I am a human-environment systems researcher interested in the efficacy and politics of wildlife conservation and management. My dissertation research investigates the intersection between legal, commercial turtle harvest, illegal turtle trapping and trade, and different turtle trapping regulations among states in the Southeast US. My work draws from geography, social-ecological systems, and conservation criminology, and utilizes both qualitative and quantitative methods. With this work and future endeavors, I hope to advance applied conservation research to better incorporate underlying political and cultural interactions and improve policymaking.
MS in Biology, Boise State University, 2018
BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation, North Carolina State University, 2012
- Climate change, cattle, and the challenge of sustainability in a telecoupled system in Africa TS Easter, AK Killion, NH Carter - Ecology and Society, 2018
Rapid human‐induced divergence of life‐history strategies in B ahamian livebearing fishes (family P oeciliidae R Riesch, T Easter, CA Layman, RB Langerhans - Journal of Animal Ecology, 2015
Opportunities for biodiversity conservation outside of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique: A multispecies approach T Easter, P Bouley, N Carter - Biological Conservation, 2019
Road development in Asia: Assessing the range-wide risks to tigers N Carter, A Killion, T Easter, J Brandt, A Ford - Science Advances, 2020
Intraguild dynamics of understudied carnivores in a human‐altered landscape T Easter, P Bouley, N Carter - Ecology and Evolution, 2020