Declan McCabe
Curriculum Vitae



  2000 Ph.D.   Ecology University of Vermont
    1995 M.S.   Ecology University of Pittsburgh
    1990 B.S.   Biology St. Joseph's University


  2001 -- now Saint Michael's College Department of Biology
    2000 -- 2001 Middlebury College Department of Biology
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Declan J. McCabe and Evelyn J. Knight. in press. Null models for everyone: A two-step approach to teaching null model analysis of biological community structure. Bioscene 42 (2) 14-25

Declan J. McCabe and Catherine M.T. Vu. 2014. Digital Coyote: Examining geographical variation using a virtual museum collection.  Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching: Proceedings of the Association for Biology Laboratory Education 35, 369-375

Declan J. McCabe. 2014. Competitive phylogenetics: A laboratory exercise. American Biology Teacher 76 (2) 127–131.

Declan J. McCabe, Erin M. Hayes-Pontius, Alexandra Canepa, Kaitlyn S. Berry, and Bridget C. Levine. 2012. Measuring standardized effect size improves interpretation of biomonitoring studies and facilitates meta-analysis.  Freshwater Science  31 (3) 800-812

Letovsky, Erin, Ian E. Myers, Alexandra Canepa, Declan J. McCabe. 2012. Differences between kick sampling techniques and short-term Hester-Dendy sampling for stream macroinvertebrates. Bios  82 (2) 47-55.

        McCabe, D. J. 2011. Sampling Biological Communities. Nature Education Knowledge 2(11):13.  Link

McCabe, D. J. 2011. Wikis as Collaborative Writing Tools in Science Education. in Education for a Digital World 2.0, Sandy Hirtz and Kevin Kelly (Eds), 2011

McCabe, D. J. 2010. Rivers and Streams: Life in Flowing Water. Nature Education Knowledge 1(12):4. Link

Ashline, George L., Joanna A. Ellis-Monaghan, Zsuzsanna M. Kadas, and Declan J. McCabe. Modeling seashell morphology. UMAP/ILAP Modules 2009: Tools for Teaching: 101–139.

D.J. McCabe, M.A. Beekey, A. Mazloff, and J.E. Marsden. 2006. Negative effect of zebra mussels on foraging and habitat use by lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens).  Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 16: 493-500

M.A. Beekey, D.J. McCabe, and J.E. Marsden. 2004. Zebra mussels affect benthic predator foraging success and habitat choice on soft sediments. Oecologia, 141: 164-170

Coons, K., D.J. McCabe, and J.E. Marsden. 2004.  The effects of strobe lights on zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) movement and settling patterns. Journal of Aquatic Ecology, 19: 1-8

M.A. Beekey, D.J. McCabe, and J.E. Marsden. 2004. Zebra mussel colonization of soft sediments facilitates invertebrate communities. Freshwater Biology 45, 435-445.

            McCabe, D.J. and N.J. Gotelli. 2003.  Caddisfly Diapause Aggregations Facilitate Benthic Invertebrate Colonization. Journal of Animal Ecology, 72: 1015-1026.

            Toomey, M.B., D.J. McCabe, and J.E. Marsden. 2002.  Factors affecting the movement of adult zebra mussels (Dreissena polymorpha). Journal of the North American Benthological Society, 21: 468-475

            Gotelli, N.J. and D.J. McCabe. 2002. Species co-occurrence: a meta-analysis of J.M. Diamond's assembly rules model. Ecology83:2091-2096

McCabe, D.J. and N.J. Gotelli. 2000. Effects of Disturbance Frequency, Intensity, and Area on Stream Macroinvertebrate Communities. Oecologia 124: 270-279

McCabe, D.J. and J.L. Sykora. 2000. Community structure of caddisflies along a temperate springbrook.  Archiv für Hydrobiologie, 148: 263-282

 McCabe, D.J. 1997. Biological Communities in Springbrooks.  Pages 219-226 In; "Studies in Crenobiology", L. Botosaneanu, ed.; Backhuys Publishers.  (Invited contribution).

Sykora, J.L. and D.J. Mc Cabe. 1996.  New species of Rhyacophila from Virginia (Insecta: Trichoptera: Rhyacophiladae). Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 65: 13-16

Natural History

Water Scorpions: Underwater Assassins

Cloudy with a Chance of Flies: Non-Biting Midges

Under the Water, December’s Peak Leaf Season

Keeping it Clean Downstream

Zebra Mussels

Flat Stanley and the Centipede

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