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Research Staff

Elizabeth Stevenson

Faculty Research Assistant
Research Staff
Elizabeth Stevenson
Faculty Research Assistant
Appalachian Laboratory

Bio

Beth is a Faculty Research Assistant in the Wildlife Conservation and Ecology Lab at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Appalachian Lab. She is broadly interested in using analytical approaches related to wildlife space use and population ecology to inform solutions for conservation and management, especially related to mammalian species. Beth's current research under Dr. J Edward Gates primarily focuses on bat population changes mediated by disease, characterizing the microclimate of abandoned railroad tunnels used by bats in Appalachian Maryland, and summer roost site selection of the federally threatened northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis). Beth holds a BSc in Ecology from University of Maryland and an Msc in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology from North Carolina State University. She worked as a Mammalogist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission before moving to western Maryland.

Areas of Expertise

  • Applied wildlife ecology - bats, carnivores, and other mammals
  • Wildlife management
  • Population biology
  • Spatial ecology

Education

  • North Carolina State University, 2016, M.S. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Ecology
  • University of Maryland, 2013, B.S. Ecology and Evolution