Behavioral Landscape Ecology at New Mexico State University

Welcome to the Mabry lab at New Mexico State University! We explore questions at the intersection of behavior and ecology, focusing on animal movement and social behavior in heterogeneous landscapes.

If you are interested in joining us as a graduate or undergraduate student researcher, please explore these pages to learn more about what we do, then contact Dr. Karen Mabry for more information.


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Lab news:

June 2018: Maddie receives a Grant-in-Aid from the American Society of Mammalogists for her dissertation research on hormones and dispersal.

May 2018: Congratulations to Valerie on her completion of the HHMI research scholars program, and her acceptance into MARC!

October 2017: It's been an exciting week in the lab! Dr. Gizelle Hurtado and Dr. Rebecca Kelley both successfully defended their dissertations, and Tina's latest paper was published.

October 2017: Gizelle has taken a position as a policy analyst with the NM Dept. of Agriculture. Congratulations!

August 2017: Rebecca completed the Data Incubator and has taken a position with Amazon!

April 2017: Congratulations to Gizelle, whose first paper from her PhD is published in Journal of Mammalogy!

July 2016: Kristen's MS paper published in Landscape Ecology!

June 2015: New papers on dispersal are published - density-dependent dispersal in brush mice (Wojan et al. Ecology) and a review of dispersal, animal personality, and social environment (Wey et al. Current Zoology).

May 2015: Congratulations graduates Kristen (MS) and Maria (BS)!

March 2015: Maria receives an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!

March 2015: Congrats to Gizelle, who passed her comprehensive exam!

February 2015: Congratulations to Kristen on her successful MS defense!

November 2014: Whoa! Two papers accepted on the same day! Congrats to Chris, whose thesis work is accepted for publication in Ecology!

October 2014: Former MS student Katie Smith's thesis research is published.

May 2014: Congratulations to MS graduates Dana Sanders, Chris Wojan, and Liberty Hightower!