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CHLOE PEPKE

Chloe’s focus is on endangered species conservation, interspecific interactions, and human-wildlife coexistence. She is particularly interested in how technology can be used to aid in these conservation goals, such as camera trap monitoring, GIS tools, and methods for individual identification.  

 

She graduated in 2020 from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Ecology & Biodiversity. During her undergraduate, Chloe studied abroad in Ecuador where she learned about local conservation efforts in ecosystems all over the country, including the Galapagos Islands. After her return, she partnered with one of the reserves she had visited to complete her thesis on the Andean Bear.

 

As a part of the Poulsen lab, Chloe is studying spatial and temporal behaviors of neotropical feline species to investigate how they interact with each other, as well as the potential impacts of ecotourism on animal behavior. Her goals are to help inform not only ongoing conservation efforts, but also local communities to help mitigate conflict between humans and these carnivores.