Welcome to the McCleery Lab!
McCleery Lab News
We welcome 3 new students, Alex, Katie, and Dan, into the lab this semester! We also say goodbye to Jose who completed his dissertation in the spring.
We had a successful year with nearly a dozen lab publications and several presentations at national conferences!
Our 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.
Ranked as one of "The 10 Most Awesome College Labs of 2013"!
"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."