J Alex Baecher

J Alex Baecher

Postdoctoral Researcher

Scheffers Lab @ University of Florida

The good bits: Native to the foothills of Arkansas’ Ozark Mountains. My life consists of… my wife (Kristin), my daughter (Faye), my dog (Ollie), herping, hiking, swimming and canoeing, woodworking, and home DIY projects.

The serious bits: I am a landscape ecologist, with interest in research at the interface between conservation, ecological theory, and mathematical modeling. I primarily work with reptiles and amphibians, but am interested in the processes determining the distribution of biodiversity more broadly.


  • Conservation
  • Ecological theory
  • Herpetology
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Reproducible Research
  • Natural History
  • Statistics


  • Ph.D., Interdisciplinary Ecology, 2024

    University of Florida

  • M.Sc., Biology, 2017

    Eastern Kentucky University

  • B.Sc., Biology, 2014

    University of Arkansas