Elicia Bell

Elicia Bell
University of Victoria | UVIC · Department of Geography

Master of Science

About

Introduction
My MSc research focuses on understanding carnivore community ecology through the use of camera trap data. The overarching goal is to inform subsequent camera trap work aimed at understanding carnivore space use and activity in response to external stimuli through applying novel spatiotemporal analytic approaches. My broader research interests lie in carnivore behavioural ecology, camera trap methodologies, human-wildlife conflict mitigation and community-based conservation initiatives.

Projects

Project (1)
Project
Spatially coexisting carnivores frequently adopt behavioural mechanisms for mitigating instances of interspecific competition. Such strategies are subject to influence by environmental variables and ecological community composition. This project uses camera trap data to assess the relative impacts that co-occurring carnivores have on one another as a function of habitat type. The overarching goal is to inform subsequent camera trap work aimed at understanding carnivore space use and activity in response to external stimuli through applying novel spatiotemporal analytic approaches aimed at unmarked species in a continuous landscape.