Nora Demers

Nora DemersAssociate Professor
Phone: (239) 590-7211
Office: WH 218

Associate Professor of Biology, Comparative Immunology and Interdisciplinary Studies 
Ph.D. Zoology, Oregon State University
M.S.  Zoology, Oregon State University
B.S. Life Sciences University of Missouri-Rolla
Publications: Collaboration for Point-of-Need Library Instruction; Integrating scientific philosophy, theory, methods, and ethics in undergraduate science curricula; Evaluating Course Website Utilization By Students Using Web Tracking Software: A Constructivist Approach;  Issues in Science and Technology: Student driven inquiry directed by the Scientific Process; Modulation of stress hormones and their effects in rainbow trout by means of anesthesia, sensory deprivation and receptor blockade.

Research and Teaching Interests: Human impacts and influences on the environment- gopher tortoise habitat, sources of nitrogen in waters, stress and immunity, science education.
I am currently working on a chapter about integrating service-learning into interdisciplinary courses, and recently submitted a chapter about the course Issues in Science and Technology.  I am collaborating on GIS mapping changes in Gopher tortoise habitat in Lee County, Florida, and determining the sources of nitrogen in the outfall of the community where I live, San Carlos Park. Lee County, Florida.

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