Dr. Kyle Piller - Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Kyle Piller - Curriculum Vitae



Kyle R. Piller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Southeastern Louisiana University
Dept. Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA 70402
(985) 549-2191,
Kyle.Piller@selu.edu

Present Position
Associate Professor, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA, 70402

Educational Background and Degrees
Postdoctoral Research Associate 2001-2003, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Center for
Limnology and Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Madison, WI

Ph.D. 2001, Tulane University (Ecology and Evolutionary Biology).
M. S. 1996, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Zoology).
B. S. 1994, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, (Ecology, Ethology, and Evol.).
A. S. 1992, Illinois Valley Community College (General Science).

Teaching Experience
Ichthyology, Fisheries Ecology and Mangament, Organismal Diversity and Lab, Senior
Seminar, Molecular Ecology and Evolution Graduate Seminar

Publications
Elkin, K. A. B. M. Burr, and K. R. Piller. In Review. Nesting Biology of Etheostoma crossopterum (Teleostomi: Percidae), the fringed darter and its implications on the conservation of a peripherally disjunct population. American Midland Naturalist.

Piller, K. R., C. C. Wilson, C. E. Lee, and J. Lyons. 2005. Conservation genetics of Upper Mississippi River Basin Lake trout ( Salvelinus namaycush): Stocked or native ancestry? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:789-802.

Tipton, J. A., H. L. Bart Jr., and K. R. Piller. 2004. Geomorphic disturbance and its impact on darter distribution (Teleostomi: Percidae) and abundance in the Pearl River drainage, Mississippi, USA. Hydrobiologia. Hydrobiologia 527:49-61.

Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart Jr., and J. A. Tipton. 2004. Decline of the frecklebelly madtom in the Pearl River based on contemporary and historical surveys. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1004-1013.

Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart, Jr. and J. A. Tipton. 2002. Spawning in the black buffalo Ictiobus niger (Teleostomi: Catostomidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwater. 14:145-150.

Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart Jr., and C. A. Walser. 2001. Morphological variation of the
redfin darter, Etheostoma whipplei, with comments on the status of the subspecific populations. Copeia 2001:802-807.

Piller, K. R. and B. M. Burr. 1999. Reproductive biology and spawning habitat
supplementation of the relict darter, Etheostoma chienense, a federally endangered species. Env. Biol. Fishes. 55:145-155.

Piller, K. R. and B. M. Burr. 1998. Distribution and population estimates of the
federally endangered relict darter, Etheostoma chienense, Bayou du Chien, Kentucky. J. Ky. Acad. Sci. 59(1): 64-57.

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

Burr, B. M., K. M. Cook, D. J. Eisenhour, K. R. Piller, W. J. Poly, R. W. Sauer, C. A. Taylor, E. R. Atwood, and G. L. Seegert. 1996. Selected Illinois fishes in jeopardy: new records and status evaluations. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science. Vol. 89, No. 3 and 4, pp. 169-186.

Awards
George Henry Penn Award. Outstanding graduate student research. Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary biology, Tulane University. 2001

Outstanding student paper, Southeastern Division ASIH, Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2001

Stoye Award, outstanding student paper in general ichthyology, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, La Paz, Baja, Mexico, 2000

Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Award, American Museum of Natural History, 1998

Raney Award, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1998

Outstanding student paper, Southeastern Division ASIH, Association of Southeastern
Biologists meeting, Greenville, SC, 1997

Grants
Piller, K. R., B. I. Crother, and M. E. White. 2006-2007. Enhancement of instruction and research in the biological sciences through acquisition of a workgroup cluster. Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Program.

Piller, K. R. 2006-2006. Genetic varation between Mississippi River and Lake
Pontchartrain Basin fishes: Phase II. Western Lake Pontchartrain Basin ResearchProgram, EPA.

Piller, K. R. 2004-2007. Adaptive radiation in Chirostoma (Teleostomi:
Atherinopsidae): A test of morphometric and trophic diversification. Louisiana Board of
Regents, Research and Competetiveness Program.

Piller, K. R. 2004-2006., Genetic varation between Mississippi River and Lake
Pontchartrain Basin fishes. Western Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program
EPA.

Piller, K. R. 2001-2003. Conservation genetics of lake trout in the Upper
Mississippi River Basin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,

Piller, K. R. and H. L. Bart Jr. 1999-2002. Status survey of the Tuckasegee darter,
Etheostoma blennioides gutselli, in the Little Tennessee River System. U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.

Piller, K. R., J. A. Tipton, and H. L. Bart. Jr. 1999. Status survey of the frecklebelly
darter, Noturus munitus in the Pearl and Tombigbee River Systems, Mississippi.
Wildlife Heritage Fund. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.

Bart Jr., H. L. and K. R. Piller. 1997. Conservation status of the Pearl darter( Percina aurora) and the Coal darter ( Percina brevicauda) in Mississippi and
Alabama. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS.

Piller, K. R., D. J. Eisenhour, and B. M. Burr. 1995. Status survey of the sturgeon chub, Macrhybopsis gelida and the sicklefin chub, M. meeki, in Illinois. Illinois
Department of Natural Resources, Non-Game Wildlife Grant.

Graduate Advisees
Devin D. Bloom, MS, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University
Lisa M. Cordes, MS, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University

Committees/Service
ASIH Board of Governors, 2005-2010
Southeastern Fishes Council, Treasurer, 2003-present
PERCIS III, Darter Symposium Organizer, 2003
ASIH Stoye Award Judge, 2002
ASIH Graduate Student Participation Committee, Grad. Stud. Workshop, 1999-2000
ASIH Graduate Student Participation Committee, Chair Book Raffle, 1998-1999



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