The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Quantitative ecology

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

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.

Sarah Goslee
Research Associate

Landscape diversity in agricultural areas; Taxonomic and functional diversity and grassland management; Multivariate and spatial analysis for ecological data.

Eric Post
Professor of Biology

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

Erica Smithwick
Assistant Professor of Geography

Landscape and ecosystem ecology. Disturbance ecology & disturbance synergies. Ecosystem simulation models. Climate change and ecosystem carbon storage. Fire and soil nitrogen. Microbial community composition and function. Spatial statistics.

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