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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
95264BOT 4601001Plant Ecology
flyer
3MW

9:30am-10:45am

CMC 118

81792BSC 6910017Directed Research
1-19



TBA TBA

85286BSC 6932011Adv in Population Bio
Non Bio Majors CI required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1R

12:00pm-1:00pm

SCA 202

89185BSC 6932045Readings in Plant Ecology
Must be taken with Plant Ecology http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
1W

11:00am-12:00pm

SCA 202

91870BSC 6932068Plant Ecology
Non bio Majors CI Required http://biology.usf.edu/ib/consent.aspx
3MW

9:30am-10:45am

CMC 118

82144BSC 6935008Graduate Seminar in Biology
1M

7:00pm-8:00pm

SCA 202

82654BSC 6971004Thesis: Master's
2-19



TBA TBA

82131BSC 7910015Directed Research
1-19



TBA TBA

82137BSC 7980013Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19



TBA TBA

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