What is Structural Ecology?

Structural Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with the 2- and 3-dimensional structure of their environment. In practice, this means trying to understand how animals respond to their surroundings as revealed by their movement, and the implication of this for their ability to survive and thrive on that landscape. Our lab studies metapopulation dynamics, individual and collective animal movements

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Who we are

Core lab personnel PI: Gareth Russell Gareth Russell is an Associate Professor of Ecology in the Federated Department of Biological Sciences at NJIT. He started at NJIT in 2005 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences — a time before there even was a Department of Biological Sciences! From 2014 to 2020 he he served as Department

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