Recent news and events
August 2019: Abigail sage successfully defends her MS thesis titled "Integrating social dimensions into spatial connectivity planning for grizzly bears." Great work Abby! Onward and upward.
April 2019: Lots to report! Abby Sage (MS student) and Mark Ditmer (postdoc) presented their work at US-IALE annual meeting in Fort Collins, CO. And, Alex Killion (PhD student) published a paper in the Journal of Land Use Science about designing multifunctional landscapes.
February 19 2019: Congrats to Tara Easter for publishing one of her thesis chapters about mammal diversity outside Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park in Biological Conservation.
February 4 2019: Excited to see our preprint manuscript with colleagues in WWF and CNRS (France) about using multi-species occupancy models to infer wildlife poaching in Southeast Asia.
January 27 2019: Happy to hear that our article in Conservation Biology about governing trade-offs in ecosystem (dis)services for wildlife conservation was recommended in Faculty of 1000
January 17 2019: Edward Trout defends his thesis proposal during Boise State Biology graduate student showcase. He crushed it.
January 16 2019: Boise State faculty, Neil Carter and Jesse Barber, and students, Kate Markham, Hannah Zimmerman, and Heidi Ware (alumna) present work on animal vulnerability to anthropogenic nightlight and noise at the Idaho Conservation League.
December 6: Alex Killion leads new study in Ecology and Society about ways to prepare the next generation of sustainability scientists.
November 9: Congrats to Alex Killion for successfully completing his comprehensive exams and becoming a PhD candidate.
October 23: Neil Carter, Alex Killion, and Rose Graves coauthor paper with Silvia Ceaușu and Jens‐Christian Svenning in Conservation Biology that presents an integrated research framework to evaluate the services and disservices of wildlife in landscapes shared with people.
September 27: Alex Killion and Neil Carter, together with Boise State and Michigan State coauthors, publish study in Conservation Biology that uses novel method to examine how the salience of different topics on gray wolves in news media change over time.
September 22: Neil Carter and Mike Poulos coauthor paper with Paola Bouley and Rui Blanco in Biological Conservation that presents data from the first, long-term study underway of a recovering population of indigenous, free-ranging lions in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.
August 30: Kate Markham presents her proposed PhD research, "Evaluating and managing the large-scale effects of sensory pollution on wildlife habitats" at the Biology Department's Graduate Student Proposal Symposium.
August 17: Neil Carter presents final results on collaborative project about the effects of ground transportation development on endangered tigers in Nepal’s Chitwan National Park - a UNESCO site. Project was funded by the Rapid Response Facility.
July 23: Tara Easter presents her poster, "Quantifying Mammalian Distributions and Richness to Inform Conservation Planning in a Multi-Use Area of Mozambique" at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Toronto.
July 16-18: Neil Carter, Mark Ditmer, and Kate Markham meet with National Parks Service collaborators in Fort Collins, CO to provide updates on sensory stimuli and wildlife project.
July 7: Edward Trout joins the lab as a MS student. We welcome him by going out in the field in central Idaho to set camera traps all weekend along with the Wood River Wolf Project .
July 5: Tara Easter presents her master's research for the "Science Talks" series in Gorongosa National Park.
July 4-6: Tara Easter co-leads a 3-day workshop on camera trapping and occupancy analysis for Mozambican masters students in Gorongosa National Park.
June 26: Alex Killion and colleagues present a paper on Approaches to Ignite Participatory Modeling and Stakeholder Synthesis at the International Congress on Environmental Modelling and Software in Fort Collins, CO.
June 24: Neil Carter discusses the findings and implications of shifting mammalian activity patterns (from his recent paper in Science) during an interview with National Public Radio. Listen here.
June 18: Alex Killion speaks at the International Symposium on Society and Resource Management in Salt Lake City, UT on Innovative Graduate Education.
June 14: Neil Carter co-authors paper in Science about humans making wildlife more nocturnal.
May 31: Mark Ditmer joins the lab as a post-doc. Welcome Mark!
May 23: Tara Easter successfully defends her thesis, "Quantifying Mammalian Interactions and Distributions to Inform Conservation Planning in Mozambique." Congratulations Tara!
May 17: Kate Markham represents the Biology Department at the 8th grade STEAM Fair in Marsing, ID.
May 7-10: With Human Environment Systems faculty, Neil Carter is one of the leaders of "The Social-Ecological Future of the West" Workshop, hosting notable researchers from across the West.
May 9: Tara Easter presents her work, "Spatial prediction of mammal richness outside Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park for landscape corridor planning" to donors and volunteers at Zoo Boise.
April 25: Tara Easter is awarded a prestigious Early Career Grant from the National Geographic Society.
April 17-19: Abby Sage and Alex Killion attend the High Divide Collaborative Meeting in Dillon, MT to discuss the future of agriculture, drought residency, land use, and wildlife in the region.
April 19: Tara Easter wins an award for her poster titled, "Quantifying Mammalian Distributions for Conservation Planning in a Multi-Use Area in Mozambique" presented at BSU's Graduate Student Showcase.
April 16: Post-baccalaureate student Anna Roser presents her poster, "Managing for coexistence between grizzly bears and humans: Is it working?" at BSU's Undergraduate Research Conference.
April 15: Currently a master's student, Tara Easter accepts a place in the Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior PhD Program. Tara will remain in the Conservation and Coexistence Group and continue to be supervised by Dr. Neil Carter.
April 10: Alex Killion presents his paper titled, "Quantifying Spatiotemporal Changes in Media Salience of the Gray Wolf" at the International Association for Landscape Ecology's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.
March 11: Julie Ramirez is accepted to the prestigious Organization for Tropical Studies' LSAMP Research Experience for Undergraduates Program. Julie will be working at La Selva Research Station in Costa Rica with Dr. Amanda Wendt from June-August this upcoming summer.
March 8: Abby Sage presents her poster, "A socio-ecological approach for evaluating likelihood of conflict in Idaho and Montana" at the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Fort Hall, ID.
March 7: Alex Killion is awarded the newly established EEB Graduate Scholar Award to develop a new research hub to empower local conservation organizations.
March 2: Julie Ramirez presents her paper, "Coexistence 101: A Global Review on Human-Wildlife Conflict" at the LSAMP/SHPE Undergraduate Research Conference.
March 1: New paper "Climate change, disease range shifts, and the future of the African lion" published in Conservation Biology by Neil Carter and lab alumnus Michael Poulos.