Welcome to the Axel Lab at Marshall University!
We study the spatial and ecological dynamics of human-modified landscapes in many areas of the world. Much of our research takes place in the tropical dry forests of Madagascar where we use a variety of methods to assess differences in grazed and ungrazed forests. Our goal is to better understand human impacts on landscape structure and function. We use varied methods in pursuit of our research including remote sensing and land cover mapping, GPS wildlife tracking, soundscape analyses, distance sampling, occupancy modeling, and wireless sensors.