Dennis Wasko



Hillyer College
860.768.4925 Hillyer Hall 155

PhD, University of Miami

MS, Sam Houston State University

BS, Rowan University

Dennis Wasko is a professor of biology. He teaches several courses, including Environmental Science, General Biology I, and General Biology II.

"At Hillyer, I get to not only work with interesting students, but get to really know them," Wasko says. "I look forward to passing on my love of science, nature, and learning in general, as well as sharing some of the incredibly fun and rewarding experiences to which those interests have often led.

Wasko's research interests include:

  • Herpetology
  • Spatial ecology
  • Feeding ecology
  • Vertebrate natural history

Wasko, D.K. and M. Sasa. 2010. Habitat selection of the fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper, Serpentes: Viperidae) in lowland rainforest in Costa Rica. Herpetologica (in press)

Sasa, M., D. K. Wasko, and W. W. Lamar. 2009. Natural history of the terciopelo Bothrops asper (Serpentes: Viperidae) in Costa Rica. Toxicon 54: 904-922

Wasko, D.K. and J. Losos. 2009. Bothrops asper aggressive behavior. Herpetological Review 40: 94

Wasko, D.K. and M. Sasa. 2009. Activity patterns of a Neotropical ambush predator: spatial ecology of the fer-de-lance (Bothrops asper, Serpentes: Viperidae) in Costa Rica. Biotropica 41(2): 241-249

Wasko, D.K. and D. Roberts. 2008. Boa constrictor diet. Herpetological Review 39(4): 466

Lutterschmidt, W.I. and D.K. Wasko. 2006. Seasonal activity, relative abundance, and population structure of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) in a small and highly disturbed lake. Southwestern Naturalist 51: 346-351