UCLA La Kretz Postdoctoral Fellow Seminar
Integrating wildlife behavior and conservation in a changing world presented by Eric Abelson, Stanford University
Monday, October 28, 2013
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Animal behavior has great, but under-exploited, potential to inform conservation efforts. In this talk, I will describe ways in which wildlife behavioral flexibility, through the proxy of brain size, yields potential explanatory and predictive insights into mammalian extinction vulnerability. Additionally, I will discuss the need for future research on integrating behavior and climate change predictions into road ecology with the goal of minimizing current and future human-wildlife conflict.