Shawn McCracken

Shawn McCracken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: TH 142
Phone: 361-825-3303
Email: shawn.mccracken@tamucc.edu
Website: https:/www.mccrackenlab.com

Dr. McCrackens interests lie in the ecological and evolutionary responses to environmental change at community to ecosystem scales, directed at the development of management strategies and policy to preserve landscape biodiversity. A dominant theme in my research is identifying biodiversity loss, generation, and maintenance for species occupying unique ecological niches, with a focus on anthropogenic-driven biotic and abiotic environmental change effects. To investigate the drivers of biodiversity I employ a diverse toolkit of field-based ecological investigations, remote-sensing, geographic information systems, bioacoustics, ecophysiology, morphology, phylogenetics, and population genetics to enable better informed decisions on conservation and management practices.

Interests

Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation