Gregory Haenel

Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology
McMichael Science Building 224E
2625 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-6283


BS Environmental Zoology, Ohio University

PhD Biology, University of Pennsylvania

Employment History

Post-Doctoral Researcher, PI. Dr. Henry John-Alder, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Part-time Faculty, Biology Department, Villanova University

Lecturer, College of General Studies, The University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Fellow, Department of Biology, The University of Pennsylvania

Courses Taught

BIO112: Introductory Population Biology  

BIO114: Population Biology Laboratory

ENS111: Introduction to Environmental Science

ENS113*: Introduction to Environmental Science Laboratory

SCI 251 IS: Science in England

BIO318: Comparative Structure and Function of Vertebrates

BIO318L: Comparative Structure and Function of Vertebrates Lab

BIO344*: Evolution

BIO344L*: Evolution Lab

BIO374*: Herpetology

BIO370*: Herpetology

BIO370L*: Herpetology Lab

BIO379IS*: Darwin’s Footsteps – Evolutionary Biology in the Galapagos Islands

HNR 271 *Honors: Evolutionary Psychology

GST334W (ENS373LS)*: Natural History, Ecology and Environmental Issues of Latin America

BIO335IS: Field Biology in Peru

BIO101: Topics in General Biology

BIO102: General Biology Laboratory

BIO105: Current Issues in Biology

BIO105H*: Current Issues in Biology Honors


Haenel, G. J. 2011. Effects of Habitat on clutch size of ornate tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus. Western North American Naturalist 71(2): 247-256.

Haenel, G. J. 2009. Isolation and characterization of microsatellites in Tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus. Molecular Ecology Resources 9: 597-599.

John-Alder, H. B., R. M. Cox, G. J. Haenel, and L. C. Smith. 2009. Hormones, performance and fitness: Natural history and endocrine experiments on a lizard (Sceloporus undulatus). Integrative and Comparative Biology 49: 393-407.

Haenel, G. J. 2007. Phylogeography of Tree lizards, Urosaurus ornatus: response of populations to past climate change. Molecular Ecology 16: 4321-4334.

Haenel, G. J., L. C. Smith, and H. B. John-Alder. 2003. Home range analysis in Sceloporusundulatus (eastern fence lizard). I. Spacing patterns and the context of territorial behavior. Copeia 2003: 99-112.

Haenel, G. J., L. C. Smith, and H. B. John-Alder. 2003. Home range analysis in Sceloporus undulatus. II. A test of spatial relationships and reproductive success. Copeia 2003:113-123.

Haenel, G. J. and H. B. John-Alder. 2002. Experimental and demographic analyses of growth rate and sexual size dimorphism in a lizard, Sceloporus undulatus. Oikos 96:70-81.

John-Alder, H.B., R. Carsia, L.C. Smith, and G.J. Haenel. 2002. Seasonal and sexual variation in plasma corticosterone and adrenocortical cell function in Eastern fence lizards (Sceloporus undulatus). Proceedings of the 21st Conference of European Endocrinologists. Bonn (Germany). Eds. R. Keller, H. Dircksen, D. Sedlmeier, H. Vaudry: 141-146.

John-Alder, H. B. and Haenel, G.J. 2000. Experimental and demographic analyses of growth rate and sexual size dimorphism in a lizard, Sceloporus undulatus. American Zoologist 40:1078-9.

Haenel, G. J.  1998. Review of Species: The Units of Biodiversity. Ed. M.F. Claridge, H.A. Dawah, and M.R. Wilson, London and New York: Chapman and Hall. 1997. The Quarterly Review of Biology. Vol. 73(4): 529. (book review)

Haenel, G. J.  1997. Mitochondrial DNA variation in populations of the Tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus. Copeia 1997: 174-178.

John-Alder, H. B., L. C. Seitz, and G. J. Haenel. 1997. Ecological endocrinology of reptiles: hormonal causes and correlates of variation in exercise endurance in lizards. In Proceedings of the XIII International Congress of Comparative Endocrinology (Yokohama, Japan. Nov. 1997): 1661-1667. Monduzzi Editore. Bologna, Italy.

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