Grover Brown

Assistant Professor
Martin Hall 113B

I am a herpetologist and ecologist. My research has mostly focused on the ecology and evolutionary history of freshwater turtles across the Southeastern United States (a global biodiversity hotspot), though I have also participated on studies of other reptiles, amphibians and even arthropods. My research interests are broad, though generally rooted in herpetology, and include (but are not limited to): population genetics and genomics, factors influencing occupancy and distribution of species, and general life history and ecology of poorly-studied herpetofauna.

Grover Brown

Courses Offered

  • Intro Bio I (BY 101)
  • Introductory Bio Lab II (BY104)
  • Environmental Science (BY123)
  • Directed Studies in Biology (BY327)
  • Ecology (BY332)
  • Ornithology (BY406)
  • Herpetology (BY458)
  • Independent Studies in Biology (BY427)
  • Population and Community Ecology (BY538)
  • Biodiversity of Living Kingdoms (BY 542)
  • Seminar in Organismal Biology (BY571)


  • 2020 Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Southern Mississippi
  • 2012 B.S., Ecology, University of Georgia

Other Connections

  • Board of Directors, American Turtle Observatory
  • Steering Committee for the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Team for Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC)