- Carthage College
Professor Dana Garrigan’s research focuses on insects, plants, and their interactions. His research has taken him from the desert southwest of the United States to the rainforest of South America, the New Zealand highlands, and the Galapagos Islands. Recently, he has been studying butterfly distributions in Mount Rainier National Park to assess the potential impacts of climate change on alpine species.
Prof. Garrigan came to Carthage in 2007 after eight years as a faculty member at Pacific Lutheran University. He earned a B.A. in biology from St. Olaf College in 1988, and a Ph.D. in biology from the University of Utah in 1994. After teaching at the University of Colorado’s Mountain Research Station, he was an assistant professor of biological sciences at DePauw University from 1996 to 1999. He also was a visiting associate professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma in 2004-05.
Prof. Garrigan teaches courses in biodiversity, evolution, conservation ecology, and entomology. His research has taken him from the desert southwest of the United States to the rainforest of South America, the New Zealand highlands, and the Galapagos Islands.
Associate Professor of Biology
- Ph.D. — Biology, University of Utah
- B.A. — Biology, St. Olaf College
- BIO 1100 Biodiversity and Evolution
- BIO 200T Topics in Biology: Focusing on Nature: Investigating Biodiversity and Conservation Through Digital Photography
- BIO 200T Topics in Biology: Understanding Evolution
- BIO 2200 Introductory Ecology
- BIO 3320 Entomology
- BIO 400T Topics in Biology: Conservation Biology
- BIO 4120 Senior Seminar