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Elizabeth Flaherty

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Habitat Management
FORS Room 109
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033

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Dr. Elizabeth Flaherty joined the faculty in FNR as an assistant professor of wildlife ecology and habitat management. Her research interests include mammalian responses to habitat fragmentation, forest ecology, locomotion costs for arboreal and semi-arboreal mammals, and stable isotope ecology.

Awards & Honors

(2017) Advanced Intercultural Pedagogy Fellow. Purdue University.

(2017) Innovative Teaching Award. Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

(2017) Nominated for the Richard L. Kohl's Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award. Purdue College of Agriculture.

(2016) Purdue College of Agriculture Nominee for the Early Career Murphy Award.

(2016) Purdue College of Agriculture Nominee for the USDA early career National Award for Excellent in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences Program. USDA.

(2016) Richard L. Kohls Early Career Award. Purdue University College of Agriculture.

(2015) Teaching for Tomorrow. Purdue University.

(2019) Teaching Leadership Award. Purdue University Teaching Academy and the Center for Instructional Excellence.

(2019) Richard L. Kohls Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher. Purdue University.

(2018) Teacher Educator Award. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture.

Selected Publications

Quackenbush, H. L., D'Acunto, L. E., Flaherty, E. A., & Zollner, P. A. (2016). Testing the efficacy of an acoustic lure on bat mist-netting success in North American central hardwood forests. The Journal of Mammalogy, 97(6), 1617-1622. Retrieved from 195 Marsteeler St

Day, C. C., Urbanek, R. E., Wood, D. M., D'Acunto, L. E., Quinn, V. S., & Zollner, P. A. (2019). Mentored conference experiences support students’ career exploration and professional development. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 43(4), 565-575. doi:

Flaherty, E. A., & Dunning, J. B. (2020). Using stable isotopes of plasma, red blood cells, feces, and feathers to assess mature-forest bird diet during the postfledgling period. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 98, 39-46.

González-Bergonzoni, I., Machín, E., Pijanowski, B. C., & Flaherty, E. A. (2019). The impact of anthropogenic food subsidies on a generalist seabird during nestling growth. Science of the Total Environment, 687, 546-553.

Varner, J., Duggan, J. M., Connors, P. K., & Net, S. (2019). A CURE for the common course: Course-based undergraduate research experiences could benefit wildlife undergraduates. The Wildlife Society, 13(6), 32-35.

Urbanek, R. E., Wood, D. M., Day, C. C., D'Acunto, L. E., Quinn, V. S., & Zollner, P. A. (2018). A framework for mentoring students attending their first professional conference. Natural Sciences Education, 47, 1-8.

Eckrich, C. A., Flaherty, E. A., & Ben-David, M. (2018). Functional and numerical responses of shrews to competition vary with mouse density. PLoS ONE, 13, e0189471.

Trapp, S. E., Smith, W. P., & Flaherty, E. A. (2017). Diet and food availability of the Virginia northern flying squirrel (Glaucomys sabrinus fuscus): implications for dispersal in a fragmented forest. JOURNAL OF MAMMALOGY, 98(6), 1688-1696. doi:10.1093/jmammal/gyx115

Flaherty, E. A., Walker, S. M., Forrester, J. H., & Ben-David, M. (2017). Effects of Course-based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CURE) on Wildlife Students. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, 41(4), 701-711. doi:10.1002/wsb.810

Trapp, S. E., & Flaherty, E. A. (2017). Noninvasive and Cost-Effective Trapping Method for Monitoring Sensitive Mammal Populations. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, 41(4), 770-775. doi:10.1002/wsb.824

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