Urban Ecology

For the first time in human history, people living in cities now dominate the world’s population. Urbanization has significant effects on global biodiversity through increased demands for natural resources, landscape modifications, and habitat alterations. As urbanization and its consequences for biodiversity accelerate, understanding the nexus between ecology, social science, and urban planning is more important than ever. I work to understand how urban environments – both the physical and social –  shape species distributions, populations, communities, and behaviors. Through my research, I hope to better understand fundamental ecological processes in urban ecosystems that can be applied to future urban planning and help conserve biological diversity in cities.

Associated Publications

Gallo, T.*, M. Fidino*, E.W. Lehrer, S. Magle. 2019. Urbanization alters predator-avoidance behaviours. Journal of Animal Ecology. PDF  *Both authors contributed equally

Potratz, E., J.S. Brown, T. Gallo, C. Anchor, R.M Santymire. 2019. Effects of demography and urbanization on stress and body condition of urban white-tailed deer. Urban Ecosystems. PDF

Magle, S.B., M. Fidino, E.W. Lehrer, T. Gallo, M.P. Mulligan, M.J. Ríos, A.A. Ahlers, J. Angstmann, A. Belaire, B. Dugelby, A. Gramza, L. Hartley, B. MacDougall, T. Ryan, C. Salsbury, H. Sander, C. Schell, K. Simon, D. Drake. 2019. Advancing urban wildlife research through a multi-city collaboration. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. PDF

Gallo, T. and M. Fidino. 2018. Insight: Making wildlife welcome in urban areas. eLife 7:e41348. PDF

Gallo, T., E.W. Lehrer, M. Fidino, R.J. Kilgour, P.J. Wolff, S. Magle. 2018. Need for multiscale planning for conservation of urban bats. Conservation Biology. 32:638-647. PDF

Gallo, T., M. Fidino, E.W. Lehrer, S. Magle. 2017. Mammal diversity and metacommunity dynamics in urban green spaces: implications for urban wildlife conservation. Ecological Applications. 27:2330–2341. PDF

Miller, A., E. Goad, T. Gallo, L. Pejchar, L. Bailey, S. Reed. 2017. The impact of exurban housing density on wintering birds. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 129:85-97. PDF

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