— Alexander Von HumboldtWhen a person possessed of an active mind explores Nature, or ponders in imagination the broad range of organic creation, no single one among the manifold impressions that occur to him has so deep and powerful an effect as that of the ubiquitous abundance of life.
Additional Faculty Information for Christopher D. Heckel
B.S. in Biology, Hillsdale College
M.S. in Biology, Georgia Southern University
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution, University of Pittsburgh
Deer Indirectly Alter the Reproductive Strategy and Operational Sex Ratio of an Unpalatable Forest Perennial. In The American Naturalist, 195, 1, (2020): 56-69.
Life History Trait Divergence among Populations of a Non-Palatable Species Reveals Strong Non-Trophic Indirect Effects of an Abundant Herbivore. In Oikos, 126, 4, (2017): 604-613.
Nonconsumptive Effects of a Generalist Ungulate Herbivore Drive Decline of Unpalatable Forest Herbs. In Ecology, 91, 2, (2010): 319-326.
Life History and Reproductive Biology of the Endangered Trillium Reliquum. In Plant Ecology, 189, (2007): 49-57.
American Society of Naturalists
Evolutionary Demography Society
Michigan Botanical Society
BIO 101 Core Principles in Biology
BIO 201 Evolution and Biological Diversity
BIO 305 Botany
BIO 306 Plant Physiology
BIO 307 Plant Ecology
BIO 315 Michigan Flora