Maile Neel


Maile C Neel
Professor
Office Location: 2116 Plant Sciences Building
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Organizational Unit
 
Professor
Maile C Neel
mneel@umd.edu
University of Maryland
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Plant Science & Landscape Architecture
2102 Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742
Phone (main): 301 405-9780
Phone (alt): 410 715-6903
Fax: 301 314-9308
Professor
Maile C Neel
mneel@umd.edu
University of Maryland College of CMNS
Entomology
4112A Plant Sciences Building
4291 Fieldhouse Drive
College Park, Maryland 20742-4454
Phone (main): 301 405-9780
Fax: 301 314-9290

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Understand patterns of biological diversity as well as the relationships between these patterns and the ecological and evolutionary processes that have created them thereby applying this understanding to developing effective conservation approaches and to predict effects of changing patterns and processes
  • Applying and integrating techniques from traditionally disparate fields including systematics, population genetics, autecology, synecology, landscape ecology, and restoration ecology
  • Testing basic assumptions on which much of conservation biology is based as it is typically not possible to collect all desirable data on a particular problem in timeframes necessary to contribute to management decisions
  • Verifying the validity of such assumptions is critical to identifying where general principles apply and where acquiring new scientific information is necessary for sound decision-making. It also assesses risks of making decisions without complete information