Jeffery Van Zant

Jeffrey L. Van Zant

Associate Professor of Biology
In science, it is paramount to be able to critically address information, to think independently, and to trust reason.
— Jeffrey L. Van Zant

Faculty Information

Additional Faculty Information for Jeffrey L. Van Zant


Ph.D., Auburn University

B.S., University of Montana

A.A., Gulf Coast Community College


American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Society of Mammalogists

The Wildlife Society


O’Leary, B. C., D. C. Houghton and J. L. Van Zant. Differences in thermal tolerance between thermally isolated and genetically indistinct populations of Paragnetina media (Plecoptera: Perlodidae). Great Lakes Entomologist, 47, (2013): 101-113.

Jones, P., Van Zant, J. L. and Dobson, F. S. Variation in reproductive success of male and female Columbian ground squirrels (Urocitellus columbianus). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 90(6), (2012): 736-743.



Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Old mice, young islands and competing biogeographical hypotheses. Molecular Ecology, 16, (2007): 5070-5083.

Tenaglia, K., Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Genetic relatedness and spatial associations of jointly captured Alabama Beach Mice (Peromyscus Polionotus Ammobates). Journal of Mammalogy, 83, (2007): 580-588.

Van Zant, J. L. and Wooten, M. C. Translocation of Choctawhatchee beach mice (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys): hard lessons learned. Biological Conservation, 113, (2003): 405-413.