Thomas ConnorPostdoctoral Researcher
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Ph.D. Michigan State University
I am broadly interested in wildlife conservation and ecology in the modern context of the Anthropocene. To this end, I utilize methods in spatial ecology to analyze data gathered from GPS tracking technology, noninvasive genetics, camera traps, and other sources in order to answer a variety of conservation, management, and scientific questions in coupled human and natural systems. I am currently working with the Karuk Tribe to estimate Roosevelt elk habitat use, population dynamics, and responses to prescribed burns in Northern California.
Before joining the Brashares group, I completed my PhD at Michigan State University (MSU) studying wild giant panda populations in Sichuan, China. While based at MSU, I also worked on a variety of projects in the fields of conservation and sustainability at the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability.