Curriculum Vitae - Dr. Leo R. Bodensteiner

Huxley College of the Environment
Western Washington University
Bellingham, Washington 98225-9181
(360) 650-7375

Education
Ph.D., Zoology with minor in Physiology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 1991
M.A., Zoology, Southern Illinois University, 1986
B.A., Biology with minor in Chemistyr, Moorhead State University (Minnesota State University at Moorhead), 1979.

Academic Experience
Associate Professor: Center for Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (9/95- present)

Visiting Assistant Professor: Center for Environmental Sciences, Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington (9/94- 8/95)

Teaching Experience
1994-2000 Limnology (6qtrs); Limnology Laboratory (6 qtrs); Stream Ecology (2 qtrs and lab 3 qtrs); Wetlands Ecology (3 qtrs); Water Quality (3 qtrs); Water Quality Laboratory (3 qtrs); Environmental Biology of Fishes (4 qtrs); Fisheries Management Laboratory (2 qtrs); Environmental Disturbances (5 qtrs);
1987 Teaching Assistant/Laboratory Instructor, Zoology 407:Parasitology (1 sem)
1986 Teaching Assistant, Zoology 466:Fisheries Management (1 sem)
1986 Various Guest Lectures, Zoology 565:Environmental Physiology of Fish

Research Experience
Research Assistant Professor: Fisheries Research Laboratory, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois (9/91- 8/94). Project: Winter habitat requirements and overwintering of riverine fishes in the Upper Mississippi River.

Research Consultant: Evaluation of Proposed Modifications of Illinois Water Quality Regulations: Biological Criteria, Criteria for Compounds that Accumulate, Bioaccumulative Chemicals of Concern, and Requirements for Whole-Effluent Toxicity Testing. For Metropolitan Water Treatment District of Greater Chicago (1/93 - 5/93)

Researcher: Projects included investigation of fish pathology effects of prophylactic treatments, nutritional status of fishes, intensive rearing and spawning of fishes, low temperature tolerance and stamina of fishes, and chromosomal manipulation in fishes (6/81-8/91)

Research Interests

Supervisor: 6 M.S. graduate students with topic areas including environmental factors affecting freshwater mussel populations; assessment of stream habitat based on autopsy based assessment of fishes; role of habitat diversity in rivers in fish community structure; impacts of natural sources of metals on fish populations.

Project Advisor: 3-year NSF All Nations AMP Program grant (Northwest Indian College Aquatic Research Team) with project goals being to provide Native American students with field and research experience in environmental science.



Current and recently funded research projects

Bodensteiner and Landis. Application of a multiple stressor framework to discriminating between anthropogenic impacts to aquatic biological communities. National Council for Air and Stream Improvement of the Paper and Pulp Mill Industry; 1998-2001; $240,000.

Gabriel, Bodensteiner, and Hu. The Application of the ABC Resource Survey Method, GIS, and and Integrated Multimedia Approach to Sensitive Shoreline Designation on the Winnebago Pool Lakes, Wisconsin. DNR Shallow Lakes Funding Program Grant; 7/99- 7/01; $58,000.

Gabriel and Bodensteiner. Effects of Offshore Protection on Aquatic Habitat in the Winnebago Pool Lakes. DNR Shallow Lakes Funding Program Grant; 7/99 - 9/01; $30,000.

Gabriel and Bodensteiner. Nearshore Effects of Shoreline Protection on Aquatic Habitat in the Winnebago Pool Lakes. DNR Shallow Lakes Funding Program Grant; 7/99 - 9/01; $15,000.

Bodensteiner and Gabriel. Restoration and Ecosystem Function of Common Reed Stands in Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. DNR Lake Protection Grant (co-authored for Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club); 5/99-9/00; $22,000.

Gabriel and Bodensteiner. Assessment of Stress-Response to Water Level Fluctuations in Common Reed Stands, Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. DNR Lake Planning Grant (co-authored for Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club); 5/97-3/98; $13,000.

Summers and Bodensteiner. Large Fishes of Whatcom Waterway, Bellingham Bay. Georgia Pacific, Inc., 7/96-6/97; $3,500.



Proposals in preparation

Effects of DNR management policies on surf smelt and sand lance in Washington's tidelands.

Historical trends in abundance of common reed grass in the Upper Winnebago Pool lakes (with A. Gabriel).

An assessment of spatial distribution, morphometry, water quality and biological characteristics of canalization projects in the Upper Winnebago Pool lakes (with A. Gabriel).

A typology of the spatial and temporal attributes of environmental measurements in a watershed context (with A. Gabriel).



Selected Works
Publications

Bodensteiner, L.R., and A. Gabriel. In review. Stress response of mid-water common reed stands to physical environmental conditions in Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. Submitted to Aquatic Botany, 2000.

Gabriel, A., and L.R. Bodensteiner. In review. Historical changes in mid-water stands of common reeds in the Winnebago Pool Lakes, Wisconsin. Submitted to Aquatic Botany, 2000.

Landis, W.G., M. Luxon, and L.R. Bodensteiner. 1999. Design of a relative risk model regional-scale risk assessment with confirmational sampling for the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, Oregon. Ninth Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Recent Achievements in Environmental Fate Transport, ASTM STP1381 F.T. Price, K.V. Brix, and N.K. Lane, editors, American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, 2000.

Bodensteiner, L.R., R.J. Sheehan, W.M. Lewis, A.M. Brandenburg, and P.S. Wills. In Press. Flowing water: An effective treatment for ichthyophthiriasis. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health: September, 2000.

Bodensteiner, L.R., W.G. Landis, and A.J. Markiewicz. 1998. A regional comparative multiple-stressor ecological risk assessment. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, Denver, Colorado.

Landis, W.G., L.R. Bodensteiner, and J.F. McLaughlin. 1998. The relative rank risk model for regional-scale risk assessment and potential applications in freshwater and terrestrial systems. Proceedings of the Risk Assessment of Environmental End Points Workshop, Auckland, New Zealand.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and W.M. Lewis. Effects of length of exposure on minimum lethal temperatures for the gizzard shad. Accepted by Transactions of the American Fisheries Society.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and W.M. Lewis. 1994. Downstream drift of fishes in the upper Mississippi River during winter. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 9:45-56.

Bodensteiner, L.R., R.J. Sheehan, W.M. Lewis, P.S. Wills, and R.W. Herman. 1993. Effects of repetitive formalin treatments on channel catfish juveniles. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health 5:59-63.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and W.M. Lewis. 1992. Role of temperature, dissolved oxygen, and backwaters in the winter survival of freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) in the Mississippi River. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 49:59-70.

Bodensteiner, L.R., R.J. Sheehan, and W.M. Lewis. 1990. Differences in the physical environment of the Upper Mississippi River as a factor in overwinter survival of fish. Restoration of Midwestern Stream Habitat, a symposium held at the 52nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, December, 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sheehan, R.J., L.R. Bodensteiner, W.M. Lewis, D. E. Logsdon, and S.D. Scherck. 1990. Long-term survival and swimming performance of young-of-the-year river fishes at low temperatures: links between physiological capacity and winter habitat requirements. Restoration of Midwestern Stream Habitat, a symposium held at the 52nd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, December, 1990, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and R.J. Sheehan. 1988. Implications of backwater habitat management strategies to fish populations. Invited Paper. Proceedings of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee 44:60-65.



Publications in preparation

Bodensteiner, L.R., R.J. Sheehan, and W.M. Lewis. Low temperature tolerance and swimming stamina of five species of temperate fishes.

Sheehan, R.J., L.R. Bodensteiner, and W.M. Lewis. Winter habitat requirements of temperate fishes in the Upper Mississippi River.



Professional presentations and posters as author or co-author

Design of a relative risk model regional-scale risk assessment with confirmational sampling for the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, Oregon, Ninth Symposium on Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment: Recent Achievements in Environmental Fate Transport, 1999, West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Gabriel, A.O., and L.R. Bodensteiner. 1998. Assessment of Stress?Response to Water Level Fluctuations in Common Reed Stands, Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, June 2?6, 1998, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario.

A regional comparative multiple-stressor ecological risk assessment, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry Annual Meeting, 1998, Denver, Colorado.

The relative rank risk model for regional-scale risk assessment and potential applications in freshwater and terrestrial systems Risk Assessment of Environmental End Points workshop, October 28-30, 1998, Auckland, New Zealand.

A Conceptual Framework for Ecosystem Management of Rural-Urban Watersheds, Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers, August 18-22, 1997, St. John's, Newfoundland.

Assessment of biocriteria as a regulatory standard, Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies Conference, March, 1994, Springfield, Illinois.

The potential for coordination for fisheries and wildlife uses in moist-soil waterfowl management units, 32nd Illinois American Fisheries Society Meeting, March, 1994, Marion, Illinois.

Winter fish composition and structure in backwaters of the Upper Mississippi River, 53rd Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, December, 1991, Des Moines, Iowa.

Sampling for determining fish habitat guilds in large rivers during the winter, 27th Illinois Chapter American Fisheries Society Meeting, March, 1989, LaSalle, Illinois.

Implications of backwater habitat management strategies to fish populations, Invited Paper, 44th Annual Meeting of the Upper Mississippi River Conservation Committee, March, 1988, Peoria, Illinois.

Importance of riverine backwaters to winter survival of fishes,48th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, December, Omaha, Nebraska.

Winter survival strategy of small freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens R.) in the Mississippi River, Joint Meeting of the Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan American Fisheries Society Chapters, March, 1986, Chicago, Illinois.



Other recent publications

Ecosystem function and restoration of common reed stands in Lake Poygan, Wisconsin, July, 2000, public presentation to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club, Butte des Morts, Wisconsin.

A proposed sampling protocol for fish in small and large rivers for long-term biological assessment, presentation to NCASI National Science Advisory Panel, November, 1999, Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Responses of midlake common reed stands to cumulative stresses, Lake Poygan, Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Sigma Xi Lecture Series, March, 1999, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Wetland, sensitive shoreline, and hazard research on the Winnebago Pool lakes, Fox-Wolf Basin Surface Water and Shoreland Habitat Monitoring and Research Workshop, April, 1999, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin.

Cane bed research progress report: findings and potential for restoration, Key presentation at public meeting hosted by the Lake Poygan Sportsman's Club and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, May, 1998, Duck Inn, Lake Poygan, Wisconsin.

Research on the Winnebago Pool Lakes. Included a poster presentation entitled: Cane bed research, Winnebago Lakes' Fair '98. Sponsored by Fox Wolf Basin 2000 and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, June, 1998, Oshkosh Convention Center, Oshkosh, Wisconsin.



Workshops

Conducted 1-day workshop for National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI) on fish health assessment techniques, June, 1997.



Reports

Gabriel, A. O., and L. R. Bodensteiner. 2000. Restoration and ecosystem functions of common reed stands in Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Protection Grant Final Report.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and W.G. Landis. 2000. NCASI Year 2 report: June 15, 1999-June 14, 2000. Prepared for National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Anacortes, Washington.

Bodensteiner, L.R., and W.G. Landis. 1999. NCASI Year 1 report: June 15, 1998-June 14, 1999. Prepared for National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, Anacortes, Washington.

Bodensteiner et al. for EVS Consultants. 1999. Cherry Point screening level risk assessment. Prepared for Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Gabriel, A.O., and L. Bodensteiner. 1998. Assessment of Stress?Response to Water Level Fluctuations in Common Reed Stands, Lake Poygan, Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Lake Planning Grant Report.

Bodensteiner, L., and B. Webber. 1997. Terrestrial and aquatic resources at Squires Lake. Report to Squires Lake Advisory Committee.

Sheehan, R.J., and L.R. Bodensteiner. 1995. Evaluation of proposed modification of Illinois water quality regulations: biological criteria, criteria for compounds that accumulate, bioaccumulative chemicals of concern, and requirements for whole-effluent toxicity testing. Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Research and Development Report No. 95-16.

Sheehan, R.J., W.M. Lewis, and L.R. Bodensteiner. 1988, 1989, 1990. Winter habitat requirements and overwintering of riverine fishes. Annual Performance Reports F-79-R-1, -2, and Final Report to Illinois Department of Conservation, Springfield.

Sheehan, R.J., L.R. Bodensteiner, and W.M. Lewis. 1992, 1993, and 1994. Winter habitat requirements and overwintering of riverine fishes (continuation). Annual Performance Reports F-79-R-4, -5, and Final Report to Illinois Department of Conservation, Springfield.

Sheehan, R.J., W.M. Lewis, L.R. Bodensteiner, and A.M. Brandenburg. 1988, 1989. Pathology and etiology of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis at Little Grassy State Fish Hatchery. Annual Performance Reports F-75-R-1 and Final Report to Illinois Department of Conservation, Springfield.



Service

Huxley College
Visions Committee, Chair, 1996
Stategic Planning Committee, Chair, 1996-97 and 1997-98
Graduate Program Committee, Environmental Science, 1996-97
Curriculum Committee, Chair, 1995-96 and 1999-2000
Summerstart Program for new students interested in Huxley, 1996
Transitions Program for community college transfer students interested in Huxley, 1996
New Student Orientation for new entrants into Huxley, 1996



Western Washington University
Graduate Council representative, 1997-present
University Radiation Safety Committee, 1996-present

Western Foundation Academic Excellence Scholarships (5), Patricia Swenson Scholarship, and Talitha E. Carleton Memorial Scholarship Awards Committee, 1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99

Summerstart Program adviser, 1998, 1999, and 2000
Canyon Lake Science Advisory Panel, 1999-00



Community

Squires Lake Advisory Group to Whatcom County Land Trust/ Whatcom County Parks; interpretive consultant

Lake Roesiger Resident Lake Monitoring Program adviser

Stream Ecology Activity Center: stream ecology module for 4th and 5th grade students at Roosevelt Elementary School over 5 afternoon sessions

Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association cooperator

Squalicum Creek Restoration Committee (Bellingham city, citizen groups, and university), 1999-present



Memberships and Certifications

American Fisheries Society, Life member
Fish Management Section
Fish Culture Section
North Pacific Chapter

Sigma Xi, past president of local chapter
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
PADI Open Water Diver



Reviewer

North American Journal of Fisheries Management
Journal of Aquatic Animal Health
Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences
Environmental Science