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Michel Kohl

Dr. Kohl is a PERC Lone Mountain Fellow as well as an associate professor of Wildlife Management and Wildlife Extension Specialist at the University of Georgia. Michel is originally from the Ft. Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation of northeastern Montana. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana and his Ph.D. in Ecology from Utah State University. His research focuses on spatial ecology, the fitness consequences of spatial behaviors, and the implications of those behaviors for the conservation and management of wildlife. He has worked on a diverse range of species across the western U.S. including bison, elk, wolves, cougars, and sage grouse. Since arriving at UGA, his research efforts have focused on white-tail deer, black bears, black vultures, and urban coyotes. He has published over 20 journal articles and book chapters focusing on topics ranging from game bird management and predator-prey relationships to large mammal conservation and diversity and inclusion efforts.