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Thomas E. Lacher Jr.

Lacher Jr., Thomas E.
Thomas E. Lacher Jr.
254 WFES
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

Recent Publications

Gomez-Ruiz, EP and TE Lacher Jr. (2019) Climate change, range shifts, and the disruption of a pollinator-plant complex, Scientific Reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-50059-6.

Bernard, Enrico, Fernanda Silva de Barros, Victoria Edna Fernandes Felix and Thomas E. Lacher Jr. (2019) What threatens Brazilian endangered species and how they are Red-Listed, bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/711242.

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.

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.