Asst. Prof. and Lab Admin
Conservation, evolution, and ecology of wildlife (usually big ones)
Shermin de Silva
Social evolution and Asian elephant conservation
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.
The effects of anthropogenic sound sources on ecosystem functioning and animal behavior
Influence of anthropogenic impacts on animal spatial ecology, specifically focusing on energy development impacts on mule deer in the Piceance basin of Colorado