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Timothy Henkel

Assistant Professor
Valdosta State University

Timothy Henkel


Dr. Timothy Henkel is currently working as a Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology, Valdosta State University , Georgia. His research interests includes Marine Biology, Ecology. He is serving as an editorial member and reviewer of several international reputed journals. Dr. Timothy Henkel is the member of many international affiliations. He has successfully completed his Administrative responsibilities. He has authored of many research articles/books related to Marine Biology, Ecology.

Research Interest

My research program uses a variety of field and lab techniques to examine competition, predation, and facilitation under ecologically relevant conditions. Working primarily with marine invertebrates on Caribbean coral reefs, I am interested in the biotic and abiotic factors that structure marine communities. As part of my research, I investigate species-specific interactions in the marine environment. Such interactions have long been recognized as important means of speciation in terrestrial systems. Examination of species-specific interactions can provide insight into the evolutionary forces that drive speciation in marine systems. I am also interested in undergraduate science education, and have worked with the NSF funded FIRST IV professional development project. Current research interests include the use of technology and quantitative reasoning in the classroom as tools for understanding and conveying complex biological processes.


  • Zea, S., Henkel, T.P. and Pawlik, J.R. 2015. The sponge guide: Interactive photographic online guide to the identification of Caribbean sponges. Reef Encounter. 30: 25-28

  • Loh, T.-L., S.E. McMurray, T.P. Henkel, J. Vicente, and J.R. Pawlik. 2015. Indirect effects of overfishing on Caribbean reefs: sponges overgrow reef-building corals. PeerJ 3:e901.

  • Ebert-May, D., T.L. Derting, T.P. Henkel, J. Middlemis Maher, J.L. Momsen, B. Arnold, and H. A. Passmore. 2015. Breaking the Cycle: Future Faculty Begin Teaching with Learner-Centered Strategies after Professional Development. CBE-Life Sciences Education 14.

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