Amy C. Blair, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
St. Ambrose University
Davenport, IA 52803



Post-doc 2008-09 Cornell University
Ph.D. in Ecology 2003-08 Colorado State University
M.S. in Biology 2001-03 Georgia Southern University
B.S. in Biology 1997-01 University of Iowa


Courses taught at St. Ambrose

Students collecting data in a garlic mustard infestation on Duck Creek.

        · Functioning of Living Systems (Bio 200)
         · Ecology (Bio 307) 
          Research and Publications      

          I am an ecologist whose research attempts to explain why

          some organisms become invasive upon introduction to a   

          new range.  While my research has largely focused on

           plants (Alliaria petiolata, Centaurea maculosa, and Silene

           alba), I have more recently become fascinated by invasive

          slugs and earthworms. 


Research is fun!  Sometimes, you even get to go to cool places like the Italian Dolomites.