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Colleen Svancara, B.S.
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Graduate Research Assistant
Phone: (520) 626-9868
E-mail: svancarc@email.arizona.edu

B.S. in conservation biology, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona.

Colleen Svancara is a graduate student at the University of Arizona's School of Natural Resources and the Environment and is approaching a master's degree in natural resources studies. 

Colleen was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona.  She obtained her bachelor's degree in May 2013 from the UA. Through her undergratudate work in the López-Hoffman lab on migratory bats and the ecosystem services they provide, she was asked to work on a project on jaguar conservation. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has contracted the help of the UA to assess the concerns of ranchers in southeastern Arizona about the critical habitat designation for jaguars, and how payments for ecosystem services (PES) could be a useful tool in encouraging conservation (project link). Colleen's work on the project includes interviewing ranchers, analyzing the results, designing informational materials, and assisting in organizing outreach workshops with ranchers and other stakeholders.


Svancara, C, R Wiederholt, and L López-Hoffman. In preparation. Risks to Mexican free-tailed bat caves in along the U.S.-Mexico Border. Intended for Bat Research News.

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