Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program:
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Staff Member

William Kanapaux

Bill Kanapaux

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Phone: (814) 863 - 7544


  • Ph D University of Florida 2012
  • MS University of Florida 2009


I have a strong interest in research involving ecosystem function and human-environment interactions, especially as it applies to adaptive management and policy decisions. My main interests are: Simulation modeling Spatial analysis Adaptive management Systems ecology Human-environment interactions My current projects include: - The development of a simulation model to understand the impact of deer-management actions and silviculture treatments on forest regeneration in Pennsylvania's state forests. - Evaluating occupancy probabilities for snowshoe hares based on habitat type and current and future climate conditions in Pennsylvania. - The use of simulation modeling to manage human disturbance on least tern nesting habitat in coastal South Carolina (continuation of dissertation project).

Research Publications Publication Date
Diefenbach, D. R., S. L. Rathbun, J. K. Vreeland, D. Grove, and W. J. Kanapaux. 2016. Evidence for range contraction of snowshoe hare in Pennsylvania. Northeastern Naturalist 23:229-248. | Download June 2016
Presentations Presentation Date
Kanapaux, W., G. Kiker, M. McDill, and D. R. Diefenbach. The use of agent-based simulation models for decision support in adaptive resource management: two contrasting examples. Annual meeting of the Resource Modeling Assocation, 18-21 June 2013, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA June 2013