Laura Prugh

Laura Prugh

Assistant Professor
Quantitative multi-species conservation and management; wildlife community ecology; conservation of endangered species and fragmented populations; human-wildlife interactions; noninvasive genetics; predator-prey interactions

Office: Winkenwerder 204
Phone: 206-543-1588 
Email: lprugh@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): WILDLIFE SCIENCE

B.A. Biology, Earlham College, 1996
Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, University of British Columbia, 2005

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 150 Wildlife in the Modern World (5)Autumn
ESRM 351 Wildlife Research Techniques (5)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
Animals on the move: Remotely based determination of key drivers influencing movements and habitat selection of highly mobile fauna throughout the ABoVE study domain
Assessing Alpine Ecosystem Productivity to Environmental Change using Dall Sheep as an Iconic Indicator Species
Collaborative Research: Interactive Effects of Climate Change, Ecosystem Engineering, and Tropic Interactions on Grassland Community Dynamics
Impacts of Tour Boat Shore Excursions on Terrestrial Wildlife Glacier Bay National Park
Population dynamics of forest carnivores in Denali
Recent Publications:
Keinath, D, Doak, D, Hodges, K, Fagan, W, Prugh, L, Sekercioglu, C, Butchart, S, Kauffman, M. 2016. A global analysis of species sensitivity to habitat disturbance. Global Ecology and Biogeography DOI: 10.1111/geb.12509.
Pozzanghera, C, K Sivy, M Lindberg, L Prugh. 2016. Variable effects of snow conditions across boreal mesocarnivore species. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 697-705.
Borg, B, S Brainerd, T Meier, LR Prugh. 2015. Impacts of breeder loss on social structure, reproduction and population growth in a social canid. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 177-187.
Gurney, C. M., L. R. Prugh, and J. S. Brashares. 2015. Restoration of native plants is reduced by rodent-caused soil disturbance and seed removal. Rangeland Ecology & Management 68: 359-366.
Prugh, LR and SM Arthur. 2015. Optimal predator management for mountain sheep conservation depends on the strength of mesopredator release. Oikos 124: 1241-1250.
Bean, WT, LR Prugh, R Stafford, HS Butterfield, M Westfall, JS Brashares. 2014. Species distribution models of an endangered rodent offer incomplete measures of habitat quality at multiple scales. Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 1116-1125.
Endicott, RL, LR Prugh, JS Brashares. 2014. Surplus killing by endangered San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) is linked to a local population decline of endangered giant kangaroo rats (Dipodomys ingens). Southwestern Naturalist 59: 110-115.
Prugh, LR and CD Golden. 2014. Does moonlight increase predation risk? Meta-analysis reveals divergent responses of nocturnal mammals to lunar cycles. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 504-514.
McCune, JL, WL Harrower, S Avery-Gomm, JM Brogan, A Csergo, LN Davidson, A Garani, LR Halpin, LP Lipsen, C Lee, JC Nelson, LR Prugh, C Stinson, CK Whitney, J Whitton. 2013. Threats to Canadian species at risk: an analysis of finalized recovery strategies. Biological Conservation 166: 254-265.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Research Group