School of Communication Faculty
Dr. Honea is an ecologist interested in the response of communities, populations, and individual species to environmental change. He has taught courses on the ecology and management of forests and aquatic ecosystems as well as on general ecology and environmental and sustainability sciences.
His research subjects have ranged in scale from microscopic phytoplankton to insects of all sizes to 50+ pound Chinook salmon. He has recently published papers on the influence of salmon spawning on aquatic insect communities and on the potential for habitat restoration to improve the survival of endangered salmon. He is currently working on a population dynamics model to understand the negative influences on wild salmon of their interbreeding with hatchery salmon as well as to explore potential effects of climate change on the population status of endangered wild salmon.