Louise Weber, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
- PhD Clemson University. 1994 Dissertation: Foraging ecology and conservation of shorebirds in South carolina coastal wetlands. Dr. Susan Haig, adviser.
- MS University of Notre Dame. 1988. Thesis: Interactions of grazing snails and periphyton in northern wisconsin lakes. Dr. David Lodge, adviser.
- BS Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana. 1983. Senior Thesis: Painted turtle speciation.
- Conservation biology
- Wildlife management and habitat ecology
- Environmental science, studies, greening initiative on campuses
Current Professional Memberships
- Acres Land Trust
- Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
- Ecological Society of America
- Society for Conservation Biology
- Testbook and Academic Authors
- The Wildlife Society
- Wilson Ornithological Society
Service and Major Professional Activities
- Co-leader of Green Campus Committee
- Lecturer and laboratory lead- instructor reworking Principles of Biology lecture course and laboratory in spring and fall to make it more cohesive for biology majors.
- Advisor in projects creating the new rain garden on campus, new bird garden behind Achatz, new rebuild of steep and eroded hillside next to rain garden, maintainer of all sites and working with students to implement additional areas on the site of the restored prairie.
- A single author of major new ecology textbook, Ecology; Evolution of an Idea (in review with Oxford University Press) and companion laboratory manual, Boot Camp Manual of Ecological Techniques. Expected publication 2015.
- Initiator of curriculum for a conservation biolgy concentration within the ENVS major (in committee and considered for implementation 2014)