Greg A Breed - Assistant Professor

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Institute of Actic Biology
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775

Ecology and behaviour of animals in space and time

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.

Research in the Sea

Marine ecosystem structure & function, marine animal movement and ecology, and marine conservation.

Research in the Forest

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