Kristen Cecala studies the patterns and processes contributing to changing amphibian distributions in the face of landscape changes including land-use and climate change. She is specifically interested in linking observational and manipulative experiments to explore mechanisms of change. Her research also contributes towards development of comprehensive management strategies for freshwater ecosystems.
From the smallest molecule, to the largest biome, the study of biology crisscrosses the living world, charting its processes and problems. It’s about finding a new species of insect; it’s about biomedical breakthroughs; it’s about discovery.
Why study Biology at Sewanee?
Through both laboratory and field courses, Sewanee biology students explore the fundamental understanding of biological complexity. More importantly, our students are exposed to the pressing questions that remain in these dynamic disciplines. The Sewanee biology curriculum is based on a rigorous intellectual foundation that equips our majors for success in many different areas after graduation.
- Ecology and Biodiversity: Studying biological complexity from genes to ecosystems and their response to human interactions.
Molecular Biology: Understanding the fundamental building blocks of life through the exploration of genes and their impact on cell function.
- Integrative: Explores the interconnectedness of life with a focus on the structure and function of organisms.