On this week’s podcast I talk about something that students ask me a lot – how do I choose my research? When I was in graduate school, this question lingered over me for the first six months. How in the world out of all of the things to study do I pick something?
#56: Welcome Mammals Into Your Yard the Right Way
Last week I talked about how you can make your front and backyard wildlife-friendly, and this week, I’m talking specifically about mammals!
Do Deer Fear Coyotes, Hikers, or Hunters?
Over the past century, the Eastern United States has seen their forests regrow, their large predators disappear, and their white-tailed deer become more numerous than ever…
Elephant FAQs: My Elephant Research
I studied African forest elephants for my Ph.D. and have given many presentations on my research and their behavior. Below I’ve aggregated the questions regarding my elephant research and have answered them below.
#31: Can Coyotes and Humans Replace Apex Predators in the Eastern USA?
This week Colorado citizens voted to reintroduce grey wolves on their prey. Historically, grey wolves were all over the west, but currently they extirpated (locally extinct) through most of their range. Voters are now letting these apex predators come back…
#27. Charging Elephants and Fresh Dung: Challenges from the Field
This week’s episode is all about studying elephants non-invasively through their dung and using it as a source of DNA. Did you know that some scientists study elephants completely through their dung? Some never even see the elephants!