Naima Starkloff Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology
- B.A. Bennington College
- Ph.D. State University of New York, Albany
Areas of Expertise
- Disease Ecology
- Global Change Ecology
I am a new visiting assistant professor at Davidson College and will be teaching Ecology and Biostatistics. I earned by Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the State University of New York, Albany studying the distribution and diversity of avian malaria parasites in a clade of North American songbirds.
During my graduate degree, I served as a research fellow at the New York State Museum for four years and helped maintain the ornithology collection. As an undergraduate at Bennington College, I studied behavioral ecology and conservation, with a special interest in tropical forest communities.
My research interests lie in understanding the factors that determine how biological communities vary across geographic space and with global change.
As an educator, I am deeply committed to creating equitable and approachable learning spaces where all my students can find what roots them within the biological sciences.