I am excited to share that my collaborators and I just had a new article come out in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning. The article, titled “Urbanization affects the behavior of a predator-free ungulate in protected lands,” details changes in important key deer behaviors in close proximity to urban areas. We also highlight how the Florida Keys ecosystems lack terrestrial apex predators, providing a kind of “control” system for assessing impacts of urbanization on deer without confounding effects from predators. This work came to fruition via close collaboration with my coauthors Dr. Mike Cove, Olivia Siegal, and Dr. Marcus Lashley. I was a technician for Mike’s dissertation research many moons ago, and we have revisited his datasets for several papers over the past few years—check out my research pages for more.