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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.

-Eric Kjellmark

Polk Science - 127




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.


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


  • 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


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.