Our research group based at Clemson University is broadly interested in conducting applied investigations into wildlife ecology that advance ecological theory and address current problems facing the conservation and restoration of wildlife. To achieve this, we conduct field research that involves close collaborations with international, federal and state governments, Native Nations, local communities and non-profit organizations. Please click on the links at the top of the page for more information about us, where we work, and projects we are currently working on.
Based on our recent work showing the sensitivity of small carnivores to environmental conditions relative to larger carnivores, Emmanuel Do Linh San wrote a great research highlight article on how this work opens up new directions for understanding how communities are responding to global change.
Blog post highlighting our recent lab project where we investigated the current and future distribution of turkey vultures across the Americas. Spoiler alert: These important scavengers are predicted to expand their range considerably over the coming decades.
Alex Jensen's work while in our lab on coyote behavior and impacts on other wildlife is profiled by The Wildlife Society. This article focuses on his first dissertation chapter about hunter provided food subsidies and its impact on carnivore communities.
Profile of our research work on the impact of wild pigs on native wildlife with a focus on white-tailed deer, but implications to the entire wildlife community.
Members of the lab collaborated with a global group of experts on why some level of killing animals is unavoidable, and why ongoing debates need to shift away from bans on killing entirely to discussions of well-being and sustainability.
New article in The Conversation: In protecting land for wildlife, size matters – here’s what it takes to conserve very large areas
Blog post on our new paper in Journal of Animal Ecology on The Middle-Out Ecology Movement
New article in The Conversation on why Weasels, not pandas, should be the poster animal for biodiversity loss for COP 15 discussion
Profile of PhD student Dana Nelson and her contribution to restoring the continent’s smallest canid to indigenous lands
New website for our work on the impact of rodenticides on carnivores
Nice profile of our work on the impact of fire on carnivore community dynamics published in The Applied Ecologist