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Faculty and Staff - Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.

Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Libra Professor of Conservation Biology
5755 Nutting Hall, Room 226
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5775

Dr. Hunter’s research experience covers a variety of ecosystems and organisms – birds, amphibians, insects, vascular plants, mammals, reptiles, lakes, peatlands, grasslands, and more – but his major focus is on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. He is a member of two teams that study the interactions among vascular plants, amphibians, birds, and small mammals and their changes through time. He also works with forest ecosystems at a landscape scale studying the effects of forest management of amphibians, birds, and insects, and the implications of natural disturbance regimes, spatial distribution patterns, and other large-scale phenomena for forest management and reserve design. Dr. Hunter’s interests are geographically broad too; he has worked in 25 countries, mainly in Africa and the Himalayas. As a researcher and advisor he interacts with a broad spectrum of organizations such as the Society for Conservation Biology (serving as President from 2001-2003), The Nature Conservancy, and U.S. Forest Service.

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Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
5755 Nutting Hall, Room 210
Orono, Maine 04469-5755
Phone: (207) 581-2862 | Fax: (207) 581-2858 E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
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