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Dana L. Price, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Biological Sciences
Henson Hall 234
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD 21801
410-543-6498
dlprice@salisbury.edu

 

 

Dana L. Price

Department of Biological Sciences

Salisbury University

1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury MD 21801
Ph: 410-543-6498; Email: dlprice@salisbury.edu

 

Updated January 2020

 

PROFESSIONAL appointments:

Associate Professor, Salisbury University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Salisbury, MD, 2013-Present

Assistant Professor, Salisbury University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Salisbury, MD, 2008-2012

Postdoctoral Researcher, American Museum of Natural History (Division of Invertebrate Zoology), 2007-2008

 

Education

PhD. Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University, 2007.

M.S. Entomology and Applied Ecology, University of Delaware, 2001.

B.S. Biological Sciences (Zoology), Salisbury State University, 1994.

 

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Hagadorn, M.A., K. Mitchell, J. Restein and D.L. Price. Dung beetles on Organic and Conventionally Managed Cattle Farms across Maryland. Submitted to The Coleopterists Bulletin. October 2019. Accepted December 2019.


Price, D.L., E. Rowe, H.R. Mann. In Press. Attraction of Ants to Different Baits in the E.A. Vaughn Wildlife Management Area, Worcester Co., Maryland. Submitted to Myrmecological News, November 2019. Accepted December 2019.


Simons, P. and D.L. Price.
2019. New state record for Deltochilum gibossum (Fabricius) in Maryland, USA. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73(1): 200–201.

Mann, H.R., E. Rowe, J. Selfridge, and D.L. Price. 2018. Leaf Litter and Arboreal Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in a Mid-Atlantic Forest. Northeastern Naturalist 25(2): 341–354.

Simons, P., M. Molina, M.A. Hagadorn, and D.L. Price.
2018. Monitoring of Dung Beetle (Scarabaeidae and Geotrupidae) Activity Along Maryland's Coastal Plain.
Northeastern Naturalist 25(1): 87–100.

 

Rentz, E. and D.L. Price. 2016. Species Diversity and Succession of Dung Beetles to Horse Dung on Assateague Island. Coleopterists Bulletin 70(1): 95-104.

 

Nemes, S.N. and D.L. Price. 2015. Illustrated Keys to the Scarabaeinae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) of Maryland. Northeastern Naturalist 22(2): 318-344.

 

Dyer, N.W. and D.L. Price. 2013. Notes on the Diversity and Foraging Height of Carrion Beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the Nassawango Creek Preserve, Maryland. The Coleopterists Bulletin 67(3): 397-400.

 

Price, D.L. and F. Feer. 2012. Are There Pitfalls to Pitfalls? Dung Beetle Sampling in French Guiana.  Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 12(3): 325-331.

 

Price, D.L., L. Brenneman, and R.E. Johnston. 2012. Dung Beetles Communities of Eastern Maryland. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 114(1): 142-151

 

Price, D. L. and M. L. May. 2009. Behavioral Ecology of Phanaeus Dung Beetles (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): Review and New Observations. Acta Zoologica Mexicana, 25(1): 211-238.

 

Price, D. L. 2009. Phylogeny and Biogeography of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae). Systematic Entomology 34: 137-150. Published online, 2008.

[Top third downloaded paper for 2009]

 

Price, D. L. 2007. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) Based on Morphological Data. Insect Systematics and Evolution 38(1): 1-18.

 

Price, D. L. 2006. Notes on the Scarabaeoid Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Geotrupidae, and Trogidae) of Hutcheson Memorial Forest, New Jersey, U.S.A. Entomological News 117(3): 347-350.

 

Price, D. L. 2005. Descriptions of the Male and Female Genitalia of Phanaeus (Macleay) (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae): The Vindex Species Group. Coleopterists Bulletin 59(2): 197-203.

 

Price, D. L. 2004. Species Diversity and Seasonal Abundance of Scarabaeoid Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Aphodiidae, Trogidae) in Central New Jersey. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 112(4): 334- 347. 

 

Price, D. L., J. Hough-Goldstein, and M. T. Smith. 2003. Biology, Rearing, and Preliminary Evaluation of the Host Range of Two Potential Biological Control Agents for Mile-a-minute Weed, Polygonum perfoliatum L. Environmental Entomology 32(1): 229-236.

 

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED Articles

Hagadorn, M.A., and D.L. Price. 2012. Quick Guide for the Identification of Maryland Scarabaeoidea. Department of Biological Sceinces, Salisbury University. Pg. 54.

 

Biology Department Newsletter Editor.  Two Newsletters are disseminated each Fall and Spring semester.  http://www.salisbury.edu/biology/Dept newsletters.html

 

Price, D. L. 2006. Website Developed for the William L. Hutcheson Memorial Forest Research Center, http://rci.rutgers.edu/~hmforest

 

Price, D. L. 2006. Picture of Phanaeus vindex published in LEGACY Conserving New York State’s Biodiversity.  The American Museum of Natural History and the New York State Biodiversity Research Institute.

 

Price, D. L. 2004. Recyclers of the Trail. New York/New Jersey Trail Conference Newsletter. July/August Issue. 

 

 

GRANTS and Awards:

2019    Salisbury University, Summer Faculty Fellowship ($1000)

2019    Salisbury University, Office of Graduate Studies and Research (Student Research Fellowship $2597)

2017    Salisbury University, Faculty Minigrant ($800)
2017    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($800)

2017    Salisbury University Foundation Grant ($800)
2016    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $1850; equipment $500)
2015    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $7000; equipment $1500)

2015    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($400)

2014    Salisbury University Outstanding Research Mentor Award
2014    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $7000; equipment $1500)

2013    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($1000)

2013    Salisbury University Faculty Development Travel Award ($400)

2013    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $7000; equipment $2000)

2012    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($342)

2012    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $9000; equipment $2995)

2012    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($489)

2011    Salisbury University Foundation Grant ($1000)

2011    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $7500; equipment $3000)

2010    Salisbury University, Faculty Development Travel Grant ($400)

2010    Guerrieri Undergraduate Summer Research Endowment (student support $2500; equipment $350)

2010    Salisbury University, Henson School Travel Award ($222)

2007    Entomological Society of America, Travel Award. ($100)

2005    Scarab Research Network Travel Grant.  Travel to Florida. ($250)

2004    Hutcheson Memorial Forest Summer Research Grant.  Dung beetle research($1,500)

2004    Scarab Research Network Travel Grant.  Travel to Costa Rica. ($650)

2004    Rutgers University Graduate School Travel Award. ($175)

2003    Hutcheson Memorial Forest Summer Research Grant. Dung beetle research. ($1,200)

2003    Rutgers University Graduate School Travel Award. ($300)  

2002    Hutcheson Memorial Forest Summer Research Grant. Dung beetle research. ($1,500)

2001    Entomological Society of America Conference, Eastern Branch Meeting, Harrisburg, PA

          Third Prize in the Student Paper Competition. ($100)

 

 

Professional Presentations (*Undergraduate; **GrADUATE):

D.L. Price. 2018. Jewels and Horns: Maryland's Beetle Oddities. Salisbury University, Department of Biological Sciences                 Seminar Series.


Simon's, P., M. Molina*, M.A. Hagadorn**, and D.L. Price. 2017. Monitoring of dung beetle activity along Maryland's Coastal         Plain. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference, Portland Oregon.


D.L. Price. 2014. An Inordinate Fondness for Dung Beetles. Entomological Society of America, Eastern

Branch Conference, Williamsburg, VA. [Invited Speaker]

 

E. Rentz**, and D.L. Price. 2013. Diversity and succession of dung beetles to horse dung on

Assateague Island, Maryland. Entomological Society of America, Austin,Texas. [Invited Speaker]

 

D.L. Price, and F. Feer. 2013. Dung beetles as indicators of habitat health: Sampling in French

Guiana. Entomological Society of America Conference, Austin, Texas. [Invited Speaker]

 

Dyer, N.* and D.L. Price. 2013. Notes on the diversity and foraging height of the carrion beetles

(Coleoptera: Silphidae) of the Nassawago Creek Preserve, Maryland, USA. Ecological Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Conference, Dover, Delaware.

 

Price, D.L., L.M. Brenneman*, and R.E. Johnston*. 2012. Dung Beetles Communities (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, and Geotrupidae) of Eastern Maryland. Ecological Society of America, Mid-Atlantic Conference.

 

Price, D.L. 2012. An Inordinate Fondness for Dung Beetles. University of Maryland, College Park. Department of Entomology.  [Invited Speaker]

 

Price, D.L. 2011. The Search for Living Jewels: Scarabs. Salisbury University Henson School of Science and Technology Seminar Series. October 2011.

 

Price, D.L., L. Brenneman*, and R. Johnston*. 2011. Dung Beetles of Eastern Maryland's Eastern Shore. Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch Conference, Harrisburg, PA. [Poster]

 

Price, D.L. 2011. An Inordinate Fondness for Dung Beetles. University of Delaware, Graduate Program of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology.  [Invited Speaker]

 

Brenneman, L.* and D.L. Price. 2010. Species diversity of dung beetles (Scarabaeidae, Geotrupidae, and Trogidae) collected on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Entomological Society of America, Eastern Branch Conference, Annapolis, MD. [Poster]

 

Price, D.L. 2009. If you make it, they will come: Dung Beetle Ecology and Evolution. Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.  Department of Biological Sciences Fall Seminar series.

 

Price, D.L. 2008. Phylogeny, Biogeography and Behavior of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Salisbury University, Salisbury, MD.

 

Price, D.L. 2007. Phylogeny, Biogeography and Behavior of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Entomological Society of America, SOLA, San Diego, CA. [Invited Speaker]

 

Price, D. L. 2007. Phylogeny, Biogeography and Behavior of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae). Rutgers University, Ph.D. Dissertation defense.

 

Price, D.L. 2005. Phylogenetic Analysis of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae), Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. [Poster]

 

Price, D.L. 2005. Recyclers of the Earth, Dung Beetles of Central New Jersey, The New York Entomological Society, American Museum of Natural History, New York. [Invited Speaker]

 

Price, D.L. 2004. Preliminary Phylogeny of the Dung Beetle Genus Phanaeus (Scarabaeidae: Scarabaeinae) using Morphological Data, VI Reunion LatnAmericano de Scarabaeoidologia, Earth University, Costa Rica.


Price, D.L. 2004. Current Research and Future Studies, Scarab Research Network Meeting, EARTH University, Costa Rica.

 

Price, D.L. 2003. Scarabaeoid Dung Beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Geotrupidae, Trogidae) Collected in Three Habitats of Central New Jersey, Entomological Society of America Conference, Cinncinnati, Ohio.

 

Price, D.L. and M.L. May. 2002. Tapping Rate as an Indicator of Genetic Quality in the Male Dung Beetle (Onthophagus hecate Panzer), Rutgers University Entomological Symposium. [Poster]

 

Price, D.L. 2001. Biology and Host Specificity of Timandra griseata (Lepidoptera: Geometridae) and Homorosoma chinensis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), Candidate Biological Control Agents for Mile-a-minute Weed, Polygonum perfoliatum, Department of Entomology and Applied Ecology, University of Delaware, M.S. Defense.

 

Price, D.L. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2001. Host Specificity Testing of Homorosoma chinensis (Wagner) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae), a Potential Biological Control Agent for Mile-a-minute weed. Entomological Society of America Conference, Eastern Branch Meeting, Harrisburg, PA, Third Prize in Student Paper Competition

 

Price, D.L. and J. Hough-Goldstein. 2000. Chinese Insects as Potential Biocontrol Agents for the Mile-a-minute Weed, Entomological Society of America Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada [Poster]

 

Price, D.L. 2000. Chinese Insects as Potential Biocontrol Agents for the Mile-a-minute Weed, USDA ARS Beneficial Insect Introductions Research Laboratory, Newark, DE, [Invited Speaker]

 

Price, D.L. 2000. Chinese Insects as Potential Biocontrol Agents for the Mile-a-minute Weed, Entomological Society of America Conference, Eastern Branch Meeting, Springfield, MA, Northeast Working Group on Biological Control:Updates on biological control projects of regional interest [Invited Speaker]

 

 

PUBLICATION REVIEWER:

Annals of the Entomological Society of America, Biodiversity and Conservation, Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society, Biotropica, Coleopterists Bulletin, Entomotropica, Entomologica Experimentalis et Applicata, Environmental Entomology, Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, Journal of Biogeography,  Journal of the Entomological Research Society, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Maryland Naturalist, National Science Foundation, Northeastern Naturalist, Scientific Reports, Southeastern Naturalist, Systematic Entomology, Soil Science, Science and Total Environment

 

 

TRAVEL/RESEARCH:

  • Florida, Archbold Biological Station

  • National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

  • Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada

  • Costa Rica, Universidad EARTH

  • American Museum of Natural History, New York

  • Texas (personal collection of W. D. Edmonds

  • Philadelphia Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

  • University of Nebraska State Insect Museum, Lincoln, NE


FIELD EXPERIENCE:

  • Peru (2012) - 10 day Scarab Workshop in Chanchamayo

  • French Guiana (2005) - 3 week collection trip in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institute (two weeks at the Nouragues Biological Station, and one week in Kaw Mountain)

  • Arizona, and Texas (2003) - 2 week collection trip

  • Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Massachusetts, Maine, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Carolina, and New York

  • I have collected extensively in both New Jersey (2002-2006) and Maryland (2009-Present).


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

Coleopterists Society

Ecological Society of America

Entomological Society of America

Entomological Society of Washington

Scarab Research Network

 

 

Committees and Activities:

  • Graduate Program Director (Fall 2013-Present)

  • Graduate Curriculum Committee Chair (2017 - 2019)
  • Graduate Curriculum Committee Member (2016 - Present)
  • Graduate Council (Fall 2013-Present)

  • Graduate Committee, Department of Biological Sciences (Spring 2012-Present)

  • Biology Department Newsletter Editor (2009-2016) - http://www.salisbury.edu/biology/Dept newsletters.html

  • Salisbury University Student Research Committee (2011-2016) - http://www.salisbury.edu/susrc/

  • Salisbury University Student Research Committee Chair (2015-2016)
  • Henson General Education Committee
  • Biology 210 Committee (2009 - 2016)
  • Alumni Committee (2009 - 2016)
  • SU Relay for Life Team (2010 - 2015)
  • Faculty Search Committees (2015, 2017)

 

 

Graduate Research Students

Denise Manole - Salisbury University (Spring 2019 - Present)
Brett Mann - Salisbury University (Spring 2015 - Fall 2016)

Mallory Hagadorn - Salisbury University (Spring 2013 - Spring 2016)
Elizabeth Rentz - Salisbury University (Spring 2011 - Spring 2013)

 

Undergraduate Research Students

Courtney Rogall (Spring 2020)
Lien Miller (Spring 2020)
Kara Adamopoulis (Fall 2019)
Abigail Wilson (Summer 2019 - Present)
Arella Hill Spring (Spring 2019)
Kevin Auerbach (Spring 2019)
Christina Day (Fall 2018 - Spring 2019) - Outdoor Education Specialist

Denise Manole (Spring 2018 - Fall 2018) - Masters Program in Applied Biology, SU

Brittany Knight (Spring 2016 - Fall 2016)

Kristina Jourdanis (Fall 2016)
Caitlin Nicodemi (Spring 2016) - Bass Pro Shops

Emily Rowe (Spring 2015 - Summer 2016) - Accessioner II, Gene DX
Michael Molina (Spring 2015 - Fall 2015)

Emily Rossbach (Spring 2015 - Fall 2015) -  Dover Air Force Base Forensic Scientist

Patrick Simons (Spring 2014 - Fall 2015) - Maryland DNR

Samantha Rodrigues (Spring 2015)

Kaitlyn Mitchell (Summer 2013 - Spring 2015) - National Park Service

Katie Ballentine (Spring 2014 - Fall 2014)

Julie Schmidt (Fall 2013)

Joseph Restein (Spring 2013 - Fall 2013) - Dove Point, Salisbury, MD

Simone Nemes (Spring 2012 - Spring 2013) - Horticulture at the Harvard Arnold Arboretum, Boston, MA.

Jennifer Shaughney (Summer 2012 - Fall 2012) - Curator at the University of New Mexico State Arthropod Museum

Mallory Hagadorn (Spring 2012 - Fall 2012) - Utah State University Graduate Program (Ph.D.)

David Ortiz (Spring 2012) - Works at the Pentagon

Stephen Kelly (Summer 2011) - Bioinfomormatics

Jason Smith (Spring 2011 - Fall2011)

Nelson Dyer (Fall 2010 - Fall 2012) - University of Kentucky Dentistry School, Dentist

Ryan Johnston (Spring 2010 - Spring 2011) - Delaware State Police

Lauren Brenneman (Summer 2009 - Spring 2010) - Pilot