Applied Ecology and Conservation Biology
Our research focuses on developing and
applying quantitative methods to address questions in conservation biology and
environmental risk assessment.
Kevin Shoemaker's research is featured in the News section of Nature. The research, which was part of Kevin's PhD and was recently published in Conservation Biology, focused on the viability of North American bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) populations, and is relevant to the questions of MVP, conservation triage, and conservation strategies for very rare species.
Jessica Stanton received a Best Poster Award at the Student Conference on Conservation Science (SCCS-NY) at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City (October 10-12, 2012)
Jessica Stanton's research is featured in the Talk Science To Me blog.
H. Resit Akçakaya was awarded the 2012 George Rabb Award for Conservation Innovation, which is given by IUCN Species Survival Commission to individuals in recognition of delivering transformational advances in conservation theory and practice.
Presentations in 2012
H.R. Akçakaya, et al. "Life History Traits and Range Shifts Interact to Determine Species' Vulnerability to Climate Change". At the SCB-North American Congress.
At the 97th annual meeting of ESA
A recent paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution tested various methods for combining static variables (such as soil or land use) with future climate scenarios in developing species distribution models to project future changes in species' ranges under climate change. Watch a video of Jessica Stanton discussing this paper.
Population density of a gekko species in Madagascar, based on climate change projections.