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Bob Paul
Professor of Biology

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Departments: Biology
Office: Schaefer 235
Phone: 240-895-4211


B.A., Westminster College; MS, St. Louis University; Ph.D., Virginia Tech.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Courses Taught:

  • Contemporary Bioscience
  • General Biology
  • General Ecology
  • Estuarine Ecology
  • Animal Histology/Physiology
  • Scientific Communication
  • Introductory Genetics
  • Contemporary Environmental Issues (Honors)
  • Environmental Crisis
  • Science and Society
  • Entomology
  • Biology of Plants
  • Biology of Animals
  • Biostatistics
  • Limnology
  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Mathematical Modeling in Ecology (Honors)
  • Principles of Biology
  • Scientific Illustration
  • Field Methods in Ecology (Johns Hopkins University‚Äôs graduate program in Environmental Science)
  • Field Studies in Ecology: Glacial Ecology (Penn State University)

Research Interests

I have a specialty in aquatic ecology and have strong research interests in freshwater and estuarine systems, watersheds, water quality, and the application of Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to land use and ecological problems.