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Michael Butler Brown


PhD Student ~ Bolger Lab

From zebras to giraffes, the large mammal assemblages of east Africa provide fascinating systems in which explore the interface of population ecology and spatial ecology in dynamic environments. I am most keenly interested in examining the individual-to-population level responses to changes in the environment - from seasonal variation in resource distribution to large scale human-driven disturbances- and exploring how an understanding of these interactions might be used to craft conservation strategy. My current projects emphasize the population ecology and spatial ecology of the endangered Rothschild's giraffe in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. I am driven by applied problems addressing conservation issues with approaches rooted in multidisciplinary understanding across scales. With a deep appreciation for fieldwork and analytical approaches, I seek to translate relevant findings into meaningful management and conservation decisions through effective policy and community engagement.

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