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Curriculum Vitae


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Education | Research Grants | Honors & Awards | Peer-reviewed Publications | Other PublicationsPresentations | Field Experience | Media Coverage | Professional Societies





Danté Bruce Fenolio, MS, Ph.D.


Positions

2013present: Manager of Conservation and Research, San Antonio Zoo
20112013: Amphibian Conservation Scientist and Curator of Amphibians, Atlanta Botanical Garden
2008
2011: Amphibian Conservation Scientist, Atlanta Botanical Garden

 

Education

20042008: University of Miami, Florida, Department of Biology, Ph.D./Biology. Dissertation: "Addressing Amphibian Decline through the Amphibian Conservation Action Plan."

20002003: University of Oklahoma, Department of Zoology, MS/Zoology. Thesis: "Ecology of the Grotto Salamander, Typhlotriton spelaeus."

19941996: University of California Santa Cruz, Department of Biology, BA/Environmental Studies, Biology. Senior Thesis: "Captive Reproduction of the Orange-legged Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis), and Development of a Protocol for Phyllomedusine Frog Reproduction in the Laboratory."


Select Research Grants

2012: Awarded by the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums: Fenolio, D.B. & Fabry, M.O. "Expanding the Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative," $24,500.00
2009, 2012: Awarded by the Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund: Fenolio, D.B. "The Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative," $10,000.00
2008–2011 Awarded by the Shared Earth Foundation. Fenolio, D.B. “A Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative,” $12,000.00
2008: Awarded by the Association of Zoos and Aquarium’s Conservation Endowment Fund. Fenolio, D.B. “The Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative,” $39,697.00
2005, 2007: Awarded by the Amazon Conservation Association: Fenolio, D.B. "Elevated exposure to airborne pollutants in arboreal frog larvae of the neotropics," $6,000.00
2006: Awarded by the Javitch Foundation: Fenolio D.B. "Life in the Dark," (Biodiversity Book Project) $50,000.00
2004, 2008: Awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation: Bergey, E.A., D.B. Fenolio, & G.O. Graening "Surveys of Oklahoma caves and springs," $108,344.00
2003, 2004: Awarded by the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation: Bergey, E.A. & D.B. Fenolio "Surveys of crayfish and the grotto salamander," $17,000.00
2001: Awarded by the Oklahoma City Zoological Society and Zoo: Fenolio, D.B., M. Walvoord, & J.F. Stout "Phytotelmic communities in Madagascar’s rainforest canopies" (French Canopy Raft Program, Madagascar) $4,500.00

 

Honors and Awards

2005, 2006: Best Published Graduate Student Papers, University of Miami, Department of Biology
2006: Tropical Biology Fellowship, University of Miami, Department of Biology
2006: Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Miami, Department of Biology
1994, 2005: Josef Laszlo Memorial Award - International Herpetological Symposium
2004: University of Miami Provost Travel Award
2004: Kriloff Travel Scholarship, University of Miami
2001, 2003, 2004: Blanche Adams Zoological Annual Scholarships, University of Oklahoma

Select Peer Reviewed Publications

Fenolio, D.B. Life in the Dark: Biodiversity in the darkest corners of the planet. In Review. Goricki, S., M.L. Niemiller, and D.B. Fenolio. 2012. Salamanders. P.p. 665–676. From Encyclopedia of Caves (Second Ed.), White, W.B. and D.C. Culver (Eds.). Elsevier, London/New York. 1–945.
Cave cover Graening, G.O., D.B. Fenolio, & M.E. Slay. 2012. Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas. The University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, USA. 1–226.

Fenolio, D.B., A. Charrier, M.G. Levy, M.O. Fabry, M.S. Tirado, M.L. Crump., W.W. Lamar, & P. Calderón. 2011. A review of the Chile Mountains False Toad, Telmatobufo venustus (Amphibia: Anura: Calyptocephalellidae) with comments on its conservation status. Herpetological Review, 42(4): 514–519.

Niemiller, M.L., M.S. Osbourn, D.B. Fenolio, T.K. Pauley, B.T. Miller, & J.R. Holsinger. 2010. Conservation status and habitat use of the West Virginia Spring Salamander (Gyrinophilus subterraneus) and Spring Salamander (G. porphyriticus) in General Davis Cave, Greenbrier Co., West Virginia. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 5(1): 32–43.

G.O. Graening, D.B., Fenolio, M.L. Niemiller, A.V. Brown, & J.B. Beard. 2009. The 30-year recovery effort for the Ozark cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae): Analysis of current distribution, population trends, and conservation status of this threatened species. Environmental Biology of Fishes 87(1): 55–88.

Fenolio, D. & R. Bonett. 2009. Recent findings about the biology, ecology, and systematics of the grotto salamander, Eurycea spelaea. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1: 234–237.

Collier, B.A. & D.B. Fenolio. 2009. Sampling elusive species in karst environments: design and demographic modeling considerations. Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1: 228–233.

Moreira, L.A., D.B. Fenolio, H.L.R. Silva, & N.J. Da Silva Jr. 2009. A preliminary list of the herpetofauna from termite mounds of the cerrado in the upper Tocantins river valley. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia, 49(15): 183–189.


Fenolio, D.B., M.E. Walvoord, J.F. Stout, J.E. Randrianirina, & F. Andreone. 2007. A new tree hole breeding Anodonthyla (Chordata: Anura: Microhylidae: Cophylinae) from low-altitude rainforests of the Masoala Peninsula, northeastern Madagascar. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 120(1): 8698.
Fenolio, D.B., G.O. Graening, & J.F. Stout. 2006. Coprophagy in a cave-adapted salamander; the importance of bat guano examined through stable isotope and nutritional analyses. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B, 273(1585): 439443.


Fenolio, D.B., H.L.R. Silva, & N.G. Da Silva Jr. 2006. Leptodactylus pustulatus Peters (Amphibia: Leptodactylidae) with notes on habitat, ecology, and color in life. Herpetological Review, 37(2): 140–142.
 
Graening, G.O., D.B. Fenolio, H.H. Hobbs, S. Jones, M.E. Slay, S.R. McGinnis, & J.F. Stout. 2006. Range extension and status update for the Oklahoma Cave Crayfish, Cambarus tartarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae). The Southwestern Naturalist, 51(1): 94–99.
 
Lewis, J.J., G.O. Graening, D.B. Fenolio, & E.A. Bergey. 2006. Caecidotea mackini, new species, with a synopsis of the subterranean asellids of Oklahoma (Crustacea: Isopoda: Asellidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 119(4): 563–575.
 
Cumberlidge, N., D.B. Fenolio, M. Walvoord, & J. Stout. 2005. Tree-climbing crabs (Potamonautidae and Sesarmidae) from phytotelmic microhabitats in rainforest canopy in Madagascar. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 25(2): 302–308.
 
Fenolio, D.B., G.O. Graening, & J.F. Stout. 2005. Seasonal movement pattern of pickerel frogs (Rana palustris) in an Ozark cave and ecological implications supported by stable isotope evidence. The Southwestern Naturalist, 50(3): 385–389.
 
Fenolio, D. & S. Trauth. 2005. Species account for Eurycea (Typhlotriton) spelaeus. In Lannoo, M. (ed.) Amphibian Declines in North America. University of California Press, 863–866.
 
Graening, G.O. & D.B. Fenolio. 2005. Status update of the Delaware County Cave Crayfish, Cambarus subterraneus (Decapoda: Cambaridae). Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Sciences, 85: 85–89.
 
Andreone, F., D.B. Fenolio, & M.E. Walvoord. 2003. Two unknown arboreal frogs (genus Platypelis) described from the rain forests of northeastern Madagascar (Microhylidae: Cophylinae). Current Herpetology, 22(2): 91–100.
 
Fenolio, D. 1996. Captive Reproduction of the Orange-legged Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa hypocondrialis), and Development of a Protocol for Phyllomedusine Frog Reproduction in the Laboratory. Advances in Herpetoculture - Special Publications of the International Herpetological Symposium, Inc. 1:13-21.

 

Select Non-Review Publications

Fenolio, D. 2012. Conserving South Chile’s Amphibian Fauna. FrogLog 100: 30–31.

Fenolio, D., M. Fabry, A. Charrier, M. Tirado, M. Crump, & B. Lamar. 2012. The Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative. Leaf Litter 1(2): 11–19.

Fenolio, D., R. Bonett, & M. Niemiller. 2012. Developing a captive breeding protocol for Georgia’s Blind Salamander, (Haideotriton wallacei) at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Leaf Litter 1(2): 40–45.

Fenolio, D. 2011. The Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative. Connect (Association of Zoos and Aquariums), August: 33.

Ready, M., D.B. Fenolio, & P. Howorth. 2010. Notes on the captive care and reproduction of the Yellow-Eyed Leaf Frog (Agalychnis annae). Leaf Litter 3(2): 14–25.

Fenolio, D., R. Hill, J. Kaylock, & J. Cruse Sanders. 2010. The use of a modified shipping container as an amphibian laboratory at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Leaf Litter 3(1): 6–9.

Fenolio, D. 2008. Life in the tree tops. Leaf Litter 1(2): 15–26.

Fenolio, D. 2007. My photographic journey. National Speleological Society News 65(7): 22–24.

Fenolio, D., J. Stout, & M. Walvoord. 2005. Life in Madagascar’s Treetops. Reptiles 13(6): 58–69.

Fenolio, D. 1998. Notes on the Captive Reproduction of the Amazonian Milk Frog (Phrynohyas resinifictrix). Reptiles April 1998: 84–89.

Fenolio, D. 1998. The Vanishing Cerrado. Vivarium 9(5): 38–42.

Fenolio, D. 1997. The Hole Thing: Frog & Toad Microhabitats. Fauna 1(1): 4–15.

Fenolio, D. & Ready, M. 1995. Night Hiking the Río Momón, Perú. Vivarium 7(2): 30–35, 54.

O’Reilly, J., Fenolio, D., & M. Ready. 2005. Limbless amphibians: caecilians. Vivarium 7(1): 26–29, 35–36, 52–54.

pdf Fenolio, D. 1998. Notes on the Captive Reproduction of the Amazonian Milk Frog (Phrynohyas resinifictrix). Reptiles, April 1998: 84–89.

Fenolio, D. 1994. Natural history and captive husbandry notes on Lehmann's Dart-Poison Frog (Dendrobates lehmanni). Vivarium: 52–54.

Summary of Remaining Non Peer-Review Publications:
Vivarium Magazine — 12 senior-authored articles, 2 coauthored articles
Fauna Magazine — 2 senior-authored articles, 1 coauthored article
Reptiles Magazine — 21 senior-authored articles, 1 coauthored article

Academic/Professional Presentations

Fenolio, D. 2011. Amphibian Conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. University of Guilin, Guangxi, China

Fenolio, D. 2011. Amphibian Conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Emory University, Atlanta, GA.

Fenolio, D. 2011. Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative. International Herpetological Symposium, Ft. Worth, TX.

Fenolio, D. 2011. Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative. Association of Zoos and Aquariums Amphibian Tag Meetings, San Diego, CA.

Fenolio, D. 2010. Amphibians in our future, amphibian conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. University of Maine, ME.

Fenolio, D. 2009. Amphibians in our future, amphibian conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. October 13th, Morehouse College, GA.

Fenolio, D. 2009. Life in the Dark. The J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center. August 13, Newton, GA.

Fenolio, D. and R. Bonett. 2009. Recent findings about the biology, ecology, and systematics of the grotto salamander, Eurycea spelaea. The 15th International Congress of Speleology. July 19-26, Kerrville, TX.

Collier, B.A. and D. Fenolio. 2009. Sampling elusive species in karst environments: design and demographic modeling considerations. The 15th International Congress of Speleology. July 19-26, Kerrville, TX.

Fenolio, D. 2008. The Conservation of Darwin’s Frogs. International Symposium on Global Amphibian Decline. September 11-12, Santiago, Chile.

Fenolio, D. 2008. Amphibians in our future, amphibian conservation at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. October 24th, Eastern Kentucky University, KY.

Fenolio, D. 2007. Maintaining and breeding frogs in the laboratory. Florida Asociation of Lab Animal Sciences, July 20-23, Melbourne, Fl.

Fenolio, D., N.J. Da Silva, H.L.R. Silva, and L. Moreira. 2006. Herpetological diversity of the termite mounds of Brazil’s Cerrado. Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparitive Biology, January 4-8, Orlando, Fl.

O'Reilly, J.C., C.R. Infante, D.B. Fenolio, and S.M. Deban. 2006. Prey capture in “macrophagous” tadpoles. Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparitive Biology, January 4-8, Orlando, Fl.

Fenolio, D. 2005. Population ecology and behavior of the Ozark blind cave salamander, Eurycea spelaea. Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparitive Biology, January 4-8, San Diego, CA.

Fenolio, D. 2004. Population ecology of the grotto salamander, Typhlotriton spelaeus. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, April 26 - May 1, Norman, OK.

Fenolio, D. 2003. The subterranean biodiversity of the Ozarks. Russian Academy of Sciences, December, St. Petersburgh, Russia.

Fenolio, D., M.E. Walvoord, J. Stout, and J.E. Randrianirina. 2002. A survey of microhabitats, herpetofauna, and stratification in northeastern Madagascar using the canopy raft program. Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, July 3-8, Kansas City, MO.

Fenolio, D. 1999. Amphibian decline, De Saisset Museum, November, University of Santa Clara, CA.

O’Reilly, J.C., D. Fenolio, L.C. Rania and M. Wilkinson. 1998. Altriciality and extended parental care in the west African caecilian Geotrypetes seraphini (Gymnophiona: Caeciliidae). Annual Meeting of the Society of Integrative and Comparitive Biology, January 4-8, Denver, CO.

Fenolio, D. 1995. Amphibian ecology in the upper Amazon Basin. University of California at Berkeley’s Herpetological Group Meeting. February, Berkeley, CA.

 

Select Field Experience

2009–present: Chile - Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative field & lab work
2001–present: Ozarks - Subterranean Biodiversity Project / USFWS, documentation of subterranean biodiversity
2011: China & Thailand - Conservation of subterranean biodiversity w/Chinese Academy of Sciences
1987–2011: Loreto, Peru - Herpetological field work for W. W. Lamar
1998–2011: Brazil - Herpetological field work for the University Catolica de Goiás and Dr. N.J. Da Silva
2007–2011: Gulf of Mexico, US - Mesopelagic and benthic fish and invertebrate trawling photography for grant funded biodiversity book project with the University of South Florida, Tampa
2007–2010: Monterey, CA - Mesopelagic and benthic fish and invertebrate trawling and photography for grant funded biodiversity book project with the Monterey Bay Research Institute
2008: Tennessee & Alabama - Subterranean biodiversity surveys
2007: Tottori Prefecture, Japan - Photographic Field Work for grant funded biodiversity book project
2006: Edward's Plateau of Texas- Stygobitic salamander work
2006: Madre de Dios, Peru - Dissertation data collection at the Los Amigos (CICRA) Biological Field Station
1997, 2006: Panama - Herpetological Field Work
2003: Russia- Herpetological collaborations, Russian Academy of Sciences
2001: Masoala Penninsula, Madagascar- Herpetological field work on the French canopy raft program
2001: Puerto Rico - Private industry photographic work
2001: Bolivia - Herpetological field work for W.W. Lamar
2000-2006: Ozark Mts. caves, Oklahoma, Arkansas - MS project studying grotto salamanders (Typhlotriton spelaeus)
1999: Guatemala/Mexico - Photographic work
1998: Kenya - Herpetological field work for the University of California - Berkeley
1998: Uganda- Herpetological field work for the University of California - Berkeley
1992–1997: Costa Rica - Photographic work
1997: Panama - Photographic work
1995: Ecuador - Herpetological field work for W.W. Lamar
1990–1995: Hawaiian island of Oahu - Introduced Dendrobatid observations project
1995: Monterey, California - UCSC Natural Reserves internship, Anniella field study project with Dr. M. Fusari
1995: Santa Cruz Mts., California - UCSC internship, amphibian survey with Dr. M. Fusari
1990: Trinidad/Tobago - Photographic work
1988–1990: Anza Borrego Desert, California - Biological field class/photographic work
1989: Mt. Lassen, California - Biological field class/photographic work

 

Media Coverage

2011
Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative, Select Media Coverage

  1. 1. MSN article on Darwin’s Frogs got over 1K Facebook recommendations http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/06/03/6780149-captive-male-frog-coughs-up-babies
  2. 2. Association of Zoos and Aquariums website http://wildexplorer.org/2011/06/14/fact-a-chilean-frog-that-is-stranger-than-fiction/
  3. 3. Bush Warriors: A Global Voice for Wildlife http://bushwarriors.wordpress.com/2011/09/05/frog-heroes-conserving-chile%E2%80%99s-native-amphibians/
  4. 4. The Darwin’s Frog Conservation Initiative Website http://www.savedarwinsfrogs.org

Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Amphibian Conservation Program, Select Media Coverage

  1. WABE 90.1 Atlanta http://pba.org/post/frog-conservation-atlanta-botanical-garden
  2. Georgia Public Radio http://www.gpb.org/news/2011/10/28/saving-georgias-few-remaining-gopher-frogs
  3. National Public Radio http://soundcloud.com/phatlanta/wabe-npr-science-cafe-abg
  4. The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s FrogPodBlog http://frogpodblog.blogspot.com/

2007 and prior

Fenolio, D.B., M.E. Walvoord, J.F. Stout, and F. Andreone. 2007. A new treehole Anodonthyla frog from the low-altitude rainforests of Masoala Peninsula, NE Madagascar. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 120(1): 86–98.

Select Media Coverage of this Paper:

Fenolio, D.B., G.O. Graening, and J.F. Stout. 2005 (early electronic release). Coprophagy in a cave-adapted salamander; the importance of bat guano examined through stable isotope and nutritional analyses. Proceedings of the Royal Society-B.

Select Media Coverage of this Paper:

1) Nature - online news service (16 Nov. 2005) http://www.nature.com/news/2005/051114/full/051114-9.html
2) The Washington Post, Washington DC (20 Nov. 2005) http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/washingtonpost/access/929191841.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&date=Nov+21%2C+2005&author=&pub=The+Washington+Post&edition=&startpage=A.06&desc=SCIENCE%3B+Notebook3) The Canadian Broadcasting Company Radio Interview (26 Nov. 2005)
4) The San Diego Union Tribune, California (23 Nov. 2005) http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051123/news_1c23scibrief.html
5) Bat Conservation International (18 Nov. 2005) http://www.batcon.org/index.php/component/mailing/?task=_viewArticle&ArticleID=1023

Fenolio’s canopy ecology work with the French Canopy Raft program in Madagascar covered in a film.

Media Coverage: The 2005 British Broadcasting Company film: “Madagascar: A Treetop Odyssey.”

Fenolio’s work with the discovery of several new species of groundwater invertebrates in the Ozarks of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Media Coverage: The Nature Conservancy Magazine ‘04 (54(1):15), “New Species Found in Ozarks Cave.”

Fenolio’s canopy ecology work with the French Canopy Raft program in Madagascar covered in a film.

Media Coverage: The 2003 Gedeon Company film, “Madagascar, A Treetop Odyssey.”

Fenolio’s work with the discovery of several new species of groundwater invertebrates in the Ozarks of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Media Coverage: The Daily Guard, Arkansas (30 Sep. ’03): “Scientists Find New Species in Cave City.”

Fenolio’s work with the discovery of several new species of groundwater invertebrates in the Ozarks of Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Media Coverage: Story featured in the Tulsa World, Oklahoma (17 Feb. ’02): “New Species?; Cave-dwelling crayfish may be new member of family tree”

Fenolio’s work with the ecology and reproduction of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona).

Media Coverage:

1) Story featured in Science 283: 623. (29 Jan. 1999) “Meeting spotlights creatures great and small.” By Elizabeth Pennisi.
2) Story featured in the San Jose Mercury News, California (23 Mar. ’99): “A fine can of worms. San Jose man’s passion for frogs and their cousins, the caecilians, helps biologists leap to new conclusions that may lead to better understanding of amphibians’ gradual decline.”

Professional Societies

2006-present: National Speleological Society

2001-present: Herpetologists League

1998-present: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles





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