Clinton Epps

associate professor
DEPT. of fisheries and wildlife


Research in my lab includes the study of dispersal and connectivity, fragmented populations, metapopulation dynamics, effects of climate change, wildlife disease, wildlife management, and the application of population genetics to estimating dispersal and other population parameters.

Selected publications

Castillo, J. A., C. W. Epps, A. R. Davis, & S. A. Cushman. 2014. Landscape effects on gene flow for a climate-sensitive montane species, the American pika. Molecular Ecology 23:843-856.

Epps, C. W., J. D. Wehausen, W. B. Sloan, S. Holt, T. G. Creech, R. S. Crowhurst, J. R. Jaeger, K. M. Longshore, & R. J. Monello. In press. Fifty years after Welles and Welles: distribution and genetic structure of desert bighorn sheep in Death Valley National Park. Proceedings of the 1st Annual Death Valley Natural History Conference, Death Valley National Park, California.

Epps, C. W., S. K. Wasser, J. L. Keim, B. M. Mutayoba, & J. S. Brashares. 2013. Quantifying past and present connectivity illuminates a rapidly changing landscape for the African elephant. Molecular Ecology 22:1574-1588.

Epps, C. W., J. A. Castillo, A. Schmidt-Küntzel, P. du Preez, G. Stuart-Hill, M. Jago, & R. Naidoo. 2013. Contrasting historical and recent gene flow among African buffalo herds in the Caprivi Strip of Namibia. Journal of Heredity 104:172-181.

Epps, C.W., B. M. Mutayoba, L. E. Gwin, & J. S. Brashares. 2011. An empirical evaluation of the African elephant as a focal species for connectivity planning East Africa. Diversity and Distributions 17:603-612.