I am on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Mountain Lion Foundation; I host a podcast called Wild Connection that explores our relationship with nature; and I have authored several popular science books.
My research interests focus on social & mating behavior with applications to conservation. My current focus is on the interaction of personality & social network dynamics. I also authored two popular science books, Wild Connection & Raised by Animals.
2021 Jordán, F., Kovács B., Verdolin, J.L. 2021. Social flexibility, resource availability, and social network variability in Gunnison’s prairie dogs. Behaviour DOI:10.1163/1568539X-bja10118
2015 Nunn, C.L., Jordán, F., McCabe, C., Verdolin, J.L., Fewell, J. Parasitism and group size: It is more than just a numbers game. Phil Trans Roy Soc B 370: 20140111; 2014 Verdolin, J.L., Traud, A.L. & Dunn, R. Key players and hierarchical organization of prairie dog social networks. Ecological Complexity 19, 140-147.
I teach or co-teach courses in Wildlife Conservation, Natural Resource Management, and Animal Behavior.
PhD, 2008, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
MSc, 2001, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
BS, 1998, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL