Thornton Lab, WSU

Dr. Thornton’s lab in Mammal Spatial Ecology and Conservation at Washington State University focuses on understanding the large-scale drivers of animal distribution and abundance, and how species respond to human alterations of landscapes. We work both domestically and internationally, and strive to provide data and analysis that informs wildlife conservation efforts. Species of particular interest to our group include many species of felid, such as jaguars, pumas, ocelots, Canada lynx, and bobcats.  We work to understand the basic ecology of these species, and how they are impacted by climate change, habitat loss and fragmentation, and human persecution.