127 Polk Science Building 


Eric Kjellmark, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology

"I make every effort to provide my students with the best quality education possible through the use of engaged learning, hands-on activities, and group projects. I strive to help students understand how the information presented in my courses relates to the larger body of knowledge they are accumulating during their college career."

Dr. Kjellmark has taught at Florida Southern College for 16 years, specializing in courses in Botany and Environmental Science. He has a strong interest in plants and natural areas. His research interests include Holocent paleoecology, fire ecology, and human impacts on the environment.

Courses Taught

General Botany; Plant Physiology; Plant Taxonomy; Medical Botany; Environmental Issues; Disasters, Civilization, and the Environment; Tropical Ecology; Environmental Investigations and Insights; Ecology Research


Ph. D., Plant Ecology and Paleoecology, Duke University
M. S., Plant Ecology, Miami University
B. S., Botany, DePauw University

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Advisor, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society, Southeastern District I - 2010

Ben and Janice Wade Outstanding Teacher of the Year - 2008

Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, Miami University - 1985

Magna Cum Laude, DePauw University - 1984

Phi Beta Kappa, DePauw University - 1984

Condit Science Award, DePauw University - 1984

Recent publications

Snyder, J., Chiantello J., Kjellmark E. W., Baumgardner, K., (2007). Key to the Pollen Flora of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas.

Kjellmark E. W., (2005). Vegetation History of Lake Hollingsworth: Past Landscapes and Present Restoration. In: Lake Hollingsworth: Studies and Reflections on a Florida Landmark. History Press, Charleston, SC.

Kjellmark, E. W., McMillan, P. D., Peet, R. K., (1998). Longleaf pine vegetation of the South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Plain: A preliminary classification. Final report, USDA Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station.