Jake Ferguson

Post-doctoral Researcher

I am contributing to the development of long-term monitoring surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of pesticide treatments for the control of zebra mussels in newly infested Minnesota lakes. My scientific interests are broadly focused on understanding how data collected by applied ecologists reflect the underlying processes of ecological systems. In the recent past, I have worked on estimating the effects of environmental variables on animal populations, new methods to determine the consumption rates of predators and their prey, and estimating individual effects of disease when scientists can only make population-level measurements. I have been fortunate to work and learn about a number of cool ecological systems across the world from bull trout in Montana and forests in Thailand . 

Jake Ferguson