Wildlife Responses to Climate, Land Use, and Invasive Species

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Wildlife issues drive many federal and state land management decisions, either because of litigation or mandates to protect habitat and limit extinction risks. We conduct applied research to meet this need, particularly related to the effects of natural (disease, predation) and anthropogenic (habitat loss, invasive species) stressors on wildlife populations and communities. Research on the effects of fire, invasive species, climate, and land management actions (e.g., re-seeding after fire) are ongoing.