Our Lab


Josh Cullen

Postdoctoral Associate

Josh received her B.S. degree from Furman University and her M.S. degree from the University of Maine and her Ph.D in the Fletcher Lab. As part of his postdoc, Josh is advancing spatial models for movement ecology and conservation. Josh is co-advised with Denis Valle.


Katie Pisarello

Postdoctoral Associate

Katie received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. As part of her postdoc, Katie is spearheading work to understand the potential land-use effects of  bioenergy alternatives on  ecosystem services.


Savannah Troy

Ph.D. Student

Savannah received her BS degree from the University of Texas. She is interested in landscape ecology and conservation, with an eye toward problems of community connectivity.


Aleks Cison

Project Manager

Aleks received her BS degree from Eckerd College. She is managing a NSF project on the role of the matrix for populations and communities.


Rob Fletcher

Professor and Leader of the Lab

Rob is a member of the Wildlife Ecology & Conservation Department (WEC) and is affiliated with the School of Natural Resources and the Environment (SNRE). He is a big fan of critical thinking and integrating diverse perspectives into ecology, conservation, and management.


Alfredo Gonzalez

MS Student

Alfredo received his BS degree from Florida State University. He is focusing on identifying sources of failure and mortality in the endangered snail kite.

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Caroline Poli

Postdoctoral Associate

Caroline received her M.S. from Clemson University and Ph.D. from UF. She is interested in  movement ecology and its applications to conservation of the endangered snail kite.


Haqiq Rahmani

Ph.D. Candidate

Haqiq received his M.S. from Leeds University. He is working in collaboration with WCS on spatial conservation planning for the snow leopard.


Thomas Smith

Ph.D. Candidate

Thomas received his M.S. from the University of Hawaii. He is interested in the role of the matrix for populations and communities. Thomas is co-advised with Emilio Bruna.

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Maggie Jones

Ph.D. Candidate

Maggie received her M.S. from Iowa State University. She is interested in  the role of large herbivores on the trophic ecology of plants and animals in African savannas. Maggie is co-advised with Bob McCleery.


Muzi Sibiya

Ph.D. Student

Muzi received his M.S. from the University of Eswatini. He is interested in land-use change and avian communities.


Meghan Beatty

Ph.D. Student

Meghan received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island and a MS from UF.  She is interested in the spatial ecology and conservation of birds, with a focus on forecasting spatial population dynamics.

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Brian Jeffery

Project Manager and Ph.D. Student

Brian received his M.S. from the University of Florida. He is managing our research and monitoring on the endangered snail kite. For his dissertation, he is investigating the role of climate change on bird populations and communties.