Lauren Nolfo-Clements, PhD

Associate Professor & Chair, Biology

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Education

  • PhD, Tulane University
  • BS, The College of New Jersey

Research Interests

  • Community Ecology
  • Habitat Selection and Movement
  • Mammalogy
  • Introduced Species

Publications

  • Nolfo-Clements, L. 2018. Mammals of the Boston Harbor Islands: permanent and ephemeral residents. Northeastern Naturalist 25(Special Issue 9): 77-89.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L., R. Butcher, M. Leite, and M. Clements. 2017. Evidence of the Island Rule and Microevolution in White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) in an Urban Harbor Archipelago. Mammal Research 62(4):123-430.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. and M.D. Clements. 2015. Small mammal population dynamics and habitat use on Bumpkin Island in the Boston Harbor. Northeastern Naturalist 22(1): 14-25.
  • Nolfo - Clements, L.E. 2012. Habitat Selection by nutria in a freshwater Louisiana marsh. Southeastern Naturalist. 11(2): 183-204.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. and M.D. Clements. 2011. European Rabbits as potential Least Tern nest predators. Northeastern Naturalist. 18(2): 243-246.

Presentations

  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2017. Small Mammal Population Cycling and Demographic trends on Bumpkin Island. Oral Presentation at the Boston Harbor and Islands Science Symposium Northeastern University, Boston, MA April 12, 2017.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2016. Mammal use of the Boston Harbor Islands: Seasonal versus Permanent Residents. Oral Presentation at the Northeastern Naturalists Conference, Springfield, MA. April 23, 2016.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. and R.M. Butcher. 2015. Rodents of unusual size: evidence of the island rule on the Boston Harbor Islands. Oral Presentation at the Northeastern Naturalists Conference, Springfield, MA.
  • April 20, 2015.
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. and M.D. Clements. 2014. Small mammal population dynamics on Bumpkin Island in the Boston Harbor. Oral Presentation at the Northeastern Naturalists Conference, Springfield, MA. April 9, 2014.
  • Hood, C.S. and Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2013. Mammal diversity, abundance and activity patterns at Barataria Preserve Jean Lafitte National Park: pre- and post-Katrina. Oral Presentation at the 18th Annual Meeting of Southeastern Bat Diversity Network and the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Mammal Colloquium, Pikeville, TN. February 15, 2013
  • Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2011. The locals versus the tourists: assessing mammalian habitat use on the Boston Harbor Islands. Oral Presentation at the Boston Harbor Islands Science Symposium, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA.

Grants and Funding

  • February 2018: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($6,000) funded
  • March 2016: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($5,000) funded
  • January 2016: National Science Foundation (NSF) Planning Grant for Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) ($25,000) not funded
  • January 2015: National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant for Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) ($319,802) not funded
  • February 2014: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($4,433) not funded
  • February 2013: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($3,555) not funded
  • December 2011: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($1,800) funded
  • May 2011: Suffolk University Faculty Research Assistance Program ($4800) funded
  • January 2010: National Park Service ($55,000) not funded
  • November 2009: Suffolk University Faculty Summer Stipend Award ($2,000) funded
  • March 2009: National Park Service ($6,000) funded
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Courses Taught

  • BIO-114 Organismal Biology
  • BIO-L114 Organismal Biology Laboratory
  • BIO-225 Plant Biology
  • BIO-L225 Plant Biology Laboratory
  • SF-1146 A Natural History of Dogs
  • BIO-109 Plants and People
  • BIO-201 Biology’s Big Questions
  • BIO-302 Writing for Research
  • BIO-333 Ecology
  • BIO-L333 Ecology Laboratory