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Lisa Filippi

Associate Professor of Biology


Degrees

PHD, 1995, Kagoshima Univ; MA, 1991, Saga Univ; BS, 1978, Adelphi Univ


Teaching Interests

I teach a variety of courses including animal form and function, evolution, entomology, animal behavior, ecology, human anatomy and physiology, and human biology .

Research Interests

I investigate the ecological factors that promote the evolution of parental care behaviors. My primary research organism is a parental insect, Parastrachia japonensis (Heteroptera: Parastrachiidae) that inhabits early stage secondary forests in a particular region of southern Japan. The behaviors include egg and nymph guarding, production of trophic eggs and progressive provisioning of the host seed. We have identified a small cluster of related species in the family Cydnidae with similar parental care behaviors in Japan, and my lab is also investigating one species that inhabits North America, Sehirus cinctus (Heteroptera: Cydnidae), using small, scattered populations from Long Island. I am establishing a field site on campus that we will seed with Sehirus cinctus, so that we can have a nearly natural working population nearby.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
BIO 012 (NS) ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION Undergraduate
BIO 015 SCIENTIFIC PROCESS SKILLS Undergraduate
BIO 094 INDPNDT STUDY-HONORS UG RES II Undergraduate
BIO 117 BEHAVIOR Undergraduate
BIO 119 ORGANIC EVOLUTION Undergraduate
BIO 154 ENTOMOLOGY Undergraduate
BIO 185 INTERNSHIP Undergraduate
BIO 254 INSECT BIOLOGY Graduate
BIO 302 MASTERS THESIS 2 Graduate
BIO 2119 ORGANIC EVOLUTION Graduate
BIO 253A INSECT BEHAVIOR Graduate
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