Spotted Hyenas – An Indicator Species

David Green

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This project ended on:
1 April 2013
Although often maligned, spotted hyenas are the most abundant large carnivore in sub-Saharan Africa. Additionally, they can live in nearly every type of ecosystem and can even ingest anthrax without showing any symptoms. While they are currently doing well in the face of an increasing human population, other wildlife are not so fortunate.


Budget Overview

To fund a 6 month field season, I will need fuel for vehicles, supplies for glucorticoid assays, and airtime for collars.

Meet the Researcher


David first got interested in wildlife conservation and behavioral ecology while pursuing his undergraduate degree. During that time, he had the opportunity to work on a remote island in the Gulf of California studying California sea lions, and learned a great deal about the importance of behavior in conservation. This passion led me to the Mara in the spring of 2009, working with Dr. Holekamp as a Research Assistant. In 2010, David formally joined the lab as a PhD student.

Project Backers

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