Department of Biology
Mark S. Davis, Ph.D.
of Biology II (BIOL 1108)
Ecology (BIOL 3230)
Ecology Field Study (BIOL 3331)
Vertebrate Zoology (BIOL 3326)
Animal Behavior (BIOL 4510)
Herpetology (BIOL 4520)
Sciences, 1976, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
M.S. Zoology, 1980, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
Ph.D. Biological Sciences (Behavioral Ecology), 1988, University of Missouri, Columbia
Publications (since 2006)
Davis, Mark S. 2008. Wood Frogs. Pp. 124-126. In The Amphibians and Reptiles of Georgia. Carlos Camp, John Jensen, and Whit Gibbons, eds. University of Georgia Press.
Davis, Mark S. 2011. A Hornet Steals Prey from a Spider. Southeastern Naturalist 10: 191-192.
Thibodeau, M., F. Corotto, and M. Davis. 2012. Effect of spadix removal on pollination success of Pinellia pedatisecta. Georgia J. Science 70(1): 21-22.
French, E., M. Dooley, C. Haygood, B. Smith, B., and M. Davis. 2012. Fall macroinvertebtae drift in low-order streams. Georgia J. Science 70(1):38.
Sims, K., L. Jenkins, M. Daigle, D. Dehner, and M. Davis. 2012. Condition factor of river chubs in relation to stream disturbance. Georgia J. Science 70(1):43-44.
Cranston, S. and M. Davis. 2011. Leaf carbon:nitrogen ratios and chemical defense in plants. Georgia J. Science 69(1): 41.
West, B. and M. Davis. 2011. A preliminary investigation on the influence of galls on reproductive effort in goldenrods. Georgia J. Science 69(1):24-25.
Carver, J. Carver, R.Townsend, L. Edwards, J. Jackson, and M. Davis. 2008. Factors influencing goldenrod galls. 2008. Georgia J. Science 66(1): 5.
Gulsby, W., C. Henderson, and M. Davis. 2008. The effect of chemical cues of trout on macroinvertebrate drift density in a fishless stream. 2008. Georgia J. Science. 66(1): 6.
Davis, M., T. Jones, T. Lamb, C. Camp, and J. Milanovich. 2008. Remembering George: A Memorial Tribute to George W. Folkerts (1938-2007). Southeastern Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Proceedings 2008(1): 26-27.
Blomert, Ainsley, L. Barrett, A. Briant, R. van Cleave, and M. Davis. 2006. The effect of interspecific competition on sex ratios in a parasitoid wasp. Georgia J. Science 64(1):21
Graham, Adam and M. Davis. 2006. Interspecific competition and offspring quality in parasitoid wasps. Georgia J. Science 64(1): 21.
Knights, K., L. Castillo, R. Williams, and M. Davis. 2006. Allelopathy in southern magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora). Georgia J. Science: 64(1): 20.
My research interests are varied but always ecological in context. My primary interest is vertebrate zoology and herpetology in particular, but my research collaborations with colleagues and undergraduate students have been varied. Collaborations include investigations on prey capture in pitcher plants, drift periodicity in stream insects, aspects of plant chemical defense, gall formation in goldenrods, effects of riparian disturbance on fish life history parameters, and pollinator attraction in aroid plants.
I grew up in North Carolina and I have lived in
Alabama, Missouri, Nebraska, and Georgia.