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Curriculum Vita for Mary C. Christman

October 2015


Manager and Owner, MCC Statistical Consulting LLC, 2219 NW 23rd Terrace, Gainesville, FL

32605. Tel: (352) 371 – 4093, Cell: (443) 786 – 1735, marycchristman@gmail.com

Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Department of Statistics, University

of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611


1977 B.S. University of Pennsylvania, Biology.

1979 M.S. University of Delaware, Marine Sciences (Biology and Physical Oceanography).

1993 Ph.D. George Washington University, Mathematical Statistics.


2011-pres Owner and Independent Statistical Consultant, MCC Statistical Consulting, LLC 2011-pres Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida 2011-pres Courtesy Associate Professor, Department of Statistics, University of Florida Associate Professor, Department of Statistics – IFAS, University of Florida 2005-2011 2002-2004 Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, Biometrics Program, University of Maryland, College Park 1999-2002 Assistant Professor, Department of Animal and Avian Sciences, Biometrics Program, University of Maryland, College Park.

1994-1999 Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The American University.


Book Chapters Christman, M.C. 1997. Comparison of some sampling designs for spatially clustered populations. In: Modelling Longitudinal and Spatially Correlated Data: Methods, Applications, and Future Directions, Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 175-186.

Christman, M.C. and R.W. Jernigan. 1997. Spatial correlation models as applied to evolutionary biology. In: Modelling Longitudinal and Spatially Correlated Data: Methods, Applications, and Future Directions, Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 221-232.

Christman, M.C. 2004. Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity. In: The Encyclopedia of Caves.

Ed. D. C. Culver. Elsevier Science.

Christman, M.C. 2004. Chapter 7: Sequential Sampling for Rare or Geographically Clustered Populations. In Sampling Rare or Elusive Species: Concepts, Designs and Techniques for Estimating Population Parameters, ed. by W. Thompson. Island Press.

Russek-Cohen, E. and M. C. Christman. 2004. Statistical Methods for Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. In: Environmental Monitoring, ed. by G. Bruce Wiersma. CRC Press, pp. 391Christman, M. C. 2006. Element 5: Characterization and Incorporation of Uncertainty in Fisheries Management pg. 213-233 in: Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Panel (NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office). Fisheries Ecosystem Planning for the Chesapeake Bay, ed. E.

Houde and M. McBride, American Fisheries Society, trends in Fisheries Management 3:

Bethesda, MD.

Christman, M. C. 2009. Sampling of rare populations. Handbook of Statistics No. 29, Sample Surveys: Theory, Methods and Inference, ed. by Danny Pfefferman and C. R. Rao, Chapter 6.

Christman, M.C. 2008. Bivariate Distributions. In: The Encyclopedia of Environmetrics, 1st ed.

A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK.

Christman, M.C. 2012. Hansen--Hurwitz estimator in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics 2nd Edition, A.-H. El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp.1262-1264. DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vah003.pub2.

Christman, M.C. 2012. Multistage design in Encyclopedia of Environmetrics 2nd Edition, A.-H.

El-Shaarawi and W. Piegorsch (eds). John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK, pp.244-247.

DOI: 10.1002/9780470057339.vam046.pub2.

Christman, M.C., Zagmajster, M. 2012. Mapping Subterranean Biodiversity. In W. B. White and D. C. Culver, ed.: Encyclopedia of Caves, Academic Press, pp. 474 - 481.

Books Edward E. Gbur, Walter W. Stroup, Kevin S. McCarter, Susan Durham, Linda J. Young, Mary Christman, Mark West, and Matthew Kramer. 2012. Analysis of Generalized Linear Mixed Models in the Agricultural and Natural Resources Sciences. A publication of the American Society of Agronomy, Soil Science Society of America, and Crop Science Society of America, Madison, WI, xiii + 283 pgs.

Peer-Reviewed Articles Published (*work done by student/post-doc under direction of MCC) Van Heukelem, W., C.C. Epifanio, Christman, M. C. and S.D. Sulkin. 1983. Growth of juvenile Geryon quinquedens (Brachyura; Geryonidae) in the laboratory. Fisheries Bulletin. 81: 903-905.

Nayak, T.K. and Christman, M. C. 1992. Effect of unequal catchability on estimates of the number of classes in a population. Scandinavian Journal of Statistics 19: 281-287.

Christman, M. C. and T.K. Nayak. 1994. Sequential unbiased estimation of the number of classes in a population. Statistica Sinica 4:335-352.

Christman, M. C. 1996. Further aspects of sequential unbiased estimation of the number of classes in a population. Statistica Sinica 6:997-1004.

Christman, M. C., R.W. Jernigan, and D. Culver. 1997. A comparison of two models for estimating phylogenetic effect on trait variation. Evolution 51:262-266.

Christman, M. C. 1997. Efficiency of some sampling designs for spatially clustered populations. Environmetrics 8:145-166.

Pontius, J.S. and Christman, M. C. 1998. Bootstrap confidence intervals from adaptive sampling of an insect population. Proceedings of the 1997 Kansas State University Conference on Applied Statistics in Agriculture, pp.191-203.

Culver, D.C., H.H. Hobbs III, M.C. Christman, and L.L. Master. 1999. Distribution Maps of Caves and Cave Animals in the United States. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 61:139-140.

Christman, M.C., D. C. Culver, H.H. Hobbs III, and L.L. Master. 2000. Reply: Distribution Maps of Caves and Cave Animals in the United States. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 62:184-185.

Christman, M.C. 2000. A review of quadrat-based sampling of rare, geographically-clustered populations. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 5(1):168-201.

Culver, D.C., L.L. Master, M.C. Christman, and H.H. Hobbs III. 2000. Hidden Biodiversity: The Obligate Subterranean Fauna of the 48 Contiguous States. Conservation Biology 14: 386-401.

Christman, M.C. and J.R. Pontius. 2000. Bootstrap Confidence Intervals for Adaptive Cluster Sampling. Biometrics 56:503-510.

Christman, M.C. and D. C. Culver. 2001. The Relationship Between Cave Biodiversity and Available Habitat. Journal of Biogeography 28: 367-380.

Christman, M.C. and F. Lan. 2001. Inverse Adaptive Cluster Sampling. Biometrics 57: 1096Salierno, J. D., Rebach, S., and Christman, M. C. 2002. The Effects Of Interspecific Competition And Prey Odor On Foraging Behavior In The Rock Crab, Cancer irroratus (Say). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 287: 249-260.

Christman, M.C. 2003. Adaptive Two-Stage One-per-Stratum Sampling. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 10(1): 43-60.

Culver, D.C., M. C. Christman, W. R. Elliott, H.H. Hobbs III, and J. R. Reddell. 2003. The North American Obligate Cave Fauna: Regional Patterns. Biodiversity and Conservation 12(3):441Culver, D. C., Christman, M. C., Sket, B., and Trontelj. 2004. Sampling Adequacy in an Extreme Environment—Species Richness Patterns in Caves. Biodiversity and Conservation, 13(6), 1209Culver, D.C., M.C. Christman, M. C., Šereg, I., Trontelj, P. and Sket, B. 2004. The location of terrestrial species-rich caves in a cave-rich area. Subterranean Biology 2:27-32.

Tamim, N. T., Angel, R. and Christman, M. C. 2004. Utilization of Phytate Phosphorus as Influenced by Dietary Calcium and Phytase Addition in Broiler Diets. Poultry Science, 83, 1358Raboy, B. E., Christman, M. C., and Dietz, J. M. 2004. The Use Of Degraded And Shade-Cocoa Forests By Golden-Headed Lion Tamarins. Oryx 38, 75-83.

*Toshik, P. C., Rattner, B. A., McGowan, P. C., Christman, M. C., Carter, D. B., Hale, R. C., Matson, C. W., and Ottinger, M. A. 2005. Effects of Contaminant Exposure on Reproductive Success of Ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) Nesting in Delaware River and Bay, USA.

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 24(3), 617-628.

Angel, C. R., Powers, W. J., Applegate, T. J., Tamim, N. M., and Christman, M. C. 2005.

Influence of Phytase on Water Soluble Phosphorus in Poultry And Swine Manure. Journal of Environmental Quality 34, 563-571.

Christman, M. C., Culver, D. C., Madden, M. K., and White, D. 2005. Patterns of Endemism of the Eastern North American Cave Fauna. Journal of Biogeography 32, 1441-1452.

Christman, M. C., and Lewis, D. 2005. The Spatial Distribution of Dominant Animals Within a Group: Comparison Of Four Tests. Animal Behaviour 70, 73-82.

Leone E, Estevez I, Christman M. 2005. Behavioral response of broilers to competition with different feeder sizes and locations. Poultry Science 84: 47-47.

Yan, F., Angel, R. A., Ashwell, C., Mitchell, A., and Christman, M. C. 2005. Evaluation of the Broiler’s Ability to Adapt to an Early Moderate Deficiency in Phosphorus and Calcium. Poultry Science 84 (8), 1232-1241.

*Jensen, O. P., M. C. Christman, and T. J. Miller. 2006. Landscape-Based Geostatistics: A Case Study of the Distribution of Blue Crab in Chesapeake Bay. Environmetrics, 17(6), 605-621.

Estevez, I., and Christman, M. C. 2006. Analysis of the Movement and Use of Space by Animals in Confinement: The effect of sampling effort. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 97, 221-240.

*Potthoff, M. T. and Christman, M. C. 2006. Growth Depensation And Group Behavior In Juvenile Hybrid Striped Bass (Morone Saxatilis X M. Chrysops): Effects Of Group Membership, Feeding Method, Ration Size, And Size Disparity. Journal of Fish Biology, 69, 828-845.

Pipan, T., Christman, M. C., and Culver, D. C. 2006. Dynamics of Epikarstic Communities:

Microgeographic Pattern and Environmental Determinants of Epikarstic Copepods in Organ Cave, West Virginia. American Midland Naturalist, 156, 75-87.

*Toshik, P. C., Christman, M. C., Rattner, B. A., and Ottinger, M. A. 2006. Evaluation of Osprey Habitat Suitability and Interaction With Contaminant Exposure. Journal of Wildlife Management, 70(4): 977-988.

Medina, R. F., Barbosa, P., Christman, M. C. and Battisti, A. 2006. Number of individuals and

molecular markers to use in genetic differentiation studies. Molecular Ecology Notes 6, 1010Leone, E. H., Estevez, I. and Christman, M.C. 2007. Environmental Complexity and Group Size:

Effects on the Use of Space by Domestic Fowl. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 102: 39-52.

Christman, M. C. and Leone, E. N. H. 2007. Statistical Aspects of the Analysis of Group Size Effects in Confined Animals. Applied Animal Behavior Science, 103(3-4): 265-283 *Walter, J., Christman, M. C., Hoenig, J., and R. Mann. 2007. Combining data from multiple years or areas to improve variogram estimation. Environmetrics 18:583-598.

Christman, M. C. 2007. Comment on Model-assisted Estimation of Forest Resources with Generalized Additive Models by J.D. Opsomer, F. Jay Breidt, G.G. Moisen and G. Kauermann.

Journal of the American Statistical Association 102: 411-412.

Christman, M. C. 2008. Statistical modeling of observational data with spatial dependencies.

Journal of Wildlife Management 72(1):23–33.

Reynolds, S. M., Christman, M. C., Uy, J. A. C., Patricelli, G. L., Braun, M. J., and Borgia, G.

2009. Lekking satin bowerbird males aggregate with relatives to mitigate aggression. Behavioral Ecology 20(2): 410-415.

Gibert, J., Culver, D. C., Dole-Olivier, J-C., Malard, F., Christman, M. C. and Deharveng, L.

2009. Assessing and conserving groundwater biodiversity: synthesis and perspective.

Freshwater Biology. 54(4): 930-941.

Mallapur, A., Miller, C. P., Christman, M. C. and Estevez, I. 2009. Short-term and long-term movement patterns in confined environments by domestic fowl: Influence of group size and enclosure size. Applied Animal Behaviour Science. 117, 28-34 Checa, M. F., Barragán, A., Rodríguez, J. and Christman, M. C. 2009. Temporal abundance patterns of butterfly communities (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) in the Ecuadorian Amazonia and their relationship with climate. Annales de la Societe Entomologique Francaise. 45 (4), 470-486.

Estevez, I., Mallapur, A., Miller, C. P., and Christman, M. C. 2010. Short- and long-term movement patterns in complex confined environments in broiler chickens: The effects of distribution of cover panels and food resources. Poultry Science, 89(4), 643-650.

Phlips, E. J., Badylak, S., Christman, M. C. and Lasi, M. A. 2010. Climatic trends and temporal patterns of phytoplankton composition, abundance and succession in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA. Estuaries and Coasts. 33(2), 498-512.

Leone, E., Christman, M. C., Douglass, L., and Estevez, I. 2010. Separating the Impact of Group Size, Density, and Enclosure Size on Broiler Movement and Space Use at a Decreasing Perimeter to Area Ratio. Behavioural Processes. 83, 16-22.

Culver, D. C., Holsinger, J. R., Christman, M. C., Pipan, T. 2010. Morphological Differences Among Eyeless Amphipods in the Genus Stygobromus Dwelling in Different Subterranean Habitats. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 30(1), 68-74.

Wendland, L. D., Wooding, J., White, C. L., Demcovitz, D., Littell, R., Berish, J. D., Ozgul, A., Oli, M. K., Klein, P. A., Christman, M. C. and Brown, M. B. 2010. Social Behaviour Drives the Dynamics of Respiratory Disease in Threatened Tortoises. Ecology, 91, 1257-1262.

Brando, P. M., Goetz, S., Baccini, A., Nepstad, D. C., Beck, P. S. A., and Christman, M. C.

2010. Seasonal and Interannual Variability of Climate and Vegetation Indices across the Amazon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107, 14685-14690 Zagmajster, M., Culver, D. C., Christman, M. C., Sket, B. 2010. Evaluating the sampling bias in pattern of subterranean species richness: combining approaches, Biodiversity and Conservation, 19, 3035-3048.

Phlips, E. J., Badylak, S., Christman, M. C., Wolny, J., Brame, J., Garland, J., Hall, L., Hart, J., Landsberg, J., Lasi, M., Lockwood, J., Paperno, R., Scheidt, D., Staples, A., Steidinger, K. 2011.

Scales of temporal and spatial variability in the distribution of harmful algae species in the Indian River Lagoon, Florida, USA. Harmful Algae 10, 277–290.

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