CURRENT AND RECENTLY COMPLETED
TOPICS OF RESEARCH

Terry L. Derting

Current:

Five-Year Mist Net and Acoustic Survey for Bats at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area (U.S. Forest Service)


Occurrence of burying beetles, mammalian and avian prey, and scavengers on potential re-introduction sites for Nicrophorus americanus (American Burying Beetle) at Land-Between-the-Lakes National Recreation Area. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Kentucky Academy of Science Special Research Program)


Completed Projects:

Roost tree creation and monitoring for the endangered Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis) (with Santiago Martin; US Fish and Wildlife Service and Kentucky Natural Lands Trust)


FIRST IV: Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching for Postdoctoral Research Scholars (with Dr. Diane Ebert-May, NSF DUE CCLI Phase III)


Impacts of anthropogenic disturbance on the health of white-footed mice (with Drs. Renee Fister, Maeve McCarthy, Chris Mecklin, David Roach, Nicole Gerlanc, and Howard Whiteman; NSF UBM-RUI: Biology and Mathematics in Population Studies)


DyKnow Software Suite Implementation (with Dr. Renee Fister and Mr. Greg Gierhart)


A Campus-wide initiative to develop, deploy, and assess five models of technology-enhanced teaching and learning (with Dr. Ricky Cox; HP Technology for Teaching 2006 Higher Education Leadership Grant)


Integrating inquiry-based teaching and a technology-rich environment to improve student learning  (with Dr. Ricky Cox and Linda Miller; HP Technology for Teaching Grant Initiative)


Effects of habitat size on stress, immunocompetence, and parasitic infection in free-living populations of white-footed mice (with Dr. Claire Fuller;  NSF EPSCoR and the Committee on Institutional Studies and Research)


Immunocompetence as a component of energy budgets  and life-history strategies of mammals I

Immunocompetence as a component of energy budgets and life-history strategies of mammals II (HHMI and the Committee on Institutional Studies and Research)


The effects of testosterone on immunocompetence:  immunosuppression or immunoredistribution? (HHMI and the Committee on Institutional Studies and Research)
Reconstructing the introductory biology program using inquiry-based approaches (NSF CCLI A&I)
Faculty Institutes for Reforming Science Teaching II (NSF CCLI-ND)
Using GIS and Kentucky Gap Analysis Data in the Middle and High School Science Curriculum (United States Geological Survey and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources)

Vertebrate Distribution Mapping Component of the Kentucky Gap Analysis Project (United States Geological Survey and the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources)


Assessment of the Terrestrial Small Mammal Fauna of Terrapin Creek State Nature Preserve (Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission)
Consequences of Male Chemosignals and Condition on Female Reproductive Success (NSF EPSCoR and the Committee on Institutional Studies and Research)