David Jachowski

Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

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

Undergraduate level:
Quantitative Ecology
Carnivore Ecology
Camera Traps in Animal Ecology
Deer-coyote Ecology
Montana Summer Field Program

Graduate level:
Natural Resource Conservation on Indigenous Peoples Lands
Restoration of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Professional Development


Dr. Jachowski is an Associate 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.

Dr. Jachowski was recipient of the Researcher of the Year Award (2019) and Advisor and Mentor of the Year Award (2021) for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences.

 Research Interests

Dr. Jachowski's research group is broadly interested in conducting investigations into wildlife ecology and their responses to global change. Their research, both in the US and abroad, has centered on conducting projects that not only advance ecological theory, but address current problems facing the conservation and restoration of terrestrial wildlife - particularly mammals. To achieve this, they conduct field research that involves close collaboration with local communities and organizations tasked with the management of wildlife.

Specifically, his research group is interested in studies that help better inform our understanding of (1) Mammalian Community Ecology, (2) Restoration of Wildlife Populations, (3) Small carnivore conservation.

 Lab Members

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Lab Website
Montana Summer Program
Prairie Ecology Lab