University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Laura Farwell

Postdoctoral Research Associate

(608) 890-3160

126 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


2018: Ph.D. Forest Resources/Wildlife and Fisheries Management, West Virginia University
2011: M.S. Forest Resources, University of Washington
2009: B.S. Environmental Science and Resource Management, University of Washington
1999: B.A. Political Science with minor in International Studies, University of Washington

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research interests

I am broadly interested in impacts of human-induced global change on species distributions and interactions. My research focuses on shifting avian community dynamics following anthropogenic land use change (e.g., urbanization, energy development). I am currently interested in expanding the use of satellite remote sensing for monitoring biodiversity in the face of rapid global change.

Personal interests

When I’m not in front of a computer I love getting outside with my husband and two sons. Other interests include gardening, linguistics, science fiction, and taco trucks.

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