"Carnivore complexities within dynamic socio-ecological interfaces"
This is a hybrid event and a Zoom link will be sent to all registrants closer to the date. For attendees joining in person, there will be a reception held shortly after the seminar.
Please reach out to Natalie Trotta ([email protected]) if you would like to meet with Dr. Harris.
All visitors attending in-person are required to comply with Columbia University's health and safety guidelines, including mandatory primary COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible individuals. Visitors should be prepared to provide proof of primary if asked.
About Dr. Harris:
Dr. Nyeema Harris is an environmental scientist who researches mechanisms promoting and threatening wildlife species persistence. During her Ph.D., Harris worked on applied conservation in the Eastern Region of the U.S. Forest Service and after receiving her degree converted into a research wildlife biologist with the Pacific Northwest Research Station. She then held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral position at the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the University of California, Berkeley, followed by a second postdoctoral fellowship at the venerable Luc Hoffman Institute of the World Wildlife Fund in Switzerland.
Harris, whose scholarship focuses on wildlife and conservation biology, also has displayed a strong competence in geospatial analysis of wildlife species occurrences and movement as a consequence of habitat loss and land development in human-dominated landscapes. She works in rural areas of West Africa and urban centers in the U.S. She uses and integrates diverse methods to examine a wide range of topics, including parasite-wildlife host relationships and the potential for coextinctions in an era of global environmental change; rural and urban infrastructure development and the spatial distribution of mammalian carnivores and their prey species; wildlife population demography and resilience; and wildlife management regimes. The overarching theme of her research is to further scientific understanding that informs land use development in ways that promote the coexistence of humans and wildlife across complex landscapes.
About Emerging Voices in the Geosciences & Society:
The Emerging Voices in the Geosciences & Society seminar series amplifies early-career scientists from underrepresented groups whose research lies at the intersection of climate and social science. Through campus visits, strategic planning sessions, and transdisciplinary lectures, Emerging Voices advances the Climate School Office of Research's goals of deploying research to forge a more inclusive future for all.