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.
Publications since 2017 (See Dr. Jonathan Pauli’s CV for a complete list of publications.)
Kate A. McGinn, K.A., B. Zuckerberg, J.N. Pauli, C.J. Zulla, W.J. Berigan, Z.A. Wilkinson, J.M. Barry, J.J. Keane, R.J. Gutiérrez, and M.Z. Peery. in press. Older forests function as energetic and demographic refugia for a climate sensitive species. Oecologia.
Molina, F.J., J.A. Smith, E. Donadio, A.D. Middleton, J.N. Pauli, and J.R. Goheen. in press. Food limitation reduces risk avoidance by prey, but does not increase kill rates in a simple predator-prey system. Ecosphere.
Padró, J., F.H. Vargas, S. Lambertucci, P. Perrig, J.N. Pauli, A. Ortega, S. Kohn, J. Navarrete, S. Heredia, F. Narváez, D. Andrade, J. Chaves. in press. Demographic collapse threatens the long-term persistence of Andean condors in the northern Andes. Biological Conservation.
Kuntze, C.C., J.N. Pauli, C.J. Zulla, J.J. Keane, K.N. Roberts, B.P. Dotters, S.C. Sawyer and M.Z. Peery. in press. Landscape heterogeneity provides co-benefits to predator and prey. Ecological Applications.
Smith, M.M., J.D. Erb, and J.N. Pauli. in press. Reciprocated competition between two forest carnivores drives dietary specialization. Journal of Animal Ecology.
Smith, M.M., C.G. Knife, D. Eklund, B.Heeringa, J.N. Pauli. in press. Predicting and prioritizing genetic diversity outcomes of animal translocations. Conservation Science and Practice.
Peltier, T.R., S. Shiratsuru, B. Zuckerberg, M. Romanski, L. Potvin, A. Edwards, J.H. Gilbert, T. Aldred, A. Dassow, J.N. Pauli. in press. Phenotypic variation in the molt characteristics of a seasonal coat color changing species reveals limited resilience to climate change. Oecologia.
Clare, J.D.J., B. Zuckerberg, N. Liu, J.L. Stenglein, T.R. Van Deelen, J.N. Pauli, and P.A. Townsend. in press. A phenology of fear: investigating scale and seasonality in predator-prey games between wolves and white-tailed deer. Ecology.
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.