David Houghton
Biology

David C. Houghton

Professor and Chair of Biology; Director of the G.H. Gordon Biological Station
“In wilderness is the preservation of the world.”
— Henry David Thoreau

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for David C. Houghton

Education

B.S. in Limnology and Fisheries Management, University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point, 1994

M.S. in Biology/Ecology, University of North Texas, 1997

Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Minnesota, 2002

Courses Taught

BIO 101: Core Principles in Biology

BIO 201: Evolution and Biological Diversity

BIO 250: General Ecology

BIO 311: Methods in Field Biology

BIO 370 Entomology

BIO 390: Animal Parasitology

Publications

Preface: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Trichoptera. In Zoosymposia, 14, (2019): 6–15.

When to Sample Adult Caddisflies: Data from a Five-Year Study of a First-Order Michigan (USA) Stream. In Journal of Freshwater Ecology, (2018).

Updated Minnesota Rare Species Guide: Caddisflies. MNDNR searchable database, (2016).

The Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of an Undisturbed Lower Michigan Habitat. In The Great Lakes Entomologist, 49, (2016): 41–54.

A 5-Year Study of the Adult Flight Periodicity of 27 Caddisfly (Trichoptera) Species in Forest and Meadow Habitats of a First-Order Lower Michigan Stream. In Environmental Entomology, 44, (2015): 1472–1487.

Delineation and Characterization of Michigan Caddisfly Biological Diversity (Insecta: Trichoptera), and Comparison with Minnesota. In Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 30, (2015): 525–542.

Regional Caddisfly (Trichoptera) Indicator Species for Mid-Order Michigan and Minnesota Streams. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 48, (2015): 93–97.

Minnesota Rare Species Guide: Caddisflies. MNDNR searchable database, (2013).

Demonstration of Sex Pheromones in Anabolia bimaculata, Hydatophylax argus, and Nemotaulius hostilis (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). In The Great Lakes Entomologist, 46, (2013): 142–144.

Biological Diversity of Minnesota Caddisflies. ZooKeys Special Issues, 189, (2012): 1–389.

Teaching and Research in a North Woods Paradise. In Hillsdale Magazine, 39, (2012).

Historical and Contemporary Biological Diversity of Minnesota Caddisflies: A Case Study of Landscape-Level Species Loss and Trophic Composition Shift. In Journal of the North American Benthological Society 29, (2010): 480–495.

The Effects of Landscape-Level Disturbance on the Composition of Caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) Trophic Functional Groups: Evidence for Ecosystem Homogenization. In Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 135, (2007): 253–264.

The Ability of Common Water Quality Metrics to Predict Habitat Disturbance when Biomonitoring with Adult Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera). In Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 21, (2006): 705-716.

Review of: Caddisflies, the Underwater Architects. In Quarterly Review of Biology, 80, (2006): 370–371.

Minnesota Caddisfly Biodiversity (Insecta: Trichoptera): Delineation and Characterization of Regions. In Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 95, (2004): 153–181.

Utility of Caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) as Indicators of Habitat Disturbance in Minnesota. In Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 19, (2004): 97–108.

‘Supermale’ Caddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae, Philopotamidae) from the Northcentral United States. In Entomological News, 115, (2004): 129-134.

Updated Conservation Status of Minnesota Caddisflies. In The Great Lakes Entomologist, 36, (2003): 35–40.

Evaluation of Minnesota Geographic Classifications Based on Caddisfly (Insecta: Trichoptera) Data. In The Great Lakes Entomologist, 36, (2003): 76–92.

Pheromone Use in Pycnopsyche guttifer and P. lepida (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae): Evidence for Pheromonal Dialects. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Trichoptera. In Nova Supplementa Entomologica, 15, (2002): 47–54.

Updated Checklist of the Caddisflies (Trichoptera) of Minnesota. In Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 127, (2001): 495–512.

Two New Species of Lepidostoma Rambur (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from the Western United States. In Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 103, (2001): 541–545.

Caddisfly (Trichoptera) Records from the Apache National Forest, Eastern Arizona. In Entomological News, 112, (2001): 85–93.

Life History and Case Building Behavior of Culoptila cantha (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae) in the Brazos River, Texas. In Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 91, (1998): 59–70.

Displacement of Riffle Dwelling Invertebrates by the Introduced Rusty Crayfish, Orconectes rusticus (Girard) (Decapoda: Cambaridae), in a Northcentral Wisconsin Stream. In The Great Lakes Entomologist, 31, (1998): 13–24.

Immature Life Stage Descriptions and Distribution of Culoptila cantha (Ross) (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae). In Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 100, (1998): 511–520.

Seasonal Flight Periodicities of Six Microcaddisflies (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae, Glossosomatidae) in the Brazos River, Texas with Notes on Larval Biology and Site Records. In Entomological News, 109, (1998): 103–109.