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Maria Armour

Maria Armour smiling with long dirty blonde hair parted on the side and wearing a black top under a blue, black, white and yellow print blazer
Staff Associate/Laboratory Instructor for Biological Sciences
Science and Mathematics Center, Room 312
BS, Southampton College 
MS, C.W. Post Long Island University

Maria Armour joined the Department of Biological Sciences as a staff member in 2011. Her duties include: the preparation of many Biology teaching laboratories, assisting in the management of Biology’s Natural History Vertebrate Collection, and chemical management. Maria has also been an instructor in higher education since 2004. She is laboratory Instructor for the department teaching Anatomy & Physiology Laboratories, the non-major's course A Human Approach and a Topics course on the Biology of Bats. Maria’s research interests lie in mammalian functional morphology. Her earlier research, conducted at the American Museum of Natural History, focused on the morphology and phylogeny of bat wing digits. Currently, her interests have expanded into North American bat ecology and conservation. Maria is passionate ​​about changing the public’s perception of bats and has been active in outreach; giving talks to educational groups, regional clubs and has run several public bat walks.

Area of Expertise
Bat Biology, Functional Morphology