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Quantitative Ecology

The Quantitative Ecology group studies and advances quantitative methods related to statistical, simulation, and analytical modeling of natural systems at multiple levels of biological organization and at varying spatial and temporal scales. Members of the group also employ advanced monitoring and informatics techniques to track biota across varied landscapes and synthesize diverse environmental data. The group works to develop, coordinate and promote quantitative research and education addressing a wide range of topics of interest to natural resource professionals.
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Faculty
Dr. Songlin Fei
Spatial analysis and pattern recognition, invasive species distribution modeling and forest ecosystem dynamic modeling
Dr. Brady Hardiman
 Information to come soon.
Dr. Tomas Höök
Fish ecology and ecological modeling focusing on recruitment processes, foodweb interactions, bio-physical coupling, eutrophication effects and fish life history trait variation
Dr. Jingjing Liang
Connecting machine learning and big data in studying fundamental questions in forest resource modeling and assessment
Dr. Bryan Pijanowski
Land-use modeling & spatial ecology,ecological assessment, natural resource economic impact analysis
Dr. Michael Saunders
Disturbance-based silviculture/ecological foresty, restoration ecology in forested systems
Dr. Guofan Shao
Disturbance-based silviculture/ecological foresty, restoration ecology in forested systems
Dr. Rob Swihart
Disturbance ecology, effects of habitat fragmentation, spatial modeling of populations & communities
Dr. Hao Zhang
Methodical research on statistical data collection & modeling, spatial statistics and its applications to environmental sciences
Dr. Pat Zollner
Methodical research on statistical data collection & modeling, spatial statistics and its applications to environmental sciences
Areas of Specialization
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Wildlife Management
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Fragmentation Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Wildlife Nutrition
  • Wildlife Physiology
  • Human Wildlife Interactions
  • Population Ecology
  • Community Ecology
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