I teach both introductory courses and advance courses. In all my
courses my goal is to engage students in the process of science and
to train them to integrate information from different sources in the
completion of an independent project.
Bio 7/Env 7: Environmental Biology (required for the
Environmental Studies major)
This courses introduces students to human influences on natural and
created systems. Students are also required to make a video on a
specific environmental topic. Each year the top projects are
selected and posted to
Bio 51: Experiments in Ecology (intermittent instructor)
This course gives students the opportunity to design group research
projects on ecological questions and to develop their skills in
Bio 181: Tropical Ecology and Conservation
This seminar and field trip provides students with an in depth
understanding of the tropics and first-hand research experience in
Costa Rica, and develops their oral and written skills. I want each
student to leave the course with the ability to formulate, design
and conduct their own research project and to communicate their
findings to their peers.
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Bio 185: Food for All: Ecology, Biotechnology and
Implementation of sustainable agricultural approaches is critical
but how do we get there? This seminar provides students with an
opportunity to explore the role of ecology and technology in the
creation of sustainable agricultural systems.