I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Science at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. My current research uses algorithmic techniques to assess whether toxicosis in bald eagles influences the population abundances across NE US and Canada. I have been a professional in resource management since 2002. I have experience collaborating with volunteer, public, non-profit, government, academic, and corporate entities across the United States. Among others, I have conducted ecological restoration in the Wilderness of Yosemite National Park, California, have worked as an Authorized Biologist for the ESA listed species, Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), and have developed mathematical models to aid in reintroduction planning. My research uses mathematical derivations to augment our understanding of the patterns we observe in population dynamics. Previous research has been focused on the development of new applications of population matrix models (Leslie or Lefkovitch matrices) to aid managers in identifying and assessing the viability of managerial alternatives in contemporary preservation or conservation endeavors. I hold a BS in Mathematics, MS in Statistical Science, and a PhD in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology.
How can we augment the few that remain? Using stable population dynamics to aid reintroduction planning. . Brenda Hanley, Elizabeth Bunting, Krysten Schuler . PeerJ
Another look at the eigenvalues of a population matrix model. . Brenda Hanley, Patrick Connelly, Brian Dennis . PeerJ