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about me.

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. I investigate carnivore behavioural ecology and human-wildlife dynamics through integrated socio-ecological frameworks.

 

Research interests include carnivore movement ecology in spatial and temporal dimensions, modelling human-wildlife interaction dynamics, applied conservation ecology, remote camera trap methodologies, and participatory research practices that place emphasis on engaged equitable partnerships and community-defined research agendas to produce effective locally-relevant conservation outcomes.

My current research focuses on understanding how large carnivore movement analyses can be combined with participatory research elements to gain more robust insights into coexistence mechanisms. I employ camera trap data and a range of modelling techniques to monitor carnivore habitat use and activity patterns in relation to external environmental stimuli. I am also particularly interested in study systems that fall outside of formal protected area structures across shared human-wildlife landscapes.

Education & Past Experiences:

MSc (Spatial Ecology), UVic

BSc (Biology), UVic

Prior to the start of my doctorate, I spent a decade working and volunteering in wildlife ecology research and conservation programs in Canada and to a lesser extent East Africa. My experiences as student, collaborator and educator have advanced a passion for teaching and conducting participatory research that empowers community-created solutions to complex conservation challenges.

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