Jennie is a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley and a Research Associate with Panthera. She has worked on large carnivores in Africa, Asia and North America since 2009. She specializes on big cats and focuses her technical expertise on applied research to inform lion, leopard and tiger management and conservation. Her work spans from studying competitive interactions between lions and other large carnivores to developing educational tools and science-informed guidelines that ensure compliance with sustainable regulations for lion trophy hunting. As a Postdoctoral Researcher at Panthera, she assisted in developing AgingTheAfricanLion.org, a tool for stakeholders to improve the management, conservation and sustainable harvest of African lions.
Jennie received her PhD from Yale University in 2015 and focused her doctoral research on the spatial patterns and human perceptions of tiger and leopard attacks on livestock in India. She continues to build on this work through advancing the science and application of spatial risk assessments for improving management and conservation decision-making in the mitigation of human-wildlife conflict. Jennie has received several awards for her efforts in wildlife conservation, including a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship and National Science Foundation Graduate Student Research Fellowship.
Miller JRB, Balme G, Lindsey PA, Loveridge AJ, Becker MS, Begg C, Brink H, Dolrenry S, Hunt JE, Jansson I, Macdonald DW, Mandisodza-Chikerema RL, Cotterill AO, Packer C, Rosengren D, Stratford K, Trinkel M, White PA, Winterbach C, Winterbach HEK, Funston PJ. (2016) Aging traits and sustainable trophy hunting of African lions. Biological Conservation 201:160-168. DOI:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.07.003