Dr. Eric C. Lovely

Assistant Professor of Biology

McEver 19 Phone: 479-498-6077
Russellville, AR 72801 Fax: 479-964-0837

Ph.D., Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 1999
M.S., Zoology, University of New Hampshire, 1995
B.A., Biology, Bloomsburg University, 1992

Research Interests:

Invertebrate Ecology and Evolution, Pycnogonid Life Histories

Zooplankton Ecology, Population Dynamics in Lake Dardanelle

How do macro-invertebrates adapt life history strategies to ephemeral habitats?

Courses Taught:
Principles of  Zoology, Invertebrate Zoology, Introduction to Biology, Principles of Environmental Science, Coastal Ecology, Conservation, Parasitology, and Environmental Seminar


Lovely, E.C., 2005.  The life history of Phoxichilidium tubulariae (Pycnogonida: Phoxichilidiidae). Northeastern Naturalist 12(1) pg.77-92.

Lovely, E.C., and B. Tedford, 2005.  Principles of Zoology Laboratory Workbook.  Arkansas Tech University Publication.

Lovely, E.C., 1999.  Evolution of pycnogonid life history traits. (Dissertation) Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire.

Lovely, E.C., 1997.  Evolution of larval parasitism in the Pycnogonida.(Abstract) American Zoologist 37(5) pg. 196A.

Lovely, E.C., 1996.  Coexistence of hydroid predators and persistence of prey, Tubularia larynx and Tubularia indivisa (Hydrozoa: Tubulariidae),

          in shallow fouling communities.  (Thesis), Department of Zoology, University of New Hampshire.

Lovely, E.C., 1994.  Abundance patterns of Tubularia-feeding nudibranchs and pycnogonids.  (Abstract) American Zoologist 34(5) pg. 69A.


Professional Memberships:

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology

American Microscopical Society

American Malacological Union


Environmental Seminar Web Projects:

The Dead Zone

Invasive Species - Snakehead


Three Gorges Dam


Conservation Student Web Projects:

Household Water Conservation

Wildlife Conservation

Wetlands Conservation



Pycnogonid Web Links:








Insect Web Links:

Arkansas Tech Insect Collection online database (coming soon)

Butterflies of Arkansas http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/ar/toc.htm


Other Web Links:

searching for biology references  http://www.biosis.org.uk/free_resources/resource_guide.html

interested in biodiversity  http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/index.html

invertebrate strange facts  http://www.il-st-acad-sci.org/kingdom/records1.html#invertebrate

general zoology review guide  http://www.cbs.umn.edu/class/spring2000/biol/2012/phyglnc.htm

phylogeny exercise  http://www.utm.edu/~rirwin/b120lab.htm

the tree of life  http://tolweb.org/tree/phylogeny.html

evolution  http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/books/evolution98/

Philadelphia Eagles  http://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/default.jsp


Links for Students:

ATU Principles of Zoology  http://eric-lovely.pageout.net

Blackboard course sites  http://blackboard.atu.edu/

Link to Syllabi and Lecture Notes