Renee Rosier PhD
Joined Seton Hill
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I study the effects of early-life environments on behavior, growth, and survival. I use the eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) as a model system, and I am particularly interested in populations of this species in Pennsylvania. In addition to this behavioral ecology work, I study how environmental toxins impact the growth, survival, and reproduction in insect model systems. I am particularly interested in plant-derived toxins, such as caffeine, and how it relates to plant-insect interactions. I also oversee the operation of the greenhouse on campus.


  • B.S. in Ecology and Environmental Science, Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, 2007
  • Ph.D. in Biology, Pennsylvania State University, 2012