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Jason  Rohr

Jason Rohr

Jason Rohr
Associate Professor

Contact

Office: SCA 309
Phone: 813-974-0156
Lab: SCA 322, SCA 137
Fax: 974-3263
Email: rohr@usf.edu

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Education

B.A. Biology, Binghamton University, 1996
B.A. Environmental Studies, Binghamton University, 1996
M.A. Teaching, Binghamton University, 1997
Ph.D. Ecology, Binghamton University, 2002
Post-doc Ecology and Toxicology, University of Kentucky, 2002-2004

Research

Community and Population Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Disease and Parasite Ecology, Ecology of Climate Change, Chemical and Behavioral Ecology, Insect Conservation and Biodiversity

Research Activities and Interests:

My research interests fall at the interface of ecotoxicology, conservation biology, and community, population, behavioral, and disease ecology. I am particularly interested in how anthropogenic changes, mainly pollution and climate change, affect wildlife populations, species interactions, and the spread of disease. These effects are undoubtedly complex and dependent upon biotic and abiotic conditions. Consequently, my collaborators and I have studied interactions among multiple natural and anthropogenic stressors and are making efforts to integrate our research across disciplines. Our goal is to understand, and develop solutions to, environmental problems to enhance the likelihood of a sustainable existence for both humans and wildlife. Much of my research has focused on amphibians because they are declining globally. However, I have worked with a diversity of taxa and I tend to be more motivated by interesting questions, syntheses, and the quest for generalities in ecology and conservation than taxa-specific pursuits. When possible, I try to integrate laboratory experiments, mesocosm studies, field experiments, field surveys, and mathematical models to enhance our understanding of natural systems.

Specialty Area

Ecology

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
56115BSC 4905004Independent Study
1

TBA 100
60134BSC 6910010Directed Research
1-19

TBA TBA
60241BSC 7980011Dissertation: Doctoral
2-19

TBA TBA