top of page


Research in the Population Ecology and Wildlife Management lab aims to understand how individual variation, life histories, disease, and climate and land-use change contribute to regulating vital rates, population dynamics, and the distribution of species. Much of this work involves parameter estimation using retrospective techniques such as capture-recapture, radio-telemetry, and occupancy models or prospective techniques using simulations and matrix models. Recently, the lab focus has expanded to include the control of invasive vertebrates. Our research interfaces basic and applied science and can be divided into three primary foci:

1) Long-term monitoring and population parameter estimation.

2) Informing the conservation and management of threatened and invasive species.
3) Elucidating patterns and processes of herpetofaunal life history, demography, and distributions.

The Effects of Land Management


Parameter Estimation

Transition probabilties.jpg

Extinction Risk


Base model: Current fire regime


Fall burns: High fire mortality scenario

Disease Ecology

Fig 2. Tree.jpg

Species Distribution Models

Fig. 8 Introduced_Species.jpg
bottom of page