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Lisa Webb, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Originally from upstate New York, Dr. Webb is currently the Assistant Unit Leader of the Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Cooperative Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. Prior to joining the Missouri Unit in 2011, Dr. Webb received her undergraduate degree from Washington and Lee University and graduate degrees from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale and Texas Tech University.  Lisa is an applied waterbird and wetland ecologist with a research program focused on understanding the interactions among species life history strategies, spatial ecology and distributions of wetland-dependent organisms.  Her research expertise includes quantifying the role of spatial habitat configuration and composition in influencing distributions, behaviors, movements and fitness of wetland-dependent taxa. Lisa is particularly interested in investigating the mechanistic relationships and spatial processes of animal distributions, with an emphasis on understanding how these relationships are altered by management practices, anthropogenic activities and land use change. Her research incorporates field and lab experiments with remote-sensing tools, simulation modeling and quantitative methods to answer novel, applied wildlife research questions from local to continental scales. Lisa teaches graduate-level classes in Wetland Ecology and Waterfowl Ecology and Management at the University of Missouri.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Unit Leader, Missouri Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2011-

Education and Certifications

  • Ph D Texas Tech University 2006

  • MS Southern Illinois University - Carbondale 2002

  • BA Washington and Lee University 1999

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