Noah Charney, visiting assistant professor of ecology, received a B.A. in Physics from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Noah's current research focuses on the conservation and ecology of mole salamanders, including trying to untangle the bizarre evolutionary trajectory of a cryptic unisexual lineage. He enjoys delving into both field work and computer simulations to understand and protect a variety of taxa.
Noah's teaching interests encompass methods and theory related to ecology, evolution and conservation biology. This includes topics such as endangered species protection, natural history, animal tracking and programming in R. Noah is passionate about bringing students outside to develop their skills and perspectives as naturalists.
Recent and Upcoming Courses
NS-0222: Vernal Pools: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation (Spring 2014)
NS-0223: Field Naturalist (Fall 2013)
NS-0222: Vernal Pools: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (Spring 2013)
NS-0223: Field Naturalist (Fall 2012)