Shelley Alexander, PhD

Ph.D. Geography, Spatial Ecology Department of Geography University of Calgary, Canada

Shelley Alexander

Areas of Research

Human-Animal Relationships, Conservation and Geospatial Science
My research is diverse and focuses on carnivore conservation, specifically wild canids (coyotes and wolves, but also fox, painted dogs). I have a focus on welfare with respect to research methods and practice and interest in improving co-existence. All research programs have engaged Geospatial analysis as some component. My research is non-invasive, mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) and addresses emergent issues in human-animal relationships. Full profiles available on my lab website

Supervising degrees

Geography - Doctoral: Accepting Inquiries
Geography - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Geography - Masters: Accepting Inquiries
Geography - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

Working with this supervisor

Funded and non-funded positions available. Students must be interested in mixed-methods study of human-coyote encounters and co-existence. Must be willing to deploy qualitative methods and have an aptitude with GIS, on-line survey development, plus keen interest in animal welfare science and geo-ethics. See the Foothills Coyote Initiative ( for details.

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