F. Stephen Dobson

Office: 320 Funchess Hall

331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849

Office Phone: (334) 844-1699
Fax: (334) 844-9234
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Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1984
M.A. - University of California, Santa Barbara 1978
A.B. - University of California, Berkeley 1975

Research and Teaching Interests

Behavioral, historical, and population ecology; population genetics; mammalogy; seabird behavior and ecology.

Selected Publications

Fairbanks, B., and F.S. Dobson. 2007. Mechanisms of the group-size effect on vigilance in Columbian ground squirrels: dilution vs. detection. Animal Behaviour 73:115-123.

Manno, T.G., F.S. Dobson, J.L. Hoogland, and D.W. Foltz. 2007. Why do black-tailed prairie dog coteries fission?Journal of Mammalogy 88:448-456.

Risch, T.S., G.R. Michener, and F.S. Dobson. 2007. The evolution of litter size in Richardson’s ground squirrels.Ecology 88:306-314.

Trevino, H., A. Skibiel, T. Karels, and F.S. Dobson. 2007. Threats to avifaunas on oceanic islands. Conservation Biology 21:125-132.


Undergraduate Graduate
Principles of Ecology - BIOL3060
Behavioral Ecology - BIOL5350
Population Ecology - BIOL6360

Last updated: 05/28/2015