Charles Bomar

Dean, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stout
Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

Office: 102 D Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-4053
Email: bomarc@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Twenty-one years of experience in higher education; including nine years of experience in higher education administration. Positions have included dean (current), interim dean, department chair and program director. Nineteen years of teaching ecology and biodiversity related content with an international perspective, including program development and externally funded research. As a faculty member, I feel it is essential to take part in as many aspects of the university as possible. This includes not only serving on committees, but also serving on non-university committees as an active, engaged member of the community. Part of my community related service has included providing "extension" service, both in the community and on-line, to identify insects that are having some impact on their lives, namely ladybugs, wasps, India meal moth, Arigope spiders, live, and even grasshoppers.

Research Interests: My research interests are diverse, but generally focused on local biodiversity issues. I have developed an expansive network of contacts and collaborations in state, national and international arenas. My partners have come from a variety of affiliations and backgrounds. Some are colleagues from my department or other UW-System schools, some are professionals affiliated with state and national agencies, and some are overseas. I currently have three research problems in development. I am working with materials science undergraduate students to develop protocol on the SEM to determine heavy metal content in grasshopper chitin. Second, I am the entomological expert and co-principle investigator on a pre-proposal to NSF on meta-community models in vernal wetlands. Third, I am a co-principle investigator with Alex Latchininsky at the University of Wyoming and a long list of collaborators from around the world on a NSF-PIRE proposal to explore locust outbreaks in Central Asia.

Education

    • Ph D Entomology
      University of Wyoming
      Laramie, WY, 1993
    • BS General Biology
      Fort Lewis College
      Durango, CO, 1986
    • AS General Science
      Front Range Commynity College
      Westminster, CO, 1983

Work Experience

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
        Dean
        July 2014 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
        Professor
        2004 -
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
        Administrative Experience
        2006 - 2016
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
        Interim Dean
        July 2013 - June 2014
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Biology
        Department Chair
        July 2012 - June 2013
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Applied Science
        Program Director
        August 2006 - May 2012
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Jarvis Hall Building project
        Faculty Sheppard
        2005 - 2010
      • University of Wisconsin-Stout, Department of Biology
        Interim Chair
        August 2009 - May 2010
      • University of Wisconsin Stout
        Associate Professor
        Present
      • University of Wisconsin Stout
        Assistant Professor
        Present
      • University of Wyoming
        Researcg Associate III
        May 1993 - August 1996
      • Ferris State University
        Lecturer
        1993 - 1994
      • University of Wyoming
        Graduate Assistant
        1989 - 1993
      • University of Wyoming
        Museum Curation
        January 1992 - May 1993
      • Ft. Lewis College
        Invertebrate Taxonomist
        September 1984 - April 1985

    Industry

      • Project Kaleidoscope
        Faculty
        Present

Intellectual Contributions

    Book, Chapter

    • James, K. C., & Bomar, C. Science. The Environment and Sustainability Society Lab Manual .

    Journal Article

    • Mason, K., Bomar, C., Ghenciu, N., Ledoc, M., Chapel, C., Brewer, J., & Redman, J. Western Wisconsin STEM Consortium: Facilitating the collaborting the collabortive devlopment implementation, and assessment of integrated STEM Curriculum by K-12 teachers. ASQ STEM Conferencde Proceddings, 1-23.
    • Bomar, C. The Taxidermsit and repairman: Rethink our restoration partners. Ecological Restoration , 21, 238.
    • Bennett, J. P., Bomar, C., & Harrington, C. A. (2003). Effects of lichens on flowering of Opuntia fragillis in West-Central Wisconsin. American Midland Naturalist, 150, 221-230.
    • Bomar, C., & Secrist, E. W. (2002). Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) associated with Prairie remnants in the lower Chippewa River State natural Area (LCRSNA) of western Wisconsin. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 11, 37-41.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., & Ewen, A. B. (1999). The history of biological control with Nosema locustae: lessons for locust management. Insect Science Applications, 19(4), 333-350.
    • Bomar, C. (1999). Comparison of grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) communities on remnant and reconstructed prairies in western Wisconsin. Journal of Orthoptera Research, 10, 105-112.
    • Bomar, C. Association of Insects in a stored products warehouse: Observations and Recommendations. Final Report to Allied Ingrdients-AC HUMKO, Boyceville, Wisconsin.
    • Bomar, C. Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) communities on remnant and reconstructed prairies. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    • Bomar, C. Association of Insects in Stored Products Warehouse: Observations and Recommendations . Final Report to Allied Processors, Boyceville, Wisconsin.
    • Bomar, C. Final Report: Insect biodiversity of a restored tall-grass prairie. UW-Stout Faculty Research Initiative.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., Williams, S. E., Dodd, J. L., Min-Li, Q., & Hong-Chang, L. (1997). Insect ecology on the Asian and North America steppes: striking differences and remarkable similarities. Siberian Journal of Ecology, 4, 241-251.
    • Bomar, C. Interim Report: Comparison of insects populations on native and restored tall grass prairies in western Wisconsin. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    • Bomar, C. The grasshoppers of Wisconsin (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Part I: The Basics of Grasshopper Identification . The Prairie Promoter, 10(2), 6.
    • Bomar, C. The grasshoppers of Wisconsin (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Part II: Profiling the subfamilies. The Prairie Promoter, 10(3), 5-7.
    • Bomar, C. A Supplemental for the India Meal Moth, Plodia interpunctella (Hubner) (Lepidoptera: Pyralida) in Dried banana Flake from previously retained samples. Final Report to Allied Processors, Boyceville, Wisconsin.
    • Bomar, C. Association of Insects in a Stored Products Warehouse: Observation and Recommendations. Final Report to Allied Processors, Boyceville, Wisconsin.
    • Bomar, C. Interim Report: Evaluation of a restored tall-grass insect population. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
    • Bomar, C. Survey of the Indian Meal Moth, Plodia intepunctella (Hubner) in dried banana products. Final Report to Allied Processors, Boyceville, Wisconsin.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., Williams, S. E., Dodd, J. L., Min-Li, Q., & Hong-Chang, L. (1994). Grassland insect ecology: a comparison of the Asian steppe and the North American Great Plains. Proceedings-International symposium of Grassland Research, Hohut, Inner Mongolia, August 1993.
    • Lockwood, J. A., DeBrey, L. D., Thompson, C. D., Love, C. M., Nunamaker, R. A., Shaw, S. R., Schell, S. P., & Bomar, C. (1994). The preserved insecet fauna of Wind River Glaciers (Fremont County, Wyoming, USA): Insights to the ecology of the extinct Rocky Mountain Locust. Environmental Entomogy, 23, 220-235.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., Pomerinke, M. A., & Fremch, J. D. A multi-year evaluation of the effects of Nosema locustae (Microsporidia:Nosematidae) on rangeland grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) population density and nature biological controls. Environmental Entomogy, 22, 489-497.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Schell, S. P., Wangberg, J. K., DeBrey, L. D., DeBrey, W. D., & Bomar, C. (1992). Biological contents and physical condition of Grasshopper Glacier (Carbon County, Montana). Artic and Alpine Research, 24, 229-232.
    • Lockwood, J. A., & Bomar, C. Consumption of prickly pear cactus flowers, Opuntia polycantha Haw., by Melanoplus occidentails (Thomas): A co-evaluationary association. Environmental Entomogy, 21, 1301-1307.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., Schell, S. P., & DeBrey, L. D. Efficacy of low rate aerial application of Dimilin 2F to a species complex of grasshoppers in southeastern Wyoming. .
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1991). Biological control of western rangeland grasshoppers with exotic predators and parasitoids: Potenial benefits, costs and alternatives. Wyoming Agriculture Experiment Station Bulletin, B-958, 57.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. Developmental and dietary effects on consumption of wheat bran by laboratory reared Melanoplus sanguinipes (F.) (Orthoptera: Acrididae). J. Kansas Entomology Society, 64, 295-299.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., DeBrey, L. D., & Schell, S. P. Efficacy of a roadside application of Dimilin and Sevin to a species complex of grasshoppers in southeastern Wyoming. Final Report to Uniroyal Chemical Company.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., DeBrey, L. D., & Schell, S. P. Efficacy of an aerial application of Dimilin and Sevin to a species complex of rangeland grasshoppers in southeastern Wyoming. Final Report to the Uniroyal Chemical Company.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., DeBrey, L. D., & Schell, S. P. (1991). Evaluation of an aerial application of Dimilin and Sevin for rangeland grasshopper control. Insecticide and Acaricide, 17(94F), 250-251.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., & Nunamaker, R. A. Grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) midge pH as a function of development, diet and species: Implications of a nwe methodoly. Annals Entomological Society of America, 84, 596-600.
    • Kumar, R., Bomar, C., Copeland, C. L., Inayatullah, M., Nally, S. J., Kaltenbach, J. E., & Llody, K. E. The susceptibility of two housefly strains to Malathion. Insecticide and Acaricide, 17(7L), 394.
    • Lockwood, J. A., & Bomar, C. Efficacy of a Dimilin Bran Bait to a species complex of rangeland grasshoppers in southeastern Wyoming. Final Report to the Uniroyal Chemical Company.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1990). Efficancy of a Dilmilin Bran Bait to a species complex of rangeland grasshoppers in southeast Wyoming. Insecticide and Acaricide, 16, 212-213.
    • Bomar, C. Evaluation of Nosema locustae on a mixed-grassed prairie. Evans Biocontrol, Inc. Final Reprt to Maxwell National Wildlife Refuge and District 2 USFWS.

    Ecological Writings

    • Bomar, C. Postage stamps matter: the importance of small prairies (Ecological Writings). , 27, 375-376.

    Teaching Publications

    • May, L., Kotke, J., & Bomar, C. (2006). But it's just a bottle of water... (Teaching Publications). .
    • Bomar, C. (2003). The Rocky Mountain Locust: Extinction and the American experience (Teaching Publications). .
    • Bomar, C., Fitzgerald , P., & Geist, K. (1999). Ritual in Restoration: A Model for Building Communities (Teaching Publications). , 17, 67-74.

    Book

    • Kirk, K., & Bomar, C. (2005). A field guide to the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin. , SS-1008, 150, Department of Natural Resources.
    • Bomar, C. The Blister Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae) of Wyoming. , B-981, 36, Wyoming Argriculture Experiment Station Bulletin.

    Book Review

    • Bomar, C. The Orthoptera of Michigan. .

    Dissertation

    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. The Olfactory basis for cannibalism in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae); I Necrophilic behavior in laboratory-reared and rangeland grasshoppers (Dissertation ). , 20, 2249-2260.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. The olfactory basis for cannibalism in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae); II Field assessment of historically and biologically identified attractants (Dissertation ). , 20(2261-2272).
    • Bomar, C. The olfactory basis for cannibalism in grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae); III Application of attractants to carbaryl wheat bran for enhanced control of rangeland grasshoppers (Dissertation ). , 20, 2273-2281.

    Abstract

    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. Application of attractions to wheat bran for control of rangeland grasshoppers. , 14, 6.
    • Legg, D. D., Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., DeBrey, L. D., & Nolan, M. A. Counting grasshoppers made easy with binomial regression. , 14, 8.
    • Lockwood, J. A., & Bomar, C. Melanoplus occidentails: A biological control agent of prickly pear cactus?. , 14, 5.
    • Pomerinke, M. A., French, J. D., Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. First, second and third year effects of Nosema locustae on grasshoppers of mixed-grass prairie. , 13, 14.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. Role of olfactory cues in grasshopper cannibalism. , 13, 14.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. Extension of the orthopteran host range of Nosema cuneatum Henry: Implications for its biological control of rangeland grasshoppers. , 12, 10.

Presentations

    Uncategorized

    • Frater, H. E., Pollack, N., & Bomar, C. (2014). Investigating the scientific method through real world exploration. Wisconsin State Science Teachers Conference, Appleton, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2011). Insect 101- understanding insects in the backyard garden . , Menomonie, WI.
    • Mason, K., Bomar, C., Ghenciu, N., Lodoc, M., Chapel, C., Brewer, J., & Redman, J. (September, 2011). Western Wisconsin STEM Consortium: Facilitating the collaborative development implementation, and assessment of integrated STEM Curriculum by K-12 teachers. ASQ STEM Conference Proceedings, UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI.
    • Little, A. M., Laresen, H., Thorson, C., Handley, J., & Bomar, C. (2010). Invasive reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea) in WI trout stream restorations. Minnesota-Wisconsin Invasive Species Conference, St. Paul, MN.
    • Thorson, C., Little, A. M., & Bomar, C. (2010). Effects of P. arundinacea on stream macroinvertebrates depend upon stream restoration age. Natural Areas Conference, Osage Beach, MO.
    • Bomar, C., & Menefee, J. (2010). Infusing sustainability across the curriculum: Creating interdisciplinary in your course. UW-Systems Sustainability Conference, Menomonie, WI.
    • Menefee, J., & Bomar, C. (May 25, 2010). Creating Inter-disciplinarity in Your Course. Workshop: Infusing Sustainability into the Curriculum, Menomonie, WI, United States.
    • Thorson, C., Bomar, C., & Little, A. M. (April, 2010). Effects of reed canary-grass (P. arundinacea) on stream macroinvertebrates depend upon stream restoration age. UW-Stout Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (2009). Grasshopper phylogeny: bringing exploration to science eduaction. 10th International Congress of Orthopterology, Antalya, Turkey.
    • James, K., & Bomar, C. (2009). Intergrating water quality monitoring and service learning in University science labs. Association for Environmental Studies and Science, Madison, WI.
    • Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (July, 2009). rasshopper phylogeny: Bringing exploration to science education. 10th International Conference of the Orthopterist’s Society, Ankara, Turkey.
    • Basina, R., & Bomar, C. (October 3, 2008). Aquatic invertebrate diversity on Gilbert Creek (Dunn County, WI). Driftless Area Symposium , Lanesboro, MN.
    • Peterson, A., Bomar, C., & Vandenbloomen, D. (2007). Five years and 20,000 feet of restoration: The value of monitoring on Gilbert Creek (Dunn County, WI). 2ng Annual Driftless Area Symposium, Decorah, IA.
    • Bomar, C. (2006). Naturalists' Enrichment Lecture: Grasshoppers of Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin- Madison Arboretum, Madison, WI.
    • Bomar, C., Hurtgen, B., & Nold, S. C. (2005). Molecular analysis of the Red-Legged Grasshopper within relic and restored prairies. UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (Oshkosh, WI) and UW-Stout Research Day, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Stodola, L., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (2005). Morphometric analysis of Red-Legged Grasshoppers, Melanoplus femurrubrum (De Geer), population from relic and restored prairies. UW Undergraduate Research Symposium (Oshkosh, WI) and UW-Stout Research Day, Oshkosh, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2005). Liberal Arts, General Education and The Biology of Fly Fishing. Uw-Stout Center for Teaching and Learning, Menomonie, WI.
    • Hurtgen, B. J., Stodola, L. A., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (August, 2005). Molecular and morphological analysis of the red-legged grasshopper, Melanoplus femurrubrum (De Geer) within relic and restored prairies in Wisconsin, USA. 9th International Conference of the Orthopterist’s Society, Canmore, Canada.
    • Hydorn, D., & Bomar, C. (2004). The progressive provocateur: providing leadership in a non-leadership role. Project Kaleidoscope's national meeting for Faculty of the 21st Century, Dallas, TX.
    • Hall, R., Bowe, J., & Bomar, C. (2004). Schoolyard ecological restoration: Where are the oak savannas?. Wisconsin Association of Environmental Educators,
    • Campbell, T. L., Bomar, C., & Nold, S. C. (April, 2003). Development of molecular tools to study the mobility of grasshopper populations. UW-Stout Student Research Day, Menomonie, WI.
    • Kneeland, A. J., & Bomar, C. (2002). Germination of the fragile prickly pear cactus Opuntia fragilis Haworth. National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Whitewater, WI.
    • Kneeland, A. J., & Bomar, C. (2002). Germination of the fragile prickly pear cactus Opuntia fragilis Haworth. UW-Stout Research Day, Whitewater, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2001). Prairie plants of western Wisconsin. , Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2001). Prairie invertabrates, partnerships, pedagogy, and Applied Science. Stout Foundation Board Open House, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2001). Teaching with technology . UW-Stout Professional Development Presentation,
    • Bomar, C., & Secrist, E. W. (November 3, 2001). Grasshoppers of the Lowere Chippewa River State Natural Area: Is this what an undisturbed unmanaged community looks like?. 11th Prairie Invertebrates Conference , Decorah, IA.
    • Bomar, C. (August, 2001). Restoration and the Native Landscape: What Are the Grasshoppers Trying to Tell Us?. International Conference on Orthopteroid Insects- 8th meeting of the Orthopterists' Society, Montpellier, France.
    • Bomar, C., & Smallhoover, J. J. (2000). Insects associated with the bloom of Opuntia fragilis Haworth. 10th Praire Invertabrates Conference , Newburg, WI.
    • Bomar, C., Hall, R., Murray, M., McCann, L., Bauer, C., & Miller, T. (2000). Partnerships and K-12 teacher training: the Earth Partnership Program. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C., Hall, R., Murray, M. F., McCann, L., Bauer, C., & Miller, T. (2000). Partnerships and K-12 teacher training: the Earth Partnership Program. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (2000). What is a prairie?. Wisconsin Woodland Owner's Statewide convention, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1999). Devil's Tower. Honor’s Program,
    • Parejko, K., & Bomar, C. (1999). The effect of fire on the genetic diversity of the goldenrod gallfly Eurosta solidiginis. Ninth Annual Prairie Invertebrates Conference , Beaver Creek, WI.
    • Secrist, E. W., & Bomar, C. (1999). Rapid assessment of prairie quality: Identifying insect indicators. North Central Branch Meeting of the Entomological Societyof America, Des Moines, IA.
    • Bomar, C. (1999). Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) on the tracks: Survey of railroad right of ways in western Wisconsin. North-Central Branch Meeting od the Entomological Society of America, Des Moines, IA.
    • Bomar, C., & Parejko, K. (1999). The effect of fire on the genetic diversity of the goldenrod Eurosta solidiginis. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1998). Consilience-by E.O. Wilson. Honor’s Program,
    • Bomar, C. (1998). Grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) Communities on Remnant and Resconstruction Prairies. Prairie Invertebrates Conference , Arlington, WI.
    • Fitzgerald, P., Bomar, C., & K, G. (1998). Ritual in restoration ecology. University of Minnesota Undergraduate Anthropology Conference, Lake Itasca, MN.
    • Fitzgerald, P., Bomar, C., & Geist, K. (1998). Collective action and communitas: Experience as method in restoration ecology. University of MInnesota, Restoration Ecology Society,
    • Barreto, C., Bomar, C., Cooper, S., & Hardin, J. (1998). Teaching collaboratively with technology: UW-BIOWEB. UTIC Conference , Madison, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1998). The effect of time on the colonization of grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in native and reconstructed prairies. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Prairie Grasshoppers. Biology Department Monthly Seminar, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Butterflies and other insects. , Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Lake Menomin Park Prairie walk. , Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Introduction to Wisconsin grasshoppers. Naturalist Workshop Series, University of Madison- Madison Arboretum, Madison, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Mexico City: The environmental consequences of twenty million people. UW- Stout Biology Department Seminar ,
    • Bomar, C. (1997). Prairie Grasshoppers. West Central Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). The need to study insects on restored prairies: A true test of success. Minnesota Suburban Prairies Conference, St. Paul, MN.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). Grasshoppers associated with Wisconsin prairies: A comparison of restored and native prairies . Prairie Invertebrates Conference , Newburg, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). Identifying Wisconsin grasshoppers: Banded wings, spurred-throats, and slanted-faces. Prairie Invertebrates Conference , Newburg, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). Use of a burn for prairie management . , Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). Opportunistic Coleoptera of the Lake Menomin Park Restored Tall-Grass Prairie. UW-System Board of Trustees Meeting and UW-Stout Research Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1996). The Ecological history of Dunn County. WESTCAP employee retreat, WI.
    • Bomar, C., Zellmer, S., & Holmquist, A. (1995). Insect diversity of a restored prairie: Long distance migration or local movement?. National Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NV.
    • Bomar, C., Zellmer, S., & Holmquist, A. (1995). Insect diversity of a restored prairie: Our founding Coleoptera. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C., Augstine, A., & Santer-Wilse, M. (1994). Subnivean winter fauna of central Michigan: A study in specialized invertebrate biology. UW-Stout Reasearch Days, Menomonie, WI.
    • Bomar, C. (1993). . Classroom Presentations,
    • Bomar, C. (1993). Guess who's coming to dinner: The chemical basis for cannibalism in rangeland grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Science, Laramie, WY.
    • Bomar, C. (1993). Cannibalism in rangeland grasshoppers: Application for improved control using brans baits . Entomological Society of America's Pacific Branch Meeting, Portland (Comstock Competion), OR.
    • Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., Williams, S. E., Dodd, J. L., Min-Li, Q., & Hong-Chang, L. (1993). Insect ecology on the Asian and North American Steppes: Striking differences and amazing similarities. Int. Symp. Grassl. Res. , Mongolia.
    • DeBrey, L. D., Lockwood, J. A., Thompson, C. D., Love, C. M., Nunamaker, R. A., Shaw, S. R., Schell, S. P., & Bomar, C. (1993). The preserved insect fauna of Wind River Glaciers (Fremont Country, Wyoming, U.S.A.): Insight to the ecology of the extinct Rocky Mountain Locust. Western Wyoming Communittee College Water Research Center, WY.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1992). Application of attraction to wheat bran for control of rangeland grasshoppers. Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.
    • Legg, D. E., Lockwood, J. A., Bomar, C., DeBrey, L. D., & Nolan, M. A. (1992). Counting grasshoppers made easy with binomial regression. Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.
    • Lockwood, J. A., & Bomar, C. (1992). Melanoplus occidentails: A biological control agent of prickly pear cactus?. Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD.
    • Bomar, C., Lockwood, J. A., & Jech, L. E. (1991). Management of rangeland grasshoppers with bran baits: Use of attractants and timing of application . Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1990). Extension of the Orthopteran host range of Nosema cuneatum Henry: Implication for biological control. Colorado-Wyoming Academy of Sciences, Laramie, WY.
    • Pomerinke, M. A., French, J. D., Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1990). First, second and third year effects of Nosema locustae on grasshoppers of a mixed-grass prairie. Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.
    • Bomar, C., & Lockwood, J. A. (1990). Role of olfactory cues in grasshopper cannibalism. Orthopterists' Society Conference, Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Grants, Contracts, and Sponsored Research

    Grant

    • Stricker, D., Bard, G. V., Bomar, C., Lee, S. A., & Schultz, F. S. 2014) STEM Education in a Digital World: Apps in the Classroom, a Wisconsin Improving Teacher Quality grant.
    • Little, A. M., Church, J., Bomar, C., & Kuchta, M. A. NSF-DEB Wetland Research Grant (Senior Personnel). Sponsored by NSF, $550000 (Funded).
    • Bomar, C., & Brewer, J. A. SySTEMically Improving studnet academic achievement in mathematics and science. Sponsored by Wisconsin Funding Source: Department of Public Instruction., $903426.
    • Nold, S. C., & Bomar, C. 2005) What remains of the original diversity in relic prairie ecosystems?. Sponsored by Faculty Research Initiative Grant, $8083.
    • Bomar, C., & Murray, M. F. Earth Partnership for Schools: Northern and Western Wisconsin Facilitating Centers Providin Teacher Professional Development . Sponsored by Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program, $229923.
    • Parsons, A. M., & Bomar, C. Initiation of biology curricular reform: Addressing course standards and pedagogy. Sponsored by UW-System Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Grant Program, $35470.
    • Bomar, C. The Impact of Cladina mitis and Cladonia rei on the flowering potential of Opuntia fragilis: a potential symbiotic relationship?. Sponsored by Cactus and Succulent Society of America , $1500.
    • Bomar, C. Attendance and presentation of an invited researach paper at the International Orthopterist's Society in Montpellier, France . Sponsored by Chancellor's International Travel Fund, $1200.
    • Bomar, C. Attendance and presentation of an invited researach paper at the International Orthopterist's Society in Montpellier, France . Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Funds, $1686.
    • Armstrong, G. D., & Bomar, C. Earth Partnership Training for Western Wisconsin-Prairie restoration in the classroom. Sponsored by Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program, $270530.
    • Bomar, C. Survey on the university museums of Wisconsin for Orthoptera: Acrididae. Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, $3500.
    • Bomar, C. Attendance and presentation at the North Central Branch of the Entomological Society of America Special Forum on Prairie Biodiversity. Sponsored by UW-Stout Professional Development Grant, $772.
    • Bomar, C. Prairie Invertabrates, partnership, pedagogy, and Applied Science. Sponsored by UW-Stout Foundation, $3093.
    • Bomar, C. Survey of prairie remnants in the proposed Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area (LCRSNA), with an emphasis on grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, $3000.
    • Bomar, C. Survey of prairie remnants in the proposed Lower Chippewa River State Natural Area, with an emphasis on grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acrididae). Sponsored by The Lois Almon Foundation Small Grants Research Program, $500.
    • Bomar, C., & Parejko, K. Nakatani Virtual Classroom Initiative Grant. $3000.
    • Bomar, C. Survey of grasshopper (Orthoptera: Acrididae) communities on remnant right-of-way prairies in western Wisconsin. Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, $2620.
    • Bomar, C. Comparison of insect populations on native and restored tall grass prairies in western Wisconsin. Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources/United States Fish and Wildlife Service-Partnership for Wildlife program, $2000.
    • Bomar, C. Evaluation of a restored tall-grass prairie insect population. Sponsored by Department of nfatural Resources/United States Fish and Wildlife Service-Partnership for Wildlife Program, $500.
    • Bomar, C. Insect Biodiversity of a Restored Prairie. Sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Stout, Faculty Research Initiative, $12754.
    • Bomar, C. Student travel grant; Entomological Society of America's national meetin, baltimore, MD. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Graduate School and the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, $400.
    • Bomar, C. Student travel grant; Entomological Society of America's national meeting in Reno, NV. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Graduate School and the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, $400.
    • Bomar, C. Student travel grant; Research and travel to Inner Mongolia, PRC University of Wyoming International Programs . Sponsored by Office of Research, Graduate School, College of Agriculture and the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, $2300.
    • Bomar, C. The role of fatty acids as olfactory cues in grasshopper cannibalism. Sponsored by Wyoming Chapter of Sigma Xi; for graduate student research, $100.
    • Bomar, C. A population study of grasshopper outbreak on a mixed grass prairie. Sponsored by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, $550.
    • Bomar, C. Biological control of grasshoppers on rangeland. Sponsored by Wyoming Chapter of Sigma Xi; for graduate student research, $100.
    • Bomar, C. Student travel grant; Entomological Society of America's national meeting, New Orleans, LA. Sponsored by University of Wyoming Graduate School and the Department of Plant, Soil and Insect Sciences, $400.

    Contract

    • Bomar, C. Publication of the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin, and new research on insects associated with the State Threatened brittle prickly pear cactus Opuntia Fragilis Haworth. Sponsored by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, $1500.

Reviewer / Editor

    Reviewer, Grant(s)

    • (1989 - Present)

    Reviewer, Journal

    • Applied Ecology (1989 - Present)
    • Applied Entomology (1989 - Present)
    • Canadian Prairie Journal (1989 - Present)
    • Coleopterists' Bulletin (1989 - Present)
    • Entomological Society of America-Annals of Entomology (1989 - Present)
    • Environmental Entomology (1989 - Present)
    • Iowa Academy of Science (1989 - Present)
    • Journal of Argicultural Entomology (1989 - Present)
    • Journal of Chemical Ecology (1989 - Present)
    • Pakistan Journal of Zoology (1989 - Present)
    • PNAS (1989 - Present)
    • Restoration Ecology (1989 - Present)
    • Southwest Naturalist (1989 - Present)
    • National Center for Case Study teaching in Science (2003)

    Fact Checker

    • Discover Magazine (2003)

    Reviewer, Text

    • Environmental Science

      John Wiley and Sons Publishers. 4th ed., Botkin & Keller. (2001)

    • The Science of Entomology

      Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 5th Edition-Section on Applied Entomology. (1998)

    • Environmental SCience: A Global Concern

      Wm. C. Brown Publishers. 4th ed. (1996)

    Reviewer, Book Chapter

    • Wm. C. Brown Publisher, Conservation Biology =. (1996)

Awards, Fellowships, Honors, and Scholarships

    Award

    • Outstanding School of Education Partner, (2011)
    • Nelva G. Runnalls Research Support Award, Research Advisory Council (2008)
    • Outstanding Teacher Award, UW-Stout (2007)
    • Cooperative Research Award, UW-Stout (2006)
    • Stream Monitoring Award , UW-Extension/WDNR (2006)
    • Price Faculty of Excellence Award, UW-Stout (2005)
    • Fulbright Scholar, Kazakhstan National University (2004)
    • Sabbatical , (2004)
    • UW-Stout Researcher of the Year Award, (1999)
    • J.H.Comstock Award for Outstanding Graduate Student in the Pacific Branch of the Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of America (1993)
    • Senior Graduate Assistant Award, University of Wyoming (1992)
    • Summer Graduate Assistant Award, University of Wyoming (1992)
    • Senior Graduate Assistant Award, University of Wyoming (1991)
    • Senior Graduate Assistant Award, University of Wyoming (1990)
    • Distinguished Student Service Award, (1983)

    Fellowship

    • Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship, (2002)
    • Maybelle Ranney Price Professorship, (2001)

    Honor

    • Namesake for a new species of insect (Boreus bomari), (1999)

Service

    Department / School

    • Committee Member, Biology Laboratory remodeling committee (1996 - Present)
    • Course Coordinator, Environmental Science BIO 150 (1996 - 2004)
    • Committee Member, Biology Department Student Survey (2003)
    • Committee Chair, Physics Department Election Chair (2000 - 2001)
    • Committee Member, Biology Department Student Survey (1999)
    • Committee Member, Biology Department Academic Workload Committee (1995 - 1996)
    • Committee Member, Biology Department Student Survey (1994 - 1995)

    College

    • Committee Member, Science Wing Remodeling Committee (1994 - 2010)
    • Committee Chair, College of Arts and Science Promotion Committee (2002 - 2003)
    • Committee & sub-committees, Applied Science Program Committee & sub-committees (1996 - 2003)
    • Coordinator, College of Arts and Science Promotion Committee (1996 - 1997)

    University

      UW Stout

      • Advisory Board Member, Applied Social Science (2009 - Present)
      • Advisory Board Member, Applied Matha and Computer Science (2006 - Present)
      • Assistant State Director (Division C), Wisconsin Science Olympiad (2005 - Present)
      • Research Advisory Council, Stout Solutions (2001 - Present)
      • Committee Member, Solid Waste Research Council (1996 - Present)
      • Council of Environmental Deans and Directors (2010 - 2011)
      • Reviewer, UW-Stout Journal of Student Research (2005 - 2008)
      • Committee Member, Sabbatical Review Committee (2005 - 2007)
      • Committee Chair, Sabbatical Review Committee (2005 - 2006)
      • Coordinator, Library Learning Center Prairie Garden (2000 - 2006)
      • Committee Chair, Solid Waste Research Council (1998 - 2003)
      • Advisor for non-majors (1995 - 2003)
      • Volunteer, Laptop rollout (2002)
      • Moderator , National Conference of Undergraduate Research(NCUR) (2002)
      • Committee Member, Admissions and Credits Appeals Committee (2000 - 2002)
      • Associate Professor, All University Promotions Committee (2000 - 2002)
      • Student Appeals Committee (2000 - 2002)
      • Committee Member, Positive action Commitee (1999 - 2002)
      • Reviewer, UW-Stout Journal of Student Research (2001)
      • Committee Chair, Center for Biology Education (ECOWEB) (1997 - 2001)
      • Committee Member, Diversity Education Committee Faculty Senate Committee (1997 - 2000)
      • Advisor, Honors Program Course BIO-122 (1999)
      • Faculty Advisor, UW-Stout Green Sense (1996 - 1999)
      • Committee Vice Chair, Solid Waste Research Council (1996 - 1998)
      • Faculty Advisor, Ferris Outdoors Club (1993 - 1994)

      Front Range Community College

      • Vice President, Student Government (1983)
      • Senator, Student Government (1982)

    Professional

    • Member, American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) (2013 - Present)
    • Member, Council of Arts and Sciences (CAS) (2013 - Present)
    • Member, Prairie Enthusiasts (1995 - Present)
    • Member, Orthopterists' Society (1990 - Present)
    • Member, Sigma Xi (1990 - Present)
    • Member, Trout Unlimited (1986 - Present)
    • Organizer, 11th International Congress of Orthopterology (2013)
    • Executive Director, Orthopterists' Society (2006 - 2013)
    • Nicaragua-IPM specialist, Partners of America-USAID Farmer to Farmer program (2011)
    • Invertebrate endangered species review Committee, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources 2011 (2011)
    • Organizer, 10th International Congress of Orthopterology (2009)
    • Cooperator , USFWS Partners for Wildlife Council (1994 - 2003)
    • Ninth Annual Prairie Invertabrate Conference (2001)
    • Wisconsin State Herbarium (2001)
    • Workshop Organizer, Entomological Society of America (1997)
    • Advisor, Science Olympiad (June 1994)
    • Insect Identifier , University of Wyoming Extension (1990 - 1993)
    • Co-Organizer/Co-moderator, Informal Conference of the Orthopterists Society at the Entomological Society of America's national meeting (1992)
    • Student Volunteer, Entomological Society of America's national meeting (1990 - 1991)

    Community

    • Board of Directors, Trout Unlimited- Ojibleau Chapter (2005 - Present)
    • Board of Directors, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE)- Chippewa Savannas Chapter (2003 - Present)
    • Member, Earth Partnership Program/Project RESTORE (1998 - Present)
    • Content Lead for Life Sciences, CESA 11 Academy (2012 - 2013)
    • Volunteer Educator , Cray Academy (2003 - 2003)
    • Board of Directors, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE)- WestCentral Chapter (1995 - 2003)
    • Workshop Organizer, Prairie Management Seminat- "Tools for the Beginner" (March 2002)
    • Organizer, Prairie Odyssey (2001)
    • Member, City of Menomonie Urban Forestry Board (1996 - 2001)
    • Officer, President/Elect/Past, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE)-West Central Chapter (1998 - 1999)
    • Member, Farm Progress Days, Dunn County (1997 - 1998)
    • Officer, Vice President, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE)- WestCentral Chapter (1997 - 1998)
    • Executive Board of Directors, The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) (1996 - 1998)
    • Co-founder, Sec./Treas., The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE)- WestCentral Chapter (1996 - 1997)
    • Citizens group (1994)
    • Museum Tour Guide , Rocky Mountain Systematic Entomology Laboratory (RMSEL) (1990 - 1993)