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KCBS Discusses Humpback Whales With Biology’s Douglas Long

KCBS News Radio logoKCBS news spoke with Biology Professor Douglas Long about increased sightings of humpback whales in San Francisco Bay.

New York Times Cites Invasive Species Research by Biology's Michael Marchetti

New York TimesA New York Times story examining the real, and perceived, threats to the environment from invasive species references the research of Fletcher Jones Professor of Biology, Michael Marchetti.

CBS-5 TV Speaks With Biology Prof. Doug Long About Roadkill Increases

CBS-5 / KPIX-TV logoCBS-5/KPIX-TV spoke with School of Science Adjunct Biology Professor Douglas Long about his involvement in the California Roadkill Observation System, which tracks inc

WIRED Interviews SMC Biology Prof. Douglas Long About Unique Deep Water Fish

WIRED logoWIRED.com features an interview with Saint Mary's Adjunct Associate Biology Professor Douglas Long in a story about chimaeras, which are deep sea dwelling distant cousins of sharks.

Michael Marchetti, Ph.D.

Prof. Michael MarchettiDr. Marchetti's current research agenda explores patterns and processes in invasion ecology, ecological effects of altered stream flow (as a result of human intervention), the ecology of freshwater fish larvae, food web alterations in aquatic systems and the general ecology of California salamanders. For more on his reseach, visit his Aquatic Ecology Research webpage.

He currently teaches courses on general ecology, biostatistics, marine and aquatic ecology and conservation biology.

Dr. Marchetti can address a variety of ecology-related issues such as the role of dams and diversions for stream health, the impact of non-native species on California's ecosystems and the importance of conservation efforts for healthy ecosystems.

He can be reached directly via email at [email protected] or in his office at 925-631-4602.

For assistance in reaching the professor, or with another news topic, please contact Director of Media Relations Mike McAlpin at 925-631-4222 (office), 925-878-9535 (cell) or by email at [email protected].

The Fletcher Jones Professor of Ecology in the department of Biology, Dr. Marchetti's research focuses on freshwater systems with a specific emphasis on fish and aquatic organisms.
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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate a solid knowledge in all three major areas of biology: molecular and cellular, organismal and ecology and evolutionary;
  • Analyze logically and critically scientific information; 
  • Apply knowledge they have already mastered from current and previous courses to the exploration of new areas of inquiry;
  • Communicate skillfully through written and oral reports;
  • Use biological methodology competently for laboratory research; and
  • Integrate an awareness of ethical issues with their understand of and work in biology.
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