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Dr. Kathy Whiteman

Assistant Professor, Biology
Director, WNMU Outdoor Program


Contact

Degrees

Advising

Hobbies


CONTACT INFORMATION

Department of Natural Sciences
Western New Mexico University
Silver City, NM 88061
whitemank@wnmu.edu
Office – Harlan Hall 124
Phone – (575) 538-6202

 

DEGREES

B.F.A. 1989. Edinboro University of Pennsylvania; Major: Ceramic Art
B.S. 2000. Western New Mexico University; Major: Botany
M.S. 2004. New Mexico State University; Major: Biology
Ph.D. 2010. New Mexico State University; Major Biology

ADVISING

TBA

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Physiological ecology of Juniperus, Platanus and Populus species
Conservation of southwestern riparian ecosystems
Community and landscape ecology (specifically biogeographic provinces of the Southwestern US)
Dendrochronology
Experiential education
Inquiry-based teaching methods
Human/environment interactions

 

HOBBIES


Backpacking, reading, making art, New Mexico history, horseback riding, mule packing

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS


Association for Experiential Education
Association of Outdoor and Recreation Education
Ecological Society of America
Environmental Education Association of New Mexico
Native Plant Society of New Mexico
New Mexico Science Teachers Association
North American Association for Environmental Education
Western Bat Working Group

MANUSCRIPTS, ABSTRACTS AND PROFESSIONAL REPORTS

Whiteman, K.E. 2012. Eco Smarts. New Mexico works to boost environmental literacy. Desert Exposure, July. On-line content available at: http://www.desertexposure.com/201207/201207_eco_smarts.php

Whiteman, K.E. 2012. Impacts of environmental education efforts on 5th grade learning: The Mimbres Biodiversity Project. Final report for professional services contract 12-516-0000-00026, submitted to New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Whiteman, K.E. 2102. Growing pains. Environmental Education Association of New Mexico Newsletter 20(1):1-2.

Ramsey, M. A. and K. E. Whiteman. 2011. Range extension for lesser long-nosed bat in New Mexico? New Mexico Chapter of the Wildlife Society 1st One Day Chapter Conference and Habitat Connectivity Workshop; UNM Science and Technology Park, Albuquerque, NM.

Whiteman, K. E. Recent establishment of drought tolerant one-seed juniper (Juniperus monosperma) in riparian corridors of southwestern New Mexico. Submitted

Whiteman, K. 2011. Effects of outreach efforts on public awareness of the Waterworks Restoration Project. Final Report for grant #360-000-531-51-30, submitted to the Town of Silver City, NM.

Whiteman, K.E. 2011. Impact of outdoor education programming on 4th and 5th grade learners in Grant County, NM. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Final Report.

Whiteman, K.E. 2010. Xeric adapted trees in mesic landscapes. Native Plant Society of New Mexico.†

Whiteman, K. E. 2006. Distribution of salt cedar (Tamarix spp. L) along an unregulated river in southwest New Mexico, U.S.A. Journal of Arid Environments 64:364-368.

Whiteman, K. E. 2003. Inventory of salt cedar (Tamarix spp.) on the East Fork, Middle Fork, and

Main Stem of the Gila River in Grant and Catron counties, NM. USDA Forest Service Report. Supervisorís office, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM.

Whiteman, K. E. 2002. Inventory of purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria) on Sapillo Creek and its confluence with the Gila River in Grant County, NM. USDA Forest Service Report. Supervisorís office, Gila National Forest, Silver City, NM.

 


 
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