Nathaniel Rayl


Ph.D. Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology. 2017. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

M.S. Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology. 2012. University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

B.A. Philosophy. 2000. Haverford College.


Biography: I am a wildlife ecologist with broad research interests in spatial ecology, predator-prey interactions, disease ecology, and population dynamics. My primary goal as a researcher is to ask and answer applied questions to improve ecosystem management for both wildlife and human benefit. Currently, my research focuses on how elk migration, weather variability, and climate change interact to impact the distribution of elk-to-livestock brucellosis transmission risk.