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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  

The Dynamic Life at Bradley Lab of Conservation  

Latest News

 Tyler McMahon successfully defended his Thesis - Congratulations Tyler! 

Brianna Cook was first in the Tri-Beta conference 2024

Brianna Cook and Tyler were first in ISAS conference 2024

Ashley De Anda and Emily Hernandez were second and third in ISAS  (2024)

Anant won The Friends of Nachusa and Faculty Scholarship Award Grant (2024)

Anant published on decolonizing Bird Knowledge (2024)

Anant was Awarded Student Engagement Award (2023)

Tyler McMahon, Matthew Slikas, Elodie and Anant published on Snake Venom

Anant published on TEK (2023)

Bri and Harri won research grant from Tri-Beta 2023

Bri won 3rd Best Presentation at Tri-Beta 2023

Tyler McMahon won best poster at Tri-Beta 2023

Bri, Anna, Sophia, Emily, Harri won Bjorklund Grant 2023 and 2024

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

Anant was interviewed by Chicago Tribune (2022)

Anant was interviewed by NPR (2022)

Anant was interviewed by PBS  (2022)

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