Faculty & Staff involved in Enironmental Biology
- Arnold, Keith. Professor. Ph.D. 1980 in Marine Biology. Physiological ecology of
seaweeds; bioenergetics; ecological energetics; form and function in seaweeds; photosynthetic physiology of kelps; carbon allocation strategies.
Courses: BIO 115, BIO 305, BIO 330, BIO 420, BIO 442, BIO 534, BOT 433.
- Baskin, Jonathan. Professor. Ph.D. 1971 in Biology. Vertebrate zoology,
biosystematics, evolution, and tropical biology. Phylogenetic relationships and natural
history of fishes, especially catfishes and neotropical freshwater fishes.
Courses: BIO 330, BIO 499 (Fish Biology), ZOO 138, ZOO 411.
- Bozak, Kristin. Associate Professor. Ph.D. 1993 in Molecular Biology. Plant
physiology. Expression of genes involved in ripening of avocado; hormonal and
developmental control of gene expression; genetic elements involved in regulation and expression.
Courses: BIO 190 and BOT 124.
- Mr. Michael Brown: Curator of BioTrek, Plant and environmental biology support.
- Brum, Gilbert D. Professor. Ph.D. 1975 in Plant Ecology. Physiological plant
ecology. Plant environments. Courses: BIO 190 and BOT 124.
- Bryant, Stephen. Professor. Ph.D. 1975 in Population Genetics. Genetics; evolution;
ecology; and statistics. Population biology of Drosophila, especially D. pseudoobscura, in Death Valley; desert plant polymorphisms; determination of species relationships using mitochondrial DNA sequence studies.
Courses: BIO 190, BIO 213, BIO 303, BIO 415, BIO 418, BIO 445.
- Campbell, David. Professor. Ph.D. 1976 in Genetics. Quantitative analysis of cell
organelles with microspectrophotometry. Electron microscope seed germinating studies.
Courses: BIO 303.
- Carlton, Gary. T Professor. Ph.D. 1993 in Plant Ecology. Response of plant
populations and communities to disturbance; multiple resource limitation of plant growth.
Multivariate analysis of plant and animal communities. Courses: BIO 190, BIO 211, BIO 325, BIO 527, BOT 124, BOT 421.
- Castro, Peter. Professor. Ph.D. 1972 in Marine Biology. Ecology, behavior, and
physiology of marine symbiosis, including parasitism; ecology and systematics of decapod
crustaceans; ecology of coral reefs.
Courses: BIO 330.
- Chan, John. Professor. Ph.D. 1978 in Microbiology. Clinical immunology;
elucidation of immune response of hosts to nicotine exposure; phagocytic cells and killer
cells in this infection system.
Courses: MIC 330.
- Clark, Curtis. Professor. Ph.D. 1979 in Botany. Plant systematics and evolutionary
biology. Evolution of Asteraceae and Papaveraceae; speciation; biogeography. Computer
applications in biology.
Courses: BIO 190, BIO 213, BIO 255, BIO 406, BIO 499, BIO 530, BOT 125.
- Dixon, Wendy. Associate Professor. Ph.D. 1992 in Biochemistry. Microbiology,
cell and molecular biology. Initiation of DNA replication in budding yeast.
Courses: BIO 190, MIC 201, MIC 300, MIC 310.
- George, Chris. Professor. Ph.D. 1987 in Entomology. Ecology and behavior of desert
and tropical ant communities; insect-plant and insect-vertebrate interactions in desert,
chaparral, and tropical communities; hummingbird and insect pollination of flowering plants.
Courses: BIO 115, BIO 407, BIO 416, BIO 532, BIO 575, ZOO 426.
- Hoyt, Donald. Professor. Ph.D. 1977 in Environmental Physiology. Physiological
ecology of terrestrial vertebrates. Energetics, biomechanics, and muscle function during terrestrial locomotion; equine locomotion; energetics and water balance in avian and reptilian embryos.
Courses: ZOO 138.
- Leong, Joan. Associate Professor. Ph.D. 1994 in Pollination Ecology. Biology and ecology of native bees and plant-insect interactions. Conservation and restoration of wetland habitats, especially vernal pools; insect sampling methods; biodiversity surveys; population monitoring.
Courses:BIO 325, BIO 430, BIO 499, ZOO 137, ZOO 325, ZOO 426, BIO 526.
- Moriarty, David. Professor. Ph.D. 1976 in Ecology. Evolutionary ecology of
populations and communities; structure and dynamics of avian communities. Applied
statistical analysis and computer applications.
Courses: BIO 211, BIO 255, BIO 415, BIO 418, BIO 528, ZOO 329.
- Quinn, Ronald. Professor. Ph.D.1969 in Biology. Plant-animal interactions; fire
ecology; chaparral, mammals, radiotelemetry; California walnuts; rare and endangered
species; landscape ecology.
Courses: BIO 415, BIO 340, BIO 425.
- Stewart, Glenn. Professor. Ph.D. 1963 in Zoology. Herpetology and mammalogy.
Ecology and systematics of Pacific Coast Garter snakes and the Rubber Boa; ecology of
the Desert Tortoise and the Black Bear; status of threatened species of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
Courses: BIO 304, BIO 416, BIO 542, BIO 575, ZOO 429, ZOO 430.
- Stoner, Martin. Professor. Ph.D. 1967 in Plant Pathology. Ecology of soil-borne
fungi and wood-decaying fungi. Consultant in plant diseases and commodity protection
Courses: BIO 525, BOT 124, BOT 323, BOT 425, BOT 426.
- Szijj, Laszlo. Professor. Ph.D. 1963 in Zoology. Ecology and animal behavior;
tropical ecology; radio telemetry and distribution studies. Studies of endangered and threatened bird species; habitat use and foraging patterns of hawks and owls; and management of critical habitats.
Courses: BIO 416, BIO 485, BIO 532, BIO 540, BIO 575, ZOO 329, ZOO 419.
- Troncale, Lenard. Professor. Ph.D. 1970 in Molecular Biology. Cellular and
molecular biology; molecular evolution; systems science; biosystems allometry; biohierarchies. Proteins of the chromosome scaffold and nuclear matrix of eukaryotes; organization and function of the nucleus; theoretical models of cell differentiation.
Courses: BIO 213, BIO 303, CSA 340, CSA 411, CSA 412, CSA 413, CSA 470.