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Joy O'Keefe

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Assistant Professor, Wildlife Extension Specialist

N-409 Turner Hall Urbana IL 61801

Program Areas
Faculty and Extension Specialist
Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy

Dr. Joy O'Keefe is based in the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. Her research primarily focuses on ways to facilitate the coexistence of bats and humans in human-altered landscapes. She works to understand the roosting and foraging ecology of bats, identify best practices for studying bat ecology, characterize bat behaviors, and assess the quality of mitigation practices designed to help bats. Dr. O'Keefe collaborates with many organizations and people who interact with bats, including private landowners, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, and state agencies.