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EDUCATION
 
M.S. in Biology, December 2007. Department of Biological Sciences. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas. Dr. A.V. Brown, Advisor.

B.A. in Psychology, May 2000. Department of Psychology. University of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas.

GRANTS AND AWARDS
 
2013
 
M.E. Slay. 2013. Recharge delineation for the Ozark Cavefish population found in the Centerton Fish Hatchery Spring. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission $11,668.
 

2012

 

Porter, M., and M.E. Slay. 2012. Cave biodiversity education: publication of a regional field guide for the cave animals of the Virginias. Cave Conservancy of the Virginias $20,400.

 

Slay, M.E. 2012. Recharge delineations for six populations of the threatened Ozark Cavefish (Amblyopsis rosae) and Six Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Benton County, Arkansas. United States Fish and Wildlife Service Flex Funding $20,000 (partial funding only).

 

Inlander, E., and M.E. Slay. 2012. Improving water quality in high priority karst and aquatic habitats in the Illinois River watershed, Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $69,231.

 

2011


Slay, M.E. 2011. Installation of new gate at Foushee Cave to better protect federally listed and endemic karst species in the Arkansas Ozarks. United States Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Grant $21,000.
 

Slay, M.E. 2011. Groundwater quality monitoring at Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge.  United States Fish and Wildlife Service Southeast Region Inventory and Monitoring Network Grant $20,000.

 

2010

 

Slay, M.E., and B.K. Wagner. 2010. Recharge delineation for a new population of Hell Creek Cave Crayfish and survey of potential cave crayfish habitat in Marion County, Arkansas. United States Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Section 6 Conservation Grant $44,728.

 

Wagner, B.K., and M.E. Slay. 2010. Healing Springs Arkansas Darter Habitat Protection. United States Fish and Wildlife Service Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund Section 6 Conservation Grant $30,000.

 

Slay, M.E. 2010. Identification of karst species occurring in the Ozark National Forest. United States Forest Service, Ozark National Forest Cost Share Program $7,500.

 

Slay, M.E. 2010. Arkansas Darter and Least Darter: conserving two rare fish in the Illinois River Watershed.  Walmart Storm-water Team $135,000.

 

2009

 

Slay, M.E., and T. Aley. 2009. Targeted conservation efforts for four karst species: Foushee cavesnail (Amicola cora), Foushee cave springtail (Typhlogastrura fousheensis), gray bat (Myotis griscesens), and Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis). Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $60,000.

 

Slay, M.E. 2009. Recharge delineation for Alexander Cave.  United States Forest Service, Ozark National Forest Cost Share Program $20,000.

 
Slay, M.E., and J. Crosby. 2009. An ecoregion approach for recovery and protection of karst dependent federally listed species. Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, Recovery Land Acquisition Grant, United States Fish and Wildlife Service $1,528,869.
 

2008

Slay, M.E., C. Anderson, and T.K. Snell. 2008. Subaward from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission cooperative grant titled, An ecoregions approach to recovery of the Ozark big-eared bat (Coryhorhinus townsendii ingens) and other federally listed karst dependent species: Phase II. Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, Recovery Land Acquisition Grant, United States Fish and Wildlife Service $372,048.

Slay, M.E., C. Anderson, and T.K. Snell. 2008. Subaward from Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission cooperative grant titled, An ecoregions approach to recovery of the Ozark big-eared bat (Coryhorhinus townsendii ingens) and other federally listed karst dependent species: Phase I. Cooperative Endangered Species Conservation Fund, Recovery Land Acquisition Grant, United States Fish and Wildlife Service $84,452.

Slay, M.E. 2008. Faunal inventory of karst springs and conservation assessment of Lirceus biscupidatus for the Ozark National Forest, USFS. United States Forest Service, Ozark National Forest Cost Share Program $15,518.

Wagner, B.K., M.E. Slay, R. Wood, and E. Inlander. 2008. Developing a conservation action plan for two Arkansas darters: Etheostoma cragini and E. microperca. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $90,215.

2007

Slay, M.E., E. Inlander, T.K. Snell. 2007. Reducing conservation data gaps: Faunal inventory of 20 Arkansas karst species of greatest conservation concern. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $68,182.

2006

Slay, M.E. 2006. European Commission Marie Curie Travel Award to attend 2007 Symposium on Time in Karst, March 10-19, 2007 in Postojna, Slovenia. $3,000.

Slay, M.E., E. Inlander, and T.K. Snell. 2006. Identification of prospective acquisition areas surrounding Cave Springs Cave, Hell Creek, and Slippery Hollow. Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission $10,000.

Crosswhite, D.C., E. Inlander, T.K. Snell, and M.E. Slay. 2006. Conservation Actions to Implement the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances for Yellowcheek Darter (Etheostoma moorei) in the Upper Little Red River Watershed, Arkansas. United States Fish and Wildlife Service $26,500.

Slay, M.E. 2006. Cattle and riparian restoration to protect the endangered cave crayfish, Cambarus aculabrum, one of the rarest crayfishes in the world. United States Fish and Wildlife Service $23,053.

Slay, M.E. 2006. Long-term groundwater quality monitoring program at Logan Cave. United States Fish and Wildlife Service $37,500.

Slay, M.E. 2006. Ecological studies aimed at keeping cave species off the threatened and endangered species list. United States Fish and Wildlife Service $62,500.

Aley, T. and M.E. Slay. 2006. Dye tracing studies associated with delineating the recharge area for a population of cave crayfish at Bella Vista, Arkansas. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission $10,000.

2005

Aley, T. and M.E. Slay. 2005. Dye tracing studies associated with delineating the recharge area for a population of cave crayfish at Elm Springs, Arkansas. Funding from Waste Management, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department $15,000.

Slay, M.E., T.K. Snell, and E. Inlander. 2005. Long-term groundwater quality monitoring program at Cave Springs Cave. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $40,000.

Inlander, E., M.E. Slay, and T.K. Snell. 2005. Mapping the distribution, habitat, and threats for Arkansas’ karst species of greatest conservation concern. Arkansas Game and Fish Commission State Wildlife Grants $50,000.

2004

Slay, M.E. 2004. David Causey Grant-in-Aid for Graduate Study in the Biological Sciences. University of Arkansas $300.

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
  

2013

 

Fenolio, D.B., M.L. Niemiller, D. Soares, M.E. Slay, A. Harris, and N. Harris.  2013.  Subterranean reproduction of the Ringed Crayfish, Orconectes neglectus Faxon 1885, (Astacoidea: Cambaridae) within an Ozark Highlands cave in Oklahoma, USA.  Speleobiology Notes 5:43-46.

 

Beeman, S.L., T.J. Aley, and M.E. Slay.  2013.  The need for presumptive habitat considerations in working with subterranean aquatic species of concern: three Ozark region cave histories, U.S.A.  Pp. 377-381 in Land, L., D.H. Doctor, and J.B. Stephenson, editors.  2013.  Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Multidisciplinary Conference, May 6-10, Carlsbad, New Mexico: NCKRI Symposium 2. Carlsbad (NM): National Cave and Karst Research Institute.

 

Lewis, J.J., and M.E. Slay.  2013.  Chaetaspis attenuatus, a new species of cavernicolous milliped from Arkansas (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Macrosternodesmidae).  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 75:60-63.

 

Fenolio, F.B., M.L. Niemiller, D. Soares, M.E. Slay, R.C. Stark, and S.L. Hensley.  2013.  ­A maximum size and maximum abundance record for Cambarus subterraneus (Astacoidea: Cambaridae).  Speleobiology Notes 5:9-13. 

 

2012
 

Wagner, B.K., M.D. Kottmyer, and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Summary of previous and new records of the Least Darter (Etheostoma microperca) in Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 66:173-179. 

 

Slay, M.E., P.E. Skelley, and S.J. Taylor.  2012.  New records of Onthophagus cavernicollis Howden and Cartwright (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) from Ozark caves, with a review of scarabaeoids reported from North American caves.  The Coleopterists Bulletin 66:187-199.

 

Graening, G.O., D.B. Fenolio, and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Cave Life of Oklahoma and Arkansas: Exploration and Conservation of Subterranean Biodiversity.  University of Oklahoma Press: Norman, Oklahoma.  226 pp.

 

Fong, D.W, M.L. Porter, and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Cave Life of the Virginias: A Field Guide to Commonly Encountered Species.  Biology Section, National Speleological Society.  41 pp.

 

Slay, M.E., and S.J. Taylor.  2011.  Brackenridgia ashleyi (Isopoda: Trichoniscidae): range extension with notes on ecology.  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 73:197-200.

 

2011
 

Wagner, B.K., M.D. Kottmyer, and M.E. Slay.  2011.  Summary of previous and new records for the Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma cragini) in Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 65:138-142.

 

Disney, R.H.L., S.J. Taylor, M.E. Slay, and J.K. Krejca.  2011.  New species of scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) recorded from caves in Nevada, USA.  Subterranean Biology 9:73-84.

 
2010
  

Espinasa, L., S. Furst, T. Allen, and M.E. Slay.  2010.  A new genus of the subfamily Cubacubaninae (Insecta: Zygentoma: Nicoletiidae) from caves in south-central and southwestern USA.  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 27:161-168.

 

Disney, R.H.L., S.J. Taylor, and M.E. Slay.  2010.  Review of the scuttle flies (Diptera: Phoridae) recorded from caves in the USA, with new records from Arkansas and Missouri.  Subterranean Biology 7: 75-96.

 

Zacharda, M., D.W. Fong, H.H. Hobbs III, E. Piva, M.E. Slay, and S.J. Taylor.  2010.  A review of the genus Traegaardhia (Acari, Prostigmata, Rhagidiidae) with descriptions of new species and a key to species.  Zootaxa 2474: 1-64.

 
2009
 

Slay, M.E., G.O. Graening, and D. B. Fenolio.  2009.  New state record and western range extension for Pseudosinella dubia Christiansen (Collembola: Entomobryiidae) from Oklahoma, U.S.A.  Entomological News 120:545.

 

McAllister, C. T., H. W. Robison, and M. E. Slay.  2009.  The Arkansas endemic biota: An update with corrections, additions, a synthesis of new distributional records, and changes in nomenclature. Texas Journal of Science 62:203-218.

 

Slay, M.E., and G.O. Graening.  2009.  Recent collections and additional records of Collembola from Arkansas caves.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 63: 158-162.

 

Zeppelini, D., S.J. Taylor, and M.E. Slay.  2009.  Cave Pygmarrhopalites Vargovitsh, 2009 (Collembola, Symphypleona, Arrhopalitidae) in United States.  Zootaxa 2204: 1-18.

 

Hollingsworth, E., V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M.E. Slay.  2009.  Creation of an international digital karst database and an interactive worldwide map of karst.  Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1, Symposia, Part 1: 442-446.

 

Slay, M.E.  2009.  Cave fauna of Arkansas, with a focus on troglobites.  Pg. 178 in Caves and Karst of the USA.  Palmer, A., and M. Palmer (editors).  15th International Congress of Speleology.  National Speleological Society, Inc.  446 pp. 

 

Goodwin, D.P., and M.E. Slay.  2009.  Blanchard Springs Caverns.  Pp. 14-16 in Coast to Coast Excursion: Eastern Section.  Stafford, K., and B. Fratesi (editors).  Excursion Guidebook for the 15th International Congress of Speleology of the International Union of Spelology.  Greyhound Press.  112 pp.

 

Slay, M.E., D.W. Fong, and M.D. Kottmyer.  2009.  Meta ovalis (Aranea: Tetragnathidae) observed preying on a troglobiotic milliped, Causeyella (Chordeumatida: Trichopetalidae).  Speleobiology Notes 1: 3-5.

 

Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, M.E. Slay, and T.L. Harrison.  2009.  Milbert’s Tortoiseshell, Aglais milberti (Godart, 1819) (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae: Nymphalinae): A facultative trogloxene in alpine caves.  Speleobiology Notes 1: 20-23.

 

Barnes, J.K., M.E. Slay, and S.J. Taylor.  2009.  Adult Diptera from Ozark caves.  Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 111: 335-353.

 
2008

Hollingsworth, E., V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M. Slay. 2008. Karst regions of the world (KROW): Global karst datasets and maps to advance the protection of karst species and habitats worldwide. Pp. 17-24 in Kuniansky, E.L., 2008, U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Bowling Green, Kentucky, May 27-29, 2008: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2008-5023, 142 p.
 
Slay, M. E., and C. M. Slay.  2008.  Featured insect: Nesidiolestes sp. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).  American Entomologist 54: 45. (photograph).
 
2007
 

Slay, M.E., and C.J. Bitting.  2007.  Is a mine a terrible thing to waste?  Additional subterranean habitats for troglobitic fauna and other cavernicoles in the Ozarks.  Pp. 89-95 in Elliott, W.R., Proceedings of the 18th National Cave and Karst Management Symposium.  Greyhound Press.  320 p.

 

Graening, G.O., M.E. Slay, D.B. Fenolio, and H.W. Robison.  2007.  Annotated checklist of the Isopoda (Subphylum Crustacea; Malacostraca) of Arkansas and Oklahoma, with emphasis upon subterranean habitats.  Proceedings of Oklahoma Academy of Sciences 87: 1-14.

 

Stephenson, S.L., M.E. Slay, C.A. Slay, and A.E. Tuggle.  2007.  Cave crickets (Orthoptera: Rhaphidophoridae) as vectors of dictyostelids (Protista: Dictyostellida).  Entomological News 118: 292-295.

 
2006
 

Graening, G.O., M.E. Slay, and C. Bitting.  2006.  Cave fauna of the Buffalo National River.  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 68:153-163.

 

Graening, G.O., H.H. Hobbs III, M.E. Slay, W.R. Elliott, and A.V. Brown.  2006.  Status update for Bristly Cave Crayfish, Cambarus setosus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) and range extension into Arkansas.  Southwestern Naturalist 51:382-392.

 

Graening, G.O., J.B. Koppelman, B.K. Wagner, M.E. Slay, and C.L. Brickey.  2006.  Range extension and status update of the endangered Hell Creek Cave Crayfish, Cambarus zophonastes (Decapoda: Cambaridae).  Southwestern Naturalist 51:392-396.

 

Graening, G.O., M.E. Slay, A.V. Brown, and J.B. Koppelman.  2006.  Status and distribution of the endangered Benton Cave Crayfish, Cambarus aculabrum (Decapoda: Cambaridae).  Southwestern Naturalist 51:376-381.

 

Slay, M.E., W.R. Elliott, and R. Sluys.  2006.  Cavernicolous Missouri Triclad (Platyhelminthes: Turbellaria) records.  Southwestern Naturalist 51:251-252.

 

Landolt, J.C., S.L. Stephenson, and M.E. Slay.  2006.  Dictyostelid cellular slime molds from caves.  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 68:22-26.

 

Graening, G.O., D.B. Fenolio, H.H. Hobbs III, S. Jones, M.E. Slay, S.R. McGinnis, and J.F. Stout.  2006.  Range extension and status update of the Oklahoma Cave Crayfish, Cambarus tartarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae).  Southwestern Naturalist 51:94-126.

 
2005
 

Graening, G.O., M.E. Slay, and J.R. Holsinger.  2005.  Annotated checklist of Amphipoda of Arkansas with emphasis on groundwater habitats.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science 59:80-87.

 
2003
 
Graening, G.O., M.E. Slay, and K. Tinkle.  2003.  Subterranean fauna of Arkansas, Part 1: Subterranean biodiversity of the Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas.  Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences 57: 44-58.
 
PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

Slay, M.E., and S.J. Taylor.  2011.  (Abstract only).  Ongoing conservation efforts to protect the Foushee cavesnail, Amnicola cora (Hydrobiidae).  Pp. 11 in Stratford, V. (editor).  Proceedings of the 20th National Cave & Karst Management Symposium.  The National Cave & Karst Management Symposium, 177 p.

 

Baker, G.M., S.J. Taylor, M.A. Horner, J.K. Krejca, M.E. Slay, and B.M. Roberts.  2011.  (Abstract only).  Biodiversity in high-elevation caves in Great Basin National Park.  Pp. 6 in Stratford, V. (editor).  Proceedings of the 20th National Cave & Karst Management Symposium.  The National Cave & Karst Management Symposium, 177 p.

 
Slay, M.E., E. Inlander, and C. Gallipeau. 2011. (Abstract only). Overview of The Nature Conservancy Ozark Karst Program. Pp. 120 in Kuniansky, E.L. (editor). U.S. Geological Survey Karst Interest Group Proceedings, Fayetteville, Arkansas, April 26-29, 2011: USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2011-5031, 212 p.

Slay, M.E., and D.W. Fong. 2010. (Abstract only). Preliminary estimates of species detection probabilities for North American troglobionts. Pp. 173 in Moskric, A, and Trontelj, P. (editors). 20th International Conference on Subterranean Biology, Postojna, Slovenia, 29 August-3 September 2010, ISCB 2010 Abstract Book, 194 p.

 

Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, and M.E. Slay.  2009.  (Abstract only).  Spatial and temporal distribution of terrestrial macroinvertebrates in Lehman Caves, a tourist cave in Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA.  Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Speleology, Volume 1, Symposia, Part 1: 1367. 

 

Hollingsworth, E.J., J.V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M.E. Slay.  2008.  (Abstract only).  From datasets to maps, from aquifers to habitats-Karst Regions of the World (KROW).  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 40: 210.

 

Hollingsworth, E. J., J. V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M. Slay.  2007.  (Abstract only).  Developing global karst datasets and maps to advance the protection of karst species and habitats worldwide.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 39: 477.

 

Taylor, S. J., M. E. Slay, S. R. Ahler, and W. C. Handel.  2006.  (Abstract only).  Patterns of cavernicole diversity and abundance in Pulaski County, Missouri.  Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Sciences 40:100.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2006.  (Abstract only).  Cellular slime molds in Ozark caves.  Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 39:93.

 

Slay, M. E., S. J. Taylor, and S. R. Ahler.  2006.  (Abstract only).  Development and field-testing of base-line inventory and monitoring protocols for cave biota at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Transactions of the Missouri Academy of Science 39:94.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  (Abstract only).  Dictyostelium rosarium and other cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  Inoculum 56:35.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  (Abstract only).  Dictyostelium rosarium and other cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of Japan 49:148.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  (Abstract only).  Dictyostelid cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  Proceedings of the West Virginia Academy of Science 77:38.

 

Taylor, S. J., M. E. Slay, and S. R. Ahler.  2005.  (Abstract only).  A biological survey of caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 67:183. 

 
REPORTS
 

2012

 

Slay, M.E., and T. Aley.  2012.  Targeted conservation efforts for four karst species:  Foushee cavesnail (Amnicola cora), Foushee cave springtail (Typhlogastrura fousheensis), gray bat (Myotis griscesens), and Indiana bat (Myotis sodalis).  Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  68 pp.

 

Kottmyer, M., and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Cattle and riparian restoration to protect the endangered cave crayfish, Cambarus aculabrum, one of the rarest crayfishes in the world.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  19 pp.

 

Slay, M.E., and E. Inlander.  2012.  Arkansas Darter and Least Darter:  conserving two rare fish in the Illinois River watershed.  Final report submitted to Walmart Stormwater Compliance Team, Bentonville, Arkansas.  148 pp.

 

2011


Slay, M.E. 2011. Ecological studies aimed at keeping endemic cave species off the Threatened and Endangered Species List. Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas. 68 pp.

Slay, M.E. 2011. Reducing conservation data gaps: faunal inventory of 20 Arkansas karst species of greatest conservation concern. Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. 81 pp.

Slay, M.E. 2011. Long term groundwater quality monitoring program at Logan Cave. Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas. 31 pp.

Wagner, B.K., M.E. Slay, R.M. Wood, M.D. Kottmyer, and J.S. Baker. 2011. Developing a conservation action plan for two darters: Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma cragini) and Least Darter (Etheostoma microperca) in Arkansas. Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. 84 pp.

Taylor, S.J., M.E. Slay, J. Jacoby, G.B. Hoese, J.K. Krejca, C.M. Slay & J.E. Bond. 2011. 2011 Belize Biospeleology Expedition Report. Subterranean Ecology Institute, Inc. (Champaign, Illinois) & Illinois Natural History Survey (Champaign, Illinois). INHS Technical Report 2011(43): 1-51.

Inlander, E., C. Gallipeau, and M.E. Slay.  2011.  Mapping the distribution, habitat, and threats for Arkansas’ species of greatest conservation need. Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  188 pp.

 

Slay, M.E.  2011.  Long term groundwater quality monitoring program at Cave Springs Cave. Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  268 pp.

 

2010

 

Slay, M.E.  2010.  Conservation assessment for Bicuspid Spring Isopod (Lirceus biscupidatus). Final report submitted to Ozark National Forest, US Forest Service, Russellville, Arkansas.  10 pp.

 

2008

 

Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, and M.E. Slay.  2008.  Cave Biota of Great Basin National Park, White Pine County, Nevada.  Illinois Natural History Survey, Technical Report 2008(25):1-398.

 

Slay, M.E., and T.K. Snell.  2008.  Ecoregional and site planning for conservation of endangered Ozark Big-eared bats.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  116 pp.

 

Snell, T.K., and M.E. Slay.  2008.  Private lands restoration to benefit endangered Indiana bats and gray bats in Arkansas.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  81 pp.

 

Snell, T.K., and M.E. Slay.  2008.  Endangered species habitat protection at Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  74 pp.

 

Slay, M.E.  2008.  Preliminary studies on the subterranean fauna of the Buffalo National River.  Final report submitted to Buffalo National River, National Park Service, Harrison, Arkansas.  129 pp.

 

2007

 

Ahler, S. R., S. J. Taylor, M. L. Colburn, M. E. Slay, and W. Handel. 2007. Cultural and biological inventory of selected caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Illinois State Museum Society, Landscape History Program, Technical Report 2007-1629-7. xx + 560 pages + 8 appendices, in 2 volumes.

 

Slay, M.E., and E. Inlander.  2007.  Identification of prospective acquisition areas surrounding Cave Springs Cave, Hell Creek, and Slippery Hollow Natural Areas.  Final report submitted to Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  36 pp.

 

Snell, T. K., and M. E. Slay.  2007.  Private lands restoration to benefit the endangered Ozark Big-eared bat in Marion County, Arkansas, and other species of concern.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  52 pp.

 

Aley, T., and M. E. Slay.  2007.  Groundwater recharge area delineation and vulnerability mapping for Old Pendergrass Cave and an associated population of Cambarus aculabrum, the Benton County Cave Crayfish, Benton County, Arkansas.  Final report submitted to Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  53 pp.

 

2006

 

Slay, M. E., B. K. Wagner, and D. Kampwerth.  2006.  Descriptions and taxonomic determinations of new cave invertebrates.  Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas. 7 pp.

 

Aley, T. and M. E. Slay.  2006.  Groundwater recharge area delineation and vulnerability mapping for a population of Cambarus aculabrum, a cave crayfish, near Elm Springs, Arkansas.  Final report submitted to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Waste Management, Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department.  77pp.

 

Taylor, S. J., M. E. Slay, and W. C. Handel.  2006.  Cave fauna survey and monitoring at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Illinois Natural History Center for Biodiversity Technical Report 2006(7).  xi + 245 pages.

 

2005

 

Slay, M. E. and T. K. Snell.  2005.  Supporting water quality monitoring for Ozark karst ecoregion.  Final report submitted to United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Conway, Arkansas.  51pp.

 

Wagner, B. K., D. Kampwerth, and M. E. Slay.  2005.  Descriptions and taxonomic determinations of new cave invertebrates.  Final report submitted to Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, Little Rock, Arkansas.  4 pp.

 

2004

 

Ahler, S. R., S. J. Taylor, M. E. Slay, and W. Handel.  2004.  Cultural and biological inventory and monitoring protocol for thirteen selected caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Illinois State Museum Society, Landscape History Program, Technical Report 2004-1562-8. viii + 161 pages, 13 maps, 6 appendices.

 

2003

 

Slay, M. E. and C. J. Bitting.  2003.  Occurrence of rare bats and bat habitats at three national parks in the Heartland Network with emphasis on the Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis), Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens), and Ozark Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii ingens).  Buffalo National River, National Park Service, Harrison, Arkansas.  57pp.
 

Taylor, S. J., M. E. Slay, W. Handel.  2003.  A biological survey and monitoring protocol for thirteen caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Illinois Natural History Survey Center for Biodiversity Technical Report 2003(22).  134pp.

 

Graening, G. O., M. E. Slay, and K. Tinkle.  2003.  Bioinventory and bioassessement of caves in the Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas.  Report submitted to the United States Forest Service, Sylamore Ranger District.
 
2001
 
Graening, G. O., M. E. Slay, and A. V. Brown. 2001. Subterranean biodiveristy in the Ozark Plateaus of Arkansas. Report to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Arkansas Department of Natural Heritage. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. 28 pp. + appendices.
 
PAPER PRESENTATIONS
 
2013
 
Beeman, S.L., T.J. Aley, and M.E. Slay.  2013.  The need for presumptive habitat considerations in working with subterranean aquatic species of concern: three Ozark region cave histories, U.S.A. Thirteenth Multidisciplinary Conference on Sinkholes and the Engineering and Environmental Impacts of Karst.  6-10 May 2013.  National Cave and Karst Research Institute, Carlsbad, New Mexico.
 
2012

 

Mitchell, J., and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Modification of a cave crayfish trap to catch small aquatic fauna.  2012 National Speleological Society Convention.  25-29 June 2012.  Lewisburg High School, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

 

Hoese, G.B., S.W. Heads, J.K. Krejca, J. Jacoby, A.E. Beveridge, K.D. Hager, M.E. Slay, C.M. Slay, and S.J. Taylor.  2012.  2011-2012 biospeleological expeditions to the Toledo District, Belize.  2012 National Speleological Society Convention.  25-29 June 2012.  Lewisburg High School, Lewisburg, West Virginia.

 
Wagner, B.K., M.D. Kottmyer, and M.E. Slay.  2012.  Summary of previous and new records of the Least Darter (Etheostoma microperca) in Arkansas.  2012 Spring Meeting of the Southern Division of the American Fisheries Society.  26-29 January 2012.  IP Casino Resort and Spa, Biloxi, Mississippi.

 

2011


Slay, M.E., and S.J. Taylor. 2011. Ongoing conservation efforts to protect the Foushee cavesnail, Amnicola cora (Hydrobiidae). 2011 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium. 3-7 October, 2011. Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah.

Baker, G.M., S.J. Taylor, M.A. Horner, J.K. Krejca, M.E. Slay, and B.M. Roberts. 2011. Biodiversity in high-elevation caves in Great Basin National Park. 2011 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium. 3-7 October, 2011. Zermatt Resort, Midway, Utah.

 

Taylor, S.J., M.E. Slay, G.B. Hoese, J.K. Krejca, C.M. Slay, and J. Jacoby. 2011. The cave fauna of Toledo District of Belize: a preliminary assessment. 2011 National Speleological Society Convention. July 18-22, 2011. Glenwood Springs High School, Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Slay, M.E., E. Inlander, and C. Gallipeau. 2011. Overview of The Nature Conservancy Ozark Karst Program. 2011 USGS Karst Interest Group Workshop. April 26-29, 2011. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Wagner, B.K., M.D. Kottmyer, and M.E. Slay. 2011. Summary of previous and new records of the Arkansas Darter (Etheostoma cragini) in Arkansas. The 95th Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. 8-9 April 2011. University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, Arkansas.

 

2010

 

Slay, M.E. 2010. Ozark cavefish: Arkansas status and recent activities. Ozark Cavefish Meeting 2010. 16-17 November, 2010. Wildcat Glade Audubon and Conservation Nature Center, Joplin, Missouri.

Slay, M.E., and D. Fletcher. 2010. Update on recent protection efforts at Cave Springs Natural Area, Benton County, Arkansas. Ozark Cavefish Meeting 2010. 16-17 November, 2010. Wildcat Glade Audubon and Conservation Nature Center, Joplin, Missouri.

Slay, M.E. 2010. Karst and conservation in the Central U.S. Division of TNC. The Nature Conservancy 2010 Central Division Science and Stewardship Conference. 8-10 February, 2010. Corpus Christi, Texas.

Slay, M.E. 2010. Ozark Karst Program: summary of recent activities and projects. The Nature Conservancy 2010 Central Division Science and Stewardship Conference. 8-10 February, 2010. Corpus Christi, Texas.

Slay, M.E. 2010. White Nose Syndrome: introduction and summary of overall efforts. The Nature Conservancy 2010 Central Division Science and Stewardship Conference. 8-10 February, 2010. Corpus Christi, Texas.

Slay, M.E. 2010. Activities and updates in Arkansas and Tennessee regarding White Nose Syndrome. The Nature Conservancy 2010 Central Division Science and Stewardship Conference. 8-10 February, 2010. Corpus Christi, Texas.
 

2009


Hollingsworth, E., V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M.E. Slay. 2009. Creation of an international digital karst database and an interactive worldwide map of karst. 15th International Congress of Speleology. July 19-26, 2009. Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas, USA.

Slay, M.E., and G.O. Graening. 2009. Recent collections and additional records of Collembola from Arkansas caves. The 93rd Annual Meeting of the Arkansas Academy of Science. April 3-4, 2009. University of the Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas.
 

2008

 

Hollingsworth, E.J., J.V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M.E. Slay.  2008.  From datasets to maps, from aquifers to habitats-Karst Regions of the World (KROW).  2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM.  October 5-9, 2008.  George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.

 

2007

 

Taylor, S. J., J. K. Krejca, and M. E. Slay. 2007. Preliminary results of a cave bioinventory at Great Basin National Park.  Special Session on Cave Research in the Western United States, Ninth Biennial Conference of Research on the Colorado Plateau.  October 29-November 1, 2007.  Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

 

Slay, M. E., and C. J. Bitting.  2007.  Is a mine a terrible thing to waste?  Additional subterranean habitats for troglobitic fauna and other cavernicoles in the Ozarks.  2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium.  October 8-12, 2007.  St. Louis, Missouri.

 

2006

 

Slay, M. E., E. Inlander, and T. K. Snell.  2006.  Local, regional, and global karst conservation: a light in the dark.  The Nature Conservancy 2006 Science in Practice Conference: Linking Local Science and Practice to Global Conservation.  November 27-30, 2006.  Tucson, Arizona.

 

Inlander, E., M. E. Slay, T. K. Snell, and L. Allen.  2006.  Geospatial technologies supporting conservation of karst species and habitats in the Ozarks Ecoregion, USA.  The Nature Conservancy 2006 Science in Practice Conference: Linking Local Science and Practice to Global Conservation.  November 27-30, 2006.  Tucson, Arizona.

 

Slay, M. E., S. J. Taylor, S. R. Ahler, and W. C. Handel.  2006.  Patterns of cavernicole diversity and abundance in Pulaski County, Missouri.  2006 National Speleological Society Convention.  August 7-11, 2006.  Bellingham, Washington.

 

2005

 

Taylor, S. J., M. E. Slay, and S. R. Ahler.  2005.  A biological survey of caves at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  2005 National Speleological Society Convention.  July 4-8, 2005.  Huntsville, Alabama. 

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  Dictyostelid cellular slime molds from Ozark caves. 5th International Congress on Systemmatics & Ecology of Myxomycetes.  August 8-13, 2005.  University of Tlaxala, Tlaxcala, Mexico.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  Dictyostelium rosarium and other cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  Joint Meeting of the Mycological Society of Japan and Mycological Society of America.  July 30-August 5, 2005.  University of Hawaii, Hilo, Hawaii.

 

Graening, G. O., M. E. Slay, and J. R. Holsinger.  2005.  Checklist of subterranean amphipoda of Arkansas.    Arkansas Academy of Sciences.  89th Annual Meeting.  April 8-9, 2005.  Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas.

 

Slay, M. E., S. J. Taylor, and S. R. Ahler.  2005.  Development and field-testing of base-line inventory and monitoring protocols for cave biota at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.  Speleology Section of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Sciences.  April 15-16, 2005.  Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

 

2003

 

Slay, M. E. and G. O. Graening.  2003.  Subterranean fauna of Arkansas, Part 1: Subterranean biodiversity of the Sylamore Ranger District, Ozark National Forest, Arkansas.  Arkansas Academy of Sciences.  87th Annual Meeting.  April 4-5, 2003.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 

Slay, M. E. and G. O. Graening.  2003.  Subterranean fauna of Arkansas, Part 2: Status update of the Foushee cavesnail (Amnicola cora).  Arkansas Academy of Sciences.  87th Annual Meeting.  April 4-5, 2003.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas. 
 
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
 

2009

 

Barnes, J.K., M.E. Slay, and S.J. Taylor.  2009.  Adult diptera from Ozark Caves.  2009 Entomological Society of America Annual Meeing.  December 13-16, 2009.  Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Taylor, S.J., J.K. Krejca, and M.E. Slay.  2009.  Spatial and temporal distribution of terrestrial macroinvertebrates in Lehman Caves, a tourist cave in Great Basin National Park, Nevada, USA.  15th International Congress of Speleology.  July 19-26, 2009.  Schreiner University, Kerrville, Texas, USA.

 

2007

 

Hollingsworth, E.J., J.V. Brahana, E. Inlander, and M.E. Slay.  2007.  Developing global karst datasets and maps to advance the protection of karst species and habitats worldwide.  2007 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting.  October 28-31, 2007.  Colorado Convention Center, Denver, Colorado.

 

Slay, M. E., and S. J. Taylor.  2007.  Preliminary results on habitat use and density of the Foushee cavesnail, Amnicola cora (Hydrobiidae).  2007 National Cave and Karst Management Symposium.  October 8-12, 2007.  St. Louis, Missouri.

 

Tuggle, A.E., C.A. Melhart, M.E. Slay, and S.L. Stephenson.  2007.  Cave crickets as vectors for dictyostelids in caves.  2007 Annual Meeting of the Mycological Society of America.  August 6-9, 2007.  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

 

2006

 

Taylor, S.J., M.E. Slay, S.R. Ahler, and W.C. Handel.  2006.  Patterns of cavernicole diversity and abundance in Pulaski County, Missouri.  Speleology Section of the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Sciences.  April 21-22, 2006.  Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.

 

Tuggle, A.E., C.A. Melhart, M.E. Slay, and S.L. Stephenson.  2006.  Cave crickets as vectors for dictyostelids in caves.  Spring 2006 INBRE Undergraduate Research Conference.  February 24-25, 2006.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.

 

2005

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  Cellular slime molds in Ozark caves.  Speleology Section of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Sciences.  April 15-16, 2005.  Lincoln University, Jefferson City, Missouri.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  Dictyostelid cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  2005 Annual Meeting of the West Virginia Academy of Science.  April 23, 2005.  West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia.

 

Landolt, J. C., M. E. Slay, and S. L. Stephenson.  2005.  Cellular slime molds from Ozark caves.  Arkansas Academy of Sciences.  89th Annual Meeting.  April 8-9, 2005.  Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas.

 

2004

 

Slay, M. E., D. C. Ashley, A. V. Brown, W. R. Elliott, G. O. Graening, and M. R. Sutton.  2004.  Conservation of subterranean invertebrate species found in the caves of the Ozark Plateau.  Expanding the Ark:  The Emerging Science and Practice of Invertebrate Conservation.  March 25-26, 2004.  American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York.

 

Bitting, C. J. and M. E. Slay.  2004.  Mine closures protect forest bats, and provide a protected surrogate habitat for cave adapted species.  2nd Bats and Forests Symposium and Workshop, March 9-12, 2004.  Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

2003

 

Slay, M. E., D. C. Ashley, P. L. Moss, and W. R. Elliott.  2003.  Sampling wells for endangered cave species.  Speleology Section of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Missouri Academy of Sciences.  April 18-19, 2003.  Warrensburg, Missouri.

 

2002

 

Brahana, J. V., G. O. Graening, A. V. Brown, and M. E. Slay.  2002.  A hypothesis of endangered cavefish and cave crayfish occurrence and distribution in the mantled karst aquifers of the southern Ozarks.  The 2nd Karst Interest Group Workshop, USGS, Shepherdstown, West Virginia, August 20-22, 2002.

 

Brahana, J. V., G. O. Graening, T. L Phelan, A. V. Brown, M. E. Slay, and T. Kresse.  2002.  A hypothesis of endangered cavefish and cave crayfish occurrence and distribution in the mantled karst aquifers of the southern Ozarks.  Beaver Lake Watershed Awareness Day, August 2002, Springdale, Arkansas.   

 

2001
 
Slay, M. E., G. O. Graening, and A. V. Brown.  2001.  Subterranean Biodiversity in Arkansas.  2001 National Speleological Society Convention.  Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.
 
ORGANIZED WORKSHOPS
 

Caves/Karst Conservation in the Central U.S. Division.  The Nature Conservancy 2010 Central Division Science and Stewardship Conference.  8-10 February, 2010.  Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Introduction to Cave Biology and Karst Conservation in the Dominican Republic.  The Nature Conservancy Rodney Johnson and Katharine Ordway Stewardship Endowment Program.  5-10 December, 2008.  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

 

Karst Efroymson Workshop.  The Nature Conservancy Efroymson Fellowship Program and Southern US Conservation Region.  19-22 May, 2008.  Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

 

Informal Workshop on Karst Conservation and the Karst Conservation Toolbox.  The Nature Conservancy 2006 Science in Practice Conference: Linking Local Science and Practice to Global Conservation.  27-30 November, 2006.  Tucson, Arizona.

 

INVITED LECTURES

 

The cave fauna of Arkansas, with an emphasis on the troglobionts.  Central Regional Arkansas Grotto.  National Speleological Society.  Harrison, Arkansas.  28-September-2009.

 

Life inside a cave: an unexplored wilderness.  Public Lecture Series by The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas.  Fayetteville, Arkansas.  22-February-2007.

 

Life inside a cave: an unexplored wilderness.  Public Lecture Series by The Nature Conservancy, Arkansas.  Little Rock, Arkansas.  21-February-2007.

 

Summary of current research interests in the Ozarks and Great Basin.  International workshop on long-term ecological studies in karst.  Postonja, Slovenia.  22-October-2006. 

 

Live animal inventory and cave conservation.  Caves Lecture Series.  Bruce Museum.  Greenwich, Connecticut.  14-June-2006.

 

Casting light upon karst.  United States Fish and Wildlife Service Ozark Ecosystem Team Meeting.  Buffalo National River, Harrison, Arkansas.  26-October-2005.

 

Caves, Cave Animals, and Conservation in the Subterranean Ozarks.  Central Regional Arkansas Grotto.  National Speleological Society.  Harrison, Arkansas.  26-September-2005.

 

Ongoing conservation of Ozark cavefish.  Annual National Convention of the North American Native Fishes Association.  Little Rock, Arkansas.  11-June-2005.

 

Caves, Cave Animals, and Conservation in the Subterranean Ozarks.  University of Arkansas Biological Sciences Ecomuch Seminar Series.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.  16-February-2005

 

Urbanization and the Impact to Subterranean Biodiversity.  Introduction to Environmental Studies, Guest Lecture.  University of Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas.  21-October-2004.

 

Caves, Cave Animals, and Conservation in the Subterranean Ozarks.  University of Ozarks Seminar Series.  University of Ozarks, Clarksville, Arkansas.  20-October-2004.

 

Cave Critter Identification Course.  Boston Mountain Grotto, National Speleological Society.  Fayetteville, Arkansas.  12-February-2004.

 

Subterranean Biodiversity of Arkansas.  University of Arkansas Biological Sciences Ecomuch Seminar Series.  University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas.  27-March-2002.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILLIATIONS

 

Entomological Society of America, The American Entomological Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Arkansas Academy of Sciences, Missouri Academy of Sciences, National Speleological Society, International Society for Subterranean Biology, Missouri Speleological Survey, Arkansas Association for Cave Studies.
 
UNDERGRADUATE MENTORING PROJECTS
 
Mitchell, Justin. 2011. Traps designed to document the occurrence of groundwater stygofauna at the Savoy Experimental Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas. Undergraduate Project for Karst Hydrology Course, Department of Geosciences, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas.

 

Gardner, Ashley. 2010. Bat abundance in Belize and winter cave use by bats in northern Arkansas. Undergraduate Honors Thesis for Honors Studies in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas.

 

Tuggle, Alicia E. 2006. Cave crickets as vectors for dictyostelids in caves. Undergraduate Project for Honors Zoology credit, Honors Studies in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas.
 
Baird, Shelley A. 2005. Wintertime taxa diversity as a function of distance from the cave entrance/organic input source in Joyce Cemetery Cave, Washington County, Arkansas. Undergraduate Honors Thesis for Honors Studies in Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, University of Arkansas.
 
PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHY
 

2008.  Featured insect: Nesidiolestes sp. (Hemiptera: Reduviidae).  American Entomologist 54: 45.

 

2008.  Wildflowers and waterfalls of Smith Creek, Arkansas.  Display at St. Mary’s Hospital, Mercy Health System of Northwest Arkansas.  Rogers, Arkansas.

 

2007.  Cambarus aculabrum.  Mud Bugs: Crayfish Found in Arkansas.  24-inch x 36-inch poster produced by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

 

2005. Cave Animals of the Southern Ozarks. 24-inch x 36-inch poster produced by Natural Investigations Company.
 
MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER
 

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Sciences, Natural Areas Journal, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies, Speleobiology Notes.

 
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