Marci Meixler

Post-doctoral Researcher


My research focus over the last dozen years has been the application of GIS for large- and small-scale study in the areas of spatial ecology, environmental and socio-economic decision-making, land use and community planning, and engineering. In the past, my work has helped to address issues related to biodiversity prediction, water quality evaluation, wetland conservation and watershed threat assessment. I am currently working with Thomas Mueller to study the movement of gazelles in Mongolia and hornbills in Africa using GIS modeling techniques and statistical analysis. I will also be working with Heather Lynch to map penguins in Antarctica. Aside from this position at the University of Maryland, I currently hold a visiting professor position at Rutgers University and an instructorship at the American Museum of Natural History.


  • Meixler, M. S. and M. B. Bain. (in press). Predicting ecological outcomes of stream creation using fish community attributes. Ecological Engineering.
  • Meixler, M. S. 2011. Application of the target fish community model to an urban river system. Journal of Environmental Management 92: 1138-1147.
  • Meixler, M. S. and M. B. Bain. 2010. Landscape scale assessment of stream channel and riparian habitat restoration needs. Landscape and Ecological Engineering 6(2): 235-245.
  • Meixler, M. S. and M. B. Bain. 2010. A water quality model for regional stream assessment and conservation targeting. Environmental Management 45(4): 868-880.
  • Meixler, M. S., M. B. Bain and M. T. Walter. 2009. Predicting barrier passage and habitat suitability for migratory fish species. Ecological Modelling 220(20): 2782-2791.
  • Singkran, N. and M. S. Meixler. 2008. Influences of habitat and land cover on fish distributions along a tributary to Lake Ontario, New York. Landscape Ecology 23(5): 539-551.
  • Bain, M. B., and M. S. Meixler. 2008. A target fish community to guide river restoration. River Research and Applications 24(4): 453-458.
  • Meixler, M. S. 2008. Cost analysis for sampling of Great Lakes coastal wetlands. Pages 172-191 in Burton et al., eds. Great Lakes coastal wetlands monitoring plan. Great Lakes Coastal Wetlands Consortium, Great Lakes Commission, Ann Arbor, MI.
  • Meixler, M. S., K. A. Arend and M. B. Bain. 2005. Fish community support in wetlands within protected embayments of Lake Ontario. Journal of Great Lakes Research 31 (S1): 188-196.
  • Meixler, M. S. 1999. Regional setting. Pages 11-24 in Bain, M. B. and N. J. Stevenson, eds. Aquatic habitat assessment: Common methods. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.
  • Meixler, M. S. 1999. Waterbody identification. Pages 35-46 in Bain, M. B. and N. J. Stevenson, eds. Aquatic habitat assessment: Common methods. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, MD.

Marci Meixler


From the gallery

Adelie Penguin  Hybrid habitat in Mexico  Gazelle Calf in Mongolia  Katie clearing WVA pits for field work Evan with epentydactylus  sunset from antarctica