Tim Billo is a lecturer at the College’s Environmental Studies program, as well as a part-time lecturer in the Department of Biology. His academic interests are grounded in basic observations of nature, and his research has included looking at why some traits are exchanged between species and others are not. He teaches a variety of field and lab courses, including an exploration of biodiversity and sustainability issues in Peru and a nine-day backpacking-based course focusing on the history of wilderness and landscape change in Washington’s Olympic National Park. In addition to Environmental Studies courses, he teaches ornithology, conservation biology, and evolution.