Merrill Tawse, Professional Instructor

Merrill Tawse

Professional Instructor
Kettering Science Building
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Merrill Tawse joined the Biology/Toxicology Department in 2010. His work with students in field research focuses on polyploidy in Ambystomid salamanders and projects via radio-telemetry in territoriality and site affinity of the secretive marsh birds, the Virginia Rails. Other student projects have included foraging and roosting behaviors of insectivorous bats in the Mohican Forest. He has conducted numerous Indiana Bat endangered species surveys throughout Ohio and surrounding states for USF&WS and ODNR.


M.S., Entomology, University of Nebraska
B.S., Zoology, Ohio State University

Courses Taught

Bio 110: Ecology and the Human Environment
Bio 202 Organisms, Adaptations and Physiology
Bio 202 with labs in Costa Rica
Bio 219 Entomology
Bio 222/223: Human Anatomy & Physiology for Nursing Students
Bio 276 Environmental Science Seminar

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