The Wildlife Ecology research group, located in the Forestry Building Room 119 (FORS 119), studies the effects of habitat fragmentation on wildlife, population and community ecology of mammals, spatial ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, and wildlife damage management. To address the importance of spatial structure for behavioral and ecological processes affecting the conservation and management of vertebrates, a combination of mathematical, experimental, and comparative approaches are utilized. This program spans levels of biological organization from individuals to communities and spatial scales ranging from microsites to continents with a goal of developing quantitative tools for informing policy makers and stakeholders of the consequences of land-use change for biodiversity and species conservation.
There are currently three graduate students and five undergraduate students conducting research in the lab.
Department of Forestry & Natural Resources
195 Marsteller Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2033
Telephone: 765-496-6266 (Office)