Gary McCracken

Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Director of the Center for Environmental Biotechnology

Phone: 865-974-3065
E-mail: gmccrack@utk.edu

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Gary McCracken researches population biology, molecular ecology, animal behavior, conservation biology, and the ecology of infectious diseases. He focuses on bats, insects, and fungal and viral pathogens. His lab projects involve field studies combined with molecular assays, and ongoing collaboration with the university's Institute for Ecological Modeling. McCracken is widely renown for his research on the impact of the White Nose Syndrome (WNS) epidemic on North American populations of bats.

Topics of expertise: Bats, conservation biology, ecology of infectious diseases, molecular ecology, and population biology