Teaching


Current Teaching


Principles of Ecology (BL 3400) 

Study of both accepted and currently debated principles that describe ecological relationships at the organism, population, community, and ecosystem levels. 

Fall Semester every year (2013, 2014)


Lake Ecology and Fish Biology (BL 4442) 

Field course combining lake ecosystem and foodweb study with fishes in lake systems. Students will be exposed to research methods used in lakes for comprehensive abiotic and biotic understanding. 

Fall Semester in alternate years starting in 2014; co-instructed with Dr. Nancy Auer


Stream Ecology and Fish Biology (BL4447)

Field course combining river and stream ecosystem and foodweb study with fishes in lake systems. Students will be exposed to research methods used in lakes for comprehensive abiotic and biotic understanding. 

Fall Semester in alternate years starting in 2015; co-instructed with Dr. Casey Huckins


Ecosystem Ecology (BL 4461/5461) 

History, key concepts, and practice of ecosystem ecology in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Emphasizes inter-connectedness of energy and nutrient flows globally and in regional case studies.

Spring Semester in alternate years, depending on demand (2010, 2012)


The Scientific Profession (BL 5025) 

The practice of sciences for graduate students, including how to plan a research project, grantsmanship, publication, navigating the job market, and timely issues (e.g. ethical conduct, diversity and bias, etc.).

Fall Semester every year (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)



 

Past Teaching


Instructor, Perspectives on Inquiry (UN 1001) - Valuing the Great Lakes. Michigan Tech, Spring 2011 and 2013


Instructor, Limnology (BL4450). Michigan Tech, Fall 2011 and 2013


Co-Instructor, Analysis of Biological Data (BL4470). Michigan Tech, Spring 2014


Instructor, Senior Essay (BL 4510). Michigan Tech, Spring and Fall 2010


Co-Instructor, Distinguished Ecologist Lecture Series (FW 5000). Michigan Tech, Fall 2013


Co-instructor, Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology (BIOL 658). Idaho State University , Fall 2006

Instructor, Freshwater Ecology (AWER 4500). Utah State University , Spring 2006 

Instructor, Aquatic Ecology Practicum (AWER 4510). Utah State University , Fall 2005

Co-Instructor, Water Quality and Pollution (AWER 4530). Utah State University , 2004 and 2005

Teaching Assistant, Freshwater Ecology (AWER 4500), Aquatic Ecology Practicum (AWER 4510). Utah State University, 2000-2002, 2004 

Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Biology (BIOL 101). Colgate University , 1999 – 2000