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Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a large carnivore ecologist with an expertise in using statistical modeling and emerging technology to investigate how humans are changing the way carnivores use landscapes. She is currently studying the drivers of human carnivore conflict, including how human development either facilitates or disrupts connectivity of carnivore habitat and how to proactively mitigate that disruption. She has worked on similar research with black bears in the Western Great Basin, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, as well as grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.

Dr. Wynn-Grant received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University, her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She completed a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. Her doctoral and postdoctoral research focused on the ecological and social drivers of carnivore behavioral patterns in human-modified landscapes. She is currently a Fellow with National Geographic Society working on carnivore conservation in partnership with the American Prairie Reserve and a Visiting Scientist at the American Museum of Natural History.