Dr. Donald E. Stearns

Donald_Stearns-4Professor of Biology, Department of Biological Sciences

Contact:

Office: Megerle Science Building, Room 410
Phone: (718) 390-3197
E-mail: dstearns@wagner.edu

Degrees:

  • B.A., Dartmouth College
  • M.S., University of New Hampshire
  • Ph.D., Duke University

Courses taught:

Environmental Biology; Science and Technology; Biodiversity and Ecology; Invertebrate Zoology; Critical Analysis; Biostatistics and Experimental Design; Nutrition and Health; Environmental Issues; Ecology; Evolution; Estuarine Biology; Marine Ecology; Parasitology; Capstone Course: Recent Advances in Biology

Research Interests

Animal behavior; photophysiology and photobehavior of aquatic organisms; rhythmic behaviors of aquatic organisms

Research Students

Howard M. Schneider (Graduated May, 1997, with a B.S. in Biology--Education 7-12):  Senior thesis titled "Phototactic responses of the brine shrimp Artemia salina L. during the early naupliar stage of development," peer reviewed and published:  Schneider HM and Stearns DE. 1998. Phototactic responses of the brine shrimp Artemia salina L. during the early naupliar stage of development. Bulletin of the New Jersey Academy of Science 43 (1): 11-16.
Christina M. Owens (Graduated May, 2002, with a B.S. in Biology):  Senior thesis titled "Behavioral assay to determine photosensitivity of early-stage nauplii of the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana."
Franklin O. Bright (Graduate August, 2007, with a M.S. in Microbiology):  M.S. thesis titled "Ontogenetic changes in photosensitivity of early-stage nauplii of the brine shrimp Artemia franciscana."