Department of Zoology







Christopher W. Hoagstrom, Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Avocet Pond, Ogden Nature Center

Hello and welcome!  My role in the Department of Zoology is as an aquatic ecologist and vertebrate biologist.  I assist with Principles of Zoology I and II labs and lectures as well as the non-majors class Animal Biology.  I am lead for the upper-level courses Aquatic Ecology, Ichthyology, and Zoogeography and the special-topics honors course Environmental Ethics.  My research interests involve fish ecology and conservation with emphasis on fish assemblages and related environmental conditions.  Explore this site to learn more or contact me with questions or ideas.


Willard Creek near Willard, Utah