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Laura E D'Acunto, PhD

Laura is a quantitative ecologist interested in the behavioral landscape ecology of wildlife communities and how climate change and ecosystem restoration impact those wildlife communities.

Before joining USGS, Laura's research focused on modeling anthropogenic disturbance to wildlife such as recreation or road traffic to identify management strategies that mitigate adverse effects to wildlife populations. They also researched the landscape and social ecology of threatened and endangered Midwestern bats.

Education and Certifications

  • PhD., Wildlife Science, Purdue University, 2018

    MSc., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2012

    BSc., Wildlife Conservation Biology, University of Rhode Island, 2010

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