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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Welcome to the Population Ecology Laboratory at the University of Florida!

The overall goal of our research program is to improve understanding of the dynamics, regulation, and persistence of biological populations, and to contribute to the science-based management of wildlife populations in human-dominated landscapes. In pursuit of these goals, we integrate ecological theory, mathematical and statistical models, and empirical field research to address ecological questions and to solve wildlife conservation and management problems. Through a network of collaborators and graduate students, we study a diverse group of organisms including the Florida panthers and Florida black bears in Florida, yellow-bellied marmots in Colorado, small mammals in California, wild horses in the western USA, snowshoe hares in Yukon, Canada, Peregrine Falcons in Scotland, Sooty Falcons and Egyptian Vultures in Oman, Asian elephants and Indian wild dogs in India, and carnivore communities in Northeast India and Nepal.  Our research questions have also been diverse, and are reflected in our publications and research topics.

If you are interested in joining our lab, please contact me with your current CV, example publications, research statement and potential funding source(s).


Madan K. Oli, Ph.D.
Professor & Distinguished Teaching Scholar
324 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Department of Wildlife Ecology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0430, USA
Phone: (352) 846-0561 (Office)

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