Fletcher bio


Current Positions

Associate Professor of Landscape Ecology

Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Affiliate Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

Affiliate Professor, Center of Latin American Studies

Professional Training

2013-present. Associate Professor. University of Florida.

2007-2013. Assistant Professor. University of Florida.

2006-2007. Research Assistant Professor. University of Montana.

2003-2005. Postdoctoral Associate. University of Montana.

2003. Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (minor: Statistics), Iowa State University.

1996. B.A. in Environmental, Population, and Organismal Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder.

Research Interests

Landscape and spatial ecology

Habitat and resource selection by animals

Spatial demography


Animal behavior and its influence at large scales

Predicting species distributions

Habitat fragmentation and connectivity

Biodiversity conservation under land-use and other environmental change

Quantitative ecology

Recovery of imperiled species

Selected Awards

2008, 2009, 2011, 2013. Graduate Faculty of the Year. Voted by graduate students in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department.

2011. Excellence Award for Assistant Professors. University of Florida.

2011. Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award. IFAS/University of Florida.

2009. Undergraduate Faculty of the Year. Voted by undergraduate students in the Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Department.

2006. Elective Member for the American Ornithologists' Union.

2001. Best Student Poster Award. North-central Section-The Wildlife Society.

2000. Best Student Presentation Award. The Wildlife Society.

Selected Service Activities

Editorial board member for Ecography (Impact Factor: 5.12; Ranked 4th among biodiversity conservation journals in impact factors)

Editorial board member for Ibis: An international journal of avian science (Impact Factor: 2.43; Ranked 1st among ornithology journals in impact factors)

Chair of the Research and Education Advisory Committee to the Ordway-Swisher Biological Station

Council Member for the IGERT Spatial Quantitative Ecology, Evolution, and Environment Program

Member of the UF/IFAS Faculty Research Advisory Group

Co-Advisor to the Florida Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Recent Support

National Council for Science and the Environment

National Park Service

National Science Foundation

National Wildlife Federation

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Geological Survey