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  • Daniel R. Ardia

    Associate Professor of Biology
    Office: LSP232B
    Office Hours: On leave 2009-2010 Academic Year
    Summary: Evolution, Ecology and Heredity. Evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology; life history evolution of birds and insects.

    Professional Biography


    B.S. Tufts University: Biology, Environmental Studies, & Political Science

    M.S. SUNY-College of Environmental Science and Forestry: Environmental and Forest Biology

    Ph.D. Cornell University: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

    Postdoc: Darwin Fellow: UMass-Amherst & Amherst College

    Research Interests

    Evolutionary biology, behavioral and physiological biology, ornithology, vertebrate biology.
    Causes and consequences of variation in life history evolution.
    Role of environmental variation in driving life history tradeoffs.
    Parasites and immune function in a life history context.

    Course Information

    BIO 110 Principles of Evolution, Ecology and Heredity
    BIO 336 Evolution
    BIO 337 Behavioral Ecology
    FND 193 Conservation Biology
    BIO 3xx Tropical Field Biology of Rainforests and Coral Reefs