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)


Two new papers

May 28, 2021

Former graduate student Nathan Kudla published his Master's research on spatial genetics of massasaugas in Ecology and Evolution! Also former grads Danielle Bradke and Joe Altobelli published a 'side project' (we love a good side project!) on bottleneck detection methods and their application for reptiles. Check it out!

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.