F. Russell Cole
Oak Professor of Biological Sciences
5728 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8857
|B.S.||Zoology||University of Massachusetts||1970|
|M.S.||Zoology||University of Illinois||1973|
|Ph.D.||Biology with Ecology emphasis||University of Illinois||1977|
Areas of Expertise
- Ecology, environmental science, conservation biology
- Hawaiian ecology and impacts of introduced species
- Conservation of mammal species
- Campus sustainabiliy and resource conservation
Courses Currently Teaching
|ES118 A||Environment and Society|
|ES271 A||Introduction to Ecology|
|ES352 A||Advanced and Applied Ecology|
|ES358 A||Ecological Field Study in Belize|
|ES401 A||Environmental Studies Colloquium|
|ES402 A||Environmental Studies Colloquium|
Other Courses Taught
The impact of exotic species on the biota of the Hawaiian Islands
Plant/animal interactions and their ecological implications
Maine lake water quality in relation to watershed land use patterns
Sustainable development and resource use
Cole, F. R. and D. E. Wilson. 2009. Urocitellus canus. Mammalian Species Account. No. 834, pp. 1-8. American Society of Mammalogy.
Helgen, K. M., F. R. Cole, L. E. Helgen, and D. E. Wilson. 2009. Generic Revision in the Holarctic Ground Squirrel Genus Spermophilus. Journal of Mammalogy 90:270-305.
Nyhus, P. J., F. R. Cole, D. H. Firmage, D. Tierney, S. W. Cole, R. B. Phllips, and E. H. Yeterian. 2007. Environmental studies: Interdisciplinary research on Maine lakes. Pp. 186-198 in Understanding Place: GIS and Mapping Across the Curriculum, (D. S. Sinton and J. J. Lund, editors), ESRI Press, Redlands, California.
Cole, F. R. and D. E. Wilson. 2006. Leptonycteris curasoae. Mammalian Species Account. No. 796, pp. 1-3. American Society of Mammalogy.
Cole, F. R. and D. E. Wilson. 2006. Leptonycteris yerbabuenae. Mammalian Species Account. No. 797, pp. 1-7. American Society of Mammalogy.
Nyhus, P. J., F. R. Cole, and D. H. Firmage. 2006. Tigers, Wolves, and Moose, Oh My: Challenges and Opportunities for Promoting Undergraduate Research in Environmental Studies with GIS. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly 27:97-102.
Firmage, D. H., T. H. Tietenberg, and F. R. Cole. 2005. Research-based Learning in an Introductory Environmental Studies Course. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, September issue, pp. 191-200.
Nyhus, P. J., F. Russell Cole, D. H. Firmage, and E. H. Yeterian. 2004. Teaching Fellows: An Innovative Approach to Facilitate the Integration of Research and Education at Colby College, in Linda Kauffman and Janet Stocks (eds), Reinvigorating the Undergraduate Experience through Research and Inquiry-Based Learning, Council of Undergraduate Research http://www.cur.org/publications/aire_raire/toc.asp.
Nyhus, P. J., F. R. Cole, D. H. Firmage, and P. S. Lehmann '01. 2002. Enhancing Education through Research in the Environmental Science Laboratory: Integrating GIS and Project-Based Learning at Colby College. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly, September issue, pp. 34-40.
Nyhus, P. J., F. R. Cole, D. H. Firmage, and E. H. Yeterian. 2002. Enhancing the Integration of Research and Education Using an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium. Council of Undergraduate Research Quarterly,September issue, pp. 16-23.
Wilson, D. E. and F.R. Cole. 2000. Common names of mammals of the world. Smithsonian Press, Washington, D. C. (contributors B. N. Graham '96, A. P. Potter '96, and M. M. Upmeyer '98)
Cole, F. R., L. L. Loope, A. C. Medeiros, C. E. Howe '92, and L. J. Anderson '92. 2000. Food habits of introduced rodents in high-elevation shrubland of Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii. Pacific Science 54:313-329.
Firmage, D. H. and F. R. Cole. 1999. Service Learning in Environmental Science at Colby College. Harold Ward, Editor. Pages 25-37 in Acting Locally: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Environmental Studies published by American Association of Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Cole, F. R. and D. E. Wilson. 1996. Mammalian diversity and natural history. Pg. 9-39 in Measuring and monitoring biological diversity: standard methods for mammals, Wilson, D. E., F. R. Cole, R. Rudran, J. D. Nichols, and M. S. Foster editors. Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C.
Wilson, D. E., F. R. Cole, J. K. Nichols, R. Rudran, and M. S. Foster, editors. 1996. Measuring and monitoring biological diversity: standard methods for mammals. Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C.
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