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 VirginiaĎ80; 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.

Click here to get current weather data for Bracy Hall

My resume is here

During Spring 2018 I will be teaching Case Studies in Environmental Science (ENV350) ND Senior Capstone (CAP400) as part of Mount Unionís Integrative Core.I will also be supervising three students in GIS Directed Study (ENV 280) y BIO 220).

In 2016 I took 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 have just (Januaray 2018) signed a contract to work sith Dr. Berg to produce a fourth editions.I have also been helping the City of Alliance and the University of Mount Union to becomemore 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 8, 2018