Moore Lab

Welcome to  the research laboratory 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


Pat Laarman’s box turtle research is currently featured on the US Forest Service website. Click here for the full story!


Along with GVSU colleague Ali Locher and MSU colleague Kim Scribner, Jen recently published a paper in Journal of Wildlife Management entitled: Influence of landscape features on spatial genetic structure of white-tailed deer in human-altered landscapes. Click here for the pdf!


Jen Moore was one of the featured faculty speakers at the West Michigan Regional Undergraduate Science Research Conference (WMRUGS), at Van Andel Institute. Breanna Gould also presented her box turtle work at the conference.



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