Background

Education

M.S. Biology, Midwestern State University, 2007

B.S. Interdisciplinary- Biology / Environmental Science, Cameron University, 2004

Peer-reviewed Publications

Wade, P.D. and McDonald, B.K. 2010. Distribution of the Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Oklahoma: an Analysis of Harvest Data. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 90:95-100.

McDonald, B.K. 2010. Use of Habitat During Drought by the Common Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) in Southwestern Oklahoma. The Southwestern Naturalist 55(1):35-41.

Caire, W., Loucks, L., McDonald, B.K., Early, D.A., Payne, T., and G.M. Wilson. 2010. Mammals of the Four Canyon Preserve, Ellis County, Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 95:19-38.

McDonald, B.K. 2008. Introduction: "Annotated List of Disciplines and Sub-disciplines in the Biological Sciences" Bioscience Education e-Journal volume 12 [online] at http://www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/journal/vol12/

McDonald, B.K., Sparks J.A., and M.S. Husak. 2007. A New Record of the Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans) in southern Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 87:103-105.

McDonald, B.K. 2007. Effects of Vegetation Structure on Foliage Dwelling Spider Assemblages in Native and Non-native Oklahoma Grassland Habitats Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 87:85-88.

McDonald, B.K. 2006. Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Affinities of Oklahoma Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus): New Insight from Trapper Reports. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 86:39-46.

McDonald, B. K. 2006. New Records of Occurrence and Notes on the Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) in Western Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 86:93-95.

McDonald, B. K., Wilson, P.W., and W. Caire. 2006. New County Records of Oklahoma Mammals Based on Remains Identified in Owl Pellets. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science 86:47-52.

Other Publications (not peer-reveiwed)

Michael T. Dunn and Brandon K. McDonald. 2009. Carboniferous/Permian GSSP Palynological Voucher Specimens Transferred. Permophiles 53: 62

Presentations at Scientific Metings

Wade, PD, and B.K. McDonald. 2010. Distribution of the Mule Deer (Odocoileus hemionus) in Oklahoma: an Analysis of Harvest Data. Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists. Texas Tech University at Junction. Junction, TX.

McDonald, B.K. 2007. Distribution, Abundance, and Habitat Affinities of Oklahoma Muskrats (Ondatra zibethicus): New Insight from Trapper Reports. Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Baylor University. Waco, TX.

McDonald, B. K., Wilson, P.W., and W. Caire. 2007. New County Records of Oklahoma Mammals Based on Remains Identified in Owl Pellets. Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Science. Baylor University. Waco, TX.

McDonald, B. K., Wilson, P.W., and W. Caire. 2007. New County Records of Oklahoma Mammals Based on Remains Identified in Owl Pellets. Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists. Texas Tech University at Junction. Junction, TX.

McDonald, B. K., Wilson, P.W., and W. Caire. 2006. New County Records of Oklahoma Mammals Based on Remains Identified in Owl Pellets. Annual Meeting of the Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. University of Central Oklahoma. Edmond, OK.

Caire, W., Early, D., Loucks, L., McDonald, B., Payne, T., Payne, D., and G. Wilson 2005. Mammals of Four Canyons Nature Preserve, Ellis County, Oklahoma. University of Central Oklahoma Research Day. Edmond, OK.

McDonald, B.K. 2005. Distribution of the Muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus) in Oklahoma: Preliminary Results from a Survey Study. Annual Meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Huntsville, TX.

McDonald, B.K., and M.S. Husak 2004. Vegetation Complexity and Small Mammal Communities in Southwest Oklahoma: Preliminary Winter Data. Annual meeting of the Southwestern Association of Naturalist, San Antonio, TX.

Memberships to Learned Societies

Oklahoma Academy of Science, Texas Academy of Science, American Society of Mammalogists, Central Plains Society of Mammalogists, Texas Society of Mammalogists, Southwestern Association of Naturalists, Ecological Society of America

Current Research

Ultraviolet Communication in the Rodent Family Heteromyidae: Integrated Scientific Approach with Data from Polymerase Chain Reaction, Comparative Retinal Morphology, Immuno-chemistry, UV-VIS Photospectrometry, and Ecological Field Methods. Collaborators include: Dennis Frisby (Cameron University), Friederike Jentoft (University of Oklahoma).

Mule Deer Distribution in Oklahoma. Collaboraters include: Paul Wade (Cameron University).

An Inventory of the Mammalian Fauna of Jefferson County, Oklahoma Collaborators: Darrin Gunter (Cameron University) and Michael Husak (Cameron University).

Courses Taught

General Biology Lecture, General Biology Lab, Zoology Lab, Botany Lab, Comparative Anatomy Lab, Environmental Science Lab

Files for Principles of Biology I Lab Data Analysis and Writing Lab

Example of Submitted Manuscript

Formatting Guidlines for Southwestern Naturalist

Example of Published Manuscript