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Cara Thompson

Cara Thompson


I was born and raised outside of Denver, Colorado. In 2014 I received a B.S. from Colorado State University and have since worked for several state and federal management agencies, as well as non-governmental research organizations. I have spent most of my career working with Western wildlife and ecosystems but also have worked on projects internationally and in southern Missouri. My research at NMSU evaluates the influence Mexican wolf predation risk has on elk habitat selection while my broad research interests include wildlife-habitat interactions, trophic ecology, and conservation ecology/management.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 18

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 2

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 26

Scientific Publications: 52

Presentations: 152


Contact Information


New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish
  2. New Mexico State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey