Robert L. Curry


Department of Biology
Villanova University

Contact information

Office: 190A Mendel Hall

Lab: 106/106A Mendel Hall

Tel: (610) 519-6455 (office)

Tel: (610) 519-5652 (lab)

FAX: (610) 519-7863


Mailing address:

Department of Biology

Villanova University

800 Lancaster Avenue

Villanova, PA  19085-1699

Page last updated: 31 Mar 2014



A major component of my research program concerns hybridization in Black-capped and Carolina chickadees

Our latest publication just appeared in Current Biology




Animal Behavior

Conservation Biology

Research study systems

Ecology of herbivorous ant-acacia jumping spider

Chickadees: evolutionary and behavioral ecology

Tropical field ornithology: conservation and behavioral ecology of island-endemic Mimidae (mockingbirds and allies) and related projects

Special course offering:

Field Methods, Nova Scotia, Summer 2014

(Bio 4940 undergrad; Bio 7970 grad)

Session III (June + July), Distance Learning

2-week field trip, early July

Interested? Let me know, because space in the class will be limited.

Courses taught

  • MSE 2205 Biodiversity & Conservation

    • Not likely to be offered before Fall 2016

  • Bio 3015 Animal Behavior 

    • Spring semesters, alternating with Dr. Iyengar; RLC next in S15

  • Bio 3255 Introductory Ecology

    • Fall every year, alternating with Dr. Iyengar; RLC next in F14

  • Bio 4451 Field Ecology & Evolution lecture

    • Fall, odd years. Next: F15 (tentative)

  • Bio 4452 Field Ecology & Evolution lab

    • Spring, even years. Next: S16 (tentative)

  • Bio 4801 Conservation Biology (Capstone)

    • Next: Uncertain

  • Bio 7105 Vertebrate Ecology

    • Normally Fall, even years (but not Fall 2014)

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