Brian Butterfield Ph.D. Zoology Office: AN 110
Phone: 731-989-6954
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B.S., Biology, Harding University

M.S., Biology, Arkansas State University

Ph.D., Zoology, Auburn University

Office Hours

MWF: 8:00am - 9:30am

MW: 11:00am - 12:00pm

M: 1:00pm - 3:30pm

W: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Class Schedule

BIO 321 Ecology
MWF: 9:30am - 10:20am

BIO 321 Ecology Lab
W: 2:00pm - 4:50pm

BIO 417 Animal Behavior
TR: 7:30am - 8:50am

BIO 417 Animal Behavior Lab
TR: 9:00am - 10:20am

PEA 181 Archery
TR: 12:00pm - 12:50pm

About Brian Butterfield

I began teaching at FHU in 1996 where I teach a variety of major and non-major courses. I conduct research in the area of vertebrate biology and specialize in amphibian and reptilian ecology, biogeography, and conservation. I have authored or coauthored over 80 scientific publications including two book chapters and one book on herpetological topics. I actively involve my students in research and currently have students studying turtle community dynamics, zoogeography of west Tennessee, and invasive gecko behavior.

When I am not working, I enjoy outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, camping, and growing orchids. I am an avid fisherman and have set 19 world records for fish that I have caught. Since 2008, I have had the privilege of serving as the faculty sponsor of the FHU Bass Anglers, our university's intercollegiate fishing team. I am also a 3rd degree black belt in taekwondo and a chief instructor and faculty sponsor of the FHU Taekwondo Club.