Betsy A. Bancroft, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Biology & Environmental Studies

I have a joint appointment in the departments of Biology and Environmental Studies, which reflects my interest in science contextualized within real societal problems. I am passionate about promoting broad public understanding and use of science to help...

Betsy Bancroft

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D., Zoology, Oregon State University

B.S., Biology, University of Puget Sound

Curriculum Vitae

Courses Taught

ENVS 103 - Environmental Biology

ENVS 103L - Environmental Biology Laboratory

ENVS 200 - Case Studies in Environmental Science

BIOL 104 - Human Ecology

BIOL 104L - Human Ecology Laboratory

BIOL 399 - Biology of Climate Change

BIOL 399 - Wildlife Disease Ecology


I have a joint appointment in the departments of Biology and Environmental Studies, which reflects my interest in science contextualized within real societal problems. I am passionate about promoting broad public understanding and use of science to help frame public policy and inform daily personal choices.
I am an ecologist and conservation biologist, working primarily in aquatic systems. I am interested in the effects of environmental stressors such as increased temperatures, contaminants, and diseases on aquatic organisms. I work both in the lab and in the field and would be happy to work with students interested in projects related to experimental ecology, field surveys, or computer-based modeling.