John Janovy, Jr. Media packet




1. Web sites page 1

2. Short biography/author information page 1

3. Pictures page 2

4. Complete curriculum vitae page 2

5. Interview for Joanna Swank, for her blogs and page 25


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2. Short biography/author information


John Janovy, Jr. is a successful author, a respected scientist, an artist, and an award- winning teacher. He retired from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011, where he was the Paula and D. B. Varner Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences. Janovys works with a natural history theme include the well-known Keith County Journal (St. Martins, 1978), Yellowlegs (St. Martins, 1980; fiction), Vermilion Sea: A Naturalists Journey in Baja California (Houghton Mifflin, 1992), On Becoming a Biologist (Harper and Row, 1985; and University of Nebraska Press, 2004), Ten Minute Ecologist (St. Martins. 1997), and Pieces of the Plains: Memories and Predictions from the Heart of America (J&L Lee, 2009). His other book subjects include high school athletics (Fields

of Friendly Strife, Viking, winner of the American Health magazine book award for

1987), anti-intellectualism in America (Comes the Millennium, St. Martins, as Jack Blake), higher education (Teaching in Eden, RoutledgeFalmer, 2003), and travel (Africa Notes: Reflections of an Ecotourist, Center for Great Plains Studies, 2018). He is the co- author of five editions of Foundations of Parasitology, the leading textbook in his discipline, and the senior editor of A Century of Parasitology: Discoveries, Ideas and Lessons Learned by Scientists who Published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-2014 (John Wiley and Sons, 2016).


Janovys honors include the University of Nebraska Distinguished Teaching Award (1970), UNLs Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (1997), Mayors Arts Award (Literary Heritage, 1988), State of Nebraska Pioneer Award (1983); University Honors Program Master Lecturer (1986), Nebraska Library Association Mari Sandoz Award (2002), Friends of the UNL Libraries Hartley Burr Alexander Award (2005), the UNL Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award (2013),13 years of recognition by the UNL Parents Association and Teaching Council for Contributions to

Students, and the American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentorship Award (2003). Janovy taught at the Cedar Point Biological Station for thirty-five years and was the director of that off-campus program for 13 years, served as Interim Director of the University of Nebraska State Museum twice, and has read approximately 500,000 pages of student writing. His teaching experiences include almost continuous service in large- enrollment introductory biology courses in addition to his upper division and graduate seminars. He has supervised 18 MS, 14 PhD students, and approximately 50 undergraduate researchers, including 10 Howard Hughes scholars and two Fulbright Scholarship winners.


His wife Karen is now retired, but served as Curator of Education at UNLs Sheldon Museum of Art for 25 years. The Janovys have three grown children, two daughters who are journalists and a son in the real estate business.


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4. Complete curriculum vitae


July, 2023




Name: John Janovy, Jr.


Title: Varner Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Paula and D. B. Varner Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences)

Research Associate, University of Nebraska State Museum


Specialty: Protozoology/Parasitology/Parasite Ecology.


Address: School of Biological Sciences University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0118

Tel: 402/472-2754 or 2720

FAX: 402/472-2083


421 Sycamore Drive Lincoln, Nebraska 68510 Tel: 402/489-4369


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Education: Classen High School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Diploma, June, 1955.

University of Oklahoma, Norman; B.S. in Math, June, 1959. University of Oklahoma, Norman; M.S. (Zoology), June, 1962. University of Oklahoma, Norman; Ph.D. (Zoology), June, 1965

Rutgers, New Brunswick, N.J.; Post-Doctoral, 1965-66.


Military Service: U.S. Army Active Reserve, 1959-1966 (Artillery, Captain, airborne training, communications)


Professional Experience:


Director, Cedar Point Biological Station, 1979-1986 and 1993-1999

Interim Director, University of Nebraska State Museum, 1994-1996

Professor of Biological Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, August,

1974 - 2011.

Interim Director, University of Nebraska State Museum, 1984-86 and


Associate Professor of Zoology, UN-L, 1971-1974.

Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, UN-L, 1970-1972. Assistant Professor of Zoology, UN-L, 1966-1971

Post-doctoral trainee, Rutgers, 1965-1966.

Special Instructor, University of Oklahoma, 1965.

Research Assistant, (to J.T. Self), University of Oklahoma, 1963-1965. Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma, 1962-1963.


Professional Societies:


American Society of Parasitologists Southwestern Association of Parasitologists Helminthological Society of Washington Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists Midwestern Conference of Parasitologists


Honors and Awards:


University of Nebraska Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching,

1970 (Foundation medal plus $1000)

Nebraskaland Foundation Pioneers Award for service to the state, 1983

Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing Loren Eiseley award for writing relating the sciences and humanities, 1986

University Honors Program Master Lecturer, 1986

American Health magazine book award for 1987 (for Fields of Friendly


Mayors (Lincoln) Arts Award, Literary Heritage, 1988

Phi Beta Kappa, 1988

Innocents Society, honorary member

Centennial Educational Program Fellow, 1971-1973

University of Nebraska Burlington Northern Faculty Achievement Award,

1990 (Foundation medal plus $3000)

Paula and D. B. Varner Distinguished Professorship, 1991- 2011

Midland Lutheran College Honorary Doctor of Science, 1991

University of Nebraska Outstanding Research and Creativity Award, 1998 (Foundation medal plus $3500)

George M. Sutton Lecturer, University of Oklahoma, 1999

The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska Hero recognition, 2000.

UNL Centennial Lecture, Whos Infected with Whom? The Natural

History of Parasites, spring, 2000

Nebraska Library Association Mari Sandoz Award, 2002

American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentorship Award,


Friends of the UNL Libraries Hartley Burr Alexander Award, 2005

Thomas Cole Lecturer, Wabash College, 2006

Helminthological Society of Washington, Anniversary Award, 2010

UNL Parents Association and Teaching Council Certificate of Recognition for Contributions to Students (13 years recognition)

Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award, University of

Nebraska-Lincoln, 2013

American Society of Parasitologists, Distinguished Service Award, 2015


School Committees:


Zoology graduate committee; chair, 1969-71

School of Biological Sciences ad hoc bylaws committee; chair, 1973

School of Biological Sciences Curriculum Committee; elected chair,


School of Biological Sciences Promotion and Tenure Committee;

elected chair, 1974-1976

School of Biological Sciences Executive Committee; Cell Biology and

Genetics Section chair, 1977-78; Organismic Biology Section chair,

1989 -1990

School of Biological Sciences Undergraduate Affairs Committee, 1998


Several faculty position search committees


College Committees:


Arts and Sciences Degrees with Distinction Committee; chair, 1971-1972

Arts and Sciences Curriculum Committee; secretary, 1970-72

Search Committee for Director, School of Biological Sciences, 1974-75


University Committees:


Ad hoc Environmental Institute Committee; 1971-1972

Nebraska Water Resources Research Institute Executive Board; 1971-


Nebraska Student Union Governing and Advisory Board; 1970-1978 (committee had a student majority)

UN-L Graduate Council; elected 1974-1975 and 1987-1990

UN Press Advisory Board; 1985-1990

Search Committee for Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1975

Search Committee for Dean, College of Agriculture; 1988

Search Committee for Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, 1999-2000

Academic Planning Committee (Graduate Council representative);


Ad Hoc program review committees: Department of Architecture, 1988

Department of Classics, 1989

Trio Programs, 2005

General Education Task Force, 1991-1995

University Honors Program Advisory Committee, 1986-2005

Nebraska Bioethics Committee, 1999-?

University of Nebraska Press Director Search Committee, 2001-2002

Thompson Forum Speaker Selection Committee, 2002-2005

UN-L General Education Planning Team and Advisory Committee, Chair (of both),

2005-2007 (see


Professional Society Positions and Committees:


American Society of Parasitologists: Honorary and Emeritus Members chair; Annual

Meetings local arrangements co-chair, 1987 (national meetings were at UN-L in

1987); Vice President, 1990; Student Awards Committee chair, 1991; Secretary- Treasurer (2004-2009), Vice President (2011-2012), President-elect (2012-2013), President, (2013-2014).


Secretary-Treasurer of the American Society of Parasitologists This office was the equivalent of an editorship of a major peer-reviewed journal or management of a small business. For six years I was the chief business officer for an international scientific organization, responsible for budget, membership, endowment investments, annual business meeting records and minutes, records of Council actions and votes, society annual report, and the execution of contracts (e.g. meeting site venues,

BioOne, JSTOR, etc.). I worked closely with accountants and business managers paid by the society to ensure compliance with Federal and state tax laws, and supervised a half-time employee.


Vice President, President-elect, and President American Society of Parasitologists These offices lead to presidency of the American Society of Parasitologists (ASP), publisher of the Journal of Parasitology and a society with many international members, an office I assumed at the 2013 annual meeting in Quebec. Responsibilities included: organization of the annual Presidents Symposium at the annual meeting, chair of the Priority and Planning Committee, and ultimately appointments to various ASP committees. President, 2014, duties included committee appointments, business negotiations, presiding at annual meeting in New Orleans, presidential address and publication of that address.

Southwestern Association of Parasitologists: Program Officer and

President-Elect, 1988; President, 1989; Secretary-Treasurer, 1995-





Chief Adviser, Integrated Studies, 1971-1972.

Pre-med adviser, 1967 - present (informal but extensive since opening of

SBS Advising Center)

Campus Visits At the request of the Campus Visits office, before retirement I met personally with about 20 families annually typically with high school seniors applying to the UN-L Honors Program.


Administrative Experience:


College of Arts and Sciences, Assistant Dean, 1970-1972.


Administrative responsibilities included review and college level approval of grant applications, annual update of college bulletin, secretary of curriculum committee, lobbying with state legislature, and miscellaneous advising, appeal cases, recruiting, etc.


Director, Cedar Point Biological Station (School of Biological Sciences), fall, 1979 to fall, 1986, and spring 1993 to fall, 1999.


Responsibilities included budgetary planning, staffing, physical plant maintenance, student recruitment, public relations, research strengthening, and food service for summer field station in western Nebraska, although day to day operations and actual performance of most of these tasks were handled by either a student assistant (1979-

1986) or an Associate Director (1993-1999).


Interim Director, UN State Museum, fall, 1984 through summer, 1986, and fall, 1994, through summer, 1996.


Responsibilities included budget preparation and planning, safety planning and safety audit responses, inventory and audit responses, hiring, curator and support staff annual evaluation, public relations, liaison with citizens support organization, salary recommendations, exhibits planning, security, and educational services planning for a natural history museum with about 60 staff members (9 Ph D level curators) in botany, zoology, entomology, parasitology, paleontology, and anthropology, as well as a planetarium program.


Teaching Responsibilities

General Biology (BIOS 101) or General Zoology (BIOS 112) almost every semester since September, 1966. Enrollment in these courses ranged from 140-350 students per semester. I supervised and coordinated laboratory instruction in General Zoology and wrote the lab manual for the years when I was assigned to BIOS 112 (1967 through mid-1990s).


Biodiversity (BIOS 204) was started as one of the new core majors curriculum courses in 1996-97. This course enrolled ~100 students and was my responsibility in the spring semesters through spring, 2005,

and again in spring, 2011 (260 students). I wrote one of the texts used some semesters, designed the labs, and wrote the laboratory manual for this course although in 2011 we used a different text and different lab exercises. I also instructed and supervised the TAs in this course

during the semesters assigned to it up to 2005. BIOS 204 was changed to BIOS 103, Organismic Biology, effective 2004-05AY.


Intermediate level course in Invertebrate Zoology (BIOS 381) taught regularly in fall semesters. I designed the laboratories for this course and trained the TA.


Intermediate level course in Parasitology (BIOS 385). BIOS 385 was my responsibility in the spring semesters, beginning with 2006. I designed the laboratories and trained the TAs in this course.


Advanced courses include a senior/graduate course in Protozoology and graduate-only Advanced Invertebrate Zoology offered periodically upon request.


Field Parasitology (BIOS 487/887) is a summer field course taught at the Cedar Point Biological Station (CPBS). I wrote the text/lab manual and co-authored the statistical package for this course. BIOS 487/887 has been taught continuously at CPBS since 1976. I last taught this course in 2010.


Graduate seminar in parasitology (BIOS 915P) was my responsibility alternate semesters, 1966-2011.


Centennial Educational Program (Centennial College) was an experimental undergraduate residential college emphasizing independent, cross- disciplinary, project oriented, study. I participated

1/3 time in spring semesters, 1971 and 1973, in Centennial College.


Honors undergraduates: Since 1968, numerous undergraduates have done honors projects in my laboratory. Of these students, five have been Degree with Distinction candidates with required theses based on the honors research and two have been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Mexico and Chile respectively.

University Honors Program: This campus-wide program was initiated in l986. I was selected to deliver the first series of Master Lectures and teach a 2cr freshman seminar. The Master Lectures consisted of 14 lectures on the subject: Perceptions of the Universe. In the spring of

1989 and following years, I taught a junior level University Honors Program seminar (topics included Global Ecological Problems; Science and Society; The Future, The Evolution of Ideas, etc.), and beginning with the 1994-95 year, taught a sophomore honors seminar entitled Research Methods in the Sciences for the next three years. In spring semesters, 2012-2016, I taught an honors seminar entitled Tropical Medicine, Infectious Disease, and Global Health.


RUTE (Research for Undergraduates in Theoretical Ecology 2010-

2011): This NSF-funded project involved five undergraduates working with both a biologist (JJJr) and a mathematician to apply modeling techniques to problems of parasite transmission and population biology. Much of the work is done at the Cedar Point Biological Station and involves the gregarine parasites of insects. Students spend the spring semester learning biological and mathematical techniques, late spring and summer doing field work and modeling, and finish

their project during the fall semester for presentation and hopefully publication in spring, 2011.


Writing About Nature (English 453/852): I taught this course once

(spring, 2004) with 17 students ranging from undergraduate to doctoral level English majors.




Numerous grant proposals (NSF, WHO, Nebraska and North Dakota state agencies) and manuscripts (Journal of Parasitology, Transactions of

the American Microscopical Society, Comparative Parasitology, Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, Journal of Protozoology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Acta Protozoologica, American Zoologist).


Research and Creative Activities:




UN-L Research Council, approximately $13,000 since 1966 for equipment, visiting scholars, research assistants, summer fellowships and supplies.

Department of Army, $60,400 in Research and Development contracts between 1969 and 1975 for support of studies of comparative metabolism of Leishmania species (Protozoa).

National Science Foundation, $43,100 from April, 1976-1978, for studies of virulence and metabolism in Leishmania donovani.

World Health Organization, $50,000 from 1978-1981 for studies of agar plate culture of Trypanosomatidae (Protozoa).

Nebraska Water Resources Research Center, $6600 from 1980-1983, for studies on fish parasite species assemblages as indicator systems for use in developing surface water management schemes.

UN-L Teaching Council, $700, 1976, to develop non-majors freshman teaching materials from Cedar Point Biological Station settings.


Graduate Students Supervised:


Masters Students:


M.I. Moslih, MS, June 1968 (PhD UNMC).

E.C. Greiner, MS, June, 1969 (stayed for PhD at UNL). P.M. Daggett, MS, 1972 (stayed for PhD at UNL).

S.A. Knight, MS, June, 1976 (now with US Dept Agriculture, Washington, D. C.) Ann Marie Adams, MS, June, 1981 (PhD, June, 1988, University of Washington,

now research scientist with FDA in Kansas City).

Eugene L. Hardin, MS, June, 1987 (physician; United States Army).

Ralene Mitschler, MS, August, 1988 (PhD, KSU, post-doctoral Stanford; now retired from Prof Biol, McDaniel College).

Timothy Ruhnke, MS, June, 1988 (PhD, U Conn; now Prof Biol, West Virginia

State Univ).

Michael Ferdig, MS, December, 1990 (PhD University of Wisconsin Madison, now

Prof, Notre Dame).

Mary Ann McDowell, MS, December, 1990 (PhD, University of Wisconsin

Madison, now Prof, Notre Dame).

Tami Percival, MS, August 1992 (now Prof Biology, Sam Houston State


Aris Efting, MS, 1994 (Have lost contact with this individual).

Laura Krebs, MS, 1995 (was PhD student, University of Arizona, no contact for several years).

Megan Wise, MS, 1998 (PhD, Colorado State University, now Prof, Texas A&M- San Antonio campus).

Jennifer Schawang, MS, 2000 (formerly technician, University of Oklahoma

Medical Center, now nursing student).

Jaclyn Helt, MS, 2003 (now secondary science teacher, Ohio).

Jillian Detwiler, MS, 2004 (PhD Purdue University, post-doc, Texas A&M University, now faculty member, University of Manitoba).

Samana Schwank, MS, 2004 (PhD, London School of Tropical Medicine, now with

NGO in Uganda).

Doctoral Students:


A.E. Poorman, PhD, June, 1969 (retired Prof of Biology, Kearney State

College [now Kearney State University]).

E.C. Greiner, PhD, June 1971 (retired Prof Prev Med, College Vet Med, Univ of Florida).

N.R. Dollahon, PhD, June, 1971 (now Prof Biology, Villanova).

A. Bhattacharya, PhD, December, 1973 (now Prof Zoology, University of


P.M. Daggett, PhD, July, 1975 (formerly Curator of Protists, ATCC; now with Verizon Corporate Services, Washington, DC).

Joan E. Decker, PhD, December, 1974 (lost contact).

W.L. Current, PhD, August, 1977 (now with Eli Lilly) Winner of H. B.

Ward Medal, American Society of Parasitologists (ASP).

Amy Doran Keppel, PhD, August, 1979 (M.D., Minneapolis, deceased). Richard Clopton, PhD, 1993 (now Prof Biology, Peru State College)

Winner, 1992 American Society of Parasitologists National Student Paper Competition; Editor, Journal of Parasitology; winner Clark P. Read Mentorship Award (ASP, 2022) .

Scott Snyder, PhD, 1996 (now Prof Biology, Montana State University) Winner, 1994 ASP National Student Paper Competition and Winner, 1997 ASP Clark P. Read Young Investigator Award.

Ben Hanelt, PhD, 2002 (now instructor, University of New Mexico)

Winner, 1998 ASP national student paper competition.

Matt Bolek, PhD, 2006 (now Prof. Integrative Biology, Oklahoma State University); Winner, 2005 ASP National Student Paper Competition; 2019 H. B. Ward Medalist (ASP); President, ASP,


Gabriel Langford; PhD, 2010 (Assoc Prof, Florida Southern College in


Alaine Knipes; PhD, 2010 (now full time scientist with CDC Emerging Infectious Disease division working on assessment of disease control programs in Francophone Africa).


Undergraduate Howard Hughes Scholar Research Directed:


Jill Anderson (1993, Head regeneration in annelid worms); now

University of Nebraska College of Medicine faculty member.

Mike Barger (1993, Host specificity in Rhabdochona canadensis); MS at

UNL; PhD from Wake Forest).

Megan Wise (1994, Mucus secretion in gregarine parasites); PhD and post- doc at Colorado State University, now faculty member at Texas A&M University, San Antonio campus.

Mary Ann Addison (1994, Host specificity in Tribolium gregarines); now secondary science teacher in San Diego

Stephanie Watwood (1995, Host specificity in Gregarina triboliorum);

now PhD in animal behavior from MIT.

Erica Peterson (1995, Parasite community dynamics in Cyprinella lutrensis); now MD from Duke.

Renee Stockland (1996, Quantification of host-parasite encounter dynamics in first instar Tenebrio molitor larvae); now science teacher.

Anne Loeb (1996, Host specificity in gregarines of sylvanid beetles); now

PhD from University of Michigan.

Terri Keber (1997, Comparative gregarine gametocyst development); now

MD from UNMC.

Molly Weichman (1998, Fish parasites as indicator communities); now

MD from UNMC.


Examples of Other Undergraduate Research Directed (past seven years):


Heidi Baumart (Community structure and geographic distribution of gregarine parasites in damselflies); now MD from Georgetown.

Wendy Allen (Taxonomic revision of gregarine parasites in Tribolium freemani); now MD from Georgetown.

Megan Collins (Monogene communities in centrarchid fishes as a function of habitat and host isolation); now teacher in Omaha.

Adam Brosz (Potential competitive interactions and niche structure of monogenean parasites of Black Bass); now MD from UNMC.

Kate Hutchens (Comparative anatomy of three leech species); 2005 MD

graduate from UNMC.

Kathleen Brazeal (Niche of feather mites on cliff swallows); now PhD University of California-Davis, and Professor of Practice, UNL).

Mackenzie Waltke (Effect of host diet on parasite survival and growth in beetles, Tribolium confusum); now public school teacher.

Erica Peterson (Carbohydrate storage in cell compartments of gregarine parasites in adult vs. larval beetle hosts NOTE: This is not the same Erica Peterson as listed above.); Fulbright Scholar, 2005-06, with study in Mexico, now MD with degree from UNMC.

Jodi Schreurs (Effect of host diet on parasite carbohydrate storage in parasites of beetles, Tribolium destructor); now MD from UNMC.

Jessica Ebers (Osmotic regulation in gregarine parasites of Tenebrio molitor); MS from William and Mary.

Kelsey Kumm (Species differences in gregarine parasite response to host

diet, UNL UCARE scholar); now public school teacher.

Nicole Searcey (Spatial distribution of monogene species in the gill chambers of fathead minnows, UNL CARE scholar); Fulbright Scholar, 2013-2014, in Chile. Now USAF dentist.

Brittany Bunker (Population dynamics of apicomplexan parasites in odonates, RUTE scholar)



World Health Organization, 1977-1982; Member Scientific Working Group (SWG) in Leishmaniasis, member and chairman, Leishmaniasis steering committee, both organizations within Special Programme in Tropical Diseases.

University of South Dakota, 1989, Science education improvement program outside reviewer.

University of South Dakota, 1990, outside reviewer and on-site evaluator for doctoral program proposal in biological sciences (combined USD and SDSU).

Nebraska Public Television, 1990, script and proposal reviewer on hunting film. Western Heritage Museum, Omaha, 1996, exhibits and associated education

planning and design

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 1998, External Program Review Committee

University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2005, TRIO Program External Review Committee

Wake Forest University, Department of Biology, 2009, External Program Review team.




Papers and Book Chapters:


Janovy, J. Jr. 1962. Observations on the size of the ciliate Dileptus anser. Proc. Okla. Acad.

Sci., 42:290-291.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1963. Monsterism in Dileptus (Ciliata) fed on planarians (Dugesia tigrina). J.

Protozool., 10:428-430.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1964. A preliminary survey of blood parasites of Oklahoma birds. Proc. Okla.

Acad. Sci., 44:58-61.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1966. Epidemiology of Plasmodium hexamerium Huff, 1935, in meadowlarks and starlings of the Cheyenne Bottoms, Barton County, Kansas. J. Parasitol., 52:573-


Janovy, J. Jr. 1966. Mosquitoes of the Cheyenne Bottoms Waterfowl management Area, Barton County, Kansas. J. Kans. Ent. Soc., 39:557- 561.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1967. Respiratory changes accompanying leishmania to leptomonad transformation in Leishmania donovani. Exptl. Parasitol., 20:51-55.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1972. Temperature and metabolism in Leishmania. III. Some dehydrogenases of L. donovani, L. mexicana and L. tarentolae. Exptl. Parasitol., 32:196-205.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1973. The other side of Biology. Bios, 44:115-120 (Invited paper). Janovy, J. Jr. 1977. Some problems in the comparative physiology of trypanosomatid

flagellates. Acta Tropica (Invited paper), 34:177-184.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1987. Biochemistry and physiology (chapter 3) In: W. Peters and R. Killick- Kendrick, eds. The Leishmaniases in biology and medicine. Academic Press, Inc., London, vol I. (Invited chapter)

Janovy, J. Jr., 1997. Protistans, helminths, and arthropods. In: Coevolution of birds and their parasites (D. Clayton and J. Moore, eds), Oxford University Press. (Invited chapter)

Janovy, J. Jr. 2002. Defining the field: Concurrent infections and the community ecology of helminth parasites. J. Parasitol., 88:440-445. (Invited review).

Janovy, J. Jr. 2003. Acceptance of the Clark P. Read Mentor Award: The Teague Self

Lessons. J. Parasitol., 89:1109-1111.

Janovy, J. Jr. 2010. The challenge and the need to talk and write about science. In: Taking science to the people: a communication primer for scientists and engineers. C. Johnson

(Ed.), University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE p. 91-100. (Invited paper)

Janovy, J. Jr. 2014. Why American higher education needs parasitologists. J. Parasitol.,

100:700-707. (American Society of Parasitologists Presidential address.) Janovy, J. Jr., M. G. Bolek, J. Detwiler, S. Schwank, A. Knipes, and G. Langford.

2007.Gregarina niphandrodes (Eugregarinorida: Septatorina): Oocyst surface architecture. J. Parasitol., 93:714-716.

Janovy, J. Jr, R. E. Clopton and T. J. Percival. 1992. The roles of ecological and evolutionary influences in providing structure to parasite species assemblages. J. Parasitol., 78:630-640.

Janovy, J. Jr., R. E. Clopton, D. A. Clopton, S. D. Snyder, A. Efting, and L. Krebs. 1993.

Species density distributions as null models for ecologically significant interactions of parasite species in an assemblage. Ecol. Model., 77:189-196.

Janovy, J. Jr., P. M. Daggett and K. W. Lee. 1974. Herpetomonas megaseliae: Architectural rearrangements during amastigote formation. J. Parasitol., 60:716-718.

Janovy, J. Jr., P. M. Daggett, S. Knight and J. Gunderson. 1975. Differentiation in Herpetomonas megaseliae: Population and physiological changes. Proc. Okla. Acad. Sci., 55:130-135. (J. T. Self retirement honor volume)

Janovy, J. Jr., J. Detwiler, S. Schwank, M. G. Bolek, A. K. Knipes, and G. J. Langford.

2007. New and emended descriptions of gregarines from flour beetles (Tribolium spp. And Palorus subdepressus: Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae). J. Parasitol., 93:1155-1170.

Janovy, J. Jr., M. T. Ferdig and M. A. McDowell. 1990. A model of dynamic behavior of a parasite species assemblage. J. Theoret. Biol., 142:517- 529.

Janovy, J. Jr. and E. L. Hardin. 1987. Population dynamics of parasites in Fundulus zebrinus in the Platte River of Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 73:689-696.

Janovy, J. Jr. and E. L. Hardin. 1988. Diversity of the parasite assemblage of Fundulus zebrinus in the Platte River of Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 74:207-213.

Janovy, J. Jr. and G. W. Kutish. 1988. A model of encounters between host and parasite populations. J. Theoret. Biol., 134:391-401.

Janovy, J. Jr., K. W. Lee and J. A. Brumbaugh. 1974. Differentiation in Herpetomonas megaseliae: Ultrastructural observations. J. Protozool., 21:53-59.

Janovy, J. Jr., and K. M. Major. 2009. Why we have field stations: reflections on the cultivation of biologists. BioScience, 59:217-222. (Invited lead article in an issue devoted to field stations)

Janovy, J. Jr., M. A. McDowell and M. T. Ferdig. 1991. The niche of Salsuginus thalkeni, a gill parasite of Fundulus zebrinus. J. Parasitol., 77:697-702.

Janovy, J. Jr., and A. E. Poorman. 1969. Temperature and metabolism in Leishmania. I. respiration in L. donovani, L. mexicana and L. tarentolae. Exptl. Parasitol., 25:276-282.

Janovy, J. Jr., T. R. Ruhnke and T. A. Wheeler. 1989. Salsuginus thalkeni n. sp

(Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) from Fundulus zebrinus in the South Platte River of

Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 75:344-347.

Janovy, J. Jr., S. D. Snyder, and R. E. Clopton. 1997. Evolutionary constraints on

population structure: the parasites of Fundulus zebrinus (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae) in the

South Platte River of Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 83:584-592.

Anderson, J. A., K. J. Blazek, T. J. Percival and J. Janovy, Jr. 1993. The niche of the gill parasite Dactylogyrus banghami (Monogenea: Dactylogyridae) on Notropis stramineus (Pisces: Cyprinidae). J. Parasitol., 79:435-437.

Barger, M. A. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1994. Host specificity of Rhabdochona canadensis

(Nematoda: Rhabdochonidae) in Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 80:1032-1035.

Bhattacharya, A. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1975. Leishmania donovani: Autoradiographic evidence for molecular exchanges between parasite and host cell. Exptl. Parasitol., 37:353-360.

Bi, M., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2011. Spatial and temporal patterns of intraspecific morphological variation in Dactylogyrus simplexus from fathead minnows in Nebraska. J. Parasitol.,


Bolek, M. G., K. K. Brotan, R. E. Rudolph, and J. Janovy Jr. 2007. Bufo woodhousii

(Woodhouses Toad). Cannibalism. Herpetological Review., 38(3): 319.

Bolek, M. G., J. Janovy, Jr., and A. R. Irizarry-Rovira. 2003. Observations on the life history and descriptions of coccidia (Apicomplexa) from the western chorus frog, Pseudacris triseriata triseriata, from eastern Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 89:522-528.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2004. Observations on myiasis by the calliphorids, Bufolucilia silvarum and Bufolucilia elongata, in wood frogs, Rana sylvatica, from southeastern Wisconsin. J. Parasitol., 90:1169-1171.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2004. Rana blairi (Plains Leopard Frog). Prey.

Herpetological Rev., 35:262.

Bolek, M. G. and J. Janovy Jr. 2004. Rana catesbeiana (Bullfrog) Gigantic Tadpole.

Herpetological Rev., 35(4):376-377.

Bolek, M. G. and J. Janovy Jr. 2005. New host and distribution records for the amphibian leech Desserobdella picta (Rhynchobdellida: Glossiphoniidae) from Nebraska and Wisconsin. J. Freshwater Ecol., 20 (1):187-189.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2007. Small frogs get their worms first: the role of non- odonate arthropods in the recruitment of Haematoloechus coloradensis and Haematoloechus complexus in newly metamorphosed northern leopard frogs, Rana pipiens, and Woodhouses toads, Bufo woodhousii. J. Parasitol., 93:300-312.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2007. Evolutionary avenues for, and constraints on, the transmission of frog lung flukes (Haematoloechus spp.) in dragonfly second intermediate hosts. J. Parasitol., 93:593-607.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy Jr. 2007. Rana catesbeiana (Bullfrog). Diet. Herpetological

Rev., 38(3): 325-326.

Bolek, M. G., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2008. Alternative life cycle strategies of Megalodiscus temperatus in tadpoles and metamorphosed anurans. Parasite, 15:396-401.

Bolek, M. G., S. D. Snyder, and J. Janovy, Jr. 2009. Redescription of the frog bladder fluke

Gorgoderina attenuata from the Northern Leopard Frog, Rana pipiens. J. Parasitol.,


Bolek, M. G., S. D. Snyder, and J. Janovy Jr. 2009. Alternative life-cycle strategies and colonization of young anurans by Gorgoderina attenuata in Nebraska. J. Parasitol.,


Bolek, M. G., H. R. Tracy, and J. Janovy, Jr. 2010. The role of damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera) as paratenic hosts in the transmission of Halipegas eccentricus (Digenea: Hemiuridae) to anurans. J. Parasitol., 96:724-735.

Bunker, B., J. Janovy, Jr., E. Tracey, A. Barnes, A. Duba, M. Shuman, and J. D. Logan.

2013. Macroparasite population dynamics among geographical locations and host life cycle stages: eugregarines in Ischnura verticalis. J. Parasitol., 99:403-409.

Clopton, R. E. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1993. Developmental niche structure in the gregarine assemblage parasitizing Tenebrio molitor. J. Parasitol., 79:701-709.

Clopton, R. E., J. Janovy, Jr. and T. J. Percival. 1992. Host stadium specificity in the gregarine assemblage parasitizing Tenebrio molitor. J. Parasitol., 78:334-337. Clopton, R. E., T. J. Percival and J. Janovy, Jr. 1991. Gregarina niphandrodes n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) from adult Tenebrio molitor (L.) with oocyst

descriptions of other gregarine parasites of the yellow mealworm. J. Protozool., 38:472-


Clopton, R. E., T. J. Percival and J. Janovy, Jr. 1992. Gregarina coronata n. sp.

(Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) described from adults of the southern corn rootworm,

Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). J. Protozool.,


Clopton, R. E., T. J. Percival and J. Janovy, Jr. 1993. Nubenocephalus nebraskensis n. gen., n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Actinocephalidae) from adults of Argia bipunctulata (Odonata: Zygoptera). J. Parasitol., 79:533-537.

Collins, M. R., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2003. Host specificity among Ancyrocephalineae

(Monogenoidea) of Nebraska sunfish. J. Parasitol., 89:80-83.

Cook, T. J. P., J. Janovy, Jr., and R. E. Clopton. 2001. Epimerite-host epithelium relationships among eugregarines parasitizing the damselflies Enallagma civile and Ischnura verticalis. J. Parasitol., 87:988-996.

Current, W. L. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1976. Interlamellar Henneguya exilis: Ultrastructure of the plasmodium wall and associated host's cells. J. Parasitol., 62:975-981.

Current, W. L. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1977. Sporogenesis in Henneguya exilis infecting the channel catfish. Protistologica, 13:157-167.

Current, W. L. and J. Janovy Jr. 1978. Comparative ultrastructure of interlamellar and intralamellar Henneguya exilis in the channel catfish. J. Protozool., 25:56-65.

Current, W. L., J. Janovy, Jr. and S. A. Knight. 1979. Myxosoma funduli Kudo (Myxosporida) in Fundulus kansae: ultrastructure of the plasmodium wall and of sporogenesis. J. Protozool., 26:574-583.

Daggett, P. M., J. E. Decker, and J. Janovy, Jr. 1978. Some phyiological alterations accompanying infectivity to mammals by four genera of Trypanosomatidae. Comp. Biochem. Physiol., 59A:363-366.

Daggett, P. M., N. R. Dollahon and J. Janovy, Jr. 1972. Herpetomonas megaseliae sp. n. (Protozoa: Trypanosomatidae) from Megaselia scalaris (Loew, 1866) Schmitz, 1929 (Diptera: Phoridae). J. Parasitol., 58:946- 949.

Decker, Joan E. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1974. Leishmania donovani and Leishmania mexicana: Production of the Excretion Factor. Comp. Biochem. and Physiol., 49B:513-523. Detwiler, J., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2008. The role of phylogeny and ecology in experimental

host specificity: insights from a eugregarine-host system. J. Parasitol., 94:7-12. Dollahon, N. R. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1971. Insect flagellates from feces and gut contents of

four genera of lizards. J. Parasitol., 57:1130-1132.

Dollahon, N. R. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1973. Leishmania adleri (Protozoa: Trypanosomatidae): In vitro phagocytosis by leucocytes of the iguanid lizards Dipsosaurus dorsalis and Basiliscus vittatus. Exptl. Parasitol., 34:56-61.

Dollahon, N. R. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1974. Experimental infection of New World lizards with

Old World lizard Leishmania species. Exptl. Parasitol., 36:253-260.

Ferdig, M. T., M. A. McDowell and J. Janovy, Jr. 1991. Salsuginus yutanensis n. sp. (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) from Fundulus sciadicus in Clear Creek of eastern Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 77:58-61.

Ferdig, M. T., M. A. McDowell, J. Janovy, Jr., and R. E. Clopton. 1993. Patterns of morphological variation of Salsuginus yutanensis (Monogenea: Ancyrocephalidae) over space and time. J. Parasitol., 79:744-750.

Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 1999. The life cycle of a horsehair worm, Gordius robustus

(Nematomorpha: Gordioidea). J. Parasitol., 85:139-141.

Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2000. New host and distribution record of Gordius difficilus (Nematomorpha: Gordioidea) from a vivid metallic ground beetle, Chlaenius prasinus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) from western Nebraska, U.S.A. Comp. Parasitol., 67:107-108.

Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2002. Morphometric analysis of nonadult characters of common species of American gordiids (Nematomorpha: Gordioidea). J. Parasitol.,


Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2003. Spanning the gap: experimental determination of paratenic host specificity of horsehair worms (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). Invert. Biol.,


Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2004. Untying a Gordian knot: the domestication and laboratory maintenance of a Gordian worm, Paragordius varius (Nematomorpha: Gordiida). J. Nat. Hist., 38:939-950.

Hanelt, B., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2004. Life cycle and paratenesis of American gordiids

(Nematomorpha: Gordiida). J. Parasitol., 90:240-244.

Hanelt, B., L. E. Grother, and J. Janovy, Jr. 2001. Physid snails as sentinels of freshwater nematomorphs. J. Parasitol., 87:1049-1053.

Hardin, E. L. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1988. Population dynamics of Distoichometra bufonis

(Cestoda: Nematotaeniidae) in Bufo woodhousii. J. Parasitol., 74:360-365.

Helt, J., J. Janovy, Jr., and J. Ubelaker. 2003. Phyllodistomum funduli n. sp. (Trematoda: Gorgoderidae) from Fundulus sciadicus Cope from Cedar Creek in western Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 89:346-350.

Hoshide, K., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2002. The structure of the nucleus of Odonaticola polyhamatus (Gregarinea: Actinocephalidae), a parasite of Mnais pruinosa Selys (Odonata: Calopterygidae). Acta Protozool., 41:17-22.

Jirků, M., M. G. Bolek, C. M. Whipps, J. Janovy, Jr., M. L. Kent, and D. Modry. 2006. A

new species of Myxidium (Myxosporea: Myxiidae), from the western chorus frog, Pseuadcris triseriata triseriata, and Blanchards cricket frog, Acris crepitans blanchardi (Hylidae), from eastern Nebraska: morphology, phylogeny, and critical comments on amphibian Myxidium taxonomy. J. Parasitol., 92:611-619.

Johnson, K. L., K. J. Reinhard, L. Sianto, A. Arajo, S. L. Gardner, and J. Janovy, Jr. 2008.

A tick from a prehistoric Arizona coprolite. J. Parasitol., 94:296-298.

Keppel, Amy Doran and J. Janovy, Jr. 1977. Herpetomonas megaseliae and Crithidia harmosa: growth on blood agar plates. J. Parasitol., 63:879-882.

Keppel, Amy Doran and J. Janovy, Jr. 1980. Leishmania donovani: structure of agar plate grown colonies. J. Parasitol., 66:849-851.

Knight, S. A., J. Janovy, Jr., and W. L. Current. 1977. Myxosoma funduli Kudo, 1918 (Protozoa: Myxosporida) in Fundulus kansae: Summer epizootiology. J. Parasitol.,


Knight, S. A., J. Janovy, Jr. and W. L. Current. 1977. Myxosoma funduli Kudo 1918 (Protozoa: Myxosporida) in Fundulus kansae (Pisces: Cyprinodontidae): annual prevalence and geographic distribution. J. Parasitol., 66:806-810.

Knipes, A. K., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2009. Community structure and seasonal dynamics of Dactylogyrus spp. (Monogenea) on the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) from the Salt Valley watershed, Lancaster County, Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 95:1295-1305.

Kutish, G. F. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1981. Inhibition of in vitro macrophage digestion capacity

by infection with Leishmania donovani (Protozoa: Kinetoplastida). J. Parasitol., 67:457-


Langford, G. J. and J. Janovy, Jr. 2009. Comparative life cycles and life histories of North American Rhabdias spp. (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae): lungworms from snakes and anurans. J. Parasitol., 95:1145-1155.

Langford, G. J. and J. Janovy, Jr. 2011. Heterodon nasicus (Western Hog-nosed Snake).

Diet and arboreal foraging behavior. Herpetol. Rev., 42:291.

Langford, G. J., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2013. Host specificity of North American Rhabdias spp. (Nematoda: Rhabdiasidae): Combining field data and experimental infections with a molecular phylogeny. J. Parasitol., 99:277-286.

Langford, G. J., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2016. Ecological factors responsible for the geographic distribution of Rhabdias joaquinensis: where do lungworms infect anurans in nature? Parasitol. Res., 115:1305-1313.

Langford, G. J., M. S. Vhora, M. G. Bolek, and J. Janovy, Jr. 2013. Co-occurrence of Haematoloechus complexus and Rhabdias joaquinensis in the Plains Leopard Frog from Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 99: 558-560.

Logan, J. D., J. Janovy, Jr., and B. Bunker. 2012. The life cycle and fitness domain of gregarine (Apicomplexa) parasites. Ecol. Model., 233:31-40.

McDowell, M. A., M. T. Ferdig and J. Janovy, Jr. 1992. Dynamics of the parasite assemblage of Pimephales promelas in Nebraska. J. Parasitol., 78:830-836.

Percival, T. J., R. E. Clopton, and J. Janovy, Jr. 1995. Two new menosporine gregarines, Hoplorhynchus acanthatholius n. sp. and Steganorhynchus dunwoodyi n. g., n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorda: Actinocephalidae) from coenagrionid damselflies (Odonata: Zygoptera). J. Euk. Microbiol., 42:406-410.

Poorman, A. E. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1969. Temperature and metabolism in Leishmania. II.

Aldolase in L. adleri, L. donovani, L. mexicana and L. tarentolae. Exptl. Parasitol.,


Richardson, Sarah and J. Janovy, Jr. 1990. Actinocephalus carrilynnae n. sp. (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinorida) from the blue damselfly, Enallagma civile (Hagen). J. Protozool.,


Ruhnke, T. R. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1989. The site specificity of two species of Gregarina in

Tenebrio molitor larvae. J. Protozool., 36:428-430.

Ruhnke, T. R. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1990. Life history differences between two species of

Gregarina in Tenebrio molitor larvae. J. Parasitol., 76:519-522.

Schawang, J. E., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2001. The response of Gregarina niphandrodes (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida: Septatina) to host starvation in Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) adults. J. Parasitol., 87:600-605.

Schreurs, J. S., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2008. Gregarines on a diet: the effects of host starvation on Gregarina confusa Janovy et al., 2007 (Apicomplexa: Eugregarinida) in Tribolium destructor Uyttenboogaart, 1933 (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) larvae. J. Parasitol.,


Self, J.T. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1965. Kowalewskiella totani n. sp. (Cestoda: Dilepididae) from

Totanus flavipes. Proc. Helm. Soc. Wash., 32:169-171.

Shoop. W.L. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1978. Adult cestodes from the coelomic cavity of the teid lizard Cnemidophorus sexlineatus. J. Parasit., 64:561-562.

Snyder, S. D., and J. Janovy, Jr. 1994. Second intermediate host specificity of Haematoloechus complexus and Haematoloechus medioplexus (Digenea: Haematoloechidae). J. Parasitol., 80:1052-1055.

Snyder, S. D., and J. Janovy, Jr. 1996. Behavioral basis of second intermediate host specificity among four species of Haematoloechus (Digenea: Haematoloechidae). J. Parasitol., 82:94-99.

Stockwell, C. A., K. M. Purcell, M. L. Collyer, and J. Janovy. 2011. Effects of Salinity on Physa acuta, the Intermediate Host for the Parasite Posthodiplostomum minimum: Implications for the Translocation of the Protected White Sands Pupfish. Trans. Am. Fish. Soc., 140:1370-1374.

Watwood, S., J. Janovy, Jr., E. Peterson, and M. A. Addison. 1997. Gregarina triboliorum (Eugregarinida: Gregarinidae) n. sp. from Tribolium confusum, and resolution of the confused taxonomic history of Gregarina minuta Ishii 1914. J. Parasitol., 83:502-507.

Weichman, M. A., and J. Janovy, Jr. 1999. Parasite community structure in Pimephales

promelas (Pisces: Cyprinidae) from two converging streams. J. Parasitol., 86:654-656.

Wise, M. R., J. Janovy, Jr., and J. C. Wise. 1999. Host specificity in Metamera sillasenorum, n. sp. a gregarine parasite of the leech Helobdella triserialis with notes on transmission dynamics. J. Parasitol., 86:602-606.


Service Publications:


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Fourth

Annual Council Meeting, 24 July 2004, Philadelphia, PA. J. Parasitol., 90(6):1216-


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Seventy-ninth

Annual Business Meeting, 24 July 2004, Philadelphia, PA. J. Parasitol., 90(6):1228. Janovy, J. Jr. 2005. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Fifth

Annual Council Meeting, 8 July 2005, Mobile, AL. J. Parasitol., 91(6):1266-1278. Janovy, J. Jr. 2005. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Eightieth Annual

Business Meeting, 8 July 2008, Mobile, AL. J. Parasitol., 91(6):1279.

Janovy, J. Jr. 2006. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Sixth

Annual Council Meeting, 6 August 2006, Glasgow, Scotland. J. Parasitol., 92(6):1136-


Janovy, J. Jr. 2006. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Eighty-First Annual

Business Meeting, 9 August 2006, Glasgow, Scotland. J. Parasitol., 92(6):1150-1151. Janovy, J. Jr. 2007. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Seventh

Annual Council Meeting, 21 June 2007, Mrida, Mexico. J. Parasitol., 93(6):1266-1282. Janovy, J. Jr. 2007. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Eighty-Second

Annual Business Meeting, 25 June 2007, Mrida, Mexico. J. Parasitol., 93(6):1283-


Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Eighth

Annual Council Meeting, 27 June 2008, Arlington, Texas. J. Parasitol., 94(6):1210-12. Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Eighty-Third

Annual Business Meeting, 30 June 2008, Arlington, Texas. J. Parasitol., 94(6):1223-


Janovy, J. Jr. 2009. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Ninety-Ninth

Annual Council Meeting, 14 August 2009, Knoxville, Tennessee. J. Parasitol., 95:1275-


Janovy, J. Jr. 2009. American Society of Parasitologists: Minutes of the Eighty-Fourth

Annual Business Meeting, 17 August 2009, Knoxville, Tennessee. J. Parasitol.,






Janovy, J. Jr. 2009. Pieces of the Plains: Memories and Predictions from the Heart of

America. J&L Lee Publishing Co., Lincoln, NE. 187p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. Outwitting College Professors: An Insiders Guide to Secrets of the System, 6thEd (,, 2ndEd. Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, MA. 166p. (3rd, 4th, 5thand 6theditions through


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. On Becoming a Biologist, 2ndEd. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE. 153p. (reprint)


Janovy, J. Jr. 2003. Teaching in Eden: the Cedar Point Lessons. RoutledgeFalmer, New

York, NY. 187p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 1997. Ten Minute Ecologist: Twenty Answered Questions for Busy People

Facing Environmental Issues. St. Martins Press, N.Y. 127p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 1994. Dunwoody Pond: Reflections on the High Plains Wetlands and the Cultivation of Naturalists. St. Martin's Press, NY; 288p. (Trade paperback, University of Nebraska Press, 2001)


Janovy, J. Jr. 1992. Vermilion Sea: A Naturalist's Journey in Baja California. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 226p. (E-book version through Dystel and Goderich Literary Management, 2016, now reverted to author).


Janovy, J. Jr. 1987. Fields of Friendly Strife. Viking/Penguin, New York.130p. (trade paperback, Penguin, 1988) Winner, American Health Magazine book award.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1985. On Becoming A Biologist. Harper and Row, New York, 160p. Janovy, J. Jr. 1981. Back in Keith County. St. Martin's Press, New York, 179p. (trade

paperback Univ Nebr Press, Bison Books, 1984).


Janovy, J. Jr. 1980. Yellowlegs. St. Martin's Press, New York, 192p. (trade paperback, Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1982).


Janovy, J. Jr. 1978. Keith County Journal, St. Martin's Press, New York, 210p (trade paperback, St. Martin's Press, 1979, trade paperback University of Nebraska Press,



Janovy, J. Jr., and G. W. Esch (eds.) 2016. A Century of Parasitology: Discoveries, Ideas and Lessons Learned by Scientists who Published in The Journal of Parasitology, 1914-

2014. Wiley & Sons., London.


Janovy, J. Jr. and Amanda Snyder. 2001. Biodiversity: A Primer. 3rd Ed. McGraw-Hill

Custom Publishing, Dubuque, Iowa. 226p.


Blake, J. 1996. Comes the Millennium: Hysteria, Religious Mania, and Anti-intellectualism as the Millennium Approaches. St. Martins Press, New York, 183p. (J. Blake is a pseudonym for JJJr.)


Roberts, L. S., J. Janovy, Jr., and S. A. Nadler. 2013. Foundations of Parasitology, 9thEd., McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, IA. 670p.


Roberts, L. S., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2009. Foundations of Parasitology, 8thEd. McGraw-Hill, Dubuque, IA. 701p.


Roberts, L. S., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2005. Foundations of Parasitology. 7thedition. McGraw- Hill, Dubuque, Iowa. 702p.


Roberts, L. S., and J. Janovy, Jr. 2000. Foundations of Parasitology. 6thedition. McGraw- Hill, Dubuque, Iowa. 670p.

Roberts, L. S., and J. Janovy, Jr. 1996. Foundations of Parasitology. 5thedition, Wm C.

Brown, Co., Dubuque, Iowa, 659p.


E-Books, some originally published through Dystel and Goderich Literary Management (also available as paperbacks from Amazon):


Janovy, J. Jr. 2014. Be Careful, Dr. Renner (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-readers;

fiction, Gideon Marshall Mystery Series, #1)


Janovy, J. Jr. 2014. The Stitcher File (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-readers; fiction, Gideon Marshall Mystery Series, #2)


Janovy, J. Jr. 2015. The Earthquake Lady (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-readers;

fiction, Gideon Marshall Mystery Series, #3)


Janovy, J. Jr. 2016. The Weatherford Trial (Kindle, Nook, iBooks, and other e-readers;

fiction, Gideon Marshall Mystery Series, #4)


Self-published POD and E-Books (intellectual property with copyright registration):


Janovy, J. Jr. 2014. Bernice and John: Finally Meeting Your Parents Who Died a Long

Time Ago (Kindle, Nook, 90,998 words, 229p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2012. Outwitting College Professors: An Insiders Guide to Secrets of the

System, 6thEd. (, Kindle, Nook, 150p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2011. Intelligent Designer: Evolution for Politicians. (, Kindle, Nook, 268p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2010. Conversations Between God and Satan Held During October, 2004, at the Crescent Moon Coffee House in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, Earth, Milky Way. (, Kindle, Nook, 196p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2010. Tuskers. (, Kindle, Nook, www.smashwords.com234p.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2009. The Ginkgo: An Intellectual and Visionary Coming-of-Age. (, Kindle, Nook, 334p.


Janovy, J. Jr., 2009. Pieces of the Plains: Memories and Predictions from the Heart of

America. (Kindle, Nook,


Films (screenplays):


Janovy, J. Jr. 1985. Keith County Journal. Nebr ETV, 16mm and video, 58min. (1986 Corp.

Publ. Broadcasting, 1st place in local information programming category. 1987 Central Educational Network, 1st place in local programming category. 1986 29th Annual New York Film and TV Festival finalist.)


Invited Essays:

Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. The Greenhouse. In: A Desert Illuminated: Cactus Flowers of the Sonoran Desert; photographs by John P. Schaefer. Arizona Desert Museum Press; Tucson, Arizona. pp. 90-93.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. Chapters from two book manuscripts: Bernice and John: Finally meeting your parents who died a long time ago and The Ginkgo. Isotope: A Journal of Literary Nature and Science Writing, Issue 6.2:8-13.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2011. Burning Oil, chapter from Bernice and John: Finally meeting your parents who died a long time ago; in Rougarou, online literary journal (University of Louisiana, Lafayette, October, 2011).


Laboratory Manuals and Exercises:



Janovy, J. Jr. 1981-2008 Field Parasitology, Biol Sci 487/488, Editions 1-14, Kinko's, Lincoln, NE 94p., annual editions since, University Bookstore.



Janovy, J. Jr. 2006-2010 Parasitology, Biol Sci 385, laboratory exercises.


Janovy, J. Jr. 1983-91 Zoology Lab, Biol Sci 112, Editions 1-3, Kinko's, Lincoln, NE 150p.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1991, 1993 Zoology lab: a laboratory manual for Biological Sciences 112. Burgess International Group, Edina, MN, 165p.

Janovy, J. Jr. 1985-90 Invertebrate Zoology, Biol Sci 381, Editions 1-3, Kinko's, 88p. Janovy, J. Jr. 1996. Biodiversity. University of Nebraska bookstore. (annual editions through





Clopton, R. E. and J. Janovy, Jr. 1991. FieldStat 1.0 and MacFieldStat 1.0, Hotel Intestine Software, Lincoln, NE (Menu driven statistical package for parasitology teaching and research). Upgrades and application additions, FieldStat 2.0, 2000.


Popular Magazine Articles:


NEBRASKALand, August, 1976 - Birds of the field - watercolors and text NEBRASKALand, August, 1978- A bird in the hand - watercolors and text NEBRASKALand, August. 1979 - an excerpt from Keith County Journal

Omaha World-Herald, December, 1984, Magazine of the Midlands long article on social impressions of Nebraska.

NEBRASKALand Magazine, 1985, Introductory chapter in the special issue on birds. NEBRASKALand, October, 1988, Prairie Images - text to accompany John Spence

landscape photographs (excerpt from a book in progress).

NEBRASKALand, March, 1990, The Sketchbook - text to accompany wildlife sketches and paintings by Robert Weaver.


YouTube Instructional Videos:


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Examples of Invited Presentations:


Janovy, J. Jr. 2009. Achievement Centered Education: ideas for an evolving nation. Invited kickoff presentation to annual faculty teaching workshop, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, January.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2008. What we teach, what they learn, and why anyone should care. Invited workshop and presentation on innovation in science teaching. Notre Dame University, November.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2006. Teaching in Eden: The Cedar Point Lessons. Paul Olson Seminar, UN-L Center for Great Plains Studies, in February.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2005. Landscape as Metaphor. Invited closing presentation for the National Natural Areas Conference, UN-L Center for Great Plains Studies (Cornhusker Hotel), in September.


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. The Most Common Way of Life (or, the world through a parasitologists eyes). September, 2004; Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AK; College of Sciences and Mathematics Deans Distinguished Lecture Series (invited talk).


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. Host-parasite systems as indicators of environmental conditions. Mexican Society of Parasitologists bi-annual meeting, Tlaxcala, Mexico, October, 2004 (Invited Talk).


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. Parasite life cycles: some evolutionary implications. University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, Gainesville, FL, November, 2004 (Invited talk).


Janovy, J. Jr. 2004. Classroom Response System: the BIOS 101 experience. UNL Century

Club, November, 2004; Henzlik Hall Auditorium demonstration and analysis of BIOS

101 student performance statistics for the past five years.




Public Service:


Friends of the University of Nebraska State Museum, former board member and president. The Nature Conservancy, Nebraska Chapter, former member state chapter board of trustees

(8 yrs) and former chair (2 yrs).

Nebraska Audubon Society, former board member.

Lincoln/Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan Committee (2000-02). Lincoln/Lancaster

County Floodplain Task Force (2001-2002)

Lincoln Mayors Environmental Advisory Committee (1999-2002) Audubon Spring Creek

Prairie advisory board, 2010-2014

Numerous speeches to a large variety of organizations.

Teaching Philosophy and Accomplishments:


My goal as a teacher is to produce students who have transferable skills, understand how ideas and concepts drive intellectual endeavor, can write well, are not afraid of either novelty or controversy, and who can speak comfortably in front of any audience. I believe that at all levels students must do the tasks of a professional biologist as an integral part of learning biology and that history, sociology, economic conditions, religion, and the arts all influence the work of scientists whether we admit to such influence or not. Thus students should understand and be able to articulate the way in which these factors affect our profession. Finally, professors have an obligation to engage students in non-intimidating ways as part of the mentoring process. These philosophies are addressed in detail in my books On Becoming a Biologist (Harper and Row, 1985; UNL Press, 2004, 2ndEd.), Teaching in Eden (Routledge, 2003), and Outwitting College Professors (Pearson, 2008).


My accomplishments in undergraduate education and graduate mentoring include a Distinguished Teaching Award (1970), Burlington Northern Teacher-Scholar Award (1990), and most important, the American Society of Parasitologists Clark P. Read Mentorship Award (2003), the latter a career recognition. I have taught large introductory classes (150-350) virtually every semester since fall, 1966, instituting such practices as extensive writing assignments using campus vegetation and museums as material, weekly student presentations on outside readings, and a large variety of almost idiosyncratic lecture techniques (e.g. using junk food wrapper ingredients lists to teach metabolism), in the process awarding approximately 15,000 grades and reading ~200,000

pages of student writing. I was the first UNL Honors Program Master Lecturer (1985), taught honors seminars for several years on a variety of unusual subjects (e.g. The Evolution of Ideas), was a member of the universitys Comprehensive Education Program task force, and was chair of the UNL General Education Planning Team and General Education Advisory Committee developing a new general education program for the university. I was the first Biological Sciences faculty member to use an electronic classroom response system, and served initially as an informal adviser to fellow faculty members who want to use such technology. I also was highly instrumental in establishing the Cedar Point Biological Station as a main component of UNL undergraduate biological sciences education, being director of that program for a total of 12 years and teaching a nationally-unique course in parasite ecology (BioSci 487/887, Field Parasitology) for 33 years.


The work with undergraduate researchers and honors contract students has been an extraordinarily satisfying and remarkably successful enterprise. Undergraduate students have come to my lab, on their own, asking for opportunities to pursue independent study every semester since the fall of 1966. All of my undergraduate researchers present at regional, and many of them at national, meetings. Nine of the most recent twenty undergraduates from my lab have published in peer-reviewed journals. UNL

undergraduates have ended up being a major source of my graduate students. Of my 29 MS and PhD advisees, 14 are women, and 13 were undergraduates at UNL who either stayed for the MS or returned for the PhD after receiving an MS at another institution. Of these 13, ten now hold faculty positions, four of them have externally funded research programs, and three are in industry or government. See Janovy CV section above for the names and current positions of these individuals. The University of Nebraska has a large supply of very bright students who are looking for challenge. In summary, my main teaching accomplishment has been the recognition of this fact and the engagement of many such students in a very wide variety of learning activities, always leading to meaningful careers.

Research Accomplishments:


My research program seeks to determine how numbers and distributions of parasites are controlled in nature, with a recent focus on the evolution of life cycles and the consequent movement of parasitic organisms through ecosystems. My students and I have used a variety of eukaryotic parasite-host systems, including trypanosomatid flagellates, helminth species in small fish, and apicomplexan parasites of

insects. This research has an underlying evolutionary component because it reveals factors directing the flow of parasite tissue into particular environments, thus establishing avenues for and constraints on evolutionary change.


From 1966-1981, we asked whether certain parasite physiological traits were associated with infection capabilities and infection site within a host. The parasites were trypanosomatid flagellates, especially members of genus Leishmania, intracellular human pathogens with zoonotic potential. We showed that species occupying different infection sites also differed metabolically, even to the enzyme level, that certain physiological changes accompanied adaptation to mammalian hosts, that these changes involved production of different exogenous proteins, and that parasite species

naturally infective to mammals could alter macrophage function, thus protecting non-infective flagellates from digestion by nave macrophages (Janovy, 1972; Daggett et al., 1978). By the late

1970s we were zeroing in on the types of communications, between parasite and host cell, that

allowed parasite survival within the hosts defense system (Bhattacharya and Janovy, 1975; Kutish and Janovy, 1981).


But in the late 1970s UNL did not, and would not for several years, have infrastructure to support continued research on human pathogens such as Leishmania species, so we began exploring alternate systems provided by opening of the Cedar Point Biological Station. Long-term studies of parasite community dynamics in Fundulus zebrinus, a small fish, in the highly variable transmission milieu (South Platte River) showed that in parasites with complex life cycles, parasite population structures were determined by distant abiotic events (e.g. Rocky Mountain snow pack), whereas in specialist parasite species with direct life cycles, host behavior and ecology were the major determinants. This work demonstrated that factors other than individual host-parasite relationships are of prime importance in evolution of such eukaryotic host-parasite systems and that it is quite impossible to generalize about selective forces acting on them (Janovy, 2002).


Since the early 1990s, we have continued study of parasite populations, communities, and life cycles, always asking: What can comparative studies show us about avenues for and constraints on evolutionary change in nature? Accomplishments include demonstration that larval behavior can be the prime causal factor in establishing host specificity (Snyder and Janovy, 1995), that parasites once thought to be rare are actually exceedingly common and highly motile in both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (Hanelt et al., 2001; Hanelt and Janovy, 2003), and that parasite life cycle transitions can be regulated by host diet (Schawang and Janovy, 2001; Schreurs and Janovy, 2008). In summary, our work demonstrates clearly that major evolutionary forces acting on eukaryotic host-parasite systems in nature are not necessarily those of paradigmatic factors such as host defense and parasite

virulence, but instead are those dictating probabilities of encounter and transition between developmental (life cycle) stages (see Bolek and Janovy, 2007, 2007a; Langford and Janovy, 2009).

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1. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? In this case, absolutely yes. You can find all kinds of sleaze, abuse, stupidity, and the illusion that someone is above the law in almost any university department, and this one (fictitious!) is no different. You can also hide secrets of enormous economic potential in college file cabinets, and that fact is also an element of these two books.


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