Matthew Clement

Past NE CSC Fellow
Postdoctoral Ecologist

Affiliations: 

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
USGS Mendenhall Fellow

Education: 

Ph.D.: Forest Resource Management, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 2011

Experience: 

Research Assistant, 2006-2010, University of Georgia
Research Biologist, 2010-2103, WEST, Inc.
Postdoctoral Ecologist, 2013-present, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Research Interests: 

My work has focused on factors affecting the presence and abundance of bats and birds. A particular emphasis has been on improving statistical methods for estimating presence and abundance in the face of false negative and false positive detections. Because climate change can affect the distribution of bats and birds through direct and indirect effects, including insects, vegetation, and disease, it is an important component of my research. Currently, I am using BBS (Breeding Bird Survey) data to investigate the role of climate change in the range dynamics of breeding birds in the United States, while accounting for imperfect detection during point counts.    

Recent Publications

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Tree structure and cavity microclimate: implications for bats and birds, Clement, Matthew J., and Castleberry Steven B. , International Journal of Biometeorology, 5/2013, Volume 57, p.437 - 450, (2013)
Summer tree roost selection by Rafinesque’s big-eared bat, Clement, Matthew J., and Castleberry Steven B. , The Journal of Wildlife Management, 02/2013, Volume 77, p.414 - 422, (2012)