Teaching

ABS 355 – Vertebrate Ecology and Adaptations (Spring 2019)

This course will examine the identification, systematics, anatomy, life history, and adaptive strategies of the vertebrates.

ABS 473 – Applied Ornithology (Spring 2019)

This course will examine the classification and biology of birds, with an emphasis on North America. Field trips will be included to identify local birds. Prerequisite is ABS 355.

ABS 472 – Applied Herpetology (Fall 2018, Fall 2019)

This course will examine the systematics, evolution, and ecology of amphibians and reptiles. Field trips will be included to introduce sampling methodologies and to identify local herpetofauna. Prerequisite is ABS 355.
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ABS 598 – Wildlife Dynamics (Fall 2018)

This course graduate course focuses on major concepts in population and community ecology with an emphasis on their application to the study and conservation of wildlife. The application component of the course is in the form of workshops put on by the students and myself.

ABS 498 – Mechanics of Biology (Fall 2009)

This course covers the physical nature of plants and animals. We will explore how complex organisms are able to produce lift, avoid drag, signal with colors or sound and describe the biological significance of these devices. The biological aspects will be discussed by Dr. Heather Bateman, the physics will be described by Dr. Maxim Sukharev. The class includes lecture, guest lectures, student led discussions, and student projects.