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Professor EmeritusCurator Emeritus, Museum of ZoologySenior Advisor, Animal Diversity Web
Office Location(s): 3048 Museums Building
Animal Diversity Web
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I received my undergraduate degree from Swarthmore College (1969) and my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (1975).
I am interested in the evolution and ecology of mammals. Although recently retired, in my research I continue to focus on the natural history, population biology, and systematics of small mammals, particularly bats, rodents and insectivores. My field work focuses on species in Michigan and their response to our changing climate. I am also interested in developing ways to more effectively use technology in teaching and as a means of making the resources of research museums available to all for research and teaching.
EEB 453 - Field Mammalogy
EEB 453, taught at the U-M Biological Station, provides an introduction to the study of mammals. Students will learn methods of studying mammals in the field by carrying out a series of research projects on the wild mammals of northern Michigan. These projects will be designed to give familiarity with areas of active research on the ecology of mammals and practical experience with the excitement and headaches of formulating hypotheses, carrying out fieldwork, and analyzing data. Some familiarity with elementary statistics is helpful but not necessary. Fulfills the LSA upper level writing requirement.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
2019 Kraus Nat. Sci. Bldg.830 North University
Ann Arbor, MI