Carson Keller

Credentials: PhD Student - Orrock lab

I am looking to explore how different types of invasive species alter small mammal risk mitigating behaviors, trophic interactions, and community structure. Invasive species have been demonstrated to dramatically alter ecosystems and trophic interactions through the displacement of native species and creation of novel habitat. Investigating the behavioral and trophic consequences of these changes on small mammals may help us to understand the full impact that invasions have on ecosystems. If small mammals respond with predictable suites of behaviors across different types of biological invasions, it may help us to better determine how ecosystems and the organisms within them may respond to future invasions.