Carlos Alberto Iudica, Ph.D.

Department: Biology

Associate Professor of Biology

Program Director of GO Galapagos-Ecuador

  • Education
  • PHD, University of Florida
  • MA, University of Florida
  • BA, Universidad Nacional de la Plata

Iudica is an ecologist who focuses on evolution, systematics and ecology of mammals in particular and terrestrial vertebrates in general, with a current special emphasis on bats, marsupials, carnivores (sensu lato) and rodents of Pennsylvania. Iudica and his students study the natural history of current and extinct vertebrates in central Pennsylvania. Learning the basics of the ecological web (who, what, why, when and where) fuels the engine of his research team.

Iudica's most recent publications (published or in progress), all with students, include: "Barn owl predation on big brown bats (eptesicus fuscus) in Pennsylvania"; "The effect of body mass on emergence time by little brown bats (myotis lucifugus)"; "A pictorial atlas with an identification key to the scale patterns of guard hairs of indigenous mammals of Pennsylvania"; "Color abnormality of two blarina brevicauda (northern short-tailed shrew) in Montour County, Pennsylvania"; "Barn and long-eared owl diets: a comparative study from Central Pa."; "Population dynamics of eastern hellbenders in the west branch of the Susquehanna River"; and "Comparative diets of two sympatric foxes (vulpes vulpes and urocyon cinereoargenteus) in Central Pa."

He teaches Introduction to Ecology, Systematic Biology, Core Perspectives, Vertebrate Natural History (Holarctic and Neotropical) and a special course on the Impact of Natural Disasters. He is a member of the American Society of Mammalogists, Sociedad Argentina de Especialistas en Mamíferos, International Federation of Mammalogists, North American Symposium on Bat Research, National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences and the Pennsylvania chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Courses taught:

  • BIOL-328 Natural History of Early Vertebrates
  • BIOL-329 Natural History of Early Vertebrates Lab
  • BIOL-460 Winter Ecology of Vertebrates
  • BIOL-461 Winter Ecology Vertebrates Lab
  • BIOL-504 Independent Study
  • BIOL-511 Student Research II
  • BIOL-560 Tropical Ecology: Costa Rica
  • ECOL-100 Introduction to the Science of Ecology
  • ECOL-560 Tropical Ecology: Costa Rica
  • OFFP-GLPGOS GalapaGOs: Ecuador
  • OFFP-GLPGOS GalapaGOs: Ecuador
  • OFFP-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFP-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFP-PATAGO PataGOnia: Argentina
  • OFFR-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFR-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFR-PATAGO PataGOnia: Argentina
  • OFFS-GLPGOS GalapaGOs: Ecuador
  • OFFS-GLPGOS GalapaGOs: Ecuador
  • OFFS-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFS-GLPGOS Sustainable Truth or Fiction
  • OFFS-PATAGO PataGOnia: Argentina
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives