My research has addressed contemporary, important scientific problems of state, regional, and international scope. I have conducted basic and applied research on a wide variety of topics: forest productivity and management; impacts of Gypsy moth defoliation on forests; fuelwood management; habitat use by wild turkeys; position finding radio telemetry; bird and mammal use of wetland buffers; the effects of mute swan herbivory; the conservation genetics and systematics of New England and eastern cottontail rabbits; production of wood ducks in Rhode Island; a first-ever faunal inventory of the Atlantic forest in Sergipe, Brazil; measuring edge effects on small mammals in Brazil’s Atlantic forest; population ecology of the banded bog haunter, an endangered dragonfly; reintroduction ecology of the highly endangered American Burying Beetle; and a study of the conservation genetics of the endangered Cretan wild goat. Most recently, I have projects that have explored the genetics of tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, examined the ranges of mesopredators in the national parks of the Northeast U.S., determined the habitat use of white-tailed deer in Rhode Island, studied of the home ranges of elephants in Malaysia, and studied the mammalian biodiversity in coffee-dominated landscapes in Costa Rica, India, and East Africa.
McGreevy Jr, T. J., L. Dabek, and T. P. Husband. 2009. A Multiplex PCR Assay to Distinguish Among Three Sympatric Marsupial Taxa from Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, using the Mitochondrial Control Region. Molecular Ecology Resources (In Press)
McGreevy Jr, T. J., L. Dabek, M. Gomez-Chiarri, and T. P. Husband. 2009. Genetic diversity in captive and wild Matschie’s tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) from Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, based on mtDNA control region sequences. Zoo Biology 28:183-196.
Nichols, J. D., L. L. Bailey, A. F. O’Connell, Jr., N. W. Talancy, E. H. C. Grant, A. T. Gilbert, E. M. Annand, T. P. Husband, and J. E. Hines. 2008. Multi-scale occupancy estimation and modelling using multiple detection methods. Journal of Applied Ecology 45:1321-1329.
Husband, T.P., D.H. Abedon, and P.W.C. Paton. 2007. Surveying Mammal Biodiversity in Coffee-Dominated Landscapes in Costa Rica (2005-2007). Proceedings of the Second International Symposium for the Multistrata Agroforestry Systems with Perennial Crops: Making Ecosystem Services Count for Farmers, Consumers, and the Environment. Turrialba, Costa Rica. September 17-21, 2007. 8pp.