CARNIVORE COEXISTENCE LAB

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~ KATIE STENNES INTERVIEWS DR. ADRIAN TREVES, PROJECT COYOTE SCIENCE ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER 

Tell us about your Carnivore Coexistence Lab and what you are teaching students about carnivore ecology and conservation.

I founded the Carnivore Coexistence Lab in 2007. I’ve been studying predator-prey ecology, behavior and conservation regarding both predators and prey since 1992. My lab is focused on coexistence, especially with large carnivores, and balancing the preservation of these species worldwide to meet the needs of people coexisting with wildlife.

You’ve dedicated a large part of your life to studying native carnivores like wolves and bears. Tell us why you find these animals so fascinating and worthy of research and protection.

For millions of years, humans and large carnivores have competed for food and space. In the past few centuries, humans have caused mass mortality of carnivores worldwide–which has degraded ecosystems in significant ways because keystone carnivores like wolves…

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