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Daniel Cristol

Professor of Biology

Office: Millington Hall 208
Phone: 757 221 2405
Email: [[dacris]]
Webpage: {{}}

Areas of Specialization

Animal Behavior, Behavioral Ecology, Ornithology, Ecotoxicology


Arrived 1996; Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Davis, 1995; NSF-NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 1994.


Ph.D Biology, Indiana University, 1993; B.S. Cornell University, 1985

Courses Taught

Animal Behavior (BIO 410); Ornithology (BIO 416); Introductory Biology (BIO 204); Biological Mathematics Topics Seminars (BIO 404/Math 410)


Ecotoxicology of mercury in birds and food webs; Behavioral ecology of birds on golf courses

Fellowships and Grants

DuPont Corporation ($890,438, 2005-2008); NSF BioMath ($647,000, 2004-2009); NSF CAREER ($265,566, 1998-2003); National Fish and Wildlife Foundation ($27,500, 2007-2008)

Honors, Prizes, and Awards

2007 Outstanding Faculty Award -- State Council of Higher Education in Virginia