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    1845 E Northgate Dr
    Irving, TX 75062
    Phone: 972-721-5107
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Dr. Marcy Brown MarsdenDr. Marcy Brown Marsden

Associate Professor
Location: Haggerty Science Building 140
Office Phone: 972-721-5245
Fax: 972-721-5042
Other Phone: 214-492-9409


Environmental Science
Evolutionary Biology
Ecology of Texas


Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 1997
B.S., Biology, University of Dallas, 1991

Courses taught

1311/1111 General Biology I
1312/1112 General Biology II
2360/2160 Environmental Science
3316/3416 Field Ecology
3326/3126 Ecology
3330/3130 Ornithology
3345 Biostatistics
3346/3146 Animal Behavior
3347 Evolutionary Biology
3348 Darwin
3V54 Community Ecology Research

Research Area(s)

Currently studying habitat restoration for the endangered Black-Capped Vireo (Vireo atricapillus) at Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dallas

Conducting research on characterizing the ecology and bigeography of the nonphotosynthetic orchid genus Hexalectris

Professional Service(s)

Member of Audubon's state Important Bird Areas scientific committee
Avifauna working group, Texas Parks and Wildlife CWCS
Frequent contributor to the North Texas Master Naturalist training program
Member of The Climate Project (


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