Kaitlyn Gaynor, PI
Postdoctoral fellow, National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
PhD, Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley
BA, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology, Columbia University
E-mail: gaynor [at] zoology.ubc.ca
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I am currently based at the National Center for Ecological Analysis in Santa Barbara, California, and will be joining the UBC faculty in July 2022. My entry point into science was a fascination with animal behavior, and as I spent more time observing wild animals, I came to realize that so many aspects of their behavior are shaped by various forms of human disturbance. My interests have since evolved to include the cascading consequences of human disturbance for ecological communities, and the social dimensions of human-wildlife coexistence. My current research program is thus grounded in a fundamental interest in behavioral and community ecology, with an increasingly applied and interdisciplinary focus, and collaboration is my favorite aspect of research. Outside of science, I find joy in cooking vegetables, riding my bike, fostering community, finding new hiking trails, and exploring new cities.
The group will be growing in Fall 2022 as we establish at UBC. Join us!