Dr. Julie Young is the Field Station and Project Leader for the Predator Ecology & Behavioral Applications Project in Logan, UT. Her research focuses on behavior, ecology, and management of carnivores, utilizing wild and captive carnivore populations to understand and reduce human-wildlife conflict. She also has an appointment as Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University.
Carnivores, predation, behavior, population biology
Taxonomic Groups of Interest
Coyotes, black bears, wolves, mountain lions
Areas of Expertise
Intraguild interactions, behavioral ecology, nonlethal management tools
Guanaco study in Chile; African Wild Dog reintroduction biologist; sea lion behavioral and population ecology research in Baja, Mexico
Buuveibaatar, B., J. K. Young, J. Berger, A. E. Fine, B. Lkhagvasuren, P. Zahler, and T. K. Fuller. 2013. Factors affecting survival and cause-specific mortality of saiga calves in Mongolia. Journal of Mammalogy 94:127-136.
Schell, C.J., J.K. Young, E.V. Lonsdorf, and R.M. Santymire. 2013. Anthropogenic and physiologically induced stress responses in captive coyotes. Journal of Mammalogy 94(5): 1131-1140. doi: 10.1644/13-MAMM-A-001.1.
NWRC Research Project :Predator Research
Last Modified: December 12, 2013