Mr. Phil Hightower
Lecturer of Biology
Alakai Swamp, Kauai
Checking out the Kilauea lava flows from the air above Hawaii.
Summer syllabi have been posted for my Biol 1108 and 1108L sections. See resource section below and D2L when it is available.
The Mastering Biology course ID for my summer BIOl 1108 class is MBHIGHTOWER10107. See Mastering Biology Instructions in the resource section. Assignment dates have been set if you want to get started or you can wait until we cover the material in class (recommended).
Summer 2013 Office Hours: Listed below and by appointment as needed. Summer hours begins June 3.
If you need anything, please see your instructor 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. Ask the student at the front desk when tutors are available to help with biology. Choose success by using all the resources available to you.
F By appointment only
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
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 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
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.
Sample syllabi and sample schedules for my classes can be found in the resource section below. These are intended to guide you in course selection and may not be current. Semester-specific, updated materials will be provided to you if you choose to take the course. See also D2L for materials.