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Norbert F. Belzer, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: Holroyd 226
Phone: 215.951.1250
Email: belzer@lasalle.edu


Dr. Belzer received
his B.A. degree in Biology from La Salle College (now La Salle University) in
1964, his M.A. in Botany with a minor in Zoology in 1966 from the University of
South Dakota, and his Ph.D. in Botany with a minor in Genetics in 1969 from
Washington State University.  Dr. Belzer
joined the Biology Department at La Salle in 1969.  His research has focused on Biochemical
Systematics of Cirsium (thistles), Tragopogon (goat’s beard), Cichorium (cichory), the flora of the
Penllyn Natural Area and the macroinvertebrates of the Wissahickon Creek in the
Penllyn Natural Area.


Dr. Belzer twice has been chair of
the Biology Department (1988 to 1994 and 2002 to 2010).  Courses taught include some of the
introductory courses for the biology major, Ecology and Environmental Issues,
Evolution, Genetics, Field Ecology, Principles of Ecology, and The Plant
Kingdom.  Side interests include
assisting with recommendations for campus tree and shrub planting, preparing a
checklist of the woody plants of La Salle’s campus, and photographyespecially plants of the La Salle campus and the New Jersey Pine

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