James Vance

James VanceJames Vance

Professor of Mathematics and Wildlife Resources

E-mail: jav6e@uvawise.edu
Phone: 276-376-4615
Office: Darden 237
Webpages: www.mcs.uvawise.edu/jav6e and www.vance.uvawise.edu

Education

  • PhD, Mathematics, Virginia Tech
  • MS, Mathematics, Virginia Tech
  • MNR, Natural Resources, Virginia Tech
  • MAS, Applied Statistics, Colorado State University

Courses Taught

  • MTH 1010 – College Algebra
  • MTH 1020 – Finite Mathematics
  • MTH 1110 – Precalculus I
  • MTH 1180 – Elementary Probability and Statistics
  • MTH 1210 – Precalculus II
  • MTH 2040 – Calculus I
  • MTH 2050 – Calculus II
  • MTH 3060 – Calculus III
  • MTH 3110 – Ordinary Differential Equations
  • MTH 3130 – Introduction to Linear Algebra
  • MTH 3380 – Introduction to Numerical Methods
  • MTH 3400 – Multivariable Calculus
  • MTH 4990 – Mathematics Seminar
  • MTH 3950/BIO 4950 – ST: Mathematical Modeling in Ecology
  • BIO 4952 – ST: Wildlife Field Techniques

Research Interests

  • Differential Equations
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Population Dynamics and Modeling
  • Wildlife Ecology and Management

Professional Memberships

  • American Mathematical Society
  • The Wildlife Society

Awards

  • The Harrison Faculty Award for Mentoring Undergraduate Research, UVa Wise, 2012

Selected Publications

  • Christian Bullion, Malcolm Huguenin, James Vance, Josephine Rodriguez, Phenological Shifts Detected for Zygoptera in the Context of an Ongoing Inventory of Odonata, Lux: Undergraduate Scholarship at UVAWise, 2018
  • James A. Vance, David S. Jachowski, Allen C. Boynton, and Marcella J. Kelly, Importance of Evaluating GPS Telemetry Collar Performance in Monitoring Reintroduced Populations, Wildlife Society Bulletin, Volume 41, Issue 4, December 2017, pp. 729-735
  • James A. Vance, Walter H. Smith, and Gabrielle L. Smith, Public geospatial datasets as an approach to maximizing efficiency in the collection of site covariates in wildlife-vehicle collision studies, Human-Wildlife Interactions, Volume 11, Issue 1, Spring 2017, pp. 78-85
  • James Vance and Christina Eads, Sensitivity Analysis of a Three-Species Nonlinear
    Response Omnivory Model with Predator Stage Structure, Letters in Biomathematics,
    Volume 1, Issue 1, 2014, pp. 77-86
  • Parvati Gopalan and James Vance, Home Range Methods for a Reintroduced Yearling Bull
    Elk in Virginia, Proceedings of the Sixth Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology:
    Education and Research, 2013
  • David. L. Chambers and James A. Vance, Camera Trap Success Among Carnivores and Prey
    Animals in Tazewell County, Virginia, Virginia Journal of Science, Volume 63, 2013,
    pp. 129-136
  • James A. Vance and Kevin J. Wilson, Sensitivity Analysis of a Three-Species
    Nonlinear Response Omnivory Model, International Journal of Mathematical Models and
    Methods in Applied Sciences, Volume 7, Issue 7, 2013, pp. 677-681
  • James Vance and Derek Fields, Sensitivity Analysis of a Three-Species Linear
    Response Omnivory Model, International Journal of Arts and Sciences, Volume 3, Issue
    9, 2010, pp. 102-107