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Marshall, James

Marshall, James
James Marshall Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology
Starr Science Center
Office Location
Rm. 410
Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.S., SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forest Biology
B.S., Texas Christian University
B.A., Texas Christian University
Courses Taught
Animal Behavior, BSMS Topics in the Sciences, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Field Ecology of Florida Ecosystems, HLAS 103 (Environment and Civilizations’ Collapse), Intro to Biological Research, Intro to Marine Science, Organismal Diversity and Physiology II, Ornithology, Paleoecology
Biology of Sex and Gender, CBS Senior Seminar, First-Year Seminar, HLAS 103 (Unconscious Mind), HLAS 203 (Intro to Complexity Theory), Principles of Biology, Vertebrate Physiology

I joined the CBS department in 2010 after teaching as a visiting assistant professor at DePauw University and Denison University. I also teach an evolution course every summer at Ohio State’s Stone Lab. Closer to home, I take students to dig for dinosaurs in Montana, explore temperate to tropical ecosystems in Florida, and play in the salt marshes of Sapelo Island, Georgia. I can often be found on campus or at Severson Dells Nature Center in the fall banding birds as part of various research projects, an activity in which I try to include not only students, but also my family.

Research Interests
Disease ecology of birds, migratory behavior of birds, avian role in spread of invasive shrubs

Professional Memberships and Community Service
American Ornithological Society, Association of Field Ornithologists, Wilson Ornithological Society, Ecological Society of America

Board member and Fundraising Chair, Montessori Private Academy
Board member, Severson Dells Nature Center
Vice President for Programs, Rockford Writers’ Guild