Ecology and Systematic Biology
Coordinator: Dr. Robert Patterson
Students can select areas of specialization within the framework of ecology, systematics, and evolutionary biology. This concentration is tailored by advisement to the interests and needs of each student. The areas of emphasis in this concentration are: phylogeny, population genetics, and biogeography; plant, animal, and fungal systematics and biodiversity; evolutionary, quantitative, and theoretical ecology; community, population, and ecosystem ecology; reproductive, behavioral, physiological ecology.
Students receiving their M.S. in Biology, Concentration in Ecology & Systematic Biology, can matriculate to Ph.D. programs or proceed into the workplace. Recent SFSU graduates work for government agencies, private environmental consulting firms, museums, and nonprofit environmental organizations. Other graduates have gone on to become environmental educators.
Faculty: Katharyn Boyer, Sarah Cohen, Edward Connor, Karen Crow-Sanchez, Dennis Desjardin, John Hafernik, Gretchen LeBuhn, V. Thomas Parker, Robert Patterson, Eric Routman, Ravinder Sehgal, Chris Smith, Greg Spicer, Andrea Swei, José de la Torre, Vance Vredenburg, Stanley Williams, Andrew Zink.
— California Academy of Sciences Research Professors: Frank Almeda, Thomas Daniel, Robert Drewes, Jack Dumbacher, Brian Fisher, Peter Fritsch, Terrence Gosliner, Charles Griswold, David Kavanaugh, John McCosker, Richard Mooi, Peter Roopnarine, Brian Simison, Gary Williams.
— Carlos Davidson, Program Director, Environmental Studies, SFSU
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