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Benjamin Pierce



  • Higher Ed: Science 


Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX) BS, 1976, Biology

University of Colorado, (Boulder, CO) Ph.D., 1980, Biology 


genetics, evolution, amphibians, science education

Courses Taught: Genetics, Evolution, General Biology, Biology Methods, Population Genetics 


Pierce, Benjamin A. 2008. Genetics: A Conceptual Approach, 3rd Edition. New York, W.H. Freeman. College-level genetic textbook.

Granda, J. R., R. M. Pena, and B. A. Pierce. Effects of disturbance, position of observer, and moonlight on efficiency of anuran call surveys. Applied Herpetology, in press.

Pierce, B. A. 2008. Developing a sustainable research program for tenure. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly 29:23-28.

Honeycutt, B. B. and B. A. Pierce. 2007. Illustrating probability in genetics with hands-on learning: making the math real. American Biology Teacher 69:533-540.

Pierce, B. A. and K. J. Gutzwiller. 2007. Interobserver variation in frog call surveys. Journal of Herpetology 41:424-429.

Pierce, B. A. 2005. Connecting undergraduate science research with the community. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly 25:180-186.

Pierce, B. A. and K. J. Gutzwiller. 2004. Auditory sampling of frogs: detection efficiency in relation to survey duration. Journal of Herpetology 38:495-500.