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David E. Carr

Professor
Director of Bland Experimental Farm
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Blandy Experimental Farm
Office location and address
Blandy Farm
No Address
Boyce, Virginia 22620
Education
PH.D. University of Maryland, 1990
Biography

I am interested in a diversity of topics in population and ecological genetics within the broad context evolutionary ecology. My research is question-driven and has included both animals and plants. Over the past several years my research has focused on the effects of inbreeding on the interactions between plants and their antagonists (herbivores and pathogens) and their mutualists (pollinators). In addressing these problems I have conducted experiments in the field as well as the greenhouse, and my approach has relied extensively on the techniques of quantitative genetics. A second focal area of research has been the ecology and genetics of non-native invasive plant species.

AS-BLAN A new research greenhouse at Blandy Experimental Farm
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2017
AS-BLAN A new research greenhouse at Blandy Experimental Farm
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2016
AS-BLAN New Lab
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate For Biological Sciences
August 01, 2011 – July 31, 2014
EVSC 4995: Supervised Research
Credits: 1–6
Original research usually involving a field or laboratory problem in the environmental sciences under the direction of one or more faculty members. The results may form the basis of an undergraduate thesis which is required to partially fulfill the Distinguished Majors Program in environmental sciences. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
EVSC 4999: Thesis Research
Credits: 3
Provides credit for doing work in pursuit of the undergraduate thesis option for majors in Environmental Science
EVSC 5030: Applied Statistics for Environmental Scientists
Credits: 4
Provides a firm knowledge of experimental design, hypothesis testing, and the use of statistical methods of data analysis. Prerequisite: MATH 1110, STAT 1120, or equivalent; corequisite: EVSC 5031.
EVEC 7999: Independent Study: Ecology
Credits: 1–6
Individual or group study in developing or special areas of ecology and interrelated areas.
EVSC 8998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's research, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 8999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
EVSC 9995: Research Problems
Credits: 1–12
Individual or group research on interdisciplinary problems in environmental sciences.
EVSC 9998: Non-Topical Research, Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
EVSC 9999: Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral research, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.