Okavango Delta, Botswana

As global change leads to increasingly rapid habitat alteration, research advancing our understanding of animal movement is needed to aid conservation planning. In the Okavango Delta, both increasing tourism infrastructure and dramatic seasonal fluctuations in the Delta’s hydrography alter the movement patterns of resident wildlife populations. To better understand movement patterns essential to species persistence, we study the movement ecology of large carnivores and explore how fine-scale movement behavior links to broad-scale patterns of landscape connectivity in this dynamic system.

Group member and photo credits: Briana Abrahms