Dr. Christopher Bonvillain

Title: Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator
Department: Biological Sciences
Email: chris.bonvillain@nicholls.edu
Office Phone: 985-449-7116
Office Location: 114 Beauregard Hall

Education:

B.S., Nicholls State University; M.S., Nicholls State University; Ph.D., Louisiana State University

Courses:

BIOL 156 — General Biology II BIOL 404 — Ecology BIOL 430 — Limnology BIOL 500 — Teaching Internship BIOL 530 — Aquatic Ecology

Bio:

Research interests: Crayfish biology and ecology, aquatic and large river-floodplain ecology, physical and physiological responses of aquatic biota to environmental hypoxia Aquatic Ecology and Astacology Laboratory Research in the Aquatic Ecology and Astacology Lab focuses on the ecology and biology of Louisiana crayfishes and aquatic ecosystems. Research efforts assess ecological functions of aquatic habitats, the effects of physical and chemical habitat characteristics on aquatic biota, physical and physiological responses of aquatic biota to environmental hypoxia, changes in physicochemistry and biotic communities due to natural and anthropogenic influences, and distribution, life history characteristics, and diversity of crayfishes throughout the state.