Office Hours spring 2016

  • Monday 930-1100
  • Tuesday 400-500


  • Conservation Biology
  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Host-Parasite Interactions

Kristina Hannam

Associate Professor of


Integrated Science Ctr. 259
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Dr. Kristina Hannam has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. in Biology, University of Miami, 1998
  • B.S. in Biology, University of Notre Dame, IN, 1992
Fall 2016 Classes

BIOL 305:
Biological Conservation

    Focuses on understanding the evolution, distribution and threats to biodiversity. Emphasis is placed on understanding the important aspects of genetics and population biology that impact the manageme
    nt and protection of species and populations of conservation concern. The course will also examine the theory and practice of reserve design and other conservation measures used in a variety of situations worldwide. Students will participate in an applied conservation community-based inquiry project at an off-campus (DEC, NY State Parks or other) site. Students will participate in collection of field data, analysis and report preparation. This course does not count as an elective Biology laboratory.Prerequisites: BIOL 203. Offered every fall
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BIOL 338:
Animal Behavior

    An integration of ethological and comparative psychological aspects of the evolution and development of behavior in animals. Special emphasis on such topics as biological rhythms, communication, spaci
    ng, reproduction, sensory systems, learning, and social structure. Restricted to majors and minors.Prerequisites: BIOL 203 and BIOL 222 or permission of instructor. (Not available for credit to students who have credit for PSYC 338.) Offered every fall
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BIOL 339:
Animal Behavior Laboratory

    Studies of the behavior and behavior patterns of animals under both controlled laboratory and natural field conditions. Emphasis is placed on observational and quantitative approaches. Restricted to
    majors and minors. Prerequisites/Corequiste: BIOL 338 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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BIOL 383:
Graduate School & Work Seminar

    The purpose of this seminar is to help seniors through the process of applying to graduate school, and/or determining options for working in biology after graduation. Applications for most graduate pr
    ograms are due in January or February. By the end of this course, each student should have selected several programs to apply to, contacted the programs and potential advisors, have some understanding of financing for graduate school, and have the majority of their application completed. For students not planning to apply to graduate school, parallel assignments will prepare them to apply for a position as a lab or field technician or research fellow. NOTE: This course may not be used for Biology elective credit. Graded on a S/U basis. Prerequisite: Junior standing in Biology. Offered every fall.
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