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Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation department


Optimizing sampling efforts for estimating urban and rural coyote density and determining coyote diet using a noninvasive framework.


  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Wildlife Impact Management (WIM) Section.
  • Bryan M. Kluever, USDA/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center, Florida Field Station.
  • Raoul Boughton, University of Florida, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation.

Graduate Students

Current Students

Natalia Uribe-Castañeda (PhD): Natalia is a Fulbright scholarship recipient from Colombia, SA, who matriculated Fall 2020. Natalia is interested in modeling, developing and testing effective community engagement programs for coral reef restoration.

Previous Students

Caitlin Jacobs (MS). 2014. Florida Panthers and Florida Ranchers : Conflict on the Road to Coexistence.

Emilano Ramalho (PhD). 2012. Jaguar (Panthera onca) population dynamics, feeding ecology, human induced mortality, and conservation in the várzea floodplain forests of Amazonia.

Lucrecia Masaya (Myers). 2010. Test of scent lures and hair snares for captive jaguars and implications for field use.

Grant Sizemore (MS). 2009. Foraging quality of flooded agricultural fields within the Everglades Agricultural Area for wading birds (Ciconiiformes).

Annisa Karim (MS). 2007. Value of tropical hardwood hammock habitat to neotropical migratory birds in the Florida Keys.

Anthony Novak (MS). 2003. Impacts of subsistence hunting on the foraging ecology of jaguar and puma in the Maya Biosphere Preserve, Guatemala.

C. LeeAnn White (MS). 2003. Habitat value of created wetlands to waterbirds in golf course landscapes.

Daniel Thornton (MS). 2003.  Ecological separation within newly sympatric populations of coyotes and bobcats south-central Florida.

Betty Harper (MS). 1999. Influence of fire on breeding bird populations in pine flatwoods habitat in southwest Florida.