open search

Menu

close window
close window
close window

Dr. Justin Compton

Instructor of Wildlife Conservation and Management

Dr. Justin Compton

Justin Compton

Dr. Justin Compton is an educator and ecologist with a passion for working with students in the classroom and in the field. He holds a B.S. in Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology from U.C. Davis, a M.S. in Ecology from Michigan Technological University, and a PH.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from The Pennsylvania State University. 

His teaching and research experiences have focused on the integration of environmental and biological sciences. This multidisciplinary focus has helped him develop and hone collaborative teaching and research skills toward cultivating sustainable relationships between humans and the environment.

As an ecologist, he is interested in the dynamics and fate of animal populations, communities, and ecosystems. His research focuses on quantifying the functional role of primarily terrestrial animals in ecosystems, and using that knowledge to guide management of both species and ecosystems in the face of change. He addresses these themes by combining empirical (i.e., experiments) and theoretical (i.e., spatially-explicit modeling) approaches in order to link dynamic patterns and processes.