James M Novak

Associate Professor of Biology
Human Factors and Behavioral Neurobiology
Daytona College of Arts & Sciences
Daytona Beach campus

Office Hours

11:00 - 12:00 MTThF

Areas of Expertise

Data Analytics

Bioinformatics

Ecological Genetics

Radiobiology



Dr. Novak has been a data analyst and ecological geneticist for 37 years, primarily analyzing bioinformatics and field data from a wide variety of taxa, from microbes to mammals, to answer scientific questions in both ecology and genetics. As a research scientist in ecological genetics he has been intimately involved in research design and data collection from both a discipline specific as well as a statistical viewpoint. This research has involved field and laboratory-based experiments along with the concomitant experimental design, field surveys and their attendant sampling protocols, data mining and various bioinformatics studies. This includes the largest and longest radiological body burden dataset for a vertebrate (42413 cases spanning 51 years), one of the first papers to describe increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere, one of the first papers to address the ecological dynamics of glyphosate and atrazine in an aquatic ecosystem and participation in the first scientific research group from the United States to collect samples from the Chornobyl exclusion zone.

  • Ph.D. - Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology, University of Georgia
  • M.S. - Master of Science in Forestry, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S. - Bachelor of Science in Forestry, University of Illinois System : Urbana-Champaign

  • PSY 312: Research Analys in Psychology
  • PSY 312L: Rsrch Analysis Psychology Lab
  • BIO 340: Survey of Clinical Instrument
  • BIO 440: Clinical Rotation
  • BIO 215: Genetics
  • BIO 215L: Genetics Laboratory

BIO 121 - Introductory Biology II

BIO 215 - Genetics

PSY 312 - Research Analysis in Psychology

HFS 610 - Research Design and Analysis II

HFS 675 - Multivariate Statistics: Factor Analysis and Data Reduction

HFS 705 - Small n Designs and Non-Parametric Statistics