Biographical Sketch

Carol Boggs obtained her PhD in Zoology from the University of Texas at Austin, and did post-doctoral work at Stanford University. She was previously Professor (Teaching) of Biology, Bing Director of the Program in Human Biology, and Stanford Friends University Fellow in Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. She is currently Director of the School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment and Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Dr. Boggs’ research uses butterflies to understand how environmental variation affects reproduction, population size, and species interactions over ecological and evolutionary time. The aim is to better understand the effects
of both natural and anthropogenic environmental changes.   

Her teaching has included ecology, evolution, environmental policy and conservation biology. In 2012, she received the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for distinctive contributions to undergraduate education, Stanford's highest such award.

Dr. Boggs has served on the advisory boards of several environmental and educational organizations, including the Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory in Colorado, of which she is twice past-President.   Her professional service has included the editorial boards of Evolution, Ecological Applications, Functional Ecology and the Journal of Insect Conservation.  She is Secretary of the American Society of Naturalists and is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

photo by Katie Cleese