Welcome to David Koons' Lab
Many wildlife management issues require an understanding of population ecology and trophic interactions in order to guide sustainable management of wild populations across a variety of spatial and temporal scales. Conservation and management issues drive the questions we ask in our lab; however, we take a multi-faceted approach to improving our understanding of population dynamics. Theoretical and simulation-based approaches are used to explore unknown mechanisms that may be important in life history evolution, population dynamics, and trophic interactions. We also strive to confront theoretical ideas with data and statistical methods to gain empirical insight into real-world ecological processes. Pressing conservation and management issues demand the best science, which requires one to tackle questions that are novel and yet unknown.
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