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, mammals, reptiles, insects, vascular plants, rivers, lakes, wetlands, grasslands, and more – but his major focus is on forest ecosystems and the maintenance of their biological diversity. He is a member of two research teams, one that study the interactions among vascular plants, amphibians, birds, and small mammals and their changes through time, and a second focused on the effects of urbanization on vernal pool ecosystems. He also works with ecosystems at large spatial and temporal scales studying the effects of climate change on ecosystem management and reserve design. Dr. Hunter’s interests are geographically broad too; he has worked in 30 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.