Faculty Profile

Carol Loeffler

Associate Professor of Biology (1988)

Contact Information


Rector North Room 2304


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.


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


  • Dickinson Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2008-09

2024-2025 Academic Year

Fall 2024

BIOL 224 Plant Geography/Ecology w/Lab
Analysis of factors determining the distribution and abundance of plant species, including study of plant migration patterns today and in the distant past. Lecture includes examples and readings from classic and recent research. Field, laboratory, and greenhouse studies focus on plant demography, plant-animal interactions, plant community structure, competition, soil and water relations, and other topics. Six hours classroom a week. Prerequisites: 131 and 132 OR ENST 161 and 162.

ENST 550 Independent Research