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Anthony Ippolito

  • Professional Lecturer
  • ​PhD​
  • Biological Sciences
  • (773) 325-7560
  • ​McGowan North, Room 111
Classes Taught
  • Ecology  (Eco 215)
  • Introduction to Biology  (Bio 115)
  • Introduction to Biology with Lab (Bio 155)
  • Plants, Chicago and the Rest of Society (ISP 111)
  • How do we feed 7 billion people? (ISP 112)
  • Tropical ecology and evolution  (Bio 390/490)
Research Interests

Ippolito's research revolves around the role of pollinators in shaping floral traits and driving speciation. However, he has recently become more involved with the preservation of indigenous cultures and how tourism can contribute to wildlife conservation, particularly in the tropics.
Select Publications
Ippolito, A. 2010. Cultural survival and the contribution of indigenous cultures to humanity. Angel Conesvation newletter series.
Ippolito, A., G. Wilson Fernandes, Tina, Merrills, and Tim Holtsford. 2004. Pollinator preferences for Nicotiana alata, N. forgetiana and their F1 hybrids. Evolution, 58, 2634 – 2644.
Stehman, J., J. Semir, and A. Ippolito. 2002.  Nicotiana mutabilis (Solanaceae), a new species from southern Brazil. Kew Bulletin, 57: 639 - 646.
Professional Activities
  • Full board member – Angel Conservation
  • Text reviewer -  Oxford University Press, Sinaur Press, McGraw-Hill Press​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Professional Society Memberships
  • Evolution Society
  • The Ecological Society of America
  • The American Botanical Society
  • The International Ecotourism Society
  • The Voluntourism Society