By Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Tobias Landberg and Associate Professor of Art and Design Gregg Moore
Gregg Moore, associate professor of Art and Design, and Dr. Tobias Landberg, assistant professor of Biology, were awarded a $10,000 Materials-Based Research Grant from the Center...
This September, Biology major Stephanie Olson '17 presented a poster on the growth and development of flesh-eating beetles at the 25th International Congress of Entomology in Orlando, Fla.
Olson, who will use the poster as part of her Capstone presentation, completed the research alongside Dr....
Dr. Tobias Landberg, assistant professor of Biology, will be a keynote speaker at the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative’s Citizen Science Weekend on June 10 in Nantucket, Mass.
Dr. Landberg will present on the “Behavioral Ecology and Conservation of Snapping Turtles,” discussing his work...
By Hope Cuff '18
Did you know coyotes have been known to wander through Arcadia University’s campus? Biology student Katrina Hosbach ’16 discovered the coyote duo last fall after setting up wildlife cameras at three sites on campus for her yearlong ecological study for senior thesis.
Dr. Tobias Landberg, assistant professor of biology, was featured in several Connecticut news outlets over the summer for his work with researchers from Mystic Aquarium and Tributary Mill Conservancy in Old Lyme, Conn., studying snapping turtles.
The Hartford Courant cited Landberg’s assessments...
Dr. Landberg earned his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts (2001). As an undergraduate he worked on the anatomical preparation of skeletons in the Massachusetts Museum of Natural History with Dr. Laurie Godfrey and in Dr. Elizabeth Brainerd's comparative physiology lab studying breathing and locomotion in turtles. He went on to study the development of locomotion in salamanders in Dr. Brainerd's lab, earning a M.S. in Organismal & Evolutionary Biology (2004). He earned his Ph.D. in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut (2010) working with Drs. Carl Schlichting and Kurt Schwenk. Dr. Landberg's first post-doctoral position was working on the complex life history of red-eyed treefrogs with Drs. Karen Warkentin and James Vonesh at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Gamboa, Panama. In his second post-doctoral position he focused on life history plasticity and evolution in salamanders and frogs with Dr. Howard Whiteman at the Watershed Studies Institute at Murray State University in Kentucky. He joined Arcadia as an assistant professor in the fall of 2013.
Research Paper, Journal of Experimental Biology 205(6): 841-849
Co-Authored with Azizi, E. and T. Landberg
Dr. Landberg is an integrative biologist studying organisms at the intersection of ontogeny, ecology and evolution. His work on amphibian life history focuses on the ways development is affected by the environment and how developmental responses can evolve. He is particularly fascinated by metamorphosis and how early life experiences may affect the development of locomotor performance during this vulnerable life stage. His research also includes the study of maternal effects, using surgical manipulations of embryos to understand how maternal investment in yolk affects life history strategies from larvae through metamorphosis and even to adults. Dr. Landberg's early work on turtles continues in collaboration with the National Geographic Society, the Mystic Aquarium and other partners. The group uses animal-borne 'CritterCam' technology to have snapping turtles film their own environments. Dr. Landberg is broadly interested in the organismal biology of vertebrates and encourages emails from students who would like to discuss research topics in functional morphology, developmental plasticity, behavior and life history evolution.