Shorebird and Waterbird Ecology and Conservation, Primate and Avian Behavioral Ecology, Carnivore Ecology, Multiple Predator-Multiple Prey Interactions, Indirect Effects in Wildlife Management, Tropical Forest Restoration, Endangered Species Management
- Principles of Fisheries and Wildlife Management (FiW 2114)
- Vertebrate Population Ecology and Management (FiW 5314)
- Conservation Biology (FiW 4314)
Current Research Projects
- Red Knot Project: Linking foraging and habitat ecology in the Delaware Bay and Coastal Virginia to population dynamics of birds and crabs throughout their range, 2004-present
- Defense Coastal Estuarine Research Program: Understanding the Top-down and Bottom-up Influences on Shorebird Productivity, Survival, Habitat Use, Foraging Dynamics and Demography in Relation to Beach Management Practices on MCBCL.
- Virginia Coastal Energy Research Consortium: Preliminary Mapping of Offshore Areas Suitable Wind Development in Virginia, with Identification of Excluded Areas to Avoid Potential Conflicts, and Mapping of Offshore Avian Habitats.
- Behavioral ecology of wintering Piping Plovers in Oregon Inlet, North Carolina, 2006-2007
- Behavioral and ecological interactions of fossa, raptors, and lemurs in southeastern Madagascar : A multiple-predator approach, 1999-present
- Assessing and implementing ecological restoration of the Eastern Rainforest Corridor of Madagascar: Developing an Action Plan for Forest Restoration at Ambohilero, June 2005-present
- Ecological and socio-economic requisites for restoration of biodiversity and sustained resource use in corridor eco-regions: Madagascar , March 2005-Present
- Native tree reforestation and school-based environmental education in Madagascar, 1999-present
Select Recent Publications
*graduate, **undergraduate student, ***post-doc under my direction
- Fraser, J.D., Karpanty, S.M., Cohen, J.B., and Truitt, B. 2013. The red knot (Calidris canutus rufa) decline in the western hemisphere: Is there a lemming connection? Canadian Journal of Zoology, in press.
- Farris, Z.J.*, Kelly, M.J., Karpanty, S.M., Ratelolahy, F., Andrianjakarivelo, V., and Holmes, C. 2013. Brown-tailed vontsira (Salanoia concolor) documented in and around Makira Natural Park, Madagascar: new insights on elevation, range, and capture rates. Small Carnivore Conservation, in press.
- Villamagna, A. Murphy, B., and Karpanty, S.M. 2012. Community-level waterbird responses to water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). Invasive Plant Science and Management 5: 353-362.
- Hillman, M.D.*, Karpanty, S.M., Fraser, J.D., Cuthbert, F.J., Altman, J.M., Borneman, T.E. and Derose-Wilson, A. 2012. Evidence for long-distance dispersal and successful interpopulation breeding of the endangered piping plover. Waterbirds, 35: 642-644.
- Laurance, W.F….Karpanty, S.M. et al. 2012. Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489: 290-294.
- (Karpanty, S.M. 36th out of 216 authors, ranked by contribution of data to analyses and participation in manuscript production).
- Gerber, B.*, Karpanty, S.M., and Randrianantenaina, J. 2012. Activity patterns of native and exotic carnivores in Madagascar: implications for species coexistence, Journal of Mammalogy 93:667-676.
- Gerber, B.*, Arrigo-Nelson, S., Karpanty, S.M., Kotschwar, M.*, and Wright, P.C. 2012. Spatial Ecology of the Endangered Milne-Edwards’ Sifaka (Propithecus edwardsi): Do Logging and Season Affect Home Range and Daily Ranging Patterns? International Journal of Primatology 33:305-321.
- Gerber, B. *, Karpanty, S.M., and Randrianantenaina, J. 2012. The impact of forest logging and fragmentation on carnivore species composition, density, and occupancy in Madagascar’s rainforests. Oryx 46:414-422.
- Gerber, B.*, Karpanty, S.M., Kelly, M.J. 2012. Evaluating the potential biases in carnivore capture-recapture studies associated with the use of lure and varying density estimation techniques using photographic-sampling data of the Malagasy civet. Population Ecology 54: 43-54.
- Cohen, J.B.***, Gerber, B.*, Karpanty, S.M., Fraser, J.D. and Truitt, B.R. 2011. Day and night foraging of red knots (Calidris canutus) during spring stopover in Virginia, USA. Waterbirds 34:352-356.