As a quantitative wildlife ecologist, my work encompasses theoretical and applied science. After receiving a bachelor's degree in Physics, I cut my fieldwork teeth on Magellanic penguins, grassland restoration, wildland firefighting, and African carnivores before returning to graduate school at UC Berkeley's Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management. I conducted my dissertation research in the Brashares Lab in collaboration with the Botswana Predator Conservation Trust. Being interested in the theories and tools developed for studying and conserving megafauna in a diverse range of environments, I am currently a postdoctoral researcher and Presidential Management Fellow in NOAA's Southwest Fisheries Science Center. You can reach me at briana.abrahms [at] noaa.gov.