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Matt Fitzpatrick

Associate Professor
Matt Fitzpatrick
Associate Professor
Appalachian Laboratory

Areas of Expertise

  • Spatial modeling of biodiversity in response to global change
  • Biogeography and macroecology
  • Quantitative ecology
  • Modeling the spread of invasive species


  • University of Tennessee, 2008, Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • University of Montana, 2003, M.S., Environmental Science
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1997, B.S., Mechanical Engineering

Regularly Offered Courses

Graduate Program Foundation Areas

Lab News

Citizen scientist project recognized for tracking leaf changes on poplar trees

An Appalachian Laboratory project that engages citizen scientists to record observations of trees has been recognized by the White House for their efforts in collaborating with the public on climate change research.