Erik Sotka

Professor

Address: Grice 208
Phone: 843.953.9191
E-mail: sotkae@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://blogs.cofc.edu/sotkae/
Curriculum Vitae: Download



Education

Ph.D. - UNC Chapel Hill
B.S. - University of Washington


Research Interests

  • Evolutionary ecology
  • Population genetics
  • Chemical ecology
  • Invasive species
  • Local adaptation
  • Plant-herbivore interactions

 


Courses Taught

Graduate courses:

  • BIOL 618 Marine Molecular Ecology
  • BIOL 630 Marine Invertebrate Zoology
  • BIOL 612 Conservation Genetics

Undergraduate courses:

  • BIOL 111 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (in class and online)
  • BIOL 112 Evolution, Form and Function of Organisms
  • BIOL 211 Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 213 Marine Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 406 Conservation Biology

Study-abroad courses:

  • Field Studies in Coral Reef Biology (British Virgin Islands - Summer 2010, 2011)
  • Biology of Invertebrates (San Salvador, Bahamas – Summer 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Conservation Biology (Trujillo, Spain – Fall 2018)
  • Natural History of Spain (Trujillo, Spain – Fall 2018)


Honors and Awards

2018  Distinguished Researcher Award. College of Charleston

2011  Gordon E. Jones Distinguished Achievement Award.  School of Science and Mathematics, College of Charleston

2010  Visiting International Researcher Fellow. University of Sydney, Australia.

2010  Fulbright Senior Scholar.  Australian-American Fulbright Commission. Hosted by the University of New South Wales, Australia.


Publications

See a list of publications on my Google Scholar Profile