E. William Wischusen

Associate Professor


102 Life Sciences Building

Baton Rouge, LA

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Biological Sciences

Areas of Expertise

Current Research

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

My research interests are split between vertebrate ecology especially the ecology of birds and Mammals and science education. The focus of my ecological research is primarily in the field of animal/habitat interactions. My goal is to understand how animals use their habitats and try to determine which features in the habitat are critical to that particular species or group of species. My current research involves the foraging ecology of Mississippi Kites (Ictinia mississippiensis). My science education research is focuses on the impact of different teaching approaches on student learning. While there are many approaches to teaching ranging from strictly lecture formats to studio formats to tutorial formats there is little information on how these approaches impact student learning.