David Jachowski

Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: 258 Lehotsky Hall
Phone: 864-656-2138
Email: djachow@clemson.edu
Personal Website: http://davidjachowski.weebly.com


 Educational Background

Ph.D. Wildlife Science
University of Missouri 2012

M.S. Wildlife Science
University of Missouri 2007

B.S. Wildlife Biology
University of Montana 1999

 Courses Taught

Quantitative Ecology
Restoration of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Carnivore Ecology
Montana Summer Field Program
Camera Traps in Animal Ecology


Dr. Jachowski is an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology at Clemson University in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation. His passion for learning about and conserving wildlife has led him from the tropical rain forests of the Philippines (where he served as a visiting scientist and U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer), to the savannas of South Africa (where he remains an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of KwaZulu-Natal), and to the Great Plains of North America (where he spent 10 years as a federal wildlife biologist). In 2014 he moved to Clemson University where in addition to maintaining research collaborations in the Great Plains and Africa, a recent emphasis of his research is to investigate the ecology of wildlife in the Southeastern US. A consistent theme across his work is an interest in understanding how environmental change is impacting wildlife populations, and our ability to manage or restore them. Accordingly, his lab group typically conducts studies that inform the ecological context of these often complex conservation landscapes.

 Research Interests

My research centers on the investigation of wildlife ecology at three levels: community–level interactions, population-level processes, and physiology and behavior of individual animals. At each level, I often use a combination of field monitoring, laboratory techniques and statistical methods to both better understand observed patterns, and predict the impacts of current and future disturbances. Further, by integrating the resulting data streams across these three levels, I seek to identify linkages that can advance our understanding of wildlife ecology and provide information needed for resource management.


See lab website.


Lab Website
Montana Summer Program
Prairie Ecology Lab