Courses I have Taught as Lead Instructor
- General Biology I (EBIO 1210)
- Agroecology (EBIO 2010)
- Independent Research (IPHY)
- Wildlands Environment and Culture - Conservation and Culture (ENVS 372)
- Environmental Field Survey - Field Methods (ENVS 371)
- Environmental Wildlands Studies - Conservation Ecology (ENVS 370)
- General Biology II Co-seminar (ARSC 1420-2)
- General Biology I Co-seminar (ARSC 1420-1)
A 3 credit introductory biology course for majors. Topics covered include: basic molecules necessary for life (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, etc.), cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, and evolution.
A 3 credit introductory ecology course with a strong field component. Topics covered include: sustainable ag, soil microbiology, irrigation, rotational grazing, animals as part of the farm ecosystem, nutrient cycling, pollinators, conservation ag, pesticides, ag/wildlife conflicts, etc.
A 4 credit field course taught throughout Zambia examining the interactions between conservation projects and local subsistence strategies such as agriculture, hunting/gathering, fishing, and raw material harvest (wood, bark, etc.). This course is hosted by Wildlands Studies.
A 4 credit field course taught throughout Zambia exposing students to a variety of field methods including: focal follows, soil pit logging, carbon accounting in woodland ecosystems, weed identification and density, rock unit identification and mapping, animal and plant identification, parasite surveys, the use of fire as a management tool, chimpanzee behavior manipulation experiments, animal monitoring and protection (white rhinos), and others. This course is hosted by Wildlands Studies.
A 4 credit field course taught throughout Zambia looking at various conservation projects in Zambia. This course focuses on various methods of park management such as: private reserves (Mutinondo), government-run national parks (Mosi-oa-Tunya), national parks held by private non-profit trusts (Kasanka), and community-based management schemes (Chikuni). This course is hosted by Wildlands Studies.
A 3 credit introductory biology course for majors. Topics covered include: evolution, development of life on Earth, phylogeny and the tree of life, plant/animal/fungus systems, and ecology at various scales (behavior, population, community, ecosystem, conservation, global). This course is hosted by the McNeill Academic Program.
A 3 credit introductory biology course for majors. Topics covered include: basic molecules necessary for life (carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, proteins, etc.), cell structure and function, metabolism, genetics, and evolution. This course is hosted by the McNeill Academic Program.
Courses I have Taught as Teaching Assistant
- Principles of Ecology (EBIO-2040)
- Planet Earth (GEOSC-020)
- The Nyanza Project
- Dinosaurs and Extinction (GEOL-112)
- Principles of Physics (PHYS-101)
- Historical Geology (GEOL-103)
A 3 credit lab/field course for biology majors covering global abiotic processes, biomes, and community/species/population level dynamics as well as techniques of field biology and computational data analysis. The scientific method is emphasized and students are required to complete an independent project.
Students I have Mentored
- Melissa Woodridge - Research Assistant (CU)
- Emily Oliver - Independent Research
- Rebecca Woythal - CU ENVS Mentor Program
- Stephanie Hayden - CU BURST Program
- Kelly Miller - Animal Behavior (EBIO 3240) Independent Project
- George Wood - Research Assistant (Penn State)
- Oceana Castaneda - The Nyanza Project REU
- Christine O'Connell - The Nyanza Project REU