Ph.D. Wildlife Science
University of Missouri 2012
M.S. Wildlife Science
University of Missouri 2007
B.S. Wildlife Biology
University of Montana 1999
Camera Traps in Animal Ecology
Montana Summer Field Program
Restoration of Fish and Wildlife Populations
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.
We live in a time of extreme biodiversity loss popularly known as the sixth mass extinction event. To mitigate future losses there is an urgent need to understand how remnant wildlife populations are adapting to global change. Taking the more optimistic glass half full perspective, there are opportunities for science to help advance the restoration of wildlife populations. Research by Dr. Jachowski and his research group falls along these two themes. Specifically, his research group is interested in studies that help better inform our understanding of (1) Restoration of Wildlife Populations, (2) Mammals in a Changing World, and (3) Human-Wildlife Coexistence.
Jachowski, D.S., J.J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier, and R. Slotow. 2016. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Jachowski, D.S. 2014. Wild Again: The Struggle to Save the Black-footed Ferret. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Recent peer-reviewed journal articles:
Gigliotti, L.C., R. Slotow, L.T.B. Hunter, J. Fattebert, C. Sholto-Douglas, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Habitat complexity and duration of predation risk influence mesopredator survival in a multi-predator system. Scientific Reports 10:17841
Jachowski, D.S., A. Butler, R.Y.Y. Eng, L. Gigliotti, S. Harris and A. Williams. 2020. Identifying mesopredator release in multi-predator systems: a review of evidence from North America. Mammal Review 50:367-381. (*Editor's choice)
McMillan, N.A., K.E. Kunkel, D.L. Hagan and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Assessing large herbivore management strategies in the Northern Great Plains using rangeland health metrics. Natural Areas Journal 40:273-280.
Butler, A., K. Bly, H. Harris, B. Inman, A. Moehrenschlager, D. Schwalm, and D. Jachowski. 2020. Life on the edge: Habitat fragmentation limits recovery of a reintroduced carnivore. Animal Conservation Online Early View.
Froehly, J.L., A. Tegeler, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Nest site selection by Loggerhead Shrikes in a fragmented landscape. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 132:61-71.
Butler, A., K. Bly, H. Harris, B. Inman, A. Moehrenschlager, D. Schwalm, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Home range size and resource utilization by swift fox in northeastern Montana. Journal of Mammalogy 101:684-696.
Gigliotti, L.C., R. Slotow, L.T.B. Hunter, J. Fattebert, C. Sholto-Douglas, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Context-dependency of top-down and bottom-up influence on cheetah demography. Journal of Animal Ecology 89:449-459.
Froehly, J.L., N.R. Beane, D.E. Evans, K.E. Cagle, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Using multi-scale behavioral investigations to inform wild pig (Sus scrofa) population management. PLoS ONE 15:e0228705.
Harris, S.N., T.J. Doonan, E.L. Hewett Ragheb, and D.S. Jachowski. 2020. Den site selection of the Florida spotted skunk. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:127-137.
Neece, B., S. Loeb and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Implementing and assessing the efficacy of the North American Bat Monitoring Program. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 10:391-409.
Butler, A., K. Bly, H. Harris, B. Inman, A. Moehrenschlager, D. Schwalm, and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Fine-scale winter movement behavior by swift fox at the northern edge of their range. Canadian Journal of Zoology 97:922-930.
Azad, S., K. McFadden, J.D. Clark, T. Wactor and D. Jachowski. 2019. Applying spatially explicit capture-recapture models to estimate black bear density in South Carolina. Wildlife Society Bulletin 53:500-507.
Gigliotti, L.C., M.R. Matchett, and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Mountain lions on the prairie: Habitat selection by recolonizing mountain lions at the edge of their range. Restoration Ecology 27:1032-1040.
Teets, K.D., S.C. Loeb, and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Detection probability of bats using active versus passive acoustic monitoring. Acta Chiropterologica 21:205-213.
Hayward, M.W., D.S. Jachowski, C.K. Bugir, J. Clulow, R. Krishnamurthy, A.S. Griffin, A. Chalmers, J.D.C. Linnell, R.A. Montgomery, M.J. Somers, R. Kowalczyk, M. Heurich, A. Caravaggi, K.A. Marnewick, Y. Di Blanco, C.M. Shuttleworth, A. Callen, F. Weise, R.J. Scanlon, A. Moehrenschlager, L.G. Howell, and R.M.O. Upton. 2019. The search for novelty continues for rewilding. Biological Conservation 236:584-585.
Eng, R.Y.Y., and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Summer rest site selection by Appalachian eastern spotted skunks. Journal of Mammalogy 100:1295-1304.
Eng, R.Y. and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Evaluating detection and occupancy probabilities of eastern spotted skunks in the southern Appalachians. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1244-1253.
Harris, S.N., J.B. Holmes, and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. First recorded consumption of an eastern spotted skunk Spilogale putorius by an American alligator Alligator mississippiensis. Southeastern Naturalist 18:N10-N15.
Hayward, M.W., R.J. Scanlon, A. Callen, L.G. Howell, K.L. Klop-Toker, Y. Di Blanco, N. Balkenhol, C.K. Bugir, L. Campbell, A. Caravaggi, A. Chalmers, J. Clulow, S. Clulow, P. Cross, J.A. Gould, A. Griffin, M. Heurich, B.K. Howe, D.S. Jachowski, Y.V. Jhala, S.N. Jelil, R. Krishnamurthy, R. Kowalczyk, D.J. Lenga, J.D.C. Linnell, K.A. Marnewick, A. Moehrenschlager, R.A. Montgomery, L. Osipova, C. Peneaux, J.C. Rodger, L.P. Sales, R.G. Y. Seeto, C.M. Shuttleworth, M.J. Somers, C.T. Tamessar, R.M.O. Upton, F. Weise. 2019. Reintroducing rewilding to restoration – rejecting the search for novelty. Biological Conservation 233:255-259.
McMillan, N.A., K.E. Kunkel, D.L. Hagan and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Plant community responses to bison reintroduction on the Northern Great Plains, USA: A test of the keystone species concept. Restoration Ecology 27:379-388?.
Froehly, J.L., A. Tegeler, C.M. Bodinof Jachowski and D.S. Jachowski. 2019. Effects of scale and land cover on loggerhead shrike occupancy. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:426-434.
Neece, B., S. Loeb and D.S. Jachowski. 2018. Differential effects of landscape composition on occupancy of temperate insectivorous bats in the southeastern United States. PLoS ONE 13(11): e0206857.
Jachowski, D.S., M.J. Kauffman, B.R. Jesmer, H. Sawyer and J.J. Millspaugh. 2018. Integrating physiological stress into the movement ecology of migratory ungulates: a spatial analysis with mule deer. Conservation Physiology 6:coy054.
Daniels, K., D. Hagan, and D. Jachowski. 2018. Habitat fragmentation, low seed viability and herbivory impede conservation efforts for a prairie relict wildflower. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society 145:121-125.
Vance, J.A., D.S. Jachowski, A.C. Boynton, and M.J. Kelly. 2017. The importance of evaluating GPS telemetry collar performance in monitoring reintroduced populations. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:729-735.
Thorne, E.D., C. Waggy, D.S. Jachowski, M.J. Kelly, and W.M. Ford. 2017. Winter habitat associations of eastern spotted skunks in Virginia?. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:1042-1050.
Azad, S., T. Wactor, and D. Jachowski. 2017. Demographic trends of a harvested black bear population in northwestern South Carolina. Ursus 28:56-65.
Azad, S., T. Wactor, and D. Jachowski. 2017. Relationship of acorn mast production to black bear population growth rates and human-bear interactions in northwestern South Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 16:235-251.
Jachowski, D.S., J.J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier and R. Slotow. 2016. The future of animal reintroduction. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Gitzen, R.A., B.J. Keller, M.A. Miller, S.M. Goetz, D. Steen, D.S. Jachowski, J. Godwin, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2016. Effective and purposeful monitoring of species reintroductions. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Jachowski, D.S., S. Bremner-Harrison, D.A. Steen and K. Aarestrup. 2016. Accounting for potential physiological, behavioral and community-level responses to reintroduction. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Jachowski, D.S., J.J. Millspaugh, P.L. Angermeier and R. Slotow. 2016. An introduction to animal reintroduction in the Anthropocene. Reintroduction of Fish and Wildlife Populations. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Wilson, S.B., R. Colquhoun, A. Klink, T. Lanini, S. Riggs, B. Simpson, A. Williams, and D.S. Jachowski. 2016. Recent detections of Spilogale putorius (Eastern Spotted Skunk) in South Carolina. Southeastern Naturalist 15:269-274.
?Jachowski, D.S., C.T. Rota, C.A. Dobony, W.M. Ford, and J.W. Edwards. 2016. Seeing the forest through the trees: Considering roost-site selection at multiple spatial scales. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150011?.
Jachowski, D.S., and N.J. Singh. 2015. Toward a mechanistic understanding of animal migration: Incorporating physiological measurements in studies of animal movement. Conservation Physiology 3:cov035.
Jachowski, D.S., B.E. Washburn, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2015. Revisiting the importance of accounting for seasonal and diel rhythms in fecal stress hormone studies. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:738-745.
Jachowski, D.S., T. Katzner, J.L. Rodrigue, and W.M. Ford. 2015. Monitoring landscape-level distribution and migration phenology of raptors using a volunteer camera trap network. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39:555-563.
Jachowski, D.S., S. McCorquodale, B.E. Washburn, and J.J. Millspaugh. 2015. Human disturbances and the physiological response of elk in Eastern Washington. Wildlife Biology in Practice 11:12-25.
Diggins, C.A., D.S. Jachowski, J. Martin, and W.M. Ford. 2015. Incidental captures of eastern spotted skunk in a high-elevation spruce forest in Virginia. Northeastern Naturalist 22:N6-N10.
Jachowski, D.S., D.C. Kesler, D.A. Steen, and J.R. Walters. 2015. Rethinking baselines in endangered species recovery. Journal of Wildlife Management 79:3-9.
Montana Summer Program
Prairie Ecology Lab