Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Office: Sutton Science Center 106
  • Phone: (865) 981-8009

Dr. Unger began his work at Maryville College in fall 2012.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky where he studied the ecology of a recolonizing black bear (Ursus americanus) population. He received his Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he investigated the reproductive ecology and homesite (den and rendezvous site) selection by grey wolves (Canis lupus nubilus). His general interests focus on the wonder and complexity of all living things including behavior, anatomy/physiology, adaptation/evolution, and ecology. His specific research interests are in carnivore ecology, predator/prey interactions, recovering/recolonizing predator populations, reproductive behavior, and the influence of predation on natural selection and diversity. His current research is on prey selection and food habits of a reintroduced American Marten (Martes americana) population in west-central Michigan.

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