McIntyre, Nancy

Visiting Research Scientist
Research Interests: 
landscape ecology, community ecology, conservation biology

Dr. Nancy McIntyre is a landscape ecologist whose research focuses on how land conversion affects the abundance, distribution, and extinction risk of animals (particularly arthropods and birds) by altering the spatial distribution of resources in heterogeneous and dynamic landscapes. Her research as the Virginia and John Holtry Visiting Scientist at SDSU is focused on examining connectivity among Great Plains wetlands for aquatic wildlife under projected futures.

Dr. McIntyre is currently an Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Texas Tech University and Curator of Birds in the Natural Science Research Laboratory of The Museum of Texas Tech University.  She has been a member of the editorial boards of the journals Landscape Ecology and Urban Ecosystems and has held leadership roles in the U.S. Chapter of the International Association of Landscape Ecology.  She has published >50 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and has received funding from the National Science Foundation, Texas Department of Agriculture, and the Advanced Research Program of Texas, among other sources. 

She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in zoology from the University of Georgia and her Ph.D. in ecology from Colorado State University.  She was a postdoctoral research associate in urban ecology at Arizona State University as part of the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term Ecological Research Project before joining the faculty of Texas Tech University in 2000.

Last modified: 
Sep 12, 2014