Department Directory

Faculty

Lise Aubry

Assistant Professor

I am a population ecologist interested in quantifying the impacts of anthropogenic factors (e.g. climate change, habitat fragmentation, urbanization) on the ecology, demography, and microevolution of wild animals (mostly birds, mammals, and reptiles). My research calls for the analyses of longitudinal data and methodologies that stem from demography, population ecology, and life history theory.

Joel Berger

Barbara Anthony Cox Chair of Wildlife Conservation
Professor Endowed Chair

I’m a conservation biologist concentrating mostly on lesser-studied mammals (bigger than a bread box) at the planet’s extreme edges. My lab and I target issues about climate challenge, behavioral ecology of disturbance, predator-prey interactions, and how best to inspire with science while (yet) attempting to improve our present human messiness.

Kevin Bestgen

Senior Research Scientist, Joint Faculty Appointment-Assistant Professor, Director Larval Fish Lab

I am an aquatic ecologist working mainly on native and endangered fishes and their ecosystems.

Sara Bombaci

Assistant Professor

I am a conservation biologist that leverages scientific research to find innovative solutions to conserve biodiversity while meeting diverse human needs. My science is informed by a social justice lens and covers topics ranging from human-wildlife relationships, acoustic ecology, and advancing social justice in science.

William Clements

Professor

I am an ecotoxicologist studying how contaminants and other stressors affect aquatic ecosystems. My research integrates experimental and observational approaches to understand how ecological factors influence responses to and recovery from anthropogenic disturbances.

Kevin Crooks

Professor

Wildlife ecology and conservation

Paul Doherty Jr

Professor

I am a wildlife biologist primarily focused on population-level questions and working with applied agencies. I have worked on a wide variety of taxa, including many species of conservation concern as well as with harvested animals. I enjoy applying sampling design, demographic parameter (e.g., survival, fecundity, population growth) estimation, population modeling, and field skills to questions of interest.

Liba Goldstein

Professor

I am a conservation biologist that integrates field ecology with conservation practice and policy to identify innovative and equitable ways to sustain and restore biodiversity and ecosystem services. My research program focuses on advancing bird community conservation on islands and in human-dominated landscapes.

Kyle Horton

Assistant Professor

I am an ornithologist working on bird migration throughout the Western Hemisphere using radar remote sensing. My area of expertise encompasses themes of aeroecology, spatial ecology, movement ecology, macroecology, impacts of light pollution, and ecological forecasting.

Brett Johnson

Professor

I am a fisheries ecologist. I study fisheries management, food webs, predator-prey interactions, lake and reservoir ecology, management of invasive species, contaminants, and effects of climate.

Yoichiro Kanno

Associate Professor

I am a stream fish ecologist working at the intersection of fundamental and applied ecology in North America and Japan. My area of expertise includes population and community ecology, conservation genetics, riverscape ecology, and fish behavior.

Bill Kendall

COOP Assistant Unit Leader, Assistant Professor

David Koons

James C. Kennedy Chair of Wetland and Waterfowl Conservation
Professor, Endowed Chair

James C Kennedy Endowed Wetland/Waterfowl Conservation Chair. I use demography to solve problems and answer questions in conservation, management, ecology, and evolution.

Chris Myrick

Professor

I am a fish physiological ecologist working on applied fisheries conservation, management, and aquaculture challenges. My areas of focus include the design and evaluation of fish passage structures for native fishes and developing techniques for the culture of rare native fishes.

Dan Preston

Assistant Professor

I am an aquatic ecologist with interests in freshwater food webs, disease ecology, invasive species, and environmental change.

Kathryn Stoner

Department Head
Professor

I am a conservation biologist focusing on tropical mammal ecology and conservation geared towards developing meaningful management practices. My area of expertise encompasses themes including wildlife conservation, tropical community ecology, fragmentation, and plant-animal interactions.

Dana Winkelman

COOP Unit Leader, Assistant Professor