Dr. Amy M. Hruska

Dr. Amy M. Hruska

Ecologist, Outdoor Enthusiast

About Me

Hello, I’m Amy! I am an ecologist passionate about using science to understand the world around us. I use traditional and cutting-edge methodologies to understand how global changes, such as introduced species, affect the species interactions critical for maintaining ecosystem health and the implications for land management. I collaborate with scientists, natural resource professionals, private landowners, students, and community members to design and implement research projects relevant to conservation and working lands.

Outside of my research, I enjoy time outdoors gardening, hiking, biking, and backpacking. These hobbies fuel my curiosity and continue to inspire me to learn and grow. The main goal of this site and linked social media is to broaden my community virtually through storytelling. I am enthusiastic to both share with and learn from others. I hope you enjoy the content and feel welcome to comment or ask questions!

  • Conservation Biology
  • Plant-animal interactions
  • Natural History
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Ecological Statistics & Modeling
  • PhD in Botany, specialization in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

    University of Hawaii at Manoa

  • MS in Biology

    West Virginia University

  • BSc in Environmental Biology, GIS Certificate

    University of Dayton