I enjoy actively involving and educating developing scientists in wildlife ecology and biology. My teaching approach integrates hands on experiences in the field and laboratory with interactive lectures and readings from peer-reviewed literature. I currently instruct two courses on campus: 1) Wildlife Techniques (FWE 561) and 2) the ecology section of General Biology (BIO 152).
Wildlife Techniques is an advanced undergraduate course for wildlife majors that surveys of the techniques and methodologies that wildlife biologists use to conduct research, and make management decisions. The course is organized with a week-by-week approach, highlighting both traditional and “cutting-edge” techniques used to study free-ranging animal populations. An emphasis is placed on pairing hands-on activities in the field with data organization and summary in the laboratory. For me, it has been an honor helping to carry our department’s long tradition of instructing Wildlife Techniques, a course that was originally offered by Aldo Leopold in the 1940s. For more information on our course project at the UW Lakeshore Nature preserve, click here.
General Biology (Ecology Section) is a large (300+ students per section) introductory course for biology majors. I instruct the Ecology section of the course. Although the vast majority of students enrolled in General Biology are not interested in an “ecology track”, I’m always delighted to see undergraduates sorting through the various biology discipline awakened to how fascinating ecological systems are — I’m particularly enthused when some of those students end up pursuing an ecology-related major on campus.
Gudex-Cross, D., L. Zhu, S.R. Keyser, B. Zuckerberg, J.N. Pauli and V.C. Radeloff. In press. Winter conditions structure extratropical patterns of species richness of amphibians, birds, and mammals globally.
Scott, A.M., J.H. Gilbert, and J.N. Pauli. In press. Population and community responses of small mammals to single-tree selection harvest in Laurentian hardwood forests. American Midland Naturalist.
Bougie, T.A., M.Z. Peery, C.N. Lapin, J.E. Woodford, and J.N. Pauli. In press. Not all management is equal: a comparison of methods to increase wood turtle population viability. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Barceló, G., P.L. Perrig, P Dharampal, E. Donadio, S.A. Steffan, and J.N. Pauli. In press. More than just meat: Carcass decomposition shapes trophic identities in a terrestrial vertebrate. Functional Ecology.
Monk, J.D., J.A. Smith, E. Donadio, P.L. Perrig, R.D. Crego, M. Fileni, O.R. Bidder, S.A. Lambertucci, J.N. Pauli, O.J. Schmitz, and A.D. Middleton. In press. Cascading effects of a disease outbreak in a remote protected area. Ecology Letters.
Wilson, E.C., B. Zuckerberg, M.Z. Peery and J.N. Pauli. In press. Experimental repatriation of snowshoe hares along a southern range boundary reveals historical community interactions. Ecological Monographs.
Pauli, J.N., P.J. Manlick, J.M. Tucker, G.B. Smith, P.G. Jensen, and J.T. Fisher. In press. Niche compression and competitive overlap between martens and fishers: a rangewide perspective and synthesis. Mammal Review.
Rodriguez Curras, M., E. Donadio, A.D. Middleton, and J.N. Pauli. In press. Carnivore niche partitioning in a human landscape. American Naturalist.
Sultaire, S.M., J.M. Humphreys, B. Zuckerberg, J.N. Pauli, and G.J. Roloff. In press. Spatial variation in bioclimatic relationships for a snow-adapted species along a discontinuous southern range boundary. Journal of Biogeography.
Smith, G.B., J.M. Tucker, and J.N. Pauli. In press. Habitat and drought influence the diet of an unexpected mycophagist: fishers in the Sierra Nevada, California. Journal of Mammalogy.
Scott, A.M., J.H. Gilbert, and J.N. Pauli. In press. Small mammal dynamics in snow-covered forests. Journal of Mammalogy.
Pauli, J.N., S.D. Newsome, J.A. Cook, C. Harrod, S.A. Steffan, C.J.O. Baker, M. Ben-David, D. Bloom, G.J. Bowen, T.E. Cerling, C. Cicero, C. Cook, M. Dohm, P.S. Dharampal, G. Graves, R. Gropp, K.A. Hobson, C. Jordan, B. MacFadden, S. Pilaar Birch, J. Poelen, S. Ratnasighnam, L. Russell, C.A. Stricker, M.D. Uhen, C.T. Yarnes, and B. Hayden. 2017. Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114: 2997-3001.