Moore Lab

Welcome to the research lab of Dr. Jennifer Moore

Our research focuses on the spatial ecology, population demographics, and conservation genetics of at-risk species. Our overarching aim is to understand the factors that impact movement, functional connectivity (dispersal and gene flow), and population viability. We strive to focus on applied research questions that address anthropogenic impacts to species and that can be used directly for conservation and management. We regularly use tools such as mark-recapture, radio telemetry, GIS, spatial statistics, and landscape genetics. Our research deals with a range of taxa, but tends to focus on amphibians and reptiles because of their unique life history characteristics, and their globally imperiled status.

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Latest news from the lab



Congratulations to undergrad researchers Jeff Bartman and Nathan Kudla, and grad student Danielle Bradke on their new paper entitled “Work smarter, not harder: Comparison of visual and trap survey methods for the Eastern Massasauga

Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus)” that was recently published in Herpetological Conservation and Biology! Great work!!


Welcome back to former undergrad researcher Nathan Kudla who will be starting his MS work this winter! Nathan will be studying landscape genetics of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes.


Jen Moore and colleagues from MSU had a paper accepted in Proceedings B entitled “Detecting black bear source-sink dynamics using individual-based genetic graphs”.


Jen Moore and colleagues had a paper accepted in Journal of Wildlife Diseases entitled “Detection of Ophidiomyces, the Causative Agent of Snake Fungal Disease, in the Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) in Michigan”.



















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