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.
- Fleming, C.H., J.M. Calabrese, T. Mueller, K.A. Olson, P. Leimgruber, and W.F. Fagan. 2014. From fine-scale foraging to home ranges: A semi-variance approach to identifying movement modes across spatiotemporal scales. American Naturalist. E154-E167.
- Mueller, T., R. O'Hara, R. Urbanek, S. Converse, and W. F. Fagan. 2013. Social learning and migratory performance. Science. 341: 999-1002. (Cover Article)
- Fagan, W.F., M. A. Lewis, M. Auger-Méthé, T. Avgar, S. Benhamou, G. Breed, L. LaDage, U. Schlägel, W. Tang, Y. Papastamatiou, J. Forester, and T. Mueller. 2013. Spatial memory and animal movement. Ecology Letters. 16: 1316-1329.
- Fagan, W.F., Y. Pearson, E. Larsen, J.B. Turner, H.J. Lynch, H.Staver, J. Turner, A. E. Noble, S. Bewick, and E. Goldberg. 2013. Phylogenetic prediction of the maximum per capita rate of population growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 280: 20130523
- Berbert, J.M., and W.F. Fagan. 2012. How the interplay between individual spatial memory and landscape persistence can generate population distribution patterns. Ecological Complexity. 12: 1-12.
- Lynch, HJ, R Naveen, PN Trathan, WF Fagan. 2012. Spatially integrated assessment reveals widespread changes in penguin populations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Ecology 93:1367-1377.
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- 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.