The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Population ecology

Faculty in the Ecology graduate program with research interests in Population ecology

Margaret Brittingham
Professor of Wildlife Resources

Avian ecology; avian response to oil and gas exploration and development; effects of habitat fragmentation on bird populations; managing wildlife on private land

Tomas Carlo
Associate Professor of Biology

Seed dispersal processes; bird behavior; plant invasions; tropical ecology; parasitic plants

Duane Diefenbach
Adjunct Professor, Wildlife Ecology
Leader, PA Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Wildlife ecology, estimation of population parameters, and harvest management of game populations.

Matthew Ferrari
Associate Professor of Biology

Population/Community Ecology, Epidemiology, Statistical, Computational and Mathematical Biology

Peter Hudson
Director, Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences
Willaman Professor of Biology

Population dynamics of infectious diseases in wildlife and the dynamics of parasite community structure.

Tracy Langkilde
Associate Professor of Biology

Population and community ecology: how the nature of interactions between species can shift over time, in response to changes in the environment and corresponding selection pressures.

Eric Post
Professor of Biology

Climate change and its effects on life history traits and population and community dynamics.

John Tooker
Assistant Professor

Plant-insect interactions, tritrophic interactions, chemical ecology, plant defenses, population and community ecology, agroecosystems, natural-enemy ecology, ecology of gall-inducing insects

W. David Walter
Assistant Unit Leader
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology U.S. Geological Survey Pennsylvania Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit Pennsylvania State University

Applied spatial ecology; animal disease epidemiology; stable isotope ecology