Record, Sydne

Associate Professor of Landscape ConservationPicture of Dr. Sydne Record
5755 Nutting Hall, Room 226
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5775

Dr. Record joined the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology in August 2022. Before joining UMaine, Dr. Record was Associate Provost and Associate Professor of Quantitative Ecology at Bryn Mawr College near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, in the Plant Biology Program; and a B.S. from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Record’s research focuses on two main themes: 1) understanding what processes (i.e., demographic, species interactions) result in the distribution of species and 2) determining drivers of genetic, trait, and species diversity across large landscapes (and oceans).  More specifically, her research program focuses on linking ecological theory and site-scale empirical data with collation of large data sets on regional and global ecological patterns using quantitative methods. Students working in Dr. Record’s lab are focused on National Ecological Observatory Network sentinel organisms (small mammals, fish, beetles, ticks, mosquitos, plants) and using remote sensing of forests and land use to better understand wildlife habitat availability. Dr. Record teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Wildlife Population Dynamics (WLE 410/411) and occasionally fills in to teach General Ecology (WLE 200).