Lab Members


Bill Fagan

Professor, Biology


Lab Manager and Research Scientist


Post-doctoral Researchers


Graduate Students


Undergraduate Researchers

    Many undergraduates are currently working on projects in my lab. Current efforts include projects in which we build mathematical models of species interactions, build models of plant growth, build datasets on the characteristics of microbial species that live on human skin, and build datasets on animal movement. More details on current opportunities are available here (where here is a link to http://www.clfs.umd.edu/biology/faganlab/opportunities.html ) If you are interested in working in the lab, please email a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a short note about your interests to Dr. Fagan. Applications for internships are considered on an ongoing basis.

High School Interns

    If you are interested in working in the lab, please email a resume, an unofficial transcript, and a short note about your interests to Dr. Fagan. Applications for summer internships will be considered starting in January of each year.

Former Lab Members

Links

Recent Publications*

  • Fleming, C.H., J.M. Calabrese, T. Mueller, K.A. Olson, P. Leimgruber, and W.F. Fagan. 2014. From fine-scale foraging to home ranges: A semi-variance approach to identifying movement modes across spatiotemporal scales. American Naturalist. E154-E167.
  • Mueller, T., R. O'Hara, R. Urbanek, S. Converse, and W. F. Fagan. 2013. Social learning and migratory performance. Science. 341: 999-1002. (Cover Article)
  • Fagan, W.F., M. A. Lewis, M. Auger-Méthé, T. Avgar, S. Benhamou, G. Breed, L. LaDage, U. Schlägel, W. Tang, Y. Papastamatiou, J. Forester, and T. Mueller. 2013. Spatial memory and animal movement. Ecology Letters. 16: 1316-1329.
  • Fagan, W.F., Y. Pearson, E. Larsen, J.B. Turner, H.J. Lynch, H.Staver, J. Turner, A. E. Noble, S. Bewick, and E. Goldberg. 2013. Phylogenetic prediction of the maximum per capita rate of population growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B. 280: 20130523
  • Berbert, J.M., and W.F. Fagan. 2012. How the interplay between individual spatial memory and landscape persistence can generate population distribution patterns. Ecological Complexity. 12: 1-12.
  • Lynch, HJ, R Naveen, PN Trathan, WF Fagan. 2012. Spatially integrated assessment reveals widespread changes in penguin populations on the Antarctic Peninsula. Ecology 93:1367-1377.

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For information on lab research areas, go here.

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