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Gordon  Fox

Gordon Fox

Gordon Fox
Professor

Contact

Office: SCA 330
Phone: 813- 974-7352
Lab: SCA 320, SCA 341
Fax: 974-3263
Email: gfox@usf.edu

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Education

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1989
Postdoctoral fellow, University of California, Davis, 1989-93 (NSF fellow, 1991-3)
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of the South, 1993-4
Research Assistant Professor, San Diego State University, 1994-9

Research

Conservation biology
Plant ecology and evolution, conservation biology, population biology, fire ecology

I do research in conservation, ecology, and evolution, especially of plants. I focus on two related areas: 1) population dynamics -especially on how populations respond to environmental variability and disturbance; and 2) the ecology, evolution, and genetics of plant life histories. My research has both field-based and theoretical components; one of my priorities is the development of practical quantitative tools for population biology. Many of my studies have direct conservation applications.

Current and planned research in my lab includes studies of 1) how fire frequency and seed dispersal affect regrowth of pine populations; 2) methods for predicting the regrowth of populations after disturbance, and application to fire-prone pines; 3) conservation and evolutionary consequences of among-individual variation in demographic properties. I work with my students to find suitable research projects,which need not be subsets of my own projects, and can be any mix of empirical and theoretical research.

Specialty Area

Plant Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Population Biology

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
23567BSC 4052001Conservation Bio
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3TR9:30am-10:45am

CIS 1016
15659BSC 4910006Undergraduate Research
2

TBA TBA
17607BSC 4910008Undergraduate Research
1

TBA 100
17867BSC 6910004Directed Research
1-19

TBA 100
17920BSC 6932031Adv. in Population Bio
Non Bio Majors CI required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1R12:00pm-1:00pm

SCA 333
15958BSC 6935003Graduate Seminar in Biology
1W5:00pm-6:00pm

SCA 202
12136BSC 6971012Thesis: Master's
2-19

TBA TBA
11732BSC 7910014Directed Research
1-19

TBA TBA
16044BSC 7936002Doctoral Seminar
1

TBA TBA
12979BSC 7980004Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19

TBA TBA

Recent Journal Articles

Gordon Fox