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203 Maury-Brooke Hall
Virginia Military Institute
Lexington, VA  24450

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Richard A. Rowe, Ph.D.

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Biology

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
E:  rowera@vmi.edu  

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.

Col. Richard Rowe