Associate Professor & Chair 
Department of Biology

Phone: 617-573-8603
Fax: 617-573-8245
Email: lnolfo-clements@suffolk.edu
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 729

Education

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

Research Interests

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

 

Recent 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.

Recent 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.

Recent 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

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