James G. March, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biology
James G. March, Ph.D.

Office: DP 111

Degrees: Ph.D., Ecology, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia; B.A. Majors in Biology and Environmental Studies, Macalester College

Areas of Study


Environmental Studies Program

James March is an associate professor in the Department of Biology and he is affiliated with the Environmental Studies Program. He teaches a variety of courses aimed at introductory and upper-level Biology majors as well as interdisciplinary courses for non-science majors. Since starting at W&J in 2002 he has taught ecology, environmental literacy, oceanography, ornithology, winter ecology, introductory biology, stream ecology, invertebrate zoology and introduction to environmental studies.

He is an aquatic ecologist with broad interests in ecology, natural histor, and conservation and facilitates student research at the Abernathy Field Station. Dr. March's research integrates questions on the species, community and ecosystem level and has been conducted in both temperate and tropical locations. He uses a variety of methods including simple descriptive studies, in situ and laboratory experiments, and stable isotope analysis. His recent research focuses on the ecology and conservation of tropical island streams and was conducted in Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia, Puerto Rico, and Dominica. Dr. March is also involved in environmental outreach and education in primary schools and is W&J's faculty representative for the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship.