BIO 101L: Human Biology Labs - Human systems studied in the lab
ENV 210: Environmental Issues - Modern environmental issues from genetically modified foods to global climate change
ENV 220: Environmental Science - The science behind the environmental issues from nutrient cycles to acid precipitation
MTH 126: Applied Statistics - Basic statistical principals and applications from Central Limit Theorem to Analysis of Variance
Christopher Tripler is an Assistant Professor in the science department at Endicott College; he holds a B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Connecticut, and a Ph. D. in Ecology from Idaho State University. His research focuses on understanding how forests grow, interact, and change from altered global climates. His previous work has examined the impacts of deer herbivory on forest succession in southern New England. He currently conducts research on the use of urban areas as surrogates for global climate change, the biogeochemistry of potassium; and the dynamics of forest ecosystems, especially across scales from stands to landscapes. His expanding interests include how human-dominated and disturbed systems act as models for understanding community dynamics, food webs, and forest diseases. Dr. Tripler has published several articles in the ecological arena and was a recipient of the Post-doctoral Minority Fellowship from the National Science Foundation while at the University of Louisville. He maintains collaborations with scientists at several institutions including the Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Millbrook, NY) and the University of Maryland Appalachian Labs (Frostburg, MD). He is also an active member within the Ecological Society of America, American Geophysical Union and other professional organizations. His future plans include expanding the research to include Endicott College students to pursue projects that will increase our understanding of forests locally and around the world.
Currently, I am working on the revitalization of the greenhouse space for future classroom and research needs. I think the greenhouse is a valuable space for the students to become involved in our growing science and biology programs, and will pay tremendous dividends to the students educational experience at Endicott College. I am also active in bringing research to the Environmental Studies program that can take advantage of some of the excellent ecological opportunities that abound on the campus of Endicott College. Among these exciting opportunities include the Chestnut tree monitoring project, the Forest Education Trail, and the Thissell Marsh Study.
On the National level: I continue to be involved in research of urban forests in Louisville, Kentucky as a way of independently verifying the impacts of global climate change on trees. I am interested in formulating collaborations with researchers in the Philippines and Mexico to look at the changes in forests due to global climate change at a global level.
I tutor science to those seeking help in a broad range topics from physics, chemistry, biology, ecology to environmental studies.
Also, I mentor the Endicott Environmental Society, which has had a very successful year with our Environmental Table in the library and our first ever Environmental Fair!