DepartmentBiological Science
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Antioch University
  • M.Div., Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University

Biography

Mark earned his B.S. with honors in Recreation Resource Management (Natural Science Emphasis) from Northern Arizona University. He earned an M.Div. in Christian Education from the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary in Fresno, and a doctoral degree in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. His doctoral dissertation focused on Patterns of Seasonal Variation in Diet, Abundance, and Movement of the Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao) in southern Belize. Mark lived four years in Belize overseeing an environmental ministry and almost five years in the Dominican Republic working with underachieving American teenagers. Mark has extensive Christian camping and environmental education experience, chairs the university's Creation Stewardship Committee, and is the faculty adviser for the student-run Environmental Care Club. Mark and his wife, Karen, a biology professor at another university, are active gardeners and birders, and attend Redeemer Church in La Mirada.

Affiliations

  • Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences
  • Red Mesoamericana de Conservacion de Psittacidos
  • American Ornithologist’s Union
  • American Bird Conservancy
  • Board Member, A Rocha USA, a Christian environmental organization.

Publications

  • McReynolds, M. 2009. Food tracking and altitudinal migration by Scarlet Macaws (Ara macao) in southern Belize at the Quinto Simposio Mesoamericano de Psittaciformes en la IX Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación. Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación, Belize City, Belize

  • McReynolds, M. 2005. The Scarlet Macaw (Ara macao cyanoptera) in Belize: A Summary of Research. Vol. 9 No. 3, 29-33 in M. Bonta, editor. Primer Simposio Mesoamericano de Psittaciformes en la IX Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación. Sociedad Mesoamericana para la Biología y la Conservación, La Ceiba, Honduras.

  • Chassot, O., M. S. McReynolds, G. M. Arias, D. Brightsmith, and M. L. Lopez. 2005. Lista preliminar de referencias bibliográficas sobre psittacidos de Mesomérica. Primer Simposio Mesoamericano de Psittaciformes: IX Congreso de la Sociedad Mesoamericano para la Biologia y la Conservacion, La Ceiba, Honduras.

  • McReynolds, M. 2000. Catching the Condor Capers. No. 10, Summer 2000 Creation Care: A Christian Environmental Quarterly. Evangelical Environmental Network, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Research Interests

  • Tropical ecology
  • Scarlet macaw behavior and distribution

Courses

  • Various classes in Environmental Science
  • Botany
  • Ornithology and Environmental Ethics
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