Office Hours SPRING 2016

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


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

Ray Spear

Professor of


Integrated Science Center 256
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

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

Faculty Information


  • 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 2016 Classes

BIOL 119:

    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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