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Beth Middleton

Research Ecologist

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Wetland function may be altered by climate change in the future because of shifts in water fluctuation, salinity intrusion, CO2 levels, and storm intensity. I study the effects of climate change by examining patterns of function along latitudinal gradients in baldcypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps, northern peatleands, prairie fens, and floodplain wetlands. I have organized symposia, written three books, and edited three special journal volumes, which support multidisciplinary comparisons and research analysis of wetland function. Other research topics include the effects of hurricanes on coastal wetlands, flood pulsing in restoration, and biodiversity loss in fens of Europe, Asia and North America.  I have developed a research network in baldcypress swamps (North American Baldcypress Swamp Network) and invite other researchers to work in these study sites dedicated to the study of long term function of swamps in the southeastern US. 

middletonb@usgs.gov



 

Beth A. Middleton, Ph.D.

 

National Wetlands Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey, Lafayette, LA  70506

Phone: 337-266-8618 Fax: 337-266-8592 middletonb@usgs.gov

http://profile.usgs.gov/professional/mypage.php?name=middletonb

 

DEGREES:  Ph.D. Iowa State University, Botany, PhD 1989, van der Valk/Davis, advisors; MS University of Minnesota Duluth, 1983; BS University of Wisconsin Madison, 1978

         

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Research Ecologist, GS14.  National Wetlands Research Center, USGS, Lafayette, LA. 2002-present

Visiting Senior Professor, Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.  April-October 2010

Graduate Faculty, Biology, University of Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.  2002-present

Full Professor, Plant Biology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.  1990-2002

Fulbright Visiting Professor, G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. 1991

Postdoctoral Associate, Ducks Unlimited Canada, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. 1989 - 1990

 

MOST IMPORTANT RESEARCH  HONORS: 

Society of Wetland Scientists, Fellow, 2013.

Einstein Professorship nomination, Chinese Academy of Science, 2011.

Society Wetland Scientists (SWS) Merit Award, 2004.

 

TEACHING AWARD: Woman of Distinction, Southern Illinois University, 2001

 

PUBLICATION: Books=4, Special Issue Ed=3, articles=71, chapters=11, reports=10

 

RESEARCH FUNDING: $4,727,395 [includes USGS budget]

 

PUBLICATIONS LEADERSHIP: SWS Publication Chair; Editor: SWS Climate Change Series, Co-Editor SWS Encyclopedia; Coordinating Editor: Applied Vegetation Science, Chinese Geographical Society

                                                                                                                        

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE: US National Ramsar Observer, Publications Chair SWS

 

UNIVERSITY FACULTY TEACHING: Wetland Ecology, Landscape Ecology, Plant Ecology

 

CLIMATE CHANGE LEADERSHIP: USGS Global Change Science Council Panel Chair (2008), Society Wetland Scientists Global Change Ecology Section Chair (2008-9), Lecture Tour: Climate Change and Wetlands in India (2009), Editor: SWS Climate Change Book Series

 

PRESENTATIONS: Earth Day Speaker, US Embassy and C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, India (2009); Keynote/Seminar = 92, Invited Symposia = 44, Contributed = 94

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS: Postdoctoral = 10, Ph.D. = 4, MS = 12, Grad Committee = 34

 

RESEARCH TOPICS: Climate change, function and distribution of wetlands




Books

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics. John ` & Sons, NY. C356 Recognition: Merit Award, Society of Wetland Scientists. books.google.com/books?id=Zv_aJg7dtM8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbsv2summary_r&cad=0

Review Michener/Ecology:

www.esajournals.org/doi/full/10.1890/0012-9658%281999%29080%5B2132%3AWRSMCT%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2002. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance. John Wiley & Sons, NY. C58

http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Review Bert/Engineer: cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?134606

Review Nuttle/Wetlands:

www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/0277-5212%282003%29023%5B0211:MBAFPI%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2012. (July 2012) SWS Global Change Ecology Series, Book 1. Climate change and wetland distribution and function. Springer, UK. www.amazon.com/Global-Function-Distribution-Wetlands-Ecology/dp/9400744935

Middleton, B.A. (Volume 1: editor). 2015 (January 2015). Encyclopedia of wetlands. Volume 1. structure and function. Springer, UK. (Online First). www.lavoisier.fr/livre/notice.asp?id=6KOWOLARKLROWH

 

Special Issue Editor

Middleton, B.A, editor. 2014. Asian Wetlands Special Feature, Wetlands.  With U.S. State Department and the State Forest Administration of Beijing, China (in press).

Middleton, B.A., editor. 2009. Hurricane Special Issue. Wetlands 29. www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/ Distinction: most highly cited special issue of Wetlands.

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen, editors. 2007. Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone. Biodiversity management in Europe vs. North America. Applied Vegetation Science 6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avsc.2006.9.issue-2/issuetoc

 

Dissertation/Theses

Middleton, B.A. 1989. Succession and goose herbivory in monsoonal wetlands of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. /C7 http://en.scientificcommons.org/4260341

Middleton, B.A. 1983. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. M.S. Thesis. University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. /C1

Middleton, B.A. 1978. Vegetational response to grazing in sedge meadow and mesic forest communities in southern WI. Senior Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. /C1

 

Journal Articles

Middleton, B.A., D. Johnson, and B. Roberts. 2015. Hydrologic remediation for the Deepwater Horizon Incident drove ancillary primary production increase in coastal swamps. Ecohydrology: Online Early View. BAO: Janine Powell, 2/5/2015, IP-045601. Environmental Monitor: www.fondriest.com/news/oil-flushing-mississippi-river-pulse-also-boosted-coastal-wetland-production.htm www.mississippiriverdelta.org/blog/2015/03/09/latest-mississippi-river-delta-news-march-09-2015/ http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eco.1625/epdf IF3.0/C

Martinez, A.M., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2015. Core-satellite hypothesis and native versus exotic species in secondary succession. Plant Ecology (On-Line First). BAO: Janine Powell, December 31, 2014, IP-059474. IF1.9/C_

Middleton, B.A. 2014. Decomposition. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Oxford University Press, UK

Turnipseed, P., and B.A. Middleton. 2014. Foreward: function, classification and management of Asian. Wetlands 34:211-212..

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Rediscovering traditional vegetation management in preserves: trading experiences between cultures and continents. Biological Conservation 158:271-279. IF4.5/C3http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.10.003

Wang, G., B.A. Middleton, and M. Jiang. 2013. Restoration potential of sedge meadows in hand-cultivated soybean fields in northeastern China. Restoration Ecology 21:801-808. IF2.2/C1 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rec.12015/abstract

Anemaet, E., and B. A. Middleton. 2013. Dendrometer bands made easy: using modified cable ties to measure incremental growth of trees. Applications in Plant Sciences 1(9):1300044. http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/apps.1300044. IP-045743, BAO approval, 8/5/2013, Janine Powell.IF/C_ Distinction: Science Daily article: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826183112.htm; Scoop It: http://www.scoop.it/t/plant-breeding-and-genomics-news/p/4006682364/2013/08/27/dendrometer-bands-made-easy-using-modified-cable-ties-to-measure-incremental-growth-of-trees

Middleton, B.A., M. Jiang. 2013. Use of sediment amendment to rehabilitate the vegetation of sinking baldcypress swamps in coastal forests, Louisiana. Ecological Engineering 54:183-191. IF3.4/C4http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857413000402

Wang, G., B.A. Middleton, M. Jiang. 2013. Restoration potential of sedge meadows in hand-cultivated soybean fields in northeastern China. Restoration Ecology (in press). IF2.2/C1

Tanaka, A., M. Ohtani, Y, Suyama, N. Inomata, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton, H. Tachida, and J. Kusumi. 2012. Population genetic structure of a widespread coniferous tree Taxodium distichum in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley and Florida. Tree Genetics & Genomes Online: Mar 30, 2012. IF2.4/C1 www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11295-012-0501-z

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2011. Soil warming alters seed bank responses across the geographic range of freshwater Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) swamps. American Journal of Botany 98:1943–1955. IF2.7/C3 www.amjbot.org/content/early/2011/11/10/ajb.1100246.full.pdf+html

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2012. Can elevated CO2 modify regeneration from seed banks in freshwater wetlands subjected to rising sea-level? Hydrobiologia 683:123-133. IF2.0/C2 www.springerlink.com/content/l781862568276815/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2011. Soil warming alters seed bank responses across the geographic range of freshwater Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) swamps. American Journal of Botany 98:1943–1955. IF2.7/C2

www.amjbot.org/content/early/2011/11/10/ajb.1100246.short?rss=1 or  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22074775

Jiang, M. and B.A. Middleton. 2011. Soil characteristics of sediment-amended coastal baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps in Louisiana. Wetlands 31:735–744 IF1.5/C3www.springerlink.com/content/a7pv1r1n4k556757/ or www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/13157/2011/00000031/00000004/00000189

Kusumi, J., L. Zidong, L., T. Kado, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton and H. Tachida. 2010. Multilocus patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and demographic change in Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) in the lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. American Journal of Botany 121:1848-1857. IF2.7/C4

http://www.amjbot.org/content/97/11/1848.full or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21616823

Middleton B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt, K. McKee, and K. Cretini. 2009. Characteristics of mangrove swamps managed for mosquito control in eastern FL. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:117-129. IF3.2/C3www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m371p117.pdf  

McKee, K., B.A. Middleton, E. Proffitt, and D. Devlin. 2009. Perspectives on mosquito impoundments in eastern Florida. Marine Ecology Progress Series 389:301. IF3.2/ www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m389p301.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and G. J. Smith. 2009. Foreword: Hurricanes and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  Wetlands 29:1. IF1.5/C2 www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/ or http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=xq72314186270757&size=largest

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration of coastal marsh vegetation impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Wetlands 29:54-65. IF1.5/C10 www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/08-18.1

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the forest structure of baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast.   Wetlands 29:80-87. IF1.5/C11 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/08-73.1

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the tree regeneration in baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast. Wetlands 29:135-141. IF1.5/C7 http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/08-31.1

Ramsey, E. III, A. Rangoonwala, B.A. Middleton and Z. Lu. 2009. Satellite optical and radar data used to track wetland forest impact and short-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Wetlands 29:66-79. IF1.5/C12www.springerlink.com/content/a3k230w681u18662/

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration potential of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps and climate change. Plant Ecology 202:257-274. IF1.8/C11 www.springerlink.com/content/u11r4222054v8100/

Elsey-Quirk, T., B. Middleton and E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed dispersal and seedling emergence in a created and natural salt marsh on the Gulf of Mexico coast in southwest Louisiana, USA.   Restoration Ecology 17:422-432. IF2.2/C8 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00398.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Elsey-Quirk, T., B.A. Middleton, and C.E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed flotation and germination of salt marsh plants: The effects of stratification, salinity and/or inundation regime. Aquatic Botany 91:40-45. IF1.9/C14 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377009000266

Middleton, B.A. and X. Ben Wu. 2008. Landscape spatial distribution and anthropogenic change of seed banks in forested wetlands in the northern Mississippi River Alluvial Valley.  EcoScience 15:231-240. IF1.6/C7 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2980/15-2-2882

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen. 2006. Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone – Present status, threats, conservation and restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 9:157-162. IF2.3/C68

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00664.x/abstract or http://ivem.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/ivempubs/publart/2006/ApplVegScivDiggelen/2006ApplVegScivDiggelen.pdf

Middleton, B.A., B. Holsten and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Biodiversity management of fens and fen meadows by grazing, cutting and burning. Applied Vegetation Science 9:307-316. IF2.3/C43 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00680.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A., K. Jensen and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Seed dispersal in fens. Applied Vegetation Science 9:279-284. IF2.3/C19

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00677.x/abstract   

Thomas, J.R., B.A. Middleton and D.J. Gibson. 2006. A landscape perspective of stream corridor invasion and habitat characteristics of an exotic (Dioscorea oppositifolia) in a pristine watershed in southern Illinois. Biological Invasions 133:1103-1113. IF2.1/C19

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/jifBiolInvonlineversion.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/98248wh7m225m037/

Honu, Y.A.K., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2006. Response of Tridens flavus to soil nutrients and disturbance in an early successional old field. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 133:421-428. IF1.7 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3159/1095-5674%282006%29133%5B421:ROTFLA%5D2.0.CO;2

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2005. Primary production in an impounded baldcypress swamp (Taxodium distichum) at the northern limit of the range. Wetlands Ecology and Management 13:15-24. IF0.3/C13 www.environmental-expert.com/Files/6063/articles/5029/M08717V73N23L0Q6.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/m08717v73n23l0q6/

Sengupta, R., B. Middleton, C. Yan, M. Zuro and H. Hartman. 2005. Propagule deposition and landscape characteristics of source forests of Rhizophora mangle in coastal landscapes in Florida. Landscape Ecology 20:63-72. IF3.5/C9 www.springerlink.com/content/p2n690l10x6873r1/

Thomas, J.R., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2005. Water dispersal of vegetative bulbils of the invasive exotic Dioscorea oppositifolia L. in southern Illinois. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 132:187-196. IF1.7/C16 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/ThomasJTBS05.pdf  or www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3159/1095-5674%282005%29132%5B187:WDOVBO%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Gibson, D.J., B.A. Middleton, K. Foster, Y.A. Honu, E. Hoyer. 2005. Species frequency dynamics in an old-field succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:415-422. IF2.9/C18

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/GibsonetalJVS05.pdf  OR

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2005.tb02381.x/abstract

Taylor, J. and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Comparison of litter decomposition in natural vs. coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Land Degradation and Development 15:1-8. IF1.3/C14 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.625/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Use of a latitudinal gradient in bald cypress production to examine physiological controls on biotic boundaries and potential responses to environmental change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13:247-258.  IF4.9/C21 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-822X.2004.00088.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Barko, V.A., Beth A. Burke, David J. Gibson, and Beth A. Middleton. 2004. Seedling growth of Wisconsin fast plants (Brassica rapa) in field environments. Ecological Society of America: Experiments to Teach Ecology. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v1/experiments/fastplants/fastplants.html  

Brandon, A.L., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Mechanisms for dominance in an early old field by the invasive exotic Lespedeza cuneata. Biological Invasions 6:483-493. IF2.1/C45 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/brandonetal04.pdf  

Ture, C., N. Akanil Bingol, B.A. Middleton. 2004. Characterization of the habitat of Lythrum salicaria L. in floodplain forests in western Turkey – Effects on stem height and seed production.  Wetlands 24:711-716. IF1.8/C14 www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/0277-5212%282004%29024%5B0711%3ACOTHOL%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. and J. Grace. 2004. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives.  Book review. Restoration Ecology 12:610-611. IF2.2

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118799822/PDFSTART

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Soil seed banks and the potential restoration of forested wetland after farming. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:1025-1034. IF5.3/83 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2003.00866.x/full

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Nonequilibrium dynamics of sedge meadows grazed by cattle in southern Wisconsin. Plant Ecology 161:89-110. IF1.8/C30 www.springerlink.com/content/v0l42625k0g21141/

Xiao, N., D.A. Bennett, B. Middleton, and K. Fessel. 2002. SISM: a multiscale model cypress swamp regeneration. Geographical & Environmental Modelling 6:99-116.  IF0.9/C10

www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13615930220127314

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Winter burning and the reduction of Cornus sericea in sedge meadows in southern Wisconsin. Restoration Ecology 10:1-8. IF2.2/C23 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.01053.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Middleton, B.A. 2001. A case for wetland restoration. Book review. Restoration Ecology 9:247-248. IF2.2/C2 www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118995575/PDFSTART

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2001. Degradation of mangrove tissues and implications for peat formation in Belizean island forests. Journal of Ecology 89:818-828.  Recognition: Featured in Science, Editor’s Choice. IF4.8/107

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.0022-0477.2001.00602.x/full

Spyreas, G., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2001. Effects of endophyte infection in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea: Poaceae) on community diversity. International Journal of Plant Science 162:1237-1245. IF2.0/C29 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/IJPS2001.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Hydrochory, seed banks, and regeneration dynamics across landscape boundaries in a forested wetland. Plant Ecology 146:169-184. IF1.8/C112

www.springerlink.com/content/w28pp67819819074/

Gibson, D. J., B.A. Middleton, G.W. Saunders, M. Mathis. W.T Weaver, J. Neely, J. Rivera and M. Oyler. 1999. Learning by doing ecology: long term field experiments in ecology. IF0.3/C10 American Biology Teacher 61:217-222. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4450654?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902219473

Rice, M., B.A. Middleton and D. Gibson. 1999. Fractal analysis of movement pathways in vegetated and unvegetated microlandscapes. Bios 1:176-184. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4608479?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902222123

Oyler, M., J. Rivera, M. Roffel, D. J. Gibson, B.A. Middleton and M. Mathis. 1999. The macaroni lab: a directed inquiry project on predator-prey relationships. American Biology Teacher 40:39-41. IF0.3/C1 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/gibson/macaron.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Succession and herbivory in monsoonal wetlands. Wetland Ecology and Management 6:189-202. IF0.3/C16 www.springerlink.com/content/r30811h62j6741u5/

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Flood pulsing in restoration: a feasible alternative for India? Journal of the Ecological Society 12:10-14.

Mathis, M. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Simulated herbivory and vegetation dynamics in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 7:392-398. IF2.2/C8 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.1999.72034.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. 1998. The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:93-95. IF2.7/C7 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674  

Middleton, B.A. 1998. Reply to: The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:95-98. IF2.7/C7 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674

Middleton, B.A., E. Sanchez-Rojas, B. Suedmeyer and A. Michels. 1997. Fire in a tropical dry forest of Central America: A natural part of the disturbance regime? Biotropica 29:515-517.  IF1.9/C22www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2388944?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901

Akanil, N. and B.A. Middleton. 1997. Leaf litter decomposition along the Porsuk River, Eskisehir, Turkey. Canadian Journal of Botany 75:1394-1397. IF1.4/C25 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853 OR www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Ecology of greenways. Book review.  Restoration Ecology 3: 319-322.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Seed banks and species richness potential of coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 3:311-318. IF2.2/C15

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.1995.tb00099.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and U. Melkania. 1995. Decomposition of wet grassland species in a stream of the Himalayan terai, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 21:163-168. www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v21/abstrv21_163.asp

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Sampling devices for the measurement of seed rain and hydrochory in rivers. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 122:152-155. IF1.0/C28 www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2996454?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901569553

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Decomposition and litter production in a northern bald cypress swamp.  Journal of Vegetation Science 5:271-274. IF2.9/C7 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3236160.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and E. Sanchez. 1994. Microhistological analysis of food habits in the tropics.  Vida Silvestre 3:41-47. IF0.5/C5

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Management of monsoonal wetlands for Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 20:1263-171.  /C2 www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v20/abstrv20_163.asp

van der Valk, A. G., B.A. Middleton, R. L. Williams, D. H. Mason and C. Davis. 1993. The biomass of an Indian monsoonal wetland before and after being overgrown with Paspalum distichum Vegetatio 109:81-90. IF1.8/C16 www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B. A. 1993. Habitat and food preferences of geese overwintering in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 8:181-193. IF1.8/C7  www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2559700.pdf OR   www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5248088

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, C.B. Davis, D.H. Mason, and R.L. Williams. 1992. Litter decomposition in an Indian monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum.  Wetlands 12:37-44. IF1.4/C16www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/

Middleton, B.A. and D.H. Mason. 1992. Seed herbivory by nilgai, feral cattle, and wild boar in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Biotropica 24:538-543. IF1.5/C25 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2389017.pdf

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, R.L. Williams, D.J. Mason, and C.B. Davis. 1991. Vegetation dynamics and seed banks of a monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum in northern India. Aquatic Botany 40:239-259. IF1.9/C48 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304377091900619

Middleton, B.A. 1990. Effect of water depth and clipping frequency on the growth and survival of four wetland plant species. Aquatic Botany 37:189-196. IF1.9/C30 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030437709090091X

Middleton, B.A.1988.  Food habits of geese in northern India. Journal of the Ecological Society (India) 1:37-45. /C8

Middleton, B.A. and A.G. van der Valk. 1987. The food habits of Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India. Wildfowl 38:94-102. /C12

Middleton, B.A. and D.J. Schimpf. 1986. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. Canadian Journal of Botany 64:1671-1674. IF1.4/C2 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b86-223


 

Book Chapters

Middleton, B.A., T. Klinebecker. Geographical trends of drought and effects on world wetland function and distribution. Climate Change Ecology Series. Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands (B.A. Middleton, editor).  Springer, U.K. (in press).

Middleton, B.A 2011. Multidisciplinary approaches to research in global change ecology. In: B. LePage, editor. Wetlands: integrating multidisciplinary concepts. Pages 129-136. Springer. /C3

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Cornus sericea. CABI invasive species compendium. CABI, UK. (in press).  www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=2225

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Succession. Middleton, B.A., Guntenspergen, G. (eds). Wetland structure and function. Volume 1. Encyclopedia of Wetlands, Springer, UK. (online first).

Middleton, B.A. 2011.  Disturbances, cattle grazing. Middleton, B.A., Guntenspergen, G. (eds). Wetland structure and function. Volume 1. Encyclopedia of Wetlands, Springer, UK. (online first).

Brinson, M. M., B. E. Bedford, B. Middleton, and J. Verhoeven. 2008. Temperate freshwater wetlands: Response to gradients in moisture regime, human alterations, and economic status. Pages 127-140 in N. Polunin (editor).  Aquatic Ecosystems – Trends and Global Prospects.  N. Polunin, ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. /C1 www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Ecosystems-Trends-Global-Prospects/dp/0521833272

Middleton, B.A. 2008. Invasive species. Encyclopedia of Ecology. C. Jorgensen, ed. Elsevier, Oxford, UK.  www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/ecology/overview.html

Middleton, B.A., A.B. Grootjans, K. Jensen, H.Olde Venterink and K Margóczi. 2006. Fen management and research perspectives: an overview.  Pages 247-268 in R. Bobbink, B. Beltman, J.T.A.Verhoeven and D. Whigham (eds).  Wetlands: functioning, biodiversity conservation and restoration. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. /C7 www.springerlink.com/content/l584p46t8j255050/

Middleton, B.A. 2005. Ecology and objective based management: case study of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan.  Pages 86-116 in Battles Over Nature: Science and the Politics of Conservation. V. Saberwal and M. Rangarajan, eds.  Permanent Black Publishers, New Delhi, India. /C8 books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=kPDkfki-6cEC&oi=fnd&pg= PA86&dq=Middleton+Decomposition+of+wet+grassland+&ots =M3ABTt7CXS&sig=DkS1yNliN754Jqpkuv2aa36tuBo  

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing in the regeneration and maintenance of species in riverine forested wetlands of the southeastern United States. Pages 223-294 in B. Middleton, ed. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance.  John Wiley and Sons, New York. /C57 http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq =flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Middleton, B.A. 2002. The flood pulse concept in restoration.  Pages 1-10 in B. Middleton, ed.  Flood pulsing and wetland restoration: Case histories from North America. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance.  John Wiley & Sons, New York. /C36 http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/72/04714180/0471418072.pdf

 

Reports and Maps

Davis, C.B., A.G. van der Valk, D.H. Mason, B.A. Middleton, and R.L. Williams. 1988. Ecology of a semitropical monsoonal wetland in India.  Final Report, Smithsonian #4013600, Ohio State Univ, Columbus, Ohio. /C1

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, southern Illinois.  Final Report to the Office of Research and Administration Development (#2-11770), Carbondale, IL.  

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Improvement of plant diversity in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands through treatment of the seed bank during drawdown.  Final Report to the National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Carbondale, IL.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. The role of flooding in seed dispersal: restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, Illinois.  Final Report, U.S. Geological Survey and Water Resources Center, UILU-URC-94-220. /C15 http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/iwrc/pdf/220.pdf

Starr, E. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Vegetation overlay of the cypress quad.  (Mapping project in ArcInfo as part of the larger project, “A natural resources survey of the Cache River Watershed).  Natural Resources Conservation Service, Champaign/Carbondale, IL”.

O'Neil, L.J., A.C. Webb, and B. Middleton. 2001. Habitat suitability index model: cypress/tupelo community in southern Illinois. February 2001. ERDC/EL TR-01-xx, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Bennett, D., B. Middleton, S. Kraft, C. Lant, R. Sengupta, J. Beaulieau, D. Sharpe, K. Cook, B. Burr, R. Beck, and K. Flanagan.  2001.  Ecosystem function and restoration in the Cache River Bioreserve. April 2001. Nature Conservancy, Ullin, Illinois. /C2

Middleton, B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt and K. McKee. 2006. Comparison of vegetation and soil development in mangrove restoration areas following various restoration procedures. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Final Report 401816N003.

Middleton, B.A. 2009.  Vegetation status of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Science Investigation Report 2009-5193, U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5193/

 

Proceedings

Middleton, B.A. 1980. Human traffic and response of beach vegetation at the Apostle Islands.  Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks 9:118-140.

Middleton, B.A.  1996.  Characteristics of plants in forested wetlands.  Pages 31-37 In: S. D. Roberts and R. A. Rathfon, editors.   Management of Forested Wetlands in the Central Hardwoods Region.  Symposium Proceedings, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Xiao, N, Bennett, D., B.A. Middleton, and K. Fessel. 1999.  A topographically-based model for seed dispersal and swamp dynamics. Proceedings of GIS/LIS '98. Fort Worth, TX, 10-12, November 1998. http://ir.uiowa.edu/geog_pubs/82

 

Fact Sheet, Open File Report

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Latitudinal variation in carbon storage to predict future changes in baldcypress swamps with global warming. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3019.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Cattle grazing and its long-term effects on sedge meadows.  National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3027.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Natural restoration basics for wetlands. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3053/2004-3053.htm

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Impoundment and baldcypress swamp management. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/ /C1

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Baldcypress swamp management and climate change.  National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1269/ /C1

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Invasive species and climate change.  National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/preview/of/2006/1153/pdf/of06-1153_508.pdf  /C6

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Fire management in fens and wet grasslands grazed by cattle. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/

 

Popular Press Publications

Middleton, B.A. and L.K. Mudgal. 1989. Geese of the Keoladeo. Sanctuary Magazine, India.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Wetlands in your neighborhood. Green Earth Newsletter, Carbondale, IL.

Middleton, B.A. 1997. OTS at SIU. Liana (Newsletter of the Organization of Tropical Studies).

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Ode to my father's farm truck. National Public Radio Commentary, Carbondale, Illinois (commentary read on October 26, 2000).

Middleton, B.A. 2001. Special ode to my father's farm truck. Lodi Enterprise. January 4, 2001.

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Lost and found. Natural History 3:88. IF0.1 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1134/is_2_112/ai_98254979/

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Katrina’s dance of destruction and renewal. SWS Research Briefs

www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/middleton_061209.PDF Times Accessed Online = 1523. 

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate past, climate future: a story of aquatic plants. Sound Waves, USGS. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/08/fieldwork3.html

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Old data, new problems. SWS Research Briefs. www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/ Times Accessed Online = 1179.

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Continents apart in vegetation management. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:25.

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Conservation in an age of climate change. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:5-6.

 

*C = citations in Google Scholar; IF = impact factor

 

 

 




                           

My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentbiodiversity
Ecology and Environmentbiogeography
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmentecosystem diversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentenvironmental assessment
Ecology and Environmentestuarine ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentforests
Ecology and Environmentfreshwater ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentgrasslands
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Ecology and Environmenthabitats
Ecology and Environmentisland ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentshrublands
Ecology and Environmentwetlands



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Climate Variability & Change

Wetlands and Climate Change

 

Wetland function may be altered by climate change in the future because of shifts in water fluctuation, salinity intrusion, CO2 levels, and storm intensity. I study the effects of climate change by examining patterns of function along latitudinal gradients in baldcypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps, northern peatleands, prairie fens, and floodplain wetlands. I have organized symposia, written four books, and edited three special journal volumes, which support multidisciplinary comparisons and research analysis of wetland function. Other research topics include the effects of hurricanes on coastal wetlands, flood pulsing in restoration, and biodiversity loss in fens of Europe, Asia and North America. I have developed a research network in baldcypress swamps (North American Baldcypress Swamp Network) and invite other researchers to work in these study sites dedicated to the study of long term function of swamps in the southeastern US.

 

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Public Speaking Highlights

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Public Speaking Highlights

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. Earth Day Address: Wetlands and climate change: the reconnection of people and the land. Native American Advisory Committee (NAAC), NASA Goddard Spaceflight Center, Earth Science Division for Education & Communication Colloquium, April 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. Wetland restoration in a future of hydrological stress: how much is too little? SWS, Providence, Rhode Island. Abs. (June 2015; Plenary).

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. The wind and the salt: reassembly of coastal vegetation following hurricanes. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China, January 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. Designing ecosystem monitoring networks. Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, China, January 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. Scientific writing for students. Chinese Academy of Science, Harbin/Changchun, January 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. Every day is Earth Day in Louisiana. Lions Club, Lafayette, LA, January 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2015. The wind and the salt: reassembly of coastal vegetation following hurricanes. UFL, Gainesville FL, April 2015.

·Middleton, B.A. 2013. Academia/government/consulting? Alternate career pathways for scientists. Women in Wetlands Symposium, Duluth, Minnesota, June 2013.

·Kracauer Hartig, E., Middleton, B., and Adamowicz. S. 2013. Setting the stage for preparedness to measure storm impacts in salt marshes. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, Minnesota (June 2013).

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Knee deep in alligators: a view of the swamp from below the canopy. Goddard Space Center, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Brave New World of Swamps: novel water regimes in the function and composition of swamp ecosystems. Patuxent WRC, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Multivariate statistics in vegetation analysis. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China, May 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Using R statistical software in vegetation analysis. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China, May 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Oil spill remediation of coastal wetlands. Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Hydrological remediation as a potential management tool for hydrologically altered wetlands? LUMCON, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU), Houma, LA, July 2012.

·Middleton, B.A. 2012. Flood-pulsing concept and complexity for nurturing floodplain ecosystems. NRP, National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA, February 2012.

·Middleton, B.A., JIANG Ming, and WANG Guodong. 2011.Where have all the sedges gone? Restoration potential of sedge meadows in low intensity soybean farms of the Sanjiang Plain, northeastern China. SWS, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2011).

·Middleton, B.A. 2011. Non-equilibrium dynamics of northern fens. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, October 2011.

·Middleton, B.A. 2011. Ecosystem function studies, decomposition, production and field studies.  Ecosystem Management Workshop, Dumlupinar University, Turkey. Organized by ERASMUS of the European Union (May 1-7, 2011).

·Middleton, B.A. 2010. Hydrologic remediation of oil spills in coastal swamp. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

·Middleton, B.A. 2010. Wetland conservation and climate change. Cache River Symposium, Vienna, Illinois (October 2010, keynote).

·Middleton, B.A. and JIANG Ming. 2010. Wetland restoration potential of the Sanjiang Plain, China.  Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

·Middleton, B.A. 2010. Climate change and flood pulsing in wetlands. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

·Middleton, B.A. 2009. Earth Day Address: Climate change and wetlands in India. US Consulate and C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, India. Also delivered to University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), Wildlife Institute (Dehradun), and the Keoladeo Naturalists Society (Bharatpur, India).

·Middleton, B.A. 2009. Sustainable wetland use in India. Swaminanthan Research Institute, Chennai, India. Also delivered to the Centre for Research on New International Economic Order, Chennai, India.

·Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate change and baldcypress swamps.  U.S. Forest Service, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (December 2009).

·Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate change and baldcypress swamps.  University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (September 2009).

 Middleton, B.A. 2008. Climate change and latitudinal trends in function in the baldcypress region of the United States. Departmental Seminar, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

·Middleton, B.A. 2008. Writing for students: an editor’s perspective. ESA SEEDS Minority Mentoring Program in Ecology, Duke University, Durham, NC.

·Middleton, B.A. and G.J. Smith. 2008. Overview of delta research and global observation network: the large river floodplains and deltas in South America. Symposium chair. INTECOL 8th International Wetlands Conference, Cuibá, Brazil, July 20-25, 2008, p. 128.

·Middleton, B.A., 2008, Trends in Function of Baldcypress Swamp Across Latitudes in North America and Climate Change [abs.], in Society of Wetland Scientists, Capitalizing on Wetlands, International Conference 2008, Washington D.C., May 26-30, 2008, p. 255.

·Middleton, B.A. 2008. Latitudinal trends of seed bank distribution and climate change in baldcypress swamps in North America. Symposium chair. INTECOL 8th International Wetlands Conference, Cuibá, Brazil, July 20-25, 2008, p. 127.

·Middleton, B. A. 2008. Latitudinal trends soil organic matter and climate change in baldcypress swamps in North America. SWS, Washington, DC (May 2008). Symposium Chair.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Natural Hazards IV - Storm Effects on Coastal and Upstream Wetlands and Implications for Management: Importance of Disturbance Regimes in Wetland Systems, Upstream and Coastal. Special Symposium for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Association for State Wetland Managers, Williamsburg, VA with Denise Reed/Jerry Rasmussen (August 2007).

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. The Lodi Marsh State Natural Area as a Ramsar site? U.S. National Ramsar Committee, Caddo Lake, Texas, Nov 2007.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Opening address at the Society of Wetland Scientists meeting, European Chapter, Trebon, Czech Republic, June 2007.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. USGS Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, March 2007.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Forest & Forestry Products Institute, Sapporo, Japan, Mar 2007.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Forest & Forestry Products Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, Mar 2007.

·Middleton, B.A. 2007. Volunteer program for the study of latitudinal variation in height of Lythrum salicaria in Eurasia vs. North America. Tennessee Valley Authority: 2007 Southeastern Wetlands Data Users Workshop, Knoxville Tennessee.

·Middleton, B.A. 2006. Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: joint international program and research. Plenary speaker, GLOW IV, Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

·Middleton, B.A. 2006. Cache River Initiative: Importance of flood pulsing in river restoration. The Nature Conservancy, Shawnee College, Ullin, Illinois.

·Middleton, B.A. 2006. Latitudinal trends in baldcypress swamp function and climate change in North America.  SWS, Cairns, Australia. Global Ecology Symposium Organizer.

·Middleton, B.A. 2006. Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: joint international program and research. GLOW IV, Bagamoyo, Tanzania. Plenary Speaker.

·Middleton, B.A., N. Akanil Bingol, K. Edwards and C. Ture. 2005. Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: Joint international research of Turkey, Czech Republic and the United States.  II. International Environmental Protection Scientific Committee, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. Plenary Speaker.

·Middleton, B.A. 2005. Be global, think local. Invasive species panel. Fulbright Association, Baltimore, Maryland. Plenary Speaker & Panel Member.

·Middleton, B.A. 2005. Restoration of ecosystem processes on dredged sediments in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. FWS research symposium, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA.

·Middleton, B.A. 2005. Propagule dispersal, fragmentation and restoration of mangrove swamps.  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Vero Beach, FL.

·Middleton, B.A. 2005. John Muir’s Thousand Mile Walk of Change. Lafayette UU, LA.

·Middleton, B.A. 2005. Be global, think local. Invasive species panel. Fulbright Association, Baltimore, Maryland. Invited speaker and panel member.

·Middleton, B.A. and Rudy van Diggelen. 2004. Global issues in fen/sedge meadow research, management and biodiversity maintenance: an overview and Wisconsin perspective.  INTECOL, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Symposium Organizer.

·Middleton, B.A. 2004. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. USGS- Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse, WI.

·Middleton, B.A. 2003. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. Plenary speaker: Botanical Society of America, Mobile, Alabama.

·Middleton, B.A. 2003. Latitudinal variation in primary production and carbon stores in baldcypress swamps of the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain: a surrogate for global climate change prediction.  Colloquium speaker: CCGCR, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

·Middleton, B.A. 2003. Cattle grazing and long-term effects on sedge meadows in Wisconsin.  Colloquium speaker: Texas A & M, College Station, TX.

 Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing and plant regeneration dynamics in baldcypress swamps. Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

 

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