Shawn McCracken

Shawn McCracken, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

Office: TH 142
Phone: 361-825-3303
Website: https:/

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.


Terrestrial Ecology and Conservation