Primate and Avian Behavioral Ecology, Carnivore Ecology, Multiple Predator-Multiple Prey Interactions, Indirect Effects in Wildlife Management, Tropical Forest Restoration, Endangered Species Management
Principles of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (FiW 2114, Fall 2006-present, approximately 160 students/semester)
- 2007 Syllabus
- Course Improvement Ongoing: Transforming the 'Principles' of Fisheries and Wildlife Management to engage students in an active-learning, case-based exploration of fish and wildlife conservation in the global environment.
Foundations of Fisheries and Wildlife Population Ecology and Management (FiW 5984)
1998-2003 National Science Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellow
1999-2002 Environmental Protection Agency STAR Fellow
2000 Wildlife Conservation Society Research Fellow
1997-1998 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship for Excellence in Science
1997-1998 Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Mercury Seven Scholar
M.S. Assistantships Available on Multiple Predator-Multiple Prey Interactions in Madagascar
M.S Assistantship Available on Shorebird-Predator Interaction at Camp Lejeune, NC
Current Graduate Students:
Ongoing Research Activities:
Red Knot Project: Linking foraging and habitat ecology in the Delaware Bay and Coastal Virginia to population dynamics of birds and crabs throughout their range, 2004-present
Defense Coastal Estuarine Research Program: Understanding the Top-down and Bottom-up Influences on Shorebird Productivity, Survival, Habitat Use, Foraging Dynamics and Demography in Relation to Beach Management Practices on MCBCL.
Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium: Preliminary Mapping of Offshore Areas Suitable Wind Development in Virginia, with Identification of Excluded Areas to Avoid Potential Conflicts, and Mapping of Offshore Avian Habitats.
Behavioral and ecological interactions of fossa, raptors, and lemurs in southeastern Madagascar : A multiple-predator approach, 1999-present
Assessing and implementing ecological restoration of the Eastern Rainforest Corridor of Madagascar: Developing an Action Plan for Forest Restoration at Ambohilero, June 2005-present
Ecological and socio-economic requisites for restoration of biodiversity and sustained resource use in corridor eco-regions: Madagascar , March 2005-Present
Cohen, J., Karpanty, S.M., Catlin, D., Fraser, J., Fischer, R.A. In Press. Winter ecology of piping plovers at Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Waterbirds.
Karpanty, S.M. and Wright, P.C. 2007. Predation on lemurs in the rainforest of Madagascar by multiple predator species: Observations and Experiments. Pp. 77-99. In: Gursky, S.L. and Nekaris K.A.I. (eds.) Primates and their Predators, Springer, New York.
Karpanty, S.M., Fraser J.D., Berkson, J., Niles, L.J., Dey, A., and Smith, E.P. 2006. Horseshoe crab eggs determine red knot distribution in Delaware Bay habitats. Journal of Wildlife Management. 70(6): 1704-1710.
Karpanty, S.M. 2006. Direct and indirect impacts of raptor predation on lemurs in Southeastern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology, 27(1): 239-261.
Karpanty, S.M. and Grella, R.A. 2001. Lemur responses to diurnal raptor vocalizations in the eastern rainforests of Madagascar. Folia primatologica 72: 100-103.
Karpanty, S.M., and Goodman, S.M. 1999. Prey profile of the Madagascar Harrier-Hawk, Polyboroides radiatus, in southeastern Madagascar. J. Raptor Research 33(4): 313-316.
Sinsabaugh, R.L., Antibus, R.K., Jackson, C.R., Karpanty, S.M., and Franchini, P. 1997. A B-Sitosterol assay for fine root mass in soils. Soil Biol. Biochem. 29(1): 39-44.
Reports, Manuals, Popular Press
Karpanty, S.M., Dillaha, T., and Welch, C. 2007. Development of an action plan for restoration in Didy Forest, Ambohilero Region exploited by Latitude Timber Company. Prepared for USAID Madagascar, 42pp.
Karpanty, S.M., Fraser, J.D., Welch, C. 2005. Rapid assessment of damage and regeneration potential in Didy Forest exploited by Latitude Timber Company. Prepared for USAID Madagascar , 35pp.
Karpanty, S.M. 2003. Osprey Productivity on Long Island (1989-2000) and Connecticut (1985-1999): Trends for Concern on Long Island . Theodore Roosevelt Audubon Sanctuary, 26pp.
*Grella, R. and Karpanty, S.M. 2001. The Future of Our World's Primates: What is Your Vision? Odyssey Magazine , October.
*Grella R. and Karpanty S.M. 2001. Reforestation Laboratory Manual (English, Malagasy, Spanish translations) Copyright Aiza Biby®
Last updated January 8, 2008