- Undergraduate Education
- B.S., Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
- Graduate Education
- Ph.D., Department of Biological Sciences, Section of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, University of Pittsburgh
- Vice Chancellor's Award in Exellence - International Involvement, January 2017
- Courses Taught
- WFSC 304 – Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
- WFSC 401 – Mammalogy
- WFSC 300/450/451 – Dominica Study Abroad: Tropical and Field Biology
Lacher, Thomas E. Jr., Ana D. Davidson, Theodore H. Fleming, Emma P. Gomez-Ruiz, Gary F. McCracken, Norman Owen-Smith, Carlos A. Peres and Stephen B. Vander Wall. (2019) The functional roles of mammals in ecosystems, Journal of Mammalogy, https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyy183.
Rogan, Jordan, Thomas Lacher. (2018) Impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on terrestrial biodiversity, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, 1-18.
RPY Kinnerley, R., T. E. Lacher, Jr., V. C. Mason, S. D. McCay, N. S. Roach, P. J. Stephenson, M. Superina. (2018) Conservation Priorities and Action for the Orders Cingulata, Pilosa, Afrosoricida, Macroscelidea, Scandentia, Dermoptera, and Eulipotyphla, Handbook of the Mammals of the World Vol. 8: Insectivores, Sloths and Colugos, 15-29.
Neam, K. D. and Lacher, T. E. (2018), Multi-scale effects of habitat structure and landscape context on a vertebrate with limited dispersal ability (the brown-throated sloth, Bradypus variegatus). Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12540
Lacher, Thomas E. and Craig Hilton-Taylor. (2018) The IUCN Red List: assessing extinction risk in the Anthropocene, The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene 3:333-339.
About the Lab
Our Biodiversity Assessment & Monitoring Lab interests include conservation biology, tropical ecology, the IUCN Global Assessments, conservation planning, and the assessment and monitoring of patterns and trends in biodiversity. Under this broad umbrella, the interests of past and current students is diverse. We have conducted research focused on mammals, birds, amphibians, and people, with an underlying emphasis on conservation, in all of its diversity and complexity.