Dr. Lawrence A. Wiedman

Professor of Biology Emeritus

Email: lwiedman@sf.edu

Professional Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy – Kent State University, 1990
  • Master of Science – Wright State University, 1982
  • Bachelor of Science – Ball State University, 1978

Expertise

  • Paleontology
  • Invert marine biology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental science

Awards and Recognition

  • Faculty of the Year – University of Saint Francis, 2001-2002
  • Geology Honor Alum – Ball State University, 2003
  • Board of Directors – Little River Wetlands Restoration Project, 2010-present
  • Citizen Advisory Board – Huntington County Solid Waste Management District, 1999-present
  • Science Adviser to Indiana Governor Mitch Daniel on Carbon Cap and Trade – 2009
  • Appointed to Fort Wayne Combined Sewer Drainage Promotion Group – 2008-2009
  • Appointed to Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard’s Green Ribbon Task Force – 2006-2007
  • Chair, Board of Directors – Indiana Natural History Society, 1994-1996
  • Visiting Expert Program Scholar – Auckland Institute of Technology Foundation/Fulbright Foundation, 1993
    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Board of Trustees, member – International Field Studies, 1995-2010
    Nelsonville, Ohio
  • Environmental and Biological Ethics Committee – International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS), 2005-present
  • Advisory Board – Eco Tourism and Environmental Science Programs, Hocking College, 2004-present
  • Appointed to mayor’s five-person task force to investigate, select and implement curbside recycling – Monmouth, Ill., 1992
  • Monmouth College Geology and Environmental Studies Programs named among nations top 150 by Peterson’s Education Guides for inclusion in “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 and Presentation – Paleontological Society, N-C GSA Meeting, 1982
  • Top Award Winner – International Science and Engineering Fair, 1974
  • Personal Presidential Goodwill Ambassador for United States President Gerald R. Ford to the Japanese Student Science Fair – 1975
  • Eagle Scout

Professional Memberships

  • Indiana Academy of Science

Publications

Books

  • Fried, E., & Wiedman, L.A. (Eds. & conveners). (February 4-5, 2005) Proceedings from the Conference on the Natural History of Andros Island, Bahamas.
  • Wiedman, L.A. (1992). A Laboratory Manual for Introductory Oceanography: Interpretations and Applications. St. Paul: West Publishing.
  • Instructor manual for above citation.
  • Several university-published field guides and lab manuals.

Peer Reviewed Journal and Proceedings Articles

  • Mullins, D.F., & Wiedman, L.A. (September 26, 2009). Andros Island: Bahamas Coral Reef Ecosystem is Living Laboratory for Students. Earthzine. Retrieved from http://www.earthzine.org/2009/09/26/education-around-earthandros-island-bahamas-coral-reef-ecosystem-is-living-laboratory-for-students/.
  • Wiedman, C.E., & Wiedman, L.A. (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 Island. June 2005; accepted via peer review for the conference proceedings.
  • Yentes, K., Roberts, K.B., & Wiedman, L.A. (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 Salvador Island. June 2007; accepted via peer review for the conference proceedings.
  • Hapner, J., Snyder, S., & Wiedman, L.A. (2007). Proceedings from the 11th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas: A Floral Cover Study of the Blue Hole Cay, Andros Island, Bahamas; The Third in a Series of Five-Year Assessments. San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Gerace Research Center. June 23-27, 2005.
  • Procise, L. (L.A. Wiedman, adviser) (2007). Proceedings from the 11th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas: Speed and Movement Patterns of the Common Caribbean Cushion Star, Oreaster reticulates. San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Gerace Research Center. June 23-27, 2005.
  • Snyder, S., Pitts, T., Eckert, M., & Wiedman, L.A. (2007). Proceedings from the 11th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas: An Investigation into the Regrowth Rate of Previously Harvested Bahamian Pine Yards, Andros Island, Bahamas. San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Gerace Research Center. June 23-27, 2005.
  • Pitts, T., Snyder, S., Eckert, M., & Wiedman, L.A. (2005). Proceedings from the Bahamas Science Alliance-ANDROS Conference: Reforestation of the Bahamian Pine Yards 1950-present. Stafford Creek, Andros Island, Bahamas: Bahamas Journal of Science. February 4-5, 2005.
  • Wishmeyer (Lahrman), A., & Wiedman, L.A. (2005). Proceedings from the 10th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas: An Archeological Study of Artifacts from South Blanket Sound, Andros Island. San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Gerace Research Center.
  • Eckert, M., Aschendorf II, E., Rice, L., Gregg, P., & Wiedman, L.A. (2005). Proceedings from the 10th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas: Regrowth Rates and Successional Patterns of Previously “Clear Cut” Bahamian Pine Yards, Andros Island, Bahamas. San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Gerace Research Center.
  • 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.
  • 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, 64(4), 679-680.
  • Wiedman, L.A., Feldmann, R.M., & Lee, D.E. (1988). Brachiopoda from the La Meseta Formation (Eocene), Seymour Island, Antarctica. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
  • Zullo, V.A., Wiedman, L.A., & Feldmann, R.M. (1988). Balanomorph cirripedia from the Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctica, and preliminary summary of the geological history of Antarctic cirripeds. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
  • McKinney, M.L., McNamera, K.F., Wiedman, L.A., & Feldmann, R.F. (1988). Echinoids from the La Meseta Formation (Eocene) Seymour Island, Antarctica. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
  • Wiedman, L.A., & Feldmann, R.M. (1988). Ichnofossils and the Depositional Environment of the La Meseta Formation (Eocene), of Antarctica. GSA Memoir Series, 169.
  • Feldmann, R. M., & Wiedman, L.A. (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, 59(1), 160-185.
  • Wiedman, L.A. (1984). Reproducibility of Biovolumetric Parameters in Community Reconstructions. Ohio Journal of Science, 84(8), 98-102.

Presentations – Abstracted – Current Directed Student Research Projects

  • “A Baseline Study of Population Levels of Red Lionfish Pterois volitans at Selected Patch Reefs of the Androsian (Bahamas) Barrier Reef Complex,” with Aaron S. Brattain and Lauren Oberley –Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2012
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Temporal Changes in Herbivory from the late 1970s to present on Selected Patch Reefs of the Androsian (Bahamas) Barrier Reef Complex,” with Vanessa Y. Herman and Aaron Meyer – Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2010
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “The Effects of the Natural Re-introduction of the Long-spined Urchin, Diadema to the Barrier Reef System along Andros Island, Bahamas,” with Amy Roberts, Melissa Boyle, Ashley Everhart and Vanessa Williams – Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2009
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “The Effects of Parrotfish Herbivory on Patch Reefs near Andros Island, Bahamas,” with Tyler Overmyer, Jenna Oberley, Christopher Cagnet and Emily Cebalt – Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2009
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Algal identification and cover on Patch Reefs near Andros Island, Bahamas,” with Thomas Meehan and Megan Selking – Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2009
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Cluster Analysis of Neritid Snails in Windward/Leeward Environments,” with Rachel Sherman and Steven Vaughn – Indiana Academy of Science, Undergraduate Research Conference, Butler University; 2006
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Monitoring the Freshwater Lens of Andros Island, Bahamas,” with Bridgett McCue – Indiana Academy of Science, submitted 2006
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “An Archeological Review of Pottery Shards from South Blanket Sound, Androw Island Bahamas Presented,” with Clair E. Wiedman – 12th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, accepted via peer review for conference proceedings; June 2007
    San Salvador Island, Bahamas
  • “Monitoring the Natural Return of the Long-spined Urchin, Diadema antillarum, and its Effects on the World’s Third Largest Barrier Reef Complex, Andros Island, Bahamas,” adviser to Kate Yentes and Kristi (Burns) Roberts – Undergraduate Research Meeting, Butler University; April 21, 2006
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Monitoring the Natural Return of the Long-spined Urchin, Diadema antillarum, and its Effects on the World’s Third Largest Barrier Reef Complex, Andros Island, Bahamas,” adviser to Kate Yentes and Kristi (Burns) Roberts – 12th Symposium on the Natural History of the Bahamas, accepted via peer review for conference proceedings; June 2007
    San Salvador Island, Bahamas
  • “Field Recognition Criteria and Inter-tidal Niche Partitioning among Three Neritid Snails, Andros Island, Bahamas,” adviser to Steven M. Vaughn and Rachel M. Sherman – Undergraduate Research Meeting, Butler University; April 21, 2006
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Fish Schooling Patterns and Habits in Marine Blue Holes,” with Jenny Nichol – 10th Natural History of the Bahamas Conference and proceedings; June 19-23, 2003
    San Salvador Island, Bahamas
  • “An Archeological Study of Artifacts from South Blanket Sound, Andros Island, Bahamas,” with A. (Lahrman) Wishmeyer – Indiana Academy of Science Annual Meeting, Butler University; October 2002
    Indianapolis, Ind.
  • “Undergraduate Collaborative Student Research with an International Flavor, Andros Island, Bahamas, the University of Saint Francis Mode” – 9th Natural History of the Bahamas Conference; June 2001
    San Salvador Island, Bahamas
  • “Integrating Field Studies as a Retention Tool for Undergraduate Institutions” – Dean’s Conference, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne; March 2000
    Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • “Developing a Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Culture as an Integral Curriculum Component in Tertiary Science Education,” abstract and program – N-C GSA Sectional Meeting, March 1994
    Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • “A Comparison of Ooid Grains on Joulter’s Cay, Bahamas,” abstract and program with J.K. Henson – N-C GSA Sectional Meeting; May 1992
    Iowa City, Iowa
  • “A New Carbonate Facies and Topographic Map of Pigeon Cay, Andros Island, Bahamas and Depositional Environmental Analysis of the Area,” abstract and program with D.M. Kamadulski – Annual GSA Meeting; October 1991
    San Diego, Calif.

    • For Kamadulski to be eligible for student presentation award, Wiedman was initially omitted from abstract.
  • “Teaching a Lab-based Oceanography Course at a Landlocked Institution,” abstract and program – N-C GSA Meeting, University of Toledo; 1991
    Toledo, Ohio
  • “Symposium on Earth Science Education in the 1990s,” abstracts and program – N-C GSA Meeting opening remarks; 1990
    Macomb, Ill.
  • “An Enigmatic Glacial Deposit near Joy, (West-Central) Illinois,” abstracts and program with R.A. Welch – Illinois Academy of Science’s Annual Meeting; October 1990
    Champaign, Ill.
  • “A New Collegiate/Professional Short Course on Soils, Geomorphology and Bedrock Geology; Warren County (Western Illinois),” abstract and program with D.E. Liniger – Illinois Academy of Science Meeting; 1989
    Chicago, Ill.
  • “Using a Historical/Geological Walking Tour of a Local Area to Introduce Liberal Arts Students to Earth Science Studies,” with K.A. Emmert – National Association of Geology Teachers 50th Annual Meeting; April 1988
    Rock Island, Ill.
  • “Successfully integrating the Extended College Community into the Undergraduate Geology Program; a Case Study from Monmouth, Illinois,” abstract and program with R. Pletz – N-C GSA Annual Meeting; April 1988
    Akron, Ohio

In addition, Dr. Wiedman completed several other abstracted professional talks prior to 1988. Citations, abstract copies and presentation titles are available upon request.

Grants and Patents

  • Ball Brothers Foundation – $7,000 Student Research Travel Grant; 2008
  • Center for Academic Excellence & Scholarship (CAES) – $20,000 Eli Lilly Foundation Research and Travel Grant; 2005 & 2006, 2007
  • Foellinger Foundation – Summer Program Grant, with R. Hurley from USF; 1995
  • Illinois State Board Education – $184,000 Science Literacy Grant, Education Service Center #11, JEI Implementation in west-central Illinois; 1994-95
  • Auckland Institute of Technology Foundation/Fulbright Foundation Grant ($9,000) – Visiting Expert Program; 1993
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)/Keck Foundation ($140,000) – GSA SAGE/PEP Centers for Excellence, $55,000 rewrite award granted by NSF; 1993
  • West Publishing, St. Paul, Minn. – Three Manuscript Preparation Grants, $4,500 total; 1991, 1992, 1993

Community Service

  • Little River Wetlands Project – board of directors, 2009-present
    • Chair, 2010-2013
  • Historic Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival – planning board, 1998-present
    • Area chair, 2005-present
  • Roanoke Arts Council, A Renaissance in Roanoke – board of directors, 2009-present
  • Huntington County Solid Waste Management District – citizen advisory board, 1999-present

Curriculum Vitae

View Larry Wiedman’s curriculum vitae.