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Mark Hostetler, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation
215 Newins-Ziegler Hall

Mark has over ten years of experience in urban wildlife issues and landscape management, with a special emphasis on working with homeowners, developers, and policymakers on ways to manage and design residential developments for wildlife. In particular, he is developing educational programs that will help homeowners manage their yards and neighborhoods for wildlife. He has published in Landscape and Urban Planning, Urban Ecosystems, and has several book chapters on urban design and its effect on wildlife. Currently, Mark and his graduate students are working with several developers to establish wildlife management strategies in communities that are billed as “green” developments.

Mark's experience and research focus includes:
• The effects of urban landscape design on wildlife distributions from small to large scales
• Residential community design and management for wildlife
• Environmental education programs for residential communities