Greg A Breed -
907-474-1835 | gabreed -replace- alaska.edu
Institute of Actic Biology
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775
Ecology and behaviour of
animals in space and
My research focuses on the effects of an animal's
behaviour, movement, and dispersal on population dynamics and
ecological interactions. In practice, I spend a great deal of time trying to
understand how and why animals, from individuals to populations,
move. Movement is how animals interact with space and time as
they seek to exploit heterogeneously distributed resources while
minimizing risk. It is a multidimensional time-series process, and creates interesting and difficult applied
and theoretical ecological problems. I balance the development of new analytical and theoretical approaches with
empirical observations and manipulative experiments to address these
problems. Most of my work is on marine species and ecosystems and I
work to both understand and conserve. However, I have always had favorite taxa in the
terrestrial world, so along with my marine ecology work, I have lines
of work on insects and terrestrial vertebrates.
In August 2014, I moved to the University of Alaska where I have started as Assistant Professor of Quantitative Ecology. I will be revising this page in the coming weeks to provide more details and student opportunities.
Marine ecosystem structure & function, marine animal movement
and ecology, and marine conservation.
Butterfly ecology, movement, and dispersal. New lines of work on
elk, caribou, and polar bears are now getting underway.
R, matlab, and WinBUGS scripts used in my published work
Some places I like to visit on the internet
Last update August 2014