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 teach an honors section and every-other year a large-enrollment section. 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. Every-other year in the fall semester I teach the graduate course Likelihood & Bayesian Ecology (BIOS 952). In the summer of 2018 I am teaching Introduction to Theoretical Ecology: Populations and Species Interactions at the W.K. 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.


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

For many years I taught Ecology & Evolution (BIOS 207), an undergraduate course required for a biology major or biology minor. The last few times, I taught this in the summer at Cedar Point Biological Station.

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, and in summer 2018 Introduction to Theoretical Ecology.

Chad Brassil teaching students at Kellogg Biological Station

Useful Link

Here is a great web-based clock that can be projected for the students when giving exams. Choose the sliver background in the upper right and adjust the clock size in the upper left.