Associate Professor & Chair 
Department of Biology

Phone: 617-573-8603
Fax: 617-573-8245
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 729


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

Research Interests

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


September 2007 – present: Assistant Professor of Biology Suffolk University Boston, MA
July 2007 – August 2007: Post-doctoral Research Associate Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
February 2006 – June 2007: Wildlife Scientist The Humane Society of the United States Gaithersburg, MD
September 2003 – September 2005: Biology Field Technician Loyola University New Orleans, LA
June 2001 – May 2003: Student Contractor / Wildlife Technician U.S. Geological Survey / National Wetlands Research Center- Biological Research Division Lafayette, LA
May 2000 – August 2000: Field Technician Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA
September 1999 – May 2001Teaching Assistant Tulane University New Orleans, LA
September 1998 – May 1999 Student Field Researcher The College of New Jersey Ewing, NJ


Hadidian, J., M. Baird, M. Brasted, L. Nolfo-Clements, D. Pauli, and L. Simon. 2007. Wild Neighbors: The Humane Approach to Living with Wildlife. Humane Society Press. Washington D.C. 283 pp.

Nolfo, L.E. and E.E. Hammond. 2006. A novel method for the capture and transmitter implantation of nutria, Myocastor coypus. Wildlife Society Bulletin 34(1): 104 - 110.

Nolfo -Clements, L.E. 2006. Vegetative survey of wetland habitats at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve in southeastern Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 5(3): 499 – 514.

Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2009. Nutria survivorship, movement patterns, and home ranges. Southeastern Naturalist. 8(3): 399-410.

Nolfo - Clements, L.E. Habitat selection of nutria on a freshwater floating marsh: a multi-scale assessment. Southeastern Naturalist. IN REVIEW.

Nolfo-Clements, L.E. and M.D. Clements. European Rabbits as potential Least Tern nest predators. Northeastern Naturalist. IN REVIEW.

Posters and Presentations

Hood, C., L. E. Nolfo, and B. Welsh. 2007. Biodiversity and activity patterns of bats inhabiting Jean Lafitte National Park, Louisiana. Annual Meeting of American Society of Mammalogists, Albuquerque, NM.

Hood, C.S. and L.E. Nolfo. 2005. Mammal biodiversity as a component of Louisiana coastal wetland restoration monitoring – a model from Jean Lafitte National Park. Poster presentation at the CREST Symposium – “Progress in Understanding Coastal Land Loss and Restoration in Louisiana”, Lafayette, LA.

Hood, C.S. and L.E. Nolfo. 2004. Challenges of inventory and monitoring mammals of Jean Lafitte National Park – Historic and ongoing urban impacts. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting, Society for Conservation Biology, New York, NY.

Nolfo, L.E. 2003. Habitat selection and ecological impacts of the nutria (Myocastor coypus) on wetland plant communities. Oral presentation at the invasive species symposium of The Wildlife Society (TWS) in Sacramento, CA.

Nolfo, L.E. 2003. Nutria movements, habitat use, and food preference in feral versus native populations. Oral presentation at the 24th Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists. New Orleans, LA.

Nolfo, L.E. and C.S. Hood. 2001. A 5-study of microhabitat use and roost preference in eastern pipistrelle bat, Pistrellus subflavus in Southeastern Louisiana. Oral presentation at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Association of Southeastern Biologists in New Orleans, LA.

Nolfo, L.E. and H.K. Reinert. 1999. The thermal biology of timber rattlesnakes, Crotalus horridus, in the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Poster presentation at the Annual Meetings of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists in College Station, PA.

Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2009. The Nature of Change: How cultural shifts reflect on the ecosystems of the Boston Harbor Islands. Boston Harbor Educator’s Conference; Keynote address, Thompson Island, Boston, MA.

Nolfo-Clements, L.E. 2009. Rats and Rabbits and Voles – Oh My! Research and Advice on the Mammals of the Boston Harbor Islands. Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation Ranger Training, Hingham, MA

Courses Taught

BIO 102 - Non-Majors Biology II
BIO 114/L114 - Organisimal Biology/Lab
BIO 225/L225 - Plant Biology/Lab
BIO 350/L350 - Vertebrate Biology