|Dave Carmean, Computer Systems Consultant
|Ph.D., University of California, Davis
|Room B8230 (near the Chair's office)
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I am on concentrating on the web, databases, and networking. I welcome questions and suggestions, and am here to help you. Feel free to stop by my office or email or call me anytime.
Current and Ongoing Projects:
Online Application for Teaching Assistantships. Uses PHP, Filemaker
and SFU's Central Authentication Service to allow
applicant's to go back and edit their applications without access to
others people's application.
Booking of Rooms, Equipment, and Undergraduate Advisor. I modified the open source MRBS for
our needs. It uses PHP, mySQL as well as CAS
authentication. Students' booking are confidential and they are
reminded of their appointments by email through a nightly cron
Filemaker. All online and departmental databases are now in Filemaker 11, and
previous CDML code has all been totally revamped to PHP.
My philosophy is to provide people the help they want to prevent
and solve problems in a way that meets their needs. I am not an
advocate for the most recent (and most expensive) technology.
of my work integrates the web and databases. This minimizes duplication
of data entry as it allows the information appear in different forms in
goal is to provide relevant information quickly to users. I believe
that web pages should be fast and simple to navigate for all users,
regardless of their browser or connection. I have set up our system so
faculty and staff can update their own pages (if they wish) rather than
relying on others.
University of British Columbia Herbarium Databases
Duke Forest Mycological Observatory Specimen & picture database
Student Advising Database
student advising system downloads student course records from the
registrar's and checks if a student has completed the courses and marks
required for graduation (Image of Requirements Page).
I made it extremely flexible so the advisor can allow for basically any
set of requirements- e.g. a student must complete 3 courses from a list
of 6 courses; 12 credits from a list of 5 courses; and so on. It also
stores comments, course waivers and substitutions (Image of Comments Page). The Dean of Science Office uses this database and requires departments to use it to submit the final approval of graduands.
Office of Research Ethics
All Experiments and Studies that involved human participants submitted
their Applications online directly to the Research Ethics database that
I created for the SFU Office of Research Ethics (2002-2006).
Systems Analyst, Simon Fraser University, 1996-Present.
Computing Advisor for the Biological Sciences Department and the Dean
of Science. Responsible for database development, networking, and web
Courtesy Faculty, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 2011-12. (Disclaimer: Totally courtesy of OSU- I continued to concentrate on my work for SFU)
Visiting Scientist? /Associated Person, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. 2003-4.
Visiting Scientist, Umeå University, Sweden. 1997-1998.
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Simon Fraser University, 1994-1995.
Sequencing DNA and phylogenetic analysis
Training personnel in PCR and sequencing techniques
Manager of Molecular Laboratory for Dr. Bernard J. Crespi
Research Assistant, University of California, Davis, 1989-1993.
Sequencing DNA of Holometabola for phylogenetic analysis (UC
Systematic study of the Trigonalidae (Hymenoptera)
Responsible for computer accessibility and databases of
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Davis. Insect
taxonomy/field ecology (1992), Biogeography (1991, 1992),
Research Assistant, Oregon State University, 1985-1988.
Studied yellowjackets and their associates. Created and
organized computer databases of Trigonalidae and Symphyta literature,
and Lepidoptera host plants.
Research Assistant, Washington State University Cooperative
Part time, Oct. 1984-May 1985. Root weevils, with Sharon
Entomologist, Basseterre, St. Kitts (West Indies) Integrated Pest
Control Unit, 1982-1984. Biological Control, with Everton Dolphin,
Trevor Blanchette, and Conrad Kelly.
Science and Agriculture Teacher, Bumbuna, Sierra Leone, West Africa,
(Peace Corps Volunteer, 1980-1984.)
Research Assistant, Washington State University, Pullman, 1978-1980.
Laboratory and field research of yellowjacket behavior and life
1993. Ph. D. Entomology, University of California, Davis.
A generic revision of the trigonalid wasps (Hymenoptera) and
study of 18S rDNA and the holometabolous insects.
1989. M.S. Entomology, Oregon State University. Corvallis, Oregon.
Biology of the yellowjacket parasitoid Bareogonalos
1980. B.S. Entomology and B.S. Biology. Washington State
University, Pullman, Washington.
1975. Argenta Friends School, Argenta, British Columbia.
(All 8 of our graduating class were in the top 10!)
18S rDNA workshop. Umeå University, Sweden (1997).
Molecular Evolution Workshop, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods
Hole, Massachusetts (1992).
Parasitic Hymenoptera Training Session, Maryland Center for
Systematic Entomology, College Park, Maryland (1988).
PAUP*: computer program for phylogenetic analyses. 18S rDNA
workshop, Umeå University, Sweden (May, 1997).
Phylogeny versus Homoplasy in the Trigonalidae. International
Society of Hymenopterists. Davis, California. 1995.
How to get into a yellowjacket nest. British Columbia
Parasitologists' Meeting. Burnaby, British Columbia. 1994.
18S rDNA and phylogeny of Holometabola: why Diptera are not
(representative) insects. Society for the Study of Evolution Annual
Meeting. Athens, Georgia. 1994.
Yellowjackets. University of California/ Pest Control Operator's of
California Education Conference. Walnut Creek, California. 1990.
Wasps, Yellowjackets, Hornets, and Bees. Oregon State University
Extension Service, Medford, Oregon. February, 1988.
The yellowjacket parasitoid Bareogonalos canadensis in Oregon.
Entomological Society of America Western Regional Meeting, Portland.
Carmean, D. and L. Kimsey. 1998. Phylogenetic revision of the
parasitoid wasp family Trigonalidae (Hymenoptera). Systematic
Entomology 23: 35-76.
Crespi, B., D. Carmean and T. W. Chapman. 1997. Ecology and
evolution of galling thrips and their allies. Annual Review of
Crespi, B., D. Carmean, L. Vawter, and C. Von Dohlen. 1996.
Molecular phylogenetics of Thysanoptera. Systematic Entomology
Berbee, M. L. and D. Carmean. 1995. Review of computer program
"MacClade," Mycotaxon 61: 494-495.
Carmean, D., and B. Crespi. 1995. Do long branches attract flies?
Nature 373: 666. (Scientific Correspondence).
Carmean, D. 1995. Trigonalidae. In "Hymenoptera of Costa Rica,"
P. Hanson and I. Gauld, eds. 187-192.
Carmean, D., L. S. Kimsey, and M. L. Berbee. 1993. 18S rDNA
sequences and the holometabolous insects. Molecular Phylogenetics
and Evolution 1: 270-278.
Carmean, D. 1991. Biology of the Trigonalidae, with notes on the
vespine parasitoid Bareogonalos canadensis. New Zealand Journal of
Zoology 18: 209-214.
Carmean, D. 1989. Sex and deposition of the holotype of
Bareogonalos canadensis (Harrington) (Hymenoptera: Trigonalidae).
Proceedings Entomological Society of Washington. 91: 287-288.
Carmean, D., J. C. Miller, and B. Scaccia. 1989. Overwintering of
Phryganidea californica in the Oregon Cascades and notes on its
parasitoids (Lepidoptera: Dioptidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 65:
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