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Gene Sattler, Ph.D.

Center for Natural Sciences, Room 342
(434) 582-2229


  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.S., Ohio State University
  • B.S., Toledo University


Dr. Gene Sattler has worked as a seasonal naturalist and as a zookeeper at the Toledo and Cincinnati Zoos. His doctoral research at the Smithsonian Institution used molecular markers to examine the genetics, behavior, morphology, and ecology of hybridizing Black-capped and Carolina chickadees. In the fall he coordinates students in a project banding migrating Northern Saw-whet Owls in order to study their migration dynamics, and also studies the local fall hawk migration.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 225 General Biology II
  • BIOL 400 Biology Seminar
  • BIOL 408 Animal Behavior
  • BIOL 418 Vertebrate Natural History
  • BIOL 419 Ornithology
  • CRST 290 History of Life

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