Eric G. LeFlore
Assistant Professor of Biology
Carnegie Science Hall, Room 315
Ph.D., Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
M.S., Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
B.A., Environmental Studies, Connecticut College
I am broadly interested in conserving biodiversity in the face of increasing pressure on the natural world caused by humans. I aim to understand how human activities affect the populations and distributions of large carnivores. Using an interdisciplinary framework and a variety of field techniques, I study the interactions between people and carnivores in the northeastern United States and sub-Saharan Africa, with the goal of increasing human-carnivore coexistence. Understanding system-specific sociocultural and human dimensions is critical for successful wildlife management. My work bridges the ecological and social sciences by intentionally and purposefully exploring the impacts of colonialism and racism on conservation biology.