Lauren Watine

Lauren Watine
Mentor: Dr. William Giuliano
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
 
"I became involved with research in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation because it allowed me to create a project that really focused in on my main interest: predator management. Historically, carnivores and their management have been controversial; many different types of people have many different opinions on how carnivores should be managed, something that has always intrigued me."
 

Major

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Minor

International Studies in Agricultural and Life Sciences

Research Interests

  • Mammalian Carnivores
  • Management
  • Human-Wildlife Conflicts

Academic Awards

  • UF IFAS Summer Internship
  • Florida Wildlife Federation Undergraduate Scholarship Award
  • Undergraduate Researcher Award in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Organizations

  • UF Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Volunteer

  • N/A

Hobbies and Interests

  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Running With My Dog
  • Traveling

Research Description

Another Florida Invader: Coyote Dietary Habits
Coyotes are a relatively recent invader of Florida implicated in the decline of numerous wildlife species and pet and livestock depredation. My goal is to understand coyote food use in Florida, particularly the importance of game and rare wildlife species, pets, and livestock.