A BIT ABOUT ME
I am a population ecologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and I study wild animals. I teach courses, mostly for the Fisheries and Wildlife major, that are designed to improve students' ability to make decisions for conservation. I enjoy creating and using new hands-on teaching methods in the classroom. I am a member of the Applied Ecology Faculty in the School of Natural Resources.
A mechanistic approach to wildlife ecology at the landscape scale
I rarely work in isolation.
Click below to go to my lab page, where you can see current grad students and link to pages with former students and postdoctoral associates from my research teams.
Book: You can order my new wildlife management textbook here! Principles for Management of Fisheries and Wildlife
The Manager as Decision-maker
Book: You can pre-order Great Plains Birds here!
Watch highlights from our UNL 2019 Namibia study trip here!
In 2018, I completed a 6-month leave in the UK at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Check out the summary of our labs' recent paper: Whalen et al. 2019 in Ethology. We explore effects of wind turbine noise on the male chorus of greater-prairie chickens. We also ask, "What is the function of the male chorus? Is it really to attract females to the lek?"