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Biology

Robin Van Meter

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science/Studies and Biology
Education

B.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2000; M.S., Drexel University, 2003; Ph.D., University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 2011.

      

Research

Studying the effects of environmental pollution on amphibians and reptiles is my broad research interest.  I look at pollution impacts at the individual, population and community level.  Over the years I have investigated the effects of a crude oil spill on snapping turtle development and physiology, road deicer effects on amphibians in freshwater pond ecosystems and more recently my research has included large-scale use of agricultural pesticides.  Currently my research explores the accumulation of pesticides in terrestrial amphibians through contact with the skin.

Teaching

ENV 101: Introduction to Environmental Studies

BIO 294: General Zoology

ENV 394: Wetlands Ecology

BIO 100: Current Topics in Ecology

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