Baylor University
Department of Biology
College of Arts and Sciences

Anica Debelica
Doctoral Candidate

Education
•M.S.Biology
  Sam Houston State University, 2005.
    Master's Thesis: Atlas and key to the hair of terrestrial Texas Mammals
•B.S. Biology
  Angelo State University, 2003.
•A.S. Biology
  Central Texas College, 2002.

Research Interests
Anica is interested in resource partitioning (temporal, spatial, and dietary) and behavior in forest bats. She is also interested in the community structure of forest bats (bat species present, proportions of adults/juveniles, males/females, reproductive/non-reproductive individuals).

After graduating from Baylor, Anica hopes to find a job in academia which will allow her to continue her research on bats, but also teach. She especially enjoys involving undergraduate students in research. Finally, she has a passion for introducing non-biology majors to the wonders of science.

Dissertation Title: Forest-Dwelling Bat Community: Ecology, Behavior, Resource Partitioning, and Implications for Conservation.

Publications
Debelica-Lee A, Hanks CR, Pettit TW, Wilkins KT. 2011. Bat Community Structure and Role of Ecomorphology in Forest Landscapes Partially Managed for Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. Journal of Wildlife Management - in review.

Debelica A, Thies ML. 2009. Atlas and key to the hair of terrestrial Texas mammals. Special Publications of the Museuem of Texas Tech University, Number 55, 102pp.

Wiliams JK, Debelica A. 2008. Analysis of the completeness of vascular plant records in Florida. Journal of the Botanical Research Institue of Texas 2(2):1363-1371.

Debelica A, Matthews AK, Ammerman LK. 2006. Dietary Study of Big Free-Tailed Bat (Nyctinomops macrotis) in Big Bend National Park, Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 51(3):414-418.

Awards
• 1st place for graduate student oral presentation.
  114th Annual Meeting of Texas Academy of Science
  Austin, Texas. 2011.
Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award
  Baylor University. 2009.
William B. Davis for best oral presentation pertaining to classical mammalogy at the organismal level.
  24th Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists. 2006.
Rollin H. Baker Award for Best Undergraduate Paper Presentation.
  21st Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Mammalogists. 2003.

Grants
C.Gus Glasscock, Jr. Endowed Fund for Excellence in Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
  Baylor University, 2010. $7,000.
Jack and Norma Jean Folmar
  Baylor University, 2010. $1,000.
Jack and Norma Jean Folmar
  Baylor University, 2009. $1,000.
Texas Academy of Science Student Research Fund.2009. $2,000.
C.Gus Glasscock, Jr. Endowed Fund for Excellence in Environmental Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.
   Baylor University, 2009. $2,000.
Howard McCarley Student Research Award
  Southwestern Association of Naturalists, 2009. $1,000.
• Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Achievement Program (URSA)
  Baylor University, 2009. $5,000.
Jack and Norma Jean Folmar
  Baylor University, 2009. $1,000.

Work Experience
• Teacher of Record, Baylor University
  Comparative Chordate Anatomy (BIO 3429)
  Freshman Biology (BIO 1105/1106)
  Human Physiology (BIO 3422)
  Ecology for Non-Majors (BIO 1403)
  Investigations of Modern Biology Concepts (BIO 1406)
•Research Mentoring, Baylor University
  Supervised 4 Undergraduate Honors Students in all stages of their work on Honors Thesis (project selection,
  hypothesis development, data collection in field and lab, data analysis, and writing)
   --Christina Skrovanek, Effect of Prescribed Burns on the Bat Community in Southeastern Piney Woods.
      Defended Honors Thesis in April 2010.
   --Rachel Rotondi, Insect Size as a Determining Factor in Prey Selection by Insectivorous Bats.
      Defended Honors Thesis in April 2010.
   --Michael Weber, The Effect of Fire Management on the Bat Community of the Southeastern Piney Woods.
      Defended Honors Thesis in December 2010.
   --Cory Hanks, The Role of Ecomorphology in Determining Response of a Forest-Dwelling Bat Community to      Management by Prescribed Burns.
      Defended Honors Thesis in April 2011.
• Biology Lecturer, Department of Biological Sciences, SHSU, September 2005-July 2006.
  Teaching Responsibilities: Contemporary Biology (BIO 134); Zoology (BIO 162); Contemporary Biology
  Online (BIO 134)
• Research Assistant, Department of Biological Sciences and TRIES (Texas Research Institute for Environmental
  Sciences), SHSU, Wastewater Bioremediation, August 2003-August 2005.


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