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.
Kelly Crandall, graduate student at SIU and PEASE Lab member, is studying mesopredator movement in the Florida Keys. Recently, an unfortunate ending for an opossum may be a promising path forward for invasive Burmese Pythons in the Keys.
Dr. Brent Pease spoke with WSIU’s Dr. Fred Martino about Biodiversity loss, threats, and recoveries in and around the region. The segment aired on WSIU’s Eye on Education and can be viewed online.
Brent and Lainey are headed to Spokane for The Wildlife Society’s annual conference. Lainey will be presenting a poster Monday evening, 5-6:30pm, on her Master’s research: Large-Scale Nocturnal Bird Monitoring of Two Nightjar Species Using Autonomous Recording Units
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!