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Laura Farwell

Laura Farwell


I am broadly interested in how large-scale anthropogenic alterations of landscapes impact wildlife community distributions and interactions, with a focus on forest ecosystems and birds. I received an M.S. from the University of Washington, where I studied impacts of urbanization on competitive interactions between two wren species. I am currently working on a PhD project evaluating impacts of shale gas energy development (fracking) on regional forests and songbirds.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 3

Phd Students: 13

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 11

Scientific Publications: 64

Presentations: 111


Contact Information


West Virginia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. West Virginia Division of Natural Resources
  4. West Virginia University
  5. Wildlife Management Institute