Dr. Manne is an ecologist and a biogeographer, with strong interests in conservation. Why are species located in some places and not others? The answer is related to evolutionary history, environmental tolerances, resource availability, and competitive or predatory interactions with other species, among other things.

Particularly, Professor Manne’s lab pursues research in 3 main areas:
  •   understanding species' uses of their climatic environments,
  •   estimating minimum size of habitat required to ensure persistence of species, and
  •   macroecology and macroevolution.

Dr. Manne is also interested in how scale affects our inference.


PhD, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee

MSc, Mathematics, University of Tennessee

BSc, Mathematics, Otterbein College

Scholarship / Publications

A partial listing of Representative papers include:

(in press) L. L. Manne.  Island populations with nowhere to go; in Conserving Wildlife Populations in a Changing Climate; editors: Jedediah Brodie, Chris Post, Dan Doak; forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

(in press) Mooers, A. O., D. F. Doak, D. M. Green, C. Grouios, L. L. Manne, A. Rashvand, M. A. Rudd, and J. Whitton. What can we learn from the first five years of Canada’s Species at Risk Act? Bioscience

(in revision) Grouios, C. P. and L. L. Manne. With many repeated surveys, consistent occupancy can predict local species persistence nearly as well as abundance. Conservation Biology.

(in revision) Tucker, C. M., A. G. Rebelo, and L. L. Manne. Differential contribution of fire, space and climate to distribution and abundance in a fire-adapted system. Ecography.

(in revision) Manne, L.L., and P.H. Williams. Do climate-based species distribution models predict abundance?