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Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Mississippi State University

Marcus A. Lashley is an Assistant Professor specialized in wildlife-plant-disturbance interactions in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. Before transitioning into that position, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University for four years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry from Mississippi State University, a Master of Science Degree in Wildlife Science from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from North Carolina State University.

His research program is focused on intersecting Disturbance Ecology with Wildlife Conservation and Management, and the application of ecological concepts to understanding ecosystem processes and functions. His research currently includes studies related to fire ecology, carrion ecology, and ecology and management of native and invasive species.

He teaches courses in Wildlife Ecology and Management and Habitat Management.


  • –present
    Assistant professor of Forest Resources, Mississippi State University