Donald Dearborn – Evolution

Dr. Donald Dearborn

Dearborn, Donald C.


Professor of Biology

Biology (Chair) 207-786-6107Carnegie Science Hall, Room 315

Evolution, Behavior, and Conservation Biology

Combining lab work with fieldwork on remote islands, he explores how evolution and human activity shape the genetics and behavior of animals.  Research themes include host-parasite interactions, life history strategies, and animal communication.  Most of this work is with seabirds and songbirds, sometimes conveniently intersecting with his love of trail running and mountain adventures.  His current lineup of courses at Bates includes: Avian Biology,  Genetics of Conservation Biology, Ecology & Evolution, Wildlife Diseases, and Advanced Topics in Evolution.  For more information, see 

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