Our lab group seeks to understand how global change (climate change, habitat alteration and human hunting) influences animal behavior, population dynamics and community organization.  Our emphasis is on combining quantitative and field techniques to better understand the ecology of wildlife so as to better inform their management and conservation.  

Recent News


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Pumas feel the fear near humans

Justine’s recent paper in the Proceedings of Royal Society B received quite a

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Conservationists of the Year for 2014

The Land Trust of Santa Cruz County Board of Trustees named Dr. Jodi

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Wild cats need to count calories, too

Science coverage or our – wait for it – article in Science.  With

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Cheetahs and pumas may have hunting strategies down to a science

Another nice article on our recent Science paper.  This one in the LA


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