Stacy Lischka

Stacy Lischka
PhD Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

Expanding human development increases the ways humans and wildlife interact. Interactions sometimes lead to conflicts, which cause consequences ranging from decreased human tolerance for wildlife to killing conflict-causing animals. Conflicts are caused by wildlife and human behaviors, and require an understanding of both to identify solutions. I have applied an interdisciplinary framework to understand the role of human and animal behavior in human-wildlife conflict, suggesting management actions that limit conflicts, increase tolerance for wildlife, and conserve populations. I study human-wildlife coexistence in the context of human-black bear conflict by exploring social and ecological factors that affect the risk of conflict.

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Warner College of Natural Resources
Department of Fish Wildlife & Conservation Biology