Associate Professor of Biology (NTT) and Director, Katharine Ordway Natural History Study Area
Terrestrial ecology and ornithology

Olin-Rice Science Center, 210

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 in Biology, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 1990
  • PhD in Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University, 1996