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Dr. Mark A Paulissen

Dr. Mark A Paulissen

paulisse@nsuok.edu

  • Professor
    Biology

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    • Science Building 139
    • Phone: (918) 444-3816

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Bio

Dr. Mark Paulissen is a Professor of Biology at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, USA.

Education:

  • Ph D, Zoology, University of Oklahoma, , 1986
  • MS, Zoology, University of Arkansas, , 1981
  • BS, Zoology, University of Arkansas, , 1979

Research Interests:

Dr. Mark Paulissen and his students study lizard behavior and ecology. Recent work has focused on describing aggressive behaviors in skinks (family Scincidae), studying spatial learning in little brown skinks

Teaching Interests:

Introductory Biology Lecture, Human Anatomy, Animal Biology, Herpetology

Professional Activities:

Intellectual Content:

  • Rare syntopy of the diploid parthenogenetic lizard (Aspidoscelis laredoensis B) and both gonochoristic progenitors (A. gularis and A. sexlineata) in Texas, USA (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2016
  • ASPIDOSCELIS EXSANGUIS (Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail). DIET (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, September, 2016
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS AND THEIR EFFECT ON RESOURCE USE BY MALE LITTLE BROWN SKINKS, SCINCELLA LATERALIS (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, March, 2017

Presentations:

  • The effect of size on dominance relationships in juvenile five-lined skinks (Plestiodon fasciatus). Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles. Lawrence, Kansas. - 58th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles - University of Kansas, Lawrence KS - 02 Aug 2015
  • Dominance relationships in juvenile fine-lined skinks (Plestiodon fasciatus): does small size matter? - 105th Annual Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science - OSU-CHS; Tulsa, OK - 04 Nov 2016
  • Gut microbiome of Sceloporus consobrinus - 115th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiologists - New Orleans, LA - 31 May 2015
  • Reaction of the Little Brown Skink Lizard to Odors of Large Predatory and Non- Predatory Lizards - NSU Undergraduate Research Day - NSU-Tahlequah - 19 Apr 2017
  • Does the Little Brown Skink, Scincella lateralis, Use Positional Cues for Spatial Learning? - Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Rochester, NY (USA) - 13 Jul 2018

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