Cal Poly Pomona

Faculty & Staff involved in Enironmental Biology

  • Arnold, Keith.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1980 in Marine Biology.  Physiological ecology of
    seaweeds; bioenergetics; ecological energetics; form and function in seaweeds; photosynthetic physiology of kelps; carbon allocation strategies.
               Courses: BIO 115, BIO 305, BIO 330, BIO 420, BIO 442, BIO 534, BOT 433.   
  • Baskin, Jonathan.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1971 in Biology.  Vertebrate zoology,
    biosystematics, evolution, and tropical biology.  Phylogenetic relationships and natural
    history of fishes, especially catfishes and neotropical freshwater fishes.
                Courses: BIO 330, BIO 499 (Fish Biology), ZOO 138, ZOO 411.
  • Bozak, Kristin.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D. 1993 in Molecular Biology.  Plant
    physiology.  Expression of genes involved in ripening of avocado; hormonal and
    developmental control of gene expression; genetic elements involved in regulation and expression.
                Courses: BIO 190 and BOT 124.   
  • Mr. Michael Brown: Curator of BioTrek, Plant and environmental biology support.
  • Brum, Gilbert D.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1975 in Plant Ecology.  Physiological plant
    ecology.  Plant environments. Courses: BIO 190 and BOT 124.   
  • Bryant, Stephen.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1975 in Population Genetics.  Genetics; evolution;
    ecology; and statistics.  Population biology of Drosophila, especially D. pseudoobscura, in Death Valley; desert plant polymorphisms; determination of species relationships using mitochondrial DNA sequence studies.
                Courses: BIO 190, BIO 213, BIO 303, BIO 415, BIO 418, BIO 445.   
  • Campbell, David.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1976 in Genetics.  Quantitative analysis of cell
    organelles with microspectrophotometry.  Electron microscope seed germinating studies.
                Courses: BIO 303.   
  • Carlton, Gary.  T Professor.  Ph.D. 1993 in Plant Ecology.  Response of plant
    populations and communities to disturbance; multiple resource limitation of plant growth.
    Multivariate analysis of plant and animal communities.
    Courses: BIO 190, BIO 211, BIO 325, BIO 527, BOT 124, BOT 421.     
  • Castro, Peter.   Professor.  Ph.D. 1972 in Marine Biology.  Ecology, behavior, and
    physiology of marine symbiosis, including parasitism; ecology and systematics of decapod
    crustaceans; ecology of coral reefs.
                Courses: BIO 330.   
  • Chan, John.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1978 in Microbiology.  Clinical immunology;
    elucidation of immune response of hosts to nicotine exposure; phagocytic cells and killer
    cells in this infection system.
                Courses: MIC 330.   
  • Clark, Curtis.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1979 in Botany.  Plant systematics and evolutionary
    biology.  Evolution of Asteraceae and Papaveraceae; speciation; biogeography.  Computer
    applications in biology.
                Courses: BIO 190, BIO 213, BIO 255, BIO 406, BIO 499, BIO 530, BOT 125.    
  • Dixon, Wendy.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D. 1992 in Biochemistry.  Microbiology,
    cell and molecular biology.  Initiation of DNA replication in budding yeast.
                Courses: BIO 190, MIC 201, MIC 300, MIC 310.   
  • George, Chris.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1987 in Entomology.  Ecology and behavior of desert
    and tropical ant communities; insect-plant and insect-vertebrate interactions in desert,
    chaparral, and tropical communities; hummingbird and insect pollination of flowering plants.
                Courses: BIO 115, BIO 407, BIO 416, BIO 532, BIO 575, ZOO 426.   
  • Hoyt, Donald.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1977 in Environmental Physiology.   Physiological
    ecology of terrestrial vertebrates.  Energetics, biomechanics, and muscle function during terrestrial locomotion; equine locomotion; energetics and water balance in avian and reptilian embryos.
                Courses: ZOO 138.   
  • Leong, Joan.  Associate Professor.  Ph.D. 1994 in Pollination Ecology.  Biology and ecology of native bees and plant-insect interactions.  Conservation and restoration of wetland habitats, especially vernal pools; insect sampling methods; biodiversity surveys; population monitoring.
                Courses:BIO 325, BIO 430, BIO 499, ZOO 137, ZOO 325, ZOO 426, BIO 526.
  • Moriarty, David.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1976 in Ecology.  Evolutionary ecology of
    populations and communities; structure and dynamics of avian communities.  Applied
    statistical analysis and computer applications.
                Courses: BIO 211, BIO 255, BIO 415, BIO 418, BIO 528, ZOO 329.   
  • Quinn, Ronald.  Professor.  Ph.D.1969 in Biology.  Plant-animal interactions; fire
    ecology; chaparral, mammals, radiotelemetry; California walnuts; rare and endangered
    species; landscape ecology.
               Courses: BIO 415, BIO 340, BIO 425.   
  • Stewart, Glenn.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1963 in Zoology.  Herpetology and mammalogy. 
    Ecology and systematics of Pacific Coast Garter snakes and the Rubber Boa; ecology of
    the Desert Tortoise and the Black Bear; status of threatened species of amphibians, reptiles, and mammals.
                Courses: BIO 304, BIO 416, BIO 542, BIO 575, ZOO 429, ZOO 430.   
  • Stoner, Martin.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1967 in Plant Pathology.  Ecology of soil-borne
    fungi and wood-decaying fungi.  Consultant in plant diseases and commodity protection
                Courses: BIO 525, BOT 124, BOT 323, BOT 425, BOT 426.   
  • Szijj, Laszlo.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1963 in Zoology.  Ecology and animal behavior;
    tropical ecology; radio telemetry and distribution studies.  Studies of endangered and threatened bird species; habitat use and foraging patterns of hawks and owls; and management of critical habitats. 
                Courses: BIO 416, BIO 485, BIO 532, BIO 540, BIO 575, ZOO 329, ZOO 419.   
  • Troncale, Lenard.  Professor.  Ph.D. 1970 in Molecular Biology.  Cellular and
    molecular biology; molecular evolution; systems science; biosystems allometry; biohierarchies.   Proteins of the chromosome scaffold and nuclear matrix of eukaryotes; organization and function of the nucleus; theoretical models of cell differentiation.
                Courses: BIO 213, BIO 303, CSA 340, CSA 411, CSA 412, CSA 413, CSA 470.