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Jake Goheen

Jake Goheen

I am a lucky fellow because I get paid to do what I love to do. I am an academic generalist and I try hard to be a conservation biologist, community ecologist, and mammalogist simultaneously. I am interested in both applied issues and basic questions in ecology. Through my research and that of our group, I try to understand how species interactions can inform wildlife conservation and management.

Janet Maclean (former MSc student, UBC)

Janet Maclean (former MSc student, UBC)

Janet Maclean earned her MSc with Jake and Roy Turkington through the University of British Columbia in 2012 and is now a PhD student at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Janet’s work demonstrated a heretofore unappreciated and (dare we state) pretty darned cool phenomenon: seed and seedling consumption by rodents had effects comparable to those of large ungulates on the demography of a monodominant savanna tree. Chalk one up for the charismatic microfauna!

Jesse Alston (MSc student, UW)

Jesse Alston (MSc student, UW)

Animal behavior has driven my interest in nature since I was old enough to realize that animals had minds of their own. Since then, I’ve come to believe that maintaining ecosystem function in our rapidly changing world is the greatest challenge we face today. My research interests are thus unified by a common theme: applying discoveries from research in animal behavior to better inform conservation practice. My graduate work will cover resource competition in Myotis bats and how it drives resource partitioning between and among Myotis species, along with a host of more applied conservation questions.