FW 3108: Field Methods in Research and Conservation of Vertebrate Populations
FW 4603: Preparing Research Proposals for Wildlife Biologists
FW 5603W: Habitats and Regulation of Wildlife
The overall goal of my research is to develop an understanding of the spatio-temporal processes that affect the distribution and abundance of organisms. I am interested in how animals alter their habitat selection and movement paths in response to heterogeneity in resources and risk. My research covers a range of spatial and temporal scales but is focused primarily on how large, mammalian herbivores respond to changing landscapes.
White, L., J. D. Forester, and M. E. Craft. 2015. Using contact networks to explore mechanisms of parasite transmission in wildlife. Biological Reviews, in press.
Muthukrishnan, R., N. M. West, A. S. Davis, N. R. Jordan, and J. D. Forester. 2015. Evaluating the role of landscape in the spread of invasive species: The case of the biomass crop Miscanthus x giganteus. Ecological Modelling 317:6–15.
St-Louis, V., J. D. Forester, D. Pelletier, M. Bélisle, A. Desrochers, B. Rayfield, M. A. Wulder, and J. A. Cardille. 2014. Circuit theory emphasizes the importance of edge-crossing decisions in dispersal-scale movements of a forest passerine. Landscape ecology 29:831–841.
Forester, J. D. 2011. Dispersal from the frying pan to the fire. Animal Conservation 14(3):225-226.
Smouse, P.E., S. Focardi, P. R. Moorcroft, J.G. Kie, J. D. Forester, and J. M. Morales. 2010. Stochastic modelling of animal movement. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 365: 2201-2211.