Mr. Phil Hightower
Lecturer of Biology
Study Abroad. Tikal, Guatemala. 2015.
BIOL 3090 Invertebrate Zoology Fun Facts:
Spring 2015 Office Hours: Listed below and by appointment as needed. Spring semester office hours will begin on January 8, the first class day, and end on April 30, the last class day. If you need anything, please see me during office hours and ask for help. I can also meet with small groups at the AAC for study sessions. The AAC * is a free tutoring center in the bottom floor of the library and is part of the Academic Support Center. Ask the student at the front desk when tutors are available to help with biology. Success is a choice you make by working hard and using all the resources available to you. (FYI: R is an abbreviation for Thursday in academic settings.)
W 8:30-11:00 1:00-2:00 2:00-3:00 in AAC*
M.S. in Biology, 2008, Valdosta State University
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Chemistry, 1998, Valdosta State University
Biology Major, Core Curriculum, 1993-1995, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
2014 Center for Teaching and Learning Engaged Faculty Certificate
BIOL 3350-Ecology and Evolution with included lab
BIOL 3090-Invertebrate Zoology with included lab
BIOL 1107 & BIOL 1107L (previously BIOL 2107 & BIOL 2107L)-Principles of Biology I and lab
BIOL 1108H-Principles of Biology II Honors with included lab
BIOL 1108 & BIOL 1108L (previously BIOL 2108 & BIOL 2108L)-Principles of Biology II and lab
BIOL 1003 & BIOL 1003L-Introductory Biology I and lab (Designed for non-science majors, no longer in catalog)
BIOL 1004 & BIOL 1004L -Introductory Biology II and lab (Designed for non-science majors, no longer in catalog)
SCIE 1005H-Environmental Science Honors with included lab
SCIE 1005 & SCIE 1005L-Environmental Science and lab
2014. D.L. Bechler, P.Hightower, M.Smith, and J.Rousey. The use of nest-traps to study behavior, population structure, and life history of Procambarus spiculifer. Freshwater Crayfish. 20(1):7-16.
2013. P. Hightower & D.L. Bechler. The life history of the crayfish Procambarus (Pennides) spiculifer in the Alapahoochee River. Freshwater Crayfish. 19(1):77-89.
2011. G.T. Johnson, J.F. Elder, S.M. Thompson, P. Hightower, & D. Bechler. Phylogeny of the freshwater crayfish subfamily Cambarinae based on 16s rDNA gene analysis. Current Trends in Ecology. 2:97-113.
2011. P. Hightower. Environmental Science Laboratory Manual (for use in ABAC’s SCIE 1005H and SCIE 1005L). pp 58.
2009. March 27-29. Poster presentation at the 6th annual Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference (SEEC) in Gainesville, Florida entitled “The life history of the crayfish Procambarus spiculifer in the Alapahoochee River.”
2009. Rousey, J., P. Hightower, M.E. Smith and D.L. Bechler. Conspecific and heterospecific associations in nest-traps occupied by the crayfish, Procambarus spiculifer. Georgia Journal of Science. 67:36 (Abstr.)
2008. P. Hightower. “The Life History of the Crayfish Procambarus spiculifer in the Alapahoochee River” Masters Thesis. Valdosta State University.
2004. R. Baird, W. Batson, C. Watson, & P. Hightower. Evaluation of transgenic cotton varieties and a glyphosate application on seedling disease incidence. Mycopathologia. 158: 363-368.
2004. R.E. Baird, D.E. Carling, C.E. Watson, M.L. Scruggs, & P. Hightower. Effects of nematicides on cotton root mycobiota. Mycopathologia. 157: 191-199.
1999-Present. Contributor to ABAC’s biology laboratory manuals for various courses.
Left and Center-Grinell Glacier and Hike, Glacier Nat. Park, Montana. 2014.
Right-Sunset, Maui. 2011.
Left-Antelope Canyon, Arizona. 2010.
Right-Alakai Swamp, Kauai. 2012.
For more information, see my other webpage at http://www.abac.edu/honors-faculty-staff/2013/mr-phillip-hightower-2
Sample syllabi and sample schedules for my courses can be found in the resource section below. These materials are intended to guide you in course selection only and may not be current. Schedules and policies may change from one semester to another. Semester-specific, updated materials will be provided to you if you choose to take the course. See also D2L for materials once the semester starts.