R. Gregory Corace - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Botswana (1993-1994)

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By Admin1 (admin) on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 - 11:46 am: Edit Post

R. Gregory Corace - Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Botswana (1993-1994)


R. Gregory Corace, III
School of Forestry & Wood Products
Michigan Technological University
Houghton, MI 49931
Phone: (906) 523-4082 Fax: (906) 487-2915
Email: rgcorace@mtu.edu

Academic Degrees, Professional Licenses and Certificates:
Ph.D. Candidate at Michigan Technological University, School of Forestry & Wood
Products, Forest Science / Wildlife Ecology
Michigan Registered Forester #663, (September, 1999)
M.S. in Biology, Northern Michigan University (December, 1997)
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Botswana (1993-1994)
B.S. in Zoology, Northern Michigan University (May, 1993)

Research Experience:
Research Assistant: Openland Avifauna Assessment for Michiganís Upper Peninsula. Present doctoral
dissertation project.
Masterís Thesis: Redescription of Potomonautes aloysiisabaudiae with a Cladistic, Morphometric, and
Biogeographic Analysis of the East African Freshwater Crab Fauna. August, 1995-December, 1997.
Research Assistant: White-tailed Deer Migratory Patterns and Habitat Use in Schoolcraft County, MI. May,
1995-May,1996.
Research Assistant: Common Loon Census, Northern Lower Michigan. May, 1996-July, 1996.
Research Assistant: Woodcock Habitat Use and the Effects of Lumbering in Delta County, MI. August,
1993-November, 1993.
Molecular Lab Assistant: Northern Michigan University. January, 1996-May, 1997.

Publications (PeeróReviewed and Others):
A New Specie of Potamonautes (MacLeay, 1835) from the Ruwenzori Mountains of Uganda. (in review).
Landscape and Community Composition in Conservation Strategy for Large Open-Lands and
Associated Flora and Fauna in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan (in review).
Landscape and Vegetation Structure in Conservation Strategy for Large Open-Lands and Associated
Flora and Fauna in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan (in review).
Research on Openland Birds In Michiganís Upper Peninsula. Brockway Lookout, Copper Country
Chapter of the Michigan Audubon Society. Volume 6 (2), August, 1999.
A Perspective on the Conservation of Openlands in the Upper Peninsula. The Upper Peninsula
Environment Published by the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition. Volume 24 (3), July-September,
1999.
Redescription of Potomonautes aloysiisabaudiae with a Cladistic, Morphometric, and Biogeographic
Analysis of the East African Freshwater Crab Fauna. Northern Michigan University, December, 1997.

Presentations:
A Context for an Openland Avifauna Conservation Strategy for Michiganís Upper Peninsula. Poster
presented at the 61st Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Chicago, December 5th-8th, 1999.
Wildlife Habitat and Forestry Practices: Issues of Scales and Specificity. Trees for Tomorrow career
workshop, MTU, November 6th, 1999.
Wetland Birds and Habitat Associations. Presented with Dr. David Flaspohler to MTUís Wetland class,
September 22nd, 1999.
Pine Barrens, Agricultural Lands, and Avian Conservation in the U. P.. Presented at the Ottawa National
Forest Annual Breeding Bird Census, Nesbit Lake Organizational Camp, June 12th, 1999.
A Regional Perspective on Grassland Ecology. Presented to the Clay Lake Plain Ecosystem Advisory
Committee, Rudyard, MI, April 30th, 1999.
A Context for Openlands Management in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Presented at the From Fire
to Forests: The Pine Barrens research and management workshop, Ashland, WI, March 10th-11th, 1999.
A Redescription of Potomonautes aloysiisabaudiae with a Cladistic and Biogeographic Analysis of the
East African Crab Fauna. Presented to the Department of Biology, Northern Michigan University, August
15th, 1997.
Southern Africa: Experiences of a Peace Corps Volunteer and Zoologist in Zimbabwe, Botswana and
South Africa. Presented to NMU's Department of Biology and the Public, September 8th, 1995.
Taxonomy of African Mammals. Presented to NMUís Mammalogy class, February 23rd, 1997.

Grants Awarded:
Endangered, Threatened, and Declining Openland Avian Species of Michiganís Upper Peninsula:
Increasing the Intensity and Resolution of Study. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Natural
Heritage Program, $5,000 (2000)
Establishing a Conservation Strategy for the Openlands in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan: The
Rationale for a Multi-Scale Survey and Evaluation. Michigan Department of Natural Resources Natural
Heritage Program, $5,000 (1999)
A Multi-Scale Assessment of the Openland Avifauna in Michiganís Upper Peninsula USDA Forest
Service North Central Forest Experiment Station and Michigan Technological University Joint Research
Venture, $73,557 (1998-2001)
Onchocerciasis and Freshwater Crabs. NMU Excellence in Education Grant, $1,500 (1996)
A Redescription of Potamonautes aloysiisabaudiae. NMU Spooner Research Grant, $1,000 (1997)
A Redescription of Potamonautes aloysiisabaudiae. NMU Biology Depatment Development Grant, $350
(1996)

Teaching Experience:
Teaching Assistant: Forest Wildlife Ecology, MTU (Spring 1998 and 1999)
Teaching Assistant: Human Anatomy, NMU (Winter, 1997)
Teaching Assistant: Human Anatomy and Physiology, NMU (Winter 1995-Fall 1997)
U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer: Matsha College, Kang, Botswana: Chemistry and Biology. (1993-1994)
Counselor: Clear Lake Educational Center (Spring, 1992, 1993, 1996)
Writing Fellow: Geography Department, NMU (1991-1992)
Science Olympiad Participant: NMU (Spring, 1996)

Professional & Practical Experience:
Consulting Forester: Big Creek Forestry and Integrated Land Management Services, Marquette and
Houghton Counties, Michigan (1998-present)
Michigan Forest Stewardship Planwriter, (1998-present)

Academic Honors and Achievements:
Michigan Technological University Ph.D. Fellowship. (Fall 1997)
NMU Board of Control Male Graduating Senior of the Year Award. (1993)
Michigan Competitive Scholarship. (1991-1993)
Board of Control Scholarship. (1991-1992)
NMU Writing Fellowship. (1991-1992)

Foreign Languages:
Setswana: Received highest score in our training group, after a two month Peace Corps language
training course. The ability to speak the language well was part of a successful stay in Botswana as a PCV.


Affiliations and Professional Organizations:
Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Board Member (since 1999)
Society for Ecological Restoration (since 1999)
The Wildlife Society (since 1998)
Society of Conservation Biology, MTU Chapter (since 1997)
Society of American Foresters (since 1997)
Sigma Xi Research Society (1996-1999)
Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society (1990-1993)
Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in good standing (since 1994)

By Yasmin Musa (195.3.113.149) on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - 3:14 am: Edit Post

Hello.....

I seek a non profit job as a volunteer in the area of wildlife and animal welfare.
My name is Yasmin Musa female,29 years old,born in Vienna-Austria,healthfully and physically fit.
I desire to help and take care of specially orphans and sick animals.Ihave much experience with pets because I grow up with a lot of them and through my worke as a "nurse" in a animal home in Vienna but I hope to learn much as possible about wild animals because my aim in my life to preserv them.I'm ready to worke at least three month in the period between the second week auf august and the end of December and I asure to bring the permise and the necessary engagement to be a usefull member of your team.

Thank you in anticipation your favourable reply

Yasmin Musa
Meissnergasse 4-6/3/5
1220,Vienna
Austria

By C. Teal (69.245.95.144) on Monday, October 31, 2005 - 8:53 am: Edit Post

Wondering if you knew a gentleman by the name of Don Whitsitt, a peace corps volunteer in Botswana, probably in 1990-1991.


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