The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Aletris Neils

BS in Conservation Biology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
MS in Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
PhD in Wildlife Conservation and Management, minor in Applied Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (in progress)
Office Location: 
Saguaro Hall 107
Mailing Address: 
1311 E. 4th St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Program: 
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Research: 
My focus is on survival, space use, fecundity, and diet of caracals, particularly as it relates to species diversity and top down ecosystem regulation. I work with Namibian farmers and conduct research on Namibian’s perceptions of carnivores.
Teaching: 
I teach Mammalogy at the University of Arizona. In addition, I collaboratively develop outreach and education programs for K-12 students focused on carnivores.
Research Topics: 
Conservation Biology
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Population and Community Ecology
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology and Management