Gemstone Program Advisor for Team PATH (GEMS 296, 297, 396, 397, 496, 497)
HONR 238N Honors Interdisciplinary Seminar: Extinction Risk: Where Biology, Geography, and Mathematics Meet
BIOL 708T Theoretical Ecology
BIOL 708U Practicum in Data Analysis
Graduate Program Affiliations
- Marine-Estuarine-Environmental Sciences (MEES)
- BISI - BISI-Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, & Genomics (CBBG)
- BISI - BISI-Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics (BEES)
- Applied Mathematics & Statistics, and Scientific Computation (AMSC) Program
involves meshing field biology with theoretical models to address
critical questions in community ecology and conservation biology. I
believe that ecological theory will be strengthened if it is forced to
help solve real-world problems, and that conservation biology involves
difficult choices that demand quantitative approaches. My ongoing
research falls in several areas that illustrate this melding of theory
and problem-solving, including 1) spatial ecological dynamics, 2)
ecoinformatics, biodiversity databases, and conservation planning, and
3) biological stoichiometry and paleoecostoichioproteomics.
Please see my lab website (http://www.clfs.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/) for information on current projects.
- Kennedy, C., P. Marra, W. Fagan, and M. Neel. 2010. Landscape matrix and species traits mediate responses of Neotropical resident birds to forest fragmentation in Jamaica. Ecological Monographs 80:651-669.
- Grant, E.H.C., J.D. Nichols, W.H. Lowe and W.F. Fagan. 2010. Use of multiple dispersal pathways facilitates amphibian persistence in stream networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1000266107.
- Fagan, W.F., C. Cosner, E.A. Larsen and J.M. Calabrese. 2010. Reproductive asynchrony in spatial population models: How mating behavior can modulate Allee effects arising from isolation in both space and time. American Naturalist 175: 362-373.
- Lynch, H.J. and W.F. Fagan. 2009. Survivorship curves and their impact on the estimation of maximum population growth rates. Ecology 90: 1116-1124.
- Hambäck, P.A., J. Gilbert, K. Schneider, H.M. Martinson, G. Kolb, and W.F. Fagan. 2009. Effects of body size, trophic mode and larval habitat on dipteran stoichiometry: A regional comparison. Oikos 118: 615-623.
- Fagan, W.F., R.S. Cantrell, C. Cosner, and S. Ramakrishnan. 2009. Interspecific Variation in Critical Patch Size and Gap-Crossing Ability as Determinants of Geographic Range Size Distributions. American Naturalist 173: 363-375.
- Muneepeerakul, R., E. Bertuzzo, H.J. Lynch, W.F. Fagan, A. Rinaldo and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe. 2008. Neutral metacommunity models predict fish diversity patterns in Mississippi-Missouri basin. Nature 453: 220-222.
- University of Maryland Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award, 2010.
University of Maryland College of Chemical and Life Sciences Research Award, 2009.
Presidential Award, The American Society of Naturalists, for best paper in American Naturalist in 2005 for: Fagan, W.F., M.A. Lewis, M. Neubert, C. Aumann, J. Apple, and J.G. Bishop. 2005. When can herbivores reverse the spread of an invading plant? A test case from Mount St. Helens. American Naturalist. 166: 669-686.
- Guggenheim Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 2001-2002.