PhD Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1989
M. Env. Sci., Applied Ecology Emphasis, Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1983
B.A. Biology, Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, 1979
Dr. Renee Yetter's primary area of training is in plant ecology, with areas of emphasis in plant reproduction, population/community ecology, plant-pollinator relationships, applied ecology, and biodiversity. She is passionate about teaching generally, but especially in the field, building skills that include plant identification, sampling, research design, and beginning birding. In the lab she enjoys teaching plant biology, taxonomy, plant structures, biodiversity, data analysis, and also how to master Excel.
A secondary area of interest includes the field of bioethics, particularly the question of personhood, and the difficult moral/ethical questions raised by evolving technologies in modern medicine.
She is a devoted wife and mom above all. She is a beekeeper, spins wool, and loves fiber arts, birding, photographing nature (especially flowers and fungi), and cooking/baking. She is active in her church, and a long-serving treasurer of the Whitley County Beekeepers Association. She has mentored students in Senior Thesis and other research projects in the area of pollinator behavior and predation, and enthusiastically assisted in the field projects of other faculty members.