Donald C. Dearborn

Professor of Biology



Carnegie Science Hall, Room 315


Evolution, Behavior, and Conservation Biology

Combining lab work with fieldwork on remote islands, Professor Dearborn 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.  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