Eastern Michigan University
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Ashley Rolfe

Part-Time Lecturer

301-M Mark Jefferson Science Complex




B.S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Nevada, Reno

M.S. Ecology and Organismal Biology, Eastern Michigan University

Interests and Expertise

My research interests include the ecology and behavior of mammals, with an emphasis on desert rodents, bats, foraging behavior and diet. Recent work has involved analyzing the diet of three insectivorous bats on Puerto Rico via visual analysis of guano, as well as identifying the prey items of these bats through molecular analysis of insects' DNA. In addition, I have been collaborating on projects concerning White-nose Syndrome, a wildlife disease that is killing hibernating bats in the eastern United States.


Courses Taught

BIO 105 Introductory Biology for Non-Majors

BIO 481 Natural History of Vertebrates

BIO 483 Mammalogy

BIO 581 Natural History of Vertebrates

BIO 583 Mammalogy

The Biology Department is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold