Dr. Rory Carroll
Assistant Professor of Biology
Building/Office: Science (SCI) 106L
Rory Carroll is a wildlife ecologist and the Wildlife and Conservation Biology program advisor. He began his undergraduate work in the Pre-Medicine program at Mercyhurst University before receiving his B.S. in Biology from SUNY Plattsburgh (2013) with minors in Chemistry and Ecology. He earned a Ph.D. in Earth and Environmental Science from the University of New Hampshire (2019) where his research focused on long-term trends in bobcat (Lynx rufus) populations in a rapidly developing region. He also studied college teaching at UNH’s Center for Excellence and Innovation in College Teaching. His broad research interest is in exploring how human resource use affects the animals with whom we share the landscape. He uses sophisticated tools like genetic and stable isotope analyses to understand the ecology of wildlife species and populations. Dr. Carroll enjoys working with local schools and organizations to help communities develop the knowledge and desire to reach conservation goals and sustainably coexist with wildlife. He teaches courses in Wildlife Ecology, Mammalogy, Natural Resource Policy, Ecology, Conservation Genetics, and Principles of Biology.