Lisanne Petracca, Ph.D.

Research Scientist and Assistant Professor

Dr. Lisanne Petracca is the Principal Investigator of the Spatial and Population Ecology of Carnivores (SPEC) Lab at Texas A&M - Kingsville. Her research centers on novel quantitative approaches to estimate the spatial and population ecology of mammals, particularly large carnivores, and integrates elements of movement ecology, resource selection, interspecific competition, genetics, and human-wildlife interactions. Before coming to Texas A&M Kingsville, Dr. Petracca was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Washington and had a decade-long career with Panthera, the only non-profit in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of all 40 wild cat species. Dr. Petracca has degrees from Tufts University, Duke University, and the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. You can learn more about Dr. Petracca and her lab's research at this website.