Screen Shot 2018-07-23 at 7.47.47 PM.pngHello and welcome to the website for Dr. Tim O’Connell’s lab in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University.

Applying principles of landscape ecology to advance conservation of native wildlife.

How do populations of wildlife species –– in particular those of non-game birds –– persist across human-dominated landscapes where they face habitat loss and fragmentation, degradation from unsuitable management, mortality from collisions with human structures, and an increasing frequency of weather extremes?

Come help us find out.

For a quick (well, not so quick) window into what our lab is about and what makes me tick, here’s a conversation I had with Casey Hentges from Oklahoma Gardening. They even quizzed me on bird calls and cartooned me.