Phone: (608)-785-8253 E-Mail: email@example.com Office Hours ~ Fall 2014
Hiking With Dakota* in the Uinta Mountains of Utah ~ August 2012
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream" - Remember, "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.” ~ Mark Twain
*It is with a heavy heart that I need to report that Dakota passed away on 1 November 2013 due to some serious health issues; he was less than three years old, and his passing has saddened us greatly and left a great "hole" in our lives that has now been filled with another American Eskimo named "Montana"!
Click here for the Montana at 8 weeks old or here for the a photo at 4 months old or here for two photos of Montana at 5 months old or here for the most recent one of him at 7 months old on his first camping trip out west.
I am a broadly trained zoologist with an interest in the ecology of whole organisms, particularly amphibians and reptiles. A good deal of my time is also committed to the continuing development and maintenance of the Animal Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory web sites as well as the Department of Biology web site.
If you would like to see some additional photos of me, my wife Gail (who teaches in the Management Department of the College of Business Administration here at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse), our two standard American Eskimo dogs (whom we loved very much but sadly passed away in April 2011) and the newest addition to "Our Family", a miniature American Eskimo named Dakota (who we are once again sad to report passed away on 1 November 2013 due to several serious health issues), click Here.
Over the past 15 years I have the opportunity to lead over a dozen Amazon River tours for a Florida-based tour company called Explorations Inc. In addition to offering both jungle safaris and river boat tours to the Peruvian Amazon, the company also organizes trips to the Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including spectacular Machu Picchu, as well as Costa Rica and some of the most important Mayan sites in Mexico and Central America. You can also visit their newer website at: Adventures Of Discovery.
For more information about these trips, contact Charlie Strader anytime toll free from the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico: (800)-446-9660.
To see some of the photos I have taken while conducting Amazon Tours, click on My Amazon Photo Album.
To see some of my favorite travel photos from other places, click on My Travel Photo Album.
Ph.D. Zoology - Colorado State University, 1975
M.S. Zoology - Colorado State University, 1968
B.A. Spanish - University of Pennsylvania, 1965
Courses Taught Fall 2014
Introductory Biology (BIO 103 ~ Sections 01 & 03)
Ecology (BIO 307 ~ Section 03)
Zoo Lab - A Resource for Animal Biology
A & P Lab - A Resource for the Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory
Ecological Society of America
Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Society for the Study of Evolution
Southwestern Association of Naturalists
Hobbies and Personal Interests
Flying: Private Pilot with Single Engine, Land, Seaplane, Glider and Instrument Ratings
SCUBA Diving - SSI Advanced Open Water Diver
Amateur Radio - General Class Operator's License (NØYCM)
Travel and Photography
Hiking and Backpacking
My research interests in the past have centered broadly on such problems as the evolution and use of temperature regulation in cold-blooded organisms, amphibian water economy and the role of color and pattern in predator avoidance. I am also interested in population ecology and the evolution of life history patterns, particularly of reptiles. More recently, I have become interested in several populations of terrestrial slugs that appear to be living in some local, spring-fed streams. Although my principal target organisms have been amphibians and reptiles, I have also worked with grasshoppers and bats.
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