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The Wild Life - The Wild Life 16th July 2021
Carnivore Ecology with Dr Mariela Gantchoff

Carnivore Ecology with Dr Mariela Gantchoff

In this episode, Devon sits down with Carnivore Ecologist Dr Mariela Gantchoff to talk about

  • What defines carnivores
  • How their population sizes compare with those of their prey
  • How carnivores impact their ecosystem and what would their ecosystems look like without their presence, specifically bears and cougars
  • Basic biology, diet, and behavior 
  • Impacts on populations
  • How there behavior in biology influence by humans
  • Sources of conflict
  • How people can be more tolerant so that the species can persist
  • How we need to change our behavior
  • How to recolonize do you species with human wildlife conflicts in mind