Faculty & Staff

An Excellent Education From Renowned Professors

The Department of Biological Sciences at Humboldt State University is dedicated to providing an outstanding educational experience to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our faculty is comprised of internationally recognized scientists who share a commitment to quality instruction and research.

OFFICE HOURS for Spring 2014

Tenured /Tenure-track Faculty

Nolij for the Novice (for faculty only)

Name: Research interests:

Email Address:

 Location and Phone (707) Teaching areas:
Effects of land use and land management on insect community structure and on regional ecosystem processes, especially nutrient dynamics. mac24@humboldt.edu

SciA 360A

826-3676

Zoology
Population dynamics, ecology and life-history strategies of colonial marine organisms. sfc4@humboldt.edu

SciA 457

826-3656

Zoology
Behavioral ecology of marine mammals. pdg1@humboldt.edu SciB 236

826-4168

Zoology
Ecology and systematics of neotropical macromycetes and the role of mycorrhizae in structuring forest communities. twh5@humboldt.edu SciB 123A

826-4841

Botany
Plant ecology, tree-climate relationships, landscape-level variation in trophic interaction, spread of invasive species, habitat fragmentation, and environmental history. esj4@humboldt.edu Hs 18 - 203

826-3346

Ecology
Heavy metal stress in plants as related to phytoremediation, gravitropism, and science education. crl2@humboldt.edu SciC 106

826-5559

Botany
Herpetology, conservation biology, and evolutionary developmental biology. sbm1@humboldt.edu SciB 229

826-5560

Zoology
Pollination biology and reproductive biology of pteridophytes (ferns). mrm1@humboldt.edu SciC 104

826-3674

Botany
Evolution and adaptation, especially as related to invertebrate reproduction and development. ecm10@humboldt.edu SciB 322

826-3240

Zoology
Bruce A. O'Gara
Dept. Chair

Effects of copper toxicity on the nervous system and behavior.

bao3@humboldt.edu SciB 223A

826-3246

Zoology

John O. Reiss
Spring 2014 Sabbatical

Evolution and morphology of amphibian metamorphosis.  Evolutionary theory.  History and philosophy of biology.

jor1@humboldt.edu SciA 454A

826-4156

Zoology

Population and community ecology of seaweeds and seagrasses, with an emphasis on pursuing studies relevant to marine resource managers.

https://fresca.calstate.edu/faculty/1712#featured

fjs3@humboldt.edu SciD 171

826-4133

Botany
Microbial ecology and physiology especially pertaining to biogeochemistry and life in extreme environments. pls13@humboldt.edu SciB 220

826-3120

Microbiology
Comparative physiology and physiological ecology, especially of bats. joe@humboldt.edu SciB 320

826-4132

Zoology
Ecology and conservation of marine fishes and invertebrates; fishery management and policy. tissot@humboldt.edu ML 107 826-5827

SciA 454A 826-3249

Conservation Biology
Plant anatomy and development; morphology and phylogeny; paleobotany; the colonization of land by eukaryotes; early land plants; taphonomy mihai@humboldt.edu SciA 360

826-3229

Botany
Genetics of sperm development in the free-living nematode, C. elegans; campus advisor for the Alliance for Minority Participation program. jpv1@humboldt.edu SciB 324A

826-4164

Genetics
Biogeography and evolution of rare plants using GIS applications and phylogeny reconstruction. Ecological studies and monitoring of rare plants are also underway. jww12@humboldt.edu SciA 355B

826-5551

Botany
Using molecular genetics to address environmental questions, particularly questions concerning microbial ecology and diversity. msw13@humboldt.edu SciB 222

826-5557

Microbiology
Detection of tick-borne pathogens and control of tick-borne diseases. jz15@humboldt.edu SciB 324E

826-5554

Microbiology

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Temporary/Part-time Faculty

Name: Research interests: Email Address: Location & Phone (707): Teaching areas:
Robin Bencie
Herbarium Manager mrb1@humboldt.edu
SciD 161

826-4801

Botany
Christopher Callahan
cmc43@humboldt.edu
SciA 463

826-3677

Zoology
Vert. Museum Collection Manager th32@humboldt.edu SciC 203

826- 4872/4871

Zoology

Ryan Jenkinson
  rsj1@humboldt.edu SciD 169

826- 3673

Biology
  kmk877@humboldt.edu SciB 336

826- 3178

Genetics
Jane Monroe
  jvm3@humboldt.edu SciB 234

826-4167

Biology
Jack Murphy
  jfm184humboldt.edu Hs 18-201

826- 3468

Botany
Courtney Otto
  cmo4@humboldt.edu SciB 234

826-4167

Botany
Autumn Reid
  alr30@humboldt.edu SciD 173

Botany
Roxann Schroeder
  rjs30@humboldt.edu SciB 234

826-4167

Principles of Biology
Amy Sprowles
  aes54@humboldt.edu SciB 338

826-4180

Genetics
  ljv1@humboldt.edu
SciB 338

826-3233

General Biology
Liz Whitchurch
  eaw284@humboldt.edu SciB 336

826-3178

Zoology

 

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Adjunct, Affiliated & Emeritus Faculty

Name: Research interests: Email Address: Location & Phone (707): Teaching areas:
Bill Allen
Emeritus
Biotechnology, immunology, physiology. wva1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
J. Michael Bowes Emeritus
Genetics and DNA replication of bacterial viruses, and the biology of the ammoniphilic bacterium Bacillus pasteurii. jmb5@humboldt.edu N/A Genetics
Milton J. Boyd  Emeritus

 

Community ecology of salt marshes, coastal bays, intertidal rocky and sand beach environments, and nearshore benthos. mjb3@humboldt.edu N/A Zoology
Bill Brueske Emeritus
N/A N/A N/A
General Invertebrate Zoology and Parasitology, Science Education jdd2@humboldt.edu
SciA 355C

826-4104

N/A
Adjunct
Behavioral neuroscience, structure and function of neural circuits, sensorimotor transformations, hindbrain motor systems eg51@humboldt.edu
BSS 428

826-4545

Psychobiology
Richard Gilchrist Emeritus
N/A rdg1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Manuel C. Kaster Emeritus
N/A mck2@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Ken Lang Emeritus
N/A kll1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
David Largent Emeritus
N/A dll2@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Sue Lee Emeritus
N/A syl1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Bill Lester Emeritus
N/A wll2@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Jim Lovelace Emeritus
N/A c.lovelace@humboldt.edu N/A N/A

Andreana Ososki Adjunct/Redwood Science Project

Ethnobotany in rural and urban settings, women's health, and science education ao32@humboldt.edu 826-4104 N/A
Robert Rasmussen Emeritus
N/A rasink@suddenlink.net N/A N/A

Rollin C. Richmond
HSU President

Evolutionary genetics of Drosophila rollinr@humboldt.edu
826-3311
N/A
James P. Smith, Jr. Emeritus
Systematics of grasses, biology of poisonous plants, and occult botany. jps2@humboldt.edu
SciD 161

826-4802

N/A
Steven A. Smith Dean, CNRS
Chromosomal evolution in mammals, marine mammal ecology and evolution ss7006@humboldt.edu
FOR 101

826-3256

N/A
Joe Tyburczy
Adjunct

 

California Sea Grant Extension Coastal Specialist. Research speciality is Marine ecology, transport of marine larvae, and coastal oceanography. jtyburczy@ucsd.edu 443-8369 Marine Ecology
Plant tissue differentiation with emphasis on ontogeny of xylem and phloem, and ultrastructure of primitive vascular plants. dkw1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A
Jim Waters Emeritus
N/A jvwaters@suddenlink.net N/A N/A
Jack Yarnall Emeritus
N/A jly1@humboldt.edu N/A N/A

Rick Zechman Associate Dean

  fwz1@humboldt.edu FOR 101

826-3546

N/A

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Biological Sciences Departmental Staff
Name: Job Title Email Address: Location & Phone (707): Teaching areas:
Biology Core Facilities Interim Manager biostock@humboldt.edu SciB 230

826-3232

Robin Bencie
Herbarium Manager mrb1@humboldt.edu SciD 161

826-4801

Botany
Greenhouse Assistant kmd38@humboldt.edu 826-3678
Vert. Museum Collection Manager th32@humboldt.edu SciC 203

826-4872 / 4871

Zoology
Lewis McCrigler
Equipment Technician lmm7001@humboldt.edu SciD 175

826-3376

 
Marty Reed
Equipment Technician mmr7001@humboldt.edu SciD 29

826-3234

 
Administrative Analyst satter@humboldt.edu SciB 223

826-4166

 
Administrative Support Coordinator/Graduate Assistant eaw4@humboldt.edu SciB 221

826-3245

 
Greenhouse Manager wjw7001@humboldt.edu 826-3678  
Terry Wingenbach
Algae Culturist tlw7001@humboldt.edu SciD 143A

826-4178

 
Andrea Yip

Bact. Lab /Bio 105 Supervisor

anb1@humboldt.edu SciB 224A

826-3248/3548

Genetics

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