B.A. Middlebury College
M.S. University of Vermont
Areas of Expertise:
Forest composition, dynamics and succession, fern and angiosperm systematics
Courses I Teach:
• Communications in the Biological Sciences
• Ecosystem Ecology
• Introduction to Ecology and Evolution
• Effects of Climate Change
• Tropical Ecology
My favorite class to teach is Ecosystem Ecology, which I teach in the fall. It is a field course with labs spent outside visiting and studying many of Vermont's interesting ecosystems. The course includes some of my favorite subjects including geology, ecology, and botany. I finds it very gratifying to introduce students to these ecosystems. I appreciates the stories my students tell me when they later took their friends or parents to one of the sites that they visited in class.
Life off Campus:
Outside Saint Michael's, I enjoy nature photography, hiking, canoeing, violin, and playing the guitar.