Lori Benson McRae


(813) 257-3941




401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

SC 214

Meet Lori Benson McRae

Associate Professor, Biology; Biology Internship-Marine Science/Environmental Science/Ecology

Education: 1995 The University of Tampa, B.S. 
2002 Louisiana State University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught:

Biological Unity
Biological Diversity
Conservation Biology
Environmental Science
Marine Biology
Vertebrate Zoology
Global Issues in Wildlife Conservation

Career Specialties: Lori McRae’s expertise includes the life history and ecology of Hawaiian fishes, especially kuhliids. She has also been involved with stream and estuarine restoration efforts in the Hawaiian islands.

Professional and Community Activities: McRae has won awards from the Florida Academy of Sciences and the Society for Conservation Biology. She has conducted extensive ecological research under large grants from the state of Hawaii. She is a PADI divemaster and is a member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.