I am interested in understanding how the many environmental systems in our world interact with one another, including the human system, and in how to shift human behavior toward a more environmentally conscious and proactive model.
My research interests lie in conservation, movement ecology, and population biology of migratory organisms, especially birds. In particular, I am interested in understanding how seasonal interactions influence population dynamics, movement, and behavior between different periods of the annual cycle.
Examining the processes of developing and implementing landscape-level conservation across complex social-ecological systems, with an emphasis on understanding the role of local stakeholders in conservation decision-making.
My main areas of interest are focusing on sustainable forest management, deforestation & land conversion, human-wildlife conflicts, and climate change. I will be conducting spatial risk mapping in Ecuador as a tool to plan and implement human-Andean bear conflict mitigation measures.
Civic ecology practices in coastal communities, environmental education, the political ecology of plastics, citizen science and participatory observatories for microplastic pollution in coastal zones of the North Atlantic and Mediterranean systems.
Daler completed his BA at American University of Central Asia, Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) majoring in the Environmental Management and Sustainability and minoring in Anthropology. His BA thesis is on community resilience and commodification of nature... SEE MORE
I am investigating the northern United States tallgrass prairie region, as well as adjacent agricultural land, for an extensive suite of physical, chemical, biological and microbial soil properties. These data will be used to establish a landmark, comprehensive soil health profile for relict, natural tall grass prairies and a consequent set of targets for grassland... SEE MORE
I am interested in generating information that contributes to the conservation of large mammals and influences how species and landscapes are managed by governmental and non-governmental organizations. I am interested to understand how spatial patterns and processes... SEE MORE
My research examines how message framing effects can influence wildlife conservation-related policy and decision making. I do empirical research to study how messages about biodiversity and conservation are received by key stakeholders, and test which messages and frames are most effective at potentially influencing key public policy actions and different personal behaviors.
I focus on songbird competitions, in which wild birds are trapped and sold to sing for human amusement. My proposed research uses bioacoustic and cultural data to investigate how birds win singing competitions based on human and natural definitions of vocal fitness... SEE MORE
My research seeks to understand individuals' engagement in pro-environmental behaviors. I am currently exploring the role of identity, social norms, and cultural values in predicting Latinx environmentalism within the United States.
My research interests relate to multiple stressors affecting forest health - invasive species, deer overabundance, and climate change - as well as outcome monitoring to evaluate whether management actions achieve desired objectives.
Environmental governance; regional stability; transboundary policies and politics related to surface and groundwater management ranging from the local to international scales. Ongoing research is focused on the role of roadside ditches (a public/private interface) and resulting infrastructure and water quality management challenges in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.
Partnering with The Northeast Fish and Wildlife Diversity Technical Committee to do a pilot evaluation documenting how the committee collaborates regionally to conserve rare fish and wildlife species. I will be conducting the evaluation to determine what factors enable them to do successful conservation work and bridge the research-implementation gap in wildlife management.
I research computational hydrology and ecohydrology at the Soil and Water lab. Broadly, I'm interested in learning how vegetative form and function determines water budget and hydrogeochemistry, and how invasive species and land use changes transform them
I am intensely interested in evolutionary genomics and in using techniques from this field to both describe patterns of evolution – particularly those of adaptive radiations – and to solve conservation and management issues in polar and temperate fisheries.
I focus on the ethnobiological dimensions of plant genetic resource value. I have conducted interdisciplinary research in Turkey and Azerbaijan in a context where rural smallholders and society at large are adapting to significant threats to the native chestnut species... SEE MORE
I am interested in the conservation, restoration, and recovery of native plant biodiversity in our wilderness areas. Of particular interest to me are species and communities endemic to marginal and fragile habitats that are especially vulnerable to the effects of a shifting climate.