Andy Lawrence


Andy Lawrence
Adviser: Scott Carleton

B.S. (Fisheries & Wildlife Biology) North Carolina State University

I am a PhD student in the Department of Biology and a research assistant with the USGS New Mexico Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University. My current research focuses on the impacts of energy development on an imperiled species, the Lesser Prairie-chicken.

As an aspiring wildlife ecologist, I am most interested in examining the driving forces behind a species’ decline or growth at multiple levels of biology. My primary interests in research employ a variety of ecological tools and spatial analyses to guide wildlife conservation and management. Specifically, I am interested in the relationship between anthropogenic disturbances and the behavioral, demographic, and physiological responses of wildlife.