Biodiversity & Conservation Biology
The Department of Biological Sciences at Cedar Crest College has a vibrant student/faculty research program, and a number of research projects address biodiversity and conservation biology. For example:
- John A. Cigliano, Ph.D. (Program Director) Applying behavioral ecology to conservation issues including:
marine conservation ecology (queen conch, Strombus gigas) and the design of
Marine Protected Areas (MPA), and the behavioral ecology of the invasive brown marmorated
stinkbug (Halyomorpha halys); conservation education and outreach.
- Amy E. Faivre, Ph.D. Monitoring rare plant species; development of management plans for species
conservation; mapping populations using Global Positioning Systems( GPS) and
Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Richard M. Kliman, Ph.D. Genetic connectedness of queen conch (Strombus gigas populations in Belize; population genetics of the fruit flies and the fungus Cryptococcus neoformans.