OWEN D.V. SHOLES
Associate Professor of Biology (1978)
Department of Natural Sciences
B.A., Carleton College; Biology, 1972
Ph.D., Cornell University; Ecology, 1980
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Responses of arthropods to the phenology of their host plant inflorescences, concentrating on the host genus Solidago.”
Sample of Courses Taught
Undergraduate: Ecology, Environmental History of New England, Invertebrate Zoology
Sample of Publications
Owen D. V. Sholes. “Effects of associational resistance and host density on woodland insect herbivores” Journal of Animal Ecology (2008). Volume 77 Issue 1, Pages 16 – 23.
D. Hawkins ’04 and O.D.V. Sholes. “Composition and temporal change of the forests in 18th century Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.” Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society (2007): 74-79.
J. Buron, D. Lavigne, K. Grote, R. Takis and O. Sholes. “Association of vines and trees in second-growth forest.” Northeastern Naturalist 5 (1998): 359-362.
O.D.V. Sholes. “Plant Survival.” Nature 371 (1994): 661.
R.I. Bertin and O.D.V. Sholes. “Weather, pollination and phenology of Geranium maculatum.” American Midland Naturalist 129 (1993): 52-66.
Sample of Presentations
“Is there growth after gypsy moths? Impact of an invasive defoliator.” Owen D.V. Sholes, Assumption College. Ecological Society of America annual meeting, San Jose, CA., August 2007
“Using Palaeodata to Identify Environmental Problems.” Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, OR, August 2004
“Does a Population Always Do Best Near the Center of its Range?” Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Spokane, WA, August, 1999
“Influence of Background Vegetation on Insect Herbivores.” VII International Congress of Ecology, Florence, Italy, July 1998