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    Gregory John Sandland

Assistant Professor, University of WisconsinLa Crosse

Department of Biology (Rm 4031 Cowley Hall)

La Crosse WI, 54601

Phone (608) 785-6982

Email: sandland.greg@uwlax.edu

 

Education/Employment

2007-present   Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin La Crosse

2005                Post-Doctoral Fellow, Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

2005                Ph.D. in Biology, Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.)

1999                M.Sc. in Biology, University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, AB, Canada)

1996                B.Sc. (with distinction) in Biology, University of Victoria (Victoria, BC, Canada)

  

Professional Awards/Honors

2007    Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award – Awarded by the American Society of Parasitologists to the most promising junior researcher

2004    Marc Dresden Travel Award from the American Society of Parasitologists

2004    Department of Biological Sciences Lindsey Fellowship in Ecology

2004    Purdue University outstanding teaching assistant

2003    Achieve Excellence Travel Grant (Purdue University)

2003    Marc Dresden Travel Award from the American Society of Parasitologists

2003    Department of Biological Sciences outstanding teaching assistant (Purdue University)

2003    Purdue Research Foundation Fellowship (PRF)

2002    Achieve Excellence Travel Grant (Purdue University)

2002    LaRue Award for the best student oral presentation at the Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists

2000    Purdue University graduate student assistantship

2000    national Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada fellowship

1998    Best Student Paper Award from the American Society of Parasitologists

 

Professional activitIes/service

2007    Student Symposium Chair, North American Conference of Parasitology

2006    Category Co-chair (Zoology), International Science and Engineering Fair, Indianapolis, IN. U.S.A.

2006    Keynote speaker (International Congress of Parasitology)

2005    Keynote speaker (American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

1998-present    Reviewing experience:

Journals – Canadian Journal of Zoology, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Ecological Entomology, Evolution, Heredity, International Journal for Parasitology, Journal of Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Journal of Parasitology, Journal of Wildlife Diseases, Parasitology, Trends in Parasitology

Granting agencies - Fonds Quebecois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies (Canada), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (United Kingdom), National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

 

Memberships in Professional Societies

American Society of Parasitologists

Midwestern Society of Parasitologists

Society for the Study of Evolution

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Sandland, G.J., Haro, R.J., Walker, B.A., and J.P. Peirce.  2009.  Assessing the breadth of exotic parasite infections in native benthic communities of the upper Mississippi River.  Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Haro, R.J., Sandland, G.J., and W.P. Gray.  2009.  Potential impact of two invasive species on the macroinvertebrate communities surrounding islands in navigation pools of the upper Mississippi River.   Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Sauer, J.S., Griswold, J., Lowenberg, Sandland, G.J. and R.J. Haro.  2009.  Determining habitat characteristics of an invasive snail (Bithynia tentaculata, Linnaeus, 1758) and associated trematodes on the Upper Mississippi River.  Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Wethington, A.R., Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2009.  Interplay between hosts genetic diversity and disease transmission in a host-parasite association.  Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Grand Rapids, MI.


Sandland, G.J.
, Haro, R.J., Walker, B.A. and J.P. Peirce.  2009.  Investigating the processes underlying species invasions and disease outbreaks in the Upper Mississippi River.  Mississippi River Research Consortium,  La Crosse, WI.

 

Sandland G.J., Rodgers, J.K. and D.J. Minchella.  2007.  Co-infection and its consequences for host and parasite life histories.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Merida, Mexico

 

Sandland, G.J.  2007.  Effects of environmental variation on parasite and host life histories.  Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Society of Parasitologists, Georgetown, S.C., U.S.A.

 

Sandland, G.J., Detwiler, J.T. and D.J. Minchella.  2006.  Understanding ecological principles through parasitological pedagogy.  Annual meeting of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, West Lafayette, IN.

 

Sandland, G.J., A.R. Wethington, A.V. Foster and D.J. Minchella. 2006.  Interplay between host genetic variability and disease transmission in the Biomphalariaglabrata - Schistosoma mansoni system.  International Congress of Parasitology.  Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Sandland, G.J., A.R. Wethington, A.V. Foster and D.J. Minchella.  2005.  Coevolutionary dynamics between Schistosoma mansoni and Biomphalaria glabrata: a tale of resistance costs, infection costs and environmental modulation.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Washington D.C., U.S.A.    

 

Sandland, G.J. and A.R. Wethington.  2005.  Effects of inbreeding and infection on the life history of Biomphalaria glabrata.  Annual Midwestern Conference of ParasitololgiSts, Crawfordsville, IN.    

 

Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2004.  Context-dependent resistance costs in snail-trematode systems.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Philadelphia, PA.

 

Sandland, G.J.  2004.  Peering underneath an environmental cloak: investigating resistance costs in animal hosts.  Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitololgists, Mankato, MN.

 

Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2003.  Phenotypic plasticity in an aquatic snail exposed to a sterilizing parasite.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Halifax, NS.

 

Sandland, G.J.  2003.  Immersion in a dry topic: desiccation and its effects on a host-parasite interaction. Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitololgists.

 

Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2002.  The effects of diet and Echinostoma revolutum infection on the growth, reproduction and survival of juvenile Lymnaea elodes snails.  International Congress of Parasitology, Vancouver, BC.

 

Sandland, G.J.  2002.  Effects of diet and trematode infection on the growth, reproduction and survival of juvenile Lymnaea elodes snails.  Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitololgists, Decatur, IL.

 

Sandland, G.J.  2001.  Parasite-induced variation in host morphology and behaviour: brain-encysting trematodes in fathead minnows.  Annual Midwestern Conference of Parasitololgists, Charleston, IL.

 

Sandland, G.J. and C.P. Goater.  1998.  Intensity-dependent development and pathology of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus in fathead minnows.  Annual Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists, Kona, HI.

 

Sandland, G.J. and C.P. Goater.  1998.  Intensity-dependent effects of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus in fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas).  Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Zoologists, Kelowna, BC, Canada. 

 

Publications

Sandland, G.J., Wethington, A.R., Foster, A.V. and D.J. Minchella.  2009.  Effects of host outcrossing on the interaction between an aquatic snail and its locally adapted parasite.  Parasitology Research, 105:555–561.

 

Zavodna, M., Sandland, G.J., and D.J. Michella.  2008.  Effects of intermediate host genetic background on parasite transmission dynamics: a case study using Schistosoma mansoni.  Experimental Parasitology, 120:57-71.

 

Sandland, G.J., Foster, A.V., Zavodna, M. and D.J. Minchella.  2007.  Interplay between host genetic variation and parasite transmission in the Biomphalaria glabrata-Schistosoma mansoni system.  Parasitology Research, 101:1083-1089.

 

Sandland G.J., Rodgers, J.R., and D.J. Minchella.  2007.  Interspecific antagonism and virulence in hosts exposed to multiple parasite species.  Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 96:43-47.

 

Zhang, P., Sandland, G.J., Xu, D., Feng, Z. and D.J. Minchella.  2007. Evolutionary implications for interactions between multiple strains of host and parasite.  Journal of Theoretical Biology, 248:225-240.

 

Sandland G.J., Detwiler, J.T. and D.J. Minchella.  2007.  Understanding ecological principles through parasitological pedagogy.  Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching: Proceedings of the 28th Workshop/Conference of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education, 28:295-308.

 

Sandland G.J. and N. Carmosini. 2006.  Combined effects of an herbicide (atrazine) and predation on the life history of a pond snail, Physa gyrina.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 25:2216-2220.

 

Rodgers, J.K., Sandland, G.J., Joyce, S.R. and D.J. Minchella.  2005.  Multi-species interactions among a commensal (Chaetegaster limnaei limnaei), a parasite (Schistosoma mansoni) and an aquatic snail host (Biomphalaria glabrata).   Journal of Parasitology, 91:709-712.   

 

Sandland G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2004a. Context-dependent life-history variation in a pond snail (Lymnaea elodes) exposed to desiccation and a sterilizing parasite. Ecoscience, 11:181-186.

 

Sandland G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2004b.  Life-history plasticity in hosts exposed to differing resources and parasitism. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 82:1672-1677.

 

Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2003a.  Costs of immune defense: an enigma wrapped in an environmental cloak?  Trends in Parasitology, 19:571-574.

 

Sandland, G.J. and D.J. Minchella.  2003b.  Effects of diet and Echinostoma revolutum infection on energy allocation patterns in juvenile Lymnaea elodes snails.  Oecologia, 134:479-486.

 

Prepas, E., Pinel-Alloul, B., Chambers, P., Murphy, T., Reedyk, S., Sandland, G., and M. Serediak.  2001.  Lime treatment and its effects on the chemistry and biota of hardwater eutrophic lakes.  Freshwater Biology,  46:1049-1060.

 

Prepas, E., Babin, J., Murphy, T., Chambers, P., Sandland, G.J., Ghadouani, A. and M. Serediak.  2001.  Long-term effects of successive Ca(OH)2 and CaCO3 treatments on the water quality of two eutrophic hardwater lakes.  Freshwater Biology, 46:1089-1103.

 

Sandland, G.J., Goater, C.P. and A.J. Danylchuk.  2001.  Population dynamics of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus metacercariae in fathead minnows(Pimephales promelas) from four northern-Alberta lakes.  Journal of Parasitology,  87:744-748.

 

Sandland, G.J. and C.P. Goater.  2001.  Parasite-induced variation in host morphology:  brain-encysting trematodes in fathead minnows.  Journal of Parasitology, 87:267-272.

 

Sandland, G.J. and C.P. Goater.  2000.  Development and intensity dependence of Ornithodiplostomum ptychocheilus metacercariae in fathead minnows(Pimephales promelas).  Journal of Parasitology, 86:1056-1060.

 

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