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College of Arts & Sciences

Dr Joseph Bidwell

Joseph R.   Bidwell 

Chair and Professor
423-439-4329 /
Brown Hall, Room 125

Research Interest:

My research largely focuses on the effects of human-induced stress on aquatic organisms and systems. I have recently been involved with a number of studies that evaluate the condition of wetlands using both on-site and GIS-based assessments of habitat quality. Additionally, I am interested in the response of benthic invertebrate communities to perturbation and in the energetic costs of tolerating stress at the level of the individual organism.

Selected Publications:

Peer-reviewed Papers

Dvorett, D., J.R. Bidwell, C. Davis and C. DuBois. 2013. Assessing natural and anthropogenic variability in wetland structure for two hydrogeomorphic riverine wetland subclasses. Environmental Management, 52:1009–1022. 

Meyer, M.D., C.A. Davis and J.R. Bidwell. 2013. Assessment of two methods for sampling invertebrates in shallow vegetated wetlands. Wetlands, 33: 1063-1073. 

Long, J.M., Y. Liang, D.E. Shoup, A.R. Dzialowski, and J.R. Bidwell. 2014. GIS-based rapid-assessment of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis (Richardson, 1845) suitability in reservoirs. Management of Biological Invasions, 5:363-370. 

Robison, A.L., T. Chapman, and J.R. Bidwell. 2018. Influence of predation cues on contaminant sensitivity and metabolic rate in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) and Daphnia pulex. Ecotoxicology, 27(1):55-68.

Dittmer, D.E. and J.R. Bidwell. In Press. Herpetofaunal species richness in buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) dominated versus native vegetation dominated habitats in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Austral Ecology.


Book Chapters
Linder G., C.M. Lehman, and J.R. Bidwell. 2010. Ecotoxicology of amphibians and reptiles in a nutshell. In: D.W. Sparling, G. Linder, C.A. Bishop, and S.K. Krest (eds.), Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles, Second Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 69-103.

Boeckman, C.J. and J.R. Bidwell. 2013. Density, growth, and reproduction of zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in two Oklahoma reservoirs. In: Nalepa, T.F. and D. W. Schloesser (eds.), Quagga and Zebra Mussels: Biology, Impacts, and Control. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL. pp. 369-382.

Bidwell, J.R. 2013. Physical and chemical monitoring of wetland water. In: Anderson, J.T. and C.A. Davis (eds.), Wetland Techniques, Volume 1: Foundations. Springer, New York, NY. pp. 325-353.

Davis, C.A., D. Dvorett and J.R. Bidwell. 2013. Hydrogeomorphic classification and functional assessment. In: Anderson, J.T. and C.A. Davis (eds.), Wetland Techniques, Volume 3: Applications and Management. Springer, New York, NY. pp. 29-68.


Biology for Science Majors III (BIOL1130)

Animal Physiology (BIOL3260)

Aquatic Biology (BIOL4857)    
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