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.
- 2 PhD opportunities available on new multi-predator, multi-ungulate study in WA! Apply by 12/31/16. See "Prospective students" page for details
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