Christofer Bang

Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4501

Biography

Christofer Bang is an ecologist, lecturer and photographer. His research spans from dragonfly and damselfly diversity in Norwegian freshwater systems affected by agriculture, to the effects of urbanization on arthropod communities in the metropolitan area of Phoenix.

He teaches biology courses at Arizona State University, emphasizing critical-thinking skills using case studies from recent scientific research. His teaching approach spans from engaging lectures in large lecture halls to flipped-classroom active learning style in addition to online interactive learning. With a keen interest in all plants and animals, Bang is an avid photographer. His photographs have been featured on the cover of several scientific journals.

Education

PhD, 2010, Arizona State University

Cand. Scient., 1999, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

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Publications

Lerman, S.B., A. Contosta, J. Milam, & C. Bang. 2018. To mow or to mow less: Lawn mowing frequency affects bee abundance and diversity in suburban yards. Biological Conservation 221: 160-174

Neil, K., J. Wu, C. Bang & S. H. Faeth. 2014. Urbanization affects plant flowering phenology and pollinator community: Effects of water availability and land cover. Ecological Processes 3:17

Lerman, S.B., V. K. Turner & C. Bang. 2012. Homeowner Associations as a vehicle for promoting native urban biodiversity. Ecology and Society 17(4): 45

Bang, C., S. H. Faeth & J. L. Sabo. 2012. Control of arthropod abundance, richness and composition in a heterogeneous desert city. Ecological Monographs. 82: 85-100

Faeth, S. H., S. Saari & C. Bang. 2012. Urban biodiversity: patterns, processes and implications for conservation.  In: eLS 2012, John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester

Faeth, S. H., C. Bang & S. Saari. 2011. Urban biodiversity: patterns and mechanisms. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences (1223): 69-81

Bang, C. & S. H. Faeth. 2011. Variation in arthropod communities in response to urbanization: Seven years of arthropod monitoring in a desert city. Landscape and Urban Planning 103(3): 383-399

Bang, C., J. L. Sabo & S. H. Faeth. 2010. Reduced wind speed improves plant growth in a desert city. PLoS ONE 5(6): e11061, Times cited: 22

Bang, C. Jr., 2001. Constructed wetlands: high-quality habitats for Odonata in cultivated landscapes. International Journal of Odonatology 4(1): 1-15

 

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 151 Biological Thinking
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 494 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 108 Concepts in Plant Biology
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 182 General Biology II
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 151 Biological Thinking
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
BIO 494 Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 108 Concepts in Plant Biology
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 182 General Biology II
BIO 493 Honors Thesis
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 151 Biological Thinking
BIO 492 Honors Directed Study
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
PLB 108 Concepts in Plant Biology
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
BIO 182 General Biology II
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 151 Biological Thinking
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
PLB 108 Concepts in Plant Biology
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
BIO 182 General Biology II
BIO 282 ConceptualApproachBioMajors II
BIO 495 Undergraduate Research
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
PLB 108 Concepts in Plant Biology
BIO 182 General Biology II
BIO 282 ConceptualApproachBioMajors II
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
BIO 100 The Living World
BIO 182 General Biology II