Office Hours spring 2015

  • 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
Fall 2015 Classes

BIOL 105:
Contemporary Biology

    Biology applied directly to contemporary personal, social, and environmental problems; the biological problems evolving from technology; and current suggestions offered by leading biologists on solvin
    g these problems. To receive credit for the Natural Science Core, students must also take the laboratory BIOL 106. Corequisite: BIOL 106. Offered every fall
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BIOL 106:
N/Contemporary Biology Lab

    Laboratory studies in Contemporary Biology. Experiments are directed toward understanding current issues in biology such as those concerned with genetics, development and neurobiology. Emphasis is o
    n the practical use of the methods of science. Corequisite: BIOL 105 or permission of instructor. Offered every fall
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BIOL 204:
Ecology Laboratory

    Selected laboratory research projects in levels of ecological organization from organisms to populations, communities, and ecosystems. Restricted to pre-biology majors, majors, and minors. Prerequisit
    es/Corerequisite: BIOL 203.
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