August 2002 – to present
Department of Biology, Currently Chair, Biology Department
Associate Professor, Adrian College, Adrian, Michigan
Selected Publications (peer-reviewed, refereed journal articles)
Martin, J. B. and S. B. Vinson. 2008. The influence of travel time on sugar loading decisions and water balance in the central place foraging ant Solenopsis invicta.Insectes Sociaux 55(2):129-136.
Husband, R. W., J. B. Martin. 2005. A new species of Podapolipidae (Acari: Heterostigmata), parasite of Aidemona azteca (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in Honduras and redescription of the genus Podapolipoides. Internat. J. Acarol. 31(3): 237-244.
Pedersen, E. K., T. L. Bedford, W. E. Grant, S. B. Vinson, J. B. Martin, M. T. Longnecker, C. L. Barr, and B. M. Drees. 2003. Effect of red imported fire ants on habitat use by hispid cotton rats (Sigmodon hispidus) and northern pygmy mice (Baiomys taylori). Southwest. Natural. 48(3) 419-426.
Martin, J. B., B. M. Drees, W. E. Grant, K. Pedersen, C. L. Barr and S. B. Vinson. 1998. Foraging range of the polygynous form of the red imported fire ant Solenopsis invicta. Southwest. Entomol. 23(3): 221-228.
2009 Michigan Lake & Stream Association, Region 2 Fall Seminar. Assessing stream health in the River Raisin Watershed (J.B. Martin).
2009 Michigan Academy of Arts, Letters & Sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. Aquatic insect diversity in temporary and semi-permanent ponds in relation to pond size, seasonal effects and sampling effort. D. A. Thomas, C. K. Limback, J. B. Martin,
2008 MiCorps Fourth Annual Conference, Higgins Lake, MI. River Raisin Stream Results 2002-2008 (J. B. Martin)
2008 Sixth National Water Monitoring Conference, Monitoring: Key to Understanding Our Waters, Atlantic City, NJ. Determining false negatives in volunteer collected data: the River Raisin experience (J. B. Martin)
2002 Joint meeting of the South West Branch of the Entomological Society of America and the Sociedad de Mexicana de Entomologia, Guanajuato, Mexico. Carbohydrate foraging behavior in the red imported fire ant: distance effects (J. B. Martin and S. B. Vinson)
1998 IUSSI International Congress, Adelaide, Australia. Effects of various environmental and biological factors on foraging and recruitment in fire ants: a comparison (J. B. Martin and S. B. Vinson).
Selected Service, Grants and Awards (split)
2007-2010 Organized and conducted spring and fall stream searches for the River Raisin Watershed Council.
2009 International Acarology Workshop and Meeting, West Bloomfield, MI.
2009 Michigan Campus Compact (MCC) Faculty/Staff Community Service-Learning Award
2009 Member, class 2009, of the Michigan Lake and Stream Leaders Institute, organized by Michigan Lake and Stream Associations, Inc. and Michigan State University.
2007 Named Director, Adopt-A-Stream program for the River Raisin Watershed Council.
2007 Participated at the Annual Meeting for the Council of Undergraduate Research, (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI).
2006-present Member, Stubnitz Environmental Education Partnership Advisory Board.
2004 Adrian College Faculty Research Grant; grant for research and travel to Honduras. Collected insects and examined insect diversity in a variety of habitats. Also gave invited talk at a Peace Corp sponsored HIV education conference.