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Martha Bierut

PhD Student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

Projects:  Human-elephant conflict issues in western Uganda, and environmental stewardship volunteer retention throughout the United States, advised by Dr. Jon Salerno and Dr. Rebecca Niemiec.

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Cassiopeia Camara

PhD student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Rebecca Niemiec

Project: Analysis of outreach and messaging strategies regarding wolf reintroduction in Colorado.

Andie Conlon

Andie Conlon

MS student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Jon Salerno.

Project: The role of community-based conservation in promoting human-carnivore coexistence in East Africa

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Mireille Gonzalez

PhD student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Rebecca Niemiec

Project: Public and stakeholder attitudes towards wolf conservation and potential reintroduction in Colorado

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Tom Hilton

PhD student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Jon Salerno

Project: Systems impacts of human-wildlife interactions - modeling multilevel economies from households to nation states

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Matt Hyde

PhD student, Graduate Degree Program Ecology, advised by Dr. Stewart Breck and Dr. Kevin Crooks

Project: Conflict prevention between ranchers and predators in the Rocky Mountain West

Monika Lasky

Monica Lasky

M.S. Student, Graduate Degree Program of Ecology, advised by Dr. Sara Bombaci

Project: How human presence alters carnivore-prey interactions in South African food webs.

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Tamara Layden

Tamara Layden

M.S. Student, Graduate Degree Program of Ecology, advised by Dr. Sara Bombaci

Project: The role of community-based land stewardship in shaping carnivore conservation in the tropics of Guatemala

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Kelly Russo

Kelly Russo

MS Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, advised by Dr. George Wittemyer.

Project: Impacts of scavengers on Chronic Wasting Disease spread

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Cassandre Venumière--Lefebvre

PhD Student, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, advised by Dr. Kevin Crooks and Dr. Stewart Breck.

Project: Understanding tolerance of humans towards carnivores, focused on human-bear coexistence

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Erin Weingarten

Erin Weingarten

PhD Student, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, advised by Dr. George Wittemyer.

Project: Incorporating behavioral observations and machine learning to mitigate human-elephant conflict in Kenya.

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Ben Ghasemi

Postdoctoral Fellow and CHCC Project Manager, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Rebecca Niemiec.

Project: Conservation social science and human-carnivore coexistence in the Western U.S.

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Matt Collins

MA student, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Rebecca Niemiec

Project: Cultural, interpersonal, and incentive-based factors that motivate ranchers to employ preventative and non-lethal predator control

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Brielle Manzolillo

PhD student, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, advised by Dr. Courtney Schultz

Project: Political challenges and pathways for success in Colorado wolf reintroduction

Rae Nickerson

Rae Nickerson

MS Student, Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability, advised by Drs. Stewart Breck and Dr. Paul Evangelista

Project: Identifying the psycho-social and socioecological factors influencing landowner reporting behavior of wolf-livestock depredations, and exploring the connections between depredation reporting and compensation policies

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Richard Berl

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources, advised by Dr. Rebecca Niemiec

Projects: Facilitating organizational systems change in state wildlife agencies; Understanding and predicting social attitudes toward wildlife nationally and toward wolf reintroduction in Colorado; Application of computational and machine learning methods to natural resource science

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Mark Ditmer

Mark Ditmer

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, advised by Dr. Kevin Crooks and Dr. George Wittemyer

Project: Spatial modelling of carnivore habitat suitability and conflict hotspots

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