Kimberly N. Russell
Research Scientist

Contact information:

*441 Colton Hall
Department of Biological Sciences
New Jersey Institute of Technology
University Heights
Newark, NJ 07102

E-mail: krussell@njit.edu
*note that I am on sabbatical in the UK until 8/15/14

Research Overview

My research interests span the fields of ecology, behavior, and evolution, and revolve around identifying the most efficient and accurate methods to conserve biodiversity in terrestrial systems. I am particularly interested in urban systems and the promotion of biodiversity within human dominated landscapes. More specifically, I seek to understand the unique needs of ecosystem-service providing arthropod fauna and how these needs may differ from the needs of vertebrate species from a conservation perspective. This will require a more complete understanding of terrestrial arthropod ecology at the assmblage or community level, including the functional significance of athropod groups in ecosystems.