B.A. Environmental Biology, Columbia University, 2010
My research interests lie at the intersection of behavioral ecology and conservation biology. I am broadly interested in how habitat reduction, fragmentation, and degradation, through land-use change and human-wildlife conflict, affect wildlife social behavior, movement, and habitat use patterns. An understanding of behavioral plasticity in response to environmental change will shed light on the evolution of animal behavior and will enable us to make predictions about wildlife responses to further habitat alteration caused by anthropogenic impacts and climate change.
Gaynor, K.M., Mwasi, S.M., & Okello, M.M. 2013. The insularization of Amboseli National Park, Kenya. Proceedings of the IVth International Wildlife Management Congress, 9-12 July 2012, Durban, South Africa. The Wildlife Society.
Gaynor, K.M. & Cords, M. 2012. Antipredator and social monitoring functions of vigilance behavior in blue monkeys. Animal Behaviour 84(3): 531-537.
Remans, R., Flynn, D.F.B., Declerck, F., Diru, W., Fanzo, J., Gaynor, K., et al. 2011. Assessing nutritional diversity of cropping systems in African villages. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21235. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021235
Impink, E. & Gaynor, K.M. 2010. Understanding sustainability through traditional Maasai pastoral systems in southern Kenya. Consilience: The Journal of Sustainable Development 4(1): 167-180.
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2013
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
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