (Online First). IP-026616, BAO approval 5-15-2014,  Janine Powell   www.springerreference.com/docs/html/chapterdbid/331895.html

Gibson, D.J. and Middleton, Beth A., 2014, Succession in Ecological Education. In Middleton, B.A., ed. Encyclopedia of Wetlands: Structure and Function (Vol. 1), Springer, UK. IP-040452, BAO approval 5-15-2014, Janine Powell  http://www.springerreference.com/docs/html/ chapterdbid/326961.html.

Middleton, B.A., T. Klinebecker. 2012. The effects of climate-change-induced drought and freshwater wetlands. Middleton, B.A., ed. Climate change and the function and distribution of wetlands. SWS Global Change Ecology Series, Book 1. Springer, UK. /C5 http://s1.downloadmienphi.net/file/downloadfile6/149/1382653.pdf#page=118

Middleton, B.A 2011. Multidisciplinary approaches to research in global change ecology. In: B. LePage, ed. Wetlands: integrating multidisciplinary concepts. Pages 129-136. Springer, UK. /C3 Downloads: 2033

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Cornus sericea. CABI invasive species compendium. CABI, UK.  www.cabi.org/isc/?compid=5&dsid=16312&loadmodule=datasheet&page=481&site...

Brinson, M. M., B. E. Bedford, B. Middleton, and J. Verhoeven. 2008. Temperate freshwater wetlands: Response to gradients in moisture regime, human alterations, and economic status. Pages 127-140 in N. Polunin (editor). Aquatic Ecosystems – Trends & Global Prospects. Cambridge University Press, UK. /C1 www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Ecosystems-Trends-Global-Prospects/dp/0521833272

Middleton, B.A. 2008. Invasive species. Encyclopedia of Ecology. C. Jorgensen, ed.  Elsevier, Oxford, UK. www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/ecology/overview.html

Middleton, B.A., A.B. Grootjans, K. Jensen, H.Olde Venterink and K Margóczi. 2006. Fen management and research perspectives: an overview.  Pages 247-268 in R. Bobbink, B. Beltman, J.T.A.Verhoeven and D. Whigham (eds). Wetlands: functioning, biodiversity conservation and restoration.  Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. /C17 www.springerlink.com/content/l584p46t8j255050/

Middleton, B.A. 2005. Ecology and objective based management: case study of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Pages 86-116 in Battles Over Nature: Science and the Politics of Conservation. V. Saberwal and M. Rangarajan, eds. Permanent Black Publishers, New Delhi, India. /C10 books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=kPDkfki-6cEC&oi=fnd&pg= PA86&dq=Middleton+Decomposition+of+wet+grassland+&ots =M3ABTt7CXS&sig=DkS1yNliN754Jqpkuv2aa36tuBo  

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing in the regeneration and maintenance of species in riverine forested wetlands of the southeastern United States. Pages 223-294 in B. Middleton (editor).  Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance. John Wiley and Sons, New York. /C17 http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq =flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Middleton, B.A. 2002. The flood pulse concept in restoration. Pages 1-10 in B. Middleton (editor). Flood pulsing and wetland restoration: Case histories from North America. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance. John Wiley & Sons, New York. /C57 http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/72/04714180/0471418072.pdf

 

Reports and Maps

Davis, C.B., A.G. van der Valk, D.H. Mason, B.A. Middleton, and R.L. Williams. 1988. Ecology of a semitropical monsoonal wetland in India. Final Report, Smithsonian #4013600, Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio. /C1

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, southern Illinois.  Final Report, Office Research & Administration Development (#2-11770), Carbondale, IL.  

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Improvement of plant diversity in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands through treatment of the seed bank during drawdown. Final Report, National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Carbondale, IL.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. The role of flooding in seed dispersal: restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, Illinois. Final Report, U.S. Geological Survey and Water Resources Center, UILU-URC-94-220. /C15 http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/iwrc/pdf/220.pdf

Starr, E. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Vegetation overlay of the cypress quad.  (Mapping project in ArcInfo as part of the larger project, “A natural resources survey of the Cache River Watershed”. Natural Resources Conservation Service, Champaign/Carbondale, IL.

O'Neil, L.J., A.C. Webb, and B. Middleton. 2001. Habitat suitability index model: cypress/tupelo community in southern Illinois. February 2001. ERDC/EL TR-01-xx, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Bennett, D., B. Middleton, S. Kraft, C. Lant, R. Sengupta, J. Beaulieau, D. Sharpe, K. Cook, B. Burr, R. Beck, and K. Flanagan. 2001. Ecosystem function and restoration in the Cache River Bioreserve. April 2001. Nature Conservancy, Ullin, IL. /C2

Middleton, B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt and K. McKee. 2006. Comparison of vegetation and soil development in mangrove restoration areas following various restoration procedures. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Final Report 401816N003.

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Vegetation status of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Science Investigation Report 2009-5193, U.S. Geological Survey. /C4 http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5193/

 

Fact Sheet, Open File Report

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Latitudinal variation in carbon storage to predict future changes in baldcypress swamps with global warming. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3019.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Cattle grazing and its long-term effects on sedge meadows. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3027.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Natural restoration basics for wetlands. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3053/2004-3053.htm

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Impoundment and baldcypress swamp management. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/ /C2

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Baldcypress swamp management and climate change. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1269/ /C1

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Invasive species and climate change. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/preview/of/2006/1153/pdf/of06-1153_508.pdf /C7

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Fire management in fens and wet grasslands grazed by cattle. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/

 

Popular Press/Outreach

Middleton, B.A. 1997. OTS at SIU. Liana (Newsletter of the Organization of Tropical Studies).

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Ode to my father's farm truck.  National Public Radio Commentary, Carbondale, Illinois (commentary read on October 26, 2000).

Middleton, B.A. 2001. Special ode to my father's farm truck. Lodi Enterprise. January 4, 2001.

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Lost and found. Natural History 3:88. IF0.1     https://archive.org/stream/naturalhistory11202unse#page/88/mode/2up/sear...

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Katrina’s dance of destruction and renewal. SWS Research Briefs

www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/middleton_061209.PDF Times Accessed Online=1443.

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate past, climate future: a story of aquatic plants. Sound Waves, USGS. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/08/fieldwork3.html

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Old data, new problems. SWS Research Briefs. www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/ Times Accessed Online=1234.

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Conservation in an age of climate change. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:25.

Middleton, B.A. 2014. Continents apart in vegetation management. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:5-6.

Middleton, B.A. 2016. Plot locator for field ecologists. App for Android phone using MIT App Inventor II. IP-078975.