Suann Yang

Associate Professor of Biology
Integrated Science Center 256

Dr. Suann Yang has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2016.

More about Dr. Yang's Research

The Yang Lab conducts community ecology and biology education research. We value collaboration and diverse perspectives, and cultivate a supportive research environment. 

Community ecology

Our research group studies how networks of interactions between species are shaped by environmental factors such as habitat structure and disturbance, and community-wide patterns of traits such as the seasonal timing of flowering and fruit production. Our researchers design and conduct field experiments in the Roemer Arboretum and other locations near Geneseo, NY. Our researchers also analyze openly available data to study the interactions between species as well as apply various modeling approaches. 

Biology education

Our research group studies how pedagogical methods and curricular design influence undergraduate learning, perception of learning, and attitudes toward learning in biology courses. Our researchers become familiar with the discipline-based education research literature, design and implement assessments to evaluate student learning and attitudes, analyze data, and use the results to make recommendations for curricular design. To implement the research project, researchers may be integrated into the instructional team.

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Office Hours Spring 2024

  • Tuesdays 10:30am-11:30am ISC 232
  • Wednesdays 11:00am-12:00pm ISC 232
  • Thursdays 10:30am-11:30am ISC 232

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D in Botany, Washington State University, 2006

  • B.S. in Biological Sciences, Cornell University, 2000

Research Interests

  • Community ecology

  • Interactions between species

  • Biology education


  • BIOL 203: Principles of Ecology

    A study of the interrelationship of organisms and their environment, with an emphasis on how ecological principles govern local and global patterns and processes. Throughout the course, students will apply ecological concepts to understand the interdependence of human activities and the environment, in the context of global change and conservation.

  • BIOL 288: Exp: Introductory Biostatistic