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Joseph A. Bishop

302 Walker Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: 814.863.3530
Cell: 814.876.3857
FAX: 814.865.3378
E-mail: jab190@psu.edu

education:

  • Pennsylvania State University - Ph.D. Ecology
  • Pennsylvania State University - M.S. Ecology
  • Ohio State University - B.S. (With Honors) Natural Resource Development

professional activities

  • 2000–present: Research Assistant, Riparia (formerly the Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center), Penn State University
  • 1994–present: Science Advisor, ACEER Foundation ( Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research), geographic information systems (GIS) and ecological survey support in Lima, Iquitos, and Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • 2000–present: Technical Advisor, Pennsylvania Audubon Society
  • 1993–2000: Graduate Research Assistant, Pennsylvania’s Gap Analysis Project, Penn State
  • 1991–1993: Associate in Research, Organization for Tropical Studies, La Selva Biological Research Station, Costa Rica
  • 1990–1991: The Nature Conservancy, Connecticut Heritage Program, Hartford, Connecticut
  • 1984–1989: Environmental Planner/Aerial Photographer, Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Columbus, Ohio

service

  • 2003–present: Board of Directors, The Clearwater Conservancy, State College, Pennsylvania
  • 2000–present: Science and Education Advisory Committee, ACEER Foundation ( Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research)

selected teaching

  • 1998: Instructor, Forestry 455 (Au 98), Remote Sensing and GIS for Forestry Applications
  • 1995–2001: Introductory GIS & Remote sensing as applied to Tropical Ecology to Latin American graduate students with the ACEER Foundation and the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS): June 1999, June 2000 & June 2001; and for Peruvian Professionals: June 1995, February 1996 & March 1997.

selected publications

Goodrich, L. J., M. Brittingham, J. A. Bishop, and P. Barber. 2006. An interagency-led effort: biodiversity conservation in Pennsylvania: a summary of the status of wildlife habitat and habitat threats statewide. Pages 559-567 in R. B. McKinstry Jr., C. M. Ripp, and E. Lisy editors. Biodiversity Conservation Handbook: State, Local & Private Protection of Biological Diversity. The Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

Myers, W. L., J. A. Bishop, and R. P. Brooks. 2006. Landscape –Level Habitat Modeling and Mapping for Conservation Planning: Pennsylvania GAP Analysis. Pages 113-126 in R.B. McKinstry Jr., C.M. Ripp, and E. Lisy editors. Biodiversity Conservation Handbook: State, Local & Private Protection of Biological Diversity. The Environmental Law Institute, Washington, D.C.

Myers, W. L., M. McKenney-Easterling, K. Hychka, B. Griscom, J. A. Bishop, A. Bayard, G. L. Rocco, R. P. Brooks, G. Constantz, G. P. Patil and C. Taillie. 2006. Contextual clustering for configuring collaborative conservation of watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic Highlands. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 13 (4): 391-407.

O'Connell, T. J., J. A. Bishop, and R. P. Brooks. 2007. Sub-sampling data from the North American Breeding Bird Survey for application to the Bird Community Index, an indicator of ecological condition. Ecological Indicators 7:679-691.

Bishop, J. A. and W. L. Myers. 2005. Associations between avian functional guild response and regional landscape properties for conservation planning. Ecological Indicators 5(1):33-48.

Brooks, R. P., D. H. Wardrop, J. A. Bishop, J. M. Rubbo, S. E. Laubscher, A. M. Conklin, M. M. Farr, S. J. Miller, and T. J. O’Connell. 2005. Correspondence among biological, physical, and landscape indicators in wetlands, streams, and riparian areas of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Invited for inclusion in a special issue of EcoHealth. (in review).

Wardrop, D. H., J. A. Bishop, M. Easterling, K. Hychka, W. L. Myers, G. P. Patil, and C. Taille. 2005. Use of landscape and land use parameters for classification and characterization of watersheds in the mid-Atlantic across five physiographic provinces. Journal of Environmental and Ecological Statistics 12(2):209-223.

Brooks, R. P., D. H. Wardrop, and J. A. Bishop. 2004. Assessing wetland condition on a watershed basis in the Mid-Atlantic region using synoptic land cover maps. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment  94(1):9-22.

O’Connell, T., J. Bishop, R. Mulvihill, M. Lanzone, T. Miller, and R. Brooks. 2004. Sampling design for Pennsylvania’s 2nd Breeding Bird Atlas: 2004-2009. Report No. 2004-02, Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center, University Park, PA. 104p.

Patil, G. P., J. A. Bishop, W. L. Myers, C. Tallie, R. Varney, and D. H. Wardrop. 2004. Detection and delineation of critical areas using echelons and spatial scan statistics with synoptic cellular data. Invited paper to appear in Environmental and Ecological Statistics: Special Issue on Multiscale Advanced Raster Map Analysis 11,139-164.

Goodrich, L. J., M. Brittingham, J. A. Bishop, and P. Barber. 2002. Wildlife habitat in Pennsylvania: past, present, and future. Published by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, in cooperation with Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania Game Commission, and Governor's Conservation Advisor. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Pp 1-236.

Bishop, J. A. 2000. Associations between avian functional guild response and regional landscape properties for conservation planning. M.S. Thesis. The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802.

Myers, W., J. Bishop, R. Brooks, T. O’Connell, D. Argent, G. Storm, J. Stauffer, and R. Carline. 2000. Pennsylvania Gap Analysis Project: Leading Landscapes for Collaborative Conservation. School of Forest Resources, Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Environmental Resources Research Institute, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania, 16802.

Wentz, E. A. and J. A. Bishop. 1998. Geographic information system and database management at a tropical rainforest research station. Pages 83-95 in B.G. Savitsky, and T.E. Lacher Jr., editors. GIS Methodologies for Developing Conservation Strategies: Tropical Forest Recovery and Wildlife Management in Costa Rica. Columbia University Press, New York, New York.

Struhsaker, T. T., R. H. Wiley, and J. A. Bishop. 1997. Conservation Survey of Rio Tapiche, Loreto, Peru. The Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER) to the Department of Loreto, Iquitos, Peru.

selected presentations

Bishop, J. A., D. H. Wardrop, D. W. Ombalski, and K. C. Hychka. 2004. Wetland prediction in a changing landscape: improving NWI based on topographic driven models within a GIS. AWRA (American Water Resources Association) GIS Applications Specialty Conference, May, 2004, Nashville, TN.

Bishop, J. A., D. H. Wardrop, M. Easterling, K. C. Hychka, W. L. Myers, G. P. Patil, and C. Taille. 2002. Use of landscape and land use parameters for classification and characterization of watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic across five physiographic provinces. EPA - All EaGLes meetings. Annapolis, MD. December 2002.

Pringle, C. M., R. J. Vargas, and J. A. Bishop. 1994. Conservation of stream drainages on Costa Rica's Atlantic slope: The importance of understanding landscape linkages. Poster presentation. International Meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology and the Association for Tropical Biology, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.