Anna Bigler
  • Anna Bigler
  • Assistant Instructor of Wildlife Biology

  • Email:
  • Phone: 828.898.8774
  • Office: May School Room 128
  • Department: Academics

Common Courses Taught

Intro to Biology
Human Biology
Environmental Biology

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

My interests pertain particularly to Environmental Biology and Herpetology. These interests were realized at a young age (I have always been creek stompin’)  but honed during my undergraduate career at Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee. Much of my undergraduate research involving salamanders took place in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. As mentioned, most of my past work pertains to amphibians. This includes my graduate research at Appalachian State University, which focused on climate change and wood frog tadpoles. I have also worked with different plant species around the United States, including research on Eastern Hemlock, American Chestnut, and several native and non-native plant species in Hawai’i.

My other interests include helping others with active research and exploring freshwater ecosystems in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.