Dr. Joelle M. Laing

Education/Degrees:

  • 2003- B.S. Biology, Berry College
  • 2009- M.S. Natural Resources, North Carolina State University
  • 2016- PhD, Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

The strong Christian community and getting to teach biology while trekking through the beautiful campus wilderness with students.

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Biology 1
  • Biology 2
  • Ecology
  • Cell Biology
  • Aquatic Biology (coming Spring 2021)

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy…

  • Hiking
  • Paddling
  • Gardening
  • Running
  • Cooking (and eating) ethnic cuisine
  • Spending time with family and friends

Scholarly Work and Publications: 

  • Laing, J.M. 2016. Relationships between sediment redox potential and vegetation characteristics in Florida spring systems: Implications for restoration. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Laing, J.M. and Frazer, T.K. 2016. Restoration strategies for submerged aquatic vegetation on sites high in sediment organic matter. Poster presented at the 6th National Conference for Ecosystem Restoration. Coral Springs, FL. April 2016.
  • Laing, J.M. and Frazer, T.K. 2016. Restoration strategies for Vallisneria americana on sites high in sediment organic matter. Oral presentation at the 5th Annual University of Florida Water Institute Symposium: Trends, Cycles, and Extreme Events. Gainesville, FL, Feb. 2016.
  • Arnold, T.E.; Henson, W.E.; Laing, J.M.; Reijo, C.J.; Weinkam, G.B.; Nealis, C.P. 2015. Enhancing introductory hydrology curriculum by integrating perspectives from multidisciplinary graduate fields of study. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting for the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2015.
  • Laing, J.M. and Frazer, T.K. 2015. Redox conditions in spring-bottom sediments: Implications for restoration. Poster presented at the 47th annual meeting for the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2015.
  • Laing, J. M. and Frazer, T. K. Sediment redox conditions in spring-bottom sediments: Implications for restoration. Poster presented at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. San Francisco, CA. Dec. 2015.
  • Reijo, C.; Arnold, T.E.; Burkett, V.; Henson, W.R.; Laing, J.M.; Weinkam, G. 2012. Characterization of nutrient uptake kinetics in a spring-fed north Florida stream. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual University of Florida Water Institute Symposium: Nutrient Dynamics, Policy, and Management in Watersheds. Gainesville, FL. Feb. 2012.
  • Laing, J. M., Shear, T. H., & Blazich, F. A. (2011). How management strategies have affected Atlantic white-cedar forest recovery after massive wind damage in the Great Dismal Swamp. Forest Ecology and Management, 262, 1337–1344.
  • Laing, J.M., How management strategies have affected Atlantic white-cedar forest recovery after massive wind damage in the Great Dismal Swamp. Symposium: The Ecology and Management of Atlantic White Cedar Ecosystems. Greenville, NC. June, 2009.

Favorite verse:

Isaiah 54:10

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.”

“Jesus Christ is the best book ever written. Read Him.” – Madame Guyon

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