Rabb Graduate Center, 353
DegreesUniversity of Pennsylvania, Ph.D.
Boston College, B.S.
ExpertiseEcology, conservation biology and citizen science.
ProfileAt present, my academic interests are focused on the role of citizen scientists in ecological inquiry and conservation biology specifically relating to studies of phenology and climate change. I am interested in both the power of the public in scientific research and the application of citizen science research as a model for learning by students.
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Awards and Honors
Reverend John R. Trzaska, S.J. Award, Boston College (Faculty Leadership and Mentorship Award) (2014)
Ernest H Williams, Sharon B Stichter, Colleen Hitchcock, Caroline A Polgar, Richard B Primack. "PHENOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT OF LYCAENID BUTTERFLIES IN MASSACHUSETTS." Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 68. 68 (2014): 167-174.
Caroline A. Polgar, R.B. Primack, E.H. Williams, Sharon Stichter, Colleen Hitchcock. "Climate effects on the flight period of Lycaenid butterflies in Massachusetts." Biological Conservation 160. (2013): 25-31.
Caroline Polgar, Richard B. Primack, Ernest H. Williams, Colleen Hitchcock, Sharon Stichter. "The effect of temperature and precipitation on the timing of the adult flight period of Lycenid butterflies in Massachusetts." 97th ESA Annual Convention 2012, Oregon. 08/5/2012-09/10/2012.