Office Hours spring 2015

  • Monday 1030-1120
  • Monday 230-320
  • Wednesday 345-500
  • Friday 1230-120
 

Interests

  • Forest Ecology
  • Quaternary Plant Ecology
  • Dynamics of Tree-Line Communities and Rates of Vegetation Change
 

Ray Spear

Professor of

Biology

Integrated Science Center 256
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5311
spear@geneseo.edu

Dr. Spear has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Minnesota, 1981
  • M.S. in Biology, Yale University, 1976
  • M.A. in Botany, University of North Carolina, 1976
  • A.B. in Biology, Hamilton College, 1972
Spring 2015 Classes

BIOL 119:
GenBiol:Diversity,Physiol,Ecol

    An introductory course in the biological sciences covering animal diversity, animal biology, plant biology, and ecology. Counts for general education only when taken with BIOL 116. Prerequisites: BIOL
    117. Offered every spring
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BIOL 376:
Environmental Management

    Environmental management is approached as an extension of basic ecology. The framework of study is the operation of the ecosystem and the mechanisms of its regulation of energy and material flows. Ag
    ricultural, industrial, and social activities are examined for their qualitative and quantitative effect, and the legal and educational means of controlling these effects will be examined. Particular attention will be given to critical study of land and water management practices in New York. Restricted to majors and minors. Prerequisites: BIOL 203. Offered every spring
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