Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
B.S. - Hiram College
E-mail - email@example.com
Courses: Organisms Lab and Lecture (BIO114), Ecology and Evolution Lab (BIO124), Human Physiology Lab (BIO270), Evolutionary Analysis (BIO404), Undergraduate Research (BIO497)
Research Interests: Comparative reproduction and physiology, evolution, wildlife conservation
I have a longstanding fascination with reproduction and how to apply our understanding of physiological processes towards improving human health, wildlife conservation and domestic animal welfare. I use a transdisciplinary approach combining evolutionary/theoretical, ecosystem/environmental, species/population, macroscopic/organismal and cellular/molecular methodologies. My current research focuses mainly on sex allocation in vertebrates (including humans) and involves collaborations in the USA and New Zealand, with related projects on wildlife endocrinology and science education.
Loveless, D.J., Sturm D., Guo C., Tanaka, K., Zha, S. and E.V. Berkeley. Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration to Engage Diverse Researchers. Journal of Faculty Development 27(2):xxx-xxx, 2013.
Chen, L., Giannakouros, P., and E. V. Berkeley. Are the significant effects really significant? Human Reproduction 27(11):3358, 2012.
Berkeley, E. V., Linklater, W. L., and E. S. Dierenfeld. Dietary impact on circulating glucose profiles in the white rhinoceros. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 95:245-251, 2011.
Berkeley, E. V. and W. L. Linklater. Annual and seasonal variation in rainfall may influence progeny sex ratio in the black rhinoceros. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40:53-57, 2010.
Wright, P.W., Bolling, L.C., Calvert, M.E., Sarmento, O.F., Berkeley, E. V., Shea, M.C., Hao, Z., Jayes, F.C., Bush, L. A., Shetty, J., Shore, A.N., Reddi, P.P., Tung, K.S., Samy, E., Allietta, M.M., Sherman, N.E., Herr, J.C., and S. A. Coonrod. ePAD, an oocyte and early embryo-abundant peptidylarginine deiminase-like protein that localizes to egg cytoplasmic sheets. Developmental Biology, 256(1):73-88, 2003.
Recent Undergraduate Research Presentations:
*Hu, M.Z. and E.V. Berkeley. Effect of Immigration on Asian American Birth Sex Ratios. 73rd annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens, Georgia, April, 2012.
*Jalil, D. and E.V. Berkeley. The Impact of Hurricane Katrina and Racial and Socioeconomic Disparity on the Human Sex Allocation Response. 73rd annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens, Georgia, April, 2012.
*Simpson, J. and E.V. Berkeley. Secondary Sex Ratios in Diverse Populations After Unemployment “Events” in Twelve Virginia Counties. 73rd annual meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists, Athens, Georgia, April, 2012.