Melinda F. Davis, Ph.D.

  • College: College of Arts and Sciences
  • Department: Biology Academic Department
  • Title: Professor
  • Associated Majors and Graduate Programs: Biology

Dr. Melinda Davis

Department: Biology
Position: Professor

1980-present: Biology Department, FVSU
1981-1987: Fisheries Biologist/Visiting Research Scientist, Northeast Fisheries Sciences Center, National
Marine Fisheries Service, Woods Hole, MA

Ph.D., Zoology (Ethology), Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; 1974-78, 1980
B.S., Zoology , Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; 1970-74

Research Interests:
Ethology– current project deals with olfactory cues of parasitoid wasps used in finding their insect hosts.
Also interested in Ornithology.


Davis, M.F. 2009. Case Studies in Fisheries Scientist Diversity. Presented at American Fisheries Society Meeting, Sept. 1, 2009.

Davis, M., and S. Hedden. 2008. Investigations in Biology: Laboratory Manual. Available on CD for Biol 1107 and Biol 1108 students starting fall 2008.

Davis, M. 2008. Comparison of Western Health Care Systems. Presented at the 7th Annual Georgia Consortium for International Studies Symposium, Mar. 14, 2008.

Davis, M.F., T. B. Gurung, B. Shreshtha, S.B. Jones, G.D. Wylie, B.D. Perkins and J.R.   Jones. 1997. Use of a subsurface plankton layer to benefit a cage-culture fishery in Lake Phewa, Nepal. Verh. Internat. Verein. Limnol. : 1-8.

Davis, M.F. 1997. Science Experiments for Grade School Students. Workshop for first through sixth grade teachers, Matilda B. Hartley School, Macon, GA.

Jearld, A., Jr., S.L. Sass and M.F. Davis. 1993. Early growth, behavior, and otolith development of the winter flounder Pleuronectes americanus. Fishery Bulletin, 91: 65-75.

Best Paper for 1993, Awarded by the Fishery Bulletin. Presented by    M. Davis at the Annual American Society of Limnology and Oceanography Meeting in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, June 1, 1996.

Davis, M.F. 1978. A helper at a Tufted Titmouse nest. Auk 95(4): 767.