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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. Salerno and Dr. 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.

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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

Andie Conlon

Andie Conlon

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

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

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Brielle Manzolillo

PhD student, Department of Forest and Rangeland Stewardship, advised by Dr. 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 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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Cassandre Venumière--Lefebvre

Visiting Graduate Student, Université Paris Saclay

Project: For her graduate internship, Cassandre is working with Dr. Kevin Crooks and Dr. Stewart Breck on a systematic literature review on the topic of human-carnivore coexistence

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Richard Berl

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Human Dimensions of Natural Resources

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 (Kevin Crooks and George Wittemyer, advisors)

Project: Spatial modelling of carnivore habitat suitability and conflict hotspots

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