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Dr. Renn Tumlison, HSU Biology Department

Dr. Renn Tumlison

Renn Tumlison
Ph.D., Oklahoma State University, 1990
Professor of Biology
Office: Reynolds 201B

Courses Taught: Comparative Anatomy and Evolution of Vertebrates, Herpetology, General Ecology, Ichthyology, Mammalogy, Histology, Introduction to Biology

Research Interests: The behavior, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, reproduction, anatomy, parasitology, food habits, and habitat selection of: mammals (bobcats, river otters, raccoons, mice, squirrels, bats), reptiles and amphibians (lizards, snakes, frogs, salamanders, turtles), birds, and fishes. Present research also includes studies of: the ecology of a particular insect, the establishment of exotic plants in lakes, the species present on islands in man-made lakes, and a symbiotic relationship between algae and tadpoles. Books currently being prepared include: A Naturalist's History of Arkansas, a photographic guide to aquatic micro-organisms, and Arkansas Nature Trivia.

Arkansas Nature Trivia 
Biology Department Faculty 
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“Graduating from HSU left me exceptionally prepared for the rigors of medical school. It was a definite advantage to have the small class sizes, challenging curriculum, and excellent research opportunities."

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