Teaches introductory biology courses for majors and non-majors, environmental science, and upper level biology courses. His specialty is community ecology and invasive species biology.
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Education and Training
- PhD, University of North Carolina
- MA, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., Education
- BS, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., Biology
I have always loved nature and the outdoors and enjoy being outside whenever I can: hiking, biking, playing sports, just about anything. Although I began my undergraduate studies pre-med, I was quickly drawn to the study of how organisms interact with one another and the environment.
Dr. Tarasi, on why he wanted to study Biology
Member, Ecological Society of America
Recent or Noteworthy Publications
Tarasi, D.D. & R.K. Peet. The native-exotic species richness relationship varies with spatial grain of measurement and environmental conditions. Ecology doi: 10.1002/ecy.2028
Hakkenberg, C.R., D.D. Tarasi, & R.K. Peet. Community/Continuum. International Encyclopedia of Geography
Principles of Biology
Biological Literature and Communication
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Davenport, IA 52803