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Laura C. Gigliotti, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Gigliotti joined the West Virginia Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit as an Assistant Unit Leader in August 2022. Prior to joining the WV Unit, Dr. Gigliotti received an MS from the Pennsylvania State University, a PhD from Clemson University, and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at U.C. Berkeley. She uses a combination of long-term datasets, targeted field studies, and spatial and demographic modelling to answer ecologically- and management-relevant questions. In particular, she conducts research related to species interactions, predator-prey ecology, wildlife responses to habitat management and anthropogenic disturbance, and linkages between habitat use and demography. She studies a variety of mammalian species both nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on carnivores and large game species. She will develop graduate-level classes at WVU based on the needs of the department.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Unit Leader, West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2022-

Education and Certifications

  • PhD, Clemson University, 2016

  • MS, The Pennsylvania State University, 2013

  • BA, Colby College, 2008