Tom Gehring
Professor
Department of Biology
Institute for Great Lakes Research
Mammalogy, Wildlife & Landscape Ecology
Biosciences 2402
989-774-2484


Dr. Gehring is a professor of Biology at Central Michigan University

Education

  • Ph.D., (Wildlife Ecology), Purdue University, 2000
  • M.S., (Natural Resources-Wildlife Ecology), University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 1996
  • B.S., (Biology-Ecology), University of Wisonsin-Stevens Point, 1992

Teaching Areas

  • Ecology
  • Mammalogy
  • Wildlife Ecology & Management
  • Landscape Ecology

Research Fields

Wildlife & Conservation Biology

Current Research Projects

My lab focuses on developing and testing conservation strategies for wildlife species at the population, community and landscape levels. We incorporate field-based studies with spatial analysis within GIS platforms. We have studied non-lethal management tools for carnivores in agricultural landscapes, impacts of highways on wildlife, spatial ecology of carnivores and birds, and avian influenza virus at migratory stopover sites. We are currently assessing the impacts of mute swans in wetlands, dispersal corridors for Andean bears in Venezuela, dunlin stopover ecology, and communication networks in bobcat populations.