Michael Sherriff

Michael Sheriff, PhD

Assistant Professor

Biology

Curriculum Vitae
Research site

508-910-6894

msheriff@umassd.edu

Liberal Arts 304

Education

2010University of British ColumbiaPhD

Teaching

  • Ecology and Evolution
  • Biology of Mammals
  • Field Techniques in Ecology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduction to major concepts in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. The field of ecology focuses on the study of species interactions, while the field of evolution studies the mechanisms by which species change over time. The course topics central to both fields highlighting conceptual overlap.

An advanced research project in an advanced student's field of general interest conducted under the supervision of an appropriate staff member, in the form of independent research leading to the solution of a problem. (Hours will be arranged)

One to four hours in varied formats Selected topics in Biology. In recent years these have included physiology and biochemistry of marine animals, evolutionary ecology, biology of marine mammals, morphometrics and phylogenetic systematics, and extremophiles.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature culminating in an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of Integrative Biology. Doctoral research contributes to the student's dissertation and should be presented at major conferences and ultimately published in refereed journals. A written dissertation must be completed and defended in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the Integrative Biology PhD Program.

Investigations of a fundamental and/or applied nature culminating in an original contribution to the scholarly research literature of Integrative Biology. Doctoral research contributes to the student's dissertation and should be presented at major conferences and ultimately published in refereed journals. A written dissertation must be completed and defended in accordance with the rules of the Graduate School and the Integrative Biology PhD Program.

Research

Research Interests

  • Prey Responses to the Risk of Predation
  • Organismal Responses to Environmental Stressors
  • Transgenerational Plasticity/Maternal Stress Effects

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