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John Rowe


William R. Angell Professor of Biology



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(989) 463-7194

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John Rowe has been on the faculty at Alma College in the capacity of a vertebrate biologist since 2002. The courses that he teaches include behavior, physiology and morphology.

Historically, Dr. Rowe’s research has involved reproductive and population ecology, thermal biology and morphology of freshwater turtles and semi-aquatic snakes. More recently, he has expanded his interests to include the spatial ecology of sea turtles and the spatial, social and thermal ecology of lava lizards in Gal√°pagos, Ecuador. During the summer months, Dr. Rowe maintains an active research program at the Alma College Biological Station that involves summer undergraduate students.

Educational Background:

  • B.S. Biology, Central Michigan University (1985)
  • M.S. Zoology, Eastern Illinois University (1987)
  • Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1992)