|Ken Marion, Ph.D., is an expert in animal natural history and aquatic environmental biology. Specifically, his natural history research studies selected animals, including reptiles, amphibians, fish, birds and marine invertebrates, and generally emphasizes reproductive cycles, life history strategies and population dynamics. His research in aquatic environmental biology includes water quality evaluations by both biological and chemical means. He performs seasonal stream sampling and makes assessments of the fish and benthic macroinvertebrate communities. Recent studies have investigated a mine-impacted reservoir in North Alabama and the Cahaba River, which is being impacted by urbanization. His research has been published in numerous journals, including Marine Freshwater Ecology, Bulletin of Marine Science and the Journal of Herpetology. Marion is a professor of biology and chair of the biology department.
Contact: Ken Marion, Ph.D., at (205) 934-4290.