J Ethan Householder

Dr. John Ethan Householder

  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Abteilung Aueninstitut
    Josefstr.1
    D-76437 Rastatt


J. Ethan Householder

Topics

  • plant ecology
  • community ecology
  • biogeography

CV

2016- Research assistant. Institute of Geography and Geoecology at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
2011-

Research Associate. Botanical Research Institute of Texas (USA, TX).

Contributor of botanical collections, images, metadata and geospatial information for the herbarium.

2012-2014

Scientific Coordinator. Biogeography, community ecology and classification of Mauritia dominated wetlands in the Amazon (Brazil).

Managed and led field investigations regarding vegetation ecology and conservation of palm swamps in Brazilian Amazon.

2011-2015

Ph.D. Ecology. National Institute of Amazonian Research (INPA) (Manaus, Brazil).

2010-2011

Scientific Editor, Freelance (Brazil).

Reviewed scientific manuscripts and proposals in the field of botany, ecology, environmental science and veterinary science. Tasks included translation, statistical design, analysis, writing and editing.

2008-2010

Scientific Coordinator. Pontifica Universidad Catolica del Peru (Peru).

Led research regarding the natural history, ecology, use and conservation of orchids in the Peruvian Amazon.

2007-2008

Research Assistant. Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Andes to Amazon Botany Program (USA, TX).

Assisted in research activities including botanical collection and horticultural research.

2006-2007

Laboratory Professor. Department of Environmental Sciences, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

Taught environmental sciencs laboratory to undergraduate students.

2005

Curriculum Developer. Department of Environmental Sciences, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

Designed, taught and tested new laboratory manual for undergraduate Environmental Sciences Lab.

2004-2007

M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences. Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

2004

Laboratory Professor. Department of Biology, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

Taught undergraduate students specializing in Medical and Biological sciences. 

2004

Eco-tour Guide Developer. Vila Corcovado Resort (Costa Rica).

Developed and guided innovative ecological tours.

2004

Elementary School Teacher. Alice E Carlson Elementary School (USA, TX).

Developed and taught outdoors ecology and natural history curriculum for elementary students.

2003

Research Assistant. Columbia University (USA, Washington).

Assisted in field investigations of primary and secondary succession on Mt St. Helens.

2003

Columbia University, Biosphere II (Oracle, AZ).

Earth and Environmental Sciences Field Semester.

2002-2003

Academic Tutor. Athletics Department, Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

Tutored sciene courses for university athletes.

2002

Council on International Educational Exchange (Monteverde, Costa Rica).

Tropical Ecology and Conservation

1999-2004

B.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Summa Cum Laude). Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, TX).

Publications


2021
Householder, J. E.; Schöngart, J.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Junk, W. J.; Steege, H. ter; Montero, J. C.; Assis, R. L. de; Aguiar, D. P. P. de; Pombo, M. M.; Quaresma, A. C.; et al. (2021). Modeling the Ecological Responses of Tree Species to the Flood Pulse of the Amazon Negro River Floodplains. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9, Art.-Nr.: 628606. doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.628606
2020
Ochs, K.; Egger, G.; Weber, A.; Ferreira, T.; Householder, J. E.; Schneider, M. (2020). The potential natural vegetation of large river floodplains – From dynamic to static equilibrium. Journal of hydro-environment research, 30, 71–81. doi:10.1016/j.jher.2020.01.005
2019
Lewerentz, A.; Egger, G.; Householder, J. E.; Reid, B.; Braun, A. C.; Garófano-Gómez, V. (2019). Functional assessment of invasive Salix fragilis L. in north-western Patagonian flood plains: A comparative approach. Acta oecologica, 95, 36–44. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2019.01.002
Rocha, M. da; Assis, R. L. de; Piedade, M. T. F.; Feitosa, Y. O.; Householder, J. E.; Lobo, G. D. S.; Demarchi, L. O.; Albuquerque, B. W.; Quaresma, A. C.; Ramos, J. F.; et al. (2019). Thirty years after Balbina Dam: Diversity and floristic composition of the downstream floodplain forest, Central Amazon, Brazil. Ecohydrology, 12 (8), Article No.e2144. doi:10.1002/eco.2144
2017
Gumbricht, T.; Roman-Cuesta, R. M.; Verchot, L.; Herold, M.; Wittmann, F.; Householder, E.; Herold, N.; Murdiyarso, D. (2017). An expert system model for mapping tropical wetlands and peatlands reveals South America as the largest contributor. Global change biology, 23 (9), 3581–3599. doi:10.1111/gcb.13689
Householder, E.; Janovec, J.; Tobler, M. W.; Wittmann, F. (2017). A Diversity of Biogeographies in an Extreme Amazonian Wetland Habitat. Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics in Western Amazonia. Ed.: R.W. Myster, 145–157, Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781119090670.ch7
Lopes, A.; Wittmann, F.; Schöngart, J.; Householder, J. E.; Piedade, M. T. F. (2017). Modeling of regional- and local-scale distribution of the genus Montrichardia Crueg. (Araceae). Hydrobiologia, 789 (1), 45–57. doi:10.1007/s10750-016-2721-y
Wittmann, F.; Marques, M. C. M.; Damasceno Júnior, G.; Budke, J. C.; Piedade, M. T. F.; Wittmann, A. de O.; Montero, J. C.; Assis, R. L. de; Targhetta, N.; Householder, J. E.; et al. (2017). The Brazilian freshwater wetscape: Changes in tree community diversity and composition on climatic and geographic gradients. PLoS one, 12 (4), Art. Nr.: e0175003. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175003
Wittmann, F.; Householder, E. (2017). Why Rivers Make the Difference: A Review on the Phytogeography of Forested Floodplains in the Amazon Basin. Forest Structure, Function and Dynamics in Western Amazonia. Ed.: R.W. Myster, 125–144, Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781119090670.ch6
2016
Householder, J. E.; Wittmann, F. (2016). Floristic Diversity of Mauritia flexuosa wetlands in the Brazilian Amazon. Morichales, Cananguchales y otros plamares inundables de Suramerica, Parte II: Colombia, Venezuela, Brasil, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Uruguay y Argentina. Ed.: C.A. Lasso, 241–251.
2015
Householder, J. E.; Wittmann, F.; Tobler, M. W.; Janovec, J. P. (2015). Montane bias in lowland Amazonian peatlands: Plant assembly on heterogeneous landscapes and potential significance to palynological inference. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology, 423, 138–148. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.01.029
Wittmann, F.; Householder, E.; Lopes, A.; de Oliveira Wittmann, A.; Junk, W. J.; Piedade, M. T. F. (2015). Implementation of the Ramsar Convention on South American wetlands: an update. Research and Reports in Biodiversity Studies, 4, 47–58. doi:10.2147/RRBS.S64502
2013
Maruenda, H.; Lujan Vico, M. del; Householder, J. E.; Janovec, J. P.; Cañari, C.; Naka, A.; Gonzalez, A. E. (2013). Exploration of Vanilla pompona from the Peruvian Amazon as a potential source of vanilla essence: Quantification of phenolics by HPLC-DAD. Food chemistry, 138 (1), 161–167. doi:10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.10.037
Wittmann, F.; Householder, E.; Piedade, M. T. F.; de Assis, R. L.; Schöngart, J.; Parolin, P.; Junk, W. J. (2013). Habitat specifity, endemism and the neotropical distribution of Amazonian white-water floodplain trees. Ecography, 36 (6), 690–707. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2012.07723.x
2012
Householder, J. E.; Janovec, J. P.; Tobler, M. W.; Page, S.; Lähteenoja, O. (2012). Peatlands of the Madre de Dios River of Peru: Distribution, Geomorphology, and Habitat Diversity. Wetlands, 32, 359–368. doi:10.1007/s13157-012-0271-2
2010
Dam, A. R. V.; Householder, J. E.; Lubinsky, P. (2010). Vanilla bicolor Lindl. (Orchidaceae) from the Peruvian Amazon: auto-fertilization in Vanilla and notes on floral phenology. Genetic resources and crop evolution, 57 (4), 473–480. doi:10.1007/s10722-010-9540-1
Householder, J. E.; Maruenda, H.; Janovec, J. P.; Mozambite, A. B.; Maceda, J. H.; Wells, J.; Valega, R.; Christenson, E. (2010). Diversity, Natural History, and Conservation of Vanilla (Orchidaceae) in Amazonian Wetlands of Madre de Dios, Peru. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 4, 227–243.