Leonard Krishtalka

Research Centers - KU Biodiversity Institute, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Professor
Director, Biodiversity Institute
Primary office:
785-864-4540
Dyche Hall
University of Kansas
1345 Jayhawk Boulevard
Lawrence, KS 66045-7561


Summary

Dr. Krishtalka's interests include science policy and administration, biodiversity informatics, and the paleobiology of mammals.

Teaching Interests

  • Diversity of Life
  • Biodiversity data and informatics
  • Science policy and planning
  • Grant proposals

Research

Dr. Leonard Krishtalka's interests include science policy and administration, biodiversity informatics, and the paleobiology of mammals.

Research Interests

  • Science research, policy and planning
  • Natural history museum/biodiversity research/education leadership and management
  • Global biodiversity science, genomic biodiversity and informatics
  • Evolutionary biology of mammals
  • Evolutionary patterns, processes and theory
  • History of science

Selected Publications

Krishtalka, L. (2016). Accelerating the discovery of biocollections data. Copenhagen, Denmark: Global Biodiversity Information Facility Secretariat. http://www.gbif.org/resource/83022

Robbins, R. J., Krishtalka, L. & Wooley, J. (2016). Advances in Biodiversity: Metagenomics and the Unveiling of Biological Dark Matter. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 11(69). DOI:10.1186/s40793-016-0180-8 https://standardsingenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40793-016-0180-8

Krishtalka, L. (2016). Candidates Don't Really Love America. Lawrence Journal World http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2016/jan/25/your-turn-candidates-dont-really-love-america/?c=2540018

Schindel, D. Krishtalka, L. & Edwards, J. (2016). Comment: Biologists ask NSF to reconsider plan to pause collections funding program. ScienceInsider. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/biologists-ask-nsf-reconsider-plan-pause-collections-funding-program

Peterson, A. T., Soberon, J. & Krishtalka, L. (2015). A global perspective on decadal challenges and priorities in biodiversity informatics. Bio Med Central Ecology, 15(15). http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6785/15/15

Peterson, A. T., Soberon, J. & Krishtalka, L. (2015). A global perspective on decadal challenges and priorities in biodiversity informatics. BMC Ecology. DOI:10.1186/s12898-015-0046-8 http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6785/15/15

Krishtalka, L. (2015). Congress needs to overlook the aisle. Lawrence-Journal World.

Krishtalka, L. (2014). Local Cyclist Remembered Fondly. Lawrence-Journal World.

Krishtalka, L. (2014). Losing touch with science. Lawrence-Journal World.

Walls, R. & Krishtalka, L. (2014). Semantics in Support of Biodiversity Knowledge Discovery: An Introduction to the Biological Collections Ontology and Related Ontologies. PLOS One. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0089606

Krishtalka, L. (2014). Thinking is just too painful. Lawrence-Journal World.

Krishtalka, L. (2014). Threats won't help save bird. Lawrence-Journal World.

Hobern, D. & Krishtalka, L. (2013). Global Biodiversity Informatics Outlook: Delivering Biodiversity Knowledge In the Information Age. In Proceedings of a Conference, Global Biodiversity Information Conference, GBIF, Copenhagen.

Krishtalka, L. (2013). Nature loves a female breadwinner. Lawrence-Journal World.

Krishtalka, L. (2013). What kind of pope should we hope for. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. & Robbins, R. (2012). Biological dark matter and Quantum Biology. In Gordon Research Conference.

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing. w/Spencer Museum of Art, KU. http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/exhibitions/39-trails.shtml

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Imprison politicians for failing to heed science?. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Knowledge punched by pundits in 2011. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Life is Code. Cryptograph: An Exhibition for Alan Turing. Lawrence, KS: Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas.

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Proposed Legislation uses religion to cancel out science. Lawrence-Journal World

Robbins, R. J., Amaral-Zettler, L. Bik, H. Blum, S. Edwards, J. Field, D. Garrity, G. Gilbert, J. A., Kottmann, R. Krishtalka, L. Lapp, H. Lawrence, C. Morrison, N. Tuama, E. &., Parr, C. San Gil, I. Schindel, D. Schriml, L. Vieglas, D. & Wooley, J. (2012). RCN4GSC Workshop Report: Managing Data at the Interface of Biodiversity and (Meta)Genomics, March 2011. Standards in genomic sciences, 7(1), 159-65. DOI:10.4056/sigs.3156511

Robbins, R. J., Cochrane, G. Davies, N. Dawyndt, P. Kottmann, R. Krishtalka, L. K., Morrison, N. Tuama, E. &., San Gil, I. & Wooley, J. (2012). RCN4GSC Workshop Report: Modeling a Testbed for Managing Data at the Interface of Biodiversity and (Meta)Genomics, April 2011. Standards in genomic sciences, 7(1), 153-8. DOI:10.4056/sigs.3146509

Krishtalka, L. (2012). Science should be part of presidential debate. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. (2012). The world is still with us. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. (2011). Sciene takes a beating in early presidential campaign. Lawrence-Journal World

Krishtalka, L. (2010). Science, not promiscuity, explains quakes. Lawrence-Journal World, 8A.

King, N. Krishtalka, L. & Chivan, V. (2010). Thoughts on implementation of the recommendeds of the GBIF task force on a global strategy and action plan for mobilization of natural history collections data. Biodiversity Informatics, 7, 72-76.

Rogers, F. & Krishtalka, L. (2010). Trans-Boundary Conservation Areas, Biodiversity Conservation and Peace Parks. In 9th Annual GBIF Science Symposium 2010. Suwon, South Korea.

Krishtalka, L. (2009). Among Trees. Trees and Other Ramifications: Branches in Nature and Culture, 16-17. Spencer Museum of Art: Blurb Publications.

Krishtalka, L. (2009). Faith, Science, still Sparring. Lawrence-Journal World, 8A.

Krishtalka, L. Knapp, S. & Wheeler, Q. (2009). Letter to Linnaeus. In , Letters to Linnaeus (pp. 31-34). Linnaean Society of London.

Krishtalka, L. (2009). Natural History Museums as Sentinel Observatories of Life on Earth: A Public Trust. In , Beyond the Turnstile: Making the Case for Museums and Sustainable Values. Altamira Press.

Lane, R. (2008). Taxonomy in Europe in the 21st century.

Krishtalka, L. (2007). No good environment news. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2007). Six Wonders are enough. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Banks, W. & Krishtalka, L. (2006). Eco-Cultural Niche Modeling: New Tools for Reconstructing the Geography and Ecology of Past Human Populations. PaleoAnthropology, 68-83.

Krishtalka, L. (2006). Faith persists in face of reason. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2006). Names defy global change. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Assembling the Tree of Life: Today and in the Future. Critical Connections of Museums and Herbaria.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Books blamed for human evils. Lawrence-Journal World, 6B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Bridging the gulf of faith, reason. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Evolution and conservatism. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Expand the ΓÇ£culture of lifeΓÇ¥. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). KUΓÇÖs Comanche a symbol of historic shift. Lawrence-Journal World, 6B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). LetΓÇÖs get real in 2005. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Management and Leadership of Multi-Institutional and Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Rural Kansas losing its grip. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). Set personal beliefs aside. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2005). TsunamiΓÇÖs how and why. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2004). Alternatives to science. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2004). Debating ΓÇ£natural lawΓÇ¥. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2004). Environmental family values. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2004). Is Intelligent Design intelligent?. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Causey, D. Janzen, D. Peterson, T. Vieglais, D. Krishtalka, L. Beach, J. & Wiley, E. (2004). Museum Collections and Taxonomy. Science, 305, 1106-1107.

Allen, M. F., & Krishtalka, L. (2004). Report on AIBS/IBRCS Workshop on Biodiversity, Species Composition and Ecosystem Functioning. National Science Foundation.

Krishtalka, L. (2004). Textbook sticker shock. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). At Natural History Museums, The Ox is Gored. Museum News,(37), 64-65.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Discoveries remain on our own planet. Kansas City Star, B7.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Five Big Ideas for Kansas. Kansas City Star, B7.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Hair didnΓÇÖt aid museum directorΓÇÖs appeal to Legislature. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Holding Knowledge Hostage Stifles our Progress. Kansas City Star, B7.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). ItΓÇÖs Respect for Knowledge. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). KU message must be simple, personal, local. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Museum loss not yet clear. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Preaching to the top species. Kansas City Star, B7.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). Prejudices color science. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2003). YearΓÇÖs end inspires reflection, predictions. Kansas City Star, B7.

Krishtalka, L. Teich, A. H., Nelson, S. D., & Lita, S. (2002). Chapter 30, Information technology and the ten grand research challenges for the 21st Century. In , AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook 2002 (pp. 319-338). American Association for the Advancement of Science. http://www.aaas.org/spp/yearbook/2002/ch30.pdf

Krishtalka, L. (2002). Cloning Spawns Silliness. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). Cloning: Getting what we asked for. The Sun Newspapers, 6A.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). Connect environmental dots. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. & Harris, F. (2002). Long Term Ecological Research Program: Twenty-Year Review. Arlington, VA: NSF.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). Resolutions with a touch of fantasy. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). State faces education issues. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). The economics of nature. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. Peterson, T. Vieglais, D. Beach, J. Wiley, E. & Levitt, J. (2002). The Green Internet: A Tool for Conservation Science. In , Conservation in the Internet Age: Strategic Threats and Opportunities (pp. 143-164). Washington, DC: Island Press.

Krishtalka, L. (2002). Unofficial museums abound. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. Vieglais, D. Peterson, T. Beach, J. & Wiley, E. (2001). A Research Network for Biodiversity Science. AAAS, 2001 Annual Meetings, A 52.

Krishtalka, L. (2001). Answering the Aliens: Museum Biodiversity Education. Curator, 43(2), 103-110.

Krishtalka, L. (2001). DonΓÇÖt let creationists corrupt science standards. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, B-1, 4.

Donoghue, M. Gilbert, S. Irish, V. Kaufmann, T. Kocker, T. Krishtalka, L. Lane, M. Levine, M. McGinnis, W. Puruggana, M. Sinha, N. & Wray, G. (2001). Evolution of development and Tree of Life. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2001/bio012/

Krishtalka, L. (2001). Science not villain in debate. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. & Humphrey, P. S. (2000). Can natural history museums capture the future? BioScience, 50(7), 611-617.

Krishtalka, L. (2000). Knowledge Networking of Biodiversity Information. In , Access to Publicly Funded Research (pp. 188-194). Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam.

Krishtalka, L. (2000). LetΓÇÖs learn more about life. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2000). LetΓÇÖs Quit Bashing Knowledge. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (2000). Predicting the Brave New World. Lawrence-Journal World, 9B.

Krishtalka, L. Levitt, J. Peterson, T. Vieglais, D. Wiley, E. & Beach, J. (2000). The impact of the Internet on Biodiversity: Good or Evil. 17th International CODATA Conference, 82.

Krishtalka, L. (2000). Three Cheers, three boos for science education. Lawrence-Journal World, 9B.

Krishtalka, L. (1999). Evolution theory explains fact. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (1999). Evolution theory explains fact. Kansas Biology Teacher, 8(1), 5-6.

Krishtalka, L. (1999). Mixing science and politics. Lawrence-Journal World, 5B.

Krishtalka, L. (1999). YokelΓÇÖs approach to science. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (1998). Earth not an endless Eden. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. & Humphrey, P. S. (1998). Fiddling while the Planet Burns: The Challenge for U.S. Natural History Museums. Museum News, 77(2), 29-35.

Krishtalka, L. (1998). So much hot air: Global warming rhetoric obscures the facts. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Vieglais, D. A., Stockwell, D. B., Cundari, C. M., Beach, J. Peterson, A. T., & Krishtalka, L. (1998). The species analyst: Tools enabling a comprehensive distributed biodiversity network. In Biotechnology & Biobusiness, 2nd Asia-Pacific Conference on Biotechnology, 23-27 November, Perth, Western Australia.

Krishtalka, L. (1998). Undiscovered life on Earth. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Believers die for hokum. Lawrence-Journal World, 5B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Choosing myth over fact. Lawrence-Journal World, 5B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Cloning: From Eve to Dolly. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Investigating evolution. Lawrence-Journal World, 5B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Should science be sold to the highest bidder?. Lawrence-Journal World, 11B.

Krishtalka, L. (1997). Turkey in a pear tree. Lawrence-Journal World, 7B.

Krishtalka, L. (1996). In Love with Every Ort Carnegie Magazine, 63(4), 12, 15.

Krishtalka, L. Stucky, R. Redline, A. Bown, T. M., & Rose, K. D. (1990). Geology, vertebrate fauna, and paleoecology of the Buck Spring Quarries (early Eocene, Wind River Formation), Wyoming. In , Dawn of the Age of Mammals in the Northern Part of the Rocky Mountain Interior, North America (pp. 169-186).

Krishtalka, L. (1989). Dinosaur Plots & Other Intrigues in Natural History, New York: William Morrow & Co.

Krishtalka, L. Stucky, R. K., & Dawson, M. R. (1989). Paleontology, geology and remote sensing of Paleogene rocks in the northeastern Wind River Basin, Wyoming, USA. In , Mesozoic/Cenozoic Vertebrate Paleontology: Classic Localities, Contemporary Approaches (pp. 34-44). American Geophysical Union.

Krishtalka, L. Li, C. Wilson, R. W., & Dawson, M. R. (1987). The origin of rodents and lagomorphs. In , Current Mammalogy (Vol. 1, pp. 97-108). Plenum Press.

Krishtalka, L. Dawson, M. R., Stucky, R. Black, C. C., Flanagan, K. M., & Lillegraven, J. A. (1986). Machaeroides simpsoni, new species, oldest known sabertooth creodont (Mammalia) of the Lost Cabin Eocene. In , Vertebrates, Phylogeny and Philosophy: G. G. Simpson Memorial Volume (pp. 177-182).

Selected Grants

Krishtalka, Leonard, (Principal), Rummer, Robert, (Co-Principal), Cooperative Agreement for Military Lands in the Kansas City District, NWK-14-0001, US Army Core of Engineers, Submitted 01/15/2014 (01/15/2015. Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Trueb, , Maddox, , Smith, , YochimAdvancing Research in Biodiversity Science, NSF ARI-R2 Repair and Renovation, $1,512,426, (01/01/2010 - 12/31/2013). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Gaps in Institutional Capacities in Relation to Biodiversity Priorities in Africa, JRS Foundation, $9,900, - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Beach, , McMullen, , Dodds, , AndresenEPSCoR RII Track 2ΓÇöA CyberCommons for Ecological Forecasting, NSF Collaborative Proposal, $6,000,000, - 12/31/2009). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Nagel, J., Braaten, S., Peterson, A. T., Wildcat, D., C-Change: Climate Change, Humans and Nature in the Global Environment, NSF: IGERT, $3,200,000, - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Peterson, T., (Co-Principal), Moyle, R., (Co-Principal), Brown, R., (Co-Principal), Robbins, M., (Co-Principal), Grose, M., (Co-Principal), Forecasting the Spread of Emerging Zoonotic Diseases, US Centers for Disease Control, $1,120,000, - 12/31/2008). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Expansions of the collections of the University of Kansas Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, NSF, $498,821, - 12/31/2007). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), An Ecoforecasting Center for the Great Plains, NSF, $6,837,783, - 12/31/2006). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Acquisition of an ABI 3100 Sequencer, Kansas NSF EPSCoR, $105,645, - 12/31/2004). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Beach, J., (Co-Principal), Vieglais, D., (Co-Principal), Peterson, T., (Co-Principal), Biodiversity Informatics Research and Bioterrorism, US Department of Defense, $2,000,000, - 12/31/2004). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), AIBS consortium, , (Co-Principal), Hayden, B., (Co-Principal), NEONΓÇöPlanning the National Ecological Observatory Network, NSF, $6,000,000, - 12/31/2004). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), West, D., Ecological Niche Modeling: A new approach to analyzing the hominid record, NSF, $34,808, - 12/31/2003). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Beach, , (Co-Principal), A Biodiversity Information Technology Facility, US Department of Education, $1,275,000, - 12/31/2001). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Biodiversity Informatics, Occidental Petroleum Corporation, $250,000, - 12/31/2001). Private. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Knowledge Networking of Biodiversity Information, NSF, $81,819, - 12/31/2001). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Orr, J., (Principal), Linton, M., Initiative for Minority Student Development, NIH Education Grant, $2,000,000, - 12/31/2000). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Kolosick, J., Kemp, B., Interactive Learning Modules, Frueauff Foundation, $30,000, - 12/31/2000). Foundation. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, NSF, $60,000, - 12/31/2000). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Beach, J., Knowledge Networking of Biodiversity Information, NSF, $200,000, - 12/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, NSF, $60,000, - 12/31/1999). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), An Experimental Information Retrieval Protocol Test Bed for Biological Collection and Taxonomic Data, NSF: Z39.50, $99,430, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Beach, , (Principal), Deploying a Community Software Application for Biocollections Information, NSF: OZ, $420,000, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Niebaum, J., High-Performance Network Connection in Support of Meritorious Research at University of Kansas, NSF, $350,000, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Knowledge Networking of Biodiversity Information, NSF, $2,000,000, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure (NPACI), NSF, $60,000, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Supplement to 'Collaborative Workshop on the Mission and Design of a National Organization for Biodiversity Information', NSF, $15,153, - 12/31/1998). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., National Partnership for Advanced Computational Infrastructure, NSF, $60,000, - 12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., OZ: A National Biodiversity Informatics Capability, University of Kansas Research Development Fund, $29,500, - 12/31/1997). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Recovery, Preparation and Exhibit of the Wyoming Dinosaur Discovery, State of Kansas, Tourism Attraction Program, $55,000, - 12/31/1997). State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., Supplement to 'Collaborative Workshop on the Mission and Design of a National Organization for Biodiversity Information', NSF, $13,633, - 12/31/1997). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Humphries, J., Beach, J., Acquisition of Computer Systems for Creating Analytical Interfaces to Diverse Environmental Data, Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation, $150,000, - 12/31/1996). State of Kansas. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Co-Principal), Humphries, J., Acquisition of Computer Systems for Creating Analytical Interfaces to Diverse Environmental Data, NSF/ARI, $362,003, - 12/31/1996). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., (Principal), Humphries, J., Arzberger, P., Collaborative Workshop on the Mission and Design of a National Organization for Biodiversity Information, NSF, $70,000, - 12/31/1996). Federal. Status: Funded.

Krishtalka, L., First Annual PEET Workshop on Information Acquisition and Dissemination, NSF, $57,224, - 12/31/1996). Federal. Status: Funded.


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