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
- September 2017: Laura will be talking about the role of science in conservation along with fellow panelists Jane Lubchenco and Rob Pringle at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival, sponsored by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios
September 2017: Kelly Sivy's "Fatal attraction" paper is out in The American Naturalist! Read about how wolves suppress and facilitate a suite of mesopredators
The SEFS Shared Genetics Lab is operational! Check out the lab website
June 2016: Paper in Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research led by PhD student Jiake Zhou investigates patterns of moose, snowshoe hare, and ptarmigan colonization on the North Slope of the Brooks Range
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