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Jared Stabach, Ph.D.

Research Ecologist
B.S., Providence College; M.S., Rhode Island; Ph.D., Colorado State

Jared Stabach is a research ecologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Inistute's Conservation Ecology Center. Stabach’s research focuses on the effects of natural and anthropogenic disturbance on the movements and habitat use of terrestrial mammals. His work combines the inclusion of remotely sensed and field data-derived variables, incorporated in a geographic information system, to relate to the movements of mammals tracked with GPS units to address applied research questions. He is working with Peter Leimgruber and Melissa Songer on the re-introduction of scimitar-horned oryx to the Ouadi Rimé-Ouadi Achim Game Reserve in Chad.

Stabach's dissertation work focused on the movements, resource use, and hormonal stress levels of white-bearded wildebeest -- the dominant herbivore across grassland savannas in eastern and southern Africa.
Stabach received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in 1997. In 2005, he earned his Master of Science in environmental science from the University of Rhode Island where he studied the space use of Matschie’s tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea. He earned his doctorate in ecology from Colorado State University in 2015.