Carleton College:
Biology Department


Mark J. McKone

Professor of Biology

Department of Biology
Carleton College
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Office: Hulings 332
Phone: 507-646-4393
Fax: 507-646-5757

Teaching Interests

Courses currently taught at Carleton include Population Ecology, Evolution, Tropical Rainforest Ecology, Plant Taxonomy, and Introductory Biology.


Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology, particularly of plant/insect interactions. Grasslands ecology, in Minnesota tallgrass prairie and in New Zealand alpine grassland. Pollination biology and sexual allocation strategies of angiosperms.


Curriculum Vitae

Professional Appointments

1999 - present: Professor of Biology, Carleton College.

1993-1999: Associate Professor of Biology, Carleton College.

1991-present: Director of Cowling Arboretum and McKnight Prairie, Carleton College.

1987-1993: Assistant Professor of Biology, Carleton College.

1985-87: postdoctoral research fellow with Dr. David Lloyd, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.


1985: Ph.D. in Ecology and Behavioral Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Thesis title: "Gender in hermaphrodites: intraspecific variation in some wind-pollinated plants and the effect of breeding system." Minor in Botany.

1980: M.S. in Ecology and Behavioral Biology at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Thesis title: "The effect of nutrients on competition among old field plants." Minor in Statistics.

1976: B.S.S. from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa. Majors in Biology and Mathematics. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude.




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