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

Vermont Staff Member


Alexej Siren

Alexej Siren is a post-doc with the Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit.

Post Doc
Email: alexej.siren@uvm.edu

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Education

  • Ph D University of Massachusetts 2020
  • MS University of New Hampshire 2013
  • BA Vermont College 2009

Biography

The ongoing and projected threat from global change poses unique challenges to wildlife populations, species, and ecosystems. My research leverages biogeographical and ecological theory and novel field and quantitative methods to address these challenges and better understand natural phenomena. I enjoy working with a diversity of scientists, including climate modelers, ecohydrologists, forest ecologists, and natural resource managers to ensure that knowledge is co-produced and utilized in a meaningful and impactful way. I am currently studying the impact of climate change on moose (Alces alces) populations in the northeastern US, with a focus on identifying cost-effective monitoring tools for natural resource agencies. Ongoing projects include 1) identifying and predicting forest structure attributes that support early- and late-successional species, 2) developing efficient and robust tools to monitor climate and wildlife populations, 3) scaling up regional camera trap efforts to establish a continental network, 4) studying mechanisms that influence population dynamics across species' ranges, and 5) identifying the effects of adaptive silvicultural treatments for climate change on wildlife populations. My past research includes studying anthropogenic disturbance, namely wind farm development, on wildlife populations with a focus on forest-sensitive species.

Presentations Presentation Date
Wilson, T.L., J.A. Berube, A.P.K. Sirén, 2022, Perfecting the Imperfect Detection of Ticks: Winter Tick Epizootics and Moose Populations in the Northeastern U.S. Moose research in the Northeast U.S. and eastern provinces of Canada: 2022 project updates. 6 July, 2022 on-line, July 2022
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., 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, 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, 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 2022. November 2022