Population Estimation And Spatial Ecology
We are part of the Forestry Program at Southern Illinois University. Our research group focuses on applied wildlife conservation and management through the study of distributions and demographics of animal populations and communities. We work across taxa - birds, mammals, reptiles, and amphibians - on issues related to endangered species recovery, land management practices, and the conservation of biodiversity.
Our lab’s mission is to carry out science that informs responsible management and conservation of natural resources for the benefit of local communities and beyond. We strive to be a supportive, open, and inclusive group of researchers, and are continuously looking for ways to positively impact our community and ecosystems.
Our valuation research on the economic impact of the Steller’s Sea Eagle in North America was recently featured in Hakai Magazine - Lost Birds Can Be Cash Cows for Local Tourism
Dr. Brent Pease and colleagues recently published an article in Ecospehere, Exploring spatial nonstationarity for four mammal species reveals regional variation in environmental relationships - check out the open-access article here!
Dr. Brent Pease and colleagues recently published an article in Diversity and Distributions, What drives spatially varying ecological relationships in a wide-ranging species? - check out the open-access article here!
The Sounds of Nature was recently featured in several news outlets. Click here to read the story!
Dr. Brent Pease was recently interviewed for his work on the economic impact of the vagrant Steller’s Sea Eagle in North America by The University of Maine’s Maine Sea Grant program on the radio show, Coastal Conversations.