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David J. Eisenhour

 

I.        Education

 

1990, May, B.S. (Biology) Evangel College, Springfield, Missouri.

1993, May, M.S. (Zoology) University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Thesis title: Systematics of Etheostoma camurum and E. chlorobranchium (Osteichthyes: Percidae) in the Tennessee and Cumberland River drainages.

1997, August, Ph.D. (Zoology) Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Dissertation title: Systematics, variation, and speciation of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) west of the Mississippi River.

 

II.       Teaching Experience

 

2005-present Associate Professor of Biology

1997-2005 Assistant Professor, Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky

1993-1994 Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

1990-1993 Teaching Assistant, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

1989-1990 Laboratory Assistant/Instructor, Evangel College, Springfield, Missouri

           

III.      Professional Presentations (lead author was always presenter)

 

2005. Eisenhour, D. J., and Lynn V. Eisenhour. Clinal variation in morphology of the redfin shiner, Lythrurus umbratilis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Ohio River basin (poster). American Association of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meetings, Tampa, Florida.

2004. Hopkins, R., and D. J. Eisenhour.  Hybridization of Lythrurus fasciolaris (Cope) and L. umbratilis (Girard) (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Kentucky Academy of Science meetins, Murray, Kentucky.

2004. Eisenhour, D. J., and Lynn V. Eisenhour. Clinal variation in morphology of the redfin shiner, Lythrurus umbratilis (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in the Ohio River basin. Kentucky Academy of Science meeting, Murray, Kentucky.

2004. Echelle, A. A., D. Chappel, R. A. Van Den Bussche, S. McClure, and D. J. Eisenhour. 2004. Mitchondrial-DNA phylogeny for the speckled chub complex, with evidence of ancient hybridization and mtDNA replacement. American Association of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meetings, Norman, Oklahoma.

2002. J. F. Scheibly and D. J. Eisenhour. Reproductive biology and life history of the northern madtom, Noturus stigmosus, in the Licking River, Kentucky. Kentucky Academy of Science meetings, Highland Heights, Kentucky.

2001. D. J. Eisenhour, K. A. McCafferty, and S. M. Bauer. Fish community structure of Morehead Ranger District, Daniel Boone National Forest, Kentucky. Kentucky and Tennessee Academy of Science meetings, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

2000. McCafferty, K., and D. J. Eisenhour. Historical and spatial analysis of the fishes of Triplett Creek, Rowan County, Kentucky. Kentucky Academy of Science meetings, Lexington.

2000. D. J. Eisenhour and L. V. Eisenhour. Geographic variation in morphology of the Notropis rubellus complex in Kentucky and Tennessee. ASB/SEASIH meetings, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

 

2000. McCafferty, K., D. J. Eisenhour, and D. Smith. Historical and spatial analysis of the fishes of Triplett Creek, Rowan County, Kentucky. SETAC meetings, Oxford, Ohio.

1999. D. J. Eisenhour and L. V. Eisenhour. Is Cope's Alburnellus (=Notropis) micropteryx (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) a valid taxon? Kentucky Academy of Science meetings, Richmond.

1999. D. J. Eisenhour and B. M. Burr. Status and nesting biology of the endangered duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in Big South Fork Cumberland River, Kentucky. Darter Group meetings, Monticello, Kentucky.

 

1997. D. J. Eisenhour and B. M. Burr. Status survey of the duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in Big South Fork Cumberland River, Kentucky. Kentucky Academy of Science meetings, Morehead.

1996. D. J. Eisenhour. Distribution and systematics of Notropis wickliffi (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in Illinois. Illinois Academy of Science meetings, Bloomington.

1996. D. J. Eisenhour. Systematics of the western species of Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1995. D. J. Eisenhour, B. M. Burr, and J. M. Grady. Status and identification of the “chucky madtom”, Noturus (Rabida) sp. ASB/SEASIH meetings, Knoxville, Tennessee.

1993. D. J. Eisenhour. Hybridization of Etheostoma camurum and E. chlorobranchium in the Nolichucky River, Tennessee. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists meetings, Austin, Texas.

 

IV.       Peer-reviewed publications

 

2005.  Burr, B. M., D. J. Eisenhour, and J. M. Grady.  Two new species of Noturus (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae) from the Tennessee River drainage: description, distribution, and conservation status. Copeia 2005:783-802.

2004. Eisenhour, D. J. Systematics, variation, and speciation of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex west of the Mississippi River. Bulletin Alabama Museum of Natural History 23:9-46.

2004. Compton, M. C., D. J. Eisenhour, R. R. Cicerello, L. E. Kornman, A. Surmont, Jr., and E. L. Laudermilk. Distributional records of selected Kentucky fishes. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 65:76-84.

2004. Eisenhour, D. J., and L. V. Eisenhour.  Morphological variation and systematics of the Notropis rubellus complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in Kentucky and Tennessee. Southeastern Naturalist 3:431-450.

2003. Underwood, D. M., A. A. Echelle, D. J. Eisenhour, M. D. Jones, and W. L. Fisher. Genetic variation in western members of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae), with emphasis on those of the Red and Arkansas River basins. Copeia 2003:493-501.

2001. McCafferty, K. A., and D. J. Eisenhour. Temporal change in fish assemblages of Triplett Creek, Kentucky. Proceedings of the Fifty-fifth Annual Conference of the Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies 55:353-363.

2000. Eisenhour, D. J. and B. M. Burr. Conservation status and nesting biology of the endangered duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, Kentucky. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 61:67-76.

1999. Eisenhour, D. J. Systematics of Macrhybopsis tetranema (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae). Copeia 1999:969-980

1999. Luttrell G. R., A. A. Echelle, W. L. Fisher, and D. J. Eisenhour. Declining status of two species of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) in the Arkansas River basin and related effects of reservoirs as barriers to dispersal. Copeia 1999:981-989.

1998. Eisenhour D. J. and R. M. Strange. Threatened fishes of the world: Phoxinus cumberlandensis Starnes & Starnes, 1978 (Cyprinidae). Environmental Biol. Fishes. 51:140.

 

1997. Eisenhour, D. J. Distribution and systematics of Notropis wickliffi (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in Illinois. Trans. Illinois St. Acad. Sci. 90:65-78.

1997. Eisenhour, D. J. and K. R. Piller. Two new intergeneric hybrids involving Semotilus atromaculatus and the genus Phoxinus with analysis of additional S. atromaculatus-Phoxinus hybrids. Copeia 1997:204-209.

1996. Burr, B. M., K. M. Cook, D. J. Eisenhour, K. R. Piller, W. J. Poly, R. M. Sauer, C. A. Taylor, E. R. Atwood, and G. L. Seegert. Selected Illinois fishes in jeopardy: new records and status evaluations. Trans. Illinois St. Acad. Sci. 89:169-186.

1996. Eisenhour, D. J., B. M. Burr, K. M. Cook, and C. A. Taylor. Conservation status review of the Saddled Madtom, Noturus sp. (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae) in the Duck River drainage. J. Tennessee Acad. Sci. 71:41-46.

1996. Burr, B. M., D. J. Eisenhour, K. M. Cook, C. A. Taylor, G. L. Seegert, R. W. Sauer, and E. R. Atwood. Nonnative fishes in Illinois waters: What do the Illinois records reveal? Trans. Illinois St. Acad. Sci. 89:73-89.

 

1995. Eisenhour, D. J. Systematics of Etheostoma camurum and E. chlorobranchium (Osteichthyes: Percidae) in the Tennessee and Cumberland River drainages with analysis of hybridization in the Nolichucky River system. Copeia 1995:368-379.

 

VI.       Published Textbooks

 

2006. Hickman, C. P., Jr., L. S. Roberts, A. Larsen, H. I’Anson, D. J. Eisenhour. Integrated Principles of Zoology, 13th edition. McGraw-Hill. (printed in 2005)

In press. Hickman, C. P., Jr., L. S. Roberts. A. Larson, S. Keen, D. J. Eisenhour. Animal Diversity, 4th edition. Mc-Graw-Hill.

 

VII.      Published Book Reviews

 

1997. Eisenhour, D. J. and B. M. Burr. Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin, by M. F. Mettee, P. E. O’Neil, and J. M. Pierson. ASB Bulletin 44:199-201.

1997. Burr, B. M., and D. J. Eisenhour. Fishes of Alabama and the Mobile Basin, by M. F. Mettee, P. E. O’Neil, and J. M. Pierson. Copeia 1997:891-893.

 

VIII.     Published Abstracts

 

2000. D. J. Eisenhour and L. V. Eisenhour. Geographic variation in morphology of the Notropis rubellus complex in Kentucky and Tennessee. ASB Bulletin 47:155.

1998. Burr, B. M., and D. J. Eisenhour. Status survey of the endangered duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, Kentucky. Abst. J. Kentucky Acad. Sci. 59:110.

1997. Piller, K. R., D. J. Eisenhour, and B. M. Burr. Status survey of the sturgeon chub, Macrhybopsis gelida and the sicklefin chub, M. meeki, in the middle Mississippi river, Illinois. Abst. ASB Bulletin 44:147.

1996. Burr, B. M., K. M. Cook, D. J. Eisenhour, K. R. Piller, W. J. Poly, R. M. Sauer, C. A. Taylor, E. R. Atwood, and G. L. Seegert. Selected Illinois fishes in jeopardy: new records and status evaluations. Trans. Illinois St. Acad. Sci. Supplement to 89:69.

1996. Eisenhour, D. J. Distribution and systematics of Notropis wickliffi (Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) in Illinois. Trans. Illinois St. Acad. Sci. Supplement to 89:68.

1995. Eisenhour, D. J., B. M. Burr, and J. M. Grady. Status and identification of the “chucky madtom”, Noturus (Rabida) sp. ASB Bulletin 42:130.

 

IX.       Technical Reports

 

2005. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Line Fork in Letcher County, Kentucky. 11 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2005. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Steve Creek in Bell County, Kentucky. 7 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2005. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Bens Fork in Bell County, Kentucky. 8 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2005. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Lick Fork in Bell County, Kentucky. 9 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2005. D. J. Eisenhour. Survey of breeding birds of Broke Leg Creek Falls Preserve and fishes and crayfishes of Broke Leg Creek Falls Preserve. 9 pp. Final Report to Menifee County.

2004. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Bens Fork in Bell County, Kentucky. 8 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2004. D. J. Eisenhour. Assessment of the fish community of Lick Fork in Bell County, Kentucky. 8 pp. Final Report to Technical Water Laboratories.

2003. D. J. Eisenhour. Fishes of Bennetts Fork and Little Clear Creek watersheds, Bell County, Kentucky. 14 pp.  Final Report to Water Technical Laboratories.

 

2003. D. J. Eisenhour. Geographic variation of morphology of Kentucky populations of redfin shiners (Lythrurus umbratilis).  14 pp. Final Report to Morehead State University.

2000. D. J. Eisenhour, K. A. McCafferty, S. M. Bauer. Fish populations in the Daniel Boone National Forest: Clear Creek, North Fork Licking River system, Beaver Creek system, Big Sinking Creek system, and Middle Fork Rockcastle system.  81 pp.  Final Report to Daniel Boone National Forest.

1999. D. J. Eisenhour. Geographic variation and systematics of Kentucky and Tennessee populations of the Notropis rubellus complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae).  41 pp.  Final Report to Morehead State University.

1998. Burr, B. M., and D. J. Eisenhour. Status survey of the duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, Kentucky.  8 pp.  Addendum to Final Report to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

1996. Piller, K. R., D. J. Eisenhour, and B. M. Burr. Status survey of the sturgeon chub, Macrhybopsis gelida, and the sicklefin chub, M. meeki, in the middle Mississippi River, Illinois. 18 pp. Final Report to Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

1996. Burr, B. M., and D. J. Eisenhour. Status survey of the duskytail darter, Etheostoma percnurum, in Big South Fork of the Cumberland River, Kentucky. 24 pp. Final Report to Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

1995. Heidinger, R. C., B. M. Burr, R. A. Brandon, D. J. Eisenhour, and A. K. Wilson. Effects of multiple water release from Horseshoe Lake on herpetofauna and fish fauna in Lake Creek. 54 pp. Annual Report to Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

1995. Cook, K. M. and D. J. Eisenhour. Status survey of the Cypress Minnow, (Hybognathus hayi) at the Cache River historical site Illinois Route 37 bridge, Johnson/Pulaski Co., Illinois. 7 pp. Final Report to Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

1994. Burr, B. M., and D. J. Eisenhour. Status survey of the Chucky Madtom (Ictaluridae: Noturus sp.) in East Tennessee. 24 pp. Final Report to Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.

1994. Heidinger, R. C., B. M. Burr, R. A. Brandon, and D. J. Eisenhour. Effects of multiple water release from Horseshoe Lake on herpetofauna and fish fauna in Lake Creek. 32 pp. Annual Report to Illinois Department of Conservation.

1994. H. L. Rhodes, S. C. Novdin, P. A. Moore, J. L. Smoot, C. E. Skelton, and D. J. Eisenhour. Impact of tunnel construction on stream chemistry and biology. 94 pp. Final Report to Cumberland Gap National Park.

 

X.        Grants and consulting contracts

 

2005-2006. Assessment of biological integrity of Bens Fork, Lick Fork, Little Clear Creek and Steve Creek in Bell County, Kentucky and Line Fork in Letcher County, Kentucky.  $14,409.  Technical Water Laboratories (with Sean T. O’Keefe).

2004-2005. Assessment of biological integrity of Bens Fork, Lick Fork, and Little Clear Creek in Bell County, Kentucky. $5,334. Technical Water Laboratories. (with Sean T. O’Keefe).

2004. Descriptions of two new species of madtoms (Siluriformes: Ictaluridae) in the Noturus elegans complex. $525.  All Catfish Species Inventory, NSF DEB-0315963.

2003-2004. Assessment of biological integrity in streams in Bell County, Kentucky. $4,329. Technical Water Laboratories. (With Sean T. O’Keefe).

2003. Geographic variation of morphology of Kentucky populations of redfin shiners (Lythrurus umbratilis). $4,774. Institute for Regional Analysis and Public Policy, Morehead State University and $5000 from Research, Grants, and Contracts, Morehead State University.

2001. Nesting biology of the northern madtom, Noturus stigmosus. $1,000. Morehead State University Faculty Research Grant.

1999-2000. $13,250.00 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. System surveys of the Daniel Boone National Forest.

1998. $2,430.00 University-funded research, Morehead State University. Geographic variation and systematics of Tennessee and Cumberland River populations of the rosyface shiner, Notropis rubellus.

1996. $50.00 Travel Award to ASIH/SEASIH meetings, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1996. $850.00 Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Fund of the American Museum of Natural History, Revision of the western species of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex.

 

1996. $527.00 Raney Fund Award. Revision of the western species of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex.

1995. $1000.00 Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Status survey of the sturgeon chub, Macrhybopsis gelida and the sicklefin chub, M. meeki (Osteichthyes: Cyprinidae) in Illinois. With Kyle R. Piller.

1995. $510.00 Ernst Mayr Grant. Revision of the western species of the Macrhybopsis aestivalis complex (Pisces: Cyprinidae).

1995. $50.00 Travel Award for ASB/SEASIH meetings, Knoxville, Tennessee.

 

XI.       Academic awards and honors

 

2001. "Master Teacher" for College of Science and Technology, by Greek Affairs at Morehead State University.

1998. Kudo Award ($200) – best dissertation, Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

1996. Stoye Award – best student paper in General Ichthyology. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, New Orleans, Louisiana.

1996. Richard E. Blackwelder Award in Zoology. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

1995. Outstanding ASB/SEASIH student paper ($50). ASB/SEASIH meetings in Knoxville, Tennessee.

1990. Science and Technology Graduate of the Year, Evangel College, Springfield, Missouri.

 

XII.      Membership in Professional Society

 

1993-present. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists

1998-present. Kentucky Academy of Science.

1999-present. Association of Southeastern Biologists.

2000-present. Southeastern Fishes Council.

 

XIII.     Scientific photography published (in addition to the publications above)

 

2004. Macrhybopsis australis and Macrhybopsis hyostoma. In: Miller, R. J., H. W. Robison. Fishes of Oklahoma. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman.

2004. Lythrurus fasciolaris, Etheostoma cinereum, and Etheostoma sanguifluumIn: Stevens, Doug. A fish eye view: Buck Creek’s rich diversity. Conserving Kentucky-The Nature Conservancy Fall-Winter 2003-2004:8-9.

2002. Notropis micropteryx, N. percobromus, and N. rubellus. Wood, R. M., R. L. Mayden, R. H. Matson, B. R. Kuhajda, and S. R. Layman. Systematics and biogeography of the Notropis rubellus species complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Bull. Alabama Mus. Nat. Hist. 22:37-80.

2001. Black Redhorse, Moxostoma duquesniIn: Ross, S. T. The inland fishes of Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks.  624 pp.

1998. Etheostoma percnurum, in Hermes, K., T. Slone, T. Wethington, and D. White. 1998. Kentucky’s threatened and endangered species. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. 34 pp.

 

XIV.      Other professional development items

 

2002. Eisenhour, D. J. Revision of five vertebrate chapters in Hickman, C. P. , L. S. Roberts, and A. Larson. 2004 Integrated Principles of Zoology, 12th ed. McGraw Hill.

1999. G. DeMoss, L. Meade, D. Eisenhour, D. DeMoss. General Zoology Biology 210 Expanded Syllabus, Rev. Ed. Morehead State University. 74+ pp.

1999. Eisenhour, D. J. Revision of Ch. 26 (The fishes) in Hickman, C. P. , L. S. Roberts, and A. Larson. 2001. Integrated Principles of Zoology, 11th ed. McGraw Hill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statement of Research Interests

David J. Eisenhour

     My research interests are centered on the systematics, ecology, zoogeography, and biodiversity of North American freshwater fishes.  Also, I am interested in the conservation biology of jeopardized fishes and have been involved in several recent projects studying jeopardized fishes.  Most of my research and my greatest area of interest has been in taxonomic and systematic problems at the species level.  

     Current projects I am working on include speckled chub systematics, descriptions of two new species of madtoms in the Noturus elegans complex, systematics of the rosyface shiner in the Ohio River basin, natural history of the northern madtom (Noturus stigmosus) in the Licking River, Kentucky, and morphological variation of the redfin shiner in the Ohio River basin.

      In addition, I am working on a Fishes of Kentucky Book with Brooks Burr.  We currently have keys fairly well completed, about 80% of the photography finished, and about 60% of the species accounts finished.  Currently, I am focusing on “filling in” all the missing species and genus accounts and photographing fishes.  We continually update range maps.  Our goal is to have a fairly complete manuscript ready in about 4 years and have the book in print in 7 years.