Ecological interactions at the intersection of spatial ecology, global change, and behavioral ecology.

John Orrock (P.I.)

I am a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I am interested in behavior, ecological interactions, and how information, space, and time mediate ecology and evolution. Much of my work occurs where these themes converge, with a focus on terrestrial plants and mammals. I utilize multiple approaches: I develop theory to understand novel questions, I use experimental approaches to evaluate theory, and I use large-scale studies to inform conservation and management. I am particularly interested in how individual-level behaviors can give rise to population- and community-level patterns, and how understanding these linkages informs basic and applied ecology.

Contact Information:
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

Office phone: 608-263-5134
E-mail: my first initial then my last name at

Curriculum vitae [pdf]