Faculty & Staff

Benjamin J. Dolan, Ph.D.
Benjamin J. Dolan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biology and Director of Natural Areas and Plant Collections
Year started at UF: 2008
Contact Information
Office Location: Davis Street Building Room 2218
Telephone: 419-434-5530
  • Academic Credentials:​​

    Dr. Dolan teaches in the Department of Natural Science (Biology) and is responsible for the management of the Rieck Center for Habitat Studies and the university greenhouse. In addition, Dr. Dolan runs the Forest Ecology Lab at UF.

    Research in his lab examines changes in plant communities resulting from disturbances, including fire, timber harvesting, and invasive species. Dr. Dolan is particularly interested in the dynamics of central hardwood forests, and his current work focuses on the impact of emerald ash borer on forest plant communities of northwest Ohio.

    Dr. Dolan is a member of the Ecological Research as Education Network, The Ecological Society of America, and the Botanical Society of America. 

    Undergraduate students interested in research in ecology or conservation biology should contact Dr. Dolan directly.  



  • Teaching

    • General Ecology
    • Botany
    • Geographic Information Systems
    • Natural History & Conservation in the Dominican Republic


    Director of Nature Preserves and Plant Collections

    • Nature Preserve management​ (Rieck Center & Olive St. Preserve)
    • Greenhouse management


    Academic Advisor

    • Biology
    • Animal Science: Pre-vet (freshmen only)


    Faculty Advisor to Beta Beta Beta