C. Richard Tracy Education/Positions
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POSITIONS HELD


Professor: Department of Biology, and Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno. 1995 - present. Direct graduate seminars in ecology, evolutionary biology, and conservation biology; teach “Ecology and Population Biology.”


Director: Biological Resources Research Center, University of Nevada, Reno. 1995 - 2006. Direct research in ecology and conservation biology in a center devoted to the study of biological resources in the western United States and to developing scientific principles required to solve contemporary problems of the loss of biological resources.


 

EDUCATION


University of Wisconsin, Madison,:

                      1968 - 1972


Ph.D., 1972  Major: Zoology; Minor: Botany.

                            Warren Porter, Major Professor


California State University, Northridge,:

                        1964 - 1968


B.A., 1966, Biology


M.S., 1968, Biology;

             Jim Dole, Major Professor


Los Angeles Pierce College, California;

                        1960 – 1963


Director: Doctoral program in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada, Reno. July, 1997 - 2002. This is a Ph.D. program with 29 faculty and 40 graduate students. Widely considered the best graduate program at UNR, it has an international reputation for excellence.


Professor: Department of Biology and Program in Ecological Studies, Colorado State University, 1983 - 1995. Taught “Animal Ecology,” “Advanced Topics in Ecology,” “General Ecology,” “Seminar in Ecology,” “Computer Literacy for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences,” “Population Biology,” “Computer Modelling in Biology,” “Biophysical Ecology,” “Theories in Autecology,” “Vertebrate Biology,” and “Animal Biology.”


Visiting Professor: Biodiversity Research Center, University of Nevada, Reno. Summers of 1993 and 1994. Research and writing on preservation of biodiversity in the State of Nevada.


Research Fellow and Association of Western Universities Fellow: University of California at Los Angeles. 1989 - 1990. Sabbatical leave at UCLA conducting research on desert herbivores.


Visiting Distinguished Scholar: Pepperdine University. Summer 1985. Director, “Workshop in Biophysical Ecology.”


Guggenheim Fellow and Research Associate Professor: University of Washington, Seattle. September 1980 - June 1981. Sabbatical leave at UW conducting research on herbivorous lizards in the Galapagos Islands, and teaching "General Ecology" and "Biophysical Ecology."


Associate Professor: Department of Zoology and Entomology, Colorado State University. 1979 - 1983. Taught “Animal Ecology,” “Advanced Topics in Ecology,” “Logic and the Philosophy of Science,” “Computer Literacy for the Biological and Biomedical Sciences.”


Associate Professor: University of Michigan Biological Station, Douglas Lake. Summer of 1979. Taught “Physiological Ecology.”


Assistant Professor: Department of Zoology and Entomology, Colorado State University. 1974 - 1979. Taught “Animal Ecology,” “Biophysical Ecology,” and seminars on “The Meaning of Size and Shape in Biology,” “Theory of Feeding Strategies,” “Stability of Ecological Communities,” “Theory of Reproductive Strategies,” and “Adaptation to Water Stress,” and a skill module on computer modeling of biological systems.


Assistant Professor: University of Michigan Biological Station, Douglas Lake. Summers of 1974, 1975, and 1977. Taught “Physiological Ecology.”


Instructor: Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1973 - 1974. Taught “Analysis of Environmental Impact,” “Optimality Principles in Biotic Systems,” and “Forum on the Environment.”


Assistant Scientist: Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1973 - 1974. Analysis of impact of a 500 megawatt power plant. Regional homocentric ecosystems modeling; Analysis of climate-food interactions and modeling of global food production; In-house editor for Quantitative Ecosystems Modeling Group


Project Associate: Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1972 - 1973. Regional homocentric ecosystem modeling; Educational computer models of human population dynamics; In-house editor for Quantitative Ecosystems Modeling Group


University Fellow: Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin, Madison. 1971 - 1972. Outstanding Ph.D. Candidate.

Dick Tracy