Wildlife population dynamics and epidemiology of wildlife diseases and pathogen transmission. Animal behavior and managing wildlife populations and wildlife-human interactions.
- Largemouth Bass Population Dynamics
- White-tailed Deer Fawn Survival
- Ring-necked Pheasant Production/Movements
- White-tailed Deer High Antler Scoring
- Fingerling Walleye Survival
- Refining Waterfowl Surveys
As human populations continue to grow, the management of wildlife species is becoming increasingly necessary. As stewards of wild populations, we have a responsibility to manage them with the most effective and ethical means possible. My research suggests that if we are to achieve this goal, we must better understand the potential individual- and population-level side-effects of our management practices.
The Iowa landscape and economy is dominated by production agriculture. Game and non-game wildlife species inhabiting the state are influenced by the destruction, degradation and fragmentation of wetland, prairie and forest habitats caused by intensifying agricultural practices.