Assistant Professor of Quantitative Wildlife Sciences
I study the dynamics of wildlife populations and communities, with a particular interest in facilitation, trophic interactions, and indirect effects. Research in the Prugh lab uses a combination of intensive fieldwork, modeling techniques, meta-analyses, and interdisciplinary approaches to study the response of wildlife communities to global change. Current research focuses on carnivore communities in Alaska and arid grasslands in California.
New from the Prugh Lab
Prugh's NSF CAREER proposal was selected for funding--new mesopredator research in Washington coming soon!
Our NASA ABoVE Dall Sheep project has a great new website--thanks Madelon!
November 2016: New paper in Journal of Animal Ecology led by Nico Deguines shows that precipitation alters species interactions in a grassland community
September 2016: Paper in Global Ecology and Biogeography led by Doug Keinath examining species sensitivity to habitat fragmentation
August 2016: Paper in Canadian Journal of Zoology led by Casey Pozzanghera on the effects of snow conditions on mesocarnivores
- June 2016: Paper in Human Dimensions of Wildlife led by Ross Dorendorf on the motivations of fur trappers in Alaska
- April 2016: Paper in PLOS One led by Bridget Borg shows that wolf harvest outside parks reduces sightings in parks