Mr. Phil Hightower
Lecturer of Biology
Study Abroad. Tikal, Guatemala. 2015.
Panoramic Trail, Yosemite NP, CA. 2016. Glacier Point, Yosemite NP, CA. 2016.
BIOL 3090 Invertebrate Zoology Fun Facts:
Spring 2017 Office Hours: Listed below and by appointment as needed. I can also meet with small groups for study sessions. The AAC* is a free tutoring center in the bottom floor of the Carlton Center. Ask the student at the front desk when tutors are available to help with your area of need. Choose success by using all the resources available to you. Office hours are for primarily for students. If you need anything, please see me and ask for help!
Monday 8:30-9:00am 10:00-11:00am 1:20-2:00pm
Tuesday 8:30-9:00am 9:00-10:00am (at AAC*) 10:00-11:00am
Wednesday 8:30-9:00am 10:00-11:00am
Thursday 8:30-11:00am 1:20-2:00pm
Friday 8:30-9:00am 10:00-11:00am
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 & 2015 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.
Daintree River, Queensland, 2015
Left and Center – Grinell Glacier and Hike, Glacier National Park, Montana. 2014.
Right-Sunset, Maui. 2011.
Alakai Swamp, Kauai. 2012. Snow Flower.Yosemite NP. 2016.
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.