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Garrett M. Street


Dr. Garrett Street is a quantitative ecologist specializing in habitat selection, animal movement, and landscape effects on behavior. He received his Master's degree in Population & Conservation Biology from Texas State University under Dr. Floyd "Butch" Weckerly, and his PhD in Integrative Biology from the University of Guelph under Dr. John Fryxell. After his post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota under Drs. John Fieberg and James Forester, he joined the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University in August 2015, where he co-founded the Quantitative Ecology and Spatial Technologies (QuEST) Laboratory.

Dr. Street uses statistical and simulation modeling, laboratory microcosms, biotelemetry, and Geographic Information systems to assess how processes at fine scales (e.g., habitat preference, thermoregulation, foraging) influence patterns at broad scales (e.g., distributions, abundance, and population dynamics) from both theoretical and empirical perspectives. His recent work focuses on understanding animal fitness and body condition under energetic constraints (i.e., metabolism, movement, and foraging), linking animal behavior to habitat selection and species distributions, modeling animal movement across bioclimatic and spatiotemporal gradients, and the role of animals in shaping the global carbon budget.