Richard A. Rowe, Ph.D.
Ph.D. - Michigan State University
M.S. - Bowling Green State University
B.A. - Ripon College
301E Maury-Brooke Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA 24450
P: (540) 464-7434
F: (540) 464-7761
Specialty: My general area of specialization is vertebrate biology. Specifically, I teach courses in anatomy (Comparative Vertebrate Morphology, Developmental Biology, and Histology) and vertebrate biology (Animal Behavior and Ornithology).
Research: My research focuses on two aspects of avian biology. First, my students and I have been investigating nest defense behavior in Tree Swallows. Specifically, we have been examining the reaction of nesting birds to the presence of a nest competitor or a predator. Second, I am interested in the diversity of the avifauna of Rockbridge County, VA. I have combined historical records and recent records to create an detailed account of each species found in the area.