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Joseph Jacquot

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Associate Professor

Office Address
3305 Kindschi Hall of Science

Office Phone

Areas of Expertise
Zoology, Mammalogy, Wildlife Disease, Behavior

Professional Societies

The Wildlife Society
The American Society of Mammalogists

Courses Taught at GVSU

BIO 105 Environmental Biology
BIO 121 General Biology II
BIO 342 Ornithology
BIO 412 Mammalogy
BIO 417 Internation Field Biology
BIO 495 Evolutionary Biology

Research Interests

My research involves the behavior and ecology of mammals. To date, my work has focused on how individuals use space in relation to habitat quality and resource distribution.  More recently I have become interested in studying wildlife disease in mammalian hosts.


Ph.D., Department of Zoology, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 1999. Dissertation: Use of space and movement of two vole species in response to habitat quality.
M.S., Biology, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1994. Master's thesis: Proximal factors influencing natal dispersal in Peromyscus leucopus.
B.S., Biology, Cum Laude, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, 1991.

Select Publications

*Undergraduate student

Hillman, T.L., P. Keenlance, J.A. Moore, B.J. Swanson, J.J. Jacquot, J.C. Witt, and A. Cornman.  2017.  Genetic diversity of reintroduced American martens in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Journal of Mammalogy 98: 1489-1496.

Sanders, R.L., A. Cornman, P. Keenlance, J.J. Jacquot, D.E. Unger, and M. Spriggs.  2017.  Resting site characteristics of American marten in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan.  American Midland Naturalist 177: 211-225.

Koren, E., J. Meaney, G. Roloff, C. Dobson, and J. Jacquot.  2016.  Practicing Citizen Science: An Investigation of Schoolyard Resource Availability and Population Dynamics. Michigan Science Teacher’s Association Journal.

Larsen, A., J. Jacquot, P. Keenlance, & H. Keough.  2016.  Effects of an ongoing oak savanna restoration on small mammals in Lower Michigan.  Forest Ecology and Management 367: 120-127.

Sarkissian, C.A., S.K. Campbell, G. Dharmarajan, J.J. Jacquot, L.K. Page, and D.H. Graham.  2015.  Microgeographic population genetic structure of Baylisascaris procyonis (Nematoda: Ascaroidae) in Western Michigan indicates the Grand River is a barrier to gene flow.  Journal of Parasitology: 101: 671-676.

Recent Presentations

*Undergraduate student

Jacquot, J., P. Keenlance, & D. Graham. 2017. Lessons learned in a wildlife disease study using a citizen science approach. 12th International Mammalogical Congress, Perth, Australia.

Kujawa, A., P. Keenlance, & J. Jacquot. 2016. Diet of kit-rearing female marten in northern Michigan. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Lindenberg, M., P. Keenlance, J. Jacquot, A. Locher, & L. Marker. 2016. Reinforcement of cheetah Acinonyx jubatus populations: rewilding In North-Central Namibia. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Nichols, M., P. Keenlance, & J. Jacquot. 2016. American marten den site characteristics in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Keenlance, P., M. Spriggs, R. Sanders, A. Cornman, & J. Jacquot. 2016. Pooling resources to inform management; a case study of an American marten resource collaboration. 76th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Lindenberg, M., P. Keenlance, J. Jacquot, & L. Marker. 2015. Reinforcement of cheetah populations: rewilding in North-Central Namibia. The Wildlife Society 22nd Annual Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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