Fall 2021

Section 0973 of BIO16
Introduction to Biology For Non-Majors -- : Aug 16 - Dec 08 2021
This is a hybrid class with required in-person meetings. All Wednesday meetings (lecture and lab) will occur in person on campus. Monday lectures will be delivered asynchronously. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice.

Section 1053 of BOTANY10
Plant Biology -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2021
This is a hybrid class with required in-person meetings. All Thursday meetings (lecture and lab) will occur in person on campus. Tuesday’s lectures will be delivered asynchronously. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice.

Section 3217 of BIO12
Basic Concepts of Ecology -- : Aug 17 - Dec 09 2021
This section involves regularly scheduled, MANDATORY live zoom meetings on Tuesday during the times listed above. Thursday meetings will be asynchronous. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice. This section will include two Friday or Saturday field trips, dates TBA.

Spring 2021

Section 5057 of BIO12
Basic Concepts of Ecology -- : Jan 21 - May 20 2021
This section involves regularly scheduled, MANDATORY live zoom meetings at the times listed above. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice.

Section 5512 of BOTANY10
Plant Biology -- : Jan 21 - May 20 2021
This section involves MANDATORY live zoom meetings during some of the scheduled class sessions. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice. Students may be required to pick up laboratory supplies from campus. For those unable to pick up in-person, a list of required items will be provided by the instructor.

Section 5676 of BIO16
Introduction to Biology For Non-Majors -- : Jan 20 - May 19 2021
This section involves MANDATORY live zoom meetings during some of the scheduled class sessions. To participate in this class, students must have a computer with reliable internet, webcam, and microphone. Cell phones and tablets won’t suffice. Students may be required to pick up laboratory supplies from campus. For those unable to pick up in-person, a list of required items will be provided by the instructor.

No office hours

PhD 2013 Organismal Biology and Ecology, University of Montana, Missoula MT
MA 2004 Biological Sciences, Humboldt State University, Arcata CA
BS 1999 Marine Biology, College of Charleston, Charleston SC

Academic Experience

Courses Taught:

SRJC, Life Sciences, 2013 to present
BIO 10, BIO 12, BOTANY10, BOTANY  60



Sonoma State, Environmental Sciences and Planning, 2013
Applied Ecology
Restoration Ecology

Santa Clara University, Environmental Science, 2012-2013
Introduction to Environmental Science

University of Montana, Division of Biological Sciences and College of Forestry and Conservation
Diversity of Life
General Botany
Rocky Mountain Flora
Forest Ecology
Philosophy of Teaching co-organizer

Humboldt State University, Department of Biological Sciences
Principles of Biology
General Botany
Plant Taxonomy
Plant Ecology
 

Professional Areas of Interest

I am interested in species interactions, population biology, and biological conservation.  My research and field experiences have focused on conservation of native pollinator populations, demography of the native solitary bee, Osmia lignaria, the influence of timber harvest on native ant communities, ant-mediated seed dispersal, and the influence of plant invasion and herbicide use on native pollinator and avian communities.