The College of Life Sciences

Peck, Steven

Biology

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Website: http://sciencebysteve.com

4145  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-4145

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae

 Biography
Grew up in Moab, Utah.
 Teaching Interests
History and Philosophy of Biology (Bio 470)
Bioethics (Bio 370)
Simulation and Ecology (Bio 555)
Interested in Mentoring Students interested in these topics
 Research Interests
Biomathematics, Simulation Modeling, Philosophy of Simulation, Evolution and Philosophy, Evolution and Theology, Bioethics.
 Memberships
  • Philosophy of Science Association, 2003-Present
  • Entomological Society of America, 1993-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • Association of Mormon Literature : Best Novel Published in 2011
  • Collage of Life Sciences : Collage Teaching Award
 Courses Taught

Fall 2014
  • BIO 370: Bioethics Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008
  • BIO 470: History&Philosophy of Biology Section 001
Winter 2014
  • BIO 370: Bioethics Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009
  • BIO 555: Evolutionary & Ecol Modeling Section 001
Fall 2013
  • BIO 370: Bioethics Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009
  • BIO 470: History&Philosophy of Biology Section 001
Summer 2013
  • BIO 699R: Master's Thesis Section 004

Selected Publications
Journal Articles

Peck SL. Perspectives on why digital ecologies matter: Combining population genetics and ecologically informed agent-based models with GIS for managing dipteran livestock pests. Acta Tropica. 2014 Aug;138:S22–S25. <website>

Vargas RI, Stark JD, Banks J, Manoukis NC, Leblanc L, Peck SL. Spatial Dynamics of Two Oriental Fruit Fly (Diptera: Tephritidae) Parasitoids, Fopius arisanus (Sonan) and Diachasmimorpha longicaudata (Ashmead) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae), in a Guava Orchard in Hawaii, manuscript. Environmental Entomology. 2013 Sep;42(5):888-901. <website>

Peck SL. Digital Ecologies as Tractarian Systems. Philosophy Study. 2013 Jan;3(1):64-69. <website>

Peck SL, Bouyer J. Mathematical modeling, spatial complexity, and critical decisions in tsetse control. Journal of Economic Entomology. 2012 Sep;105(5):1477-1486. <website>

Peck SL. Networks of habitat patches in tsetse fly control: implications of metapopulation structure on assessing local extinction probability. Ecological Modelling. 2012 Aug;246:99-102. <website>

Peck SL. Agent-based models as fictive instantiations of ecological processes. Philosophy & Theory in Biology. 2012 Apr;vol. 4(e303):12. <website>

Froerer KM, Peck SL, McQuate GT. Evaluation Of Readmission Ink As A Marker For Dispersal Studies With Bactrocera Dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae). Journal of Insect Science. 2011 Sep;11(125):6 pages. <website>

Peck SL. Why Nature Matters: A Special Issue of Dialogue on Mormonism and the Environment. Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. 2011 Jul;44(2):1-5. <website>

Froerer KM, Peck SL, McQuate GT, Vargas RI, McInnis DO. Long-distance Movement of 'Bactrocera dorsalis (Diptera: Tephritidae) in Puna, Hawaii: How far 'can' they go?. American Entomologist. 2010 Jul;56(2):88-94. <website>

Presentations

Peck SL. Using agent-based models to explore the effect of ecological complexity on tsetse suppression programs. Pacific Branch Meeting of the ESA. Tucson, AZ. 2014 Apr.

Peck SL. Evolution and LDS Thought are Fully Compatible: Overcoming our Suspicions of Science. 2013 Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man. Provo, UT. 2013 Nov.

Peck SL. The effect of ecological complexity on tsetse suppression programs. Applying GIS and Population Genetics for Managing Livestock Insect Pest. London, UK. 2013 Apr.

Peck SL. New Wine in Old Bottles? Novel Philosophical Problems in Representing Ecological Systems with Agent-Based Models. Models and Simulations 4. Toronto, Canada. 2010 May.

Peck SL. Understanding Tsetse Fly Complexity using Simulation Models. Applying GIS and Population Genetics for Managing Livestock Insect Pests. Bali, Indonesia. 2010 Feb.

Peck SL. Use of the metapopulation theory and individual-based models to improve pest control. Quels outils pour un changement d'échelle dans la gestion des insectes d’intérêt économique ? (New tools for a change of scale in pest management). Montpellier, France. 2001 Oct.

Technical Report

Caprio M, Hellmich R, Onstad D, Peck SL. Framework for Evaluation of IRM Models. 2011 Aug.