Meghan P. KeatingClemson University | CU · Forestry and Environmental Conservation
Meghan P. Keating
Wildlife and Fisheries PhD Student at Clemson University
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Meghan Keating is a PhD student studying animal movement and space use. Her current work focuses on the long-term effects of development and rodenticide use on isolated island bobcat populations in the southeastern US. Her master's work focused on the ecological drivers of mule deer movement in the Mojave Desert Preserve. Meghan has also participated in research at USGS's Western Ecological Research Center looking at predator-prey interactions and space-use.
May 2016 - October 2016
United States Geological Survey
Nest predation is the main cause of nest failure for ducks. Understanding how habitat features influence predator movements may facilitate management of upland and wetland breeding habitats that reduces predator encounter rates with duck nests and increases nest survival rates. For 1618 duck nests, nest survival increased with distance to phragmite...