Dr. Jennifer Duggan

I am interested in using both field and quantitative methods to address applied questions in the conservation and management of biodiversity. Thus far, my research has focused on the responses of rare species to habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation at multiple spatial scales. As part of my Ph.D. research, I combined radio telemetry experiments with occupancy and least cost models to assess the effects of habitat loss and fragmentation on movement and habitat use by rare Franklin’s ground squirrels in the Midwestern. U.S. Now, as a post-doctoral researcher working jointly through the Biology Department and School of Environmental and Forest Sciences at the University of Washington, I am collaborating with a Natural Capital Project team on a project in which I am using terrestrial InVEST models to assess biodiversity on Department of Defense sites under varied land-use scenarios to inform their resource management and land-use policy.