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Thomas H. "Tom" Martin

Thomas Martin

Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Department Head

College of Arts and Sciences

Biology

Contact Information

Email: tmartin@wcu.edu
Phone: 828.227.3660
Office: 132a Natural Science Building

Education

  • Ph D, North Carolina State University, Zoology
  • Ph D, North Carolina State University at Raleigh
  • MS, East Tennessee State University
  • BS, Lincoln Memorial University

Teaching Interests

I began my college teaching career fall semester of 1990 at NC State, teaching Fisheries Ecology as a sabbatical replacement. In the 3 decades since, I've mainly taught courses in general and aquatic ecology from non-majors survey courses to graduate-level. I have also taught senior/graduate level courses in applied statistics for most of that time.

Research Interests

I am interested in the factors that influence population dynamics and community structure in aquatic systems. Much of my early research focused on the role of predation in littoral invertebrate population dynamics and assemblage structure. More recently, my interests have focused on habitat availability, quality, and fragmentation as factors that influence aquatic populations and on restoration of native populations.

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