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Bradley University Lab of Conservation
(Deshwal Lab)

We use quantitative field ecological methods to find solutions to effective wildlife conservation in an era of rapid urbanization and climate change

Our Research Approach

Deshwal Lab studies wildlife behavior, inter-species interactions and the response of wildlife communities to anthropogenic disturbances and climate change. 

Our research aims at establishing the mechanism behind the decline in wildlife populations to develop effective conservation tools. Thus, we work in prairies, urban, peri-urban, temperate deciduous forests using wide variety of tools such as Camera traps, Automated Recording Units, Telemetry, Satellite imagery. Our lab takes pride in using the latest gizmos and toys to explore our natural world.

We believe that conservation needs a holistic approach and thus along with rigorous scientific methods we also aim to integrate Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in mainstream ecological research. TEK celebrates the knowledge of indigenous communities and works with them to develop a grassroots level conservation plan. 

The Dynamic Life at Bradley Lab of Conservation  

Latest News

Em De Blas Presented at Wildlife Prairie Park (2023)

Anant was Awarded Student Engagement Award (2023)

Anant was interviewed by Chicago Tribune (2022)

Anant was interviewed by Sirius XM (2022)

Anant was interviewed by NPR (2022)

Anant was interviewed by PBS  (2022)

Anant was Awarded Research Grant by The Nature Conservancy (2022)

Matthew Slikas and Olivia Smith won Bjorklund Grant 2023

Annalee Anderson won Best Speed Talk Presentation at SCCSY- NY 2022

Em De Blas, Abbey McComb, Matthew Slikas, and Jill Palmer won Bjorklund Grant 2022

Tyler McMahon, Annalee Anderson, Olivia Smith, and Else Hayes won Bjorklund Grant 2022

Annalee Anderson won Best Presentation at ISAS 2022

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