BS Biology, Andrews University
MS Biology, Loma Linda University
PhD Ecology, Duke University
Dr. Gonzalez-Socoloske received his Ph.D. in Ecology from Duke University prior to returning to his alma mater (Andrews University) as faculty in 2013. He specializes in tropical mammal ecology and conservation and is a member of the Society for Marine Mammalogy and the Mesoamerican Society for Biology and Conservation. He teaches Marine Mammalogy (at Rosario), Biostatistics, Principles of Biology, and Mammalogy.
I am primarily interested in how species are adapted to their environments and the effects of both natural and human-induced habitat changes on their behavior. My research focus is the behavioral ecology and plasticity of various tropical mammals. The aim of my research is to incorporate behavioral data into sound conservation strategies that are species- and location-specific. My work has mainly been with sirenians and primates in Mesoamerica.