Larry Wiedman, PhD
Professor of Biology
- PhD, Kent State University, Kent, OH - 1990
- MS, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435 - 1982
- BS, Ball State University, Muncie, IN - 1978
- Invert Marine Biology
- Enviromental Science
Awards and Recognition
- University of Saint Francis - Faculty of the Year - 2001/02
- Ball State University - Geology Honor Alum - 2003
- Board of Directors - Little River Wetlands Restoration Project - 2010/present
- Huntington Co. Solid Waste Management District - Citizen Advisory Board - 1999/present
- Science Adviser to IN Governor Mitch Daniel on Carbon Cap and Trade - 2009
- Appointed to Fort Wayne Combined Sewer Drainage Promotion Group - 2008/09
- Appointed to Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard's Green Ribbon Task Force - 2006/07
- Chair, Board of Directors, Indiana Natural History Society - 1994/96
- Auckland Institute of Technology Foundation/Fulbright Foundation, Visiting Expert Program Scholar - Auckland, New Zealand - 1993
- Board of Trustees, Member, International Field Studies - Nelsonville, OH - 1995/2010
- International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS) Envronmental and Biological Ethics Committee - 2005/present
- Advisory Board Eco Tourism and Environmental Science Programs - Hocking College - 2004/present
- Appointed to Mayor's 5-Person Task Force to Investigate, Select, and Implement Curbside Recycling in Monmouth, IL - 1992
- Monmouth College Geology and Environmental Studies Programs named among nations top 150 by Peterson's Education Guides for inclusion in their Education for the Earth Guidebook - 1992
- Burlington Northern Teaching Effectiveness Award - Monmouth College - 1998
- Outstanding Graduate Teaching Fellow Award - Finalist - Kent State University - 1985
- Sigma Xi, National Research Honorary - Kent State University - 1984
- University Outstanding Teaching Award - Finalist - Wright State University's College of Science & Engineering - 1983
- Best Student Paper & Presentation (Paleonotological Society, N-C GSA Meeting - 1982
- International Science and Engineering Fair - Top Award Winner - 1974
- Personal Presidential Goodwill Ambassador for United States President Gerald R. Ford to the Japanese Student Science Fair - 1975
- Eagle Scout
- IN Academy of Science
Publications - Books
- Fried, Ethan and L. A. Wiedman (editors and conveners), 2005, Proceedings of the Conference on the Natural History of Andros Island, Bahamas, Feb 4/5, 2005
- Wiedman, L. A. , 1992. A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Oceanography: Interpretations and Applications, West Publishing, St. Paul. 1992. Instructor Manual for above citation
- Several University Published Field Guides and Lab Manuals
Publications - Peer Reviewed Journal & Proceedings Articles
- David F. Mullins and Lawrence Wiedman, 2009. "Androse Island: Bahamas Coral Reef Ecosystem is Living Laboratory for Students." September 23, 2009, www.earthzine.org
- Wiedman, Claire E. and L. A. Wiedman, 2009, An Investigation into the Origin and Pathways of Archeological Artifacts (pottery) from Blanket Sound, Andros Island, Bahamas; New research presented at the 12th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, San Salvador Is. June, 2005; accepted via peer review for the conference proceedings.
- Yentes, Katie, Kristi (Burns) Roberts and L. A. Wiedman, 2009, A Study of the Rebound of the Long-spined Sea Urchin, Diadema, and the Facilitation of Coral Recovery, Andros Island, Bahamas; Presented at the 12th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, San Salvado Is. June 2007; accepted via peer review for the conference proceedings.
- Hapner, Joshua, Stella Snyder and L. A. Wiedman, 2007, A Floral Cover Study of the Blue Hole Cay, Andros Island, Bahamas; The Third in a Series of Five-Year Assessments, Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Is., Bahamas, June 23-27, 2005.
- Procise, Leo, (L. A. Wiedman, adviser) 2007, Speed and Movement Patterns of the Common Caribbean Cushion Star, Oreaster reticulates, Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on the Natural Histor of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Is., Bahamas, June 23-27, 2005.
- Snyder, Stella, Tessa Pitts, Megan Eckert, and L. A. Wiedman; 2007, An Investigation into the Regrowth Rate of Previously Harvested Bahamian Pine Yards, Andros Island, Bahamas, Proceedings of the 11th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Is., Bahamas, June 23-27,2005.
- Pitts, Tessa, Stella Snyder, Megan Eckert, and L. A. Wiedman, 2005, Reforestation of the Bahamian Pine Yards 1950-present, Bahamas Science Alliance-ANDROS Conference, Feb. 4-5, Stafford Creek, Andros Is. Proceedings in the Bahamas Journal of Science.
- Wishmeyer (Lahrman), Abbie, and L. A. Wiedman, 2005, An Archeological Study of Artifacts from South Blanket Sound, Andros Island, Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Is.,
- Eckert, Megan, Eric Aschendorf II, Lindsay Rice, Phillip Gregg, and L. A. Wiedman, 2005, Regrowth Rates and Successional Patterns of Previously "Clear Cut" Bahamian Pine Yards, Andros Island, Bahmas, Proceedings of the 10th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador Is., Bahamas
- Wiedman, L. A., 1994, From the Great Dino Extinction to the Origin of Man; the Real Abyss in Paleontology for K-12 Students. The Earth Scientist, Winter, 1993-94.
- Wiedman, L. A., 1994, Oceanography Without the Ocean; a Lab-based Oceanography Course at a Landlocked Institution. The Earth Scientist, Spring, 1994.
- Wiedman, L. A., 1990, Presentation of the Harrell L. Strimple Award of the Paleontological Society to Ernest and Onsby Hammon. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 64, 4, pp 679-80.
- Wiedman, L. A., R.M. Feldmann, and D. E. Lee, 1988, Brachiopoda from the La Meseta Formation (Eocene), Seymour Island, Antarctica. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
- Zullo, V. A., L. A. Wiedman, R. m. Feldmann, 1988, Balanomorph cirripedia from the Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctica, and preliminary summary of the geological history of Antarctic cirripeds. GSA Memoir Ser., 169.
- McKinney, M. L., K. F. McNamera, L. A. Wiedman, and R. F. Feldmann, 1988, Echinoids from the La Meseta Formation (Eocene) Seymour Island, Antarctica. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
- Wiedman, L. A., and R. M. Feldmann, 1988, Ichnofossils and the Depositional Environment of the La Meseta Formation (Eocene), of Antarctica, GSA Memoir Series, 169.
- Feldmann, R. M. and L. A. Wiedman, 1986, Trace Fossils in Antarctic Rocks: Clues to a Geologic Mystery. Earth Science, Winter, 1985.
- Wiedman, L. A., 1985, Community Paleoecological Study of the Silica Shale Equivalent of Northeastern Indiana. Journal of Paleontology, Vol. 59, 1, pp. 160-185.
- Wiedman, L. A., 1984, Reproducibility of Biovolumetric Parameters in Community Reconstructions. Ohio Journal of Science, Vol. 84, 8, pp 98-102.
Presentations - Abstracted - Current Directed Student Research Projects:
- Aaron S. Brattain and Lauren Oberley; - A Baseline Study of Population Levels of Red Lionfish Pterois volitans) at Selected Patch Reefs of the Androsian (Bahamas) Barrier Reef Complex Butler Undergraduate Research Conference, 2012
Grants and Patents
- Ball Brothers Foundation Student Research Travel Grant 2008 ($7000)
- CAES (Center for Academic Excellence & Scholarship). Eli Lily Foundation Research and Travel Grant 2005 & 2006, 2007 ($20,000)
- Foellinger Foundation Summer Program Grant (With R. Hurley, USF) 1995
- Illinois State Board Education Science Literacy Grant ($184,000). Education Service Center #11; JEI Implementation in West-central Illinois, (1994-95)
- Auckland Institute of Technology Foundation/Fulbright Foundation Grant ($9000). Visiting Expert Program (1993)
- NSF/Keck Foundation ($140,000). GSA SAGE/PEP Centers for Excellence ($55,000 rewright award granted by NSF - 1993)
- Manuscript Prep. Grants (3, $4,500 total) West Publishing, St. Paul, MN (1991, 92,93)