Population Ecology and Life History

Information on ecology and life history are vital to accurate conservation assessment, management and protection of biodiversity, yet such data are lacking for most subterranean species. Before conservation initiatives can be planned and implemented for threatened and endangered species, accurate information on the geographic extent, habitat requirements, population ecology and life history must be assembled. I have ongoing research projects on the population ecology and life history of several potentially threatened and endangered species of fishes, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as cave invertebrates.

Cave biologist at UAH