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Judy is broadly interested in applying ecological concepts to management and conservation issues. Her dissertation research examined the potential ecological impacts of introducing a non-native, metal-hyperaccumulating plant to remediate contaminated mine sites. Her current work at SESYNC focuses on endangered species recovery. Although species decline is commonly attributed to human activities in general terms, the specific effects of different anthropogenic activities and processes, such as urban development and nutrient run-off, on the rate of species extinction have been difficult to determine. This is in part due to the lack of a standardized system for classifying the various anthropogenic factors threatening species persistence. Judy's project seeks to develop a threat classification scheme, apply the scheme to compile a database of anthropogenic threats for a set of well-studied species, and synthesize these data with existing biological and demographic data to link specific human-induced threats and biological traits to species extinction risk.
|Species-level persistence probabilities for recovery and conservation status assessment||
Jun 23, 2016
Article published in Conservation Biology.
|COMADRE: a global database of animal demography||
Jan 27, 2016
Article published in Journal of Animal Ecology.
|Species recovery in the United States: Increasing the effectiveness of the Endangered Species Act||
Jan 09, 2016
Report No. 20 in Issues in Ecology, published by the Ecological Society of America.
|Teaching socio-environmental synthesis with the case studies approach||
Dec 11, 2014
Article published in the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences.
|The COMPADRE Plant Matrix Database: an open online repository for plant demography||
Nov 09, 2014
Article published in the Journal of Ecology.
|The Blind Spot in the Green Revolution: Temples, Terraces & Rice Farmers of Bali (2013-14)||
Jun 11, 2014
This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2013.
|Save the Turtles! And the Grizzlies? Or the Woodpeckers? Prioritizing Endangered Species Conservation (2013-1)||
Nov 15, 2013
This resource was developed as part of the Teaching Socio-Environmental Synthesis with Case Studies short course, held at SESYNC in July 2013. This case has been tested in a classroom and revised on Sept. 15, 2015