Chris Binckley

Associate Professor, Biology

Boyer Hall, Room 216a 1 (267) 260-4794 By Appointment

About Me

Christopher A. Binckley is a community ecologist. His research generally focuses on how biodiversity patterns are generated in aquatic ecosystems. Past projects examined how predators and forest canopy coverage affected amphibian and aquatic insect diversity in wetlands, and how productivity, land-use, and hydrologic gradients interacted to affect fish and salamander populations inhabiting headwater streams. Dr. Binckley expanded his research program at Arcadia with students who are investigating how biopesticides, invasive plants and introduced fish predators affect Asian tiger mosquito populations, and how urbanization affects stream salamanders.

His primary teaching goal is for students to attain lasting understanding of concepts by encouraging them to ask questions and develop their own research projects. He believes strongly in the substantial involvement of undergraduates in both basic and applied research so to be intimately involved in science.

Areas Of Focus

biodiversity, aquatic ecosystems, predation, invasive species, land-use, urbanization

Home Country
United States

Education History

Old Dominion University

Ph.D., Major in Ecology,

Drexel University

Master of Science, Major in Ecology

Drexel University

Bachelor of Science, Major in Environmental Science


Author 2017

Forest canopy, water level, and biopesticide interact to determine oviposition habitat selection in Aedes albopictus

Research Paper, Journal of Vector Ecology, 42, 319-324

Author 2017

Effects of biopesticides on oviposition site selection in invasive and native mosquitoes in southeastern Pennsylvania

Research Paper, Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science, 91, 73-83

Co-Authored with S. Thomas

Author 2014

Patch quality and context, but not patch number, drive multi-scale colonization dynamics in experimental aquatic landscapes

Research Paper, Oecologia, 173, 933-946

Author 2013

Is the Pirate really a Ghost? Evidence for generalized chemical camouflage in an aquatic predator, Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus)

Research Paper, American Naturalist, 181, 690-699

Co-author 2015

Sex determination and hatching sex ratios of the leatherback sea turtles

Contribution to book, Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. 84-96

Co-Authored with JR Spotila


Ellington Beavers Award for Intellectual Inquiry Arcadia University, 2011 Outstanding Teaching Award - Student Choice Arcadia University, 2010