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Kathleen Longshore

Dr. Kathy Longshore is a Scientist Emeritus with the Western Ecological Research Center.

Her research interests are in animal ecology with emphasis in the application of behavioral ecology to wildlife management and conservation in arid ecosystems. Behavioral indicators can provide an early warning to population declines or habitat degradation before numerical or ecosystem-level responses are evident. As such, they can be used to monitor the effectiveness of management programs. Dr. Longshore's work encompasses both basic and applied aspects of animal behavior with a specific focus on direct and indirect anthropogenic impacts on animal behavior that may in turn, may impact biodiversity.


  • Behavioral Ecology
  • Habitat Modeling
  • Effects of Anthropogenic Disturbance
  • Telemetry (radio and/or satellite)
  • Wildlife Biology
  • Conservation Biology