Malcolm L. Hunter, Jr.

Professor Emeritus of Wildlife Ecology
Libra Professor of Conservation Biology
mhunter@maine.edu


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 a research team that has studied one forest and the evolving interactions among its vascular plants, amphibians, birds, and small mammals through nearly 40 years. He also works with ecosystems at large spatial and temporal scales, studying the effects of landscape structure and climate change on ecosystem management and reserve design. Dr. Hunter’s interests are geographically broad; he has worked in 30 countries on every continent except Antarctica.  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 the U.S. Forest Service.

As an emeritus professor he is not seeking new graduate students, but still serves on graduate advisory committees.

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