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Comparative Ecology and Conservation of Bears in North and South America


September 2014 - December 2017


Ph.D. student from Peru, South America will synthesize known information on Andean bears, develop a national conservation strategy, and compare Andean and North American black bear conservation and human-wildlife interactions.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 5

Phd Students: 11

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 1

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 64

Scientific Publications: 28

Presentations: 135



Funding Agencies



Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  2. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. University of Massachusetts
  6. Wildlife Management Institute