Curriculum Vitae

 

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Effects of landscape-scale factors (i.e., geology, land cover, climate) on physical and biological features of river systems

  • River catchment hydrology and stream channel geomorphology

  • Ecological assessment

  • Sustainable management of aquatic systems

CURRENT POSITION

Assistant Professor. Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan.

January 2007 to present

Appointment is 50% research, 30% teaching, and 20% outreach

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy. 2005. Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Master of Science. 2001. Resource Ecology and Management, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor of Science. 1994. Scientific Writing, College of Literature, Science, and Arts, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

AWARDS

  • 2012 Group Achievement Award for National Fish Habitat Assessment Work.  From the American Institute of Fishery Research Biologists

  • Eli Lilly Teaching Fellowship. From Michigan State University, 2010-2011 academic year

  • Scientific Achievement in Support of Fish Habitat Conservation. From National Fish Habitat Action Plan Board, April, 2011

  • The Fishery Alumni Memorial Award. From School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, April, 2005

  • Rackham Dissertation Completion Fellowship. From Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, September, 2004

  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award. From Rackham Graduate School, University of Michigan, April, 2003

  • The Superior Teaching Award. From School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, April, 2003

  • Karl Kidder Scholarship. From School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan, April, 1997

PUBLICATIONS

Post-doctoral research associates or graduate students for whom I am primary or co-advisor are underlined

 

In review

  • Allan, J. D., P.B. McIntyre, S.D.P. Smith, B.S. Halpern, G. Boyer, A. Buchsbaum, A. Burton, L. Campbell, L. Chadderton, J. Ciborowski, P. Doran, T. Eder, D.M. Infante, L.B. Johnson, C.G. Joseph, A.L. Marino, A. Prusevich, J. Read, J. Rose, E. Rutherford, S. Sowa, and A. Steinman. In review. Joint analysis of stressors and ecosystems services to enhance restoration effectiveness. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

  • Deweber, J. T., Y. P. Tsang, D. M. Infante, J. B. Whittier, D. Krueger, and G. Whelan. In review. Representativeness of stream flow and water temperature data in the US. Fisheries.

  • Esselman, P.C., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, A. Cooper, D. Wieferich, Y. Tsang, D. Thornbrugh, and W. W. Taylor. In review. Regional fish community indicators of ecological condition for rivers of the conterminous United States. Ecological Indicators.

  • Januchowski-Hartley, S. R., P. B. McIntyre, M. Diebel, P. Doran, D. M. Infante, C. Joseph, and J. D. Allan. In review. Restoring aquatic ecosystem connectivity requires expanding barrier inventories. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

  • Wang, L., T. Brenden, J. Lyons, and D. M. Infante. In review. Prediction of in-stream physical habitat for Michigan and Wisconsin wadeable streams using GIS-derived landscape data. River Research and Applications.

 

In press

  • Esselman, P. C., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, W. W. Taylor, R. W. Tingley III, J. Fenner, A. Cooper, D. Wieferich, D. Thornbrugh, J. Ross. In press. A landscape assessment of fish habitat conditions in United States rivers and their watersheds. Report by the Assessment Team to the Science and Data Committee and Board of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan.

  • Wehrly, K. E., L. Wang, D. M. Infante, A. Cooper, C. Geddes, L. Stanfield, and E. R. Rutherford. In press. Landscape change and its influences on aquatic habitat and fisheries in the Great Lakes Basin. Chapter in W. Taylor, A. Lynch, and N. Leonard, editors. Great Lakes Fisheries Policy and Management: A Binational Perspective, 2nd Edition. Michigan State University Press, East Lansing, Michigan.

  • Wills, T. C., T. G. Zorn, A. J. Nuhfer, and D. M. Infante. In press. Stream Status and Trends Program sampling protocols. Chapter 26 in J. C. Schneider, editor. Manual of fisheries survey methods II: With periodic updates. Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Special Report 25, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

2011

  • Esselman, P. C., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, D. Wu, A. Cooper, and W. W. Taylor. 2011. An initial assessment of integrated landscape disturbance on river fish habitats in the conterminous United States. Restoration Ecology 23:133-151.

  • Esselman, P. C., D. M. Infante, L. Wang, D. Wu, A. Cooper, and W. W. Taylor. 2011. An initial assessment of integrated human disturbances on stream fish habitats in the conterminous United States. Report by the Assessment Team to the Science and Data Committee and Board of the National Fish Habitat Action Plan, www.fishhabitat.org.

  • Wang, L., D. M. Infante, A. Cooper, J. Lyons, and J. Stewart. 2011. Effects of dams in river networks on fish assemblages in non-impoundment sections of rivers in Michigan and Wisconsin, USA. River Research and Applications 27:473-487.

  • Wang, L., D. M. Infante, P. C. Esselman, A. Cooper, D. Wu, W. W. Taylor, D. Beard, G. Whelan, and A. Ostroff. 2011. A hierarchical spatial framework and database for the National river fish habitat condition assessment. Fisheries 36:436-449.

2010

  • Infante, D. M., and J. D. Allan. 2010. Response of stream fish assemblages to local-scale habitat as influenced by landscape:  A mechanistic investigation of stream fish assemblages. In: Community ecology of stream fishes. K. Gido and D. Jackson, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

2009

  • Infante, D. M., J. D. Allan, S. Linke, and R. Norris. 2009. Relationship of fish and macroinvertebrate assemblages to environmental factors:  Implications for community concordance. Hydrobiologia 623:87-103.

2006

  • Infante, D. M., M. J. Wiley, and P. Seelbach. 2006. Relationships among channel shape, catchment characteristics, and fish in lower Michigan streams. In: Influences of landscape on stream habitats and biological assemblages. R. M. Hughes, L. Wang, and P. W. Seelbach, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

  • Diana, M. J., J. D. Allan, and D. M. Infante. 2006. The influence of habitat and land use on fish assemblages of streams in southeastern Michigan. In: Influences of landscape on stream habitats and biological assemblages. R. M. Hughes, L. Wang, and P. W. Seelbach, editors. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland.

2004

  • Nassauer, J. I., J. D. Allan, T. Johengen, S. Kosek, and D. M. Infante. 2004. Exurban residential subdivision development: Effects on water quality and public perception. Urban Ecosystems 7:267-281.

  • Freedman, P. L., V. K. S. Breidenbach, D. M. Infante, and A. S. Kumar. 2004. A retrospective look at watershed management, reflected through six WEF sponsored conferences. Proceedings of the 2004 Water Environment Federation (WEF), Dearborn, Michigan.