Instructors

Mark Stanback, PhD
Mark Stanback, PhD

Mark Stanback is a Professor of Biology at Davidson College. He has been teaching at Davidson for over 22 years. His field of specialty is avian behavioral ecology (think birds + behavior + evolution + ecology). The courses he teaches most often are Animal Behavior/Behavioral Ecology, Vertebrate Zoology, Evolutionary Biology, and Introductory Biology. He and his research students study the breeding biology of Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, Brown-headed Nuthatches, and other cavity-nesting species. He also conducts research on the breeding biology of hornbills in Namibia.