Dr. C. Smoot Major
Dr. C. Smoot Major
Senior Instructor


Education
 

MS. - Biological Sciences
University of Maine, 1993


Research Interests
 

Plant Ecology

For more details, go to his research page.


Recent Publications
 

Campbell C. S., W. A. Wright, M. Cox, T. F. Vining, C. S. Major, and M. Arsenault. 2004. Internal transcribed spacer 1 (ITS1) in Picea (Pinaceae): Sequence divergence and structure. (In review) Mol. Phylogenet. Evol.

Major, C. S.  1993.  Hybridization between Picea mariana and P. rubens (Pinaceae) in Maine:  Quantitative morphology and experimental pollinations.  Master's Thesis.  University of Maine, Orono.

Major, C. S. 2000. Plant Communities – A New Tool for Conservation in Tennessee. The Tennessee Conservationist. State of Tennessee Press.


Courses
 

General Biology I  (BLY 121)

This is the first in a two-semester series of an introduction to biological principles. It is designed to meet the needs of students majoring in biology and/or other scientific disciplines (e.g., medical professionals, engineers, educators, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of living systems, including the molecular constituents of cells, cell structure, metabolism, genetics, evolution and aspects of classification.

General Biology II   (BLY 122)

This is the second in a two-semester series of an introduction to biological principles. It is designed to meet the needs of students majoring in biology and/or other scientific disciplines (e.g., medical professionals, engineers, educators, etc.). Emphasis will be placed on the diversity of life in form and function, including an overview of the biological Kingdoms with a detailed examination of plant and animal physiology.

Conservation Biology   (BLY 490)

Conservation Biology is an introduction to the philosophical,  ethical, and biological foundations of conservation biology.  Course material will cover conservation biology on all levels from genetic to ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on the fundamentals of conservation and the practical application of this discipline.