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Cheri Jones, Ph.D.

Dr. Cheri Jones

Senior Instructor

Email:  Cheri Jones
Office Location:  SI 2073
Phone:  (303) 556-2658
Fax:  (303) 556-4352
2015 Spring Semester Office Hours:

W  2:30P-4:00p,   THU 1:30P-3:00p

Areas of Expertise:


Education & Degrees

Ph.d., Zoology, University of Florida, 1990

M.S., Biology, Fort Hays State University, 1982

B.A., Biology, Hastings College, 1979


Research interests: Major areas of interest include ecology and conservation, primarily of small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. For my dissertation at the University of Florida, I examined the ecology of the Florida mouse, a threatened species endemic to Florida that often inhabits burrows of another threatened species, the gopher tortoise.

Select Publications 

Jones CA, Baxter CN. 2004. Thomomys bottae. Mammalian Species 742:1-14.

Jones CA, Beane RD, Dickerson EA. 2003. Habitat use by birds and mammals along the urban South Platte River in Denver, Colorado. Occasional Papers, Texas Tech University, 221:1-16.

Jones CA. 2002. Mammals of the James M. John and Lake Dorothey State Wildlife Areas, Las Animas County, Colorado. Proceedings of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Series 4, Number 3, 22 p.

Jones, CA, Preston CR. 2000. The role of the bald eagle as a flagship species for the Rocky Mountain Arsenal: from Superfund Site to wildlife refuge. Pp. 165-171, in Reflections of a naturalist: papers honoring Professor Eugene D. Fleharty. Fort Hays Studies, Fort Hays State University, Special Issue 1, 241 pp.




Courses Taught 

General Biology II, Mammalogy, Principles of Ecology, and Vertebrate Biology