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

SCI 229

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.

BIO116 - General Biology: Ecology and Organismal Biology

General Biology II is an introduction to organismal biology emphasizing the diversity of life forms. Representative organisms from the plant and animal kingdoms will be emphasized. Students will also be introduced to basic ecological concepts and Christian perspectives on stewardship. (4 credits)

BIO205 - Ecology

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 (4 credits)