Colin Orions

Colin Orians, Professor of Biology and Director of Environmental Studies, is interested in global change biology, with particular emphasis on climate change, species invasion, and sustainability of natural and agricultural ecosystems. He has been at Tufts since 1995 and teaches courses in Environmental biology, Tropical ecology, and Sustainable agriculture.   His research group works in diverse agroecosystems – coffee in Costa Rica, tea in China, sugar maples in New England, and vegetables and grains in Massachusetts. As an impressionable undergraduate, it was a trip to the Galapagos that filled his mind with the wonders of the living world, and cemented his decision to pursue a career in research and teaching.