Director, Highlands Field Site

(828) 526-2602

Highlands Biological Station



H. F. and Katherine P. Robinson Professor
Biology, Western Carolina University

Selected Publications

Morris, J. R., J. T. Costa, and A. Berry. 2015. Adaptations: Using Darwin’s Origin to teach biology and writing. Evolution 69: 2556-2560.

Costa, J. T. 2015b. Sailing the backyard Beagle: Darwin-inspired voyages of discovery in backyard and schoolyard. pp. 131-146 In: C. Boulter, D. Sanders, and M. Reiss (eds.), Darwin-Inspired Learning. Rotterdam and Boston: Sense Publishers.

Costa, J. T. 2014. Rediscovering Wallace’s ‘Species Notebook.’ Reports of the National Center for Science Education 34(3): 1.1-1.5.

Costa, J. T. 2013a. Hamiltonian inclusive fitness: A fitter fitness concept. Biology Letters 9: 20130335.

Costa, J. T. 2013b. Engaging with Lyell: Alfred Russel Wallace’s Sarawak Law and Ternate papers as reactions to Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology. Theory in Biosciences 132(4): 225–237.