Species Health

Migration, Habitat, and Interactions

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Using state-of-the-art biologging methods and devices, and integrating biomechanics, animal behavior, DNA, and stable isotope ecology, we explore species evolution, as well as species-human interactions and their impacts. Multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations show how environmental changes influence key species indicators and illuminate ways forward. Below is a rotating selection of our standout investigators in these areas.

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Featured Faculty

devriesMaya deVries
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Marine Biology and Ecology, Climate Change, Aquaculture, Ecomechanics, Invertebrates, Coral Reefs, Kelp Forests
ORCID: 0000-0003-1276-1993

ensmingerDavid Ensminger
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Physiological and Behavioral Impacts of Individual and Transgenerational Stress in Wildlife
ORCID: 0000-0001-5554-1638

lambrechtSusan Lambrecht
Professor of Biological Sciences
Climate Change, Plant Physiological Ecology, Evolution, Drought
ORCID: 0000-0002-6669-5023


 larabeeFredrick Larabee
Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Entomology, Ants, Molecular Biology, Evolution and Functional Morphology of Trap-Jaw Ants
ORCID: 0000-0001-8404-0146

asdfGitte McDonald
Associate Professor of Vertebrate Ecology
Physiological Ecology, Behavioral Ecology, Marine Mammals, Penguins, Impacts of Disturbance, Energetics, Diving Physiology, Foraging Ecology, Antarctica, Stress
ORCID: 0000-0001-5028-066X

shafferScott Shaffer
Professor of Biological Sciences
Albatross, Animal Ecology, Biologging, Conservation, Energetics, Flight, Habitat Use, Metagenomics, Seabirds, Tracking
ORCID: 0000-0002-7751-5059

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