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Stephen B. Hager

Stephen B. Hager

Professor of Biology

Students in my courses are challenged to learn content and conceptual material, and to apply this information to solve problems. I offer opportunities for students to engage in high-level critical thinking skills, analyze complex situations, and effectively communicate their work in both verbal and written contexts.

My research program seeks to understand the causes of human-related threats to natural bird populations.

The natural world is one giant dynamic system. Change through time is the rule, and I attempt to provide visual evidence of that change. The natural world is engaging. I try to make photographs that tell a story of my conversations — moments of engagement — with nature.

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Specializations: Animal behavior, General zoology, Conservation biology, Environmental science, Ornithology


  • B.A., M.A., California State
  • Ph.D., New Mexico State