Dr. Katherine McFadden

Assistant Unit Leader, USGS SC Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and Assistant Professor, School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Katherine McFaddenEmail: kwm6@clemson.edu
Office: (864) 656-4141

School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences

Ph.D. Columbia University, Ecology and Environmental Biology - 2004
M.Phil. Columbia University, Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology - 2003
Advanced Certificate in Environmental Policy, Columbia University - 2001
M.S. Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Science - 1999
B.A. University of California Santa Cruz, Biology - 1995

Research interest:
Wildlife Biology, Conservation Ecology, Endangered and Threatened Species Policy and Management, Terrestrial and Marine Wildlife Ecology, ecosystem approaches to management

Sterling, E.J., E. Naro-Maciel, K. McFadden, K. Holmes, and P. Ersts. 2010. Research contributions to conservation status of globally endangered sea turtles at the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (2005-2007). In: Current Research Perspectives on Palmyra Atoll, A Remote Central Pacific Outpost for Biodiversity. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences.

A. Cuaron, D. Valenzuela, D. Garcia-Vasco, M. Copa, S. Bautista, H. Mena, D. Martinez-Godinez, C. Gonzalez-Baca, L. Borquez, L. Barraza, K. McFadden and M. Gompper. 2009. Conservation of the endemic dwarf carnivores of Cozumel Island, Mexico. Small Carnivore Conservation 41: 15-21.

K. McFadden, D. Vasco, A. Cuaron, D. Valenzuela and M. Gompper. 2009. Conservation and population assessment of the endangered dwarf carnivores from Cozumel Island. Biodiversity and Conservation 13:317–331

E. Naro-Maciel, K. Holmes, P. Ersts, N. Bynum, K. McFadden, and E. Sterling. 2009. Globally endangered sea turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: a focus on scientific analysis. Lessons in Conservation 3:1-6.

K. McFadden and C. Barnes. 2009. The implementation of an ecosystem approach to management in a federal government agency. Marine Policy 33:156-163.

K. McFadden, M. Gompper, D. Valenzuela, and J.C. Morales. 2008. Evolutionary history of the critically endangered Cozumel dwarf carnivores inferred from mitochondrial DNA analyses. Journal of Zoology 276:176-186.

C. Barnes and K. McFadden. 2008. Marine ecosystem approaches to management: challenges and lessons in the United States. Marine Policy 32: 387-392.

K. McFadden, T. Lacher and G. Worthy. 2006. Photogrammetric estimates of size and mass in Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) Aquatic Mammals 32:31-40.

K. McFadden, M. Gompper, R. Medellín and R. Sambrotto. 2006. Feeding habits of endangered pygmy raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus) based on stable isotopes and fecal analyses. Journal of Mammalogy 87:501-509.

K. McFadden, S. Wade, E. Dubovi, and M. Gompper. 2005. A serology and fecal parasitologic survey of the critically endangered pygmy raccoon (Procyon pygmaeus). Journal of Wildlife Disease 41:615-617

A. Cuaron, M. M. Morales, K. McFadden, M. Gompper and D. Valenzuela. 2004. The status of dwarf carnivores on Cozumel Island. Biodiversity and Conservation 13:317-331.

Professional society activity:
Society of Conservation Biology
Ecological Society of America

Graduate Seminar (FNR 808)