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My focus is on survival, space use, fecundity, and diet of caracals, particularly as it relates to species diversity and top down ecosystem regulation. I work with Namibian farmers and conduct research on Namibian?s perceptions of carnivores.


I teach Mammalogy at the University of Arizona. In addition, I collaboratively develop outreach and education programs for K-12 students focused on carnivores.


  • BS in Conservation Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
  • MS in Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • PhD in Wildlife Conservation and Management, minor in Applied Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (in progress)