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Vanessa Springer



Vanessa is originally from the Bay Area, California and completed her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Conservation and Management from the University of Arizona. Her current research is on occupancy of tayra and co-occurrence dynamics between the Andean bear and other species in the cloud forest of the Ecuadorian Andes. She is also a graduate mentor for the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program which seeks to promote diversity in the field of conservation.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 4

Phd Students: 6

Post Docs: 4

University Staff: 2

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 12

Scientific Publications: 55

Presentations: 84


Contact Information


New York Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Cornell University
  2. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute