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Paula Kleintjes Neff, Ph.D.

  • Department Chair
  • Professor
  • Biology
  • Watershed Institute

Teaching Interests

Conservation Biology, Entomology, Environmental Biology & Conservation, Studies of Tropical Environments, Environmental outreach and education

Research and Creative Activities
  • Conservation biology and insect community ecology
  • Vertebrate-insect-plant interactions
  • Forest-prairie ecosystem conservation and ecological restoration
  • Conservation of rare and endangered butterflies and their host plants
  • Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Entomology, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy and Management 
  • B.S. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Environmental and Systematic Biology
Honors and Recognitions
  • 2011 Excellence in Service