Thomas C. LaDuke
December 21, 2001
Department of Biological Sciences
East Stroudsburg University
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Ph.D. - Biology: Subprogram in Evolution, Ecology and Behavior, City University of New
York, New York, New York. 1983-1991. Dissertation Title: "Morphometric Variability of the Precaudal Vertebrae of Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis, and
Implications for Interpretation of the Fossil Record."
M.S. - Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 1981-1983. Thesis title:
"The Fossil Snakes of Pit 91, Rancho La Brea."
B.S. - Zoology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. 1977-1981.
POSTGRADUATE EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE:
Associate Professor, 2000
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
East Stroudsburg University, Department of Biological Sciences. 1997 to present.
Assistant Professor, Temporary
East Stroudsburg University, Department of Biological Sciences. 1995 -1997, 1995,
1993 -1994; 1991-1992.
Bloomsburg University, Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences. 1992 -1993
Queens College, City University of New York, Department of Biology. 1995.
Northampton Community College, Department of Biology. 1994 1995, 1992 -1992.
PUBLICATIONS (since 1995):
Pruetz, Jill D., and Thomas C. LaDuke. 2001. New Field Site: Preliminary Census of
Primates at El Zota Biological Field Station, Costa Rica. Neotropical Primates
LaDuke, Thomas C. 2001. Review of: Holman, J. Alan, 2000. Fossil Snakes of North
America: Origin, Evolution, Distribution, Paleoecology. Herpetological Review
Bonett, Ronald M., Thomas C. LaDuke, Stephen G. Tilley, and Tracy Whitford. 2000
Allozyme Analysis of Salamanders (Genus: Desmognathus) in Northeastern
Pennsylvania. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science. In Press.
Krause, D. W., R. J. Asher, G. A. Buckley, M. D. Gottfried, and T. C. LaDuke. 1998.
Biogeographic Origins of the Non-Dinosaurian Vertebrate Fauna of Madagascar:
New Evidence From the Late Cretaceous. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology
LaDuke, T. C. 1998. Monroe County Amphibian and Reptile Survey: Two Year Summary
Report. (Unpublished report, completed 1996). Supported by PA Env. Educ. Grant.
LaDuke, T. C. 1997. Changes in Classification Since Romer's Day. Preface to Reprint
Edition of Osteology of the Reptiles, by A. S. Romer. Kreiger Press (Original edition,
1956, Univ. of Chicago Press).
Hecht, M. K. and T. C. LaDuke. 1997. Limbless Tetrapods of the La Venta Fauna,
Colombia. In: The History of the Neotropical Fauna: Vertebrate Paleobiology of the
Miocene of Tropical South America. Smithsonian Inst. Press, Washington.
LaDuke, T. C. Monroe County Amphibian and Reptile Survey Handbook. (Unpublished
report, completed 1996). Supported by PA Env. Educ. Grant.
Undergraduate Student Research Projects Directed:
1998 Senior Research Project: Allozyme Analysis of Salamanders (Genus:
Desmognathus) in Northeastern Pennsylvania. By Ron Bonett, East Stroudsburg
1994 - Senior Thesis: Niche Overlap and the Seasonal Changes of Species Diversity in
Pennsylvania Snakes. By Jeffrey E. Pestrak, Bloomsburg University.
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