Meet the Faculty

Victor Townsend

Victor Townsend

Professor of Biology
Kenneth R. Perry Dean, Joan P. Brock School of
Mathematics and Natural Sciences


Degrees Held

B.S., Old Dominion University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Louisiana

Office Location: 220 Greer Environmental Sciences Center
Phone: 757-455-3392
Email: vtownsend@vwu.edu
Department/s:
- Biology

Townsend, V.R. Jr., and M.K. Moore. 2005. Phrynohyas venulosa (Veined Treefrog). Predation. Herpetological Review 36(4):437.

Moore, M.K., and V.R. Townsend, Jr. 2006. Mabuya bistriata (Trinidad skink). Reproduction. Herpetological Review 37(1): 89-90.

Townsend, V. R. Jr., Mulholland, K. A., Bradford, J. O., Proud, D. N., and K. M. Parent. 2006. Seasonal variation in parasitism by erythraeid mites (Leptus sp.) upon the harvestman Leiobunum formosum (Opiliones, Sclerosomatidae). Journal of Arachnology 34 (2) 492-494.

Burns, J. A., Hunter, R. K., and V. R. Townsend, Jr. 2007. Tree use by harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) in the rainforests of Trinidad, W.I. Caribbean Journal of Science 43 (1).

Hunter, R. K., Proud, D. N., Burns, J. A.,Tibbetts, J. A., and V. R. Townsend, Jr. 2007. Parental care in the neotropical harvestman Phareicranaus calcariferus (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cranaidae). Journal of Arachnology 35.

Rubbo, M. J., V. R. Townsend, S. D. Smyers, and R. G. Jaeger. 2003. An experimental assessment of invertebrate/vertebrate predation: the interaction between wolf spiders (Gladicosa pulchra) and terrestrial salamanders (Ambystoma maculatum). Journal of Zoology 261:1-5.

Hazelton, S. R., Townsend, V. R. Jr., Richter, C., Ritter, M., Felgenhauer, B. E., and J. H. Spring. 2002. Morphology and ultrastructure of the Malpighian tubules of the common Chilean tarantula, (Araneae, Theraphosidae). Journal of Morphology 251:73-82.

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Honors students from Nansemond-Suffolk Academy study microscopy at VWC on Oct. 29

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Unique Winter Session course took a contemporary approach to engaging students