B.S. Bucknell University 1980
Ph.D. Oregon State University 1987
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Stanford University
Environmental Biology (BY152)--An introduction to the study
of the relationships between humans and their environment. In this
class we stress a knowledge of basic ecology as a way to understand
and prevent environmental problems. The laboratory section of the
class emphasizes understanding the methods scientists use to
understand the world. We also take may field trips to gain
a better understanding of the natural habitats found in Central Florida
Biostatistical Methods (BY201)--In this class we study the
processes involved in Biological Research. We will focus on hypothesis
generation, experimental design, data analysis, and the interpretation of
data. The class covers a wide variety of techniques used in desciptive
and inferential statistics using computers.
General Ecology (BY405)--In this class we study the
relationship of organisms to their
environment. We emphasis the factors that regulate the distribution and abundance of plants and animals. In the lab section
we take field trips to investigate the ecology of freshwater and terrestrial organisms.
I am currently conducting research with Stetson students in two areas. One focus of research is the
ecology and behavior of reptiles particularly pigmy
rattlesnakes and box turtles. Another focus of my
research is the ecology of the marine invertebrates (esp. snails, oysters, and barnacles) that live in the
shallow waters of the Indian River Lagoon (on the Atlantic coast east of Stetson). In this reseach students
work with me in the field to develop an understanding of the ecology of these
Recent Publications with Stetson Students
1992 Josh Borntrager and Terry Farrell. The effect of artificial reef size on species richness and diversity in an Florida estuary. Florida Scientist 55:229-235.
1993 Lisa Satchell and Terry Farrell. Spatial arrangements of settling larvae in four species of intertidal barnacles. Marine Biology 116:241-245.
1994 Jake Schaefer, Steve Heulett and Terry Farrell. Interactions
between two poeciliid fishes (Gambusia holbrooki and Heterandria formosa) and their prey in a Florida marsh. Copeia 1994:516-520.
1995 Susannah Jemison, Lianne Bishop, Peter May, and Terry Farrell. The impact of PIT-tags on the growth and movement of the rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius. Journal of Herpetology 29:129-132.
1996 Lianne Bishop, Terry Farrell and Peter May. Sexual dimorphism in
the rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius. Herpetologica 52:360-364.
1996 Ali Rabatsky and Terry Farrell. The effects of age and light
level on foraging posture and frequency of caudal luring in the
rattlesnake, Sistrurus miliarius barbouri. Journal of Herpetology
1997 Pilgrim, M.A., T.M. Farrell, and P.G. May Population
activity, and sexual dimorphism in a central Florida population of the Box
Turtle, Terrapene carolina. Chelonian Conservation and
1999 Roth, E.D., P.G. May and T.M. Farrell. Pigmy
Rattlesnakes use prey-derived odors cues to select foraging sites. Copeia
2001 H.W. Greene, P.G. May, J. Sciturro, D.L. Hardy, and
T.M. Farrell. Parental behavior in vipers. A chapter in the Book--The
Biology of Vipers.
A more complete list of publications can be found here.