May 2, 2022
Assistant Professor, Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Dr. Hunter is a vertebrate conservation biologist and landscape ecologist focusing on developing management strategies for vulnerable species and ecosystems in the face of global change. Her research program combines multi-faceted data collection in the field with rigorous, cutting-edge quantitative analytical techniques that are tailored to management-relevant questions in conservation biology. Having worked with diverse taxa (primarily birds and reptiles), ecosystems, and questions, her research is centered around two main themes: the conservation and management of species in the face of climate change, and ecosystem restoration through species and process reintroductions.
Assistant Professor, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, joining VT January 2023
Dr. Nyboer is a freshwater ecologist and conservation scientist exploring how anthropogenic stressors affect freshwater ecosystems and the human societies they support. She uses transdisciplinary approaches that integrate community perspectives alongside social, ecological, and environmental data to understand how these systems respond to change and to find equitable solutions to social-ecological challenges. Her approach positions human action at the center of the quest for biodiversity conservation and explores connections among landscapes, human societies, governments, and ecosystems.
Associate Professor, Fish and Wildlife Conservation, joining VT August 2022
Dr. Rogers is a a tropical forest community ecologist and conservation biologist, motivated by a desire to understand and effectively address environmental problems. Her research investigates the impact of biodiversity loss on ecosystem services, with a focus on mutualisms and food web dynamics in tropical forest ecosystems. Much of the Rogers Lab research has been conducted on the Mariana Islands, where due to the introduction of the brown tree snake, Guam’s forests are now functionally without birds.