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Courses taught at Auburn: 



BIOL5760 Mammalogy

Taught by Hood every fall, beginning fall 2019

Mammalogy is an integrative biology course. The material will bridge evolutionary biology, ecology, anatomy, and physiology. Students will learn to identify local mammals and the material presented in class will highlight examples from research on mammals to give context to the topics covered in lecture and lab. The lecture and lab for this class are concurrent.

2019 Syllabus

2019 Schedule  

Alabama Mammals List



BIOL3101 Comparative Anatomy

Taught by Hood every fall, 2012-2018


The objective of this course is to introduce students to all of the major anatomical systems in vertebrates, emphasizing how structure implements function and the inferred evolutionary history of these systems. This course includes a lab in which students gain skills in dissection and tissue handling and learned to identify anatomical structures


2018 Syllabus





BIOL7550 Physiological Ecology of Reproduction

Offered every other spring, Odd years. Co-taught with Dr. Haruka Wada


The objectives of this course are to 1) review and critically evaluate several 'hot' topics in physiological ecology and 2) hone skills that are critical to success in academia. Students learn skills in writing, developing novel research questions, giving a presentation, defending their ideas, and peer-review.


2019 Syllabus


                 BIOL5750 Ornithology


                               Dr. Hood covered for Dr. Hill in spring 2014 &                                       2018.

Courses taught at Coastal Carolina University 2002-2007: 


Undergraduate Level Courses

  • Biological Sciences II

  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy


Undergraduate / Graduate Level Courses

  • Animal Behavior


Graduate Level Courses

  • Special Topics in Vertebrate Sampling and Collection

  • Reproduction, a Model for Integrating Biological Disciplines


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