Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Costello House 201
My primary research interest is mammalian spatial ecology -- understanding how ecological and manmade elements influence home range size and location for particular species. In my lab, tools such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing technology, and molecular genetic techniques are employed to better understand these questions. My research emphasizes conservation biology because I work with species whose populations have been seriously altered as a consequence of habitat degradation and fragmentation. In addition to wildlife biology, conserving these species requires an intimate knowledge of political and legislative systems, and community-level human dimension practices. I have worked with a range of species, including mountain lions, Florida panthers, bobcats, coyotes, and Florida burrowing owls. My international research includes conservation projects for the puma, guanaco, and vicuna in South America and conservation of neotropical cats (ocelots, jaguars, jaguarundis) along the U.S.-Mexico border.
PhD , University of California Davis Graduate Group in Ecology , 1998
MA , Yale University School of Forestry & Env. Studies , New Haven, CT , 1990
Environmental Studies, Wildlife Ecology
BA , McGill University , Montreal, Quebec, Canada , 1987
Biogeography and Environmental Science
Grigione, M. M., Manning, D., Clavio, S., Burman, P., Harper, S. & Sarno, R. A comparative study between enteric parasites of coyotes in a protected and suburban habitat.. .
Elbroch, M., Sarno, R., Grigione, M. M., Jansen, B. & Wittmer, H. Determining best methods for capturing pumas in open country: A case study from Patagonia..
Andrade, S., Sarno, R., Barreta, J., Sanchez, R. & Grigione, M. M. Genetic variability of vicunas on the Apolobamba National Integrated Natural Management Area (ANMIN-A), Bolivia.. .
Grigione, M. M., Beier, P., Hopkins, R., Padley, W., Quinn, J., Schonewald, C., Viers, ,. & Johnson, M. The effect of biological and anthropogenic features on Mountain Lion Puma concolor home range size and home range overlap in California.. .
Barry, J. M., Elbroch, L. M., Aiello-Lammens, M. E., Sarno, R. J., Seelye, L., Kusler, A., Quigley, H. B. & Grigione, M. M. (2019). Pumas as ecosystem engineers: ungulate carcasses support beetle assemblages in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Oecologia. Vol 189 (Issue 3) , pages 577--586.
The Explorer's Club
[National Fellow ]
Round River Conservation Studies
[Research Associate and Field Advisor]
IUCN/Species Survival Commission
[Invited member ]
American Society of Mammalogists
The Wildlife Society
Society For Conservation Biology