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David M. Williams
Michigan State University - Professor William Porter

Research Associate

David M. Williams


David Williams' research interests focus on understanding how landscape heterogeneity influences animal movements and habitat use and applying that knowledge in the context of larger ecological processes and management decisions. His dissertation evaluated the role of white-tailed deer movement behavior in regard to the potential risk of disease spread through a population in New York State. As part of that work, he used a large number of GPS collared individuals to quantify the temporal and spatial structure of direct and indirect contacts between individuals and applied that information to models evaluating the risk of spread of chronic wasting disease.

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