F. Russell Cole

Oak Professor of Biological Sciences

Box 5728

Phone: 207-859-5728
Fax: 207-859-5705
Mailing Address:
5728 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, Maine 04901-8857
Cole, F. Russell

Education

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

CourseCourse Title
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

CourseCourse Title
ES319Conservation Biology

Current Research

The natural history, ecology, and conservation of mammals
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

Publications

Cole, F. R. and D. E. Wilson. 2010. Microtus miurus. Mammalian Species Account. No. 855, pp. 1-16. American Society of Mammalogy.
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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