Barbara Blackie

Barbara Blackie
Instructor, PC and Huxley on the Peninsulas/WWU
Phone (direct)
(360) 417-6253
M.S. Wildlife Science Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
M. Ed from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
B.A. Zoology from Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio
Teaching Philosophy:

I enjoy working with non-science majors who may be new to many of the disciplines that I teach. Introductory courses I teach include Biology, Botany, Marine Biology and Environmental Science. Other courses for Huxley on the Peninsulas include Natural History of the PNW, Marine Ecology, and the Puget Sound Research Seminar.

Research / Professional Interests:

I am interested in trophic level responses to salmon return on the Elwha River following dam removal, particularly benthivorous and piscivorous bird species. I am also interested in the restoration and revegetation of the newly exposed lake beds. I am actively trying to connect students with some of the important restoration work (and associated research) occurring in our area. I am also interested in long-term monitoring of seabirds (dead or alive) and their use of various offshore marine habitats of the north WA coast.

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