James B. Ferrari

James B. Ferrari outside with binoculars

Professor of Biology
Department Chair for Biology
Environmental Studies Program Director
Arboretum Director 

B.A. (Biology and Northern Studies) Middlebury College 1986; Ph.D. (Ecology) University of Minnesota.

My research interests include the ecology of fruit-eating birds, seasonal patterns of bird diversity, vulture migration and flocking behavior, leaf litter dispersal and effects of leaf decomposition on soil nitrogen cycling rates, and forest ecology.

Undergraduate Courses Taught:
Ecology, Conservation Biology, Field Biology, Evolution, Research Methods, Introductory Biology, and Environmental Science.

Contact Information
James Ferrari
Munroe 112. jferrari@wesleyancollege.edu
(478) 757-5227

On October 8, 2022 Professor Jim Ferrari was presented the Earle R. Greene Memorial Award for achievement in ornithology and bird education from the Georgia Ornithological Society (GOS). Other notable award recipients include Roger Tory Peterson (1986), a giant of 1900s birding, and Eugene Odum (1984), whom the Odum School of Ecology is named at UGA. Jim served as President of GOS (2011-2013) and is currently the editor of The Oriole, the scientific journal of GOS.

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