Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
Physiology Coordinator

B.S. - Hiram College
M.S. – The Ohio State University
Ph.D. - Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand


Phone - 540-568-5116
Fax - 540-568-3333
Office - Bioscience 2016G

Office Hours

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.

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.

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