Nancy Eveleth Todd

Nancy Eveleth Todd

Professor, Biology and Environmental Studies, Biology

Brownson Hall, Room 224
Monday 1:00-2:00PM & Thursday 12:00-2:00PM
nancy.todd@mville.edu
(914) 323-5121

About Me

Dr. Todd is a professor of biology and chairwoman of the environmental studies program. She is an expert on the evolution of proboscideans, has many consulting projects with various elephant researchers and the Smithsonian’s Museum of Natural History, and has travelled to countries in Africa and Europe studying fossil collections.

Her undergraduate research program at Manhattanville focuses on aquatic toxicology, forensic ecology, animal behavior and dental microwear analysis of elephants. She teaches environmental studies, anatomy, and evolution classes in addition to a variety of other course topics. In collaboration with Dr. Wendy McFarlane, also in the Biology Department, she has turned her research attention to the island of Barbuda in the Caribbean, where they examine biodiversity, focus on human impact in island environments, and track the nesting behavior of endangered sea turtles.

Dr. Todd is also the faculty advisor for the Upsilon Sigma Chapter of the Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society and advises students working on the Campus Sustainability Committee.

Current Courses
The Living World
Environmental Ecology
Research Seminar
Senior Research
Evolutionary Biology
Senior Research
Education
Geobiology, Ph.D., George Washington University
Geobiology, Master of Philosophy, George Washington University
Anthropology, Bachelor of Arts, Bryn Mawr College
Feature Publications

Research Paper

Co-author
"Origin, species diversity and variability in the Elephantidae."

pp. 193-202: in Shoshani, J. and P. Tassy, (eds.) The Proboscidea: Evolution and Palaeoecology of Elephants and Their Relatives. Oxford University Press, 1996

Research Paper

Co-author
". Rare elephant molar (Loxodonta africana zulu) from the Windhoek Spring Deposit, Namibia"

Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, DOI: 10.1080/0035919X.2014.936329, 2014

Article

Co-author
"Assessment of Cardiotoxicity and Effects of Malathion on the Early Development of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Using Computer Vision for Heart Rate Quantification"

Zebrafish 11(3): 275-280, 2014

Article

Author
"Elephant Phylogeny"

McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2014

Article

Author
"Lions, Mastodons, and Humans, Oh My! A New Hypothesis of Ecological and Biotic Change at the End of the Pleistocene"

Journal of Mammalian Evolution Online, 2013