George Wittemyer
Asst. Prof. and Lab Admin

Conservation, evolution, and ecology of wildlife (usually big ones)

Chairman of the Scientific Board Save the Elephants
Technical Adviser to Kenya Wildlife Service

Postdoctoral Researcher

Scientist extraordinaire

Social evolution and Asian elephant conservation

Uda Walawe National Park Sri Lanka

Graeme Shannon
Postdoctoral Researcher

Scottish secessionist and famed photographer

Impacts of anthropogenic sounds on natural systems

National Parks Service Night Skies and Natural Sounds Division


Shifra Goldenberg
PhD Candidate

Elephant identification guru

The effects of human disturbance on socially complex systems. Research focused on how altered social contact patterns resulting from size-selective harvesting affect fitness and demographic processes in wild elephants.

Festus Ihwagi
PhD Candidate
University of Twente (Netherlands)
co-Advisor Andrew Skidmore


Factors influencing the illegal killing of elephants in Laikipai/Samburu Monitoring of Illegal Killing of Elephants (MIKE) site

Patrick Lendrum
Graduate Student

New Recruit

Human influences on wildlife community structure

Joe Northrup
PhD Candidate


Influence of anthropogenic impacts on animal spatial ecology, specifically focusing on energy development impacts on mule deer in the Piceance basin of Colorado

Lab Alumni (those who survived)

Emma Lynch
Graduated MSc in 2013
Currently at National Parks Service Night Skies and Natural Sounds Division