Jennifer Murrow


Jennifer L. Murrow
Lecturer
Expertise: Wildlife Ecology, Habitat Modeling, Environmental Science
Office Location: 0214 Symons
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Lecturer
Jennifer L. Murrow
wildlife@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Technology
1426 Animal Science/Agricultural Engineering Building
8127 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-8373
Phone (alt): 301 405-8571
Fax: 301 314-9023
Lecturer
Jennifer L. Murrow
wildlife@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Environmental Science & Policy Program
0220 Symons Hall
7998 Regents Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742-5565
Phone (main): 301 405-4104
Fax: 301 405-8570

Research Focus

  • Determining the main threats to Common terns (Sterna hirundo) species in Maryland and what has caused a decline in numbers is paramount for future research and management throughout the state
  • To determine which of these stressors has had an effect on the population of common tern in Maryland and how these may be addressed in the future.
  • Urbanization’s effect (without WNS impact) on bat activity and diversity in Calgary, Chicago, Detroit, Indianapolis, Mexico City, Ontario, Panama, and European and Australian cities have been studied and resulted in mixed conclusion
  • Creating a black bear habitat model for all of Louisiana and Arkansas, model will help to parse out agricultural crops that are a food source for bears and will allow for assessments of potential impact on bear habitat because of future land use change, such as the changes in crop type for biofuel production, or increases in urban land cover around fast-growing towns
  • Determining specific forest and tree metrics of “good” bear habitat by deriving spatial layers of forest characteristics (Canopy Density, Forest height, Forest Biomass) from Lidar data and from FIA data, identified forest characteristics will be used to determine endpoints for forest best management practices to optimize bear habitat in the GCPO LCC