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Taal Levi

Associate Professor
taal.levi [at]

Office: 541-737-4067

I combine empirical data, fieldwork, and quantitative methods to address applied problems. My focus is broad, extending from understanding how to assess the spatial extent and ecological consequences of wildlife overexploitation, to fisheries management, the ecology and conservation of predators, disease ecology and population dynamics in a changing climate. In each case, humans have altered ecological interactions with consequences for things that we care about, which is where management options need to be considered. Although my work is rooted in ecology and applied mathematics, I like to cross disciplinary boundaries to explore implications for human livelihoods and health. I currently work in Amazonia, Alaska and the deciduous forests of New York. Quantitative wildlife ecology and conservation, community ecology, disease ecology, tropical wildlife ecology.

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Affiliated with: 
Fisheries and Wildlife
I accept graduate students for the Fisheries and Wildlife Department
Courses Taught: 

Applied Community and Ecosystem Ecology​

Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability

Professional Accomplishments


2004, B.A. Physics and Integrative Biology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
2012, Ph.D. Environmental Studies, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA

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Coyotes can eat by scavenging cougars’ prey but it’s a risky proposition as coyotes often end up killed by cougars too, a new study of predator interactions by Oregon State University shows.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Does a bear leave scat in the woods? The answer is obvious but the effects on an ecosystem may not be.