Chuck McClaugherty

Photo taken at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

The Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Professor of and Environmental Science 

Director of the John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center.

I invite you to visit my Natural History blog at:

I have been at the University of Mount Union since 1988 and teach a variety of courses in Ecology and Environmental Science. 

B.S., Cornell University , '73; M.S., University of Virginia 80; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin , '83

My office is in Bracy 211.  Phone 330-823-3655. Email
I am sometimes at the Nature Center where the phone number is (off campus) 330-823-7487.

I welcome students and others to my office.  Please call or email to make an appointment.

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My resume is here

During Spring 2017 I will be teaching classes in Conservation Biology (BIO230) and Environmental Case Studies (ENV350) and supervising some directed studies and student research projects. We will be lucking at mycological bioremediation of oil spill on soil and aquaponics system design to control N cycling

I recently worked with the FracTracker Alliance on a GIS based program, supported by the Herbert W. Hoover Foundation to investigate the impact on land use patterns of the expanding oil and gas industry in eastern Ohio.

I recently finished a six month sabbatical during which time I compiled many of my writings about natural history into a website. Please visit and comment. The URL is:

I recently completed with my coauthor Bjoern Berg the third edition of a book on Plant Litter Decomposition, and I have also been helping the University of Mount Union to become more sustainable.



Green Alliance

City of Alliance

Beech Creek Gardens

Ohio Breeding Bird Atlas

Ohio Ornithological Society

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Black Swamp Bird Observatory

Nature Chronicles (my nature writings)


National Audubon Society

Guide for New Bird Watchers

More Birding Information


Stark Parks

Huff Run Watershed


Environmental Education Council of Ohio

Ohio Academy of Science


Mount Union - sustainability

Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education AASHE

STARS Sustainability Assessment program

American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment

updated January 7, 2017