Daniel G. Scognamillo, Ph.D.

Daniel G. Scognamillo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Research
Serving Since

Daniel is an Associate Professor for Research with the Feline Research Program at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.

Daniel is originally from Argentina where, after graduating from the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata with a BSc. in Biology, he conducted research on puma ecology and predation behavior in western Argentina. He continued his research on wildcats in the Iguazú National Park (Argentina) and Iguaçu National Park (Brazil) studying the ecology of ocelots, jaguars, and pumas.

Following his research in Argentina and Brazil, Daniel completed his MSc. at the University of Florida studying the coexistence of jaguars and pumas in the Venezuelan Llanos, and his Ph.D. at Louisiana State University developing harvest models for river otters.

After completing his postdoc at Mississippi State University in 2006, Daniel joined the Wildlife Faculty at the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, Texas). Daniel was recognized in 2021 as Educator of the Year by the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

With a research interest based on foraging theory as the main theoretical framework, Daniel brings to the CKWRI and to the missions of the Feline Research Program almost 30 years of research experience on wildcats.