The Team

Justine Smith, PI

Justine joined the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology department at UC Davis in January 2020. Her research interests include predator-prey interactions, movement behavior, foraging ecology, wildlife restoration, and human-wildlife interactions.

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley Postdoctoral Scholar
University of California, Santa Cruz PhD: Environmental Studies
University of Colorado, Boulder BA: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Anthropology

CONTACT

justinesmith (at) ucdavis.edu



Ellie Bolas, PhD student

Ellie’s research interests include island ecology, wildlife community ecology, wildlife conservation, and human-wildlife interactions. Her master’s research investigates competition and habitat partitioning by carnivores on the California Channel Islands. Her PhD will explore the spatial ecology of mule deer and predator-prey dynamics with mountain lions across varying degrees of development and human influence. Outside of research, Ellie contributes to projects that expand diversity, equity, and public engagement in science.

EDUCATION

University of California, Davis  MS: Ecology, anticipated March 2020 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  BA: Environmental Studies, Religious Studies

CONTACT

ebolas (at) ucdavis.edu