Bristol Community College

Bristol Community College

James Corven
Division of Mathematics, Sciences and Engineering
Professor of Biology

     Office: E111
     Extension: x3047

Personal Website

Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Central Michigan University
B.A., University of Michigan
A.S., Alpena Community College

Courses Taught:
BIO 111 General Biology I
BIO 121 Fundamentals of Biological Science I
BIO 122 Fundamentals of Biological Science II
BIO 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 234 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
OFP 114 Organic Agriculture Practices I
OFP 115 Organic Agriculture Practices II
OFP 217 Organic Farming Practicum (Spring)
OFP 218 Organic Farming Practicum (Summer)
OFP 219 Organic Farming Practicum (Fall)
SCI 115 Science and Care of Plants

Master Gardener

Society of Conservation Biologists
Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions
Union of Concerned Scientists Northeast Organic Farmers Association

Vermont Center for Ecostudies



  • “Puerto Rico and US Unincorporated Territories.” Birdlife International 2009
  • “Important Bird Areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands.” The Important Bird Areas of the Caribbean 2008
  • “Aves Playeras: BiologÃa y Conservaci€n.” Wetlands Ecology and Conservation training manual of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Mexican Wetlands Ecology and Conservation training program 2001 : 52.
  • Journal Articles

  • “Conservation Strategies for Migratory Shorebirds of Northwestern Mexico: Private sector and university collaboration.” with G. Wallace. Bird Conservation 2003
  • “Collaborative Approaches to the Evolution of Migration and the Development of Science-Based Conservation in Shorebirds.” with Harrington, B., S. Brown, & J. Bart. The Auk 2002 : 914-921.
  • “Shorebird Conservation: Protecting Habitats for Hemispheric Migrants.” The George Wright FORUM 1998 : 25-33.
  • “Shorebird Odysseys.” Natural History 1998 : 44-46.
  • Websites

  • “United States Virgin Islands eBird.” 2006 <>
  • Presentations:


  • "Effects of human disturbance on bird communities at U.V.I." Society for the Conservation & Study of Caribbean Birds Annual Conference. Guadeloupe, France (August, 2005)
  • Presentations

  • "Ecology, Field Studies, and Conservation of Pacific Coastal Waterbirds" Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico (2010)
  • "Biology and Conservation of Inland Shorebirds" Guanajuato, Mexico (2010)
  • "Ecology of Tropical Waterbirds" Villahermosa, Tabasco Mexico (February, 2007)
  • "Biology & conservation of waterbirds" Regional Workshop on Wetland Ecology and Conservation. University of La Paz Mexico (February, 2006)
  • "Common Caribbean Birds - Biology, Threats, and Conservation Strategies" International Conference on NSF Research. University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, VI (September, 2005)
  • "Birds, Wetlands, and Human Communities" EPSCoR/National Academy of Sciences. University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas, VI (March, 2005)
  • "Tropical wetlands ecology and migratory birds" Regional Workshop on Wetland Ecology and Conservation. University of Guadalajara Guadalajara, Mexico (February, 2004)
  • "International Migration and Local Conservation: strategies for collaborative research and conservation" Black Swamp Bird Observatory science seminar,. Oak Harbor, OH (August, 2003)
  • Interests:
    Impacts of global climate change on wetlands and migratory shorebirds. Sustainable agricultural practices and innovations for small scale crop production and marketing.