I am a natural resource manager engaging in doctoral research on a part-time basis. My research focuses on the use of local spatial statistics and landscape metrics to inform on-the-ground conservation actions and decision-making. I am using forest birds in national park units as my model organism and management system.
Associate of Arts (Cuyahoga Community College, 1991), Bachelor of Science – Wildlife Biology (Ohio University, 1994), Masters of Science – Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology (University of Maryland, 1996)
Skerl, K.L. and M. B. Plona. 2008. Evaluation of watershed imperviousness models using stream assessment techniques in the Cuyahoga Valley, Ohio. Pages 69-77 In Harmon, D. (ed), Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World. Hancock, MI: George W Society
Skerl, K.L., Winstel, J. and T.E. Ross. 2006. Development pressures prompt integration of science and planning to enhance stormwater management in the Cuyahoga Valley. Natural Resource Year in Review – 2005: 53-4.
Fulton, D.C., Skerl, K., Shank, E.M. and D.W. Lime. 2004. Beliefs and attitudes towards lethal management of deer in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32(4):1166-1176.
Skerl, K.L. 2002. Assessing potential social consequences of deer management in Cuyahoga Valley. Natural Resource Year in Review – 2001: 11.
Skerl, K.L. 2001. Implementing wetland protection for agricultural lands in Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio. Pp. 375-381 In Harmon, D. (ed.), Crossing Boundaries in Park Management. Hancock, MI: George W. Society.
Skerl, K.L. 1999. Spiders in conservation planning: A survey of US natural heritage programs. Journal of Insect Conservation 3(4):341-347.
Skerl, K.L. and R. Gillespie. 1999. Spiders in conservation: Tools, targets, and other topics. Journal of Insect Conservation 3(4):249-250.
Parrish, J., Reitsma, R., Greenburg, R., Skerl, K., McLarney, W., Mack, R. and J. Lynch. 1999. Cacao as crop and conservation tool in Latin America. America Verde Working Paper No. 3. The Nature Conservancy, Arlington VA. 41 pp.
Barrantes, Denyer, Feoli, Areces-Mallea, Mora, Parrish, Roca, Sassa, Sedagatkish, Sheppard, Skerl, and Soto. 1999. Terrestrial Assessment. In Roca & Sedaghatkish, ed. Rapid Ecological Assessment of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Nature Con. Arlington
Skerl, K.L. 1998. Birds in habitat conservation planning for Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. ESRI Map Book 13:30.
Skerl, K.L. 1997. Spider conservation in the United States. Endangered Species Update 14(3&4): 9-14.
Mirande, Cannon, Agzigian, Bogart, Christiansen, Dubow, Fernandez, Howarth, Jones, Munson, Pandya, Sedaghatkish, Skerl, Stenquist, & Wheeler. 1997. Computer simulations of possible futures for two flocks of whooping cranes. North American Crane Workshop 7
Roca, R., L. Adkins, M.C. Wurschy and K.L. Skerl. 1996. Transboundary conservation: An ecoregional approach to protect Neotropical migratory birds in South America. Environmental Management 20(6): 849-863.