Norman A. Slade
Quantitative Ecology, Population Dynamics
Ph.D., Utah State University
Curator of Mammals - Natural History Museum
Phone: (785) 864-3673
Fax: (785) 864-5335
Biol 570 Introduction to Biostatistics
Biol 842 Biometry 2
Biol 943 Multivariate Data Analysis
W. T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 1999
Favorite Professor of Biology, Class of 2000
Archie and Nancy Dykes Award for Undergraduate Teaching and Mentoring, 2004
Joseph Grinnell Award for Excellence in Education, American Society of Mammalogists, 2004
Louise Byrd Graduate Educator Award, 2005
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Career Achievement Teaching Award, 2006
Area of Interest and Research
- Conducting research on:
1) the impact of environmental stochasticity on population growth and projection matrices, and on
2) applications of capture-recapture techniques to nontraditional types of data.
- Teaching statistics and population ecology.
Reed, A. W. and N. A. Slade. 2009. Environmental correlates to survival and reproduction in old-field rodents. Journal of Mammalogy 90:680–685.
Alexander, H. M., N. A. Slade, W. D. Kettle, G. A. Pittman, and A. W. Reed. 2009. Detection, survival rates, and dynamics of a cryptic plant, Asclepias meadii: applications of mark-recapture models to long-term monitoring studies. Journal of Ecology 97:267–276.
Wang, G., J. O. Wolff, S. H. Vessey, N. A. Slade, J. W. Witham, J. F. Merritt, M. L. Hunter, Jr, and S. P. Ellis. 2009. Comparative population dynamics of Peromyscus leucopus in North America: influences of climate, food, and density dependence. Population Ecology 51:133–144.
Reed, A. W. and N. A. Slade. 2008. Density-dependent recruitment in grassland small mammals. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:57-65.Reed, A. W. and N. A. Slade. 2007. Demography and environmental stochasticity: Empirical estimates of survival in three grassland rodents. Journal of Zoology 272:110–115.
Reed, A. W., and N. A. Slade. 2006. Environmental stochasticity: Empirical estimates of survival of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Canadian Journal of Zoology 84:635–642.
Reed, A. W., and N. A. Slade. 2006. Demography and environmental stochasticity: Empirical estimates of cotton rat survival. Journal of Mammalogy 87:433–439.
Brady, M. J., and N. A. Slade. 2004. Long-term dynamics of a grassland rodent community. Journal of Mammalogy 83:552–561.
Eifler, M. A., N. A. Slade, and T. J. Doonan. 2003. The effect of supplemental food on the growth rates of neonatal, young, and adult cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) in northeastern Kansas, USA. Acta Oecologica 24:187–193.
Slade, N. A., H. M. Alexander, and D. Kettle. 2003. Estimation of population size and probabilities of survival and detection in Mead's milkweed. Ecology 84:791–797.
Swihart, R. K., J. Feng, N. A. Slade, D. Mason, and T. M. Gehring. 2001. Effects of habitat destruction and resource supplementation in a predator-prey metapopulation model. Journal of Theoretical Biology 210:287–303.
Brady, M. J., and N. A. Slade. 2001. Diversity of a grassland rodent community at varying temporal scales: the role of ecologically dominant species. Journal of Mammalogy 82:974–983.
Oli, M. K., N. A. Slade and F. S. Dobson. 2001. Effect of density reduction on Uinta ground squirrels: Analysis of life table response experiments. Ecology 82:1921–1929.
Stokes, M. K., N. A. Slade, and S. M. Blair. 2001. Influences of weather and moonlight on activity patterns of small mammals: a biogeographic perspective. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:966–972.
Slade, N. A., and S. M. Blair. 2000. An empirical test of counts of individuals captured as indices of population size. Journal of Mammalogy 81:1035–1045.
Eifler, M. A., and N. A. Slade. 1999. Effect of weather on individual growth rates in cotton rats, Sigmodon hispidus. Journal of Mammalogy 80:1277–1287.
Slade, N. A. 1999. Randomization tests using standard statistical software. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 80:179–180.
Peterson, A. T. and N. A. Slade. 1998. Extrapolating inventory results into biodiversity estimates and the importance of stopping rules. Diversity and Distributions 4:95–105.
Eifler, M. A. and N. A. Slade. 1998. Activity patterns in relation to body mass and ambient temperature among overwintering cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 75:668–672.
Slade, N. A. and L. A. Russell. 1998. Distances as indices to movements and home-range size from trapping records of small mammals. Journal of Mammalogy 79:346–353.
Slade, N. A., R. Gomulkiewicz, and H. M. Alexander. 1998. Alternatives to Robinson and Redford's method of assessing overharvest from incomplete demographic data. Conservation Biology 12:148–155.
Slade, N.A., L.A. Russell and T.J. Doonan, 1997. The impact of supplemental food on movements of prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). Journal of Mammalogy 78: 1149–1155.
Gomulkiewicz, R. and N.A. Slade, 1997. Legal standards and the significance of DNA evidence. Human Biology 69: 675–688.
Alexander, H.M., N.A. Slade and D. Kettle, 1997. Application of mark-recapture models to estimation of the population size of plants. Ecology 78: 1230–1237.
Swihart, R.K. and N.A. Slade, 1997. On testing for independence of animal movements. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 2:48–63.
Master of Arts:
Gregory Glass (1979; PhD, University of Kansas)
Rosetta Arrigo (1980, with R. Johnston; Computer Services, New York Parks Dept.)
Ronald DeBry (1982, with R. Hoffmann; PhD, Michigan State University)
Juli Armstrong (1984, with R. Holt; PhD, Stanford University)
Charlotte Iskjaer (1987; Research biologist, Zoological Society of London)
Michael Stokes (1990; PhD, University of Kansas)
Robert Griffin (1992; PhD, University of Rhode Island)
Susan Blair (1992; Quality manager, Ames Goldsmith Corp., Glens Falls, New York)
Michael Campbell (1993; Free-lance journalist)
Shelley Crain (1998; Environmental education coordinator, Kansas City, MO)
Charlotte Cates (2006; Research assistant, United Biosource Corp., Washington, DC)
Doctor of Philosophy:
Bruce Carnes (1980; Assoc. Professor, University of Oklahoma)
Gregory Glass (1983; Professor, Johns Hopkins University)
Robert Swihart (1985; Professor, Purdue University)
John Sauer (1985; Wildlife Biologist, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center)
Marianna Wood (1991; Assoc. Prof., Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania)
Terry Doonan (1993, co-advised with R. Holt; Nongame biologist, Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Comm.)
Michael Stokes (1994; Assoc. Prof., Western Kentucky University)
Maria Eifler (1998, with R. Timm; Collections specialist, Lawrence, Kansas)
David Watson (1999, co-advised with A. T. Peterson, Lecturer, Charles Sturt Univ., Bathurst, Australia)
Anne Michels (2000, with W. Dimmick; Assist. Prof., Central New Mexico Comm. College, Albuquerque)
Matthew Brady (2001, Assoc. Prof., Lewis-Clark State College)
William Cook (2003, with R. Holt; Assist. Prof., Saint Cloud State Univ.)
Christy McCain (2003, with R. Timm; Assist. Prof. and Curator, Univ. Colorado)
Kathleen Nuckolls (current, co-advised with K. Armitage; Dissertation project: Population biology of yellow-bellied marmots)