The biology department provides an outstanding and rigorous classroom- and laboratory- based education to majors and non-majors and is committed to developing and supporting interdisciplinary innovations. The department places a high value on developing skills in critical thinking, collaborative work, communication, and problem solving, while also fostering the values of integrity, responsibility, and empathy for other organisms. Promoting science as an integral part of the liberal arts, students are prepared for careers addressing societal challenges. A broad biological foundation combined with opportunities for exploration of specific areas is emphasized.
Sewanee-Haiti Partners in Coffee initiative featured in College & Planning Management Magazine
February 13, 2014
An article entitled "Partners in Coffee: Integrating international outreach into sustainability education" was featured in the January 2014 edition of College Planning & Management Magazine.
Evans, Scheffers and Hess publish study on the demise of redbay on St Catherine’s Island
January 16, 2014
Professor Jon Evans and two of his former EcoBio students, Brett Scheffers '05 and Matt Hess '06 have recently published a 6 year study in the journal Biological Invasions documenting the loss of redbay on St. Catherines Island, GA due to an invasive fungal pathogen.
Jon Evans receives blended learning grant from the ACS
January 16, 2014
Biology Professor Jon Evans will co-lead a blended learning project with David Ribble from Trinity University, in which they will develop digital learning materials addressing biodiversity and ecosystem services. Joining Evans and Ribble on this project team are faculty from Davidson, Washington and Lee, Furman and Birmingham-Southern. The project will involve Biology faculty and students, the Landscape Analysis Lab and Sewanee's new videographer, Stephen Garrett. This grant is part of a larger ACS initiative in sustainability that Dr. Evans helped to initiate in 2013.