Faculty Profile for Dr. David Huffman

profile photo for Dr. David Huffman
Dr. David Huffman
Professor — Biology
FAB 127
phone: (512) 245-3550

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Ph.D. Zoology 1973 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
M.S. Biology 1970 Marshall University, Huntington, WV
A.B. Biology 1968 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

Teaching Interests

Scientific Method; (design and interpretation of experiments, critical thought);
Parasitology (taxonomy, natural history, pathology);
Ornithology (acoustic ID and ecology).

Research Interests

Natural history, pathology, ecology, and taxonomy of parasites of aquatic vertebrates; Invasive snails and their parasites; Marine relict, spring-dependent, and stygobitic parasites

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Worsham, M. L. D., Julius, E. P., Nice, C., Diaz, P. H., & Huffman, D. G. (2017). Geographic isolation facilitates the evolution of reproductive isolation and morphological divergence. Ecology and Evolution. Ecology and Evolution, 7(23). https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.3474
  • Worsham, M. L., Huffman, D. G., & Gibson, J. R. (2016). The aquatic annelid fauna of the San Marcos River headsprings, Hays County, Texas. ZooKeys, 618, 1–14. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.618.8560
  • Worsham, M. L., Huffman, D. G., Moravec, F., & Gibson, J. R. (2016). The life cycle of Huffmanela huffmani Moravec, 1987 (Nematoda: Trichosomoididae), an endemic marine-relict parasite of Centrarchidae from a Central Texas spring. Folia Parasitologica, 63(020).
  • Moore, A. M., Green, M. C., Huffman, D. G., & Simpson, T. R. (2016). Green Herons (Butorides virescens) in an urbanized landscape: Does recreational disturbance affect foraging behavior? American Midland Naturalist, 176(2), 222–233. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-176.2.222
  • Cook-Hildreth, S. L., Bonner, T. H., & Huffman, D. G. (2016). Female reproductive biology of an exotic suckermouth armored catfish (Loricariidae) in the San Marcos River, Hays Co., Texas, with observations on environmental triggers. Bioinvasions Records, 5(3), 173–183. https://doi.org/http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/bir.2016.5.3.09

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Developmental Leave. 1993
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Developmental Leave. 1986
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Phi Sigma's Henry Van der Schalie National Research Medal, Phi Sigma. 1975
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Phi Sigma Award for Meritorious Graduate Research, University of New Hampshire. 1973
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Tuition Scholarship, University of New Hampshire. 1970

Selected Grants

  • Huffman, David G. Edwards Aquifer Authority, BioWest & USFWS SMARC. (Funded: 2012). Grant.
  • Huffman, David G. Replacement of Ten Aging Laptops in Freeman Teaching Lab, $12340.00. (Funded: 2010). Grant.
  • Huffman, David G (Co-Principal), Smith, Dan (Co-Principal). Replacement of Aging Computers in Freeman Teaching Lab and Supple Open Lab, $20848.00. (Funded: 2009). Grant.
  • Huffman, David G. Replacement of 10 Aging Laptops and Podium Equipment in Freeman Teaching Lab, $18827.00. (Funded: 2008). Grant.
  • Huffman, David G (Co-Principal), Weckerly, Butch (Co-Principal). Replacement of Obsolete Computing Equipment in Freeman Aquatic Biology Teaching Lab, $26869.00. (Funded: 2006). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Computer Coordinator
Freeman Building computer labs
School for Missionary Preparation
March 2009
School for Missionary Preparation
March 2008
Library Committee
Library Committee Subcommittee on Library Grants