Coffee Break: Mediating Wildlife-Human Relationships Through Behavioral Ecology

In this virtual Coffee Break from April 18, 2024, we were joined by Allie Burnett, Ph.D. candidate within the University of Arizona’s School of Natural Resources and the Environment, to learn more about some of the latest research to understand wildlife-human relationships and reduce conflict. For her research, Allie focused specifically on the dynamics at play in Tucson.

In her talk, Allie shared more about her research strategy, which includes the use of wildlife cameras, dietary analyses, public surveys, and more. We also learned about how this research could be applied to inform future land-use decisions, such as for city planning and wildlife corridors, and how it can help our greater community by allowing us to see the world through the eyes of a wild animal.