Welcome to the Beasley Wildlife Lab. Research in our lab is focused on addressing both theoretical and applied questions in wildlife ecology and management. In particular, much of our research is interdisciplinary in nature and uses a combination of field and laboratory approaches to develop science-based solutions to facilitate the management and conservation of wildlife populations. Although much of our research is focused on carnivores, we work on a diversity of other taxa including birds, wild pigs, small mammals, and invertebrates, within the general framework of the following major themes:

  1. Effects of anthropogenic perturbations to ecosystems (e.g., habitat fragmentation, urbanization, environmental contamination) on the movement behavior, population dynamics, and health of wildlife
  2. Carnivore ecology and management
  3. Wild pig ecology and management
  4. Scavenging ecology
  5. Ecology and management of infectious diseases
  6. Human-wildlife conflict resolution

Please see the individual project pages (under the research tab above) for additional details about these and some of our other current projects. If you are interested in joining my lab as a graduate student I encourage you to view the application materials and admission requirements on the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources webpage and contact me by email at beasley@srel.uga.edu.
 


Wild pig research crew


Remote camera monitoring of vertebrate scavengers


Sarah with an anesthetized wild pig


Aging an anesthetized bobcat


Wildlife studies in the Chernobyl exclusion zone


Chernobyl wolf


Amanda attaching satellite transmitter to a vulture


Anesthetizing a wild pig


contaminant studies in vultures


Working up an anesthetized coyote


Bobcat visiting a scent station


Coyote scavenging studies


Coyote trapping