David K. Skelly

Professor of Ecology; Associate Dean for Research; Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Director of Doctoral Studies

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Contact

Email:


Tel: 203 432-3603
Fax: 203 432-3929

Faculty Support
Katie Pomes, 203-432-9794
katie.pomes@yale.edu

Mailing Address
Yale School of Forestry &
Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
USA

 

Degrees

B.A., Middlebury College
Ph.D., University of Michigan

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About

Professor Skelly is interested in understanding the ecological mechanisms of animal distributions and in developing the means to apply that understanding to conservation and management. His studies of amphibians have been directed at determining the causes of patterns such as the extinction and establishment of populations. In order to discover the links among landscape-level distributions, performance across environmental gradients, and the attributes of individual species, he has employed field and laboratory experiments in conjunction with long-term observations of populations and their environment. Current projects include an exploration of forest dynamics as a driver of amphibian population extinctions and an investigation of the role of infectious disease as a cause for amphibian deformities.

Video: Survival of the Connected

Video: Sex and the Suburban Frog