Dr. Laura Furlong Professor of Biology; Director of Faculty Development
Ph.D., University of California-Santa Barbara
M.A., University of California-Santa Barbara
B.S., California Polytechnic State University
An environmental scientist, Dr. Furlong holds a doctorate in ecology, evolution and marine biology. Her research and publications have been in the fields of stream ecology, entomology and biogeography, and she has experience as a biological consultant. Furlong teaches Introduction to Environmental Science, General Biology, Invertebrate Zoology and Aquatic Ecology and has been a stream ecology instructor for the Creation Care Study Program in Belize. She also serves as Northwestern's director of faculty development.
- General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology
(4 credits) An introduction to organismal biology and ecology. Structure and function of representatives from the plant and animal kingdom are emphasized. In addition, students will be introduced to basic ecological concepts and Christian perspectives on stewardship. Note: Three lectures and 3 hours of laboratory work per week. A fee is associated with this course.
(4 credits) A study of the processes determining the distribution and abundance of organisms in space and time, their exchange of matter and energy with their environment, the measurement of these phenomena, and the application of ecological knowledge in the care of creation. Prerequisites: BIO115 and 116. Note: Course includes required field trips and 3 hours of lab per week. A fee is associated with this course.