"Some of the most exciting moments in teaching science come when students discover the limits of our current knowledge."

Rhine Singleton

Associate Professor
Biology and Environmental Science, Natural Sciences
Director of the 2100 Project

B.A. in Biology, University of Virginia
M.S. in Biology, Concentration in Insect Ecology, University of Oregon
Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Concentration in Plant Ecology, Cornell University

Courses Taught
ES103 Introduction to Ecosystem and Wildlife Conservation
ES104 Introduction to Natural Resources Conservation
BI218 Ecology
BI241 Evolutionary Biology
BI250 Plant Biology
BI430 Forest Ecology

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Using technology to help others understand the natural world; Plant Ecology; Forest Ecology; Tropical Ecology, particularly the interaction between the threatened Three-wattled Bellbird and the wild avocado trees that produce the fruit that they feed on: Encouraging collaboration among those of diverse backgrounds and perspectives in order to find solutions to environmental problems.

Poster summarizing research on the Three-wattled Bellbird
Poster summarizing research on an invasive plant in Franklin Pierce Forests
Poster summarizing the 2100 project

Publications and Presentations
Singleton, R. 2014. Chapter II of Tools for Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science and Biology : Fundamentals of Field Sampling – How to Design a Field Study. Available here.
Koning, C and R. Singleton. 2013. Effects of moderate densities of glossy buckthorn on forested communities in southwest New Hampshire, Natural Areas Journal, 33(3):256-263.. Available here.
Singleton, R. 2005, Updated online interactive version 2014. Chapter III of Tools for Undergraduate Research in Environmental Science and Biology : A beginner's guide to analyzing quantitative data using MSExcel. Available here.


Volunteer/ Institutional Service
Member of the Executive Committee of the Monadnock Institute of Nature, Place and Culture; Member of the Sustainability Council; Member of International Studies Committee; Coordinator of the Environmental Science and Studies Program; Designer of eTour on eRaven; Admissions Ambassador for Environmental Science

Rhine Singleton