Fort Collins, COUnited States
About Erica Goad
Erica received her Master’s from the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology and the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, CSU, advised by Liba Pejchar and Rick Knight. Erica studied the effects of rural, or “exurban” residential development on wildlife habitat use and movement patterns and creatively reported on the results in partnership with exurban landowners. She investigated mammalian presence along a housing density gradient in a mix of public and private lands in Northern Colorado using remotely-triggered cameras and track analysis. Erica presented the results of her study and engage the community through an art exhibit consisting of a collection of photographs taken by the wildlife cameras and short narratives by the landowners about living in rural areas and their encounters with wildlife.