The Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) Social Ecology and Wildlife Research Lab (SEWRL) conducts research on the ecology, management, and conservation of mammalian carnivores focusing on the distribution and population dynamics of carnivores and assessing strategies used for population recovery.
Led by Dr. Joey Hinton Ph.D. and WCC research associate Sunny Murphy, the WCC's Social Ecology and Wildlife Research Lab focuses on the ecology, management, and conservation of mammalian carnivores. Within this context, SEWRL develops high-quality research at WCC by conducting research on four broad topics: 1) mechanisms that govern the distributions and population dynamics of carnivore species, 2) addressing ecological and evolutionary questions at large spatial and temporal scales, 3) assessing strategies used for population recovery, and 4) the taxonomy and evolution of canids in North America. Scientists at SEWRL will draw on their experiences in these disciplines and use existing research collaborations with partners to develop innovative ecological research. These topics have both theoretical and applied relevance and are well-suited for influencing conservation policies and engaging the public in advocacy.