community ecology, predator-prey interactions, social-ecological systems, human-wildlife coexistence
I am a community ecologist interested in better understanding how changing land uses and human activity patterns influence predator-prey interactions in terrestrial mammals. My research evaluates the landscape-scale consequences of human disturbances on species habitat use, connectivity, and population persistence.
My current work in Hopland, California employs a combination of experiments, research monitoring techniques, and GPS tracking technologies to examine how mammal communities percieve risk by people and predators across multiple spatial and temporal scales. My dissertation focuses on private and working lands conservation, and considers the social and ecological dynamics of changing environments.
Honors and Awards
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2017
Amy Van Scoyoc
Mailing addressDepartment of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management
130 Mulford Hall #3114
Berkeley, CA 94720