Animal ecology in a changing world

Our Mission

From our oceans to savannas, animals must cope with dynamic environments that are undergoing unprecedented rates of change. An understanding of how these environmental processes shape animal behavior, ecological interactions, and population persistence is urgently needed to support biodiversity conservation.

Research in the Abrahms Lab integrates global change biology with behavioral and spatial ecology to study the effects of environmental variability and change on vertebrate populations. By bridging theories and methods across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, we work to ask and answer questions that enhance our understanding of and capacity to manage the natural world.