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Connor Wood

Connor Wood


  • BA Middlebury College 2011


I grew up outside Chicago. I went to college in Vermont and worked on various field crews out west, so my average location was still Chicago, more or less. When I’m not hard at work answering ecological questions, I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, and creative writing.

Research Interests

My current research focuses on community resiliency in the context of climate change. Small mammals are the study taxa for this project, and I am using a combination of trapping, vegetation surveys, GIS, and stable isotope analysis to answer my questions.

Broadly speaking, my interests are conservation biology and landscape ecology. I am interested in understanding the effects of widespread and increasing human pressure on the natural world, and how individual populations and ecological processes can persist despite that pressure.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 6

Phd Students: 7

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 14

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 22

Scientific Publications: 63

Presentations: 261


Contact Information

Tel: (207) 581 - 2921


  • Shawn McKinney

Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  3. U.S. Geological Survey
  4. University of Maine
  5. Wildlife Management Institute