Joy O'Keefe

Joy O'Keefe
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Extension Specialist
N-409 Turner Hall, Urbana, IL 61801
Affiliated Content Areas
Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy
Faculty and Extension Specialist

Dr. Joy O'Keefe's 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.