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Research Interests

Factors affecting presence and abundance of bats and birds; improving statistical estimation methods in the case of false negative/false positive detections


  • Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology, University of Georgia


Matt Clement earned a PhD in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Georgia, with a dissertation focused on resource selection and density estimation of Rafinesque’s big-eared bats. He recently completed a post-doctoral position at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center where he worked on abundance estimation for Indiana bats, misidentification in acoustic surveys for bats, and the role of climate change in distributional shifts of breeding birds. These projects employed single-season false positive occupancy models and multi-season correlated detection occupancy models, among other methods. He recently accepted a new position as an ecologist for the Arizona Game & Fish Department.

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Matt Clement