Dr. James Moore is a Professor in the Biology Department at CBU. He also serves as the Interim Dean of the School of Sciences. James has a PhD in Plant Ecology and teaches classes in Ecology, Statistics, and Wetlands. Dr. Moore enjoys teaching applied ecological principles allowing students to understand real-world problems.
- University of Memphis, PhD
- University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MS
- West Virginia State University, BS
BIOL 111: Principles of Biology I
The first half of a comprehensive study of contemporary biology, this semester covers biochemistry, cytology, energy metabolism, photosynthesis, cell division, genetics, evolution, systematics and taxonomy of viruses and prokaryotes. This course includes three lectures and one discussion section per week.
BIOL 112: Principles of Biology II
Continuation of BIOL 111, this course covers systematics and taxonomy of protists, fungi, plants and animals, anatomy and physiology of eukaryotic organisms, embryology and development, and ecology. This course includes three lectures and one discussion per week.
BIOL 216: General Botany
A comprehensive study of the principles of botany. Topics include a survey of the major groups of plants, algae, and fungi, their life cycles, anatomy, metabolism, biogeography, ecology and evolution. All scheduled field trips are mandatory.
BIOL 340: Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis
This course will cover a wide range of topics in design and analysis of ecological experiments. Students will become familiar with statistical tests for different data sets and understand how to design experiments based on the questions they wish to ask. Students will understand and implement statistical procedures such as, but not limited to: t-test, paired t-test, one, two, and three-way analysis of variance, regression, correlation, and several multivariate techniques.
BIOL 346: Evolution
Investigation of the evidence, proponents, and theories of organic evolution with emphasis on modern contributions to the understanding of speciation. Topics covered in this course include macroevolution, phylogenetics and evolutionary history of major groups of organisms, genetic drift, evolution of genomes, variation, genetic theory of natural selection, and phenotypic evolution.
BIOL 398: Wetland Ecology
Part of the Special Topics in Biology Courses 390-398.
- BIOL 412: Ecology
BIOL 464 & 465: Mentored Research II
During this course the students will meet weekly to discuss the results of their research projects. In addition to discussion, individual sections of a journal-style article will be written, peer reviewed, and a formal paper will be completed by the end of the semester. Students will begin to prepare a presentation of their research as well.
BIOL 465: Mentored Research III
This course is a continuation of BIOL 464. During this course the students will meet weekly to practice presenting their research project results. In addition to peer review of the presentations, students will present their results in a public forum as an oral paper and in a poster session on CBU campus.
Publications and Research Focus
Mandel, J.R., K.C. Major, R.J. Bayer, J.E. Moore. 2019. Clonal diversity and spatial genetic structure in the long-lived herb, Prairie trillium.PLOS One 14(10):e0224123. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0224123.
Moore, J.E., E.V. Parr*, S.M. Hanlon. 2018. First confirmed case of Ranavirus in Turtles from Shelby County, western Tennessee, USA. Herpetological Review. 49(2): 262-263.
Hanlon, S.M., J.R. Henson, B. Patillo, D. Weeks, J.L. Kerby, J.E. Moore. 2016. No occurrence of Ranaviruses in reptile populations in Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas, USA. Herpetological Review. 47(4): 606-607.
Trout Fryxell RT, J.E. Moore, M.D. Collins, Y. Kwon, S. Jean-Philippe, S.M. Schaeffer, A. Odoi, M.L. Kennedy, A.E. Houston. 2015. Habitat and vegetation variables are not enough when predicting tick populations in the southeastern United States.PLoS ONE 10(12):e0144092. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144092.
Moore, J.E., J.D. Wolfe*, and S.B. Franklin. 2014. Growth responses of different aged individuals of Xanthium strumarium L. in flooded conditions. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 141(1): 72-79.
Hanlon, S.M., D. Smith*, J. Kerby, M.J. Parris, and J.E. Moore. 2014. Confirmation of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis infection via qPCR at the Edward J. Meeman Biological Field Station, Tennessee, USA. Herpetological Review 45(1): 32-34.
Hanlon, S.M., D. Smith*, B. Peterson, J. Kerby, M.J. Parris, and J.E. Moore. 2014. Occurrence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Wapanocca National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas, USA. Herpetological Review 45(1): 31-32.
Moore, J.E. and S.B. Franklin. 2012. Water stress interacts with early arrival to influence inter and intra-specific priority competition: A test using a greenhouse study. Journal of Vegetation Science 23(4): 647-656.
Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin, G. Weins, and B. Collins. 2012. Long-term population demography of Trillium recurvatum (Beck) on loess bluffs in western TN. Annals of Botany PLANTS: doi:10.1093/aobpla/pls015.
Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin, D. Larsen and J.W. Grubaugh. 2011. Short-term Assessment of Morphological Change on Five Lower Mississippi River Islands. Southeastern Naturalist 10(3): 459-476.
Moore, J.E., S.B. Franklin and J.W. Grubaugh. 2011. Herbaceous plant community responses to fluctuations in hydrology: Using Mississippi River islands as models for plant community assembly. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 138(2): 175-189.
Moore, J.E. and S.B. Franklin. 2011. Understanding the Relative Roles of Disturbance and Species Interactions in Shaping Mississippi River island plant communities. Community Ecology 12(1): 108-116.
Moore, J.E. and E.P. Lacey. 2009. A comparison of Germination and Early Growth of Four Early Successional Tree Species of the Southeastern United States in Different Soil and Water Regimes. American Midland Naturalist 162: 388-394.
Kupfer, J.A., M.A. Roberts, S. Walker, J.L. Pinckney, J.E. Moore, J.M. Quattro and S.B. Franklin. 2007. Ecological impacts and coastal ecosystem resiliency following Hurricane Katrina. Southeastern Biology 54(4): 407-418.