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BIO 113
Dinosaurs
BIO 345
Evolution

Udo Savalli
B.A., 1985, Cornell University (Biological Sciences)
Ph.D., 1991, University of California at Berkeley (Zoology)

School of Mathematics & Natural Sciences
FAB N138A
Arizona State University at the West Campus
PO Box 37100, Phoenix, AZ 85069

email:
Phone: 602-543-3750

Courses:

BIO 113
Dinosaurs

 (Formerly offered as LSC 294
I am not currently teaching BIO 113
Next Offered Fall 2014)
BIO 181
General Biology I Lab

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 181)
BIO 182
General Biology II

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 182)
BIO 182 Lab
General Biology II Lab

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 182)
BIO 201
Human Anatomy & Physiology I

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 201)
BIO 201 Lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 201)
BIO 202
Human Anatomy & Physiology II

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 202
BIO 202 Lab
Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 202)
BIO 300
Natural History of Arizona

(I am not currently teaching BIO 300)
BIO 301
Field Natural History of Arizona

 (I am not currently teaching BIO 301)
BIO 320
Fundamentals of Ecology

LSC 322
Fund. of Ecology Lab

BIO 345
Organic Evolution

 (BIO 345 is not offered this semester
Next offered Fall 2014)
BIO 370
Vertebrate Zoology

 (BIO 370 is not offered this semester
Next offered: Spring 2016)
BIO 385
Comparative Invertebrate Zoology

 (BIO 385 is not offered this semester
Next offered: Spring 2015)



Schedules:

Fall 2014 Teaching Schedule
  • BIO 113 —
  • Dinosaurs
    TTh 9:00-10:15 (CLCC 256)
    F 10:30-1:15 (CLCC 367)
    F 2:00-4:45 (CLCC 367)
  • BIO 345 —
  • Organic Evolution
    MWF 9:00-9:50 (Kiva)

    Fall 2014 Office Hours
    To be announced

    View my complete summer schedule acrobat


    Tentative Upcoming Teaching Schedules
    Spring 2015
  • BIO 385 —
  • Invertebrate Zoology
    TBA (TBA)
    TBA (TBA)
    TBA (TBA)
  • LSC 322 —
  • Fund. of Ecology Lab
    TBA (TBA)

    ABOUT ME

    I was born in (then West) Germany, and moved to the United States at age 7. I grew up on Long Island, NY, before attending college at Cornell University. I then moved to California to get my PhD at theUniversity of California at Berkeley. While attending Berkeley, I did field research in Kenya, studying the mating behavior of the Yellow-shouldered Widowbird (Euplectes macrourus). Since graduating, I have taught at a number of institutions, including Humboldt State University, The University of California at Davis, Allegheny College, Fordham University, and Bluegrass Community & Technical College before coming to Arizona in 2006. I have also worked in the Laboratory of Dr. Charles Fox (first at Fordham University's Louis Calder Center, and then at theUniversity of Kentucky), studying reproductive strategies in two species of seed beetle.

    My hobbies include hiking, bird-watching, nature photography and science fiction.



    MY RESEARCH

    My research interests concern the function and evolution of social behavior--especially as it pertains to reproductive strategies. This includes mating systems, social systems, parental investment, sexual selection, sexual dimorphism, communication, and coloration. I have worked primarily with birds and insects.
    CallosobruchusStator limbatus
    My most recent research was with two species of seed beetles (Family Bruchidae), the cowpea weavil, Callosobruchus maculatus, (above left) and a desert seed beetle, Stator limbatus (above right). I investigated the roles of male-male competition, sperm competition and female choice in the evolution of male body size, ejaculate size and sexual dimorphism (males are larger than females in S. limbatus while the reverse is true for C. maculatus) and female reproductive strategies such as mate choice, multiple mating, and egg size decisions.
    Male Widowbird 3
    My dissertation research was a field project—at the Kakamega National Reserve, Western Kenya—studying mating behavior, mate choice, and the functions of male plumage in the yellow-shouldered widowbird, Euplectes macrourus.

    For a more detailed description of my research, click here.
    Click here for a complete list of my publications.

    This page last modified on 14 May 2014 by Udo M. Savalli ()
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