Assistant professor of wildlife management and policy, UC Berkeley
Senior advisor for wildlife conservation, US Department of Agriculture
AB, Bowdoin College; MEM, Yale University; PhD, University of Wyoming
Research Interests / Specializations:
Wildlife ecology, management, and policy; Biodiversity conservation; Landscape conservation; Science outreach and communication
My group studies the effects of environmental change on the behavioral, population, and community ecology of wide-ranging wildlife. We also contribute to efforts to conserve and restore wildlife habitat, and to reduce human-wildlife conflicts. We partner with interdisciplinary scholars as well as agencies, non-profits, and private landowners to make sure we are asking the right questions and making the best research contributions we can. From time to time, we also work with photographers, artists, storytellers, and media organizations to communicate about science and conservation to the public. Our work is motivated by a global need for science and conservation solutions that promote both ecological integrity and human wellbeing, especially in working landscapes. You can read more about our research interests, study areas, publications, and lab members on the Middleton Lab website.