Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area

Jerald J. Dosch
Visiting Associate Professor, Biology
Olin-Rice 215


Mike Anderson
Associate Director
On site:
9550 Inver Grove Trail
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

On campus:
Olin-Rice 115
651-696-6230 office

Jerald DoschVisiting Associate Professor
Director, Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area
Olin-Rice 216

Professor Dosch’s website

Professor Dosch is a terrestrial ecologist with a particular interest in birds, environmental issues, and the ecological challenges of the winter season.  His current research projects are investigating the impacts of heavy metals (airborne mercury pollution and lead fishing tackle) on Common Loons (Gavia immer) in Minnesota; the importance of fruit-eating birds to rainforest regeneration in abandoned Costa Rican pastures; and the population and community ecology of over-wintering birds, particularly Black-capped Chickadees (Poecile atricapilla).  Dosch teaches Ecology, one of the courses in the Department’s core sequence, as well as courses in restoration ecology and environmental studies.  

BA: University of Minnesota Moorhead, 1990

PhD: Rutgers University, 1996