Assistant Professor, ISAT

Contact Info


  • Ph.D. in Biology – Texas Tech University
  • M.S. in Wildlife Conservation – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.S. in Zoology – University of California at Davis
Scholarly Interests/Research Topics

My research interests focus on anthropogenic effects on the environment. I am especially interested in how human actions influence animal populations and their behavior. My research generally deals with community ecology, marine biology, and metapopulation dynamics.

  • Ferenbaugh, J., R. Strauss, D. Tollit, Z. Chen, and S. Diamond.  Exploring the potential of otolith microchemistry to enhance diet analysis in pinnipeds.  2009.  Marine Biology 156(11): 2235-2246.
  • Ferenbaugh, J.K., P.R. Fresquez, M.H. Ebinger, G.J. Gonzales and P.A. Jordan.  Radionuclides in soil and water near a low-level disposal site and potential ecological and human health impacts.  2002. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 74: 242-254.
  • Ferenbaugh, J.K.  1999.  Radionuclide Uptake by Elk and Deer and the Associated Health Risks from a Low-level Radioactive Waste Disposal Site.  Report No. LA-13622-T.  Los Alamos National Laboratory.  Los Alamos, NM.
  • Coach, JMU Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
  • Solaid International, Inc.
  • American Fisheries Society
  • Society for Marine Mammalogy

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