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My research program strives to develop two central themes:

  • 1) carnivore ecology, conflict management, and conservation;
  • 2) developing methods to sample and monitor populations of animals that are difficult to count.

The complex dynamics of expanding and contracting carnivore populations, overabundant and endangered native species, and continuing land use changes provide ample opportunities to address current conservation and wildlife management issues in the Southeast US. An advantage to my quantitative approach to both ecological theory and conservation applications is that concepts and approaches can extend across taxa and regions. Working to refine methods in applied conservation and monitoring focused on projects in the US, we can extend our experiences to contribute to international conservation efforts.

Project Spotlight


bear swatting at treats

MS Black Bear Monitoring

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bear in the field

Maine Black Bear Stable Isotope Study

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Pangolins

Tropical African Pangolin Monitoring

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Starving Deer

Deer Density and Impacts of CWD and Flooding

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gobbler in the field

Mississippi Turkey Demographic Models

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Noninvasive Genetic Sampling

Noninvasive Genetic Sampling

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Urban Carnivores

Urban Carnivores

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The Virginia Appalachian Coyote Study

The Virginia Appalachian Coyote Study

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Andean Bear Corridor Study

Andean Bear Corridor Study

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Southern Illinois Camera Trap Study

Southern Illinois Carnivores

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SoCal Rodents and Fire

SoCal Fire Project

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