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Justin Compton Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences (Faculty)
Primary Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Justin Compton is an Assistant Professor of Natural Sciences at Mount Ida College. Dr. Compton is a wildlife ecologist interested in the dynamics and fate of animal populations, communities, and ecosystems. Broadly, his research is focused on: (1) community dynamics and animal-plant interactions through large-scale and long-term ecological studies, (2) animal population responses to dynamic landscapes, (3) spatially-distributed (GIS-based) ecological services and species-interaction modeling, (4) social-ecological systems involving land use practices, resilience, adaptability, sustainability, and conservation, and (5) zoonotic diseases dynamics as influenced by local, regional, and global dynamics. Justin addresses these themes by combining empirical (i.e., experiments) and theoretical (i.e., spatially-explicit modeling) approaches in order to link dynamic patterns and processes. Justin has a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Penn State University, a M.S. in Biology from Michigan Technological University, and a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis.
Dr. Compton is a Certified Wildlife Biologist®
Massachusetts State Agencies
- School of Arts and Sciences