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

Maine Staff Member


Connor Wood

Connor Wood

Phone: (207) 581 - 2921
Email: connor.wood@maine.edu

Education

  • MS University of Maine 2016
  • BA Middlebury College 2011

Biography

I grew up outside Chicago. I went to college in Vermont and worked on various field crews out west, so my average location was still Chicago, more or less. When I’m not hard at work answering ecological questions, I enjoy mountain biking, snowboarding, and creative writing.

Research Interest

My current research focuses on community resiliency in the context of climate change. Small mammals are the study taxa for this project, and I am using a combination of trapping, vegetation surveys, GIS, and stable isotope analysis to answer my questions. Broadly speaking, my interests are conservation biology and landscape ecology. I am interested in understanding the effects of widespread and increasing human pressure on the natural world, and how individual populations and ecological processes can persist despite that pressure.

Research Publications Publication Date
Wood, C.M., S.T. Mckinney, and C.S.Loftin. 2017. Intraspecific functional diversity of common species enhances community stability. Ecology and Evolution 2017: 1–8, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2721 2017-02-28
Wood, C.M., S.T. McKinney, C.S. Loftin, and Z. Loman. 2020. Testing prediction accuracy in a short-term ecological study. Basic and Applied Ecology 43:77-85. 2020-03-31
Presentations Presentation Date
Wood, C. S. McKinney, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Intraspecific functional diversity of common species enhances community stability. 6th annual SCCS-NY meeting of the American Museum of Natural History's Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, New York, NY, 7-9 October. 2015-10-07
Wood, C. S. McKinney, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Dynamics of small mammal communities. 9th Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering, Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME, 6-8 November. 2015-11-07
Wood, C. S. McKinney, and C.S. Loftin. 2015. Dynamics of alpine small mammal communities. 9th Northeast Alpine Stewardship Gathering, Baxter State Park, Millinocket, ME, 6-8 November. 2015-11-07