Mark Gustafson

Mark

Department of Biology

Professor, Environmental Studies Program Director

Contact

Mark Gustafson
AT&T Bldg

Phone: 830-372-6084

EMAIL


Education

Ph.D. in Zoology, Duke University, Durham, N.C., 1994

B.A. in Biology and Mathematics, summa cum laude, Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, 1989

Professional Experience

Visiting Professor, Harlaxton College, England, 2015

Steering Committee Member, Geronimo and Alligator Creeks Watershed Partnership, 2010 -

Visiting Scientist, Utah State University, 2004

Faculty-Student Collaboration

  • Weston Ranch Project – 2-4 students each summer for the past 5 years
  • Volunteer dove trapping for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Leader on 8 study abroad trips at TLU (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Belize, Ecuador, Mexico)

Research

& Grants

Weston Ranch Foundation Grant (with Dr. Alan Lievens). Analysis of biodiversity on the Weston Ranch

Publications

Gustafson, M. 2015. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Texas Hill Country. Texas A&M University Press.

Alan Lievens, Mark Gustafson and Shirley C. Tucker. 2011. Lichens of the Weston Ranch. Texas Lutheran University.

Gustafson, M. P. 2008. Effects of thermal regime on mayfly assemblages in mountain streams. Hydrobiologia 605:235-246.

Presentations

Lievens, A., M. Gustafson, and S. Tucker. 2011. “Lichens of the Weston Ranch, Guadalupe County, Texas,” 114th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Austin, Texas.

Brown, R., N. Switzer, A. Lievens, and M. Gustafson. 2011. “Analysis of Plant Diversity on the Weston Ranch, Guadalupe County, Over a Four-Year Survey,” 114th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Austin, Texas.

Switzer, N., R. Brown, M. Gustafson, and A. Lievens. 2011. “Native and Non-Native Vascular Plants on the Weston Ranch,” Guadalupe County, Texas. 114th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Austin, Texas.

Gustafson, M. and E. Asahene. 2010. “Unusual Macroinvertebrate Assemblage of a Small Spring-Fed Spring.” 113th Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science, Stephenville, Texas.