Welcome to the McCleery Lab!
Our lab's research focus is the conservation and management of terrestrial vertebrates. While our lab focuses on research with mammals, we also enjoy working with birds, amphibians, and reptiles. The goals of our lab are to understand how wildlife respond to anthropogenic driven changes and to maintain wildlife communities and populations that foster healthy ecosystems. To achieve these goals, we use field-based research to elucidate the processes driving vertebrate communities and populations. Our field work is complemented by the use of quantitative and molecular ecology, along with the use of population and spatial models. Together, these tools allow us to understand what problems our planet's terrestrial vertebrates face and to start developing solutions to mitigate these impacts.
McCleery Lab News
Bob was announced as the Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society's Educator of the Year! Congratulations Bob!
"Our ability to perceive quality in nature begins, as in art, with the pretty. It expands through successive stages of the beautiful to values as yet uncaptured by language."