©2018 by Fletcher Lab

Our Lab

Ellen Robertson

Postdoctoral Associate

Ellen 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 her postdoc, Ellen is focusing on tipping points for the survival of the endangered Florida Snail Kite, as well as advancing temporal perspectives on connectivity.

Gavin Jones

Postdoctoral Associate

Gavin received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. As part of his postdoc, Gavin is spearheading work to understand the potential land-use effects of  bioenergy alternatives on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Luke McEachron

Ph.D. Candidate

Luke received his M.S. from the Florida State University. Luke is interested in applying spatial ecology concepts to marine systems and marine conservation planning. He is also a scientist with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Jessica Hightower

Ph.D. Candidate

Jessica received her M.S. from the University of Central Florida. She is studying bird community dynamics, habitat fragmentation, and matrix effects in Borneo.

Caroline Poli

Ph.D. Candidate

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

Haqiq Rahmani

Ph.D. Student

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. Student

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.

Maggie Jones

Ph.D. Student

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

M.S. Student

Meghan received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island. She is interested in the conservation of birds, with a focus on fitness-preference habitat relationships in the American kestrel.

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.

Luke McEachron

Ph.D. Candidate

Luke received his M.S. from the Florida State University. Luke is interested in applying spatial ecology concepts to marine systems and marine conservation planning. He is also a scientist with Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Friederike Potash

Project Manager

Friederike received her M.S. from the University of Copenhagen. 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.