- Spring 2021 – Geographical Ecology and Biogeography, BIOL 4301
- Spring 2021 – Advanced Biogeography, BIOL 6301
- Fall 2020 – Principles of Ecology, BIOL 3309
- Spring 2020 – Course-based research in ecological & evolutionary genomics, BIOL 4301
- Fall 2019 – Molecular Ecology, BIOL 4301
- Fall 2019 – Advanced Molecular Ecology, BIOL 6301
- Spring 2019 – Geographical Ecology and Biogeography, BIOL 4301
- Spring 2019 – Advanced Biogeography, BIOL 6301
- Fall 2018 – Principles of Ecology, BIOL 3309
- Fall 2018 – Advanced Ecology, BIOL 5309
At Texas Tech I am teaching courses in genetics, ecology, and evolutionary biology. I am teaching and continually improving and developing upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses. Expected rotating topics:
- Biogeography / Geographical Ecology
- This course will focus on the patterns and processes affecting the global distribution of organisms and communities
- This course will have an advanced section where we will discuss and present primary literature about biogeography, from its foundations to current topics
- Course-based research in ecological & evolutionary genomics
- We will use real data sets to ask and answer questions relevant to local, regional, or global patterns of biodiversity
- This course will give students background and experience in conducting bioinformatic analysis in ecological and evolutionary contexts
- Students will use novel data that has not been analyzed to develop hypotheses, create a plan of attack for analysis, and use statistics to test those hypotheses
- Available data types: whole-genome resequencing and community 16S sequencing
- Principles of Ecology
- Middle-level course with an extensive overview of major concepts in ecology with scale spanning from the level of the individual to the entire biosphere.
- Molecular Ecology
- This course will include lectures, discussions, and activities on a weekly basis. We will have a modular structure where I will introduce a topic, we will read some primary literature about and discuss that topic, and we will do practical data exercises with example and/or new datasets.
- Potential modules: Microbial 16S barcoding and community analysis, landscape genetics, 18S community barcoding (e.g., stomach or environmental samples), species delimitation, among others.
In the past I have taught introductory biology, genetics, and evolutionary biology courses at the University of Kansas and Black Hills State University.
More details will be added here each semester.