Jason R. Courter
Assistant Professor of Biology
Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, Clemson University
M.S. Biology, Eastern Kentucky University
B.S. Science Education, Taylor University
ExperienceAssistant Professor of Biology, Malone University (2013 - present)
Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Science, Taylor University (2012-2013)
Research Assistant, Clemson University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (2009-2012)
Rocky Mountain Field Instructor, Taylor University Biology Department (Summer 2008)
Teaching Assistant, Eastern Kentucky University Biology Department (2007-2009)
High School Biology and Earth Science Educator, Christiansburg High School, Virginia (2003-2007)
- Wildlife Biology
- Environmental Science
- General Biology I and II
Recent Scholarly WorkArab A and JR Courter. 2014. Spatio-temporal trend analysis of spring arrival data for migratory birds. Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/03610918.2013.809100.
Courter JR, RJ Johnson, KG Hubbard, WC Bridges. 2013. Assessing migration of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds at broad temporal and spatial scales. Auk 130: 1-11. Editor's Choice Award and popular media coverage by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and National Public Radio.
Courter JR, RJ Johnson, CM Stuyck, BA Lang, EW Kaiser. 2013. Weekend bias in Citizen Science data reporting: implications for phenology studies. International Journal of Biometerology 57:715-720.
Courter JR and G Ritchison. 2012. Assymetries in mobbing behavior among nuclear flockmates. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 124:627-630.
Zelt J, JR Courter, A Arab, RJ Johnson, S Droege. 2012 Reviving a legacy Citizen Science project to illuminate shifts in bird phenology. International Journal of Zoology 2012:1-6.
Surasinghe TD, JR Courter, RF Baldwin, RJ Johnson. 2012. Use of threat-analysis to assess the effects of land development on biodiversity in a Blue Ridge-Piedmont landscape. Journal of Conservation Planning 8:1-11.
Surasinghe TD, JR Courter. 2012. Citizen science as a teaching lab in ecology. Bioscene 38(2): 16-20.
Courter JR. 2011 Graduate students in conservation biology: helping bridge the Research-Implementation Gap. Journal for Nature Conservation 20:62-64.
Courter JR and G Ritchison. 2010. Alarm calls of Tufted Titmice convey information about predator size and threat. Behavioral Ecology 21:936-942.