Viorel Popescu – Conservation Ecology Lab, Ohio University

I am a conservation biologist and wildlife quantitative ecologist, and aspiring herpetologist.

VPopescuI am very excited to announce that I will be starting a new position – Assistant Professor in Conservation Biology – at Ohio University, Biological Sciences, in January 2016. I am looking forward to being part of a great department, and an inspiring student collective.
Prospective graduate students: I am currently accepting 2 graduate students (in principle, at Masters level) to work on topics related to the research interests in the lab, with a strong conservation focus: (1) vernal pool and amphibian ecology, (2) carnivore ecology and conservation, and (3) conservation planning. 
Please email me at for inquiries.

My research draws on wildlife ecology and conservation planning, and seeks to provide practical solutions to biodiversity conservation in terrestrial ecosystems. Specifically, my research focuses on understanding individual- to community-level responses to human-induced and natural disturbance in terrestrial ecosystems and at the aquatic/terrestrial interface. All of my work is in the realm of applied ecology and conservation science, and it is united by a common theme: inferring animal-habitat relationships through the lens of multiple stresssors and predicting their resilience to novel patterns of disturbance.
I am currently a Senior Researcher at University of Bucharest, Romania (previously David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow, class of 2012 at Simon Fraser University, Canada;

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