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Elizabeth (Beaux) Berkeley , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of
Biology and Earth Science

p/ 614.823.1558
e/ eberkeley@otterbein.edu
Office: Science Center, 316


  • B.S., Hiram College, 1986
  • M.S., The Ohio State University, 1994
  • Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington, 2012


  • Loveless, D.J., Sturm D., Guo C., Tanaka, K., Zha, S. and E.V. Berkeley. Cross-Disciplinary Collaboration to Engage Diverse Researchers. Journal of Faculty Development 27(2):11-18, 2013.
  • Chen, L., Giannakouros, P., and E. V. Berkeley. Are the significant effects really significant? Human Reproduction 27(11):3358, 2012.
  • Berkeley, E. V., Linklater, W. L., and E. S. Dierenfeld. Dietary impact on circulating glucose profiles in the white rhinoceros. Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition 95:245-251, 2011.
  • Berkeley, E. V. and W. L. Linklater. Annual and seasonal variation in rainfall may influence progeny sex ratio in the black rhinoceros. South African Journal of Wildlife Research 40:53-57, 2010.
  • Wright, P.W., Bolling, L.C., Calvert, M.E., Sarmento, O.F., Berkeley, E. V., Shea, M.C., Hao, Z., Jayes, F.C., Bush, L. A., Shetty, J., Shore, A.N., Reddi, P.P., Tung, K.S., Samy, E., Allietta, M.M., Sherman, N.E., Herr, J.C., and S. A. Coonrod. ePAD, an oocyte and early embryo-abundant peptidylarginine deiminase-like protein that localizes to egg cytoplasmic sheets. Developmental Biology, 256(1):73-88, 2003.
  • Rachlow, J. L., Berkeley, E. V., and J. Berger. Correlates of male mating strategies in white rhinos (Ceratotherium simum). Journal of Mammalogy, 79(4): 1317-1324, 1998.
  • Berkeley, E. V., Kirkpatrick, J. F., Schaffer, N. E., Bryant, W. M., and W. R. Threlfall. Fecal steroid hormone analysis of ovulation, pregnancy, and parturition in the black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis). Zoo Biology, 16(2):121-132, 1997.
  • White, P. J., Garrott, R. A., Kirkpatrick, J. F., and E. V. Berkeley. Diagnosing pregnancy in free-ranging elk using fecal steroid metabolites. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 31(4):514-522, 1995.

Affiliations & Awards

  • Commonwealth of Virginia 4-VA grant “Fossil evidence for human predation on rhinos” with Briana Pobiner at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ($5000), 2014
  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University “Summarizing a multi-model analysis of biased birth sex ratios in captive prosimians at the Duke Lemur Center” ($10,000), 2014
  • James Madison University Innovative Diversity Efforts Award ($3280), 2014
  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University “Multi-model analysis of biased birth sex ratios in captive prosimians at the Duke Lemur Center” ($10,000), 2013
  • National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Duke University “Life history and environmental factors driving variation in mammalian sex allocation” ($10,000),
  • James Madison University Office of Diversity Undergraduate Research Grant ($2000), 2012
  • International Rhino Keeper Workshop Travel Award, 2011

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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