Elizabeth Forys

Professor of Environmental Science & Biology


  • Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida
  • M.S., Environmental Science/Ecology, University of Virginia
  • B.A., Environmental Science, University of Virginia

Courses Taught

  • Environmental Biology
  • Conservation Biology
  • GIS
  • Research Methods
  • Field Ornithology


I am interested in spatial ecology and endangered species, but I will do applied research on any topic that helps promote biodiversity. Students and citizen scientists play a vital role in my research. Most of my current research focuses on the conservation of seabirds and shorebirds.