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Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida

Marcus A. Lashley is an Associate Professor specialized in wildlife-plant-disturbance interactions in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. 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, wildlife ecology, and invasive species management.

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


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor, University of Florida
  • 2015–2019
    Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University


  • 2014 
    North Carolina State University, Ph.D.
  • 2009 
    University of Tennessee, M.Sc.
  • 2006 
    Mississippi State University, B.Sc.


  • 2023
    More than 90 peer-reviewed publications,