I teach the following classes
- BIO 302 General
techniques; classification and morphology of
microorganisms; biochemistry and control of growth;
pathogenic microorganisms. Fall, Spring.
PREREQ: one semester
of college chemistry and BIO 150 or consent of
instructor. COREQ: BIO 302L.
- BIO 302L General
Microbiology: Laboratory (0,4,0)
Laboratory to accompany BIO
206. Microbiological techniques. COREQ: BIO 302.
- BIO 399 Techniques:
Biological Sciences (1-2 sem. hrs. each)
A great way to get initiated
The experience can be in media preparation; in
herbarium curation, learning diatom identification,
soft algae identification, and field techniques.
Also in use of laboratory equipment; or in other
practical facets of biology. Topics decided upon in
consultation between student and instructor. Up to 4
semester hours may be earned in this course. Fall,
PREREQ: Consent of instructor
prior to registration.
- BIO 422 Limnology (4
Credit hours total with Lab)
Physical, chemical, and
biological properties of inland waters; organization
of aquatic communities, phytoplankton, zooplankton,
and benthos, trophic dynamics and eutrophication;
limnological methods and techniques.
PREREQ: one year of
college biology and one year of college chemistry
COREQ: BIO 422L.
- BIO 422L Limnology:
Laboratory to accompany BIO 422.
Field trips. COREQ: BIO 422.
- BIO 492: Directed research
(1-3 semester hrs. each)
Development and completion of
a scientific research project chosen in consultation
with instructor. Final project report is required.
Up to 6 semester hours may be earned in this course.
For students majoring or minoring in biological
sciences and especially for those planning further
study in graduate school. Fall, spring, summer.
PREREQ: BIO 340 and consent of instructor.
- BIO 612 Freshwater Diatoms
(2 sem. hrs.)
taxonomy, physiology, reproduction, and ecology of
common freshwater diatoms; methods of collection;
preparation of permanent slides. Field trip. Summer.
- BIO 614 Algae (2 sem.
Commonly occurring freshwater
algae of the tri-state area; field and laboratory
techniques for collecting and preserving specimens;
taxonomy, evolution, life cycles, and ecological
significance. Field trips. Summer.
- BIO (Reading the River
- Aquatic Ecology for