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Wendy J. McFarlane, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Wendy McFarlane Faculty Profile ImageWendy McFarlane is a Associate Professor in the Department of Biology and has been affiliated with the College since 2004. A relatively recent transplant to the U.S., Dr. McFarlane received her B.Sc. in Marine Biology from The University of Guelph (Canada) in 1995 and her Ph.D. from McMaster University (Canada) in 2001.

From a very young age, she has been fascinated by water and later on by the environmental adaptations that animals undergo to live in various aquatic habitats. Her interests and research projects cover three broad areas: environmental physiology, developmental biology, and marine and freshwater ecology. In the past few years she has begun a collaborative study of the marine ecosystems of Barbuda, a small island in the Caribbean. Her Barbudan research captures all of her research interests, and even includes an investigation of endangered sea turtle species nesting on the island. She currently lives happily in rural CT with her husband, two sons, and two dogs.