Ellen Candler

Degree: 
PhD

University Address

150 Skok Hall

Advisor(s)

Research Interest

Animal Behavior
Habitats & Ecosystems
Human Dimensions
Wildlife

Research

Predictable anthropogenic food subsidies are wildly used around the globe by wildlife. Resources from garbage dumps to bird feeders influence wildlife in many ways and on many levels. Pulsed anthropogenic resources are distinguished from other anthropogenic resources by their brevity on the landscape and their predictability potential by wildlife. I am interested in better understanding the extent to which these pulsed resources affect wildlife.

I am primarily interested in understanding the extent that Hunter derived food sources influence the scavenger community and particularly carnivores. These resources include food sources such as hunter bait piles or hunter offal.