Katie McDaniel, Master of Science

Mountain lion movement ecology and genetics in South Texas
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Katie McDaniel is pursuing a Master of Science Degree in Range and Wildlife Management at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute within Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Advised by Dr. Lisanne Petracca and Dr. Michael Cherry, she is studying mountain lion movement ecology and genetics in South Texas. Katie completed her undergraduate degree in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University. During that time, she fell in love with hiking, camping, and field work. She has been privileged to work with bats, black bears, bobcats, Canada lynx, coyote, gray fox, marten, mountain lions, scorpions, and snowshoe hare. Her interests broadly include carnivore ecology, movement, effects of fragmentation, predator-prey dynamics, genetics, and wildlife disease.