Faculty Profile for Dr. Chris Nice

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Dr. Chris Nice
Professor — Biology
SUPP 384
phone: (512) 245-3358

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Sotola, V. A., Ruppel, D. S., Bonner, T. H., Nice, C., & Martin, N. H. (n.d.). Asymmetric introgression between fishes in the Red River basin of Texas is associated with variation in water quality. Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4901
  • Forister, M., Fordyce, J., Nice, C., Thorne, J., Waetjen, D., & Shapiro, A. M. (2018). Impacts of a millennium drought on butterfly faunal dynamics. Climate Change Responses, 5(1), 3.
  • Lucas, L., Nice, C., & Gompert, Z. (2018). Genetic constraints on wing pattern variation in Lycaeides butterflies: A case study on mapping complex, multifaceted traits in structured populations. Molecular Ecology Resources, 18.
  • Chaturvedi, S., Lucas, L., Nice, C., Fordyce, J., Forister, M., & Gompert, Z. (2018). The predictability of genomic changes underlying a recent host shift in Melissa blue butterflies. Molecular Ecology, 27, 2651–2666.
  • Sung, C.-J., Bell, K. L., Nice, C., & Martin, N. H. (2018). Integrating Bayesian genomic cline analyses and association mapping of morphological and ecological traits to dissect reproductive isolation and introgression in a Louisiana Iris hybrid zone. Molecular Ecology, 27(4), 959–978.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 2012
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 2011
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 2009
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence. 2007
  • Award / Honor Nominee: College of Science Dean Nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching. 2007

Selected Grants

  • Schwartz, B. (Principal), Nowlin, W. (Co-Principal), Nice, Chris (Co-Principal). Texas Parks and Wildlife, SWiG Grant.Status assessment and ecological characterization for the Texas Troglobitic Water Slater, Lirceolus smithii., $190958. (Funded: 2015). Grant.
  • Schwartz, B. (Principal), Nice, Chris (Co-Principal). Texas Parks and Wildlife. Molecular and morphological analysis of Stygobromus sp. near San Marcos, TX, $28829. (Funded: 2014). Grant.
  • Nice, Chris (Principal). USFWS Coop. Grant. Genetic diversity of wild and refugia Barton Springs Salamanders., $12500. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Nice, Chris (Principal). USFWS Coop. Grant. Genetic diversity of Comal Springs riffle beetles., $12500. (Funded: 2013). Grant.
  • Nice, Chris (Principal). USFWS/ Texas Parks and Wildlife, Section 6 Grant. Genetic demography of endemic and endangered taxa in springs of the Edwards plateau., $213319. (Funded: 2012). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Chair
Freeman Ranch Advisory Committee
2013-Present
Member
Biology Department College Review group representative
2013-Present
Instructor
Gonzales County Master Gardeners
2011-Present
Member
Greenhouse Committee
2004-Present
Member
Curriculum Committee
2004-Present