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Elizabeth Flaherty

Forestry and Natural Resources 

  • Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology & Habitat Management
765.494.3567
765.496.2422
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.

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

Selected Publications

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.

Berl, J. L., Kuenzi, A. J., Flaherty, E. A., & Swihart, R. K. (2018). Interspecific Comparison of Hantavirus Prevalence in Peromyscus Populations from a Fragmented Agro-Ecosystem in Indiana. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 54(1), 147-150.

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., 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

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

Berl, J. L., Voorhees, M. W., Wu, J. W., Flaherty, E. A., & Swihart, R. K. (2017). Collection of blood from wild-caught mice (Peromyscus) via submandibular venipuncture. WILDLIFE SOCIETY BULLETIN, 41(4), 816-820. doi:10.1002/wsb.835

Abercrombie, S. A., Berl, J. L., Flaherty, E. A., & Swihart, R. K. (2017). Seasonal Foraging by Forest Mice Enhances Loss of Weed Seeds from Crop-Field Edges. NORTHEASTERN NATURALIST, 24, 5-17.

Berl, J. L., Flaherty, E. A., Danielson, B. J., Kellner, K. F., & Swihart, R. K. (2017). Winter ecology of prairie deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus bairdii) in cultivated habitats: Implications for agricultural ecosystem services. AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 249, 130-136. doi:10.1016/j.agee.2017.08.019

Berl, J. L., Johnstone, H. A., Wu, J. Y., Flaherty, E. A., & Swihart, R. K. (2017). Winter preference for weed seed and waste grain by native mice in row-crop agriculture. Weed Science, 65(3), 406-412. doi:10.1614/WS-D-16-00100.1

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