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

Staff Member


Laurence Clarfeld

Larry Clarfeld

Post Doc
Email: Laurence.Clarfeld@uvm.edu

Biography

Larry is a Postdoctoral Associate in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, working under the supervision of Dr. Terri Donovan. . With a broad background in both conservation biology and computational sciences, Larry has an interest in incorporating technology into conservation research, including automated acoustic monitoring of wildlife.. Larry brings a wealth of 15+ years teaching experience, both in and out of the classroom, engaging students of all ages in math, computing, field ecology, and natural history education.

Research Publications Publication Date
Sirén, A.P.K., J. Berube, L.A. Clarfeld, C.F.Sullivan, B. Simpson, T.L. Wilson. 2024. Accounting for missing ticks: Use (or lack thereof) of hierarchical models in tick ecology studies. Ticks and Tickborne Diseases 15:102342. DOI: 10.1016/j.ttbdis.2024.102342. | Abstract | Publisher Website April 2024
Clarfeld, L., A. Sirén, B. Mulhall, T. Wilson, E. Bernier, J. Farrell, G. Lunde, N. Hardy, K. Gieder, R. Abrams, S. Staats, S. McLellan, and T. Donovan. 2023. Evaluating a tandem human-machine approach to labelling of wildlife in remote camera monitoring. Ecological Informatics 77:e102257 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoinf.2023.102257. | Abstract | Download | Publisher Website August 2023
Presentations Presentation Date
Wilson, TL, APK Sirén, J Berube, L Clarfeld TM Donovan. 2023. Designing camera trap arrays for multi-species monitoring of mammals at large spatial extents. Annual Meeting, International Association for Landscape Ecology- North America, Riverside, California, 19-23 March2023. March 2023
Siren, A., L. Clarfeld, C. Balantic, K. Gieder, P. Jensen, T. Wilson, and T. Donovan. Northeast Wildlife Monitoring Network (NEWMN): A Unifying Framework for Regional Collaboration Using Autonomous Monitoring Units. Northeast Natural History Conference, Burlington VT, 21-23 April 2023. April 2023
Siren, A., Clarfeld, L, C. Balantic, R. Cliche, M. Feehan, K. Gieder, P. Jensen, H. Jones, L. Kantar, R. Patry, L. Prout, S. Wixsom, T. Wilson, and T. Donovan. Northeast Wildlife Monitoring Network (NEWMN): A unifying framework for regional collaboration using autonomous monitoring units. April 3 - 5, 2022. 77th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association. Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. April 2022
Jensen, P., J. Walker, J. Frair, S. McNulty, R. Bakerian, V. Rojas, A. Siren, L. Clarfeld, T. Donovan, T. Wilson, et al. Many hands make light work: establishing a camera trap network to inventory and monitor wildlife populations across broad spatial and temporal scales. April 3 - 5, 2022. 77th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association. Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. April 2022
Clarfeld, L., K. Gieder, and T. M. Donovan. 2024. Estimating moose productivity from trail cameras and hunter sightings in Vermont. 78th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. April 2024
Clarfeld, L., K. Gieder, S. Wixsom, C. Bernier, A. Sirén, J. Peckham, R. Abrams, S. Gifford, S. Staats, L. McNally, and T. Donovan. Forest monitoring for early successional species in the Green Mountains. April 3 - 5, 2022. 2022 Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative Annual Conference. Burlington, Vermont, USA. December 2022
Clarfeld, L., D. Ignizio, C. Balantic, A. Siren, and T. Donovan. AMMonitor: A remote wildlife monitoring framework. April 3 - 5, 2022. 77th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association. Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. April 2022
Clarfeld, L. C. Balantic, T. Wang, and T. Donovan. Machine learning: Opening the black box. April 3 - 5, 2022. 77th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Association. Long Branch, New Jersey, USA. April 2022
Clarfeld, L, A. Siren, P. Jensen, T. Wilson, C. Balantic, J. Frair, T. Donovan. August 14-19, 2022. Ecological Society of American & Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Joint Meeting. Montreal, Quebec, CA. August 2022
Berube, J., A. P. K. Sirén, C. Frank, L. Clarfeld, B. Simpson, T.M. Donovan, T. L. Wilson. 2022. Perfecting the Imperfect Detection of Ticks: Winter Tick Epizootics and Moose Populations in the Northeastern U.S. Presentation. The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Spokane, WA. 6-10 November. November 2022
Berube, J. APK Sirén, CF Sullivan, L Clarfeld, B Simpson, TM Donovan, TL Wilson. 2023. A Big Little Problem: Assessing Winter Tick Epizootics and Moose Populations in the Northeastern U.S. 78<sup>th</sup> Annual Fish and Wildlife conference, Northeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Hershey Pennsylvania, April 30 – May 2. May 2023
Berube, J. APK Sirén, CF Sullivan, L Clarfeld, B Simpson, TL Wilson. 2023. A big little problem. Assessing winter tick epizootics and moose populations in the Northeastern US. Northeast Regional Native American Fish and Wildlife Society. 6-9 November. November 2023
Type Citation Publication Date
Data Release Webb, S.M., Clarfeld, L.A., Huber, K.E., and Donovan. T.M., 2024, Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Volume 1 (2022 - 2023): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9ML66K3. August 2023
Data Release Morelli, T. L., Sirén, A. P. K., Patry, R. K., Cliché, R. M., Clark, J. P., Loesberg, J. A., Courtot, K. A., Clarfeld, L. A., Huber, K. E., and Donovan, T. M., 2024, SiMPL Wildlife Magnet Project Data Release Volume 1 (2016 - 2023): U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/P1VUKJQK. May 2024
Data Release Jensen, P. G., Rojas, V. G., Frair, J. L., McNulty, S. A., Clarfeld, L. A., Huber, K. E., and Donovan, T. M., 2024, Adirondack Inventory & Monitoring (AIM) Network Data Release Volume 1 (2021 - 2023): U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/P1K6FWJ4. April 2024
Software Release Clarfeld, L., Donovan, T., Siren, A., Mulhall, B., Bernier, E., Farrell, J., Lunde, G., Hardy, N., Abrams, R., Staats, S., and McLellan, S., 2023, Evaluating a tandem human-machine approach to labelling of wildlife in remote camera monitoring: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FGUQEZ. August 2022