Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2020-2021
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology and the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology
Research Summary: Conflicts between humans and wildlife driven by rapid urbanization now threaten wildlife populations, ecosystem services, and the food security and health of people living with wildlife. I am interested in how we can use wildlife behavior and emerging technologies to find immediate interventions that reduce risk to people and animals and long-term conservation strategies for coexistence. My current research is focused on identifying how demography, behavior, and landscape factors drive crop-raiding by elephants, and the development of non-lethal tools to reduce conflict in collaboration with local communities and conservation practitioners.