Biology Department

Maureen McClung, Ph.D.

 Maureen McClung 

2011 - Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D, University of Arkansas, '13
M.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill '06
Pg.Dip.Sci., University of Otago - New Zealand  '02
B.A., Hendrix College '01

DW Reynolds Room 413
Fax 501-450-4547


Courses taught:

BIOL 101 - Concepts in Biology
BIOL 102 - Natural History
BIOL 104 - Environmental Biology
BIOL 150 - Cell Biology
BIOL 220 - General Zoology 
BIOL 365 - Ecology & Evolution 

Research interest 

I am broadly interested in wildlife behavior and ecology, particularly as they relate to anthropogenic disturbance. Humans have an incredible impact on ecosystems through development and resource management. Identifying the responses of wildlife to these actions is both an ethical responsibility and a scientific opportunity.

My current research addresses issues in animal communication and wildlife community dynamics. Recent projects include investigating the influence of chronic noise from gas extraction on avian song and breeding bird numbers, and assessing land use changes associated with the recent natural gas boom in central Arkansas. Undergraduates are an integral part of my research, and I enjoy providing opportunities for field research to students interested in ecology.