Broadly, I hope to work at the intersection of ecology, evolution, behavior, and conservation in the face of human disturbance. I am interested in how trophic interactions are disrupted by human disturbance, especially in the case of top predators and the ways adaptation and behavior complicate the ecological views of these interactions. I have a very broad range of interests; in addition to the ways in which parasites, diseases, and contaminants move through ecosystems and effect interactions between animals and their environments, I am also fascinated by animal migrations or long-distance movements and the inherent conservation challenges in varying space-use by animals; the application of island biogeography theory to fragmented landscapes; and genetic adaptation and differing conditions for success in response to climate change or other human disturbance. At Berkeley, I hope to look at human-wildlife conflict with predators at the edge of protected spaces and the broader effects on ecosystems.
Parker-Shames, P. and B. Rodriguez-Herrera (2013) Maximum Weight Capacity of Leaves Used by Tent-Roosting Bats: Implications For Social Structure. Chiroptera Neotropical vol. 19 (3) Special Volume December, 2013: 36-43.
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship 2016
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
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Berkeley, CA 94720