Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Erin K Buchholtz, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - South Carolina Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Erin Buchholtz's research bridges landscape ecology and quantitative wildlife ecology, broadly answering the question of how landscape disturbance (be it anthropogenic, fire, invasive species, or something else) impacts connectivity. She works on applied research in the sagebrush biome. This includes work on understanding multispecies connectivity for wildlife as well as the connectedness of fine fuels such as invasive grasses under current and future disturbance. She earned her PhD from Texas A&M University applying principals of spatial ecology and animal movement methods to understanding human-wildlife interactions and habitat selection for elephants in Botswana. She earned her BA in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. Her experience includes: field ecology and research, project management, spatial analysis and mapping, programming in R, remote sensing, and international community development. Erin enjoys working on collaborative, multidisciplinary teams and believes that positive, inclusive teams representing diverse backgrounds and perspectives lead to better science and better conservation outcomes.