LaRoy Brandt

Contact Information Biology Phone: 423.869.6608
Office Location: Cumberland Mtn Research Ctr 2nd Fl
Email: [email protected]

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Courses Taught:

  • CBIO 400 Conservation Biology: Applications & Analysis
  • BIOL 397 Junior Science Seminar
  • CBIO 397 Junior Research Seminar
  • CBIO 370 Land Use & Environmental Policy
  • CBIO 360 Mammalogy (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL 350 Entomology
  • CBIO 340 Herpetology (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL 340 Invertebrate Zoology (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL 112 General Biology II (lecture & lab)
  • BIOL 100 Introduction to Biology (lecture & lab)

Education:

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. 2003, Entomology.
  • Master of Science, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO. 1999, Biology.
  • Bachelor of Science, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO. 1996, Biology.
  • Associate of Arts with honors, State Fair Community College, Sedalia, MO. 1994 Biology

Research Interests:

  • Comparing biodiversity mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates across various habitat types and land uses.
  • Bio-acoustic surveys of bats
  • Monitoring mammal communities with trail cameras
  • Bio-monitoring the Apalachicola Estuary for heavy metal contamination
  • Evaluating reclamation of coal mining sites
  • Endangered species and biodiversity in Costa Rica
  • Impacts of protection on coral reef community composition in Belize
  • Water quality investigations
  • Prevalence of leptospirosis in wildlife populations
  • Prevalence of salmonella in amphibians and reptiles
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