Saeideh Esmaeili

Sustainability Leadership Fellow Cohort: 2022-2023

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability and Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Research Summary: I am a wildlife biologist working on large mammal populations and their habitats. My work focuses on how animals interact with their environment and respond to surrounding features, including human presence. The outcome of my research provides wildlife managers with science-based strategies to better conserve and manage populations and their habitats. I am currently studying movements and habitat selection of feral equid populations, as well as other endangered wild members of horse family. Meanwhile, I explore mechanisms underlying animals’ decisions to use their habitat, which contributes to the progress of ecology as a science.

Advisor: Sarah R. B. King