patrick D. Shirey

 
 

EDUCATION


Ph.D. Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, January 5, 2014

     Dissertation: An interdisciplinary approach to inform ecological restoration

                          and environmental policy: Merging ecology, history, & law


J.D. Law, The Pennsylvania State University: The Dickinson School of Law, May 2007

     Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

     Environmental Law Review, Senior Editor


M.S. Wildlife Science, New Mexico State University, December 2004

     Thesis: Foraging habits and habitat utilization of Rio Grande silvery minnow


B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Science, School of Forest Resources

     The Pennsylvania State University, August 2001


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS


Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame. Notre Dame, IN. Jan. 2014 – May 2014


PUBLICATIONS


Martin, L.J., J.E. Quinn, E.C. Ellis, M.R. Shaw, M.A. Dorning, C.E. Kraft, L. Hallett, N. Heller, R. Hobbs, E. Law, N. Michel, M. Perring, P.D. Shirey, and R. Wiederholt. Conservation opportunities across the world’s anthromes. Diversity and Distributions. In press.


Shirey, P.D., B.N. Kunycky, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. Commercial trade of federally listed threatened and endangered plants in the United States. Conservation Letters 6(5): 300-316.   


Medley, C.N., and P.D. Shirey. Review and reinterpretation of Rio Grande silvery minnow reproductive ecology using egg biology, life history, hydrology, and geomorphology information.  Ecohydrology 6(3): 491-505.  Contact Patrick for PDF.


Shirey, P.D., and G.A. Lamberti. 2011. Regulate trade in rare plants. Nature 469: 465-467. 


Shirey, P.D., and G.A. Lamberti. 2010. Assisted colonization under the U.S. Endangered Species Act. Conservation Letters 3(1): 45-52.


Cowley, D.E., J.C. Alleman, R. Sallenave, R.R. McShane, and P.D. Shirey. 2009. Effects of salinity on specific gravity and viability of eggs of a North American minnow (Cyprinidae). Scientia Marina 73(S1): 43-58.


Shirey, P.D., D.E. Cowley, and R. Sallenave. 2008. Diatoms from gut contents of museum specimens of an endangered minnow suggest long-term ecological changes in the Rio Grande (US). Journal of Paleolimnology 40(1): 263-272.


Cowley, D.E., P.D. Shirey, and M.D. Hatch. 2006. Ecology of the Rio Grande silvery minnow (Cyprinidae: Hybognathus amarus) inferred from specimens collected in 1874. Reviews in Fisheries Science 14: 111-125.  Contact Patrick for PDF


AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS


George Melendez Wright Climate Change Fellowship from the National Park Service, 2012/2013 academic year; 1 of 14 awarded nationally; research grant (for travel, equipment, and salary)


Bayer Predoctoral Research Fellowship, University of Notre Dame Center for Environmental Science and Technology, 2011/2012 academic year; half-year stipend


Graduate Research Poster Symposium, University of Notre Dame, 2nd Place in College of Science, February 4, 2011


American Fisheries Society Skinner Memorial Travel Award to attend the 140th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA


Ecological Society of America Graduate Student Policy Award – Participation in Congressional Visits Day with the Biological and Ecological Sciences Coalition, Washington, D.C. April 20 – 22, 2010. Link to podcast.  


NSF Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT), Global Linkages of Biology, the Environment and Society (GLOBES http://globes.nd.edu), University of Notre Dame, August 2008 – May 2011; stipend, tuition waiver, research expenses


Center for Aquatic Conservation Fellowship, University of Notre Dame (http://aquacon.nd.edu), January 2009 – May 2009; semester stipend, tuition waiver, research expenses


The Carter Award for the highest combined grades in Environmental Law and Environmental Litigation, Penn State Dickinson School of Law, Class of 2007


Irma Shockley Graduate Student Scholarship, Department of Fishery and Wildlife Sciences, New Mexico State University, 2003


WORK EXPERIENCE (2005-2007)


Admissions Representative, The Dickinson School of Law, September 2006 – August 2007

--Responsible for answering applicant questions and guiding tours for prospective students


Forest Resource Planning Internship, Bureau of Forestry, Pennsylvania DCNR, Summer 2006

--Researched issues for Private Lands Planning including land parcelization and habitat         fragmentation in Pennsylvania forests


Office of the Regulatory Counsel Externship, Pennsylvania DEP, August 2005 – April 2006

--Researched law and policy issues in natural resources, agriculture, easements, contracts, and water law


Resources Management and Planning Internship, Bureau of State Parks, Pennsylvania DCNR, Summer 2005

--Created state park management maps and white-tailed deer hunting maps using ArcGIS software


INVITED PRESENTATIONS


Shirey, P.D., B.N. Kunycky, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. Commercial Internet trade of endangered plants creates opportunity for do-it-yourself assisted colonization. April 21, 2011. Ball State University, Muncie, IN 


Shirey, P.D., M.A. Brueseke, A.H. Moerke, and G.A. Lamberti. Long-term monitoring of fish assemblage response to a reach-scale urban stream restoration in northwest Indiana. March 5, 2010. Macalester College, St. Paul, MN


Shirey, P.D. Historical ecology techniques for the management and restoration of rivers. History & Science on the St. Croix Workshop. Co-Hosted by Macalester College, the Minnesota Historical Society, and the St. Croix River Association, March 4, 2010. Minnesota History Center, St. Paul, MN


Shirey, P.D., J. Medland, F.B. Pratt, Jr., and G.A. Lamberti. Using the past to guide future restoration: Cold-water fish habitat history of the Namekegon River, Wisconsin. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway Quarterly All-Staff Meeting, October 28, 2009. St. Croix Falls, WI


CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS


Shirey, P.D. and G.A. Lamberti. Context-dependent stream restoration in a forested Michigan watershed and an urban Indiana watershed:  Lessons for applied ecology. Society for Ecological Restoration: 5th World Conference on Ecological Restoration. October 6-11, 2013. Madison, WI


Shirey, P.D. Merging ecology, history, and law to inform environmental policy at the federal level: Challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary research. Special symposium: The Ecology-Policy Interface: Perspectives on Student Engagement. To be presented at the Ecological Society of America meeting August 4-9, 2013. Minneapolis, MN


Shirey, P.D., N.T. Evans, M. Prosser, J. Medland, and G.A. Lamberti. Identifying climate change refuge for at-risk, native brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) of the Namekagon River.

George Wright Society Conference, March 12, 2013. Denver, CO


Shirey, P.D., N.T. Evans, M. Prosser, J. Medland, and G.A. Lamberti. Identifying climate change refuge for at-risk, native brook trout of the wild and scenic Namekagon River. St. Croix Research Rendezvous. Warner Nature Center, October 16, 2012. Marine on St. Croix, MN


Shirey, P.D., D.T. Chaloner, S. Ryzner, and G.A. Lamberti. The role of environmental legislation for the preservation and restoration of rivers. American Fisheries Society 140th Annual Meeting. September 2010. Pittsburgh, PA


Shirey, P.D., B.N. Kunycky, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. Implications of commercial trade for assisted colonization of endangered plants. Ecological Society of America 2010 Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA


Shirey, P.D., M.A. Brueseke, A.H. Moerke, and G.A. Lamberti. Long-term monitoring of fish assemblage response to a reach-scale urban stream restoration in northwest Indiana. Indiana Chapter of the American Fisheries Society 40th Annual Meeting. February 17, 2010. Elkhart, IN


Shirey, P.D., J. Medland, F.B. Pratt, Jr., and G.A. Lamberti. Using the past to guide future restoration: Cold-water fish habitat history of the Namekegon River, Wisconsin. North American Benthological Society, May 2009. Grand Rapids, MI


Shirey, P.D., and D.E. Cowley. River paleolimnology using diatoms from the gut contents of Rio Grande silvery minnows collected in northern New Mexico in 1874 and 1978. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, February 2007. Santa Fe, NM


Shirey, P.D., and D.E. Cowley. Gut contents of Rio Grande silvery minnow: environmental conditions of the Rio Grande as inferred by diatom frustules. Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society 21(1):284, June 2004. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Shirey, P.D., and D.E. Cowley. Examination of plains minnow gut contents using scanning electron microscopy. New Mexico/Arizona chapters of the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, 36th Joint Annual Meeting, February 2003. Gallup, NM


CONTRIBUTED POSTERS


Shirey, P.D., B.N. Kunycky, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. Commercial Internet trade of endangered plants creates opportunity for do-it-yourself assisted colonization. Developing Ecologically-Based Conservation Targets Under Global Change: The 2nd Emerging Issues Conference of the Ecological Society of America. February 26 – March 1, 2012.


Shirey, P.D. An interdisciplinary approach to inform ecological restoration: Merging ecology, history, and law. NSF IGERT 2010 Project Meeting, Notre Dame GLOBES Fellow Representative. May 23-25, 2010. Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.C.


*Kunycky, B.N., P.D. Shirey, D.T. Chaloner, M.A. Brueseke, and G.A. Lamberti. Establishing the extent and potential impacts of the commercial trade of endangered plants. Assisted Migration of Plants Symposium. Chicago Botanic Garden. June 11, 2010. Glencoe, IL. *Undergraduate student. 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & SERVICE


American Fisheries Society, Parent Society, 2006 – present

    Pennsylvania Chapter, 2005 – present

        Student Representative, Executive Committee 2005 – 2007

        Bid Committee for 2010 meeting in Pittsburgh, PA

    New Mexico State University Student Chapter

        President, May – December 2003

        Secretary, August 2002 – May 2003

    Indiana Chapter, 2010 – present


American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, present

    Public Policy Committee member, June 2010 – December 2013


Ecological Society of America, 2010 – present


Society of Conservation Biology, 2010 – present


Society for Ecological Restoration, 2013 – present


New Mexico State University Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science, 2002-2003

    Graduate Student Representative for Department Facilities Committee

    Graduate Student Representative for Aquatic Ecology Faculty Search Committee


Penn State Dickinson Environmental Law Society

    Vice President, 2005 – 2006

    Secretary, 2004 – 2005



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