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Davies, Kendi F

Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Forest fragmentation is one of the most important drivers of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation on the planet today, and we know that it interacts with climate change in important ways. I am working to build knowledge about the combined impacts of climate change and fragmentation, to contribute ideas and solutions to these global ecological crises.


  • Community ecology; persistence of species and communities in heterogeneous, fragmented, and disturbed landscapes; extinction, invasion and community assembly


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courses taught

  • EBIO 1010 - Introduction to Quantitative Thinking for Biologists
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Focuses on the collection, visualization and analysis of data that are relevant for advancing critical thinking, student-directed learning, and the development of quantitative analysis skills, with an emphasis on using R and examples from ecology and evolutionary biology.
  • EBIO 1020 - Introduction to Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Introduces students to EBIO. Provides an overview of the major and how it differs from other biology programs; how to get involved in clubs, research, and/or internship opportunities; strategies for succeeding in EBIO courses; and career options. This is a first-year colloquium course specifically designed for freshman and other students exploring their educational and career opportunities.
  • EBIO 1220 - General Biology 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2021
    Provides a concentrated introduction to organisms, homeostasis, development, behavior, and ecology. Emphasizes fundamental principles, concepts, facts,and questions. Intended for science majors. Recommended prerequisite: EBIO 1210 (minimum grade C-).
  • EBIO 2040 - Principles of Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
    Lecture and laboratory. Introduces principles of ecology, emphasizing patterns and processes at various levels of biological organization. Scope global, but examples often from local environment. Laboratory emphasizes techniques of field biology. Uses animals and/or animal tissues. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1030 and EBIO 1040 and EBIO 1050 or EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 2640 and ENVS 2000.
  • EBIO 3990 - EBIO Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022
    Provides an introduction to the departmental Honors program. Consists of individual library research on a potential Honors thesis topic under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.2 GPA and approval by departmental honors committee.
  • EBIO 4460 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Spring 2024
    Familiarizes students with specialized areas of biology. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 5460.
  • EBIO 4870 - Independent Research: Upper Division
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2024
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • EBIO 4990 - EBIO Honors Thesis Research
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
    To be taken during the final academic year prior to graduation. Consists of the final phase of honors research and thesis preparation under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Recommended prerequisites: minimum 3.3 GPA and a declared EBIO major and approval by departmental Honors program.
  • EBIO 6300 - Seminar in Organismic Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.


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