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2013–2014 Cultural and Community Events

 The 2014 Baccalaureate Service will be held at 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 16 

Graduation Information (Saturday, May 17, 2014)

Tori Jackson '15

HC Profiles

Tori Jackson '15

Dr. Jim Daniels

  • Associate Professor of Biology

Contact Information:


  • Ph.D., University of North Dakota
  • M.S., Biology, University of Alabama, Huntsville
  • B.S., Biology, University of Alabama, Huntsville


Dr. Jim Daniels-2Dr. Jim Daniels is a broadly trained plant ecologist who has worked in such disparate places as the montane cloud forests of Costa Rica; the sewers of Philadelphia, Penn.; and in a cutting edge genetics laboratory. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Dr. Daniels has taught numerous courses, including ecology, population biology, conservation biology, plant morphology and systematics, plant taxonomy, genetics, human anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, quantitative ecology, environmental science, Earth science, general biology, botany, and zoology. He was honored with the Dr. and Mrs. John N. Todd III Award for Excellence in Teaching at Huntingdon in 2009.  A native of North Alabama, Daniels is extremely happy to be in Montgomery... the home of ALAGA Syrup.

Personal Interests
  • Family
  • Military history
  • Alabama football
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
Research Interests
  • Genetic diversity and gene flow in tropical montane cloud forest trees
  • Biological consequences of climate change
Affiliations and Memberships
Significant Publications
  • Lawton, R.O., and J.D. Daniels. “The Northern Highland Evergreen Cloud Forest.” Costa Rican Ecosystems. Eds. Maarten Kappelle and Luis Gomez. (in prep) 
  • Daniels, J.D. “Density, Frond Production, and Age Structure of Geonoma edulis (Arecaceae) in a Costa Rican Cloud Forest.” (in prep) 

“The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, ‘What good is it?’”—Aldo Leopold

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