Faculty

Rick Gerhardt, M.A., M.Sc.

Adjunct Faculty, Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies

Phone: 541-848-3294
Email: sagescience.rick@gmail.com

EDUCATION:

  • M.A., Christian Apologetics, BIOLA
  • M.Sc., Raptor Biology, Boise State University
  • B.A., Zoology, DePauw University

CAREER HISTORY:

  • Kilns College (Bend, Oregon), Professor, 2008 - Present
  • Northwest Wildlife Consultants, Inc., Project Manager, 2007 - Present
  • Sage Science, Inc., Owner and President, 1997 - Present
  • Environmental Services Northwest, Ecologist, 1993 - 1997

COURSES:

  • Creation and the Bible
  • Creation vs. Evolution

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Association
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society, Northwest Chapter Chairman
  • Raptor Research Foundation
  • Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Christian Apologetics
  • Ecology of owls and other raptors
  • History of Science
  • Science and Christianity

PUBLICATIONS:

  • Gerhardt, R.P.  2004.  Cavity nesting in raptors of Tikal National Park and vicinity, Peten, Guatemala.  Ornitologia Neotropical 15:477-483.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., D.M. Gerhardt, and M.A. Vásquez.  1997.  Siblicide in Swallow-tailed Kites.  Wilson Bull. 109:112-120.
  • Gerhardt, R.P. and D.M. Gerhardt.  1997.  Size, dimorphism, and related characteristics of two Ciccaba owls from Guatemala.  Pp. 190-196 in Duncan, J.R., D.H. Johnson, and T.H. Nicholls (eds.). Biology and conservation of owls of the Northern Hemisphere: 2d International Symposium.  Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-190. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Research Station.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., P.M. Harris, and M.A. Vásquez.  1993.  Food habits of nesting Great Black Hawks in Tikal National Park, Guatemala.  Biotropica 25:349-352.
  • Gerhardt, R.P.  1991.  Response of Mottled Owls to broadcast of conspecific call.  J. Field Ornithol. 62:239-244.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., N. Bonilla G., D.M. Gerhardt, and C.J. Flatten.  1994.  Breeding biology and home range of two Ciccaba owls.   Wilson Bull. 106:629-639.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., D.M. Gerhardt, C.J. Flatten, and N. Bonilla G.  1994.  The food habits of sympatric Ciccaba owls in northern Guatemala.  J. Field Ornithol. 65:258-264.
  • Gerhardt, R.P. and D.M. Gerhardt.  1995.  Two gray fox litters share den.  Southwestern Nat. 40:419.
  • Seavy, N.E., and R.P. Gerhardt. 1998.  Breeding biology and nestling diet of the Great Black Hawk.  J. Raptor Research 32:175-177.
  • Frye, G.G. and R. P. Gerhardt.  2001.  Apparent cooperative hunting in Loggerhead Shrikes.  Wilson Bull. 113:462-464.
  • Frye, G.G. and R. P. Gerhardt.  2003.  Northern Saw-whet Owl (Aegolius acadicus) migration in the Pacific Northwest.  Western N. Am. Nat. 63:353-357.
  • Gerhardt, R. P., D. M. Gerhardt, and M. A. Vasquez.  2004.  Food delivered to nests of Swallow-tailed Kites in Tikal National Park, Guatemala.  Condor 106:177-181.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Gerhardt, R.P.  1997.  Metapopulation modeling and owls.  Invited oral presentation at workshop: The role and management implications for modeling owl populations and the habitats occupied by owls.  Biology and conservation of owls of the Northern Hemisphere; 2d International Symposium, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., P. Stacey, A. Hodgson, S. Garland, and G. Hoelzer.  1992.  Preliminary results of Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA analysis of metapopulation structure of Great Gray Owls and Mexican Spotted Owls.  Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Bellevue, Washington.
  • Gerhardt, R.P.  1999.  Nests of Northern Spotted Owls on the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon.  Oral presentation at the annualing meeting of The Wildlife Society, Oregon Chapter, Salishan, Oregon.
  • Gerhardt, R.P. and R.K. Thorstrom.  1989.  Individual vocal identity studies of Barred Forest-Falcons and Mottled Owls in Guatemala.  Oral presentation at the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and ICBP Working Group of Birds of Prey, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Gerhardt, R.P.  1989.  The effect of various parameters on the vocal response of Mottled Owls in Guatemala. Oral presentation at the joint meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation and ICBP Working Group of Birds of Prey, Veracruz, Mexico.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., D.M. Gerhardt, and M.A. Vásquez.  1997.  Food habits, breeding biology, and siblicide in Swallow-tailed Kites in Guatemala.  Invited oral presentation for the World Working Group for Swallow-tailed Kite Conservation, Campo Grande, Brasil.
  • Gerhardt, R.P. and N.E. Seavy.  1997.  Ecology of Plumbeous Kites (Ictinia plumbea) and Swallow-tailed Kites (Elanoides forficatus) in northern Guatemala.  Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Raptor Research Foundation, Savannah, Georgia.
  • Gerhardt, R.P., M.A. Vásquez, and P.M. Harris.  1996.  Observations and food habits of nesting Great Black Hawks in El Peten, Guatemala.  Oral presentation at the annual meeting of the Wilson Ornithological Society, Cape May, New Jersey.
  • Gerhardt, R.P.  2003.  Cavity nesting in raptors of Tikal National Park and vicinity, Petén, Guatemala.  Invited oral presentation at the 2003 Neotropical Ornithological Congress, Puyehue, Chile.
  • Gerhardt, R.P. and D.M. Gerhardt.  2002.  Studies of Strix virgata and S. nigrolineata exemplify the value of in-depth research of Neotropical owls.  Invited oral presentation at the Neotropical Raptor Conference and Harpy Eagle Symposium in Panama City, Panama.

HOBBIES/INTERESTS:

Wood carving, soccer, bird-watching, mountain climbing

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT/ FAVORITE QUOTE/ SCRIPTURE/ PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” (C.S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man)

RECOMMENDED LINKS:

  • http//:antiochapologetics.blogspot.com

 

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