Daniel Slone, Ph.D.

Biography

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Entomology, Oregon State University, 1999 [Ph.D. Dissertation: Spatial Patterns of Predaceous and Phytophagous Apple Mites (Acari: Eriophyidae, Phytoseiidae, Stigmaeidae, Tetranychidae): Intra- and Interspecific Relationships] 

B.A., Biology (with honors) and B.A., Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1992  

RESEARCH

Dan Slone works with population and habitat data analyses and simulation models, generally with West Indian manatees, Florida crocodillians, and seagrasses. 

BACKGROUND

Research Ecologist, USGS Florida Integrated Science Center, Sirenia Project, Gainesville, FL: August 2004 – Present.

Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service Southern Research Station, Forest insect Research, Pineville, LA: June 2001 – August 2004.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Entomology/Nematology Dept., University of Florida: April 1999 – May 2001.

Substitute instructor for Insect Population Biology, Ent./Nem. Dept., University of Florida: March 2000.

Graduate Research Assistant, Entomology Department, Oregon State University: June 1995 - April 1999.

Instructor for Map-Making and Orienteering workshop, H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest: June 1997.

Teaching Assistant for Integrated Pest Management, Entomology Dept., Oregon State U.: Sept-Dec 1997.

Assistant instructor, computer and statistical techniques for Computers and I.P.M., Entomology Department, Oregon State University: Jan-Mar 1998.  

Committee member for Ph.D Student, ECOSUR.  2007 – Present.

Committee member and thesis project advisor (not major advisor) for Ph.D Student, University of Florida Entomology Dept.  2005 – Present.

Provided graduate research assistantship, served on committee, and advised on thesis project for MS Student, University of Florida Entomology Dept.  2001 – 2005.

Provided graduate assistantship to MS student, University of Florida Fish and Wildlife Co-op unit, 2002 – 2003.