Name: Wayne Linklater
Title: Chair, Professor
Office Phone: 916.278.6771
Office Hours: appointment via https://csus.campus.eab.com/
Zoom meeting room: : 916 278 6671
The behaviour, ecology and managment of mammals; Wildlife crime; Environmental games in teaching and research; Environmental psychology & behavior; Human-wildlife conflict; Wild horses - ecology and politics; Science in society and its communication.
Available student projects
I have a number of projects in progress and ideas for new projects that would make excellent studies for student research, internships or thesis. For example:
- Black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) habitat use - data from Hluehlue-iMfolozi Park, South Africa, to be analysed
- Urban deer conflict and management - data from Kensington and El Cerrito cities (funding available)
- Invasive species - an audit of evidenced-based policy and practice
- People's relationships with urban bird biodiversity - data from Oakland CIty
- Road reserve restoration: evaluating planting success - data from Wellington City, New Zealand
Listen to my podcast on 'Talking Feral'
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New Zealand's conservation culture. A presentation to Flora & Fauna, Aotearoa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYDM4yjFTo4
Select, recent publications
For a complete list of publciations and projects visit ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Linklater
Oxpecker guarding rhino: an antidote to human overkill? Current Biology 30: 1965-1969. Plotz R, Linklater W. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2020.03.015
When all life counts in conservation. Conservation Biology. Wallach A, Lundgren E, Batavia C, Nelson M, Yanco E, Linklater W, Carroll S, Celermajer D, Brandis K, Steer J, Ramp D. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13447
Meta-analysis of human connection to nature and proenvironmental behavior. Conservation Biology 34: 180-193. Whitburn J, Linklater W, Abrahamse W. https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13381
Prioritizing cat-owner behaviors for a campaign to reduce wildlife depredation. Conservation Science and Practice. Linklater W, Farnworth M, van Heezik Y, Stafford K, MacDonald E. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.29
On allegations of invasive species denialism. Conservation Biology. Munro D, Steer J, Linklater W. DOI: 10.111/cobi.13278
Single compounds elicit complex behavioural responses in wild, free-ranging rats. Scientific Reports, 8. Jackson M, Keyzers R, Linklater W. 2018. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-30953-1
Sustainable close encounters: integrating tourist and animal behaviour to improve rhinoceros viewing protocols. Animal Conservation. Muntifering J, Linklater W, Naidoo R, !Uri-≠Khob S, du Preez P, Beytell P, Jacobs S, Knight A. 2018. DOI: 10.1111/acv.12454
Courses That I Teach
Trained first as a freshwater ecologist and then later in wildlife biology, I've spent almost 25 years researching, writing and teaching about the ecology, behavior and management of a variety of animals, from meerkats to horses, and rhinoceros to elephant, in Africa, North America, Southeast-Asia and Australia.
Today, more and more of my work is about the behavior of the world's most abundant large mammal - people. I still work in wildlife biology but also to understand better the environmental behavior of people and our relationships, good and bad, with the natural world.
Find out more:
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/wlinklater
ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wayne_Linklater