Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award 2009-2010
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Daniel C. Moon

Daniel C. Moon
Biology

Daniel Moon is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Chair of the Department of Biology. Since joining the UNF faculty in 2004, he has developed and taught an array of undergraduate and graduate classes including community ecology, invertebrate biology, and restoration ecology. His commitment and passion for teaching were recognized in 2007 when he received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. He believes that a vital component of graduate and undergraduate education in the sciences is involving students in the research process. Dan and his students study the effects of environmental factors such as global climate change and anthropogenic pollutants on food web structure and interactions. The work he and his students have done has been funded by agencies including The Nature Conservancy and US Fish and Wildlife Service, and has generated more than 30 peer reviewed publications in journals such as Ecology, Global Change Biology, and Oecologia.