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Theresa Stratmann

Movement Ecology Group

 

Theresa Stratmann

7-3.10: BIODIVERSITY AND AREA DYNAMICS OF VERTEBRATES

My research interest is in conservation biology and how we can use math and modeling to make better conservation decisions. For my masters I used Bog Turtles (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) as a case study for how we can resource efficiently locate and survey for rare and elusive species. This work combined species distribution modeling and intensive field work in close collaboration with state wildlife agencies in the United States to give me first-hand experience in what it means to conserve species on-the-ground. For my PhD I am changing my focus to examining how movement ability affects population carrying capacity in mobile animals. My study system will be the eastern steppe of Mongolia and the nomadic Mongolian Gazelles (Procapra gutturosa). We will be collaborating with others at BiK-F to design an individual based model based on the Mongolian system which will allow us to ask questions about carrying capacity but also nonequilibrium/equilibrium rangeland dynamics.

B.S. Ecology, Minor Mathematics, sum cum laude
The University of Georgia
Athens, GA, USA
(Lab of Dr. John Maerz: click here)

M.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Biology
Clemson University
Clemson, SC, USA
(Lab of Dr. Kyle Barrett: click here)

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