Faculty Profile

Carol Loeffler

Associate Professor of Biology (1988)

Contact Information

loeffler@dickinson.edu

Rector North Room 2304
717.245.1360
http://users.dickinson.edu/~loeffler/

Bio

She teaches courses in algae, fungi, lichens, and land plants. Her research interests with students are in the biology and ecology of rare plant species and in the impact of deer and other herbivores on forest vegetation.

Education

  • B.A., Smith College, 1982
  • Ph.D., Cornell University, 1992

2014-2015 Academic Year

Fall 2014

BIOL 123 Animals, Plants & Fungi w/Lab
Plants, animals and fungi have vastly different strategies for obtaining food, reproducing, and finding places to live. Many of the most important adaptations in each of these three groups involve fending off, partnering with, or exploiting members of the other two groups. This course considers the ways in which the three groups interact and the many consequences of these interactions for our ecosystems and for humans. In laboratory/greenhouse/field studies, lecture, and discussion we will develop an understanding of how biologists approach questions and design experiments concerning interactions, how their findings should or should not be interpreted, and how the findings are disseminated to general and scientific audiences. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

BIOL 123 Animals, Plants & Fungi w/Lab
Plants, animals and fungi have vastly different strategies for obtaining food, reproducing, and finding places to live. Many of the most important adaptations in each of these three groups involve fending off, partnering with, or exploiting members of the other two groups. This course considers the ways in which the three groups interact and the many consequences of these interactions for our ecosystems and for humans. In laboratory/greenhouse/field studies, lecture, and discussion we will develop an understanding of how biologists approach questions and design experiments concerning interactions, how their findings should or should not be interpreted, and how the findings are disseminated to general and scientific audiences. Three hours classroom and three hours laboratory a week. This course fulfills either the DIV III lab science distribution requirement or QR graduation requirement.

Spring 2015

BIOL 322 Plant Systematics w/Lab
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.

BIOL 322 Plant Systematics w/Lab
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.

BIOL 322 Plant Systematics w/Lab
A systematic survey of the plant kingdom through the collection and study of living plants. Frequent field trips are conducted as weather permits. An herbarium of named plants is prepared. Emphasis will be placed on the diverse features of plants which permit effective study of fundamental biological problems. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: two Biology courses numbered between 120 and 129 or ENST 131, 132 (or 130). This course is cross-listed as ENST 322.