Dr. Bonnie Brown

Bonnie Brown

Phone: (603) 862-4200
Office: Biological Sciences, Spaulding Hall Rm 266, Durham, NH 03824

Bonnie works in the field of ecological genetics where her research involves the use of molecular genetic markers to study conservation, restoration, and aquaculture and metagenomics (investigation of genetic material obtained directly from environmental samples). Her favorite questions to ask and answer relate to how human impacts affect the genetic "health" of natural populations and how we can amend and restore natural populations and habitats. She presently is Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, a department that integrates biological systems, neurobiology, ecology, behavior, and biodiversity to uncover and synthesize knowledge that is crucial for our understanding of how we function and interact with our environments and that can change our perception of how we ultimately fit in the Universe.

Courses Taught

  • BIOL 420: Forensic Sciences Lab
  • BIOL 695: Biology Teaching Practices
  • BIOL 999: Doctoral Dissertation Research
  • GEN 795W: Investigations in Genetics
  • GEN 799H: Honors Senior Thesis
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience
  • NSB 501: Neurobiology Laboratory I


  • Ph.D., Oceanography, Old Dominion University
  • B.S., Biology, University of Alabama Birmingham

Selected Publications

  • Jenkins, J. A., Draugelis-Dale, R. O., Hoffpauir, N. M., Baudoin, B. A., Matkin, C., Driver, L., . . . Brown, B. L. (2024). Flow cytometric assessments of metabolic activity in bacterial assemblages provide insight into ecosystem condition along the Buffalo National River, Arkansas.. Sci Total Environ, 921, 170462. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.170462

  • Hamner, S., Brown, B. L., Hasan, N. A., Franklin, M. J., Doyle, J., Eggers, M. J., . . . Ford, T. E. (2019). Metagenomic Profiling of Microbial Pathogens in the Little Bighorn River, Montana. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, 16(7). doi:10.3390/ijerph16071097

  • Most Cited Publications