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Jonathon J. Valente PhD

Assistant Unit Leader
Alabama Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
U.S. Geological Survey


Assistant Professor
College of Forestry, Wildlife, and the Environment
Auburn University

I am a research ecologist and statistician who uses advanced quantitative tools to answer questions at the intersection of fundamental ecology and applied conservation. My research aims to understand the factors impacting the distributions and population dynamics for individual species and whole communities, then use that information to identify populations of conservation concern and ultimately develop effective conservation and management actions. I am the Assistant Unit Leader of the Alabama Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, which means I am a federal scientist stationed at Auburn University. I also have a faculty appointment in the College of Forestry, Wildlife, and the Environment at Auburn, through which I teach and advise graduate students.