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Dan Cristol

Chancellor Professor of Biology

Office: Integrated Science Center 3269
Phone: 757-221-2405
Email: [[dacris]]

Current Positions
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 220)


Ecotoxicology of mercury in birds and food webs


NSF IOS ($650,000, 2012-2017); DuPont Corporation ($1.5 million, 2005-2010); NSF BioMath ($647,000, 2004-2009); NSF CAREER ($265,000, 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