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Matt Williamson

B.Sc. Wildlife Biology (Minor: Fishery Biology, Certificate: Conservation Biology), Colorado State University

M.Sc. Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University


Matt joins CLLC as a Conservation Science Fellow integrating his dissertation research into our conservation science projects. As a Ph.D. student at the University of California, Davis, he is researching the effects of social and environmental change on human-wildlife interactions and wildlife connectivity. He is also interested in the role of scientific information in natural resource management decisions. Matt is currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and has been a Wilburforce Foundation Conservation Science Fellow and a Wilderness Society Gloria Barron Wilderness Scholar. Recently, Matt worked as a Program Director for the Grand Canyon Trust.  There he facilitated the development of collaborative research projects developing a management and conservation strategy for the 850,000 acre Kane and Two Mile Ranches on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. When he’s not working, Matt can usually be found hiking, snowboarding, brewing beer, or chasing his malamute, Blanca.