Dr. Kyle Piller - Curriculum Vitae
Kyle R. Piller, Ph.D.
Southeastern Louisiana University
Dept. Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA 70402
Associate Professor, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Hammond, LA, 70402
Educational Background and Degrees
Postdoctoral Research Associate 2001-2003, Univeristy of Wisconsin, Center for
Limnology and Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources, Madison, WI
Ph.D. 2001, Tulane University (Ecology and Evolutionary
M. S. 1996, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (Zoology).
B. S. 1994, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, (Ecology, Ethology, and Evol.).
A. S. 1992, Illinois Valley Community College (General Science).
Ichthyology, Fisheries Ecology and Mangament, Organismal Diversity and Lab, Senior
Seminar, Molecular Ecology and Evolution Graduate Seminar
Elkin, K. A. B. M. Burr, and K. R. Piller. In Review. Nesting Biology of Etheostoma crossopterum (Teleostomi: Percidae), the fringed darter and its implications on the conservation of a peripherally disjunct population. American Midland Naturalist.
Piller, K. R., C. C. Wilson, C. E. Lee, and J. Lyons. 2005. Conservation genetics of Upper Mississippi River Basin Lake trout ( Salvelinus namaycush): Stocked or native ancestry? Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:789-802.
Tipton, J. A., H. L. Bart Jr., and K. R. Piller. 2004. Geomorphic disturbance and its impact on darter distribution (Teleostomi: Percidae) and abundance in the Pearl River drainage, Mississippi, USA. Hydrobiologia. Hydrobiologia 527:49-61.
Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart Jr., and J. A. Tipton. 2004. Decline of the frecklebelly madtom in the Pearl River based on contemporary and historical surveys. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133:1004-1013.
Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart, Jr. and J. A. Tipton. 2002. Spawning in the black buffalo Ictiobus niger (Teleostomi: Catostomidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwater. 14:145-150.
Piller, K. R., H. L. Bart Jr., and C. A. Walser. 2001.
Morphological variation of the
redfin darter, Etheostoma whipplei, with comments on the status of the subspecific populations. Copeia 2001:802-807.
Piller, K. R. and B. M. Burr. 1999. Reproductive biology
and spawning habitat
supplementation of the relict darter, Etheostoma chienense, a federally endangered species. Env. Biol. Fishes. 55:145-155.
Piller, K. R. and B. M. Burr. 1998. Distribution and
population estimates of the
federally endangered relict darter, Etheostoma chienense, Bayou du Chien, Kentucky. J. Ky. Acad. Sci. 59(1): 64-57.
Eisenhour, D. J. and K. R. Piller. 1997. Intergeneric
atromaculatus and the genus Phoxinus with analysis of additional S.
atromaculatus-Phoxinus hybrids. Copeia 1997: 204-209.
Burr, B. M., K. M. Cook, D. J. Eisenhour, K. R. Piller, W. J. Poly, R. W. Sauer, C. A. Taylor, E. R. Atwood, and G. L. Seegert. 1996. Selected Illinois fishes in jeopardy: new records and status evaluations. Transactions of the Illinois State Academy of Science. Vol. 89, No. 3 and 4, pp. 169-186.
George Henry Penn Award. Outstanding graduate student research. Dept. of Ecology and Evolutionary biology, Tulane University. 2001
Outstanding student paper, Southeastern Division ASIH, Association of Southeastern Biologists meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2001
Stoye Award, outstanding student paper in general ichthyology, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, La Paz, Baja, Mexico, 2000
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Award, American Museum of Natural History, 1998
Raney Award, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 1998
Outstanding student paper, Southeastern Division ASIH,
Association of Southeastern
Biologists meeting, Greenville, SC, 1997
Piller, K. R., B. I. Crother, and M. E. White. 2006-2007. Enhancement of instruction and research in the biological sciences through acquisition of a workgroup cluster. Louisiana Board of Regents Enhancement Program.
Piller, K. R. 2006-2006. Genetic varation between
Mississippi River and Lake
Pontchartrain Basin fishes: Phase II. Western Lake Pontchartrain Basin ResearchProgram, EPA.
Piller, K. R. 2004-2007. Adaptive radiation in
Atherinopsidae): A test of morphometric and trophic diversification. Louisiana Board of
Regents, Research and Competetiveness Program.
Piller, K. R. 2004-2006., Genetic varation between Mississippi
River and Lake
Pontchartrain Basin fishes. Western Lake Pontchartrain Basin Research Program
Piller, K. R. 2001-2003. Conservation genetics of lake
trout in the Upper
Mississippi River Basin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,
Piller, K. R. and H. L. Bart Jr. 1999-2002. Status survey
of the Tuckasegee darter,
Etheostoma blennioides gutselli, in the Little Tennessee River System. U. S. Fish
and Wildlife Service.
Piller, K. R., J. A. Tipton, and H. L. Bart. Jr. 1999.
Status survey of the frecklebelly
darter, Noturus munitus in the Pearl and Tombigbee River Systems, Mississippi.
Wildlife Heritage Fund. Mississippi Museum of Natural Science.
Bart Jr., H. L. and K. R. Piller. 1997. Conservation
status of the Pearl darter(
Percina aurora) and the Coal darter (
Percina brevicauda) in Mississippi and
Alabama. U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Jackson, MS.
Piller, K. R., D. J. Eisenhour, and B. M. Burr. 1995. Status
survey of the sturgeon chub,
Macrhybopsis gelida and the sicklefin chub,
M. meeki, in Illinois. Illinois
Department of Natural Resources, Non-Game Wildlife Grant.
Devin D. Bloom, MS, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University
Lisa M. Cordes, MS, 2003-present, Southeastern Louisiana University
ASIH Board of Governors, 2005-2010
Southeastern Fishes Council, Treasurer, 2003-present
PERCIS III, Darter Symposium Organizer, 2003
ASIH Stoye Award Judge, 2002
ASIH Graduate Student Participation Committee, Grad. Stud. Workshop, 1999-2000
ASIH Graduate Student Participation Committee, Chair Book Raffle, 1998-1999