Jeremiah (Sean) Doody

Graduate Director, St. Petersburg campus & Assistant Professor 


St. Petersburg campus
Office: STG 218
Phone: (706) 982-9729
Email: jsdoody@usf.edu

Specialty Area Recent Publications

Conservation biology, ecology, behavior, evolution, invasive species, climate change

Research Key Words: Ecology & Evolution, Conservation & Disease, Physiology & Morphology

Jeremiah (Sean) Doody

Ph.D., University of Canberra (Australia), 2002
M.S., Southeastern Louisiana University, 1995
B.S., Louisiana State University, 1991

Conservation biology theory is unique because it is a response to the biodiversity crisis. I also enjoy teaching herpetology because these are my favorite study animals.

I completed a BS in Zoology from Louisiana State University (1991), an MS in Biological Sciences from Southeastern Louisiana University (1995) and a PhD from the University of Canberra, Australia (2002). I then completed 3 postdoctoral fellowships, 2 from the University of Canberra and one from Australian National University, before taking an Assistant Professor position at Monash University in Melbourne (2009).

In 2011 I moved back to the US to be closer to family. My research focuses on conservation biology, behavioral ecology & evolution, and sometimes their interface. My main research areas are invasive species impacts, climate change responses, threatened species biology and social behavior. I work mainly with reptiles, but also with amphibians, birds and mammals.

The majority of my research is field-based, and I have research programs in the US, Australia, and Madagascar. Field methods include GPS technology, radio-telemetry, remote camera systems, drones, and many types of surveys. Other research interests include wildlife trafficking, anti-predator behavior, and the interface between ecophysiology & development.