Carnivore Ecology with Dr Mariela Gantchoff

In this episode, Devon sits down with Carnivore Ecologist Dr Mariela Gantchoff to talk about

  • What defines carnivores
  • How their population sizes compare with those of their prey
  • How carnivores impact their ecosystem and what would their ecosystems look like without their presence, specifically bears and cougars
  • Basic biology, diet, and behavior 
  • Impacts on populations
  • How there behavior in biology influence by humans
  • Sources of conflict
  • How people can be more tolerant so that the species can persist
  • How we need to change our behavior
  • How to recolonize do you species with human wildlife conflicts in mind

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