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Timothy J. Tibbetts

Academic Biography:
I am a field botanist and plant ecologist. As an undergrad, I was headed toward medicine, but had a change of heart as I neared graduation. After some time away from school, I returned with a focus that led me to my dissertation work on invasive vine ecology in temperate ecosystems. I now enjoy teaching undergrads who may also be uncertain about their futures. I also enjoy my work as Director of the Pipe Band Program at Monmouth College.

Research Interests:
Invasive Plant Ecology

Vine Ecophysiology

Forest Restoration Ecology


Metacognitive Pedagogy

Organic Gardening


Courses Taught:
BIOL 150 Intro to Biological Concepts
BIOL 201 Field Botany
BIOL 307 Ecology
BIOL 333 Evolution
HONR 210 Global Climate Change

BA Lawrence University 1989
MS Colorado State University 1994
PhD Michigan State University 2000

Contact Info:
Office: Rm 232 Ctr for Sci & Busi