Chuck McClaugherty

 Photo taken at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica

The Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Professor of Ecology and Environmental Science
and Director of the John T. Huston-Dr. John D. Brumbaugh Nature Center

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 Fall 2015 I will be teaching classes in Ecology (BIO220) and Environmental Science (ENV190) and supervising some senior internship and research projects

I am working 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 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 July 7, 2015