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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 funding

August 1, 2023

We recently received funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Great Lakes Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act for a project examining predation risk on wood turtles. This is an exciting collaboration between multiple organizations, and we can't wait to get started!

New paper

April 26, 2023

Former grad student Alyssa Swinehart used DNA metabarcoding to figure out what massasauga rattlesnakes are eating. Check out her new paper, here!

New paper

April 14, 2023

New paper modeling occupancy and detection probabilities of massasaugas throughout Michigan. Congrats to former grad student Arin Thacker on her great work! Check it out here.

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