Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Science
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
BS, Environmental Science, Ferrum College
MS, Biology, Virginia Tech
PhD, Biology, Virginia Tech
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Office phone: (540) 365-4554
Personal web page: None listed
Office: Garber 209
Teaching at Ferrum since: 2008
Undergraduate researchers are always welcome in the lab - if you are interested in
renewable energy, plant ecology, entomology, or soils (or anything else for that matter)
stop by and introduce yourself!
- Various Biology and Environmental Science courses.
- GN Stevens and RJ Stuart. In press. The ecological complexities of biological control:
trophic cascades, spatial heterogeneity, and behavioral ecology. Journal of Nematology
- GN Stevens, EE Lewis and KO Spence. Book chapter, In press. Root feeders in heterogeneous
systems: foraging responses and trophic interactions. Pages 178 - 198 in "Root feeders:
An ecosystem perspective." CABI publishers, 219 pages
- GN Stevens, EE Lewis, and HK Kaya. 2008. Potential multitrophic influences of soil
heterogeneity: roots, insect root herbivores, and entomopathogenic nematodes. Biopesticides
- GN Stevens, DR Pierson, K Nguyen, and RH Jones. 2007. The influence of root herbivores
on plants varies with patch quality and plant community composition. Plant and Soil
- My research integrates my interests in the fields of restoration ecology, sustainable
energy, and soil ecology.
- The majority of my current work is focused on the restoration of native grasses, such
as switchgrass and other native prairie grasses, within Virginia and the Chesapeake
Bay region. These grasses are closely tied to societal interests in biomass energy,
water quality, and restoration of soil fertility.
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