Amanda Hardy

Amanda Hardy
Ph.D. Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

Transportation systems are society‘s arteries, moving people, goods and services that support a high quality of life. However, roads often bisect wildlife habitats, resulting in animal-vehicle collisions; habitat fragmentation; habitat degradation due to light, water, air and noise pollution; and potential barriers to animal movements. As a ―road ecologist‖, I use applied sciences to understand and reduce conflicts between wildlife, transportation infrastructure and people. This work has important implications for driver safety and economic impacts related to animal-vehicle collisions, as well helping wildlife populations persist by allowing their movements through human-dominated landscapes to access resources necessary for survival and reproduction.

Fellowship Details: 
Fellowship Year: 
2011-2012
Other Affiliations: 
Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (GDPE)
Department of Fish Wildlife & Conservation Biology
Warner College of Natural Resources