Multidisciplinary approaches
to species conservation and management



Welcome to the  research laboratory of Dr. Jennifer Moore at Grand Valley State University. Our research focuses on the spatial ecology, population demographics, and conservation genetics of at-risk species. We aim to understand the factors that impact movement, functional connectivity, and population viability by focusing on research questions that can be applied directly for conservation and management. (Photo credit above: Eric McCluskey)


New paper on black bear landscape genetics

February 2, 2021

Jen and colleagues at MSU recently published a paper in Ecology and Evolution comparing the use of different landcover datasets for landscape genetic analyses. Check it out here!

New funding for wood turtles

January 20, 2020

The US Fish and Wildlife Service recently awarded a new competitive State Wildlife Grant that includes wood turtle work in Michigan. We are excited to be part of this project that will benefit wood turtle conservation in the Midwest. 

Welcome to our newest graduate student!

October 29, 2020

Big welcome to Diana Methner who recently joined the lab! Diana is a GVSU alum, and will be studying Wood turtle spatial ecology in Northwestern Michigan.

Two new publications

February 11, 2020

Congrats to lab alum Breanna Gould for publishing her undergraduate research on eastern box turtles! This paper was recently accepted in the journal Copeia. Jen Moore also recently collaborated on a paper with James Paterson that investigated road avoidance in Blanding's turtles and eastern massasaugas. Check it out!


Biology Department 
Grand Valley State University
2200p Kindschi Hall
Allendale, MI 49401


(616) 331-8764


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