John McCarty's Curriculum Vitae

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Current Position

Professor of Biology

Director of the Environmental Studies Program

University of Nebraska Omaha

John McCarty

Department of Biology

Allwine Hall

University of Nebraska at Omaha

6001 Dodge Street

Omaha, NE 68182-0040

Office: 422G Allwine Hall

Lab: 103 Allwine Hall

Ph: (402) 554-2849


Ph.D. Cornell University, Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 1995

Dissertation Title: Effects of Short-term Changes in Environmental Conditions on the Foraging Ecology and Reproductive Success of Tree Swallows, Tachycineta bicolor. Major Professor: Dr. David W. Winkler.

B.Sc. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Zoology, 1987

Senior Thesis Title: Diel Periodicity of Movement and Feeding of Yellow Perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Mendota, Wisconsin. Advisor: Dr. John Magnuson.


Awards, Honors, Leadership Activities

Elected Member, American Ornithologists' Union, 2012

2011-2012 Alumni Outstanding Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, UNO

Governing Council, Association of Field Ornithologists (2010-2013)

Board of Directors, Ornithological Council (2010-2013)

Certified Senior Ecologist - Ecological Society of America (2008- )

Board of Trustees, The Nature Conservancy - Nebraska (2004 - )

2004 - Fellow, Aldo Leopold Leadership Program

2002 - Fellow, Center for Great Plains Studies

2001 - Fellow, University of Nebraska Graduate Faculty

2000 - AAAS Roger Revelle Fellowship in Global Stewardship

1998 - AAAS Science Policy Fellowship

1995 - Award for Excellence in Teaching, Ecology and Systematics, Cornell University

1988-93 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow

1990-91 Cooper Ornithological Society Student Membership Award

1988 - A.D. White Fellowship, Cornell University

Professional Affiliations

August 2001 to Present: University of Nebraska Omaha

August 2008-June 2009: Visiting Scientist, Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, University of Oslo, Norway

Adjunct Professor, University of Nebraska Lincoln School of Natural Resources

Sept. 2000 - Aug. 2001: AAAS Roger Revelle Fellow, USDA Forest Service, Research, Washington Office.


June 1998 - July 2001: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park.

Sept. 1998 - Aug. 2000: AAAS Science and Engineering Fellow, sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

June 1996-May 1998: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Zoology, University of Florida.

Aug. 1995- Aug. 1996: Visiting Assistant Professor, State University of New York, College at Brockport.

Summers 1994-1995: Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New York Field Office, Cortland, NY.

Professional Societies

Ecological Society of America

American Ornithologists' Union

Cooper Ornithological Society

Association of Field Ornithologists

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

American Institute for Biological Sciences (AIBS)

Society for Conservation Biology

The Wildlife Society


Research and Publications

Please see my research pages to learn about my research interests

To learn about the work I have completed, see my page of publications