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Mark Paulissen

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Dr Mark Paulissen

paulisse@nsuok.edu

  • Professor
    Biology

Office Location

  • Tahlequah
    Science Building 139
    (918) 444-3816

Bio

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

Education:

  • PhD, Zoology, University of Oklahoma, 1986
  • MS, Zoology, University of Arkansas, 1981
  • BS, Zoology, University of Arkansas, 1979
My students and I study lizard behavior and ecology. Recent work has focused on describing aggressive behaviors in skinks (family Scincidae), studying spatial learning in little brown skinks, and studying the diest of lizards from teh American southwest.
I teach Introductory Biology Lecture, Human Anatomy, Animal Biology, Herpetology, Animal Parasitology Lab, Experimental Design, and Senior Seminar

Intellectual Content:

  • Pattern preferences, but not positional cues, influence spatial learning in the little brown skink, Scincella lateralis (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2021
  • Diet of Eight Species of Lizard from Granite Gap, New Mexico, USA (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Accepted, July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2021
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS AND THEIR EFFECT ON RESOURCE USE BY MALE LITTLE BROWN SKINKS, SCINCELLA LATERALIS (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, March, 2017
  • Hybridization between Whiptail Lizards in Texas: Aspidoscelis laredoensis and A. Gularis, with Notes on Reproduction of a Hybrid (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, March, 2020
  • Intraspecific Aggression in Neonate Common Five-Lined Skinks (Plestiodon fasciatus) (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Accepted, December, 2017
  • AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIORS AND THEIR EFFECT ON RESOURCE USE BY MALE LITTLE BROWN SKINKS, SCINCELLA LATERALIS (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Published, March, 2017
  • 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

Presentations:

  • Lack of aggression between neonates of the Little Brown Skink lizard; Scincella lateralis. - Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Phoenix, AZ; also being held virtually - July 2021
  • Aggressive behaviors and their effect on resource use by female Little Brown Skinks, Scincella lateralis. - Ninth World Congress of Herpetology - Dunedin, New Zealadn - January 2020
  • Gut microbiome of Sceloporus consobrinus - 115th General Meeting of the American Society of Microbiologists - New Orleans, LA - May 2015
  • Behavioral responses of adult and neonate Sceloporus consobrinus lizards to predatory odors. - Oklahoma Research Day - Woodward, OK - March 2020
  • Learning in Lizards - Invited Seminar - Murray, Kentucky - April 2019
  • Does the Little Brown Skink, Scincella lateralis, Use Positional Cues for Spatial Learning? - Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists - Rochester, NY (USA) - July 2018
  • Interesting things I have learned about lizards - NSU Delicious Dialogues (HAWKTalk) - NSU-Tahlequah - March 2018
  • 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 - November 2016
  • 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 - November 2016

Courses Taught:

  • INTRO BIOLOGY I - BIOL 1013 - Spring 2021
  • HUMAN ANATOMY - BIOL 2154 - Spring 2021
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN - BIOL 4002 - Spring 2021
  • HONORS RESEARCH II - BIOL 3402 - Spring 2021
  • THESIS - SCI 5902 - Spring 2021
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5533 - Fall 2020
  • HUMAN ANATOMY - BIOL 2154 - Fall 2020
  • ANIMAL PARASITOLOGY LAB - BIOL 4214 - Spring 2020
  • INTRO BIOLOGY I - BIOL 1013 - Spring 2020
  • THESIS - SCI 5901 - Fall 2019
  • ANIMAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 3013 - Fall 2019
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN - BIOL 4002 - Spring 2019
  • HONORS RESEARCH I - NUTR 3401 - Spring 2019
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5532 - Fall 2018
  • HUMAN ANATOMY - BIOL 2154 - Fall 2018
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4412 - Spring 2018
  • HUMAN ANATOMY LAB - BIOL 2154 - Spring 2018