Lateral Lines Bios

W. Howard Brandenburg

Selected Exhibitions:
•2006 “Forms Figures Symbols” Shy Rabbit Contemporary Arts, Pagosa Springs, CO
•2006 “Aun nos Atrapan” (still they ensnare us), El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
•2005 “Hallows and Haunts” Sol Arts Gallery, Albuquerque, NM
•2004 Downtown window on the Arts, Albuquerque, NM
•2002 O’Niell’s Uptown, Albuquerque, NM.
•2002 O’Niell’s Pub, Albuquerque, NM.
•2000 “New Era Art” 516 Magnifico Art space, Albuquerque, NM.
•2000 “Scratch and Sniff Show” Room 222 Art Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI.
•1999 “Emerging Artists” Limner Gallery, New York, NY.
•1999 “Texas and Neighbours” Irving Art Center, Irving, TX.
•1998 “Magnifico: Art of Albuquerque, Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque, NM
•1996 “Artists Exhibition” John Summers Gallery, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.

Gallery Representation and One Person Exhibitions:
•2014-present. Taos Art Museum at Fechin House, gift shop
•2011 Cellar Door, Albuquerque, NM.
•2011 “Adaptive Management” Inpost @ the Outpost Performance Space, Albuquerque, NM. One person show.
•2007 “Selective Paintings” Arthaus 66, Albuquerque, NM. One person show
•2006 “Tumult” Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM One person show, main gallery
•2001 “Common” Exhibit/208, Albuquerque, NM. One person show.
•1999 Asylum Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.
•1998 “A Glimpse at Ourselves” R.B.Winnings Café, Albuquerque, NM. One person show
•1997 Rising Sun Gallery, Madrid, NM.

Illustrations, Publications and Contracts:
•2014 Native Fishes of the San Juan River Basin and Progress Towards Recovery. Educational posters and brochures, Bureau of Reclamation
•2013 Native Fishes of the San Juan River, NM. Poster produced for NMDGF, Share with Wildlife.
•2012 -present. Graphite and ink illustrations of three views of larval and early juvenile cyprinids (N= 10) of the Pecos River, NM and TX.
•2011 Native Fishes of the Gila River, NM. Poster produced for NMDGF, Share with Wildlife.
•2010 Eight graphite and ink illustrations of three views of larval and juvenile Hybognathus amarus for inclusion in Middle Rio Grande Larval Fish Identification. Snyder, D. E. in preparation.
•2010 Thirty-five black and white illustrations of Mimbres pottery design included in Secrets of the Pueblo Universe Mark Raney.
•2010. Illustration of Craugastor evanesce, USNM 572840 (holotype), adult male. Ventral views of foot and hand. Copeia 2010, NO.3, 405-409.
•2005 Black and white scientific illustrations of 20 Schistosoma species, including life stages of eggs, cercaria, and adults male and females. Contracted by Dr. E. Sam Loker, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. Trends in Parasitology. 2006 Vol. 22 No. 11.
•2001-2011 Sixty-three illustrations of native New Mexico fishes. Contracted by New Mexico Department
of Game and Fish.
•2000-2001 B/W scientific illustrations of Thamnophis eques Complex of Mexico, by Dr. R. Conant, American Museum of Natural History #3406.
•2000. Illustrations of Neriene litigosa (Sierra Dome spider). Animal Behavior by P. J. Keil and P. J. Watson. Integrated assessment of self, opponent and resource during male-male contest in the Serria dome spider.
•1999 Buyers Direct Magazine Slowart Productions, New York, NY (spring and fall editions).
•1998 Brochure of Endangered Fishes in the Pecos River, NM. Contracted by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
•1997 Twenty-three illustrations for “Threatened and Endangered Fishes of New Mexico”. Contracted by New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.
•1996 Illustrations of Notropis simus simus for Environmental Biology of Fishes, 46:382

Invited Artist Talks and Presentations:
•2014 Illustration as Art and Science. Scientific illustration of Fishes. Workshop at the Taos Art Museum at Fechin House

Expertise:
Ichthyology, larval fish identification, larval fish ecology, scientific illustration, museum curation, special training in white-water rafting (swift-water rescue) and sampling fishes in the San Juan, Rio Grande, and Grand Canyon rivers under a variety of flow conditions

Experience:
•2007-present. Research Ichthyologist, American Southwest Ichthyological Researchers, Albuquerque, New Mexico
•1998–2007. Senior Research Technician. Division of Fishes, Museum of
Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
•1997–1998. Field and Laboratory Technician. Endangered Species Program, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Santa Fe
•1995–1996. Museum and Field Assistant. Division of Fishes, Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
•1994–present. Biological Illustrator. Prepare biological illustrations, on contract basis, for state and private researchers. Clients include University of New Mexico Department of Biology, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish

Committee Services:
•1998–present. San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program Biology
Committee – Researcher.
2006–2008. •Roundtail and Gila chub Recovery Plan Advisory Committee – for
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Publications:
• Brandenburg, W. H and Gido, K. B. 1999. Predation by Non-Native Fishes in the San Juan River, New Mexico and Utah. The Southwestern Naturalist 44(3): 392-394.

Reports:
• Farrington, M. A., R. K. Dudley, W. H. Brandenburg, S. P. Platania 2014 San Juan River 2013 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 69pp.
• B. Albrecht, R. Kegerries, J.M. Barkstedt, W.H. Brandenburg, A.L. Barkalow, S.P. Platania, M. McKinstry, B. Healy, J. Stolberg, and Z. Shattuck. 2014. Razorback Sucker Xyrauchen texanus Research and monitoring in the Colorado River inflow area of Lake Mead and the lower Grand Canyon, Arizona and Nevada. Final report prepared by BIO-WEST, Inc., for U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Region, Salt Lake City, Utah.
• Farrington, M.A., W.H. Brandenburg, J.L. Kennedy. 2014. Determining the historical distribution of the Gila robusta complex (Gila Chub, Gila intermedia, Headwater Chub, Gila nigra, and Roundtail Chub, Gila robusta) in the Gila River Basin, New Mexico, using morphological analysis. Research report submitted to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 118pp.•
• Farrington, M. A., W. H. Brandenburg 2013 San Juan River 2012 Colorado
Pikeminnow and Razorback Sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 59pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., M.. A. Farrington, S. P. Platania 2012. Delaware River Ichthyofaunal Survey 2012. Report to the Bureau of Land Management, Pecos Las Cruses District. 56 pp.
• Platania, S. P., M. A. Farrington, W. H. Brandenburg. 2012 Dirty Devil River
ichthyofaunal survey. Research report submitted to Bureau of Relcemations. 19pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2012. San Juan River 2011
Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 50pp.
• Dudley, R. K., W. H. Brandenburg, M. A. Farrington, L. E. Renfro, and S. P. Platania. 2012. Distribution and Conservation Status of Fishes in the South Canadian River Drainage, New Mexico. Research report submitted to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 98 pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2011. San Juan River 2010 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 56pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2010. San Juan River 2009 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 70pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2009. San Juan River 2008 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. 55pp.
• Platania, S.P., R.K. Dudley, W.H. Brandenburg, and M.A. Farrington. 2008. Development of Rio Grande silvery minnow monitoring protocols for use by the Pueblo of Santa Ana. 151pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2008. San Juan River 2007 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Recovery Implementation Program. 51pp.
• Farrington, M.A., and W.H.Brandenburg 2008. Population monitoring of Pecos pupfish, Cyprinodon pecosensis, in the Bureau of Land Management’s Overflow Wetlands Wildlife Habitat Area, New Mexico. Report to U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 56pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2008. Bureau of Land Management’s Black River Recreational Area Ichthyofaunal Survey, Black River, New Mexico. Report to U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 34pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2008. Delaware River Ichthyofaunal Survey, 2008, New Mexico. Report to U.S. Bureau of Land Management, 46pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2007. San Juan River 2006 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 86pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2006. San Juan River 2005 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 81pp.
• Brooks, J. E., C. Tolle, W. H. Brandenburg, A. V. Romero. 2006. Inventory of the fish community and qualitative habitat assessment of the upper Rio Tutuaca. 36pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2005. San Juan River 2004 Colorado pikeminnow and razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 92pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., M. A. Farrington, and S.J. Gottlieb. 2004. San Juan River 2003 razorback sucker larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 50 pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., M. A. Farrington, and S.J. Gottlieb. 2004. San Juan River 2003 Colorado pikeminnow larval fish survey. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 38pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., and M. A. Farrington. 2003. Population monitoring of Pecos pupfish, Cyprinodon pecosensis, in the Bureau of Land Management’s Overflow Wetlands Wildlife Habitat Area, New Mexico. Report to U. S. Bureau of Land Management. 46 pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., M. A. Farrington and S.J. Gottlieb. 2003. Razorback sucker, Xyrauchen texanus, larval fish survey in the San Juan River during 2002. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 48pp.
• Farrington, M. A., W. H. Brandenburg, and S. J. Gottlieb. 2003. Colorado pikeminnow larval fish survey in the San Juan River during 2002. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 40pp.
• Farrington, M. A., W. H Brandenburg. 2003. Life History of Pecos Pupfish, Cyprinodon pecosensis, in Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. Research report submitted to N. M. Department of Game and Fish 87pp.
• Platania, S. P., M. A. Farrington, W. H. Brandenburg, S. J. Gottlieb, and R. K. Dudley. 2003. Movement patterns of Rio Grande silvery minnow, Hybognathus amarus, in the San Acacia Reach of the Rio Grande during 2002. Report to U. S. Bureau of Reclamation. 31 pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H., M. A. Farrington and S.J. Gottlieb. 2002. Razorback sucker larval fish survey in the San Juan River during 2001. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 34pp.
• Platania, S. P., W. H. Brandenburg and M. A. Farrington. 2002. 2001 San Juan River Larval Fish Drift Study. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 22pp.
• Brandenburg, W.H., M.A. Farrington and S. J. Gottlieb. 2001. Razorback sucker larval fish survey in the San Juan River during 2000. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 34pp.
• Platania, S. P., W. H. Brandenburg. 2001. 2000 San Juan River Larval Fish Drift Study. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 23pp.
• Brandenburg, W. H. 2000. Razorback sucker larval fish survey in the San Juan River during 1998 and 1999. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 46pp.
• Platania, S. P., W. H. Brandenburg. 2000. 1999 San Juan River Larval Fish Drift Study. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 22pp.
• Platania, S. P., W. H. Brandenburg. 1999. 1998 San Juan River Larval Fish Drift Study. Research report submitted to San Juan River Implementation Recovery Program. 26pp.

Professional memberships:
Desert Fishes Council (DFC), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (GNSI)

Ayesha S. Burdett

Bioscience Curator
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque NM 87104

Education

PhD (Environmental Science) 2005
Charles Sturt University, Australia
Honours (Zoology) 2000
University of Melbourne, Australia
BA/BSc (Geography and Zoology) 1997
University of Melbourne, Australia

Professional Experience

Bioscience Curator
New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
July 2012-present
Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
Department of Biology and Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico
January 2011 – present
Post-doctoral research associate
Department of Biology and Museum of Southwestern Biology, University of New Mexico
January 2006 – January 2011 Conduct research (including field and laboratory work) examining the dynamics of food webs in the Middle Rio Grande, NM

Publications

Academic Publications
• Burdett, A.S. in press. “Gila: biodiversity and conservation” – an exhibit in development at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. The New Mexico Botanist.
• Burdett, A.S., J.S. Fencl. and T.F. Turner. 2015. Comparison of aquatic invertebrate sampling methods in a shallow aridland river (Rio Grande, New Mexico). Aquatic Biology 23: 139-146
• Stevens, M.M., A.S. Burdett, E.M. Mudford, S. Helliwell, and G. Doran. 2011. The acute toxicity of fipronil to two non-target invertebrates associated with mosquito breeding sites in Australia. Acta Tropica 117: 125-130
• Turner, T. F., T. J. Krabbenhoft, and A. S. Burdett. 2010. Reproductive timing and fish community structure in an arid-land river system. In: Gido, K. and D. Jackson, eds. Community Ecology of Stream Fishes. American Fisheries Society Symposium 73: 427-446
• Burdett, A.S. and R.J.Watts. 2008. Modifying living space: An experimental study of the influences of vegetation on aquatic invertebrate community structure. Hydrobiologia 618: 161-173
• Burdett, A.S., R. J. Watts, and A. Jansen. 2005. Invertebrate fauna of small, temporary wetlands in agroecosystems on the Murrumbidgee floodplain, Australia. Verhandlungen Internationale Vereinigung für theoretische and angewandte Limnologie 29 (2): 961-964
• Burdett, A.S., M.M. Stevens, and D.L. Macmillan. 2001. Laboratory and field studies on the effect of molinate, clomazone and thiobencarb on non-target aquatic invertebrates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 20 (10): 2229-2236
Reports
• Burdett, A.S. 2014. Benthic macroinvertebrate identification from Gila River wetland samples. Report provided to the University of New Mexico to be included in report to Interstate Stream Commission. 8pp.
• Bixby, R.J. and A.S. Burdett. 2011. Effects of nutrient availability on periphyton growth and diversity in the Middle Rio Grande: top-down and bottom-up factors. Report to the Middle Rio Grande Endangered Species Act Collaborative Program, USBR Albuquerque NM. 79pp.
• Burdett, A.S., T.F. Turner and R.J. Bixby. 2010. Rio Grande Surveys: 2006-2010. Report submitted to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. 20pp.
• Turner, T.F., R.J. Bixby, and A. S. Burdett. 2009. Monitoring of aquatic food resources in support of the Channel Realignment Project at the Bosque del Apache Wildlife Refuge. Report to Tetratech, Inc. Albuquerque, NM 24 pp.
• Burdett, A.S. and R.J. Bixby. 2008. Effects of nutrient availability on periphyton growth and diversity in the Middle Rio Grande:top-down and bottom-up factors. Annual report to the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation, December 2008. 60 pp.

Presentations in the last five years

Oral presentations to a professional audience
• Latimore, J.A. and A.S. Burdett. “The future of public participation in freshwater research: opportunities and challenges .“ Society for Freshwater Sciences Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. 21-26 May 2015
• Burdett, A.S. “The value of collaboration: using public museums to link the community with research.” Society for Freshwater Sciences Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. 21-26 May 2015
• Burdett, A.S. “Gila: biodiversity and conservation” – a proposed exhibit at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. National Wilderness Conference. Albuquerque NM, 17 Oct 2014
• Burdett, A.S., R.J. Bixby, D. Tave, A.M. Hutson and L. Toya. Food consumption by the endangered Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus) in the Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium – a study of availability and use. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR. 18-23 May 2014
• Burdett, A.S. “Gila: biodiversity and conservation” – an exhibit in development at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. Gila Symposium. Silver City, NM, 27-28 February 2014.
• A.S. Burdett. Using online tools to make accessible museum collections. (Session chair) Annual Conference of the Association for Science and Technology Centers. Albuquerque, NM. 19-22 October 2013
• Krabbenhoft, CA, Burdett, AS and TF Turner. A mesocosm study of trophic interactions in a desert river (Rio Grande, New Mexico). Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Albuquerque NM, July 2013.
• Burdett, A.S., and T.F. Turner. Of droughts and flooding rains: aquatic invertebrate community ecology in a dryland river (Rio Grande, New Mexico). North American Benthological Society 59th Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. 22-26 May 2011
• Burdett, A.S., and T.F. Turner. Biotic assemblages and wetland-river interactions in an aridland riverine system. North American Benthological Society 58th Annual Meeting (joint meeting with American Society for Limnology and Oceanography), Santa Fe, NM. 6-11 May 2010
Poster presentations
• Burdett, A.S., M.J. Daniel and S. Connealy. “Building a network from two networks: successes and challenges.” 2015 Washington Symposium and SENCER-ISE National Meeting. Arlington, VA, 27-29 September 2015
• Burdett, A.S., M.J. Daniel, D.A. Novak and C.H. Walter. Informal science education is an opportunity for public outreach: Linking museums with research about energy and water in New Mexico Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR. 18-23 May 2014
• Burdett, A.S. and R.J. Bixby. Food resource utilization by Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus) at Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium. Joint Meeting of the Wildlife Society and the American Fisheries Society. Albuquerque, NM. 8-9 Febr 2013.
Presentations to a general audience
• Burdett, A.S. The Rio Grande and its Food Webs. Evening lecture at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 12 February 2015
• Burdett, A.S. Aquatic Life in the Rio Grande Volunteer Continuing Education program. February 2013
• Burdett, A.S. Water in the Rio Grande Volunteer Continuing Education program. June 2013
• Burdett, A.S. Butterfly diversity. Curator’s Coffee at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 10 January 2013
• Burdett, A.S. Bioscience and diversity in New Mexico. Curator’s Coffee at New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. 7 January 2013
• Burdett, A.S., and C.A. Love. Finding nematodes: Food web ecology in the Rio Grande, New Mexico. Albuquerque BioPark. 2 October 2010

Professional and Museum Service

• New Mexico Informal Science Education Network: developing NM ISE community, connecting NM EPSCoR research community to NM ISE Net, collaborative exhibit-building
• Museum outreach activities: create and curate exhibits with relevant content (more than 15 exhibits since 2012); regularly conduct museum events such as “Save the Frog Day”, “BioBlitz”, “Meet the Experts” and collections tours; host guided museum field trips and television segments (e.g. “Casey Discovers”); represent Bioscience at local outreach events
Reviewer
• Research publications: Limnology and Oceanography, Hydrobiologia, Marine and Freshwater Research, Ecological Research, Limnology, Hydrobiologia
• Proposals: National Science Foundation (including participating in review panels in 2014 and 2015), Delta Science Program
• Presentations: RiverSymposium, Society for Freshwater Science
Committee membership
• Society for Freshwater Science, Public Information and Publicity Committee. 2013 – present
• Citizen Science Taskforce, Natural Heritage New Mexico (Chair). 2015 – present
• Rio Grande Water Fund Advisory Board (The Nature Conservancy). 2014 – present
• Urban Water Middle Rio Grande Project. 2013 – present
• Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge. Design Charette (2013), habitat workshop (2014)
• Wilderness 50 conference planning committee. 2014
• Association of Science and Technology Centers. Member of two Communities of Practice: Citizen Science and Public Understanding of Science. 2013-present
Mentorship and student training
• Mentorship: Research Experience for Undergraduates. Annual summer program for students to gain hands-on research experience at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge.
• Guest lectures (UNM): Communicating science from a museum. Co-presented with Deb Novak, Director of Education at NMMNHS. 2013, 2014
• Field trip (CNM): Macroinvertebrate fauna at Tingley Ponds. Invited field trip for Environmental Studies (Steve Glass). 2014, 2015.
Other outreach and community service
• Guided museum field trips (Los Lunas Silvery Minnow Refugium, 2012; Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge, 2015)
• Judging student presentations at high school science fairs, university conferences and national conferences (2008 – present)

Ongoing professional education

• Identification of Odonata Nymphs. 17 May 2015. Society for Freshwater Science Annual Meeting, Milwaukee, WI. 17-21 2015
• Data Analysis and Statistical Inference. DataCamp. May 2015
• Introduction to R. DataCamp. April 2015
• Junior Faculty Leadership Workshop meeting, NM EPSCoR. 4-6 January, 2012.
• Introduction to Illustrator CS5. Division of Continuing Education and Community Services, Continuing Education at UNM. 21 September – 30 October 2011
• Systematic Evaluation of Ecological Literature to Support Causal Inference: Tools and Methods. North American Benthological Society 59th Annual Meeting, Providence, RI. 22 May 2011
• The Keys to Effective Editing. Division of Continuing Education and Community Services, Continuing Education at UNM. 20 October –10 December 2010
• Aquatic Craneflies (Tipulidae): Taxonomy Workshop. May 25 2008. North American Benthological Society 56th Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT. 25-30 May 2008
• FBA Beginning Access. Division of Continuing Education and Community Services, Continuing Education at UNM. 4-11 September 2007
• Crayfishes: A Workshop. June 3 2007. North American Benthological Society 55th Annual Meeting. Columbia, SC. 3-8 June 2007
• From Ship to Shore to the Newspaper: workshop on science journalism. 7 February 2007. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Santa Fe, NM. 2-9 February 2007

Professional memberships

Scientific societies
• Society for Freshwater Science,
• Ecological Society of America,
• New Mexico Academy of Science,
• Ecological Society of Australia,
• Australian Society for Limnology
Museum societies
• Association of Science and Technology Centers,
• New Mexico Informal Science Education Network,
• New Mexico Association of Museums