In the fall semester I teach Fundamental of Biology II (LIFE 121), a required course for all Life Sciences related majors across the university. I oversee development of the labs for this course LIFE 121L with the aim of aligning their content with the objectives of the lecture course and the pedagogy with Vision and Change. In the fall semester I teach the graduate course Likelihood & Bayesian Ecology (BIOS 952). In the summer at Cedar Point Biological Station I have taught Ecology & Evolution (BIOS 207), an undergraduate course required for a biology major or biology minor.


In the past I have taught Principles of Ecology (BIOS 805), a graduate course for the begninning students in Ecology, Evolution & Behavior.

For one semester I taught Biostatistics for undergraduate students.

I taught a maximum likelihood course as part of the program Enhancing Linkages in Mathematics and Ecology (ELME) at the W.K. Kellogg Biological Station

Chad Brassil teaching students at Kellogg Biological Station


The following software tools can be used to examine systems of differential equations and conduct maximum likelihood analysis.  They are written as Mathematica notebooks.  Wolfram CDF Player is a free program that can be used to view Mathematica notebooks (*.nb); however, you will need a full version of Mathematica to execute the code.

Useful Link

Here is a great web-based clock that can be projected for the students when giving exams.