ABOUT THE GROUP
The Conservation & Coexistence Group is interested in investigating how social and environmental factors, and their interactions, influence the capacity for people and wildlife to coexist on shared landscapes. For example, broad research questions we are currently pursuing include:
(i) How do social-environmental interactions and feedbacks limit or facilitate large terrestrial carnivore recovery amidst contentious social and policy discourses?
(ii) What are the tradeoffs and synergies of conserving wildlife species while meeting the resource and development needs of a growing human population under different future scenarios (e.g., economic development, climate change, land use change)?
To examine these questions, our research group uses a systems approach that melds theory and methods from both natural and social sciences. If you’re interested in learning more about our group please contact us Dr. Neil Carter using the link above. Please visit the Prospective Students page for more information on opportunities for joining the group.