Christopher Stanton

Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University

R. Christopher Stanton

Christopher StantonProfessor

Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.S., University of Tennessee
B.A., Wittenberg University

Dr. R. Christopher Stanton holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Wittenberg University, a Master of Science in entomology from the University of Tennessee and a doctorate in entomology from The Ohio State University.  His post-doctoral experience includes assisting in the administration of the Ohio Sea Grant College Program and teaching and conducting research at Stone Laboratory, a field station located on Gibraltar Island in western Lake Erie.  Chris joined the Baldwin Wallace faculty in 2001 and currently teaches principles of biology II, general zoology and invertebrate natural history. He also teaches sustainability and study abroad courses such as leading trips to Iceland and Costa Rica.  His interests revolve around biodiversity; invertebrate conservation; water quality and the Great Lakes; and nature writing. Most of his research involves working with students on “hands-on” field projects.

Recent Presentations

Determining Water Quality on Baldwin Creek (Cuyahoga Co., OH) Prior to the Removal of Three Low-head Dams. Doug Dietzel and Chris Stanton. 2012 Ohio Natural History Conference. Columbus, Ohio (poster session).

Microbial Testing of Baldwin Creek (Cuyahoga County, OH) Prior to the Removal of Three Low-head Dams. Lexi Bojansky, Kara Gawelek, Melissa Laska, and Chris Stanton. 2012 Ohio Natural History Conference. Columbus, Ohio (poster session).

Monitoring Adult Activity of the Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis) on a Weekly Basis in Northeast Ohio. Chris Stanton and Mimi Ganzfried. 2012 Ohio Natural History Conference. Columbus, Ohio (poster session).

Pre-removal Analysis of Three Baldwin Creek Low-head Dams (Cuyahoga County, OH). Melissa Laska andChris Stanton. 2010 Ohio Natural History Conference. Columbus, OH (poster session).

Herpetological Survey of the Dike-14 Dredge Disposal Site (Cuyahoga County, OH). Michele Nelson and Chris Stanton.  2009 Annual meeting of the Ohio Academy of Science. Springfield, OH (poster session).

Assessing Wetland Type at Dike-14 using Physical and Biological Indicators. Greg Ballash, Kayla Perry, and Chris Stanton. 2009 Annual meeting of the Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference. Lincoln, NE (poster session).

2008 Breeding Bird Survey of Dike-14 (Cuyahoga County, OH). Stephen Miller, Caitlin Zemrock, and Chris Stanton. 2009 Annual meeting of the Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference. Lincoln, NE (poster session).

Herpetological Survey of the Dike-14 Dredge Disposal Site (Cuyahoga County, OH). Michele Nelson and Chris Stanton. 2009 Annual meeting of the Midwest Evolution and Ecology Conference. Lincoln, NE (poster session).

Faculty-Student Collaborative Scholarship

Stanton has worked with students on various projects–such as dam removal on Baldwin Creek and diversity surveys of Dike 14–that were funded by the Baldwin Wallace Gund Fund, the Ohio Biological Survey and as a part of the BW summer scholars. If you are interested in working with Stanton on a project, feel free to contact him at any time.

Grant Support/Funding

Stanton has received several grants from Baldwin Wallace such as the Gund Fund, Summer Scholars, and the Explorations Field Trip Fund. He has also been awarded several small-scale research grants and was a partner in a larger-scale, multi-institutional grant.

2010 GLISTEN Cluster Sub-Award. National Center for Science and Civic Engagement - $45,000

RCN-UBE Incubator Award: Lake Erie Watershed Research and Education Network - $49,729