James Collins

School of Life Sciences
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Tempe
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Lincoln Center Applied Ethics
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TEMPE
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4501
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Biography

James P. Collins is an evolutionary ecologist whose research group studies the role of host-pathogen interactions in species decline and extinction. They use amphibians, along with viral and fungal pathogens, as models for studying factors that control population dynamics. His other research is focused on intellectual factors that have shaped the development of ecology as a discipline, and on ecological ethics.

Professor Collins's expertise in population dynamics led him to serve as director of the Population Biology and Physiological Ecology program at the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1985 to 1986. He also served as NSF’s assistant director for Biological Sciences from 2005 to 2009. From 1989 to 2002 he was chair of ASU’s Zoology, and then Biology Department, where he used interdisciplinary programs to foster innovation in research, education, and institutional change. He is also an adjunct senior scientist with the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, MA. 

Education

  • PhD University of Michigan 1975
  • MS University of Michigan 1971
  • BS Manhattan College 1969

 

Research Interests

Professor Collin's research group studies the role of host-pathogen interactions in species decline and extinction. They use amphibians, along with viral and fungal pathogens, as models for studying factors that control population dynamics. His other research is focused on intellectual factors that have shaped the development of ecology as a discipline, and on ecological ethics.

 

Publications

  • Collins, J.P. Leadership and change in twenty-first century higher education. BioScience (2014).
  • Langhammer. P.F., P.A. Burrowes, K.R. Lips, A.B. Bryant, J.P. Collins. Susceptibility to the amphibian chytrid fungus varies with ontogeny in the direct-developing frog Eleutherodactylus coqui. Journal of Wildlife Diseases (2014).
  • Minteer, B.A., J.P. Collins, and R. Puschendorf. Letters: Response to Rocha et al., Responding to "Avoiding (re)extinction. Science (2014).
  • Minteer, B.A., J.P. Collins, K.E. Love, and R. Puschendorf. Avoiding (re)extinction. Science (2014).
  • Oye, K.A., K. Esvelt, E. Appleton, F. Catteruccia, G. Church, T. Kuiken S. Bar-Yam Lightfoot, J. McNamara, A. Smidler, and J.P. Collins. Regulating gene drives. Science (2014).
  • Voyles, J., A.M. Kilpatrick, J.P. Collins, M.C. Fisher, W.F. Frick, H. McCallum, C.K.R. Willis, D. Blehert, K.A. Murray, R. Puschendorf, E.B. Rosenblum, B.M. Bolker, T.L. Cheng, K.E. Langwig, D.L. Linder, M. Toothman, M.Q. Wilber, C.J. Briggs. Beyond too little, too late: Managing emerging infectious diseases requires international action. EcoHealth (2014).
  • Winston, J.M., B.A. Minteer, and J.P. Collins. Old wine, new bottles? Using history to inform the assisted colonization debate. Oryx (2014).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Ecosystems unbound: Ethical questions for an interventionist ecology. Ethics and Emerging Technologies (2014).
  • Collins, J., T. Kuiken, and K. Oye. Creating a research agenda for the ecological implications of synthetic biology. Synthetic Biology, Engineering, Evolution and Design 2014 Conference, Manhattan Beach, CA Design (2014).
  • Collins, J.P. Emerging infectious diseases, synthetic biology, and two faces of extinction. First International and Interdisciplinary Workshop on Ecology, Evolution and Dynamics of Dengue and Other Related Diseases (2014).
  • Kuiken, T., Oye, K., and J. Collins. Shaping ecological risk research for synthetic biology. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) North America, Vancouver, BC, Canada (2014).
  • Collins, J.P. History, novelty, and emergence of an infectious amphibian disease. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (2013).
  • Langhammer, P.F., K.R. Lips, P.A. Burrowes, T. Tunstall, C.M. Palmer, and J.P. Collins. A fungal pathogen of amphibians, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, attenuates in pathogenicity with in vitro passages. PLoS ONE (2013).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Ecological ethics in captivity: Balancing values and responsibilities in zoo and aquarium research under rapid global change. Institute for Laboratory Animal Research Journal, National Research Council USA (2013).
  • Schmidt, B.R., M. Kéry, S. Ursenbacher, O.J. Hyman, J.P. Collins. Site occupancy models in the analysis of environmental DNA presence/absence surveys: A case study of an emerging amphibian pathogen. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (2013).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Ecosystems unbound: Ethical questions for an interventionist ecology. Ethics and Emerging Technologies (2013).
  • Collins, J.P. ASLO 2012 Awards Citation: G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award to James J. Elser. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin (2012).
  • Gascon, C., J.P. Collins, D.R. Church, R.D. Moore, F. Andreone, P. Bishop, S. Das Biju, F. Bolaños, X. Feng, S. Haitao, M. Lampo, Z. Li, S. Lötters, Y. Matamoros, M. Meegaskumbura, S. Molur, P. Nanjappa Mitchell, J. Mora, J. Garcia Moreno, L. Pipeng, J. Reardon, A. Rial, C. Molina Rodriguez, S. Ron, J. J. L. Rowley, J. C. Señaris, D. Silvano, P. H. Valdujo, and V. K. Verdade. Scaling a global plan into regional strategies for amphibian conservation. Alytes (2012).
  • Hyman, O.J. and J.P. Collins. Evaluation of a filtration based method for detecting Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in natural bodies of water. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2012).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Species conservation, rapid environmental change, and ecological ethics. Nature Education Knowledge (2012).
  • Stafford, S., J.P. Collins, J. Travis. AIBS releases new strategic plan. BioScienc (2012).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. A practical ethics for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Refounding environmental ethics. Pragmatism, principle, and practice (2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Editorial. FrogLog (2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Editorial: A forum for integrating the life sciences. BioScience (2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Editorial: Science and engineering unlimited by borders. BioScience (2011).
  • Collins, J.P., C. Gascon, R.D. Moore, and J.P. Lewis. Editorial. FrogLog (2011).
  • Krakauer, D.C., J.P. Collins, D. Erwin, J.C. Flack, W. Fontana, M.D. Laubichler, S.J. Prohaska, G.B. West, and P.F. Stadler. The challenges and scope of theoretical biology. Jounal of Theoretical Biology (2011).
  • Collins, J. P. Changes in biology and biology’s evolving role in science education. Research in Biology Education: Where do we go from here? (2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Foreword. The theory of ecology (2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Amphibian decline and extinction: What we know and what we need to learn. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2010).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Move it or lose it? The ecological ethics of relocating species under climate change. Ecological Applications (2010).
  • Picco, A.M., A.P. Karam, and J.P. Collins. Pathogen host switching in commercial trade with management recommendations. EcoHealth (2010).
  • Schock, D.M., G.R. Ruthig, J.P. Collins, S.J. Kutz, S.J. Carrière, R.J. Gau, A.M. Veitch, N.C. Larter, D.P. Tate, G. Guthrie, D.G. Allaire, R.A. Popko. Amphibian chytrid fungus and ranaviruses in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2010).
  • . . Review of: Tony Hey, Steward Tansley, and Kristin Tolle, eds. 2009. The Fourth Paradigm: Data-Intensive Scientific Discovery. Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA. 286 pp. paper; PDF at http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/ (2010).
  • Brunner, J. and J.P. Collins. Testing assumptions of the trade-off theory of the evolution of parasite virulence. Evolutionary Ecology Research (2009).
  • Greer, A.L., D.M. Schock, J.L. Brunner, R.A. Johnson, A.M. Picco, S.D. Cashins, R.A. Alford, L.F. Skerratt, and J.P. Collins. Guidelines for the safe use of disposable gloves with amphibian larvae in the light of pathogens and possible toxic effects. Herpetological Review (2009).
  • Greer, A.L., J.L. Brunner, and J.P. Collins. Spatial and temporal patterns of Ambystoma tigrinum Virus (ATV) prevalence in tiger salamanders Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2009).
  • Schock, D. M., T. K. Bollinger, and J. P. Collins. Mortality rates differ among amphibian populations exposed to three strains of a lethal ranavirus. EcoHealth (2009).
  • James P. Collins and Martha L. Crump. Extinction in Our Times. Global Amphibian Decline. (2009).
  • Collins, J.P. Investing in high-risk, high-reward research. (2009).
  • Bolker, B.M., F. de Castro, A. Storfer, S. Mech, E. Harvey, and J.P. Collins. Disease as a selective force precluding widespread cannibalism: A case study of an iridovirus of tiger salamanders, Ambystoma tigrinum. Evolutionary Ecology Research (2008).
  • D Schock, T Bollinger, V Chinchar, J Jancovich, J Collins. Experimental evidence of amphibian ranaviruses as multi-host pathogens. Copeia (2008).
  • Greer, A.L. and J.P. Collins. Habitat fragmentation as a result of biotic and abiotic factors controls pathogen transmission throughout a host population. J. Animal Ecology (2008).
  • Greer, A.L., C.J. Briggs, and J.P. Collins. Testing a key assumption of host-pathogen theory: density and disease transmission. Oikos (2008).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. From environmental to ecological ethics: Toward a practical ethics for ecologists and conservationists. Science and Engineering Ethics (2008).
  • Picco, A.M. and J.P. Collins. Amphibian commerce as a likely source of pathogen pollution. Conservation Biology (2008).
  • Gascon, C. and J.P. Collins. Preface. Threatened Amphibians of the World (2008).
  • Hoffman, M., D. Church, J.P. Collins, N. Cox, C. Gascon, J.H. Mendelson III, R.D. Moore, S.N. Stuart, and K.C. Zippel. Amphibian Conservation – responding to the global decline of amphibians. Threatened Amphibians of the World (2008).
  • . Ecological Ethics. (2008).
  • Colón, W., P. Chitnis, J.P. Collins, J. Hicks, T. Chan, and J.S. Tornow. Chemical Biology at the US National Science Foundation. (2008).
  • A Greer, James Collins. Sensitivity of a diagnostic test for an amphibian ranavirus varies with sampling protocol. J. Wildlife Diseases (2007).
  • A Picco, J Brunner, James Collins. Susceptibility of the endangered California tiger salamander, Ambystoma californiense, to ranavirus infection. J. Wildlife Diseases (2007).
  • Laubichler, Manfred Dietrich,Collins, James,Gilbert, Scott,Müller, Gerd B. Modeling in EvoDevo: How to Integrate Development, Evolution, and Ecology. Modeling Biology (2007).
  • B Minteer, James Collins. Letter: Response to Reminger, E.M., V.C. Bleich, and E.J. Goldstein, Bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and the ethics of conservation. Conservation Biology (2006).
  • J Mendelson III, K Lips, J Diffendorfer, R Gagliardo, G Rabb, James Collins. Letter: Response to Pounds, J.A. et al. Responding to amphibian loss. Science (2006).
  • J Mendelson, K Lips, R Gagliardo, G Rabb, James Collins. Confronting amphibian declines and extinctions. Science (2006).
  • James Collins. Transitioning the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force. Froglog (2006).
  • R Retallick, V Miera, K Richards, K Field, James Collins. A non-lethal technique for detecting the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on tadpoles. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2006).
  • S Fox, A Greer, R Torres-Cervantes, James Collins. First case of ranavirus-associated morbidity and mortality in natural populations of a South American frog, Atelognathus patagonicus. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2006).
  • T Maret, J JD Snyder, James Collins. Altered drying regime controls distribution of endangered salamanders and introduced predators. Biological Conservation (2006).
  • . . Review of: The Shrinking World: Ecological Consequences of Habitat Loss. Excellence in Ecology 14 (2006).
  • Lips, K, Brem, F, Brenes, R, Reeve, J, Alford, R, Voyles, J, Pessier, A, Livo, L, Collins, James, Carey, C. Emerging infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity in a Neotropical amphibian community. (2006).
  • B Minteer, James Collins. Why we need an "ecological ethics.". Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2005).
  • Ben Minteer, James Collins. Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Conservation Biology (2005).
  • C Briggs, J Hero, J Morgan, J Taylor, L Rachowicz, R Alford, V Vredenburg, James Collins. The novel and endemic pathogen hypotheses: Competing explanations for the origin of emerging diseases of wildlife. Conservation Biology (2005).
  • J Brunner, K Richards, James Collins. Dose and host characteristics influence virulence of ranavirus infections. Oecologia (2005).
  • J Jancovich, E Davidson, N Parameswaran, J Mao, V Chinchar, James Collins, B Jacobs, A Storfer. Evidence for emergence of an amphibian iridoviral disease because of human-enhanced spread. Molecular Ecology (2005).
  • James Collins, T Halliday. Forecasting changes in amphibian biodiversity: aiming at a moving target. Philosophical Transactions B, Roy. Soc., London (2005).
  • James Collins, V Miera, E Davidson, R Retallick. Host-pathogen community ecology in frogs. Arizona Game and Fish Department contract report (2005).
  • M Parris, A Storfer, James Collins, E Davidson. Life history responses to pathogens in tiger salamander (Ambystoma tigrinum) larvae. J. Herpetology (2005).
  • R Retallick, V Miera, K Richards, K Field, James Collins. A non-lethal technique for detecting the chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis on tadpoles. Arizona Game and Fish Department contract report (2005).
  • S Pfirman, James Collins, S Lowes, A Michaels. Collaborative efforts: promoting interdisciplinary scholars. The Chronicle of Higher Education; Section, The Chronicle Review (2005).
  • Collins, James (Author) ,Cohen, N (Author) ,Davidson, E W (Author) ,Longcore, J E (Author) ,Storfer, A (Author) . Meeting the challenge of amphibian declines with an interdisciplinary research program. Declining amphibians: A United States' response to the global problem (2005).
  • A Storfer, S Mech, M Reudink, R Ziemba, J Warren, James Collins. Evidence for introgression in the endangered Sonora tiger salamander, Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi.(Lowe). Copeia (2004).
  • J Brunner, D Schock, E Davidson, James Collins. Intraspecific reservoirs: complex life history and the persistence of a lethal ranavirus. Ecology (2004).
  • James Collins. Where have all the frogs gone?. Natural History (2004).
  • James Collins, J Brunner, J Jancovich, D Schock. A model host-pathogen system for studying infectious disease dynamics in amphibians: tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) and Ambystoma tigrinum virus. Herpetological Journal (2004).
  • M Parris, A Davis, James Collins. Single-host pathogen effects on mortality and behavioral responses to predators in salamanders (Urodela: Ambystomatidae). Can. J. Zool (2004).
  • E Davidson, M Parris, James Collins, J Longcore, A Pessier, J Brunner. Pathogenicity and host transmission of chytridiomycosis in tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum). Copeia (2003).
  • J Jancovich, James Collins, Bertram Jacobs, J Mao, V Chinchar, C Wyatt, S Case, S Kumar, G Valente, S Subramanian, E Davidson. Genomic sequence of a ranavirus (family Iridoviridae) associated with salamander mortalities in North America. Virology (2003).
  • James Collins. Pathogens and amphibian declines. Froglog (2003).
  • James Collins. What can we learn from community genetics?. Ecology (2003).
  • James Collins, A Storfer. Global amphibian declines: sorting the hypotheses. Diversity and Distributions (2003).
  • Carey, C (Author) ,Bradford, D F (Author) ,Brunner, J L (Author) ,Collins, James (Author) ,Davidson, E W (Author) ,Longcore, J E (Author) ,Ouellet, M (Author) ,Pessier, A P (Author) ,Schock, D M (Author) . Biotic factors in amphibian population declines. Amphibian decline: An integrated analysis of multiple stressor effects (2003).
  • Collins, James (Author) ,Brunner, J (Author) ,Miera, V (Author) ,Parris, M (Author) ,Schock, D (Author) ,Storfer, A (Author) . Ecology and evolution of infectious disease. Amphibian conservation (2003).
  • James Collins. May you live in interesting times: Using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary programs to cope with change in the life sciences. BioScience (2002).
  • James Collins, J Deacon, T Dowling, P Marsh. Wendell Lee Minckley 1935 - 2001. [an obituary]. Copeia (2002).
  • J Jancovich, E Davidson, A Seiler, B Jacobs, James Collins. Transmission of the Ambystoma tigrinum virus to alternative hosts. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms (2001).
  • James Collins, Ann Kinzig, Nancy Grimm, W Fagan, D Hope, J Wu, E Borer. A new urban ecology. American Scientist (2000).
  • R Ziemba, M Myers, James Collins. Foraging under the risk of cannibalism leads to divergence in body size among tiger salamanders. Oecologia (2000).

Research Activity

Courses

Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 499 Individualized Instruction
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 498 Pro-Seminar
BIO 522 Populations: Evolutionary Ecol
EVO 601 Principles of Evolution
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 320 Fundamentals of Ecology
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
MBB 495 Undergraduate Research
BIO 522 Populations: Evolutionary Ecol
EVO 601 Principles of Evolution
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
MIC 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
BIO 189 Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research

Presentations

  • Collins, J. P. Research Agendas in the Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology. Workshop on Research Agendas in the Societal Aspects of Synthetic Biology. Consortium for Science Po (Nov 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Biomedical Research Reform. Biomedical Research Reform Forum. Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Oct 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Studying Life in a Golden Age: Opportunities, Challenges, and Responsibilities. HHMI Distinguished Plenary Lecturer, Undergraduate Research Symposium, University of Delaware (Aug 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. From Biology to Life Sciences: Three Stories about Change and a Need for Leadership. 2014 HHMI Professors Orientation, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (Jul 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Biology undergraduate education early in the 21st century: Building the argument for leadership. American Institute of Biological Sciences STEM Faculty Leadership Development Synthesis Meeting, How (Apr 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Workshops on "Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology". Workshop on synthetic biology, Boston, MA (Jan 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Workshops on "Creating a Research Agenda for the Ecological Implications of Synthetic Biology". Workshop on synthetic biology, Berkeley, CA (Jan 2014).
  • Collins, J. P. Undergraduate science education early in the 21st century: No miracles needed, but we do need leaders. Summit on the Future of Geoscience Undergraduate Education, University of Texas, Austin, Texas (Jan 2014).
  • Collins, J.P. Invited Commentator on "Boxed Environments-Glassware and the Rise of Ecological Thinking". History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (Dec 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. Invited Commentator, Session on "Organisms in Changing Environments: Concepts and Contexts of Adaptability in 20th Century Plant Sciences". History of Science Society Annual Meeting, Boston, MA (Dec 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. Biology is changing: Opportunities, transformations, and challenges. American Institute of Biological Sciences Council, Meeting on Leadership in Biology, Washington, DC (Dec 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. Scoping meeting on "Enabling Architecture for the Next Generation of Life Sciences Research". National Academy of Sciences, Board on Life Sciences (Oct 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. One biology, one science: Filling the white spaces between disciplines. Keynote speaker, Third Biennial Western Regional IDeA Scientific Conference, Honolulu, HI (2013) (Oct 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. Biology undergraduate education early in the 21st century: No miracles needed, but we do need leaders. Vision and Change in Biology Undergraduate Education II (Aug 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in Our Times: Global Amphibian Decline. Georgetown University (Apr 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. History and overview of chytridiomycosis. National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Workshop on "Fungal pathogen" (Mar 2013).
  • Collins, J.P. The Evolution of Biology and the Research University of the 21st Century. State University of New York (SUNY) Research Council, The Research Foundation for SUNY, SUNY Global (Dec 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in Our Times. Global Amphibian Decline. St. Olaf College Lecture (Oct 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Creative Problem Solving from an Interdisciplinary Perspective. Colloquium on Innovation in the Liberal Arts at S. Olaf College (Oct 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Interdisciplinary Programs Are Reshaping Biologys Role in Science Education. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program Directors and Professors Meeting (Oct 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Leadership Challenges at Multiple Levels: Innovating in the Midst of Excellence. NSF/HHMI/NIH Partnerships in Undergraduate Life Science Education (PULSE) Fellows Inaugural Meeting, (Oct 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. and B.A. Minteer. Ecological ethics and invasive species in a time of global change. 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada (Aug 2012).
  • Langhammer, P.F., P.A. Burrowes, A.B. Bryant, K.R. Lips, and J.P. Collins. Chytridiomycosis in a direct-developing frog: Ontogenetic susceptibility, pathogen transmission, and population-level impacts of the chytrid fungus in Eleutherodactylus coqui. 7th World Congress of Herpetology, Vancouver, Canada (Aug 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. On NSF merit criteria for transformative research. "Why Do We Want Science to be Revolutionary, and Should We?" Marine Biological Laboratory History an (Jul 2012).
  • Collins, J. P. Interdisciplinary Programs Are Reshaping Biologys Role in Science Education. 26th Annual BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Summer Workshop on "Making a Difference with Data," Gouch (Jun 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Interdisciplinary Programs Are Reshaping Introductory Biologys Role in Science Education. "Introductory Biology Project Summer Conference," American Association for the Advancement of Scienc (Jun 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Bridging the ideal and the policy senses of transformative research. Workshop on "Potentially Transformative Research: Social and Ethical Implications," National Science (Mar 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. One Biology, One Science: A Vision for the 21st Century. Phi Beta Kappa Lifto Amundson Lecture, University of South Dakota (Mar 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. The implications of transformations in scientific practice. Annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (Feb 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. The Implications of Transformations in Scientific Practice. American Association for the Advancement of Science symposium on "Interdisciplinary Collaboration: I (Feb 2012).
  • Collins, J.P. Learning and Discovery in an Era of Change. American Association of Colleges and Universities Education and Assessment Conference: "Leaning and (Feb 2012).
  • Hyman, O.J. and J.P. Collins. Life stage and seasonal variation in the prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Boreal Chorus Frogs. Current Research on Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert V (Nov 2011).
  • Hyman, O.J. and J.P. Collins. A role for environment in the loss of chytrid (Bd) infections in Arizona chorus frogs. Wildlife Society, Hawaii (Nov 2011).
  • Collins, J. P. Introductory and Concluding Remarks on "Changing humans in a changing environment," National Association of Biology Teachers. American Institute of Biological Sciences and National Evolutionary Synthesis Center symposium (Oct 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. One Biology, One Science: A Vision for the 21st Century. Presidents Science Symposium Address, Bowdoin College (Oct 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times: Global amphibian decline. Invited speaker, Cornerstones of Science Lectures, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick, Maine (Oct 2011).
  • Hyman, O.J. and J.P. Collins. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in boreal chorus frogs: Life stage and seasonal variation in the prevalence of an endemic pathogen. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Austin, TX (Aug 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Natural Selection and Ecological Theory. 25th Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology (Jul 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Opening new horizons for large scale biology: The National Ecological Observatory Network or NEON. American Society for Environmental History (Apr 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Interdisciplinary Programs Are Reshaping Biologys Role in Science Education. Forum on "Research in Biology education" Institute for Res. on Math & Sci. Educ, MSU (Apr 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring network meeting, Dar es Salaam (Apr 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Opening new horizons for large scale biology: The National Ecological Observatory Network. Panel on "Taking the Earths pulse": American Society for Environmental History (Mar 2011).
  • Collins, J. P. Funding Research at the Borders of Disciplines. Symposium on "Science on FIRE: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research and Education" (Mar 2011).
  • Collins, J. P. Leadership Challenges at Multiple Levels. Symposium on "Science on FIRE: Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research and Education" (Mar 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Using Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary Programs to Cope with Change in the Life Sciences. Independent Colleges Office Liaison Meeting, Washington, DC (Feb 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Yale University (Jan 2011).
  • Zillmann, A.M., O.J. Hyman, J.P. Collins, and V.H. Smith. Does iron play a role in the dynamics of an emerging infectious disease?. Annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (Jan 2011).
  • Hyman, O.J. and J.P. Collins. Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Arizona: Detection by water filtration and the influence of water chemistry on Bd dynamics. Annual meeting of the California/Nevada Amphibian Population Task Force 2011 Meeting (Jan 2011).
  • Collins, J.P. "Leadership in a time of science and engineering without borders". Keck Foundation/PKAL (Project Kaleidoscope) National Colloquium on "Transformative Change in STEM Ed (Oct 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. "Teaching the process of discovery in a rapidly changing world". Howard Hughes Medical InstituteSymposium on "BIO 2020: Developing the next generation. Transforming (Aug 2010).
  • Hyman, O. and J.P. Collins. 2010. Abstract. Negative influence of phosphorus on prevalence of the frog killing pathogen, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Providence, RI (Aug 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Open discussion. Workshop on "The University of the 21st Century," Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin/Institute for Advanc (Jun 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Harvard University Department of Evolution and Organismal Biology seminar (Apr 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. The Role of Infectious Disease in Amphibian Population Decline and Extinction. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, Center for Wildl (Apr 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in Our Times. Global Amphibian Decline. University of Tennessee, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Apr 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Mid-Year Conference (Mar 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Biological sciences in the 21st century. Science and engineering without borders. University of Oklahoma (Mar 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. US Fish & Wildlife Service Southwest Region conference on "Climate change and the conservation of na (Mar 2010).
  • Collins, J.P. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Distinguished Lecturer in Life Science, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, Penn State University (Feb 2010).
  • James Collins. Amphibian chytrid fungal disease and global amphibian decline. Workshop on "Genomics-based research for understanding extinction with conservation applications" Sa (Dec 2009).
  • Collins, J.P. Reassembling the pieces: Biological systems and systems biology. Symposium on understanding complexity in biological sciences. History of Science Society, Phoenix, AZ (Dec 2009).
  • James Collins. Moving forward with large biology initiatives: The human connectome project. National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Medicine, Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disord (Nov 2009).
  • James Collins. Investing in high risk, high reward research. U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Scien (Oct 2009).
  • James Collins. Biological sciences in the 21st century. Science and engineering without borders. NSF EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) 21st National Conference (Oct 2009).
  • James Collins. Environmental sciences in the 21st century. Looking back and looking forward. 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Board on Life Sciences" National Academy of Sciences, National R (Oct 2009).
  • James Collins and Judith St. John. National Plant Genome Initiative. 12th Annual Meeting Plant Genome Research Program (Sep 2009).
  • James Collins. 30 years and counting for LTER: Innovating in the midst of excellence. Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting, Estes Park, CO (Sep 2009).
  • James Collins. The causes of amphibian declines and extinctions: What do we know and what do we need to learn?. Zoological Society London: Amphibian Mini-Summit (Aug 2009).
  • James Collins. Biological Sciences in the 21st Century: Priorities and opportunities. National Institute for Standards and Technology lecture (Aug 2009).
  • Minteer, B.A. and J.P. Collins. Managed relocation. Conservation, ecological ethics and planetary change. Annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, NM (Aug 2009).
  • James Collins. One biology, One science: A vision for 21st century biology. Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory (Jul 2009).
  • James Collins. One biology, One science: A vision for 21st century biology. Hubbard Brook Research Foundation Annual Meeting (Jul 2009).
  • James Collins. Does the biology we teach reflect the biology we do? A view for the 21st century. American Association for the Advancement of Science conference (Vision and change in undergraduate b (Jul 2009).
  • James Collins. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (Jun 2009).
  • James Collins. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Directors Washington Policy Conference (May 2009).
  • James Collins. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. University of Wisconsin-Madison - Kaesar Visiting Scholar Lecture (Apr 2009).
  • James Collins. One biology, One science: A vision for 21st century biology. University of Wisconsin seminar (Apr 2009).
  • James Collins. National Ecological Observatory Network. Opening new horizons for large-scale biology. University of Missouri, Columbia (Apr 2009).
  • James Collins. One biology, One science: A vision for 21st century biology. University of Missouri, Columbia (Apr 2009).
  • James Collins. Extinction in our times. Global amphibian decline. National Science Foundation, Earth Month Keynote Speaker (2009) (Apr 2009).
  • James Collins. One biology, One science: A vision for 21st century biology. Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Evening Lecture Series (Apr 2009).
  • James P. Collins. Ten million places at the table: Translating biodiversity issues from science to policy. National Academy of Sciences Darwin Birthday Symposium (Twenty-first century ecosystems) (Feb 2009).
  • James Collins. A modern extinction event: The science, ethics, and policy implications of global amphibian decline. Departmental seminar at University of Washington, Seattle (Jan 2009).
  • Collins, J.P. and J. St. John. The National Plant Genome Initiative: Third Five Year Plan (2009-2013). Plant & Animal Genome XVII, San Diego, CA (Jan 2009).
  • Collins, J.P. Biology in the 21st Century: Microbial Genome Sequencing Program. Plant & Animal Genome XVII, San Diego, CA (Jan 2009).
  • James Collins. "One biology, one science". Annual Meeting The American Society for Cell Biology (Dec 2008).
  • James Collins. Global amphibian declines: Where we are and where to from here. 9th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment. National Council for Science and the (Dec 2008).
  • James Collins. Cyber-enabled research observatories: New horizons in Earth observation. GEO-V: Fifth Plenary of the Group on Earth Observations, Bucharest, Romania (Nov 2008).
  • Schock, D.M., D.G. Allaire, S. Carri�re, J.P. Collins, R.J. Gau, G. Guthrie, N.C. Larter, R. Popko, G. Ruthig, D.P. Tate, A.Veitch. Amphibians of the Dehcho and Sahtu Regions of the Northwest Territories, Canada. Annual meeting Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (Sep 2008).
  • James Collins. "Interdisciplinary climate change research at NSF". NSF-NSF/China workshop on climate change, Shanghai, China (Sep 2008).
  • James Collins. "Interdisciplinary climate change research at NSF". NSF-Chinese Academy of Sciences workshop on climate change, Xianjiang University, Urumqi, Xinjiang P (Sep 2008).
  • James Collins. "One biology, one science: A vision for 21st century biology". The 2008 US National Academies Biology Summit on "The role of the life sciences in transforming Amer (Sep 2008).
  • James Collins. "The view of NEON from NSF". Annual Meeting Ecological Society of America (Aug 2008).
  • James Collins. Concluding remarks: Symposium on "Amphibian conservation: Moving from global to regional.". Sixth World Congress of Herpetology, Manaus, Brazil (Aug 2008).
  • James Collins. "One biology, one science". Society for Developmental Biology (Jul 2008).
  • James Collins. "One biology, one science". International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (Jul 2008).
  • James Collins. "One biology, one science". Annual Meeting American Society of Microbiologists (Jun 2008).
  • James Collins. "Global change is life in transition". Annual Meeting North American Benthological Society (May 2008).
  • James Collins. "Environmental research and education activities at NSF". Council of Environmental Deans and Directors Biannual meeting (Feb 2008).
  • James Collins. "Understanding the brain through neuroinformatics". Swedish Embassy program (Feb 2008).
  • James Collins. A modern extinction event: The science, ethics, and policy implications of global amphibian decline. University of Maryland departmental seminar (Feb 2008).
  • James Collins. A modern extinction event: The science, ethics, and policy implications of global amphibian decline. Departmental seminar at University of California, San Diego (Jan 2008).
  • James Collins. Concluding remarks, The National Plant Genome Initiative. Interagency Working Group on the Plant Genome ProgramPlant & Animal Genome XVI, San Diego, CA (2008) (Jan 2008).
  • Picco, A.M. and J.P. Collins. Management for controlling the spread of amphibian diseases through trade. Annual meeting of the California-Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force (Jan 2008).
  • Picco, A, Collins, James. Transport and emergence of infectious diseases through commerce: the bait trade as a model system. EcoHealth ONE Conference (Oct 2006).
  • Collins, James. Students becoming scientists in the world: Integrating research and education for sustainable development. United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and UNESCO conference (Sep 2006).
  • Collins, James. The LTER network: Past, present?and future. Long Term Ecological Research Network All Scientists Meeting (Sep 2006).
  • Collins, James, Minteer, B. Ecological ethics and scientific assessments. Ecological Society of America (Aug 2006).
  • Greer, A, Collins, James. Spatial and temporal variation in Ambystoma tigrinum virus (ATV) infection prevalence in a persisting Ambystoma tigrinum population on the Kaibab Plateau, AZ. Ecological Society of America (Aug 2006).
  • Picco, A, Collins, James. Human-mediated spread of amphibian pathogens through the tiger salamander bait trade. Ecological Society of America (Aug 2006).
  • Fox, S, Torres-Cervantes, R, Storfer, A, Parra, G, Greer, A, Collins, James. Ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in endangered and diseased populations of the frog Atelognathus patagonicus in northern Patagonia, Argentina. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Jun 2006).
  • Lips, K, Brem, F, Brenes, R, Reeve, James, Alford, R, Carey, C, Livo, L, Pessier, A, Collins, James. Emerging infectious disease and the loss of biodiversity in a Neotropical amphibian community. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Jun 2006).
  • Collins, James, Brunner, J, Greer, A, Miera, V, Picco, A, Retallick, R, Schock, D. A comparison of the biology of emerging infectious diseases caused by chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) and ranaviruses in tropical and temperate habitats. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (Jun 2006).
  • Collins, James. Keynote address on undergraduate education and research. Undergraduate Research Symposium (Feb 2006).
  • Collins, James. Biology as a bridge to the future. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (Feb 2006).
  • Miera, V, Retallick, R, Collins, James, Davidson, E. Host-pathogen ecology of an amphibian community on the Mogollon Rim. Symposium on Current Research of the Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert III (Oct 2005).
  • Schock, D, Chinchar, V, Bollinger, T, Collins, James. Amphibian ranaviruses cause morbidity and mortality in multiple species. Symposium on Current Research of the Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert III (Oct 2005).
  • Collins, James. Introductory and closing remarks. Quality Education for Minorities Network Workshop (Oct 2005).
  • Collins, James, Sullivan, B. Jack Fouquette and Arizona herpetology. Symposium on Current Research of the Herpetofauna of the Sonoran Desert III (Oct 2005).
  • Collins, James. Integrated research challenges in environmental biology: An international collaborative research project. National Council of University Research Administrators, Region 6 (Sep 2005).
  • Collins, James. School of Life sciences and interdisciplinary resaerch. Southwest Consortium for Theoretical, Mathematical, and Computational Biology (Sep 2005).
  • Collins, James. Closing remarks. Western Regional Bioethics Conference (Sep 2005).
  • Bolker, B, de Castro, F, Storfer, A, Harvey, E, Collins, James. Modeling interactions between cannibalism and disease in tiger salamanders. Ecological Society of America (Aug 2005).
  • Collins, James. The chytrid fungus, Batrachotrium dendrobatidis, as a cause of amphibian declines. XI Congress of Mycology at the International Union of Microbial Societies (Aug 2005).
  • Fox, S, Greer, A, Torres-Cervantes, R, Collins, James. First case of ranavirus-associated morbidity and mortality in natural populations of a South American amphibian: occurrence and effects. Annual meeting Southwestern Association of Naturalists (Aug 2005).
  • Collins, James. Ranaviruses as emerging disease threats to amphibian populations. 5th World Congress of Herpetology (Jun 2005).
  • Collins, James, Minteer, B. Ecological ethics: Building a new tool kit for ecologists and biodiversity managers. Conference on Environmental ethics, science and policy, Department of Philosophy (Apr 2005).
  • Collins, James. What does it mean to be an educated member of the science, technology, engineering, and math workforce in the 21st century?. Workshop, President's Office (Mar 2005).
  • Collins, James. Leadership in building an interdisciplinary learning environment. Project Kaleidoscope (Feb 2005).
  • Collins, James. Current research in the host-pathogen biology of amphibians and chytrids. XI Congress of Mycology at the International Union of Microbial Societies
  • Collins, James. Conference on Environmental ethics, science and policy, Department of Philosophy
  • Collins, James. Faculty leader for Project Kaleidoscope: "Leadership in building an interdisciplinary learning environment"
  • Collins, James. National Council of University Research Administrators, Region 6
  • Collins, James. Southwest Consortium for Theoretical, Mathematical, and Computational Biology
  • Collins, James. Symposium on "Amphibian declines" 5th World Congress of Herpetology
  • Collins, James. Western Regional Bioethics Conference
  • Collins, James. What does it mean to be an educated member of the science, technology, engineering, and math workforce in the 21st century?. President's Office
  • Collins, James. Quality Education for Minorities Network Workshops
  • Collins, James. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution
  • Collins, James. Undergraduate Research Symposium
  • Collins, James. Workshop to design an amphibian monitoring program for the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network (TEAM), Conservation International
  • Collins, James. Future directions in tropical research. Organization for Tropical Studies Assembly of Delegates Meeting
  • Collins, James. Globalization: Challenges and opportunities for science and technology. United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies and UNESCO
  • Collins, James. Issues related to Biology Directorate programs. NSF
  • Collins, James. Scientific assessments as upstarts in ecology: ethical considerations for ecologists. Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America
  • Collins, James, Minteer, Ben. Ecological ethics: examining the neglected ethical context of ecological decision-making. Annual Meeting, Ecological Society of America
  • Collins, James. Amphibian metamorphosis: 30 years of progress. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James. Biology and Society programs: Preparing students for biology in social context. Biannual meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Bio
  • Collins, James. Education and broader impacts. Development of a national systematics infrastructure: A virtual instrument for the 21st
  • Collins, James. Education and broader impacts. New York Botanical Garden workshop on "Development of a national systematics infrastructure: A virtual instrument for the 21st century"
  • Collins, James. Evolutionary ecology of a model salamander-virus system. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James. Evolutionary ecology of a model salamander-virus system. Annual meeting of the Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians
  • Collins, James. From metamorphosis to eco-devo. Annual meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James. Human dimensions of ecology. Biannual meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Bio
  • Collins, James. Population-level differences in susceptibility to lethal ranaviruses in two Canadian tiger salamande. Annual meeting of the Southwestern United States working group of the Declining Amphibian Population
  • Collins, James. Susceptibility of salamanders and frogs to chytrid infections. Annual meeting of the Southwestern United States working group of the Declining Amphibian Population
  • Collins, James. The ecology of a tiger salamander ranavirus. Annual meeting of the Southwestern United States working group of the Declining Amphibian Population
  • Collins, James. The importance of a complex life history in the long-term persistence of a lethal virus in seasonall. Ecological Society of America
  • Collins, James. Variation in ranavirus strains in western North America. Annual meeting of the Southwestern United States working group of the Declining Amphibian Population
  • Collins, James. W.L. Minckley: Scholar, mentor, friend. Annual meeting, Desert Fishes Council
  • Collins, James, Whitmer, Ali. Biology and Society programs: Preparing students for biology in social context. Biannual meeting of the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Science
  • Allison, L, Collins, James, Averill-Murray, R. Proportion area occupied: Using historical data for an endangered tiger salamander to design an effective monitoring strategy. Ecological Society of America
  • Brunner, J, Collins, James. Replication rates, virulence, and virus by host interactions in tiger salamander ranaviruses. Ecological Society of America
  • Collins, James.
  • Collins, James. Closing comments. Gordon Conference on "Science and technology policy: Who wins, who loses, who cares?"
  • Collins, James. Creating interdisciplinary programs in the Biology Department at ASU. Arizona State University Department of Physics and Astronomy retreat
  • Collins, James. Forecasting changes in amphibian biodiversity: aiming at a moving target. The Royal Society meeting on Beyond extinction rates: monitoring wild nature for the 2010 target
  • Collins, James. Perspectives on education and training: Creating a new generation of interdisciplinary researchers. U.S. National Academies of Sciences Convocation on Facilitating Interdisciplinary Research
  • Collins, James. Science and technology policy: Who wins, who loses, who cares?. Gordon Conference
  • Collins, James. Studying pathogens and global amphibian declines by integrating research projects, programs, and networks. Washington State University/University of Idaho
  • Collins, James, Halliday, T. Forecasting changes in amphibian biodiversity: aiming at a moving target. The Royal Society, London, Scientific Discussion meeting (Beyond extinction rates: monitoring wild n
  • Fox, S, Torres-Cervantes, R, Collins, James. La conservaci�n de una rana amenazada (Atelognathus patagonicus) en la Patagonia, Aegentina: Efectos de la depredaci�n de un pez ex�tico, una infecci�n pathol�gica, y su interacci�n. Annual meeting of the Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians
  • Greer, A, Fox, S, Torres-Cervantes, R, Davidson, E, Collins, James. Evidence for a ranavirus pathogen in the endangered frog, Atelognathus patagonicus, in Patagonia, Argentina. Annual meeting of the Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians
  • Jancovich, J, Bremont, M, Touchman, J, Kumar, S, Valente, G, Storfer, A, Davidson, E, Collins, James, Jacobs, B. Genomic sequence of epizootic haematopoetic necrosis virus (EHNV): An evolutionary link between frog and salamander ranaviruses?. XI International Pox and Iridovirus Symposium
  • Jancovich, J, Davidson, E, Parameswaran, N, Mao, J, Chinchar, V, Collins, James, Jacobs, B, Storfer, A. Emergence of an amphibian disease due to human-enhanced spread. Annual meeting of the Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians
  • Schock, D, Bollinger, T, Collins, James. Large-scale differences in disease susceptibility among populations of tiger salamanders in Saskatchewan and Manitoba. 9th Annual Meeting of The Canadian Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Network
  • Schock, D, Bollinger, T, Collins, James. Large-scale differences in disease susceptibility in an anphibian-virus system. Ecological Society of America
  • Schock, D, Chinchar, V, Bollinger, T, Collins, James. Saskatchewan ranaviruses cause mortality & sub-lethal infections in multiple amphibian species. 9th Annual Meeting of The Canadian Amphibian & Reptile Conservation Network
  • Collins, James. What is integrative biology at the start of the 21st century?. Annual meeting, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
  • Picco, A, Collins, James. Amphibian pathogen movement through the bait trade in North America. Annual meeting of the California-Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force
  • Schock, D, Bollinger, T, Chinchar, V, Jancovich, J, Collins, James. Experimental evidence that amphibian ranaviruses are multi-host pathogens. Annual meeting of the California-Nevada Amphibian Populations Task Force
  • Collins, James. Life Sciences Symposium on "Reorganization of life science instruction and research"
  • Collins, James. Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation research symposium, Ann. Meet. Amer. Soc. Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James. Thomas S. Hall Lecture
  • Collins, James. Amphibian declines: untangling the complexity. American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Collins, James. Amphibian Declines: Untangling the complexity. Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Collins, James. Host-pathogen biology and amphibian declines. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James. Host-pathogen biology and the global decline of amphibians: NSF's role. Annual meeting of the Southwestern United States working group of the Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force
  • Collins, James, Harvey, E. Conspecific environment and life history variation in Ambystoma tigrinum nebulosum. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
  • Collins, James, Jancovich, J, Davidson, E, Chinchar, V. The current status of salamander ranaviruses in Western North America. National Heritage Trust (Australia) conference on amphibian diseases
  • Collins, James, Storfer, A. The Complexity of Amphibian Declines: A Case Study. Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Davidson, E, Pessier, A, Longcore, J, Parris, M, Jancovich, J, Brunner, J, Schock, D, Collins, James. Chytridiomycosis in Arizona (USA) tiger salamanders. National Heritage Trust (Australia) conference on amphibian diseases
  • Jancovich, J, Davidson, E, Collins, J, Collins, James. Molecular biology of North American ranaviruses. XIIIth International Poxvirus and Iridovirus Symposium
  • Brunner, J, Schock, D, Collins, James, Davidson, E. Differential susceptibility of larval and metamorphosed tiger salamanders to a lethal virus. Joint annual meetings Herpetologists' League and Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Collins, James. The Southwest and Rocky Mountain (SWARM) region of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting
  • Collins, James. Declining amphibian populations of California and Nevada: Causes and solutions. Western Section of The Wildlife Society
  • Collins, James. Planning for this century: The first Transect seminar.
  • Collins, James. The great amphibian die-off: Why?. The Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, a national association of science writers, editors, and broadcasters
  • Davidson, E, Jancovich, J, Collins, James. Iridovirus disease in salamanders. American Fisheries Society
  • Jancovich, J, Davidson, E, Collins, James, Parameswaren, N, Jacobs, B. Molecular biology of ranaviruses isolated from Arizona salamanders. 20th Annual Meeting American Society for Virology

Honors/Awards

Honors include: the Pettingill Lecture in Natural History at The University of Michigan Biological Station; the Thomas Hall Lecture at Washington University, St. Louis; Distinguished Lecturer in Life Science, Penn State University; President's Science Symposium Address, Bowdoin College; Phi Beta Kappa Lifto Amundson Lecture at The University of South Dakota; and serving as Kaeser Visiting Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

He became the Virginia M. Ullman Professor of Natural History and the Environment in 2000. He was also awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award and Gary KrahenBuhl Difference Maker Award by ASU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a Fellow of the Association for Women in Science, and Past President of the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS). Professor Collins is a member of the Board of Directors for the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the National Ecological Observatory Network, and is on the Board of Delegates for Oxford University Press.

Professional Associations

<ul> <li>American Association for the Advancement of Science</li> <li>American Institute of Biological Sciences</li> <li>Ecological Society of America</li> <li>Society for the Study of Evolution</li> <li>American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists</li> <li>Scientific Research Society of North America (Sigma Xi)</li> <li>American Society of Naturalists</li> <li>International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology</li> <li>Association for Women in Science</li> <li>Marine Biological Laboratory Corporation&nbsp;</li> </ul>

Service

  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2005 - Present)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2005 - Present)
  • Academic Council, President's Office, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Board on Life Sciences, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, Chairman (2014 - 2017)
  • School of Life Sciences, Faculty Leader, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences (2009 - 2016)
  • Georgetown University's Environment Initiative, Advisory Board Member (2014 - 2015)
  • Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy,AAAS, Committee member (2014 - 2015)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities, Member, Board of Directors; Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2014 - 2015)
  • Biofrontiers Institute, University of Colorado-Boulder, Member, Board of Directors (2014 - 2015)
  • Conservation International's Tropical Ecology, Assessment, and Monitoring Network (TEAM), Member, Science Advisory Board (2014 - 2015)
  • IQ Biology-Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder (2011-present), Advisory Board (2014 - 2015)
  • National Ecological Observatory Network, Chairman, Board of Directors, Chairman of Board of Directors (2014 - 2015)
  • National Geographic Society "FieldScope: Collaborative Mapping for Education" Project, Advisory Board (2014 - 2015)
  • Oxford University Press, Member, Board of Delegates (2014 - 2015)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2014 - 2015)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Board of Ditectors Member (2013 - 2015)
  • Advisory Committee, Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research, Advisor (2013 - 2015)
  • Philosophy of Biology Search Committee, Committee member (2014 - 2015)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Board of Ditectors Member (2013 - 2014)
  • National Science Foundation, Search committee for Director of Biological Sciences (2013 - 2014)
  • Member, Frederick Ness Book Award for Understanding and Improving Liberal Education Committee, Association of American Colleges & Universities, Member (2013 - 2014)
  • Georgetown University's Environment Initiative, Advisory Board Member (2013 - 2013)
  • National Science Foundation, Search committee for Director of Biological Sciences (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy,AAAS, Committee member (2013 - 2013)
  • Association of American Colleges and Universities, Member, Board of Directors (2013 - 2013)
  • Biofrontiers Institute, University of Colorado-Boulder, Member, Board of Directors (2013 - 2013)
  • Conservation International's Tropical Ecology, Assessment, and Monitoring Network (TEAM), Member, Science Advisory Board (2013 - 2013)
  • IQ Biology-Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder (2011-present), Advisory Board (2013 - 2013)
  • National Ecological Observatory Network, Chairman, Board of Directors (2013 - 2013)
  • National Geographic Society "FieldScope: Collaborative Mapping for Education" Project, Advisory Board (2013 - 2013)
  • Oxford University Press, Member, Board of Delegates (2013 - 2013)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2013 - 2013)
  • Search Committee, Assistant Professor for Biology Education, co-Chairman (2012 - 2013)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Past President (2012 - 2012)
  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, Co-chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2012 - 2012)
  • Biofrontiers Institute, University of Colorado-Boulder, Board of Directors (2011 - 2012)
  • IQ Biology-Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder (2011-present), Advisory Board (2011 - 2012)
  • National Ecological Observatory Network, Board of Directors (2011 - 2012)
  • National Geographic Society "FieldScope: Collaborative Mapping for Education" Project, Advisory Board (2011 - 2012)
  • American Association of Colleges and Universities, Board of Directors (2011 - 2012)
  • Oxford University Press, Member, Board of Delegates (2008 - 2012)
  • Conservation International's Tropical Ecology, Assessment, and Monitoring Network (TEAM), Member, Science Advisory Board (2007 - 2012)
  • Advisory Board, IQ Biology-Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology, University of Colorado-Boulder, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Chairman, Board of Directors, (2011 - 2011)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, President (2011 - 2011)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), President (2011 - 2011)
  • Board of Directors, Biofrontiers Institute, University of Colorado-Boulder (2011-present), Member (2011 - 2011)
  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, Co-chair (2011 - 2011)
  • National Geographic Society "FieldScope: Collaborative Mapping for Education" Project, Advisory Board Member (2011 - 2011)
  • U.S. National Academy of Sciences National Research Council committee on Thinking Evolutionarily, Member (2011 - 2011)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2011 - 2011)
  • School of Life sciences, Member, Executive Committee (2010 - 2011)
  • School of Life Sciences, Faculty Leader, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Sciences (2009 - 2011)
  • Marine Biological Laboratory, Member, Scientific Advisory Committee, History and Philosophy of Science (2009 - 2011)
  • Oxford University Press, Member, Board of Delegates (2008 - 2011)
  • Conservation International's Tropical Ecology, Assessment, and Monitoring Network (TEAM), Member, Science Advisory Board (2007 - 2011)
  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, Co-Chair (2005 - 2011)
  • External reviewer for proposed MS and MA programs in Urban Ecology, Advisor, Office of the Provost, Hofstra University (2011 - 2011)
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences, Member, Board of Directors, (2010 - 2010)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer review activities (2010 - 2010)
  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, Co-Chair (2005 - 2010)
  • National Science Foundation, Consultant to the Office of the Director of NSF (2009 - 2010)
  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission Amphibian Specialist Group, Co-Chair (2005 - 2009)
  • U.S. Committee on Science Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes, Co-Chair (2005 - 2009)
  • U.S. Committee on Science Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Chair (2005 - 2009)
  • U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Homeland and National Security Subcommit, Member (2005 - 2009)
  • U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Science Interagency Working Group on Sci, Member (2005 - 2009)
  • Advisory Council to the National Institutes of Health National Center for Research Resources [NCRR], Member (2007 - 2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Assistant Director for Biological Sciences (2005 - 2009)
  • U.S. Committee on Science Interagency Working Group on Plant Genomes, Co-Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • U.S. Committee on Science Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Chair (2005 - 2007)
  • U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Homeland and National Security Subcommit, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • U.S. National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Science Interagency Working Group on Sci, Member (2005 - 2007)
  • Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation, Assistant Director (2005 - 2007)
  • Board of Directors, Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, Chair (2003 - 2006)
  • USGS Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative Steering Committee, Member (2003 - 2006)
  • Board of Governors, The Arizona Arts, Sciences and Technology Academy, Member (2004 - 2005)
  • Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental, SoLS, Faculty Leader (2003 - 2005)
  • SoLS; Executive Committee, Member (2003 - 2005)
  • Organizing Committee for the Amphibian Action Plan Summit, Conservation International, Co-Chair (2005 - 2005)
  • The Arizona Arts, Sciences and Technology Academy, Board of Governors (2004 - 2005)
  • President's Professors Awards Committee, President's Office, Member (2005 - 2005)
  • Ad hoc Review Committee, Office of the President, Harvard University, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • External review team for Department of Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Planning Committee, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • Task Force for a School of Global Health, President's Office, Member (2004 - 2004)
  • SoLS; Bioethics Search Committee, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • SoLS; Search Committee, Ecology of Infectious Diseases, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • Advisory Committee to the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Biological Sciences, Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • Arizona State Parks Board Natural Areas Program Advisory Committee, Vice Chair (2000 - 2004)
  • Academic Council, President's Office, Member (2004)
  • Advisory Committee to the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Environmental Re, Member (2004)
  • Arizona State Parks Board Natural Areas Program Advisory Committee, Member (2004)
  • Declining Amphibian Populations Task Force, Chair (2004)
  • Southwest Center for Education and the Natural Environment, Member (2004)
  • Various professional organizations, Peer-review of proposals and manuscripts (2004)
  • SoLS; Search Committee, Manager of Undergraduate Programs, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • University Design Team, President's Office, Member (2003 - 2003)
  • Advisory Board for Research and Analysis Network for Neotropical Amphibians, Member (2003)
  • Arizona State Parks Board Natural Areas Program Advisory Committee, Vice Chair (2003)
  • External review team for Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, Chair (2003)
  • National Science Foundation's Committee of Visitor's for oversight review of the Ecological Studies Cluster, Division of Environmental Biology, Member (2002 - 2002)
  • Advisory Committee to the Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation for Biological Sciences, Member (1998 - 2002)
  • External review team for Department of Zoology, Miami University/Ohio, Member (2001 - 2001)
  • Ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee on Biosciences Provost's Office, Chairman (2000 - 2001)
  • Strategic Planning Committee on Basic Biomedical Research, Provost's Office, Chairman (1998 - 2001)
  • National Science Foundation's Committee of Visitor's for oversight review of the Developmental Mechanisms Cluster, Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Protocol Evaluation Panel for Cultural Resources of the Grand Canyon, Grand Canyon Research and Monitoring Center and the Bureau of Reclamation, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Search Committee for Associate Dean, Graduate College, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Strategic Planning Committee, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Member (1997 - 2000)