OUR RESEARCH

A greater understanding of how wildlife populations–and their associated communities and ecosystems–respond to environmental change is essential for developing science-informed strategies to conserve Earth’s biodiversity. The WECOS Lab uses a combination of natural history observations, field-based monitoring, traditional and cutting-edge laboratory techniques, geographic information systems, statistical modeling bioinformatics analyses, and citizen science to investigate the ecological consequences of human-mediated environmental change using diverse taxonomic models (e.g., brown bear, American marten, wild boar, snowshoe hare, blue-spotted salamander, waterfowl). Consequently, our research extends beyond conservation ecology into other disciplines including microbiology, human dimensions of natural resource management, geography, and postsecondary science education. Learn more about our research by clicking on the boxes below.

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YOOPER WILDLIFE WATCH

CONSERVATION PHYSIOLOGY

GLOBAL CHANGE ECOLOGY

TROPHIC ECOLOGY

WILDLIFE MICROBIAL ECOLOGY

COLLABORATORS & FUNDING

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