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 find some of my faculty colleagues with whom I have collaborated over recent years. You can also find pages to view current and past postdoctoral, graduate student, and undergraduate student members of 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?"