Professor of Environmental Conservation
B.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1983
M.S., Oregon State University, 1988
Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1993
Dr. McGarigal’s overall professional goal, achieved through research, teaching, and outreach, is to improve our understanding of how landscapes are structured physically and biologically and the agents responsible for those patterns, how these patterns affect the distribution and dynamics of animal populations, how these patterns and processes change over time, and how to apply this information to better manage natural resources over multiple spatial and temporal scales. Accordingly, a major goal of his research program is to provide natural resource managers with information and tools that will enable them to become better stewards of healthy and sustainable ecosystems.