Holly K. Ober, Ph.D.

Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

University of Florida

155 Research Rd Road

Quincy, FL 32351



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Holly is an Associate Professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida. She conducts applied, interdisciplinary research that advances understanding of the mechanisms influencing abundance, distribution, diversity, and productivity of wildlife in forests, and works to identify management practices that reduce conflicts between humans and wildlife. Current research focuses primarily on bats.

Holly is director of the Natural Areas Training Academy (an outreach program that serves natural resource professionals) and co-chair of the Florida Bat Working Group. She has been a member of TWS since 1997, and currently serves as an Associate Editor for the Wildlife Society Bulletin. She has a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science and Forest Science from Oregon State University, an MS in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Arizona, and a BS in Biology from Duke University.