Navigating the human footprint: mechanisms and consequences of functional connectivity for animals in shared landscapes
Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor
National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Dr. Kaitlyn Gaynor is a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist, and her research draws on behavioral and community ecology to understand the roles that humans play in ecological systems. Kaitlyn received her PhD from UC Berkeley and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara. This summer, she will be joining the Zoology and Botany faculty at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In her seminar talk, Kaitlyn will be discussing her research on the role of animal behavior in mediating the responses of large mammals to human activity and infrastructure, sharing insights from global and regional meta-analyses and case studies from California and Mozambique.