Erik Sotka

Erik Sotka



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 513 Marine 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
    BIOL 413 Marine Conservation Genetics

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)
    Biology of Invertebrates (Little Cayman Islands – Summer 2024)
    Conservation Biology (Trujillo, Spain – Fall 2018)
    Natural History of Spain (Trujillo, Spain – Fall 2018)

Honors & Awards

Distinguished Researcher Award. College of Charleston, 2018

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

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, 2010


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