Dr Amy Dickman
Kaplan Research Fellow in Felid Conservation, Pembroke College
I first joined WildCRU in 1997 after completing a B.Sc. degree in Zoology from the University of Liverpool. Through WildCRU, I worked for 5 years with Laurie Marker at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia, investigating cheetah and leopard ecology, as well as methods of mitigating human-cheetah conflict. I then completed an M.Sc. at the University of Oxford, investigating the determinants of human-carnivore conflict in Tanzania; work that I developed further for my Ph.D. from UCL. I rejoined WildCRU in 2009 and am now developing a joint carnivore-ecology/human-carnivore conflict study around Ruaha National Park in Tanzania. I will be trying to examine which social and ecological factors are most significant in driving human-wildlife conflict in the Ruaha landscape, and therefore how it can best be resolved, as well as examining felid ecology across different land use types. I am also involved in using detection dogs for wildlife research, and hope to develop that work further during my current Fellowship.
Ruaha Carnivore Programme
Institute of Zoology
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation
A full list of publications including non-wildcru publications can be found here.
My main focus of interest is large carnivore conservation, and particularly the magnitude and drivers of human-carnivore conflict
ProjectsRuaha Carnivore Conservation
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