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Maile Neel

Post-doctoral Research Associate


Maile Neel worked as a post-doc in the Landscape Ecology Lab at the University of Massachusetts between 2001-2002, where she studied the theoretical behavior of landscape metrics. She earned her PhD from the Department of Botony at the University of California Riverside in 2000, where she studied the structure of diversity: implications for reserve design. She received her MA from the Department of Botony at the University of California Santa Barbara in 1994, where she studied morphological and allozyme variation in the cactus Echinocereus engelmannii var. munzii. She received her BS from the Department of Environmental Biology and Conservation at Humboldt State University in 1985. She is currently an associate professor in the Department of ???? at the University of Maryland, College Park.

During her post-doc, Maile worked with Dr. McGarigal and graduate student Sam Cushman to evaluate the theoretical behavior of landscape metrics along neutral landscape structure gradients. Her work resulted in the following publication:

Neel, M. C., K. McGarigal, and S. A. Cushman. 2004. Behavior of class-level landscape metrics across gradients of class aggregation and area. Landscape Ecology 19:435-455. (pdf)

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Kevin McGarigal
Department of Environmental Conservation
University of Massachusetts
304 Holdsworth Natural Resources Center
Box 34210, Amherst, MA 01003
Fax: (413) 545-4358; Phone: (413) 577-0655

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